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Northumberland Beach Holiday for Single Parents
Welcome to Northumberland, a magical place filled with ancient castles, golden sand beaches, rolling hills, rugged moorland and friendly little market towns. Home to England’s most tranquil and inspiring National Park, Northumberland’s breathtaking, unspoilt scenery offers something for all.
Surrounded by countryside with a sweep of incredible sea views towards the Farne Islands, Bamburgh Castle and with the Cheviot Hills as a backdrop, we’ll be staying on a working organic farm close to the superb Northumberland heritage coastline. Located just 1 mile from Seahouses and it’s traditional fishing harbour and 3 miles from Bamburgh and its magnificent castle and sand dunes, our accommodation is a short walk from miles of empty beaches. Surrounded by country lanes the location is perfect for cycling and walking.
A short drive takes us to the spellbinding charm of Lindisfarne Island, Alnwick, noted for its Garden and more castles than any other county in England.
Wildlife is one of the major attractions to the area. Directly opposite are the world-famous Farne Islands, a bird sanctuary which is home to hundreds of thousands of visiting seabirds and one of the UK’s largest grey seal colonies.
Boat trips to the islands leave from Seahouses during the season (Easter – October). Watch red squirrels roaming the grounds of Alnwick’s Hulne Park or why not take a Puffin Cruise to Coquet Island off Amble, where thousands of puffins congregate during the breeding season.
For sight-seeing there are castles and country houses galore, remaining sections of Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site can also be found in Northumberland.
Just a mile outside Seahouses and close to Northumberland’s best beaches. The postcode for sat navs is NE68 7UR
The trip is suitable for all ages including teenagers as there are a wealth of activities on offer in the area to entertain all. Please note, shared rooms are suitable for children aged 4 and above.
There are always a lot of questions we simply can’t answer on one page. Do check out the Northumberland Frequently Asked Questions page for the nitty gritty detail on this holiday.
For more general questions please have a look at the UK FAQ page.
Our accommodation is simple but comfortable, with an unbeatable location, just 1 mile from the quaint fishing village of Seahouses and 3 miles from Bamburgh Castle and miles of soft, sandy beach.
Newly built for 2010 and reclaimed from a once derelict farm building, the accommodation now holds 8 rooms which hold a maximum of 4 beds. Each room will hold either 2 x two people families, or private for 3 or 4 person families. Every room has en suite shower facilities.
There is a large communal sitting room and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, an elevated terrace and barbecue area with seating, a children’s play and picnic area and large grassed area for ball games.There’s also wireless internet for those who crave contact with the outside world!
The cost includes accommodation in shared rooms for 2 people or private rooms for 3 or 4 person families. Each room has two twin beds and one bunk and with ensuite shower facilities. Please note, as this is a bunk barn, you will need to bring your own bedding and towels.
The break will be accompanied by a Single With Kids coordinator who will arrange a daily outing or get-together each day. This is by no means obligatory – you’re free to dip in and out of any group activities as you wish.
The trip is self catering and there are good kitchen facilities available although a number of group meals (in and out) will be organised during the trip and possibly a barbecue depending on the weather.
This is a small to medium trip with a maximum of 32 parents and children.
Fabulous sunsets over Bamburgh beach
See puffins on the Farne Islands
Fun on the sandy beach
The bunk barn lounge
Seal cruises delight all ages
The castle on the hill
Bamburgh Castle and village
The cost includes accommodation in shared rooms for 2 people or private rooms for 3 or 4 person families. Each room has two twin beds and one bunk and with en suite shower facilities. Please note, as this is a bunk barn, you will need to bring your own bedding and towels
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What do other families think of Single With Kids’ holidays? Read a selection of our testimonials below:
" The holiday was very eventful. We enjoyed our time on the site and the coordinators Lisa and Cath were very kind and helpful when we got to the site and throughout the holiday. Our favourite part was being down at the beach and in the sea. The Wigwams were very nice and the people were great. "
" Second trip to Seahouses and Sam and I have had a great trip. Enjoyed beach trips and fish and chips by the harbour. Cath and Lisa organised well and ensured everyone was involved. Great time had by us both. Thank you. "
" Really lovely informative coordinators who brought the group together. Great and a friendly atmosphere we enjoyed this trip to the full. We would only change the weather. "
" This is my first time with SWK and we’ve loved it. The coordinators have been really helpful and brought everyone together. Christopher has made so many friends and loved the safe, fun environment. Can’t wait for the next one. "
" Had a fabulous week here in Northumberland. Everyone is friendly and the coordinators were helpful and organised everyone. We have both thoroughly enjoyed it and my son is already planning the next trip away. "
" Just had yet another great trip in Northumberland. Lisa and Cath were fantastic coordinators. As usual the trips were well organised and quite entertaining. "
" That was a very good holiday and my favourite part was seeing the seals and the puffins. I also liked going to the beach. I loved going to Alnwick Castle and seeing the giant in the pond. I liked staying in the bunk house and I liked the bedroom. "
" It was our second year in the Wigwams and not disappointed. We have had a fabulous time. Days at the beach, Alnwick Castle and fish and chips on the harbour. Great to spend time with old friends and make new ones too. Lisa and Cath did a great job coordinating us all, organising day trips, evening meets and helping the group to mingle. Top job ladies. Thanks for helping us make fab memories. "
" We’ve had a great week. This was our first SWK holiday and I was a bit apprehensive before coming but I was greeted by Cath as soon as I got here – who is very friendly, as are all of the guests. It’s been so nice meeting such lovely people and for Ey having people his own age to play with. It’s been good having optional stuff planned. I enjoyed all the day trips and the BBQ together. The facilities here are good. The kitchen in the bunk barn could be a bit bigger/better set out and have an extra fridge, but that is a minor detail. A memorable, enjoyable week. Thanks very much and hope to see you soon "
" “So much to do, and a fabulous barn. The highlights? The days out – Alnwick and Lindisfarne boat trip. For my daughter, the day at the beach. So much to do, and a fabulous barn! We’ve already booked xmas at Hargate and really looking forward to it. We really loved the bunk barn option instead of camping.” "
" A beautiful part of the country, with so much to do and so many options whatever age your child. My son and I both loved it! "
" We had a brilliant time and bonded together as a group in the wigwams. We would definitely book another trip. The highlight? Meeting other parents in the same situation as myself. Hearing the kids talk about what a lovely time they had had one the way home. "
" This holiday was brilliant, and we have met some wonderful people, an amazing group of parents and children in the wigwams.The seaside location is perfect, and the wigwam accommodation and facilities are excellent.” "
" The highlight? Seeing all the kids having such a good time together – an ideal way to holiday with children when you are on your own "
" It was great to have other single mums to talk to as well as other children for mine to play with. There were lots of planned activities but you could choose to opt in or out which was great. Also, those without their own transport teamed up with families who had space in their car, where possible which meant you got to know each other more quickly "
" I have just returned from my first SWK holiday to Majorca. What a fab time we had. Of course it was nerve racking to start with but everyone was so friendly. A big thank you to Chrissie who made us so welcome. Everyone helped everyone out so it felt like you were on holiday with your family – perfect for people like me who have children of different ages with very different interests and needs.
When I think of the 3 holidays I took the kids on before SWk on my own and how lonely I felt and compare it to Majorca there is no comparison !!! I made some great friends that I have seen since arriving back in England – even though they live “up North” and they have introduced me to other SWK members too! My kids made great friends too, who they cant wait to meet up with at Wickstead. So if you are reading this and you have booked something and are nervous – don’t be! you will have a great time If you are thinking about taking the plunge and booking a SWK holiday go on do it! "