Speaking to one of my friends from mom group a while back, she had took 3 kids to the Dells by herself for a few days. Just to get away and have some fun. She said it was the most amazing thing! To just be able to enjoy them and not worry about anything else but enjoying the moment. And it is so true. As much as I’d like to spend all day every day enjoying my kiddos, at home there are other responsibilities waiting to be done. That’s why I think it’s so important to get away as a family!
It made me think of our last family vacation. Last summer, we were fortunate enough that my husband’s family took us to Wisconsin Dells. Two years before that we went as well. My in-laws have now made it a two year tradition. (We just booked ours for next summer … we’ll be Cincinnati bound!)
We really liked the Dells as it was so convenient. We stayed at The Great Wolf Lodge. They make the water parks included with your stay, which is fantastic! We were all able to fit in a large suite (3 bedrooms, living area, and kitchen). This made it easy for us to all be able to hang out together. The little cousins were able to eat breakfast and lunch, play, and lounge all together. Having separate rooms was nice for naps as our girls still took them, and everything being connected in one large area was nice so we could go back to the rooms for naps while the others stayed and played!
It was nice to have a few days to spend quality time with family. We all played at the water parks, went ‘race’ car driving, went putt putting, cooked together, found fun restaurants, played games (even the adults got some time for this!), and talked. (Two of our favorite restaurants were Moosejaws Pizza and Dell Brewing Co. and Buffalo Phil’s Pizza & Grill). We didn’t have anything else to focus on besides each other! That time helps bond our relationships. Family is after all forever! 🙂 That’s why family vacations are so important! And if you can’t leave on a vacation you can try a staycation. Block off a few days of doing nothing but family fun!
Where are some of your favorite places to family vacation? There’s a list a mile long that I already have planned for our family in the upcoming years!