Kowhai Park, Whanganui

4.6
#1 of 9 in Fun & Games in Manawatu-Wanganui Region
Let the kids run wild at Kowhai Park, an all-action children's play park. Crammed full of activities and equipment, from slides and swings to an ice-skating rink and mini-railway, the park will keep children enthused and busy for hours. Adults can relax in the barbecue and green areas, while teens may appreciate the skate and bike areas. The park's innovative and magical design featuring themes from famous children's stories and films create an atmosphere of adventure and fun that captivates all ages. To visit Kowhai Park on your trip to Whanganui, use our Whanganui holiday planner.
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  • Even my teenage daughter had fun in this incredibly well designed park! It's a shame that we didn't have enough time for the children to get wet in the sprinklers and that the coffee shop was closed (...  more »
  • It's truly amazing what this free park offers for kids, especially since it all had to be rebuilt after the big flood. Lots of nursery rhyme themed structures to play on, a splash center, and even a t...  more »
  • I didn’t expect to see such a beautiful playground. It has lovely designs and heaps of BBQs, the best of which are inside a pumpkin-shaped shelter. It was summertime, so hydrangeas and agapanthuses we...  more »
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  • A nice large park area beside the river with lots of mature trees, and a good old fashioned Kiwi playground that is themed to nursery rhymes. It has dinosaur, whale, big boot, fort slides, space rockets, seesaws, swings, water play, a large wooden fort, flying fox, fireman's pole a mountain with caves through it. It also has a train track including a station and a set of toilets.
  • Still a great place for kids after 50 years ! Even in the rain my granddaughter had a marvellous time. Took her father there 30 yrs ago; she did not believe me.
  • There is so much at this park for families to enjoy. In the warm weather barbeques are good way for families to catch up with each other for a meal. I really like the new swings as well.
  • Great place for kids. $2.50 per ride on the model railway. Water play for the young ones. Good flying fox as well.
  • This Park has great Concrete Play Equipment . Set amongst large trees. Said to be the only concrete playground in New Zealand. Ironic for an area of land that started out as a Vegetable garden during WW1

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