Activities to send the children on so we can have some Grownup WDW time?

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Activities to send the children on so we can have some Grownup WDW time?

On our last night at the Beach Club we are planning to put the children in the Sandcastle Club and have a night out, probably at JellyRolls.

But we would also like some other opportunities for some time alone, we never go out together at home without the children but as long as they are doing something fun we won't feel guilty about doing it occasionally on holiday, after all we will be there for 5wks.

I know there is a Pirate Cruise which runs from various hotels with marinas, our eldest daughter did this back in 2008/9 and enjoyed it. I think it's in a morning but has a minimum age of 4yrs.

We also know about an Alice Tea Party at the GF, which time wise would be better as we could try for an ADR at the Garden View Tea Room while the children are occupied, but again a minimum age of 4yrs,

Our youngest will only be 3yrs old and it seems she is not old enough for either of the above activities, does anyone else know of any activities she could do? Or that all 3 children could do together - girl 10yrs, boy 5yrs and girl of 3yrs.

Alternatively it would be nice to send the younger 2 off somewhere and have some time with just our eldest daughter for a while at some point during the trip.

I have a bad feeling that apart from the kids clubs there is nothing that Lucy will be old enough for at 3yrs,

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5 weeks! Holy moly. If you want to save money, you can try using a service like www.Care.com and find a local sitter. It packed with available sitters, references, etc. It could potentially be a great solution for you to have alone time, or take the eldest out for some solo time with mom & dad. I'm guessing a lot of local sitters may have annual passes to the parks!

I haven't ever used an official disney option for childcare / programming, but I'm assuming they aren't cheap.

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Lucy will still be a little young for most of the special kids tours and such, but Drew's idea about hiring a "Fairy Godmother" or "Kids Night Out" to take them to do something isn't a bad one.

Kid's Nite Out
1-800-696-8105 - Extension 0

"Kid's Nite Out" charges an hourly rate for one-on-one childcare and gives discounts for each child within the same family. Rates for one child are $16.00 per hour. Each additional child within the same family will be $2.50 extra. "Kid's Nite Out" also provides mother's/father's helpers, children's parties and conventions, and runs 4 children's camp programs in the Orlando area. http://www.kidsniteout.com/sitter_services.html

Fairy Godmothers
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Orlando, FL 32812

Fairy Godmothers are available 24 hours a day. In addition to children they will also care for the elderly. All Fairy Godmothers are female and nonsmokers.

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Lucy will still be a little young for most of the special kids tours and such, but Drew's idea about hiring a "Fairy Godmother" or "Kids Night Out" to take them to do something isn't a bad one. **I do not have any first hand experience with these companies, nor is this an endorsement of them. They are simply the two I see come up most often in the Disney community.

Kid's Nite Out
1-800-696-8105 - Extension 0

"Kid's Nite Out" charges an hourly rate for one-on-one childcare and gives discounts for each child within the same family. Rates for one child are $16.00 per hour. Each additional child within the same family will be $2.50 extra. "Kid's Nite Out" also provides mother's/father's helpers, children's parties and conventions, and runs 4 children's camp programs in the Orlando area. http://www.kidsniteout.com/sitter_services.html

Fairy Godmothers
(407) 277-3724
4775 Anderson Rd
Orlando, FL 32812

Fairy Godmothers are available 24 hours a day. In addition to children they will also care for the elderly. All Fairy Godmothers are female and nonsmokers.

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We will look into a daytime sitter who can take them out and do something with the younger two so we can have some time with Charlotte, and we will use the Sandcastle club anyway so we can have a night out.

I had convinced myself that the age for the tea party was the same as for the kids clubs and Lucy would love that, and Charlotte was happy to take her little sister and look after her so it had seemed like a great idea, until realising that I had the age restrictions wrong. I had my heart set on afternoon tea at the Garden View in peace.

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I would be more then happy to help you out. I used to babysit all the time in late middle school and high school. I do live locally and have access to the parks.

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Mandy wrote:
I would be more then happy to help you out. I used to babysit all the time in late middle school and high school. I do live locally and have access to the parks.

Thanks, I will PM you later as about to get children from school.

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Mandy wrote:
I would be more then happy to help you out. I used to babysit all the time in late middle school and high school. I do live locally and have access to the parks.

Mandy you are awesome! I love how our community comes together to help each other out.

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Disney Holic wrote:
Mandy wrote:
I would be more then happy to help you out. I used to babysit all the time in late middle school and high school. I do live locally and have access to the parks.

Thanks, I will PM you later as about to get children from school.

You're welcome!

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Mandy wrote:
I would be more then happy to help you out. I used to babysit all the time in late middle school and high school. I do live locally and have access to the parks.

Mandy you are awesome! I love how our community comes together to help each other out.

Ah shucks, thanks Kristen.