Parents’ Escapes From Sydney: Weekends Away without the Kids

Weekends away from Sydney with the family are wonderful, but so are weekends away without the kids. I cannot tell a lie, I love child-free escapes.

I have to admit that I have only had this pleasure rarely, but an upcoming trip to the Blue Mountains got me thinking about all the beautiful places one can go to leave behind domestic life. Also how joyful and refreshing these short expeditions can be. 

The main list below has lots of hotels, some are pretty expensive. But let’s start with ideas that cost less.

Stay with friends or family

Beg a spare room and go to visit friends and family. Let them know that you are there to have adult time and offer to help them with the house and family on a different visit. Tell them that, yes, you ARE using their home as a hotel then go out and do exactly what you fancy.

Go camping

This is not something we have done a lot of, but there are heaps of great places to visit with your tent. Check out this post for ideas on where to go:

Best Camping Spots In and Around Sydney

Camping Guide to NSW: best books 

Holiday Park Cabins

Yes, they will be full of families, but there are some gorgeous holiday parks around where you can stay in cabins pretty economically. Here are some ideas:

Best Holiday Parks NSW

Ocean Beach Holiday Park at Umina


Hotels For Parents’ Escapes

I hope that you find something here that will work for you.

Every parent and carer deserves a regular break… easy to say but hard to do.  I find that just planning a trip is uplifting and it’s great to have something to look forward to. So we can all plan our weekends away for later on this year or even next year and enjoy the anticipation as much as the escape itself.

Have you had a wonderful parents’ escape somewhere?

Can you share any gems in the comments?

Happy planning!

Here’s a view from Sublime Point in the Blue Mountains, very close to the Fairmont Resort, just to get you inspired.

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