This is the very newly opened Margaret Mahy Playground – named after the New Zealand children’s book author Margaret Mahy.
The playground is the largest in the southern hemisphere and had a budget of 20 million dollars. Today was a perfect day for a visit – a balmy and sunny 22 degrees. There were lots of families having picnics by the Avon River and some very excited children. We were very impressed with the highly interactive (and educational) attractions.
I think Christchurch families are extremely fortunate to have such a wonderful new attraction. No doubt it will help to revive this part of Christchurch as well (it’s just a short walk to New Regent Street).