Shall we ask MNHQ for a single parents holiday reviews section?

(12 Posts)
ashesgirl Sun 29-Sep-13 11:47:36

Since there are different considerations for lone parents, thinking that a separate section would be really useful.

I've noticed a few companies like Mango, Small Families run specialist holidays for lone parents - and would be really interested to hear reviews on these.

Also, other companies run short breaks for singles - like walking, cycling, camping weekends in the UK. So if your other half has your kids for the weekend, these look really good for getting away, if you like activity-based weekends.

Any thoughts?

paneer Wed 02-Oct-13 00:00:59

yes!

ashesgirl Wed 02-Oct-13 16:58:42

I'll ask! smile

aliciaflorrick Fri 04-Oct-13 17:44:42

I'm actually interested in something like this, I'm happy taking the DCs away by myself but sometimes it would be nice to be with a group of people just so that I'm not having to constantly entertain them.

Also I look at single holidays for whenever the DCs are with their dad.

coribells Fri 04-Oct-13 19:03:59

I think that's a good idea. I've been away camping with single with kids , which was good fun. I d like to know how it compares with other groups though.

Quangle Fri 04-Oct-13 19:08:21

Oh yes. Usually team up with family but might be going it alone this year and want them to have fun without me having to be chief redcoat and with the possibility of some adult company.

paneer Fri 04-Oct-13 23:57:21

not done the singles holiday but we used single with lids and xp used single with kids and both great.

paneer Sat 05-Oct-13 00:48:19

meant to say small families!

ashesgirl Sat 05-Oct-13 09:40:46

Have asked MNHQ and will let you all know what they say.

Paneer, which ones have you been on with Single with Kids? I think I saw a Kinderhotel in Austria one which looked good, would really like to do an activity-based one. Ex-p was never much interested in walking and cycling and thinking this is now a great opportunity to do all the stuff I wanted to do!

paneer Tue 08-Oct-13 23:26:08

I used small families. xp used single with kids and they seemed to have a good time.
small families do a desert adventure thing in Tunisia which looks good for when did is older.

AvonRachel Thu 10-Oct-13 19:58:42

A list of companies that offer single parent holidays would be fab, I haven't taken my daughter away in years as everywhere seems to want to charge full adult price for her, and I seriously object to paying that for a child, teenager is arguable, but a child in primary school!!!!!

ashesgirl Sat 12-Oct-13 09:07:38

I heard back from MN saying they'll consider the idea.

Thanks Paneer.

In the meantime, AvonRachel, the companies I've heard of that may be helpful are...

Single Parent Holidays
Mango
Single with Kids
Single Parents on Holiday
Small Families
The Adventure Company
Single Parent Travel Club

Single parent deals
Thomson
Crystal
Kinderhotels
Eurocamp
Exodus

Singles Weekends and Holidays (without kids)
Ventura Holidays
Just You
Solos Holidays
Explore.co.uk
Walkaboutholidays
Events Together

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