Run wild at Avalon Park in the adventure playground, jam packed with plenty to keep the imagination growing
There's loads of room to run around and heaps of adventurous play with The Helix and Red Spaceball climbing frames, the Super Mega Swing, climbing walls and the Amazon Tower slide, or race each other down the twin flying fox.
Avalon Parks large tree-lined fields make this a popular picnic spot. Bring sandwiches ready packed from home or fire up the free electric barbecues to grill some sausages.
Practice basic tricks at the nearby skatepark or bring the bike and join the kids from neighbourhoods close-by practicing their road rules at the mini-road cycle circuit.
Be sure to say hello to Colin the giant 12 metre long Tyrannosaurus Rex in the pond and on sunny summer days you can get up close on a pedal boat for hire.
What park would be complete without a mini-golf and miniature train? Not this one. The community minded good-sorts at the the Lower Hutt Lion's run the train and mini golf between 1pm to 4pm each Sunday and most days during the school holidays.
This playground has been built for the kids, but if you need to bring your dog please keep them on a leash and only where you see a yellow dog walking sign. We have plenty of other dog friendly places you can take the whole family in the Hutt.
Shh - don't tell Dad! There's a brewery nearby so he can duck away while the kids are playing to pick up a latte for Mum and a craft beer for himself.
- The 110 bus from Queensgate and Upper Hutt stops at the Taita Drive entrance
- The 150 bus from Petone station and Kelson stops at the Fairway Drive entrance
- You'll find dedicated parking along the access driveways from Taita Drive and Fairway Drive