If the thought of going on holiday alone with your children fills you with dread, don’t worry, there are plenty of destinations now catering for lone parent families who want to have fun.
From specialist travel companies catering specifically for lone parents to low-cost adventure holidays suitable for any combination of people, you can plan your getaway in the UK or abroad and be sure everyone will have a good time.
Lone Parent Specialist Holidays
Many companies have put together tailored holidays in the UK and abroad, carefully selecting family friendly hotels and destinations with every interest catered for. From cruises to beach holidays, winter sports and activity holidays, these companies often provide crèche facilities for younger children, supervised activities and clubs for pre-teens and discos/events for teenagers leaving you free to socialise.
Holidays With Family and Friends
To ensure the company of other adults for you and playmates for your children, why not consider going on holiday with friends or family who have children of their own. If you are not in contact with other families, why not take a your parents or a sibling along? This gives your children the opportunity to strengthen their bonds with extended family and give you company or babysitting in the evenings.
Holidays on a Budget
If finances are tight, why not try camping? There are many low cost campsites around the South West and children love nothing more than mucking in with campfires, eating outdoors and spooky stories by torchlight. Alternatively, look out in newspapers and the internet for promotions on holidays parks. If you plan ahead and book early, you can often get a substantial discount. If your children are pre-school age, you can book out of season and make great savings.
Take Time Off For You
In order for your children to get the most out of a holiday, you need visit destinations of their choice. As a lone parent, holidays with your children help strengthen the bond between you and allow you to spend quality time with them. Don’t forget that you need time off too. Can you get grandparents to babysit for a weekend and get away yourself with family or friends? Just a couple of days away can help you unwind and recharge your batteries.