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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  • There is so much amazing equipment in this park. A favourite for my grandson is the concrete boat. He loves to pretend to drive it, pushing buttons and climbing over the seats. He wanted to turn the w...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • A fantastic way to spend time with your entire whanau/family or taking your kids to play. Features include BBQ stations, public toilets, flying fox, skate park, water park (warmer months), a train ride (check running times) and a bunch of playground equipment for everyone to enjoy.
  • 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
  • Best park in NZ for kids ... Well looked after ... We go all the time .. the train is a real bonus
  • Fantastic to see a children's playgrounds that has stood the test of time and not been rebuilt.
  • Aa a child, i played here and it is a joy to take my family here. It is a kiwi classic. Giant dinosaur slide, volcanic concrete montains swing slides roundabouts and much more. I garrantee your kids will love this place. Train ride is available at a moderate cost but most other activities are free. Enjoy.
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