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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  • Give the kids a fun time, chill out the parents, and a choice for the grandparents. Different activities to climb and play and run; make up a fantasy and enjoy the outdoors in a park / river setting.  more »
  • What a great find. So much fun. We could have spent hours and hours there. Great place for big and little kids. Would go back to Whanganui just to come to this park.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Some of the equipment needs a spruce up. Kids love it still. Needs more picnic tables and bins. But again...the kids don't care do they? Favourite for them
  • This is by far one of the best free children's Park in the North island and there is something here for everyone, from go-carts for the big kids (adults) to the shutterbugs for the not so big kids, there is even a exercise work-out area for all those fitness fan's. A must see when visiting Whanganui.
  • Amazing playground. Our kids 2 & 4 just lived it. We loved the retro charm and originality. Great facilities too.
  • Beautiful park. Great for all ages with a real community atmosphere. Free cooking facilities, parking. Amazing.
  • Liked it a lot. It's a nice little quaint park right along the Whanganui River. FYI: no freedom camping allowed 😀

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