Family Vacay To The Bay

School holidays are fast approaching (yikes!) and no doubt the dreaded daily questions/complaints will come right alongside…“What are we doing today mum?”, “How much further?”, “I’m bored”.

Luckily we have an idea that we think will keep them smiling (at least for a few days!) and it’s something mum and dad will enjoy, too.

We know that going away can be a bit of a struggle. There’s so much to think about… Flights, transfers, accommodation (and it all adds up very quickly).  Not to mention coordinating schedules, getting time off work and all that jazz. While that may all seem just a bit too hard, what about a local vacay? It significantly reduces cost and takes much of the stress out of travel. And trust us, when you arrive at Watsons Bay, you won’t feel like you’re in the city… Think Hamptons meets Sydney Harbour.

There’s so much to do for the little ones, as well as the adults. You’ll have more than enough to keep you busy whether you stay a night or two, or a week! You’ve got Watsons Beach right out front, Camp Cove and Parsley Bay just around the corner, countless scenic walks and sites to visit, as well as our beautiful neighbouring suburbs, Vaucluse and Rosebay, that have everything from tennis camps, day care centres, a host of parks and playgrounds to day spas and fine dining.

There are lots of perks to coming in the school holidays, too. We’ve got an array of fun activities hosted right here. We’re talking a mobile Taronga Zoo, interactive magic shows, character workshops, mini chef cooking classes and lots more! The activities mostly take place around mid-morning which means you have a few hours off duty to enjoy a peaceful swim, walk or an extra hour or two of sleep!

More perks? Kid’s meals are $5 every day of the holidays at our Beach Club from 11am – 3pm (excluding Anzac Day). They can choose from pasta, pizza, fish and chips (all their favorites really) so you’ll see smiles all round. That means you can relax, enjoy a quiet glass of wine and a seaside feast overlooking the beautiful view of Watsons Beach and Sydney harbour.

Your room rate also includes a continental Australian style buffet breakfast so you and the little ones can eat until your heart’s content! You’ll be in for a true foodie experience when you come to the bay.

If we can offer one last piece of insider info, we’d suggest staying with us for the first weekend of the school holidays. Why you ask? Our annual autumn Shakespeare By The Bay is back and will still be running on the weekend of April 20th-22nd across the road from us in Robertson Park! If you think your kids may be a bit too young to appreciate it, maybe it’s a night to organise a babysitter so you can head on over for a date night. We can even have a takeaway picnic prepared for you… Delicious food, a live show and harbour views, tick, tick, tick!

The lineup of fun activities for kids coupled with the serenity of Watsons Bay and surrounds means there truly is something for everyone. Not to mention the possibility of being back in the city in 15 minutes if need be. Talk about a fuss-free, fun-filled vacay!