This playground was epic back in the 80’s and council have just recently upgraded it to the tune of $3.7million. So it’s now a large, sprawling, friendly monster that attracts into a den of good times.
North Island ▷ Wellington Region ▷ Hutt Valley
Excellent playground on par with the Margaret Mahy playground in Christchurch. Thoughtfully designed with water play, sand play, toddler area (with shade cloths), and two flying foxes (side by side) and older kids' climbing areas and sea saws and 'musical' area, and a big wok swing. Kids enjoyed running around in the late afternoon and didn't want to leave. Aside from the playground, there's also a mini golf, paddle boats, and model train within the park. Awesome park - will revisit again for when the miniature trains are running!
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We visited on the first sunny day after opening and it was so busy we didn’t get to have a decent go, but the kids are fired up for a return visit. I’ve since heard fantastic feedback from locals telling me it's by far the best playground in the bottom of the North Island. So I've given this a score of 10 based on this local feedback and will re-visit to quantify :)