Let’s face it, parenting can be exhausting. There are some days where we really feel like we could do with a break, so it’s relieving when you finally get the chance to jet off, even if it’s just for the weekend. Though you’re bound to miss the little ones, there’s no denying you could do with some much needed down-time. Check out our list of essentials for a weekend away from the children:
No doubt you’ll want to plan your weekend, so you make the most of your well-deserved break! If you’re globe-trotting to another destination, then take a look at where’s best to visit, the best landmarks and the tastiest restaurants. It’s good to have at least a rough idea of what you’d like to get out of each day, as you won’t be there for long. However, for those enjoying a staycation or spa weekend break, you’re probably looking forward to a more relaxing time. Think about plenty of walks with a scenic view and idyllic bars and restaurants you’d like to visit.
Wherever you’re visiting, whether it’s a Spa resort or luxury city hotel, you’re bound to be able to enjoy the facilities. Remember to pack some essential swimwear pieces, such as your favourite swimsuit, swim shorts and kimono cover up. Even if you don’t plan on going swimming, it’s worth packing at least one swimming costume just in case you change your mind!
The reason you’re taking a weekend break away from the children is to relax, so make sure you do just that! Exploring the local bars and restaurants is always a good idea, but for the times you are back in your hotel room, you’ll want to make the stay as comfortable as possible. So, make sure you pack your women’s loungewear for the ultimate chilled-out nights, as well as mens loungewear for bedtime.
Yes, you’re enjoying a weekend away from the kids, but will you want to talk to them daily? Yes! So, pack a couple of chargers and travel adaptors to ensure you can stay connected with the family. Best to pick a hotel room that comes with free Wi-Fi to save on extra data costs. Also, leave any emergency numbers with whomever is taking care of the kids, including hotel number and your insurance policy details in case of any accidents or emergencies.
You’re just about ready for that amazing weekend getaway from the children. Have fun, make memories, and most importantly – remember this is a well-earned break, so no guilt involved. Lastly, and arguable the most important essential, leave enough room in your suitcase for all the children’s presents on your return!