Print a copy of the Passport to Play Palmy booklet and become an explorer in your hometown. It's free, fun, and will entertain the whole family.
Our passports are your guide to some of our favourite places near the river and in our local parks.
We live in a stunning area of the world with lots of adventures just on our doorstep. Passport to Play Palmy is your invitation to get outside and have fun in some of Palmy's best spots.
Become an explorer in your home town. You'll need a passport, pencil, and playful attitude!
Choose from one of three passport editions below. We've placed brightly coloured posts in some of our favourite places along each route. Find all 10 and 'stamp' your passport.
The Passport to Play booklets are crammed full of other ideas for things to do at each place as well.
Be sure to share your adventure with us! Take a snap and use the hashtags #palmyproud and #playpalmy.
Print off a passport and follow the easy instructions to make your own. You can collect stamps on the one-page passport if you don't want to print out the whole booklet. There are Te Reo Māori versions, too.
Look out for the purple posts to make these stamps. You'll find them located in 10 public spaces around Palmy with a multicultural connection. Hint: They're listed in the passport.
Passport to Play printable A4 booklet [multicultural edition](PDF, 2MB)
One-page passport [multicultural edition](PDF, 504KB)
Look out for the bright green posts to make these stamps. You'll find them located in 10 of our favourite spots along the Manawatū River.
Passport to Play printable A4 booklet(PDF, 2MB)
One-page passport(PDF, 1MB)
Passport to Play printable A4 booklet [te reo](PDF, 3MB)
One-page passport [te reo](PDF, 1MB)
Look out for the bright orange posts to make these stamps. You'll find them located in 10 of our favourite Palmy parks.
Passport to Play printable A4 booklet(PDF, 3MB)
One-page passport(PDF, 492KB)
The passport is aimed at encouraging locals to get outdoors, to love where you live, and have fun. However there are some serious reasons behind it.
Getting outside is good for everyone's mental health and activity levels. Unstructured, outdoor play is also important for children's development and could have positive environmental benefits in future.
By getting our children outdoors, they have fun, take risks and exercise without even noticing it. Additionally, the hope is that they develop a sense of adventure and a love of nature and exploring. The next generation has significant environmental issues to address. If they grow up feeling connected to nature, they may just have the passion and drive to tackle these problems successfully.