Thursday, 21 July 2016

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN: Our Sydney weekender!

I'm one mother that absolutely loves school holidays. Why? Because my favourite 5 year old baby sitter returns to help me out with the 2 that are stuck to me 24/7. Haha yes my princess P is a superstar and I really do miss her throughout the week when she is at school and I believe that our Mr 3 misses her even more. So when school holidays hit we went into a little hibernation for the first week and just enjoyed hanging out at home, resting after a huge school term. Once the Daddy of the house returned home from 5 weeks away for work we ventured up to the city for a weekend getaway at the Novotel Sydney Olympic park. It was amazing! We stayed in the executive spa suite which looked over ANZ stadium and the rest of the city. With a HUGE spa and the most amazing buffet breakfast, there were definitely no complaints, we felt like royalty.



Friday night saw us walk 5 minutes across the road to see the one and only Disney on Ice; WOW! The amazing costumes, beautiful princess stories and incredible ice skating, we were in awe. The kids were mesmerised, P couldn't get enough of the singing and dancing and Sunny just starred in amazement, we all really enjoyed the show. Elsa from Frozen was definitely the favourite and Belle from beauty and the beast really brought back memories from my childhood, I loved that movie as a little girl.

At Disney On Ice

Elsa - Frozen


We had a lovely sleep in on Saturday morning and then ventured down to the delicious buffet breakfast served at the Novotel. The kids faces were priceless when we told them they could eat as much as they wanted. They definitely ate their fare share and didn't ask for any snacks until lunch time! The Novotel had fun games for the kids to play at breakfast like straw building and activity sheets so we could really enjoy a nice coffee and not need to rush out of there with crazy children like usual as they were very content and entertained.


Recently growing from a family of 4 to 5, we were on the hunt for a bigger car. Ughhhhh car shopping sounds great but is really not that fun, so time consuming and so confusing! But with a lot of patience and determination, we found something we loved at the auctions and grabbed it. Serious achievement for us procrastinators! hah.

We caught up with old friends on Saturday afternoon and then Saturday night we spent in our divine hotel room. The kids loved being "on holidays" and we loved escaping home for a couple of nights too.

Sunday morning was slow and lovely; big breakfast once again. Really, how good is buffet breakfast???
We enjoyed hanging in the hotel and then ventured out to explore olympic park. I hadn't really thought much of staying at Olympic park before but it is such a cool place and I'm so glad we did. So many great things to do and check out with great places to eat and have a drink.


Quality time with family is important and that’s why one of the major benefits of a family stay at Novotel is the 5pm late check out on Sundays. We loved that!

The Novotel Hotel and Resort network across Australia offers family packages for weekends away, organising plenty of entertainment for the children (with family passes to some amazing local attractions) and opportunities to unwind for the parents while creating new family memories.

The staff at the Novotel Olympic park for amazing, they were so wonderful and helpful. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly and will definitely be back again soon. Highly recommend.

If you would like to check out what the Novotel Olympic Park has to offer go to: http://www.novotelsydneyolympicpark.com.au/
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