What place can you take the family that's fun for everyone, has lovely views, and is within walking distance to shops and cafes?
Pelican Park in Hastings of course!
This place offers a variety of things to do with your kids, including a skate park, a large playground with slides, swings, hideouts, monkey bars and more.
There's a swimming pool with a cosy warm spa and mini toddler slide and a jetty, where you can fish or take a stroll along and enjoy the wonderful views.
There are walking tracks along the gardens and a nice cafe to stop and get something to eat.
If you are wanting a low budget school holiday or weekend outing with kids of all ages, a day at Pelican Park would be your best option.
Bring your scooter and test your hand at the ramps and jumps, have a play on the playground, take a dip in the pool if it's a hot today, walk along the pier and see all the wonderful boats, take a stroll down Main Street and see all the little quirky shops.
This place doesn't just have to be enjoyed by the young kids, adults alike can catch up here at the cafe, go for a swim or spa session, go boating and fishing or simply take a walk with the dog around the paths.
I would recommend this place to families who like to get outdoors and enjoy places that cost little money.
Any active child would appreciate this play space and my siblings have enjoyed it since they were very young,