Thursday, August 1, 2013
5 Reasons to Love a Family All-Inclusive Weekend at Fern Resort
Busy schedules, sports games on the weekend and crazy work routines means that our family has to get creative each summer to find a little time to get away. We love to find vacation spots close to home, so that we don't waste time in the car (the kids always say they like to drive as long as it takes to watch one DVD)! We've tried renting a cottage (way too much work) and visiting Muskoka, Niagara and even Blue Mountain for a summer weekend away, but we really lucked out this summer with Fern Resort!
Our family just returned from a weekend getaway at Fern Resort and we can't believe all that we did with only two days away and an hour from home! What a perfect all-inclusive way to celebrate the summer and spend some much needed family time.
1. Fern is All-Inclusive:
When you are looking to budget your summer vacation, think all-inclusive, just as you would on an island getaway! Booking hotel rooms on a discounted site might save you money on the accommodations, but just add in all meals, activities for the whole family and entertainment and it can really get out of control! Never having to open your wallet is a great feeling when you're away. Fern Resort provides all the essentials to create a busy and active family adventure; meals, accommodations, child care, entertainment, shows, water sports, adventure sports, golf, sporting equipment, mini golf, bike, child care (did we mention that already?) and more!
2. Try Something New:
Always wanted to try golf? Fern will let you borrow some clubs so you can hit their 5 hole course! You can play each day with no added green fees! Haven't played tennis since you were a teenager? No problem, grab a racquet from the sports club and hit the court! Take out a cool quad bike through the trails, fish from morning to night, run around on top of the lake in the Zorb bubble, try a zipline, hit the mini golf course or try a kayak or peddleboat with the kids- all included with your stay at Fern. Came to relax (I hear ya), sit by one of the 3 pools and watch the kids splash around while certified life guards keep watch. My boys LOVED the diving board competitions while I loved the lounge chairs! Something for everyone!
3. Meals for Everyone:
What an awesome break for mom when you go to Fern! Kids can be independent at the kid's buffet and choose exactly what they want to eat! No arguments at meal time! Four course a la carte meals (no buffets for grown ups!) every day. Have an allergy, or dietary restriction? Fern is so accommodating when it comes to allergy, gluten-free or low fat diets. Craving their peanut butter or apple pie? My husband and the boys found out that they might even keep some in the back for special requests!
4. Kids Feel like Grown Ups:
With the kids programs for toddlers to teens, all the littlest visitors will have something to do! Visit the play village while mom and dad lounge by the pool or have a romantic dinner, try the ropes courses with your buddies or even play a family round of mini golf- the kids will love feeling independent as they follow their own schedule! Fern has thought of everything!
5. Incredible Entertainment for the Whole Family:
Each night, Fern has a special guest or show; Magicians, Hypnotists, Staff Bands, Lip Sync contests, dance parties, animal shows and more. The best part is that guest (including the kids) get to participate and get on stage! Whether you sit on your chair with a drink and some popcorn or brave it up on stage, you will be sure to laugh and be amazed each night! If shows are your thing, just head over to Mary Lou's for some billiards, nightly Bingo (with prizes), ping pong or video games. Our boys felt like they were in a pub and loved every second!
It's not to late to make your own family memories! There are still weekends left in the summer, so check Fern Resort's website for special offers to get away this summer and enjoy an incredible family vacation close to home!