Whether you have babies or older kids - your relationship with your partner can fall to the wayside as your delightful bundles of joy demand their needs get met first.
Meeting our own needs can become a distant memory, let alone the needs of your partner!
So, take our advice, if you can find a trusted family member or friend who can take your kids for even just one night - TAKE IT! And create the conditions around you so love and um... 'loving re-connection' can blossom again between you and your partner.
We understand you to need to escape, want affordable or serious luxury, but not be too far away in case the poop hits the fan and you have to dash back. So we had a really tough time researching your best local options for PARENTS ROMANTIC ACCOMMODATION AND NIGHTS AWAY!
One final tip - If you wonder how to call in the massive favour of looking after your kids overnight - send this article to a trusted friend and suggest
you do a 'child sleep over swap' so each couple can get a night away...
Here are our Parents Guide Illawarra top recommendations!
Hyams Beach Bed & Breakfast
Great for - Parents wanting to get away from it all - this accommodation is exclusively for adults! Winter in Hyams Beach is perfect for a romantic getaway, blue skies, sunny days and long beach walks. The apartment style accommodation is modern but with an old world charm – polished floorboards, French doors and plantation shutters.
Overnight packages start from: $230 per night (no breakfast option). During winter there is a special 10% discount on bookings made prior to July 31. This offer is valid till 30th September 2018. Minimum stay of 2 nights and each apartment sleeps a max of 2 adults.
Contact: 77 Cyrus St. Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay / 0409 496 401 / click here to visit
Wollongong Serviced Apartments
Great for - Parents wanting a high standard of accommodation in the heart of a vibrant Gong, with heaps of night out options for dinner, theatre, movies, culture or maybe some live music!
Overnight packages start from: $239 (phone and mention 'Parents Guide' to access the Romance Package with wine, choccie and rose petals included!)
Contact: 54 Kembla Street Wollongong, (02) 4254 4254 / click here to visit
Headlands Hotel Austinmer Beach - Winter Warmer Special!
Great for - Parents wanting a bit of R&R not too far from home - seeking the perfect romantic escape during winter with a touch of luxury that does not break the budget.
Winter Warmer Packages start from: *$230 per night (includes one night in a deluxe studio apartment, a bottle of red wine on arrival and breakfast for two adults at our brasserie, with hot breakfast options to help warm up your day). *Open for winter, from June 1st – Aug 31st 2018 only. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
Bannisters by the Sea/Bannisters Pavilion - One Night Stand Package
Great for: Leave the kids with the grandparents (or maybe you are the grandparent, leave the grandkids behind!) and escape with your loved
one for a cheeky night together at Bannisters in Mollymook. Our One Night Stand Package includes one night's accommodation at either Bannisters by
the Sea or Bannisters Pavilion, lavish continental breakfast, plus two glasses of mulled wine and a gourmet pizza.
One Night Stand Package starts from: $340 in an Ocean Deluxe room at Bannisters by the Sea or $260 at Bannisters Pavilion (we have two
beautiful boutique hotels in Mollymook just 800 metres from each other and this package is available at both of them). Rates based on twin share. Available
Sunday-Thursday from now until 31 August.
Contact: (02) 4455 3044 / click here to visit
We will continue to add to this list so don't forget to check out our Date Night Ideas and Romantic Nights Away directories on the Parents Guide Illawarra website under Parents Only - CLICK HERE!