Being a farming family, we don’t get to travel much for pleasure very often. The farm cannot go unattended. The animals are always up to something. I also suspect that Murphy’s Law has made it so that whenever we do go away, we can expect the unexpected…like our cattle getting out onto the highway or my mother-in-law’s basement flooding. You know…all the fun stuff.
We were so thrilled to discover that I was selected as one of five Falls Avenue Resort Brand Ambassadors!
Niagara Falls has always been one of my favourite destinations. When I lived in Toronto, I used to try to make it to Niagara Falls yearly. I can never tire of “the Falls”.
This trip was special since this was Little One’s very first trip to Niagara. It was also the first time in a long time that we were able to go away as a family.
We were so excited about our trip that we were tweeting and posting on FB the entire time we were away! I had eight friends tell me they were going to take their families to Niagara on March Break just because of my Twitter and Facebook updates! I wasn’t trying to suggest they go, but more just wanting to share how much fun we were having!
Here’s a little glimpse of the fun we had!
We were welcomed by friendly and helpful staff at the registration desk. To be honest, everyone we met was very helpful and hospitable. What impressed me was that the staff recognized us and some even remembered Little One’s name. The reason this struck me was that they see hundreds of faces filter in and out of the hotel and water park every day, yet they still remembered us. That is phenomenal.
Our room was perfect. The beds were very comfortable and it was the best sleep I had in ages!
The view from our room was breathtaking.
Once settled into our room, we made a game plan for how we were going to proceed with our time at the resort. Of course, Little One was set on spending pretty much the entire time at the Fallsview Waterpark.
Dinner at the Fallsview Restaurant at the Sheraton Falls was impressive. It was buffet style and there was something for everyone.
We could not believe how much our Little One ate! She loved the pasta and chicken. She was even served a special smoothie. She was right in her happy place!
I’m actually kind of embarrassed to tell you that my tiny waif-like 4 year old ate chicken, ravioli, a vegetable medley, shrimp, stuffed pork tenderloin, and a slider. She then had her smoothie and went to the dessert buffet with Daddy.
I was pleased (and not surprised) to see that for dessert she didn’t go for the decadent items, but chose fruit!
We were seated in VIP, where we had the most amazing view. One one side we had this…
and on the other, we could see this…
While most parents like to have their kids in bed soon after dinner, there was a method to my madness. I suggested to Hubby that we take Little One to the Waterpark after supper because:
A) It would likely be less busy because parents were probably putting their kids to bed
B) It would exhaust her and she’d sleep through the night!
I have to say that for once I credit myself with being a true genius. It was the best decision I made! We went to the Waterpark the next day and it was packed!
A little bit about the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
It’s North America’s largest indoor water park and resort with 3 acres of indoor family fun! There are 16 thrilling water slides and the water park is connected to the Falls Avenue Resort (including 3 hotels + more). There is a massive indoor wave pool, which my 4 year old enjoyed immensely! The water park also features hot springs and an outdoor pool and sundeck. Not only that, but it’s also a 2 minute walk to the water falls!
If it were up to Little One, we’d spend our entire vacation at the water park! I think we spent a total of 6 hrs at the water park!
My family had so much fun that we decided we will definitely be back. My poor little four year old didn’t want to leave!
We enjoyed our mini vacation so much and are excited to be able to share a similar experience to readers of Life on Manitoulin!
*NOTE: Giveaway is now CLOSED*
- Fallsview Family Suite at the Sheraton on the Falls
- Four Passes to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
- Celebration Dinner at the Rainforest Cafe