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Gran Canaria Christmas

Christmas can be a lonely time for a single parent, made worse by the UK weather. Fancy escaping ?  How about a holiday with fun company, a lovely 4 star hotel and a magnificent beach. Tempting?  We’ve chosend Gran Canaria as our destination for the Christmas break, an island that offers a warm climate all year round. Couple this with lovely beaches, a good quality hotel and a fun resort, you can see why this location is popular for families.

Enjoy laid-back surroundings just minutes from a lively resort, staying in a stunning modern hotel known for its family-friendly entertainment and facilities. There are fun excursions for all during the day or if you’re wanting a relaxing holiday, there’s plenty to keep the kids happy while you bask in the sun and look out over the sand dunes, cocktail in hand.

Where We're Staying

We’ve found the perfect location for our single parents half term holiday in Gran Canaria. We’re staying just outside of the centre of Playa Del Inglés, a popular resort on the south coast of Gran Canaria. As the summer crowds disappear from this popular resort, the town is the perfect setting for a family holiday, offering a wide variety of shops, restaurants and things to do – and all just a short walk from our accommodation.

Even closer to where we’re staying is the stunning, golden sand Playa Del Inglés beach – the resort has almost 3km of beach!  One of this area’s most notable natural features is the impressive Maspalomas sand dunes. Take a stroll along the Paseo Costa Canaria, a long beach promenade lined with lush flora to where the dunes fold back from the beach and lead to a protected nature reserve. If you wish to explore, there’ll be the chance to visit Puerto de Mogan (known as the Little Venice); a waterpark with slides and pools for all; boat trips in search of whales and dolphins; Palmitos Park with its array of wildlife or how about a Jeep Safari or Camel Ride ?

With everything you need within 15 minutes’ walk or a quick hop on the bus if you want to venture further into this lovely island,  this location is ideal for the pefect holiiday, whether you crave blissful relaxation or a fun-packed holiday with the kids – or both!

 

Dates

This is a 7-night holiday from Thursday 21st December to Thursday 28th December 2017, perfect for a sunny Christmas!

Flights

Prices are based on group flights for this single parents holiday, from London Gatwick at the following times:

21 Dec 2017         11:45 London-Gatwick – 16:20 Gran Canaria (Local time)*

28 Dec 2017         17:10 Gran Canaria – 21:15 London-Gatwick*

Regional flights may also be available at a supplement, but we suggest booking as early as possible as these are likely to increase rapidly in price. Please contact events@singlewithkids.co.uk for further details.

Please note, flight schedules can be changed by the airline. This is out of outside of our control.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about our single parent overseas holidays – head over to the Overseas FAQ Page

Your Holiday Protection

At Single With Kids we realise how important it is to have reassurance that your holiday money is safe.

All payments Single With Kids Holiday Protectionyou make to Single With Kids for your holiday are protected, indeed we are the only single parent holiday specialist offering ATOL and ABTA protection for your overseas holiday to ensure you can book with full confidence.

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Accommodation

You’ll adore our accommodation for this laid-back Gran Canaria break. Recently renovated, our hotel is bright, spacious and modern. You’ll stay in generous air-conditioned rooms complete with private balcony or terrace, and enjoy picturesque surroundings of gardens and sand dunes.

We’re ideally located to get the very best from this popular seaside resort, being just 4 minutes’ walk from the beach and 15 minutes’ walk from the bustling centre of Playa Del Inglés with its shops and restaurants.

Hotel Facilities

This fantastic hotel is bursting with facilities, so there should be something for single parents, kids and teens alike:

  • Two generous freshwater pools, including a dedicated children’s pool
  • Outdoor children’s play area
  • Kids club (4-12yrs) – arts and crafts, small team games, sports and more (open between 10.30am and 5.00pm)
  • Buffet restaurant serving international cuisines as well as Canarian specialities, with different themed cuisine nights such as Oriental or Mexican.
  • Two bars – lounge bar and ‘chill out’ pool bar
  • A full programme of daytime and evening entertainment for children and adults, including aerobics, table tennis and yoga in the daytime and quizzes, live music, flamenco and more at night
  • Currency exchange available at the 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning included in room
  • Pool towels (10 Euro refundable deposit)
  • Free Wi-Fi – up to 250 MB

All Inclusive Package

We’re on an all-inclusive package on this single parents holiday in Gran Canaria, always an easier option when you’re on a holiday with children! The following is included in your package:

Breakfast/ Late Breakfast:           8:00am – 11:30am

Lunch:   1:00pm – 3:00pm

Snacks: 3:00pm – 5:00pm, cold snacks from 5:00-6:00pm by the pool bar

Dinner: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

(Please note, shorts or beach clothes are not allowed in the restaurant)

Most daytime and evening activities are included, as are non-brand alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and the kids club.

Itinerary

We’re really spoilt for choice in this resort and the itinerary will include a mix of relaxation, adventure, and sightseeing. Below is a sample itinerary for the holiday, the final plans / days for excursions will depend on the group, opening days and the resort’s yuletide schedule.  Although there will be something planned every day to bring the group together, should you simply wish to relax by the pool with the kids playing, there is daytime and evening entertainment at the hotel.

Thursday :    Arrival. Evening get together.

Friday    :        Morning welcome meet, followed by dune stroll and beach afternoon with optional watersports

Saturday :      Visit to Puerto de Mogan visit with Christmas markets .

Sunday:           Boat trip in search of whales and dolphins    Evening – Christmas Eve gala dinner

Monday:          Christmas Day! Free day for local sightseeing, water sports or optional excursions.

Evening beach party.

Tuesday :         Jeep Safari Tour or camel ride

Wednesday:   Aqualand Waterpark.

Thursday   :    Leave for home, with fond memories, hundreds of photos and an address book full of new friends. Time to plan the next Single With Kids’ holiday?

On an evening the group dine together (though again not obligatory!) after which there is full entertainment programme for children and adults. The hotel entertainment includes  the likes of live music, flamenco and magic shows, or head into town where there is a wide mix of restaurants and child friendly bars.  Please note, because not all families wish to go on excursions, these are not included in the cost and are not obligatory. This is your holiday and you’re free to dip in and out of any events as much or as little as you want – with the usual stressful lives a single parent leads, you won’t be the only one wanting a relaxing break!

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Prices & Booking

The prices are based on a 7-night all inclusive package in Playa Del Inglés, Gran Canaria . The price includes flights from London Gatwick but regional flights may also be available at a supplement. We suggest booking as early as possible as these are likely to increase rapidly in price. Please contact events@singlewithkids.co.uk for further details.

Children's Ages

The first child in a family will be eligible for children’s prices up to and including the age of 17 years old.

Second or further children will be eligible for the child’s price up to and including the age of 11 years, there will be a supplement for additional children aged 12 and over.

Instalments

Book now and pay in low monthly instalments for your 2017 holiday (valid for bookings up to the end August)

The price of your holiday is simply divided equally, with the last monthly payment to be made 6 weeks before your holiday at the very latest. The first instalment will be taken at time of booking, with further monthly instalments on the 1st of each subsequent month.  Please do email us if you would like further information.

Early Booking Discount

The earlier you book, the cheaper your holiday will be:

Early Bird Price : Book before 31st  July 2017

Slow Bird Price : Book before 30th September 2017

Late Bird Price:    All bookings from 1st October 2017

Availability

We have rooms for all size families currently available on this holiday

Members' Prices

Dates Thus 21st Dec
Thurs 28 Dec 2017
7 nights
Saving you per person...Adult1st Child under 182nd Child under 123rd Child under 12Supplement for 2nd or 3rd child if 12 or over
EARLY BIRD Prices - book before 31 July 17£50£1149£949£849£849£100
SLOW BIRD Prices - book before 30th Sept 2017£35£1164£964£864£864£100
EARLY BIRD Prices - book after 1st October 2017£1199£999£899£899£100
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Our Rewards Club has some great benefits for members, including a 15% saving off the cost of your Single With Kids holidays and breaks.
Don't worry if you don't want to join yet, you can still book the holiday as a non member, simply follow the link in the table below.

Non-Members' Prices

Dates Thurs 21st Dec - Thurs 28 Dec 2017
7 nights
Saving per personAdult1st Child under 182nd Child under 123rd Child under 12Supplement for 2nd or 3rd child if 12 or over
EARLY BIRD Prices - book before 31st July 2017£50£1360£1125£1010£1010£120
SLOW BIRD Prices - book before 30th September 2017£35£1375£1140£1025£1025£120
LATE BIRD Prices - book after 1st Oct 2017£1410£1175£1060£1060£120
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Testimonials

This is a brand new location in our calendar, however please find below what parents have thought about our other Single With Kids' holidays:

Angela & Owen 12 - (Majorca)

" Booking this holiday was one of the best things I have done, my only regret ? not coming across SWK earlier! 18 families and we felt like one big family, it was fantastic. My son was reluctant to go at first as he was worried about making new friends but after day one he was hardly by my side, the children got on so well. It was so good for me to be able to relax and chat with like minded people and not feel the odd one out being a single parent. The children ranged from 4yrs to 14yrs and the older ones played with and looked after the little ones and you knew they were all safe. Lovely place, apartment, setting, beautiful beach just across the road and plenty of choice of food in the restaurant (even for a vegetarian). Ann our coordinator was great, very professional, friendly and was one of us. I posted so many pictures of this holiday whilst I was away and my family and friends could tell just what a great time I was having and knew that I had made the right decision to book a SWK holiday. Thoroughly recommend. Thank you SWK for this holiday and for introducing me to lovely people who I still keep in touch with "

Phil & Lucy 8 - (Bulgaria)

" Loved the snow. The people were friendly and helpful. It was our first time skiing and we both really enjoyed it. The scenery was fantastic. I found that the holiday was organised well by SWK. Chrissie kept us all informed. Thanks for a great holiday.

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Debbie & Ross 16 - (Tenerife)

" The place was very impressive. Animation staff were fantastic with the kids which gave me time to relax in the sun with new friends and a good book!
Elaine was lovely, as were the rest of the group. The kids all got on so well with one another. The transfers were smooth and not too long. So nice to see the sun again. This is my 4th trip with SWK and they have all been excellent. I love the fact that everyone just clicks with one another, its like being away with family, if not better!! Just got to decide where to go next. Thank you xx "

Guy plus 3 children - (Majorca)

" Lisa had exactly the right temperament and personality to lead the group and her children were also an asset to her….she did a terrific job of responding a wide range of needs within the group. I would recommend her as a leader of other groups.
There was a great group dynamic, it was great to feel that we were all in the same boat and the kids had a really fantastic time.
The highlight: Chatting to adults while watching the kids swimming in the sea at night "

Matthew & Felix 9, Frederick 7, Gabriel 4 - (Algarve)

" I think SWK is a great idea, especially for newly single parents like me and I will be going on more of your holidays over the coming years. Thank you very much! Great for parents and great for kids - can't say more than that. Brilliant time from start to finish and very well organised indeed by Claire who made us feel very welcome, sorted out any issues that we had and made sure that we were in the right place at the right time for the brilliant activities on offer "

Charlotte & Jake 9, Ella 6 - (Algarve)

" I was very nervous about this holiday - booking it, travelling for it and being on it and it has been a wonderful process from start to finish. Your team are brilliant - its all so efficient and the communication is spot on. It was a proper family holiday (day trips, time around the pool, meals and drinks out and the kids met new friends and played and played and played...) I didn't once feel out of place as 'one parent' with the children because other families were in the same position - we were each others safety net. I've met new friends, had great chats and laughs and have thoroughly had a brilliant time. What a memory hey! My son gave the holiday 9 1/2 out of ten - the full marks were pipped at the post by the sun being too hot! I knew the holiday would be okay....I hoped that it would be good but honestly it was more than excellent! The accommodation, food, staff, atmosphere was perfect and sharing a holiday miles away from home with 15 other families that we have never met couldn't have worked out more relaxed, happy and fun than in my wildest dreams. Excellent coordination from start to finish. My children have thanked me for the 'best holiday ever' which says it all. Thanks so much "

Jessica & Oliver 11 - (Rhodes)

" The hotel was good, pools were safe, food good, all inclusive package good value for money. Our host Elaine was great, nothing was too much bother and she was completely on the ball. She didn't flap or anything. Elaine looked after us well and made my birthday a special day. Please thank Elaine for all her organisation and social fun "

Simon & Emily 12 - (Dubrovnik)

" A fantastic holiday in an idillic location. Like the majority of the group, this was our first time with SWK. We picked the right holiday - match the destination with the age of the kids, most in our group were around 9-12ish. All the kids got on great straight away. That made it so much easier for the adults to relax, and I think we all got on really well as a result. I thouroughly recommend this destination and if like me you looked at this for a couple of years trying to decide if you wanted to join the club - do it now!!! Our highlight was not a trip or a sight, it was that the kids and the adults all got on so well "

Lisa & Felix - (Crete)

" My son really loved the holiday and meeting other children. He absolutely grew in confidence in the swimming pool as he made friends and spent the days largely playing in the pool with new friends. I loved how the 2 eight year old girlfriends he made would come to the door of our room and call for him for dinner!
The write up was accurate and the pictures too – both these and the text absolutely got the ethos and environment bang on.
We couldn’t fault this holiday. It was absolutely what I wanted and needed. Beautiful location, great standard of hotel. It was a great group, and good to be able to dip in or out of the group aspect with no pressure. Very relaxed. We all pitched in to signing up for the Aqua slide day out which was a lot of fun, then a few of us informally on the last day rented Quad bikes for the day and scoured a little of the island. Best fun I’ve had in ages!
It was like being part of a group holiday family and I could at times just relax knowing that my son was being watched by others in the group, especially once closer friendships were forged which happened naturally and quickly "