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You deserve a break!
Sick of hanging around the house arguing over whose turn it is to feed the dog and put the rubbish bins out? And by the way, why is there a wet towel in the pantry? Seriously?!
Trust us, you definitely deserve a break. We all do.
So why not head away with Oaks Hotels for a few days these school holidays?
Unfortunately, you can’t leave the kids home alone (although I have visions of Kevin McCallister and think the kids would totally love that!) but no. Don’t tempt me.
You can leave the dirty dishes and the bins behind though, oh and make sure you outsource that pet minding so you can shake off a few of those endless responsibilities and really kick back and enjoy yourself.
Visit one of the many Oaks properties with your family and the kids will be entertained with so many options to keep them out of your sight, you will forget you even have them.
Depending on where you visit there is a range of activities like a pool, spa, bike hire, jumping pillow, Waterpark and even golf.
And the best part, someone else can clean up after the kids for a change and pack away their mess.
Although, if you’re a total glutton for punishment, Oaks do offer fully self-contained accommodation so you can still cook and do laundry if you really must.
Or if you can escape without the kids for a few days (Hi, Gran!) that would be even better.
Imagine hanging out by the swim-up bar all day after enjoying a massage and just dreaming of your previous life, before all those responsibilities like a job, kids and pets.
Take me there right now!
Where are Oaks Hotels You Ask?
So, are you intrigued? Go on. You know you want to.
There are more than 60 properties to choose from in Australia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, India and Qatar. Although let’s stick local for now and look at destinations like Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Cairns and Port Douglas in Queensland; Sydney, The Entrance, Port Stephens, the Hunter Valley and Kingscliff in NSW; Darwin in the Northern Territory, Adelaide and Glenelg in South Australia and Broome in Western Australia.
Best of all, the Oaks SureStay promise gives you peace of mind, knowing you can book now, pay later and cancel free of charge up to 24 hours before check-in. That is quite handy to know.
OAKS SUNSHINE COAST OASIS RESORT
Located in Caloundra, Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort is the ideal accommodation choice for families.
With lush tropical grounds, the Oasis waterpark, a resort-style pool, putt-putt golf course, sandpit, climbing frame and giant jumping pillow, there’s a wide range of activities for kids of all ages close to the beach and the bustling hub of Caloundra.
It offers two-and three-bedroom self-contained villas with a kitchen and laundry and an on-site restaurant with a kids’ menu. Bike hire is also available.
OAKS PORT DOUGLAS RESORT
A relaxing oasis surrounded by lush gardens, a five-minute drive from iconic Four Mile Beach, families can make themselves at home in a self-contained two- bedroom apartment at Oaks Port Douglas Resort. Laze by the lagoon-style pool or hang out at the swim-up bar, relax with a massage in the onsite spa, or dine at one of the resort’s restaurants.
OAKS HERVEY BAY RESORT AND SPA
Right on Hervey Bay’s Esplanade, Oaks Hervey Bay Resort and Spa is just a stone’s throw away from family-friendly beaches, laidback coastal eateries, bars, boutiques, tours and attractions. One, two, and three-bedroom suites offer spacious lounge and dining areas, fully-equipped kitchens, separate laundries and private balconies or patios. The resort also has a pool, day spa and restaurant.
Stroll along the Gold Coast’s spectacular surf beaches, shop ‘till you drop at Pacific Fair or visit one of the nearby theme parks with a stay at Oaks Gold Coast Hotel. Only steps from Cavill Ave, you can either walk or take a tram, which stops at the doorstep.
With a pool and stylish hotel rooms, spacious studios or one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes, it’s the perfect choice for your Gold Coast getaway.
OAKS PORT STEPHENS PACIFIC BLUE RESORT
Taking its position among the best Port Stephens resorts in the coastal holiday haven of Salamander Bay, around 2.5 hours’ drive north of Sydney, Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort offers a warm and welcoming choice for holidaymakers seeking affordable, self-contained convenience and an impressive selection of leisure facilities, including a large wrap around pool and jacuzzi. It has two- and three-bedroom self-contained apartments with a kitchen and laundry.
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Tips for holidaying with kids
I think the best tip we can offer would be to leave the kids at home with the pets, but if that is not remotely possible then try these ideas instead. 😂
- Kid-friendly – Make sure you book kid friendly accommodation. You don’t want some Karen who really hates kids ruining your well-deserved break.
- Fun stuff! Make sure there are lots of fun activities for the kids to do so mum can sit and enjoy a relaxing wine* by the pool while the kids are playing. *totally fully supervised of course!
- Food – Pack LOTS of snacks and water for the kids and wine for mum – you don’t always want to be stopping at the shop or looking for the local bottleo.
- Don’t forget the sunscreen and hats – no one wants a holiday mishap. Karen will be watching closely, with her disdainful eye. Always watching.
- Chill! And remember screen time is OK for some downtime. Let’s be honest here, mamma’s going to need it too.