PotW – Avalon Park

Avalon, Lower Hutt

One of the best “destination” playgrounds we’ve found so far, Avalon Park is a winner.

The flying fox is big enough for adults to comfortably ride – and there are two of them for racing. There is a large water play area (so make sure you bring a change of clothes). On certain weekend days there is a miniature train that goes around the bike park – including a level crossing.

Bring your bikes and ride around the bike park, or use the playground as a launch pad to ride the Hutt River stop banks.

Toilets and parking are great, this playgrounds only downfall is a lack of shade on sunny days. When you visit, go find Colin, the massive t-rex sculpture.

If you came here as a kid yourself, be prepared for the sadness that is the old fort being gone (it was a serious hazard by the end), but also, you’ll be amazed at what they turned the area in to.

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