Zoo playground officially OPENS!


calendar iconPosted 12 April 2022

We had a fantastic time yesterday celebrating the opening of the new playground and hosting Mayor Paula Southgate, councillors, special guests and the group of local children who won the opportunity to be the first to give the playground a whirl.

We couldn't wait for the fences to come down, to bless the area and then to sit back and watch the children go wild. And 'go wild' they did! Not just the kids, but the BIG KIDS too had a fantastic time trying everything out. A firm favourite was the sensory dome, the first of its kind in NZ, that includes different ways for children of all sizes and abilities to play that promotes physical, social and cognitive development and stimulates all of the senses.
The playground is open to Zoo visitors just in time for the busy Easter weekend and school holidays. We have so much fun planned, it's the perfect time to head in and check out all the new developments, new habitats and new cafe Everyday Eatery.

For our Easter/school holiday event schedule - CLICK HERE