Best playgrounds in Christchurch

Check out the top playgrounds in Christchurch, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Margaret Mahy Playground
1. Margaret Mahy Playground
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50 local reviews
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Marise
The brand new family playground is an exciting part of the Christchurch city rebuild. It is an exciting…
Sue
Named after a celebrated NZ author, this playground was built after the earthquake. It features a range of…
Rowan
Our toddler calls this the “monkey monkey” playground. Named after one of NZ’s most inspiring children’s…
1. Margaret Mahy Playground
1. Margaret Mahy Playground
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50 local reviews
Marise
Marise
The brand new family playground is an exciting part of the Christchurch city rebuild. It is an exciting addtion to Christchurch CBD with…
Sue
Sue
Named after a celebrated NZ author, this playground was built after the earthquake. It features a range of novel and interesting equipment,…
Rowan
Rowan
Our toddler calls this the “monkey monkey” playground. Named after one of NZ’s most inspiring children’s authors this playground is…
2. Victoria Park
2. Victoria Park
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27 local reviews
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Margaret
High on the top of Cashmere Hills, 10 minutes from our house. On a clear day you will get a fantastic view of…
Nan
Always a great place to go for a wander. Good walking tracks to the Summit Road, to the Sign of the Kiwi cafe…
Shelley
Victoria Park has a children's playground, opportunities for walking, cross-country and downhill mountain bike…
2. Victoria Park
2. Victoria Park
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27 local reviews
Margaret
Margaret
High on the top of Cashmere Hills, 10 minutes from our house. On a clear day you will get a fantastic view of Christchurch City and beyond…
Nan
Nan
Always a great place to go for a wander. Good walking tracks to the Summit Road, to the Sign of the Kiwi cafe or beyond. Good children's…
Shelley
Shelley
Victoria Park has a children's playground, opportunities for walking, cross-country and downhill mountain bike adventures and a designated…
3. Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
3. Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
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23 local reviews
Rolleston Ave, Christchurch Central
Closed · Opens Friday 9:00 AM
+64 3-941 7590
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Stewart
The Botanic Gardens are a lush green oasis in the heart of Christchurch, the perfect place for a romantic…
Karen
One of the reasons why Christchurch is known as the "Garden City". Free and often has concerts on the lawns on…
Kathy
Beautiful gardens set in Hagley Park. Well worth seeing at anytime of year. Great playground for the kids too.
3. Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
3. Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
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23 local reviews
Rolleston Ave, Christchurch Central
Closed · Opens Friday 9:00 AM
+64 3-941 7590
Stewart
Stewart
The Botanic Gardens are a lush green oasis in the heart of Christchurch, the perfect place for a romantic picnic amongst the trees. There is…
Karen
Karen
One of the reasons why Christchurch is known as the "Garden City". Free and often has concerts on the lawns on summer Sundays. Many exotic…
Kathy
Kathy
Beautiful gardens set in Hagley Park. Well worth seeing at anytime of year. Great playground for the kids too.
4. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
4. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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63 local reviews
Rolleston Ave, Christchurch City Centre
Closed · Opens Friday 7:00 AM
+64 3-941 8999
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Zeenie & Sarah
Beautiful place to stroll, walk or picnic. Playgrounds, swimming pool, cafes and sculptures are scattered…
Sue
Lovely to walk around, lots of different trees and plants, children's playground and pool, river to sit by and…
Shane
Another community pool and playground. There is a cafe and some lovely walking paths to explore.
4. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
4. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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63 local reviews
Rolleston Ave, Christchurch City Centre
Closed · Opens Friday 7:00 AM
+64 3-941 8999
Zeenie & Sarah
Zeenie & Sarah
Beautiful place to stroll, walk or picnic. Playgrounds, swimming pool, cafes and sculptures are scattered around. Very peaceful and…
Sue
Sue
Lovely to walk around, lots of different trees and plants, children's playground and pool, river to sit by and watch the ducks and the fish…
Shane
Shane
Another community pool and playground. There is a cafe and some lovely walking paths to explore.
5. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
5. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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50 local reviews
Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch
Closed · Opens Friday 7:00 AM
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Isabelle
Lovely Gardens. Children playground and outdoor pool. There is also a nice cafe in the gardens.
Lesley
Walks, ponds, cafes, playground in the Botanical Gardens.
5. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
5. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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50 local reviews
Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch
Closed · Opens Friday 7:00 AM
Isabelle
Isabelle
Lovely Gardens. Children playground and outdoor pool. There is also a nice cafe in the gardens.
Lesley
Lesley
Walks, ponds, cafes, playground in the Botanical Gardens.
6. Woodham Park
6. Woodham Park
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2 local reviews
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Suzie
Lovely park hidden away in Linwood with beautiful established trees and places for picnics. Also has an area…
Liz
Big trees, peaceful and sheltered, great playground for small children. Great place to take your iconic kiwi…
6. Woodham Park
6. Woodham Park
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2 local reviews
Suzie
Suzie
Lovely park hidden away in Linwood with beautiful established trees and places for picnics. Also has an area with a playground and paddling…
Liz
Liz
Big trees, peaceful and sheltered, great playground for small children. Great place to take your iconic kiwi fishnchips from across the…
7. Victoria Park Playground
7. Victoria Park Playground
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4 local reviews
Victoria Park Playground, Cashmere
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Robyn
The best views of the city can be had from here. The playground is good for all ages of children, and there…
Maree
Great walks, playground, picnic spot. Awesome views
7. Victoria Park Playground
7. Victoria Park Playground
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4 local reviews
Victoria Park Playground, Cashmere
Robyn
Robyn
The best views of the city can be had from here. The playground is good for all ages of children, and there are many bush walks.
Maree
Maree
Great walks, playground, picnic spot. Awesome views
8. Orton Bradley Park
8. Orton Bradley Park
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12 local reviews
Orton Bradley Park, Charteris Bay
Closed · Opens Friday 8:00 AM
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Nicole
The park offers lovely picnic areas, a playground and walks including the famous rhododendron garde, MTB and…
Heidi
The park offers lovely picnic areas, a playground and walks including the famous rhododendron garden, MTB and…
8. Orton Bradley Park
8. Orton Bradley Park
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12 local reviews
Orton Bradley Park, Charteris Bay
Closed · Opens Friday 8:00 AM
Nicole
Nicole
The park offers lovely picnic areas, a playground and walks including the famous rhododendron garde, MTB and BMX bike tracks.
Heidi
Heidi
The park offers lovely picnic areas, a playground and walks including the famous rhododendron garden, MTB and BMX tracks