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Don't let the kids stop the romance
Explore the beautiful coastline this Valentine's Day
St Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year, and just because you've got the kids in tow, doesn't mean romance is off the table. After all, it's romance that got the kids here in the first place! So ditch the babysitter and make a day of it!
1. Lunch somewhere special. Pilu at Akuna Bay has water views in the National Park, plus food from the team from two hatted Pilu at Freshwater. Their sharing feast on Sundays is designed to be a family affair. Indulge in a leisurely lunch, perfect for your Valentine entourage. Book now while places are still available.
2. Picnic in a stunning location. Sydney has a myriad of parklands on the water, all with stunning views or beaches to laze on. Pack a picnic and pass the time outdoors in this beautiful city of ours. West Head Beach, Bundeena or Fagan Park are perfect for those with little ones. Woolwich Docklands or getting a boat to Ettalong for something different.
3. Take the whole family on a Hot Air Balloon ride. Red Balloon has plenty of options available, and some are currently discounted! Put a tick on the whole families bucket list.
4. Make a weekend of it.
Have a weekend away, and hope the kids let you sleep in Sunday morning! For ultimate romance, head to the luxury of The Rift in Bowral, or plan an easy beach weekend in the Treehouse in Culburra. The MGallery Fairmont Resort has lots of activities to keep the kids occupied, and the bonus of an indoor and outdoor pool means you can tire them out swimming, regardless of the weather.
5. Go to High Tea in a luxury hotel. The kids will love the tiered settings and you can sip a glass of champagne while they gobble down cakes.
7. Have some fun.
Hit Wet'n'Wild, iFly or Luna Park. There's something special about sharing the adrenaline inducing experiences. You'll find yourself sharing laughter and talking excitedly as you wait in the lines.
8. Get out of town.
Go exploring for the day, somewhere none of you have visited before. Share the moment of discovery. Grand Pacific Drive, small towns like Minmi or Maitland, or the picturesque Berry are easy and fun daytrips. There's plenty to choose from less than 2 hours away, so why not see what's out there?