Tips to Bring Your Children to Staycation

~ Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 8:57 PM ~

A family staycation is a perfect chance to treat yourself and your family, giving you all a break from reality and our day-to-day responsibilities, to rejuvenate our mind and body, and to see and feel a different environment for our sanity's sake.

You can let your hair down. There is no need to worry about cleaning the house whenever your children make a mess as there is room services to handle that. At least for a few days, you are worry-free on matters of cooking, laundry and to-do-list as a mother and housewife. All you need to do is just focus on the break and rest as much as you can during staycation.

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Staycation also reduces the traveling time. Have fun being a tourist at your hometown. You can pack lightly and reduce the cost on airplane and airport transfers. You just need to go to any hotel for a staycation by driving your own vehicle. Most of the hotels provides free parking within their premises too.

Anyway, it is every mom’s concerns to check on the places to go for holiday that will suits her family and children. Whether the hotel is suitable for children, whethere there have any children pool, no smoking rooms, and if possible, connecting room for the children. Also do note that not all hotels are child-friendly. So here are few tips to plan a staycation with your family and children:


Choose a hotel that caters to your little ones

When scouting for a hotel, not only scout for the best deals, you must also check on child-friendly hotel or family-friendly hotel from beds and amenities to children activities. If you have extra budget, you can go for a hotel that offers spacious rooms, with extra amenities such as baby cots, bottle warmers, and stroller. Some hotels also offer exciting activities for children such as children’s yoga, rock climbing, and cooking class. This is to ensure you and your children will have a good staycation experience.

 

Make sure all items and belongings are well-packed

With the little troops I have (5 children between 2 to almost 12-years old) packing can be an overwhelming task. But when packing for a hotel staycation, the list become less as most hotels provides toiletries and basic amenities such as towels, hair dryers and iron. So all you need to do is just pack important things that are not easy to get such as medication and diapers. Also don’t forget the children swimming suits if they love to splash in the swimming pools. I'm actually very glad that I'm at the phase where my older 3 children can pack their own clothes when we go for our family holiday!


Stock up on some healthy snacks close to you

This is to avoid the typical tantrums, hunger meltdowns or crankiness in the younger ones. You can stock up on nuts, biscuits, or raisins as well. It easy to carry and perfect to control a little hunger pangs. Some hotel also provides snacks in their freezer, but it is better if you prepare ahead. I usually stock some in my diaper bag and some in one of my child's backpack (as we might be split into 2 groups while walking around hence, the backup hahah)

 

Include ‘me time’ and time with your spouse

Staycation is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your spouse or partner. Beside getting some rest from daily responsibilities, this is the time to recharge your romantic battery. Get the children busy with activities, or get the babysitting and childcare services under your staycation hotel for a few hours. You and spouse can get some much needed alone time together.

Of course for now, it is still impossible to have a staycation because we are still under MCO. Sigh.... But heyyyyyy, for our neighbouring country, Singapore, they can enjoy Staycation Singapore! Not only that, there is also promotion on hotels by Traveloka.

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Do go check out their campaign Singapore Rediscovers Vouchers for more interesting offers and tips on attractions and hotels!

That’s all for now. Hope these tips helps to give some ideas for mommies out there to have a little break. Stay safe everyone!

LEGOLAND Brick-Tacular celebration

~ Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 12:24 AM ~

As a busy mum with 5 kiddos between 2 to 11-years old, I have already cut down on doing product reviews since the beginning of this year to focus on my childcare and family life, home cooking, education, helping with hubby's administration site of the business and occasionally sharing informational articles on my FB fan page. 

Now, our family has always been a big fan of all things LEGO, so when I received an invitation to attend the LEGOLAND Brick-Tacular celebration with my family, how can I say no?! After all, it is coming to the year-end and we have all been safely staying home due to the CMCO. After getting positive feedbacks from friends who have visited LEGOLAND recently, we quickly arranged for our trip down south so that we can catch the show on time!

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Just a quick info on the LEGOLAND Brick-Tacular celebration, this year, LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort will be transformed into the Candyland of your dreams. The resort will also be extending their operating hours on the weekends (Fridays to Sundays) so that everyone can have extra time to enjoy their annual BrickTacular celebration. We are lucky to fully maximise our visiting ours there during our Saturday to Monday stay at LEGOLAND Hotel.

The resort was like a giant Candyland, everywhere you go, you're bound to see candy canes, lollies and more! We enjoyed hunting for Gingerbread Man in the MINILAND as well as being mesmerised by the beautiful decorations around the resort!

LEGOLAND Brick-Tacular

My children were so engrossed at watching the LEGO Friends performance on stage! Even I couldn't resist dancing and swaying around to the songs! It was also cool to see LEGOLAND staff giving out Christmas hats for the children around the center stage area. Everything is awesome!

LEGOLAND Brick-Tacular

We also made it a point that it's a MUST to visit SEA LIFE Malaysia! I'm impressed with the strict SOP of social distancing and keeping the hygiene of the guests. We also noticed some cute lollies and candies around some exhibits!

LEGOLAND Brick-Tacular

I feel safe and assured walking around the resort as you can see staff getting guests to sanitize their hands before and after each rides. There are also staff walking around the resort to sanitize the park, benches and etc. Hand sanitisers devices can be found everywhere and signs to remind you to practise social distancing as well can be seen everywhere. Kudos to LEGOLAND Malaysia for this initiative and effort!

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Even at the LEGOLAND Hotel Bricks Restaurant, you can see that the staff are strict and rules are being adhered to by guests too. Instead of going around, taking your own sweet time to choose your food selections, you practically do the same but line up one by one at a safe distance, when it's your turn, you walk up to the counter and give your food order to the staff in-charge and they will scoop and get your dish and food portion as per your order. I also like the table covering during our dinner at the Bricks Restaurant. My children get their own Lego crayons and immediately proceed to choose their own activities - connecting the dots, finding the differences, complete the maze, words search and more!

LEGOLAND Brick-Tacular

If you are planning to visit LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, do keep a lookout for character appearances throughout the park as well as joining in the fun in the activities provided. We managed to take pictures with the Toy Soldier mascot as well as Lego Pirate in our hotel.

Overall, we really enjoyed our trip this round and looking forward to visiting LEGOLAND Malaysia again in the near future!

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 You can find out more info from LEGOLAND Malaysia's website.

If you want the latest scoop on promotion and activities, do stay connected with LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort via Facebook and Instagram.

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LEGO® Friends LIVE Show Event

~ Posted on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 12:03 AM ~

As a busy mum with 5 kiddos between 8 months old to 10-years old, I have started cutting down on doing product reviews to focus on my childcare and family life, home cooking, education, helping with hubby's administration site of the business and sharing informational articles on my FB fan page so I am only accepting and prioritizing products that can fit into our family dynamics (especially books on parenting or educational stuff, family products, something along those genre)!  

Our family is a big fan of all things LEGO, so when I received an invitation to attend the LEGO® Friends LIVE Show Event with my family, how can I say no?! We quickly arranged for our trip down south (our first family holiday for 2019!!!) so that we can catch the show on time!

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Just a quick info on the LEGO Friends for those who are not familiar with them: LEGO Friends revolves around the everyday lives and personalities of 5 girls in Heartlake City. These girls (Mia, Olivia, Stephanie, Emma and Andrea) team up together to help their new friends to make the world a better place. Each girl has their own unique personality of being bold, funny, creative, kind, courageous and caring, reflecting how true friendship with a beautiful heart means.

We reached LEGOLAND Malaysia’s Theme Park on 12th July 2019 and were so excited to be the first group of people to watch the LEGO® Friends LIVE Show about the Magic of Friendship! While waiting for the show to start, our girls spent some time in the Heart Building Activity. Picture below is our 7.5-year old girl with her LEGO heart creation.

LEGO Friends LIVE Show

We took our seats in the front row near the stage and eagerly waited for the entertaining show. Not long after, all 5 LEGO Friends characters appeared on stage with their eye-catching colourful costumes and the show just got everyone dancing, singing all the way!

LEGO Friends LIVE Show

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the show as we joined along with the rest of the audience in singing and dancing along to some favourite hit songs such as "BFF" and "Friends are Forever". There are many more other songs which is catchy to sing and dance along to as well. Check out the picture below, see how engrossed the audience were? All fully captivated and eagerly taking in the energetic and fun performance!

LEGO Friends LIVE Show

Since we were seated at the front row, our girls even get to high-fives some of the LEGO Friends characters during the show! I really appreciate this gesture as I feel that the younger children will be super thrilled to get the extra attention and really up-close action with their LEGO characters! The show lasted for about 20-minutes, and yes, we enjoyed every minute of the show!

LEGO Friends LIVE Show

After the show ended, we made our way out to have our photo opportunity with the real life LEGO Friends characters. Our girls were so thrilled to have their pictures taken with their favourite LEGO Friends characters!

LEGO Friends LIVE Show

If you are planning to visit LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, do keep a lookout for character appearances throughout the park as well as joining in the fun in the activities provided.

I personally enjoyed the show and embarrassingly admitted that I might be one of the loudest cheering parents during the show LOL! I do think that the LEGO Friends are a positive role-model that young children like ours can look up to and with a world we live in now, every bit of positive traits are welcomed, right? 

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 The LEGO Friends LIVE Show happens every day at 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm and 5.00pm in the LEGO City Stage.

Visitors can purchase the Triple-Park annual pass on the LEGOLAND’s official website to enjoy the all new LEGO Friends LIVE Show. Also, with the annual pass, guests get to enjoy 12 months of unlimited entries to LEGOLAND Malaysia’s Theme Park, Water Park and SEA LIFE.

How awesome is that?! Now, if you want the latest scoop on promotion and activities, do stay connected with LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort via Facebook and Instagram.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review. I was invited to the event with my family in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

** Note: I have disabled the commenting feature on my blog engine thanks to all the spammers who happily spam my blog every day. If you wish to ask me any questions, you can find me at my Facebook page (I'm there almost every day) or just drop me an email if you wish to maintain some anonymity.