November 12, 2009

Playgrounds of New Zealand

Nelson, South Island

Picton, South Island



Wellington, North Island

The spinning seat video - in action.
video

An elaboration on our trip to New Zealand lives on Ciao Bambino. I'm linking this post up with Photo Friday at Delicious Baby - go give them a whirl!

12 comments:

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Yet another reason New Zealand should remain near the top of our travel list! The more we travel with kids the more we appreciate the value of a good playground...makes such a difference if there are good play spaces for kids, plus it is a great way to meet local families. Nice to see such variety in the parks, too. Japan also has fabulous playgrounds.

maria said...

wow, that looks like fun and the variety of play areas is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Amy @ The Q Family said...

Wow! What a great playground there! We have always dreaming of going to New Zealand. One more reason to make that dream becomes a reality soon. :)

Travel With Kids said...

Planning a trip to NZ soon. Have been there before but not since we had kids so this post (and your piece over on Ciao Bambino) have been really useful. Thanks.

Cate said...

I know these playgrounds I've played on them -- while the kids were away.
This is a good theme for a blog post.
Was one of these playgrounds in the town of Picton?

Lorraine said...

Yes Cate - Picton is where we picked up the ferry to Wellington on the North Island. The playground was just perfect to spend the afternoon before boarding. There was a nostalgic quality to it as well.

Sharlene said...

I am dying to visit new Zealand! Looks like they have some great playgrounds which are always crucial for little ones.

Victoria said...

Ooh, we are going to New Zealand next year, so I'm sure we'll be trying some of these out! They look really cool.

Our local playground in London has exactly the same spinning thing, it's the most popular thing in the whole playground, always has a queue!

amida said...

It never would have crossed my mind to visit a playground in New Zealand. I'd probably be too caught up with seeing NEW ZEALAND, hitting all the tourist spots and educational stops. But this is a good reminder to just take a break during vacation and let kids do what they do best -- play!

Marian K. Villatoro said...

Play grounds are alwasy a lot of fun, Proof of it is that video. great post :)

Glennia said...

Love that spinny video, though it made me dizzy just watching her!

Carolina said...

I'm still chuckling about the spinny video. I wouldn't have made it three spins around.