A couple of weeks ago we drove into Sydney (all of 45 mins) for a family weekend stay-cation as guests of the Cambridge Hotel. It was Father’s Day too which made it extra special to be away together for the whole weekend.
We often go into the city for the day, but this was the first time we’ve stayed over and the kids were beyond excited!! The Cambridge Hotel were the perfect hosts too and couldn’t have been more accommodating. I did worry that the whirlwind of chaos my three swept though the hotel might raise a few eyebrows, but we just got smiles (phew!). I was actually very proud of the kids for being so well behaved.
On both nights there was lots of giggling, jumping on the beds and sneaky “9pm” chocolate snacks. We even had room service on Sunday morning which was a real treat for the kids. There is NO WAY I’d let them eat rice bubbles and hot chocolate in bed at home!!
The weather was pretty rubbish so we spent our Saturday hanging out at the Powerhouse Museum doing science experiments, which even Mr D and I enjoyed! By the afternoon the kids were desperate to just get back to hotel so they could use the pool. I’m not sure the couple trying to have a romantic cuddle in the spa appreciated Master J’s dive bomb though!! That evening had dinner at the Baccomatto Osteria restaurant in the hotel and their no fuss approach shone through. The food was amazing and the service even better. Our lovely waitress not only convinced Master J to try some extra extra spicy sausage but she also managed to get the chef to make plain (boring) tomato pasta for the girls! The wine was fabulous too.
The sun came out for Dad on Sunday and we hit Darling Harbour for some more fun. Ice-creams, wombats, giant cuddly kangaroo’s, ninja turtles in 3D and and getting soaked in a fountain all made for an absolutely awesome weekend.
Here’s a little video we made to sum up it all up. Can you guess what made Miss L so cranky?? Oh and I apologise if you can’t get the song out of your head now – it’s annoyingly catchy!!
*(Music credit: Live Louder by Nathaniel)
So where should out next weekend away be?? Any suggestions??