North Wales is a fabulous destination for a cheeky summer jaunt. Breathtaking scenery, stunning coastline and lots to do – and what’s more, we’re staying in an old fortress for this trip! The accommodation is spread across a number of large, well appointed, group cottages within a Fort, in 40 acres of private land in a seaside location. The Fort is situated on the North West Wales coast, only nine miles from Caernarfon by road, and on the tip of a peninsula. This gives fabulous views across to the Menai Strait and the Isle of Anglesey and the area enjoys fabulous views and sunsets.
Safe bathing may be enjoyed from Dinas Dinlle beach. This is a very fine three mile stretch of golden sand which slopes gently into the sea and so is suitable for adults and children alike.
The unique location of the Fort provides an ideal base for exploring and visiting some stunning sites in North Wales. Travel on the Great Little Trains of Wales. Explore the unique and mysterious Lleyn peninsula or ride into Snowdonia, to the peak of Snowdon on the famous Snowdon Mountain Railway. Some of the finest mediaeval castles in Britain are only a short drive away – Caernarfon, Conwy, Beaumaris and Harlech are truly impressive and in fact the whole area is steeped in history, myth and legend. Visit the awe inspiring Hydro Electric Mountain in Llanberis, see Museums, Zoos, Sea Life Centres, Woollen Mills, Potteries or Craft Shops. In this part of North Wales the list of attractions for visitors is endless.
When you’ve seen the sites, there are some great beaches locally and rock pooling is a must! Or simply chill out in the lovely surroundings of the Fort with new found friends whilst the kids play. This is YOUR holiday and it can be as full or as laid back as you want it to be.
A great location for a summer holiday in Wales – the Fort is in Gwynedd, North Wales. The nearest station is Bangor, the postcode for sat navs is LL54 5TP. To check directions by public transport, we recommend using the website www.traveline.info or click on the little Google map to the right.
3 nights from Saturday 12th August 2017
4 nights from Tuesday 15th August 2017
7 nights from Saturday 12th August 2017
Suitable for families of all ages – North Wales has a good mix of beaches and outdoor fun, mixed with local attractions.
Shared rooms are not suitable for children under 4.
We are staying in unique cottages, all set around the courtyard within the walls of this historic 18th century Fort.
All the properties have their own distinctive character and offer a selection of double, twin and family rooms. One bedroom is even known as the Royal room, a reference to the fact that members of the Royal family once stayed there in centuries gone by!
Each cottage has a well equipped kitchen, a dining room and it’s own living area and the cottages are interlinked.
This is a self catering trip and no meals are provided however a couple of communal meals will be arranged throughout the holiday, starting with a ‘Meet & Greet’ buffet on the first evening (everyone brings something for the table).
Further details will be provided closer to the event.
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. The cottages run on electric storage heaters, fed from a meter which takes £1 coins. Please note this is an additional charge is likely to take around £10-£15 in coins per family for the weekend.
A smaller trip with around 30 parents and children on this break – a great size for anyone considering their first event with Single With Kids.
The fort is on a peninsula overlooking the sea
The fort has its very own cannons!
A unique setting
Lovely, landscaped spaces
Nicely appointed accommodation
The prices are per person for the 3, 4 or 7 night holiday. There are a mix of single, double, twin and family rooms, with double, twin and bunk beds – we will allocate these according to the mix of ages and genders in each cottage.
The group will be accompanied by a Single With Kids’ coordinator who will arrange group events during the break.
Don’t forget to bring £1 coins for the meter (you’ll need about £10)
Shared rooms available for 2/3/4 person families for 3 nights
Shared rooms available for 2/3/4 dad and child/ren families for 4 nights
Private rooms available for 2/3/4 person families for 3 nights
|Dates:||No. of Nights:||Room Options||Adult||Child (each)|
|Sat 12th Aug - Tue 15th 2016||3 nights||Private||£140||£110|
|Tues 15th Aug - Sat 19th Aug 2016||4 nights||Private||£185||£145|
|Sat 12th Aug - Sat 19th Aug||7 nights||Private||£325||£255|
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|Dates:||No. of Nights:||Room Options:||Adult||Child (each)|
|Sat 12th Aug - Tue 15th 2016||3 nights||Private||£165||£130|
|Tues 15th Aug - Sat 19th Aug 2016||4 nights||Private||£220||£170|
|Sat 12th Aug - Sat 19th Aug||7 nights||Private||£385||£300|
This is a regular favourite on the SWK calendar and we're delighted to share the feedback from those who have been on this holiday;
" 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. "
" A great location and the Fort was a great trip as usual. Special praise for Dawn for her friendly outlook and for being very organised. Friendship opportunities for both kids and parents. "
" The accomodation was a lot bigger than I expected in terms of the shared lounge & other areas meaning that you could choose to either be around other people or not. Dawn our coordinator was brilliant & lots of fun! Dawn and her children made us feel really welcome, giving us a tour of the cottage and explaining everything. Her daughter decorated a stone for us all with our names on which was lovely and made us feel really welcome. I felt she organised the trips really well even getting us a good discount for one of the parks. I liked the way she brought people together in an evening. She was the perfect coordinator and I hope she does it again. The girls said it was their best holiday EVER and I can't argue with that! I would go again because I think there's no need to pay expensive prices for a fantastic holiday away. It's great to have other parents around who are in a similar situation and there just to lend a hand if it's needed. "
" Very well thought out holiday location/venue and friendly welcoming group. The highlight was meeting other parents, seeing my daughter have fun with the other children and everyone getting along so well "
" Great for kids. Also great for meetings adults in similar circumstances and chatting with them. "
" The set up of the accommodation meant we could re-group at the end of a day in one of the lounges which worked well. As well as location and standard of accommodation the size of the group was ideal. The description didn't do the place justice - I was really pleasantly surprised "
" It was an ideal place for the children to have a sense of freedom but also assurance that they were safe (particularly when the gates were locked in the evening). The location was unique and amazing "
" Fantastic holiday! Jess was an amazing coordinator, didn't want to come home, really hope you do it again next year. Cottages were lovely, location amazing but having a good coordinater makes a real difference even Jess son Alex was great helping with luggage can't praise them enough. "
" 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. "
" Great location, kids enjoyed company of other kids. The fort itself was pretty cool! "
" There are lots of us who would love to go there again next Easter for the full week...please consider offering it again. "
" Loved the accommodation and location and hope you do it again and that we get better weather next time :-) "
" I just wanted to say my daughter and I have today returned from the 3 night break at The Fort in Wales. As this was our first trip I was obviously a tad nervous and apprehensive. But we found it great fun and even relaxing !!!! The coordinator Jo was great,From the time we arrived she made us feel welcome and part of the group. The other parents were also friendly and welcoming.As were the older kids,Very helpful and friendly to the younger ones. Looking forward to next trip.
If it is your first time and still thinking about booking, Take the leap you won`t regret it !!! "
" Morna was a great co ordinator. She really cared that everyone was happy and her and her children were lovely. The location was amazing, right on the beach and it was good that all the cottages were interconnecting so the children were always safe "
" It's a favourite part of the world for me, the fort was a wonderful and special location, and the group gelled really well. There was a good balance of activity you could join and space to do your own thing. Choice of activities was great too. Weather was cold but clear so allowed lots of outside time. We both had a really great time. Sarah was a fantastic coordinator - I loved her relaxed yet well organised approach and her attention to detail at times. She went out of her way to be helpful. "
" Great location, my son loved it. Excellent beach and castles nearby. Unique place to stay.
" Everyone was friendly and the atmosphere was great. The location was stunning and having an area for the younger kids to run around in by themselves while being visible at all times was perfect. "