Family vacations can be busy, leaving you needing a vacation from your vacation. They don’t have to be that way every time. A simple getaway to the cottage can be relaxing and it can be a great chance to put away the schedules and just enjoy some time together. It can be your home away from home.


Parkbridge Resorts’ Wasaga Beach location is just the type of place to find some quality family time together. For many it is a home away from home but it can be a once a year getaway too. Parkbridge is home to many cottage and cabin owners who are also happy to rent out their space when it is not in use. Recently my family had another opportunity to escape to a cabin for a few days of R&R.


We opted to leave the electronics off for the majority of this trip, and instead brought along some of our favourite board games for the times when we wanted to stay inside and enjoy the air conditioning. The kids set up dominoes and we enjoyed some time playing Scattegories and Bananagrams. We started each day this way and I couldn’t think of a better way to get started in the mornings.


Swimming is one of my children’s favourite activities and they did a lot of it at Parkbridge. The indoor pool and one outdoor pool were very close to our cabin, and another family pool and adult pool were not that far away. There was also a small beach by the pools, and of course we could (and did) make our way to Wasaga Beach.


Even during busy times, Wasaga Beach was a highlight for all of us. The kids practiced snorkeling, built sandcastles and did a lot of swimming. When we returned to the park, the kids enjoyed minigolf, the playground and tennis.


Our evenings consisted of campfires and s’mores. The kids passed time skipping rocks on the water and watching the fish swim nearby. Next time we will have to bring our fishing poles! There were people using kayaks on the lake too, which is something we will look into for the future.


Our cabin had a fully equipped kitchen so we could cook our own meals, but there were also many great options nearby. Walmart is also nearby to grab any supplies you may have forgotten.

I could see our family enjoying time at Parkbridge Resorts every year. It is a home away from home, without the noise that often interrupts family time.

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