In collaboration with Reflections Holiday Parks
You know those times when life gets so ridiculous all you can dream of is a holiday to unplug and get back to nature and the simple things? But then you realise you’ve got kids, and it’s not that easy to just pack up and go to any old hotel or camping spot. Let me introduce you to a great place to stay we recently discovered – Reflections Holiday Parks Lennox Head.
This little gem of a holiday park was part of North Coast Holiday Parks but they have since rebranded to Reflections Holiday Parks and boy does this spot tick all of the boxes, particularly promoting the importance of unplugging and getting back to nature.
There’s no planning needed when you visit this place, just pack up the kids, pack some clothes and do the rest when you get down to your Lennox Head cabin.
Let me take you on a tour and I’ll show you what I mean.
Lennox Head Accommodation – The Deluxe Villa
At Reflections Holiday Parks Lennox Head we stayed in a Deluxe Villa that sleeps four. It was more than just a square box with a few beds, this cabin was impressive Lennox Head holiday accommodation, particularly for a family on a budget. The cabin had two bedrooms with an adjoining bathroom and was very clean and modern. The bathroom was a good size to accommodate a family, but if you have little ones, it only has a shower. Complimentary toiletries like soap, shampoo and conditioner made a nice touch.
The villa had everything we needed including all linen, ironing board, iron, pots and pans, utensils, cutlery, crockery, toaster and kettle. I was somewhat nervous though; I had to let Master E use the crockery because they didn’t have any plastic cups, plates and cups for kids so I’d recommend bringing your own along.
The villa had a couple of comfy couches, a dining table and an outdoor setting where we sat to play board games and enjoy the view of Lake Ainsworth, just over the road.
Much to my husband’s delight, the lounge room television had Foxtel, and there was a small television in the main bedroom. Although it went against my idea of an ‘unplugged’ holiday and getting back to nature, I guess there’s always one in the family! A few light bulbs had blown in the villa but it was the least of our worries, we had a teething toddler to contend with!
Good to know: High chairs and cots can be hired from reception. There is a separate laundry building adjacent to the deluxe cabins.
If you couldn’t be bothered packing food for the trip (we didn’t), there’s an IGA store on Ballina Street where you can pick up your groceries. Reception at the holiday park also stocks some basic convenience items. If you’ve had to throw dirty clothes in your bag because, you know, you’re a busy parent and you haven’t gotten around to the washing, there’s a laundry at the holiday park.
Things to do with kids
Here are just a few things kids can do at Reflections Holiday Parks Lennox Head:
- Building sand castles at the beach
- Swimming at the beach
- Swimming in Lake Ainsworth
- Paddleboarding on Lake Ainsworth
- Bike riding
- Ball games on the large grassed area beside the lake (opposite cabin)
- Board games (on loan from the reception for free)
In addition to Lake Ainsworth being right next to the holiday park, the beach was only a five-minute walk from our cabin. It was so lovely to be able to enjoy both the serenity and stillness of the lake and the crashing sound of the ocean waves.
Reflections Holiday Parks Lennox Head is right beside Lake Ainsworth and is one of our favourite things about this holiday destination; it’s a great swimming alternative for younger children. We probably spent more time at Lake Ainsworth than Lennox beach because it was calm, the water was warmer, and Master E found it easier to stand up swim.
Don’t be put off by Lake Ainsworth’s colour though. Although it may look like you’re about to take a dip in Coca-Cola, it’s a tea-tree stained lake and is said to have therapeutic properties. The lake is surrounded by beautiful shady trees which provide numerous spots to sit and relax. Right over from the villa, is a little beach on the lake with lovely shady trees, I could have sat there all day watching the kids paddle.
The great thing about the Reflections Holiday Park at Lennox Head is that it is close to everything, the lake, the beach, cafes, restaurants and convenience stores.
Everything is within walking distance but if you have young kids, car parking is easy too. At first, I tried looking for a car park in the main street but quickly learnt that it’s much easier to park behind the main buildings, just follow the blue parking signs.
Although our teething toddler and her moods restricted where we could go without irritating other diners, we were able to enjoy Quattro where the boys enjoyed woodfired pizza and me, a gorgeous seafood risotto. The staff there were fabulous, and the kids were kept entertained with colouring books and pencils.
The Surf Club also has a little hole in the wall style café perfect to get your morning espresso and sit and watch the waves roll in.
As we walked through town, it was evident that Lennox has quite a bustling food scene, you’ll not be lost for choice when it comes to dining out.
Would I take my family to Reflections Holiday Parks Lennox Heads again? Hell yes! I’ve been dreaming of it as I write this review. Master E has even asked me, “Mummy, when are we going back there?” As a mum to two kids under 6, it is the absolute perfect spot. But it’s not just about keeping the kids happy, it’s about the adults too, and this place offers the perfect balance.
Find your next family holiday location at Reflections Holiday Parks website.
A snippet of our stay at Reflections Holiday Parks Lennox Head
About Reflections Holiday Parks
Reflections Holiday Park Lennox Head is just one of 37 Reflections Holiday Parks along the north coast of New South Wales in iconic locations that absorb the absolute beauty of the nature that surrounds them. It’s because the parks are located on crown lands that you can nature with the animal life, the birds, whales, beaches, lagoons, fishing, surfing, bushwalks and more.
One of the best things about staying at a Reflections Holiday Park is not only nature and serenity but the fact that they give back to communities by investing back into their parks and surrounding Crown land public recreation reserves. It makes me so glad that when my kids have their families (and I’m very old), Reflections Holiday Parks Lennox Head will still be around.
**24 out of the 37 Reflections Holiday Parks are dog-friendly!
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