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.
This holiday is a firm favourite amongst SWK single parents with so much to do and a lovely location shared with friends old and new. The sunsets here are amazing and you really do feel like you’ve left all your worries behind.
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 Google maps 🙂
There are a number of options for this holiday – 3 nights, 4 nights or why not stay the full week? (There’s certainly plenty to do in this area)
3 nights from Saturday 3rd August 2019
4 nights from Tuesday 6th August 2019
7 nights from Saturday 3rd August 2019
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. Please note, the cottages all use electricity meters which take £1 pound coins (not included)
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 (please note that any entrance fees are not included)
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
PRICES COMING SOON
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. There is also an annex cottage that is totally private.
The group will be accompanied by a Single With Kids’ coordinator who will arrange group events during the break. (Please note that any entry fees are not included in the price!)
Don’t forget to bring £1 coins for the meter (you’ll need about £10)
Prices coming soon!!
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;
" Great week again at the Fort. Great company but just our luck the heatwave has gone but that’s not stopped the fun. Well done everyone. See you in 2019 "
" We had a fab time. We felt very welcomed by Becky and her boys. Really lovely to meet so many families. Thank you. "
" We had a lovely couple of days at Fort Belan. It was great to see my four year old son running around with all the other children. The Fort had a central courtyard so the parents were able to watch the children playing. We met lots of lovely new people and had a good chance to catch up on the steam train. This was my first SWK trip and we thought Becky was such an easy going and lovely coordinator so the group gelled really well. Would come again as William had so much fun. Thanks. "
" We have had a lovely time at Fort Belan, such a beautiful place. We have only stayed for 3 nights, it definitely wasn’t enough. If we come again we will definitely come for longer. Becky was lovely and very helpful. We met some really nice people and my son Freddie had such a great time. He loved playing with the other children. Hopefully we may come back next year. Thank you. "
" We had a lovely time. Children enjoyed making new friends and exploring the Fort. Thank you. "
" Lovely building, great location, beautiful scenery, wet rain. Thanks for a great few days. "
" We spent a week here at Fort Belan. The children had a fantastic time here with all the children. Becky is lovely and easy going. We went to the castle, the beach, the green woods and caught the steam train. Met some lovely people to. I’m sure we will return again. "
" We had a lovely time. Accommodation was excellent. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots to do and even the weather didn’t dampen our enjoyment; there was still lots to do. We have had a wonderful holiday. "
" We have had a wonderful holiday. Many thanks. "
" Jake and I have had a lovely time at the Fort, a very unique location. We’ve enjoyed venturing out for ‘wet weather’ activities and the beach when the sun did shine
I’ve had a great time with my friends at the Fort....Jake 10 "
" Very much enjoyed having the company of others staying with us at the Fort and enjoyed seeing a bit of North Wales. Thanks to Becky our coordinator for a lovely week’s break.
I had a great time playing and doing lots of stuff with my friends and the Fort looked cool…. Jamie 12 "
" Alisha and I had a great time at the Fort. It was a great place for the children to play together and explore and SWK coordinator Becky was very welcoming. "
" I love North Wales and the Fort is a great location. Becky was lovely and tried her best to make everyone happy
It was really fun. I made a lot of friends. I loved the activities we did. We went to nice places. I learned to body board...Anastasia 8 "
" Great location. This was our second visit to Fort Belan and we will definitely be booking again. Lot’s to do in the area and the Fort is lovely. Really cosy and a fantastic location for a group holiday. Cath is a great coordinator and has the balance just right of looking after everyone, making sure the group get along and allowing families to do their own thing as well. We have had a great time and don’t want to go home!
I had an amazing time and couldn’t of had a better time.
Charlie (13) "
" It was our second visit to the Fort and was just as good as the first. The location is fantastic and there is loads of space for people to mix as they want. My son was delighted to see so many old friends from previous SWK trips and loved the beach, playing “infection” in the grounds and lighting fires in the evenings. Cath did a great job as coordinator. The weather was terrible so the planned itinerary had to be changed and she did a great job of recreating and organising activities to do in the rain that appealed to the age ranges of children on the trip. We are gutted to have to leave after three nights and hope to be back again at some point in the future. "
" Had a fantastic time at the Fort. Loved meeting old friends and made some great new ones. Trips were well planned and Cath ensured everyone was included. Would definitely book it again and hope Cath would coordinate it.
I really liked this holiday because of how lovely everybody was and the sleepovers were epic! However it would be better if it was two weeks long!
" Me and Emily had a fab time. Cath was really good looking after us especially as the weather wasn’t good. Anyone coming with Cath should ask her to cook Marmite pasta! Thank you. "
" A fantastic trip at the Fort. My cottage ‘By the Way’ was lovely. Cath was an absolutely amazing coordinator who was brilliant at getting everyone together for days out and we loved the bonfire on the beach. Thank you Cath for making our stay so memorable.
" Sam and I again had a lovely holiday at the Fort. Cath organised excellent activities suited for the ages of all the children. Weather was awful at the start but Cath organised alternative activities to keep us occupied. We both enjoyed paintballing and bonfire on the beach. Thank you Cath.
" We had a great holiday and the people and kids were great company and we all got along. Great base for everything we got up to. Would recommend to everyone to come here. Cath was fab.
" Such a great holiday. My daughter felt a little bit out of it on the first day but Cath noticed straight away and helped introduce her to the other kids and kept checking on her throughout the holiday. It was so lovely. Happy baby = happy mummy. Lots of great new friends made and can’t wait for Cath’s next trip. I’ll definitely be going.
" We had a fab time at the Fort again. The kids had a ball and Cath the coordinator did a fantastic job in making sure everything went smoothly. We will be coming back again next year!
I really liked the holiday. The Fort was great and the space to run about was good and the beds were comfy.
" This is our third time here at the Fort and our first time having Cath as a coordinator. There were a few plumbing issues in our house which Cath promptly looked into. Despite the mixed weather we have had a really great week full of happy memories. The setting of the Fort is stunning. Cath was warm and inclusive and really made an effort to think of interesting things to do each day. The group got on well and the left over buffet on the last night was a fab idea.
" Another amazing fourth stay at the Fort. Fabulous location that cannot be beaten. Cath did an amazing job of coordinating as usual with lots of favourite activities and some new ones too. The group was top notch. Met lots of old friends and some new. Another successful trip. Thank you SWK "
" We’ve had another fantastic trip at the Fort. Cath has been a fabulous coordinator. She organised lots of new activities and some old favourites too. We really loved the bonfire on the beach again and have had a great time. Even the poor weather at times hasn’t spoilt it. Can’t wait to come back again.
" Oliver and I had a really good time. Fort Belan is an amazing place – truly unique. Thank you Chrissie for discovering it. Cath was a fab host. The beach fire was fab.
" Thanks for another great week. Loved the fire on the beach and watching the kids play outside for hours on end. Lots of fun and happy memories.
" August 2017! Belan Fort!! What a location, fantastic choice, great beach, isolated and beautiful. 2nd SWK holiday and again just brilliant for me and Oliver. "
" After looking the SWK holidays website for over a year, I finally booked a break with my kids. Fort Belan over the summer has been great. Our accommodation consisted of two interlinked twin rooms which worked perfectly. I have 3 children, there were loads of activities for them to join in with, the highlight being the campfire on the beach. "
" Simply great! "
" 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. "