Blue Mountains with young kids
Easy one night in the blue mountains with young kids and you don't even need to leave the resort.
The Fairmont; a family friendly resort situated in the lower Blue Mountains, 1.5 hours from Sydney.
We arrived on a Friday in July about 2pm. The kids were super excited and energetic after sleeping for an hour in the car. The hotel was buzzing with families of all sizes and ages. It was school holidays and their Christmas in July weekend celebrations.
It was at this time I realised that I had mistakenly booked for two weeks time.
Can you believe it? We were at the hotel reception, two kids all packed and ready to explore.
The hotel was nothing but accommodating, assuring me (or making me feel better) that this happens often and that we were lucky enough to have a room that would fit our little family.
Both kids were given a cute soft toy, and we all had a chuckle about what just happened.
We had to wait for our room to be ready (totally fine as I was two weeks early anyway), so we went exploring.
There is so much to do there, the kids could be entertained for days. Our kids gravitated towards the play gym, which was age appropriate, clean, safe and plenty of room for the adults to sit and relax.
The kids then took a ride on the resident train, $5 each for about a 10 minute ride around the property. Kids only, so we had a few minutes of adult time.
There are two games rooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, cinema, horse riding, merry go round, garden maze and they are also building an Ice rink too. Plus mums and dads had wine tasking, movies, spa treatments, golf and yoga.
We booked the hotel last minute so were were unable to get a booking in the hotel restaurant for dinner, so we walked across to the Golf Club. It was kid friendly, very relaxed and casual with typical RSL style food.
Gingerbread Cafe, Leura
After breakfast and another play in the ball pit it was time to leave and head home. We stopped for a quick brunch at the Gingerbread Cafe in Leura. Such a sweet surprise to find another very kid friendly place with a secure play area and kids menu too. We spent a good hour and a half here watching the kids run around and occasionally come back for a sip of hot chocolate.
If you are after a quick family getaway, give the Blue Mountains a go, you will be pleasantly surprised.