We’ve curated the best of the West in this awesome circuit, to bust the Saturday boredom with a mini adventure around West Auckland.
1ST STOP: PARRS PARK
Where? Oratia Dr, Glen Eden, Auckland
If your little thrill seeker is ready for their next adventure this weekend, this destination is a must-go. The renowned Parrs Park offers a contemporary playground experience with its caterpillar seesaws, rocking bumble bees, mighty swings, slides and towers (yes, there will be binoculars at the top for some stunning views!). While there will definitely be adrenaline pumping, expect some brain-stimulating action too. The playground’s unique sand play and water flow experimentation area is perfect for any curious kid. Packing sun hats, sunscreen, snacks and a supply of water is recommended – you’ll surely be there for hours!
2ND STOP: PLAYGROUND AND CAFE
Where? 8-14 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson, Auckland
After a few hours of activity, expect demanding grumbling tummies. Luckily, you hardly need to travel if you’re looking for a combination of memorable food (we’re talking seriously delicious) and an insane one-of-a-kind urban playground. This playground is every child’s dream – you’ll find kids of all ages playing on a handmade crochet play net rocket ship, a dragon’s castle and pirates’ cove. So while you’re over at the pump tracks, don’t forget to pop into this foodie-and-play duo at The Grounds, tucked away in Whoa! Studios at Henderson Valley.
3RD STOP: INDOOR POOLS
Where? 20 Alderman Dr, Henderson, Auckland
For most kids, there’s nothing more fun than spending time in water. Ending the day with a splash is no hassle with this circuit – a mere 3-minute drive awaits a classic family-favourite pool for Westies. For your last stop, go for some swimzies and relaxation (yes, there is a spa too!) at Westwave Pool and Leisure Centre.
PICTURE AT TOP (BOTTOM RIGHT): playgrounds.co.nz
By Jianne Takeda
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