Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When it comes to a family holiday, FUN is the number one priority!

This post is brought to you by Holiday Inn

Life as we know it is busy. Between two school-aged children, after school activities, working full-time, running a household, and all of our other commitments; we’re simply exhausted. Knowing that taking time off between now and Christmas is impossible and impractical; a weekend escape is the perfect remedy!

We are really blessed to live on the NSW South Coast...just 2-3 hours north, south or west, and it's completely different scenery; and that's the perfect travelling distance for us for a quick weekend away...particularly as being cooped up in the car for an extended period of time tends to drive the kids crazy (that's if they look up from the iPads). Hubby and I have been brainstorming our next short trip...

Me: "We could go to Young? They have the Cherry Festival coming up in December. I've always wanted to go cherry picking."
Hubs: "I don't think the kids would be overly interested in a place like Young."
"There's a fudge factory"
"I stand corrected."
The conversation continues...
"What about Boorowa?"
"There's nothing in Boorowa."
"I wonder if we missed the annual running of the sheep?"
"There's Wyangala Dam. We could go fishing."
Hubs: "I'm intrigued now. What other crazy parts of the State can we visit?"
"How about Canberra?"
"Seth just got back from Canberra."
"Yeah, but this time we can all go to Questacon, and the museum."
"True, plus there's the zoo. Seth slept through our last visit to Canberra Zoo."
"Well, he was only 7 months old."
Looking at google maps...
"Let's head to the Blue Mountains! We haven't been there for years. Actually, I don't think the kids have ever been."
"Yeah, we could take them on that scary train thing that goes down the side of the cliff."
"Jenolan Caves isn't that far from there either."
"Let's add it to the list."
"Well, wherever we end up going, it has to be fun! Maybe we should let the kids decide?"

So, that's what we're going to do. We're going to let the little kids choose where us big kids will take long as they factor in the following...
  1. There has to be fun and interesting stuff to do
  2. A nice hotel or cabin to stay in
  3. Loads of fresh air
  4. Access to good food
  5. The big kids get final say.
Speaking of big kids...Holiday Inn are on the search to find Australia’s Biggest Kid and are hosting a national competition – with a family holiday to Bali up for grabs!

WIN A Family Holiday to Bali!

The winner will receive a family holiday for up to two adults and three children to the Holiday Inn Baruna Resort in Bali including:
  • five nights’ accommodation
  • return flights
  • airport transfers
  • daily breakfast
  • 60 minute Balinese massage for the whole family
  • one romantic dinner for the parents
  • baby sitter for up to eight hours during the holiday and
  • AUD$1,000 spending money!
From today until Sunday 9th November 2014, big kids can head to to enter. If you think you might just be Australia's Biggest Kid, Holiday Inn we want to know you! Stevie Jacobs reckons he is Australia's Biggest Kid – Check out his video below to prove it.

What's your favourite thing to do on a family holiday?

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