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7 Enticing Ideas for a Parents Weekend Away

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As we come closer and closer to the middle of the year, a common theme amongst many is the drop in energy and motivation, parents in particular.  How many times so far this year have you said to your partner, “I need a holiday”? Perhaps that’s a sign that it’s time for a parents weekend away, a truly relaxing break where you don’t have to look after anyone but yourself.

But, if you’re having a tough time convincing yourself that you need a parents weekend away or if you simply have the guilts, take it from the psychologists. Psychologists have said that short breaks make people happier than having one long holiday! Happy mum, happy kids or happy wife, happy life, right?

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So now it’s time to start imagining and planning your next parents weekend away.  Here’s some inspiration for you:

Parents weekend away ideas

Spa Resort

After always tending to everyone else’s needs, it’s time for you to think about yourself and a spa resort is the perfect place to do it. At a spa resort, you can relax and enjoy being pampered as well as enjoying the serenity of the surrounds.

Bed and Breakfast

Bed and breakfasts are a perfect option if you enjoy a home away from home. Best of all, when it comes to breakfast and dinner times, you don’t have to cook and can enjoy being waited on by the Bed and Breakfast hosts. Whether you love the mountains or the seaside, you can find Bed and Breakfasts almost anywhere.

Country Cabin

If you’re keen on getting back to nature, this is a perfect way. Just imagine sitting on the front verandah with your cup of coffee, looking over the rolling mountains. Or snuggling up in front of the fire with a glass of wine and a good book.

Short cruise

There are plenty of short cruise options available these days where you jump on board a cruise ship which will take you out to sea for a couple of days and bring you back again. Although there’s no destination, you can still enjoy all the creature comforts and entertainment of a cruise ship.


If you really love getting back to nature and don’t mind having the stars overhead instead of a roof, why not go camping. There’s so much to enjoy on a camping trip with your partner like fishing, hiking and toasting marshmallows on the open fire.  If a tiny tent is a little too ‘rough’ for you, there are plenty of ‘glamping’ establishments around Australia or you could try staying in a cabin.

Casino Night

Looking for a bit more fun than relaxation? Why not check yourself into a casino, get dressed up and hit the tables! Casinos are great for entertainment, shopping and usually have an extensive list of places to eat, great if you love food!


Okay, so you’re not keen on packing up your bags and paying to stay somewhere. Why not send your kids off to a friends or relatives place for the night and have a night in with your partner drinking gorgeous Bordeaux wine and eating delicious milk chocolate from an Australian Gourmet Gifts hamper while watching your favourite movies. Bliss!

Whichever parents weekend away you decide on, don’t forget to indulge just a little, enjoy thinking of only yourself for once and most importantly, enjoy each others company while you don’t have little people hanging off you!


Theo Ananiadis is the Owner and Founder of Australian Gourmet Gifts, a luxury gift hamper company that began in 2009 with the focus of offering high quality and affordable gourmet gift baskets online with fast delivery.

Eva Lewis