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“pirate ship”(12 reviews)
“octopus”(9 reviews)
“all ages”(18 reviews)
Whanganui, New Zealand
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All reviews pirate ship octopus all ages humpty dumpty play equipment water area kids playground merry go round safe place nostalgic visit old school great place for kids awesome place story book grew up bbq facilities plenty of space
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit place for families. Lots to do in a safe environment with great views of the river

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HKinsey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fun day playing in the park. We rode on the train that started at 1pm and explored the pirate ship and castle. A great place for a family outing and picnic.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JackieB3067
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was dreamt up in the 1950's and construction took place in the 1960's, and over the years new attractions have been added.. It consists of various 'lands' such as Marine land, with whale , a brontosaurus slide, sea serpent swings, turtles and an octopus....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Clive R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every town needs a cool playground like this. Lots of things for kids to do and appeals to a wide range of ages. Also cool to see a water play area and a train to add some extra fun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LauraE2770
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Moving to Whanganui, my first trip out with my grandkids was to this playground. They couldn't understand how I could have played here when I was their age. I love the way everything is looked after and kept as it was 50 years ago. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SLRobinsonNZ
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

I read about the playground before I decided to drive all the way to this park for my kid. When we arrived at the park, there was really no wow factor, so I was wondering what's all that comment about the "best kids playground in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

I'm now in my 60s and played here when I was kid, and my children loved the place as well. Its a very safe place for kids to play and its quite crowded on weekends. A place where nostalgic generational memories are made.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wazzap54
Reviewed 25 October 2018

The playground facilities at Kowhai Park were built and maintained by service groups who love the town. Well maintained, lets the kids take risks. Ideal for building resilience.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank michaelhawkins2018
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I dont reckon there is a child alive who wouldnt love this park as there is so much to see and do there

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judith B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

What a great little, well, quite large, playground park for the kids. So old school plus a bit of modern with the water area, not operational at the time being autumn, as well. But super nostalgic for me, I remember crawling through the concrete tunnels...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pauline B
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