A night at the movies

What should we do with the kids on Saturday night? An oft asked question by parents, trying to think of something to do that the whole family can enjoy 

Periwinkles at the Ritz Carlton has the perfect answer – the Periwinkle Family Date Night!  

We took our two children there recently for a night of great food, marshmallow roasting and s’mores and a free, family friendly movie under the stars. The movie that night was Toy Story 3 but their line up includes films like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Shark Tale and How to Train Your Dragon, with a different movie featuring each Saturday evening. 

While the kids enjoyed a complimentary buffet (for children younger than 12), which had all of the usual favourites like hot dogs, spaghetti, mac and cheese, fruit and cookies, Mum and Dad were escorted to a table for two overlooking the calm, moonlit waters that surround the Perriwinkle Restaurant. There, we enjoyed a glass of wine and a wonderful meal from the a la carte menu.  

The movie came on at 7.30 p.m., so while the kids curled up in lounge chairs to watch, we were able to have a lovely, uninterrupted meal for two. Heaven. The outdoor movie theatre is throwing distance away from the restaurant so you can see the kids the whole time, and make sure they aren’t getting into any mischief. They can also pop up to the dining area to say hello whenever they want to. 

What a brilliant idea for kids and parents. We are definitely planning to go again. A great way to bring the family together to do something that is fun for all ages. And to top it off you don’t need to pay the baby sitter when you get home!  

 

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