Every kid loves a good playground and Auckland Central has a creative array of swings, pirate ships, splash pads and circular slides popping up all the time. Take your pick of these 11 glorious playgrounds and go exploring.
Where: 1621 Great North Rd, Waterview, Auckland 1026
There are loads of things to keep the kids entertained at Waterview playground, including water play activities, slides, swings, climbing frames, sand and mini diggers. As well as a basketball court, skate park, and BMX track, there are picnic tables and shady gazebos to sit around for you mums and dads too.
Where: 72 Greys Ave, Auckland, 1010
A fun playground in the heart of Auckland City, Myers Park can provide a load of fun. There's a climbing frame, bird and sculptures to climb on as well as an awesome basket swing.
Where: Mt Albert War Memorial Hall New North Rd, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025
The main attraction at this awesome playground is, you guessed it, the giant four-level rocket that kids can climb up. But there's not only a rocket, there's also a junior castle, climbing unit and swings to keep kids entertained.
Blockhouse Bay Playground
Where: Endeavour Street, Blockhouse Bay
Round up your aspiring pirates and head to Blockhouse Bay Playground where they can play out all their pirate dreams in a pirate themed playground right by the beach!
Where: Puriri Dr, Epsom (Once Tree Hill)
Cornwall Park is accessible for every child as they have a liberty swing for children in wheelchairs. The park also has a flying fox, roctopus swing, rope climbing structure and an amazing small train track with a push along train. This is one park that everyone should visit.
Where: 7/5 Howe St, Freemans Bay
There are big slides, swings, trampolines, flying foxes and tree houses to play on at Western Park in Freemans Bay. One to check out if you haven't been before.
Where: 20/22 Roberta Ave, Glendowie
Roberta Reserve in Glendowie is a newer park with a swing basket, swings, a fort and eagle's next. Great fun!
Western Springs Playground
Where: 859 Great North Rd, Western Springs, Auckland
There's ducks and swans to feed in Western Springs, but did you know there is also a playground? There's slides and swings to play on or take the bikes and scooters and head on an adventure around the park.
Where: 530 Point Chevalier Road, Point Chevalier
There's plenty of fun to be had at Coyle Park in Point Chev, there's a web like climbing structure, flying fox, little train and swings, and all of this right next to the beach!
Daldy Street Playground
Where: Daldy Street, Wynyard Quarter
Right in the heart of Auckland City, this futuristic-looking playground allows children of all ages to play comfortably in the busy urban space. Two large towers stand with slides and climbing equipment surrounding them, perfect for the children to play on after the family grabs a bite to eat at one of the local nearby cafes. Not only is this playground fun, but it’s safe too! Fitted out with a safety barrier and fall-protection wire mesh around the play tank, children can explore with no worries of falling.
Where: 73 Balmoral Rd, Mount Eden, Auckland
Potters park is different from any other playground! Bring along your towel and togs and enjoy Auckland's first public splashpad. There is not only an amazing playground to let the children burn off some steam, but a large splashpad flat site that they can enjoy on a hot summer's day. The splashpad has no standing stored water, therefore it is safe for children all ages. This modern playground has an electrifying atmosphere, filled with children laughing and playing together. Come along with a picnic and make this a family day out that the children will be talking about for weeks.