PoTW – Balclutha Bridge

Lanark Street, BalcluthaOur first stop here was entirely by accident, needing somewhere to pass some time before we could drive the last half hour to our accommodation in the Catlins. And it was a fantastic accident. The playground is generously sized, with a good range of play equipment. It is easy access for cars, withContinue reading “PoTW – Balclutha Bridge”

PoTW – Newtown Park, Wellington

Newtown Park (by the Zoo), Manchester StreetA small playground, tucked in between the zoo, the athletics track and the carpark, this one still packs a good punch. It captures great sunshine, particularly in the later afternoon, while also offering large trees for shade. It only has a couple of pieces of play equipment, but ifContinue reading “PoTW – Newtown Park, Wellington”

PoTW – Haruatai Park, Otaki

Mill Road, OtakiNestled just below the Otaki swimming pool is this hidden gem of a play area. A good sized grass area to run around on, a range of play equipment options (including a pump track), some good shade on a warm day, and public toilets right next to the playground. The giant swing isContinue reading “PoTW – Haruatai Park, Otaki”