The 37-year-old and his long-term partner, actress Emma Ferguson, jetted to the idyllic island isle of Mauritius on holiday along with their two children, two-year-old son Elwood and daughter Willow Rose, who is just seven-months.
And while his youngest peacefully slept in her shaded pram on the sand, watched by her doting mum Emma, Mark spent some time bonding with the little man, who was clearly in his element to be the centre of his famous dad's attention.
After enjoying time in the sea together, the boys built castles in the sand before Mark sat back and proudly watched his son play.
Rest and relaxation were no doubt order of the holiday for Mark after finishing The Circus Tour Live at Wembley on July 5. The Oldham-born pop star and his three bandmates – Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Jason Orange – played 20 dates on their reunion tour, their biggest to date and the fastest selling tour in UK history.