If you have ever thought a weekend away to a seaside destination could be too expensive, think again. At Big 4 Forest Glen, the accommodation is not only affordable, it is comfortable and family-friendly (trust me, we have an energetic toddler).
The weekend we decided to stay at the Big 4 was a busy one for the region, with an interstate race planned, the park was full of caravans, tents and most of all, atmosphere.
We booked a Deluxe Cabin, which was perfect for our family as it had a self-contained kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, living area and a private balcony overlooking the park. The cabin was quiet and most of all, comfortable.
The first night we arrived late and was welcomed with open arms by the managers, who happily assisted us after hours. We soon found our cabin and settled in for the night in the comfy double bed (although, the bonus was perhaps the warm shower after a day spent in the car).
The next day we woke early to an energetic toddler keen to explore the camp grounds, so we took his trike from the car and set off along the road lined with caravans of all shapes and sizes.
There were already a few campers packing up to leave, but as courtesy in most Big 4’s, they all waved and gave way to our little family slowing making our way down the road.
We finally reached the playground and giant jumping pillow, which was probably a highlight of the day. Our son jumped for hours on that pillow, soon joined by other children in the park who happily played together while the parents chatted at the fence.
Another fantastic element about this location, however, was the proximity to the beach. We jumped in the car at lunch and within 10 minutes were swept off our feet by the beauty that is Mooloolaba Beach. The rest of the day was spent enjoying the soft sand and gentle waves, eating fish and chips, and icecream.
Needless to say, we were all tired by the end of the day, but this was fine because we all knew we could return back to the Big 4, enjoy showers in our cabin and sit on the balcony for some relax time before bed.
Our two night stay at Big 4 was over before we knew it, but the little holiday could not have been more rewarding. Family time is precious and what better way to enjoy it than at a caravan park, surrounded by like-minded people and nature. It beats a hotel any day!