28 JANUARY 2009

No wonder Hugh Jackman has such a faithful following. Not only did he get women swooning over the sexy physique he showed off in Australia's outdoor shower scene, but he regularly reminds us that he's a brilliant husband and dad, too.

And this week he was once again the devoted family man on a day out with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness and their daughter Ava Eliot.

It was a long way from herding cattle across an empty Outback, but screen drover Hugh threw himself into the plastic slide activity with equal enthusiasm as he showed his little three-year-old exactly how it's done.

Perhaps impressed by daddy's energetic display and glad to have him on hand to share play time, Ava – who has a big brother, Oscar – made sure Hugh stayed involved as she tried out the other facilities at the New York park.

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As Ava's mum makes sure she can see what dad's up to, Hugh clambers down a slide to show how it's done
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The little girl made sure she kept her daddy close as she explored the park