We kicked off March Break with a staycation at the Brookstreet Hotel! We wanted to do something fun with the kids, but going away wasn't an option - the kids are off school this week, but hubby still has to work. We decided that a short staycation was our best option.
We were booked in for the B Family Package. When we arrived on Saturday afternoon, we checked in at the desk in the lobby.
|the boys waiting while we checked in|
We made our way up to our suite and settled in, then headed back down to the main floor to check out the family activities and Zone 525.
|The kids were thrilled with that they received a gift!|
When he was finished colouring we spent some time in the games room playing games. Most of the arcade games require tokens however there are 2 video game systems that are free of charge, as well as a screen and theater style seating for watching movies.
|there is a token machine in the Zone 525 game room, or you|
can purchase tokens at guest services
|they were so thrilled to have cookies at bed!|
Mr. K was up just before 6, so I settled him with the colouring book and crayons in the living room area and went back to bed for half an hour.
We all headed down to the pool around 730, and stayed playing and swimming until 9am.
The kids pool is pretty neat - it's very shallow (like a wading pool) and has a small mountain type slide and a teeter totter.
|they enjoyed playing for a bit before heading into the regular pool|
|I LOVE swimming with my boys! A favourite activity of mine|
We headed back to our room to change, and then went and grabbed breakfast at the Cafe. Spent some more time in Zone 525 and then we checked out.
|They made popcorn last night and showed The Cat In The Hat|
I was surprised at how many families we saw while we were there. I have always thought of it as more of an upscale hotel, and not so much a family destination. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that was a misconception! It was really nice to just "be" with the kids. No laundry, no video games, no dinner to make or anything to distract us from family time. Perfect for a "staycation" or as a "vacation" as well.
It was definitely a great way to start off March Break 2015, and I am sure we will go back....maybe hubby and I will sneak away for a night alone and spend some couple time together. It would be nice to visit Options Jazz Lounge.
What are your March Break plans? If you live in the area, consider booking your own "staycation" for your family!
Thank you to the Brookstreet Hotel for putting us up for the night! It was a great "treat"; as always, opinions are honest and belong to Tales of Mommyhood and your opinion/experience may vary.
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