How many times have you heard the adage, “parents should be seen and not heard”?
Not often? That’s probably because it used to apply to children but, because of headphones, it now applies to six family rooms at Rydges Esplanade Resort.
These family rooms have a designated separate entertainment and sleeping area for the kiddies that comes with X-Box, split-screen gaming, DVD and headphones!
Of course the children believe that headphones are for enhancing the sound aspect of the fun – and they think Mum and Dad are smiling because their little darlings are having fun. Silly them – they are yet to learn that silence can be golden!
Kids are easy to amuse outdoors or in the new pool but now travelling with little ones can be rewarding in the actual rooms. Mum and Dad can kick back, relax with a drink, watch TV or take in the ocean or rainforest views knowing the children are safe, secure and totally entertained.
Rydges Esplanade first road-tested the concept in August last year and it was given a huge thumbs up from the adults and the children. The littlies domain has custom-designed bunk beds and the adults get a famous Rydges Dream Bed (Queen).
Rates start at just $199 for two adults and two children under 12 years.