Swinging in the breeze

A DigitalNZ Story by Zokoroa

Capturing the timeless joy of swinging on a variety of swings in backyards and playgrounds around NZ - children, teens, adults and animals!

swings, recreation, playgrounds, playing, playtime, leisure, exercise, families, children, outdoors

Enjoying freedom of swinging in the breeze:

Image: Children swinging
Children swinging

NZEI Te Riu Roa (New Zealand Educational Institute)

Image: Girl on a swing
Girl on a swing

mychillybin

Image: Swinging
Swinging

NZEI Te Riu Roa (New Zealand Educational Institute)

Image: Girls Up High 4
Girls Up High 4

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Common Squirrel Monkey
Common Squirrel Monkey

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

Image: Pohutukawa trees at beachfront playground
Pohutukawa trees at beachfront playground

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Fully loaded swinging chair
Fully loaded swinging chair

Christchurch City Libraries

From times gone by:

Image: Morere or swing.

1840

Morere or swing.

University of Otago

Image: [Young girl on swing]

1885-1888

[Young girl on swing]

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira

Image: Four children by a swing

ca 1900

Four children by a swing

Wairarapa Archive

Image: Priest, Child

1960

Priest, Child

Puke Ariki

Image: Making his own fun, Otara, 1967.

1967

Making his own fun, Otara, 1967.

Auckland Libraries

Image: Swinging on a tyre, Otara, 1969.

1969

Swinging on a tyre, Otara, 1969.

Auckland Libraries

Memorable swinging spots around NZ

Image: Octopus swings, Kōwhai Park
Octopus swings, Kōwhai Park

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Paihia, Bay of Islands
Paihia, Bay of Islands

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Family picnic at Elstree Kindergarten
Family picnic at Elstree Kindergarten

Rotorua Museum of Art & History Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa

Image: Tree swing, Titirangi Beach, Auckland
Tree swing, Titirangi Beach, Auckland

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: lyall bay swing wellington nz 1985
lyall bay swing wellington nz 1985

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Swings. Hunterville mobile kindergarten
Swings. Hunterville mobile kindergarten

NZEI Te Riu Roa (New Zealand Educational Institute)

Healthy exercise:

Image: Swings
Swings

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Captured on video:

Image: [SEACLIFF SCHOOL, OTAGO 1950]
[SEACLIFF SCHOOL, OTAGO 1950]

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision