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Splash into some local paddling pools

Part of the fun of being a kid in summer is splashing in and around the water and just having a ball. Christchurch is lucky enough to have some council run free splash pools for little ones to get in and enjoy themselves. Pack a picnic, grab the family and head down to your local. A couple of note are:

Botanic Gardens 

This is one of the largest paddling pools in the city. With a good sized main pool and another for the real littlies this is always a good option for a warm Christchurch day. Show me how to get here.

New Brighton  

Watch this space! The new improved New Brighton playground and pools are due to be finished just in time for Christmas. Complete with the iconic whale and located just off the beach, this will be a great option when the wind is a little bit gusty right on the foreshore – especially for an adventurous toddler! Show me how to get here.

Abberley Park 

In the heart of St Albans, this park houses more than a super fun pool for your kids. It has a children’s playground, mature trees (some dating back to the 1860’s) and a scented garden that all add to a wider appreciation of this suburban haven. Show me how to get here.

Other council run paddling pools:

Note: Children need to be supervised at all times as there are no lifeguards.

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