Top 5 Weekend Getaways your Toddler Will Love
It’s a new and exciting world for both you and your little one. There is a world to explore and countless new things to experience. Travelling and short weekend getaways can be a great way to spend quality time together and create long-lasting memories. However, figuring out where to go and what time is best for you and your toddler can be challenging.
We’ve made a list of the Top 5 weekend getaways your toddler will love.
1. To the Beach
A trip to the beach can be a big step for your toddler. The chances are good that they will find the ocean, sand and everything else extremely fascinating. Taking a weekend trip to the beach is also an excellent way for mum and dad to unwind. Pack all the essentials: diaper bags, plenty of sunscreen, umbrellas, towels, snacks and drinks. Being fully prepared is key to going anywhere with your toddler. Find a spot on the beach where you can set up for the day and relax.
2. A Trip to the Zoo
Your toddler might already be familiar with the sounds and shapes of different animals. They may even recognise a few from flipping through their favourite bedtime storybooks. Give them a real-life and close encounter with wild animals, making the storybooks come to life. A trip to the zoo is the equivalent of a toddler’s wonderland. This can also be a new learning experience for your young one, encouraging them to interact with the world around them.
3. Snow Fun
Hot drinks, stunning views and plenty of snow fun. What an opportunity to expose your little one to mountains and winter sports. While mum and dad can enjoy the slopes, there’s a super fun crèche for children 2 years and older. Alternatively, your toddler can also enjoy the gently sloped areas for exploring and having fun with the snow. All-time family favourites are building a snowman together or making snow angels.
4. Farm Stays
Make your nursery rhymes about Old MacDonald’s farm come to life. If you’re looking for something outdoors, but aren’t too excited for the rugged style of camping, farm stays can be a great alternative for you and your family. Calmsley Hill offers overnight or 2-night stays with meal packages to make it all the more convenient. Your family will get the full farm-life experience with up-close animal encounters, early morning egg-collecting and the beautiful serenity of peaceful farmlands, with more than enough space for your toddler to run around.
5. Sea World Resort and Waterpark, Gold Coast, QLD
The Sea World marine-themed resort in Sydney is any child’s dream. The park offers a large variety of activities with the added bonus of a Kids’ Club with specially designed SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer activities. They also offer a kid’s movie theatre, regularly screening children’s movies. As if that isn’t enough fun, the resort also offers access to Sea World Waterpark and overnight accommodation, allowing you to experience an underwater world and water fun!
Find a place that suits your family best and caters for everyone, ensuring a fun and memorable getaway. Start the adventure even before you leave, involving your toddler in the decision making and packing process. Going away with your young one is bound to be an adventure no matter where you go.