Oh, I have a lot to be grateful for today. I’m driving down to lovely Jervis Bay to spend a long weekend with a friend and our two sets of five year old twins.
And there couldn’t be a better place to holiday with young children.
Joining Maxabella Grateful linky today, much gratefulness to the universe and especially to my Intn’l Man of Mystery whose mysterious and international ways mean this little slice of heaven is a second home for us. Lucky, lucky.
The main beach at Vincentia is excellent for kids. There are often small waves just rolling in slowly, ideal for learner boogie boarders. You can see Plantation Point stretching out behind. Gorgeous on a sunny day, winter or summer.
The Spiderweb Playground is the name we’ve given to the playground at White Sands Park Huskisson and you can see why. There are swings and bbqs here too and lots of grassy space to play games and run around. There are toilets in the park, there’s a cafe on the corner and an ice cream shop nearby, Sharknet Beach is just down the path: I ask you, what more do you need in life?
Lickety Lick is an old-fashioned sweet shop on the main street in Huskisson, a regular expedition to there sees children enjoying all sorts of lollies… and the parents participate too, just to be friendly.
If you’re heading to Jervis Bay for your holidays, it’s well worth putting off movie visits until you get there. The local cinema is this gorgeous historic building in the centre of Huski. Ticket prices are so much more reasonable than in the city. All tickets cost $9 before 6pm and $10 after. Bargain! And small kids’ popcorn for $2.50, medium popcorn and drink cost just $7. Love that.
This is one of the best places in Huskisson for families with young children, it’s Moona Moona Creek, seen here at high tide. It’s a wide, shallow creek, paradise for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, safe and beautiful. Older kids love rumbling in the sand dunes and my teenager likes to join the locals leaping from the bridge. More photos here.
I’m not saying for a minute that a holiday with kids is relaxing!
But it’s often fun, and so beautiful down at Jervis Bay.