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Whether you want to go inside, outside, or even upside down, the Hutt Valley has plenty of ways to fill your days with fun and adventure.
If you like swimming or even just a good old splash around, head to one the Hutt Valley’s swimming pools. Just one of four indoor facilities, H2O Xtream will definitely float the kids’ boat with its wave pool, river float and hydroslides.
Open Nov – April, summer pools in Eastbourne, Petone and Wainuiomata are all great places to spend a lazy day in the sunshine.
Avalon Park is our famously fabulous fun hub with all sorts of awesome, all-ages playground equipment as well as tennis courts, mini putt, a skate park and pretty picnic areas.
Head north for family fun at Harcourt Park. It has a children's splash pool, two adventure playgrounds, a junior cycling track, picnic areas and loads of room to wear out little legs.
Have animals eating out of your hand at Staglands Wildlife Reserve and Café, a unique interactive wildlife park for all ages in the Akatarawa Valley. With no barriers between you and the animals, see native and introduced species in their natural habitat. The Kunekune pigs are a highlight! Pack a picnic or relax at the café after your walk.