As a single mother, chances are that you are always trying to juggle it all: taking care of your children, working in and outside your home, and trying to find some time for yourself.
And while we all need to take a break from time to time, it is safe to say that single mums need it even more. The summer season is in full swing now, so if you still have not made any plans for this year’s holidays, read on to get some inspiration on the five most exciting summer holiday ideas for single mothers and their children.
Going on a camping holiday is definitely an adventure that your children will love, but this kind of break does not give you many chances to rest and enjoy your time off. Glamping is an interesting variation on the typical camping holiday. You can stay in a wooden wigwam that is equipped with all the amenities that you need, including electricity, television, a DVD player, a fridge, a private picnic area, and comfy platform beds. Some interesting glamping destinations include the Northumberland coast, Somerset, Devon, the Isle of Wight, Lancaster, and Cumbria.
Activity weekend breaks
Teaching your children to love and enjoy the outdoors is one of the most rewarding things you can do as a parent. Make the most of the beautiful scenery of the UK countryside by going with your kids on an activity weekend break. There are dedicated family packages that include accommodation in stunning areas (like the Brecon Beacons National Park) plus thrilling activities like canoeing, quad biking, raft building, archery, challenge courses, abseiling, and climbing. Adult instructors are on-site and ready to supervise the kids, so that you can relax and socialise with other single parents while your children have fun.
A cruise around the UK
Imagine waking up every day to the beauty of clear skies and deep blue ocean waters. Imagine being able to explore a new destination every day without having to stress about driving or catching a bus. And imagine not having to worry about coming up with new things to entertain your kids. All this is possible by going on a cruise holiday. You don’t need to travel to the other side of the world to enjoy an unforgettable summer holiday aboard a cruise ship, as cruise trips around the UK are equally exciting. Popular stops include Liverpool, the Scottish islands, Dublin, and Cornwall. And if you want to take a cruise to nearby countries like France, Holland, or Denmark, have a look at the Royal Caribbean Cruises website.
A break at Wicksteed Park
Wicksteed Park is conveniently located only a few miles away from Kettering and Milton Keynes. Here you can enjoy the peace and quiet of its beautiful natural surroundings, while your children can have fun at this amusement park’s multiple attractions, which include playgrounds, fairground rides, waterchutes, rides on vintage cars, and rollercoasters, to mention just a few. There is also a fishing lake, several nature trails, restaurants, and beautiful gardens for you to relax in. Camping and caravaning facilities are available at Wicksteed, and if you stay for 2 nights during weekdays, you can benefit from great discounts.
Sign up for a home exchange
We would all love to go on exotic holidays every now and then, but the truth is that most of us need to watch carefully our household budget. Signing up for a home exchange scheme is an inexpensive way of discovering other parts of the UK (and of other countries too). Do you live in the city and would love a break in a quiet beach town? There are lots of families interested in swapping homes with you! For less than £50 you will get access to international listings, so that you and your kids can pick the destination of your choice and get ready for a great summer holiday somewhere new.