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Christchurch New Brighton Beachside Playground attractions

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Find an imaginative playground located near a beach, an interesting pier and cafes is a recipe in family heaven for Christchurch visitors. New Brighton beachside playground is family fun with plenty of opportunities to explore outdoors wetlands and walks or simply check out the New Brighton seaside Saturday market.

New Brighton’s playground @Christchurch City Council

New Brighton Beachside Playground Christchurch top attractions

  • Wooden pirate ship to clamber over and in with plenty of kids safe nooks and corners to explore
  • Water themed spouting fountains to dart in and out of
  • Jump aboard the large waka (canoe) and imagine yourself navigating the Pacific Ocean
  • Join generations of kids and take a selfie of the iconic New Brighton brightly coloured whale



The New Brighton Beachside Playground has a mixture of wet and dry play areas and novel play equipment including a large rope climbing frame,water cannons and musical toys. The splash pad play is wheelchair accessible. Located in a prime beach location near the New Brighton Public Library and New Brighton salt-water hot pools the suburb offers plenty of family fun. Staying awhile in Christchurch then one of New Zealand’s premier playgrounds Margaret Mahy is popped onto the kids bucket list.


The 600 kilogram whale in the new splash pad play area is a clone of the original, which was too considered too fragile to move to its new location.

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Punting on the Avon River Christchurch, NZ
Punting on the Avon River Christchurch, NZ


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