Glastonbury – Frequently Asked Questions
Although we try and put as much information as possible on our holiday pages, if you’re new to Single With Kids we’re sure you’ll have more questions! We’ve tried to cover all of these below, if you have any queries that aren’t answered below, please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Do you provide transport?
We have families travelling from all over the UK so can’t provide transport but we do encourage car sharing. Please do post on our forum to see if anyone lives nearby.
2. I don’t know anyone…
You’re in the majority! Most of the families on the trip will never have met before – your coordinator will arrange get togethers and events to bring the group together. You may be strangers to begin with, you’ll end up leaving as friends. There is a buffet on the first night that is always a good icebreaker.
3. What is the board basis?
This holiday is self catering – the village shop is within walking distance. The Coordinator will arrange some group meals with fish and chips on the Saturday night for the carnival!
4. What is included in the price of the holiday?
The cost includes self catering accommodation in shared rooms or a small number of private rooms for 3 people families. Bedding is provided. The Glastonbury Carnival has free admission but aims to raise money for a variety of charities – there will be a number of collectors around (take lots of coins).
The holiday will be accompanied by a Single With Kids coordinator who will organise group events and outings. These events are not obligatory, feel free to dip in and out as you choose.
5. How big will the group be?
This is a smaller trip with around 10 families.
6. What group activities will there be?
The proposed itinerary is open to discussion at the welcome buffet on the first night. There will be a spread of activities/ excursions that will cater for the ages of the group.
The carnival takes place on the Saturday night.
7. Are dogs allowed?
Unfortunately we don’t allow dogs on our holidays.
8. What do I bring for the welcome buffet on the first night?
Something that can be put on the table and can possibly used for the picnic the next day.
9. Do the doors have locks?
There is a lock on the main front door.
10. What is a shared room?
A shared room is a room that is shared with another family. You will be with another mum/ dad and we try our best to match the children’s ages and sex.
1. Is bedding provided ?
Yes, the beds are already made up for your arrival.
2. How big is the property?
The property is exclusive to SWK and contains:
7 bedrooms with a range of 2 – 6 beds in each room. All rooms have a wash basin in them. There are 2 shower rooms and 3 toilets that are communal.
There is a lounge/ Dining room. In here are tables and chairs and also soft chairs.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a domestic cooker, 4-ring gas hob, grill, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster and a range of kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery.
3. Is there parking outside the property?
There is parking for 20 cars in a public car park approximately 25 yards away.
4. What other things do I need to bring?
Basic cleaning equipment is provided – you will need to bring washing up liquid, cleaning liquids (e.g. anti bac for the kitchen work tops), bin liners. Tea towels are provided.
Toilet roll – it is surprising how much you get through!!
5. What is the check in/out times?
You can check in from 4.30 pm and check out is at 12 pm on the day of departure.
6. Is there WiFi there?
No there isn’t any at the house.
A former holiday home for workers at the Clarke’s shoe factory, this alpine style chalet stands on the brow of a hill, overlooking Glastonbury Tor. It offers simple accommodation in its own, lawned grounds.
1. What is the nearest train station?
This is in Castle Cary around 15 miles (30 minutes) from the property. A taxi from here will cost approximately £25.00
2. Where is the nearest shop?
The village with lots of shops are all within walking distance (1 mile)