Inner-city play

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Kids! Have your say on inner-city play

We’re asking inner-city children and their caregivers about their play experiences in the city. This information will help us understand trends, barriers and attitudes towards play, and overall contribute to a more child-friendly city. We’re exploring the factors around time, space and permission which affect a child’s right to play, every day.

What do we mean by play? Play is the thing kids do for fun, in their free time (and usually free from adult direction or rules).


Take the survey and tell us what you think

We’ve created a quick survey that is only five questions and takes less than five minutes. The survey is for tamariki (children) and whanau (families) living and playing in inner-city Wellington. Submissions close 5pm, 29 January 2023.

Click here to have your say about play!


More information

Wellington City Council's 2017 Play Spaces Policy strategically encourages opportunities for incidental play throughout the city, including programming and promotion of the importance of playful spaces for children. As well as Council's formal play space investment, we also aim to enhance the inner city to be more child-friendly by increasing opportunities for visitors and residents to play. For more information on this, please see our Play Spaces Policy and Strategy for Children and Young People

Te Upoko O Te Ika a Maui Regional Power of Play Report (2022) is a new report specific to our region. We are inspired by this report to continue to put tamariki at the centre of play decision-making, planning and design. To read the report, visit our pārekareka page

This survey is part of a larger piece of work which aims to understand the opportunities to create a more playful city through the voices of tamariki.

For any other questions or queries about play in our city, email peta.mcmillan@wcc.govt.nz

Kids! Have your say on inner-city play

We’re asking inner-city children and their caregivers about their play experiences in the city. This information will help us understand trends, barriers and attitudes towards play, and overall contribute to a more child-friendly city. We’re exploring the factors around time, space and permission which affect a child’s right to play, every day.

What do we mean by play? Play is the thing kids do for fun, in their free time (and usually free from adult direction or rules).


Take the survey and tell us what you think

We’ve created a quick survey that is only five questions and takes less than five minutes. The survey is for tamariki (children) and whanau (families) living and playing in inner-city Wellington. Submissions close 5pm, 29 January 2023.

Click here to have your say about play!


More information

Wellington City Council's 2017 Play Spaces Policy strategically encourages opportunities for incidental play throughout the city, including programming and promotion of the importance of playful spaces for children. As well as Council's formal play space investment, we also aim to enhance the inner city to be more child-friendly by increasing opportunities for visitors and residents to play. For more information on this, please see our Play Spaces Policy and Strategy for Children and Young People

Te Upoko O Te Ika a Maui Regional Power of Play Report (2022) is a new report specific to our region. We are inspired by this report to continue to put tamariki at the centre of play decision-making, planning and design. To read the report, visit our pārekareka page

This survey is part of a larger piece of work which aims to understand the opportunities to create a more playful city through the voices of tamariki.

For any other questions or queries about play in our city, email peta.mcmillan@wcc.govt.nz