This is a fantastic value-for-money getaway at the start of the October half term with so much to do for all the family. Step back in time and view some of the great historical developments in the area; from the iconic Ironbridge to local science attractions or get out and about in the breathtaking Shropshire landscape.
England can be beautiful in autumn, and our location for this holiday is well placed to to make the most of it. Set in the Midlands, Coalbrookdale is ideally situated within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. Whether you’re looking to get out and about and explore the lovely scenery; visit one of the many fabulous, family-friendly museums, or visit the local tea rooms with new friends, there is something for all. There will also be the chance to dress up, with a Halloween party night.
Our grade 2 listed accommodation is within easy distance of the hands-on science attraction Enginuity; an interactive design and technology centre showing how ideas are turned into products. Walk among the Victorians at Blist Hill Victorian Village, a recreated Victorian town as featured on BBC2’s Victorian Pharmacy. Canal Street is a must-see, with its drapers, photographers, sweet shop and fried fish dealers and try the horse and cart ride!
Coalbrookdale is centrally located in the Heart of England in Shropshire, close to Ironbridge. The nearest station is Telford, the postcode for sat navs is TF8 7NR.
Free onsite parking.
To check directions by public transport, we recommend using the website www.traveline.info or click on the little Google map to the right.
This is a 3-night holiday from Saturday 21st October to Tuesday 24th October during the October half term school holiday.
This holiday is suitable for all ages with so many attractions to interest tots, teens and parents! Please note shared rooms are not suitable for under 4’s.
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Our accommodation is in a converted grade 2 listed building, built by the Coalbrookdale Company in Victorian times. Steeped in history this hostel has many original features and offers a great value venue.
There is a self catering kitchen and lounge areas as well as well-tended grounds for enjoying the outdoors. Bedrooms are set over the first and second floors with a mix of private and shared rooms, many with ensuite. A private room is for you and your kids only, whereas a shared room will be shared with other families with the same gender parent (as with most YHA hostels). Shared rooms are a great way to make new friends and are suitable for anyone with children aged 4 or over.
A licensed bar is available which also sells hot and cold soft drinks.
This is a self catering trip and no meals are provided however there will be the opportunity for communal meals out as well as a Halloween buffet on the second evening (everyone brings something for the table).
The cost includes self catering accommodation in private or shared rooms.The property is exclusive to Single With Kids and the break is accompanied by a Single With Kids’ coordinator who arranges events and get-togethers throughout the event.
Please note, towels are not provided, bedding is.
This is the perfect location to enjoy Autumnal days either exploring the spectacular countryside or visiting the many local attractions in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. From museums, historical houses, shops, tea-rooms and leisure attractions; this location really does have it all! An itinerary will be confirmed before the weekend, an example of this is as follows:
Saturday: Arrive. Evening get together
Sunday: Visit Blists Hill Victorian town museum and sample life as it was over 100 years ago. Evening – dress up in your spookiest clothing for Halloween ,with a buffet (bring something for the table)
Monday: There are a number of options depending on ages of your children and indeed the weather. A trip to Ironbridge town, with a walk along the River Severn is a good way to enjoy this lovely part of the country. Alternatively, if the weather is wet, Wonderland mini theme park have a Halloween Trick or Treat day event suitable for children aged up to 12. Enginuity museum is great for older children, with hands on activities and interactive exhibits.
Tuesday : Departure day – with an address book full of new friends!
* Admission prices are not included in the cost of the holiday
Please note: this is your break and you’re free to dip in and out of events as you wish, we want you to have a fun holiday and not feel like you’re at bootcamp! If you want to do your own thing or even just relax and have a chilled out break while the kids play, that’s all fine too.
A larger trip – this is a ideal opportunity to meet like-minded families to enjoy the attractions together.
A fabulous setting for this weekend break
New friends for kids and adults
The hostel is a listed building with many original features
Lovely countryside and towns to explore
Visit Wonderland Theme Park
A mix of private and shared rooms
Go back in time at Blist Victorian museum
Check the Availability box for latest info!
The prices are per person for this 3 night value holiday, in either a private or shared room. (Shared rooms will be shared with families of the same gender parent and are a great way to make new friends)
The group will be accompanied by a Single With Kids’ coordinator who will arrange group events during the break.
A new addition to our Autumn calendar, we currently we have availability for all room types.
We have some en-suite rooms at a supplement of
Members £5 per person
Non Members £7 per person
PRIVATE ROOMS – these have now been sold – please email in to be put on the waiting list for a cancellation.
SHARED ROOMS *mum and child/ren only** – there are shared rooms available for 2/3/4 person families
ALL shared rooms are en-suite – this will be added to your balance invoice.
|Saving per person||Dates||No, of nights||Room option||Price per person|
|Early Bird - Book before 30th June 2017||£10 ||Sat 21st to Tues 24th October 2017||3 nights||Shared||£45|
|Late Bird - Book on or after 1st July 2017||full price||Sat 21st to Tues 24th October 2017||3 nights||Shared||£55|
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|Saving you per person||Dates||No. of nights||Room type||Price per person|
|Early Bird - Book before 30th June 2017||£10||Sat 21st to Tues 24th October 2017||3 nights||Shared||£55|
|Late Bird - Book on or after 1st July 2017||full price||Sat 21st to Tues 24th October 2017||3 nights||Shared||£65|
There are no testimonials for this trip as it's a new location, however below are some testimonials for some of our other Single With Kids UK trips:
" Thank you for organising such a fun weekend and giving us loads of opportunities to bond as a group. It’s been great to see all the kids getting on and letting us mums relax and get to know each other. Lots of laughter and wine – just what we all needed! It has been such a great introduction to SWK and I’m sure we’ll do another holiday as soon as we can "
" Myself and my two children had a fantastic time. This was definitely the best holiday we've had together. Sharing a lodge helped with the workload and everyone got on so well. 10/10 "
" It was one of the best holidays I have ever had, and Jack has already asked me to take him again. Pembroke/Stackpole is a terrific destination with loads to do in the surrounding areas, but everyone is great, and really friendly. The kids all play well together. A lovely bunch of adults and children! "
" Sally (the coordinator) was lovely. She did a great job at making me feel comfortable since it was my first trip. It was nice to get away and let my son just enjoy himself. We had a lovely time and I have already recommended it to my friends. Holiday can be lonely when it’s just you with your child, but this way you get to meet other people and your child can have company and fully enjoy themselves "
" A truly fabulous 'initiation' weekend into SWK! Alfie and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to many more SWK holidays, and just hope this weekend is the beginning of many new and exciting journeys! "
" The people were all quite similar so we all got on well. The age range of the kids was good. The accomodation was lovely. It was better than expected. We had an absolute ball. Thanks very much indeed! "
" The location is the highlight; the fort was an amazing location. Dawn was an amazing coordinator, she's a natural leader and organizer and her vast professional experience working with children is obvious as she was brilliant with all the kids. I would definitely be more likely to book another holiday at the fort if I knew that Dawn was going to be the coordinator "
" Absolutely stunning location really felt like we got away from it all, lovely walks planned by coordinator and we all helped out at meal times. Great sized group and cheap break away to recharge our batteries. Will definitely book again "
" My daughter and I loved this break - the accommodation was better than I expected for the price and the group got on really well together. We really enjoyed the walk to the waterfall and for me it was great to spend time with other single parents "
" This is only our second trip with SWK. This time it was with a larger group of people, so we didn't know how it could compare to the last one, but we really enjoyed it. The group size was really good, just a shame we didn't have longer together. The kids liked making new friends & we loved the relaxed atmosphere of the trip & hostel. The hostel staff were helpful and even lent me a hairdryer when mine broke. Kate was friendly and welcoming and made things fun for the kids. We've booked another trip already! "
" Lovely location with great walks on the doorstep. Everyone joined in and it was great to share a room. Days out were the best bits with lovely walks where I had chance to talk to other parents whilst my son happily ran with the other kids. Day out to Llangollen was good too "
" We all had a really great experience. Both the kids and I made good friends. They were always entertained and I enjoyed sharing experiences with the other mums. The accommodation was great for kids and adults, location absolutely amazing with lots to do nearby. Group size felt just right, not too many to feel overwhelmed, and not too few either. "