Ingenia Holidays BIG4 Cairns Coconut

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Holidaying with under-fives

Posted by 15 September 2014

Our top 10 tips for a stress free tropical family holiday.

We understand travelling with kids under five can be difficult, but taking the family on a holiday to tropical Cairns doesn’t have to be stressful. Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort is designed to cater for young families - with so many free activities in the Resort your little ones will play all day while you sit back and relax.

So many young families holiday with us every year so we’ve put together our top 10 tips for holidaying with kids under five at Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort to ensure your holiday is stress free and full of family fun!

Plan ahead

Some of the best family holidays can be last minute, but a little bit of preparation goes a long way when travelling with young children. Speak to our team to organise a cot or high chair when booking and we’ll have it ready and waiting in your room when you arrive.  While we are on the subject of planning, why don't you consider shopping at Coles online shopping.  Just go to Coles Online here and put in 4868 as the postcode then select Woree from the drop down.  Ask for delivery between 2 and 6 pm on the day of your arrival and give us a call on 07 40546644 to let us know. Easy!!

Keep cool in the Pool

Spend some family time at our two family-friendly pools - have a whale of a time on our whale slide at the Sun Lagoon, or swim safe in the kiddies wading pool at the Garden Pool. Plan in advance and you might just be able to book accommodation overlooking the pool!

Get wet big time!

In between swims, head over to our SPLASH Waterpark and check out the giant pineapple bucket! There is a toddlers side – away from the dumping bucket where water play and smaller slides will keep the young ones happy while older children can play on the bigger slides and face the huge dumping bucket.  The kids won’t want to leave the waterpark, so take a good book and a cold drink – you might be there for a while.

Jump on in

We are famous for our Jumping Pillows and we even have the biggest Jumping Pillow in the world! But we understand that sometimes the little ones need their own space, so we have a second smaller Jumping Pillow so they have plenty of space to jump around – and Mum and Dad, we suggest you join them!

Shhhh this is still coming...

New in October 2014 our Mini Coconuts indoor play area is being specially designed for under 6 year olds and will have children playing happily for hours out of the sun (or rain!) Comfortable adult seating means you can sit and relax as you watch your little ones explore and make new friends.

Mini golf for all the family

Challenge the kids to a game of mini golf – we have adult and kid-sized golf clubs and balls available at Reception. We even have light weigh plastic clubs and balls so that the tiny tots can join in the fun in our Australiana animal themed mini golf.

Hire some toys

After a big day, sometimes it’s nice to have a little quiet time while the kids play in doors. Pack light and let local business Cairns “Hire for Baby” Equipment Hire help out. They can deliver boxes of toys, entertainment centres, strollers and car seats and have them waiting for you on arrival. Check them out on

All aboard!!!

For something extra special, be waiting at the Dolphin Waterfall from 4pm on selected days for a ride around the Resort on the Big Red Fire Engine! Mums and Dads are welcome to come for a ride too.  Holiday memories are made like this so don't forget to bring the camera. Please post your favourite holiday shot on our Facebook page as well as your own!

Playground the size of a tennis court

No family holiday would be complete without a playground, and ours is HUGE! From the toddlers end through to the teen rangers equipment there is something for all the family.  So pack the sunscreen and the hats and be ready to play for hours.

Explore the region

Head out and explore Cairns – our fantastic Reception staff know all the local hotspots and can even customise a tour to ensure your little ones are back in time for their afternoon nap.

We’ll cover our top 10 kid-tastic Cairns adventures in our next blog so start planning. See you in Cairns!

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