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Testimonials

' An absolutely fab weekend – maybe on top of the list for best hols! The kids have really enjoyed themselves and so did us big kids too!

- Theresa and Ben, 5 '

What do our holidaymakers think of Single With Kids’ holidays?

Nothing speaks louder than the opinions of our single parent families

Thousands of single parents have holidayed with Single With Kids over the years, from Lapland to the Lakes, and we’ve had some fabulous feedback. Take a look at some of these testimonials and find out what other holidaymakers think of our single parent holidays.

Amie and Lucie, 2 - (Pembroke)

" I never imagined that I would enjoy a single parent holiday, and to be honest I nearly cancelled it so many times, but now I am so so glad that I didn’t! It was 100 times better than I ever imagined it would be and we both enjoyed every moment of it!

I have never been on a holiday before that has been so jam packed full of fun, laughter, friendship and good times! The other parents there were just such lovely people and it was an absolute pleasure to be able to spend every evening out in the fresh air with a nice bottle of wine, good company, good conversation and lots of laughs! I was also blown away by how lovely all the children were and how much they all looked out for each other and enjoyed playing together.

The venue was fab and the surrounding area was beautiful with so much to do! I can’t thank you enough for all the hard work that you put in (which I know was a LOT!) to make this holiday so enjoyable for everyone – I know you had a lot of early morning cleaning up sessions to do from all of our late nights! What you do is provide a fantastic service and opportunity to the people who need it the most, and it has certainly left me feeling so much more positive about being a single parent – in fact I don’t think I ever want to do a couples holiday again!! Thank you so much for everything. "

Christine, Alan, 14, and Peter, 11 - (Morocco at Easter)

" Wow! First time with SWK and the holiday exceeded expectations. Elaine got the perfect balance, I always knew where the group was and was always free to choose. I surprised myself how much I joined the group and enjoyed the range of company. Thank you SWK – great organisation and a great time. Thank you Elaine – you make good things happen! "

Roy and Mia, 9 - (Majorca)

" It was a lovely holiday and great that all the parents and children got on so well. My daughter was sad that we only stayed 7 days! The highlight? The lovely people that we shared the holiday with and the fun we all had together. "

Max and Amelia - (Egypt at Easter)

" 3rd SWK trip abroad, best yet! A lovely bunch of parents and great kids. Met some wonderful people and already future holidays and meet-ups are planned. All the kids got on so well together and friendships have been made for the long term. Snorkelling was superb and amazing, whilst the boat trip was the best day. And finally, Chrissie was right - Elaine is a brilliant coordinator (you can give me the £10 later!) "

Amelia, 9 - (Egypt at Easter)

" This was the best SWK holiday ever! I really enjoyed every bit of it, especially the boat trip! We all really enjoyed the swimming and water slides. I would really like to come here again. Also, on my last night, I saw a shooting star! The best part of the holiday was making friends. "

Sam and Beth, 10 - (Pembroke)

" Beth had a fantastic time with new friends. This is a big part of our going away with SWK. She gets friends to play with 24/7 and I get a rest and some adult company. Stunning location with very friendly staff. Great caterers for several nights. So nice to be spared the cooking and delicious food! Been on 5 Single With Kids breaks and never been disappointed yet. Can’t wait for the next one. How’s that for an honest compliment? "

Jackie, Joseph, 17 and Daniel, 7 - (Morocco)

" Daniel, Joe and I have had a lovely time. All entertained in our own ways – all happy, all chilled. Food great, fun great. For myself, there was especially inspirational, intelligent, excellent and amusing adult company. Thank you all! "

Alan, 14 - (Morocco)

" I’ve had a great time, met lots of new people and enjoyed myself! The pool and sea were great and the food was lovely. Elaine was brill for organising and I especially enjoyed the sand buggies. It’s been great – thanks Elaine! "

Debi, Matthew, 11 and Chris, 7 - (Hargate)

" Another fantastic weekend – we all had a ball. Thank you to everyone who did the organising and the food etc. Great to see friends old and new. My social life was never this good when I was married and I’m proud to be part of such a fantastic group of wonderful people. "

Paul and Scarlett, 5 - (Morocco)

" The holiday was excellent - a good crowd with loads of team spirit, cooperation and assistance, which was especially useful for me with a 5 year old child. Great weather, lovely hotel. Elaine’s hard work and commitment to ensure the group had a smooth holiday was a credit to her. Well done SWK! "

Tina and Caden, 13 - (Egypt at Easter)

" Thanks Elaine for another great SWK trip. Caden and I have had a great time and are especially grateful to you for your time and help when Caden was suddenly taken ill. Holiday was fantastically organised as before and we will certainly look forward to the next... "

Caden, 13 - (Egypt at Easter)

" Good people, good times! Another great holiday with Elaine and all her hard work. "

Rachel and Cali, 9 - (Lakes in May)

" Our first SWK trip and it couldn't have been better! Stunning location and a lovely group of people. A great experience for parents and children and lots of new friendships. Thank you Laura for being a great coordinator! "

Julie and Jonas, 5 - (New Year in the Cotswolds)

" Just to say thank you for the company and the fun. Jonas has had the most amazing time and you’ve helped me manage a difficult time in my life – I appreciate it. I’ll be on another trip soon! Happy New Year! "

Jane, Alice, 7 and Sophie, 5 - (Center Parcs)

" Elaine was a superb co-ordinator - perfectly pitched organisation, very understated - she made sure everyone was included but was never pushy if anyone fancied doing their own thing. I really appreciated having the itinerary e-mailed before the holiday as it's great to know what is planned and it helped with organising meals out, etc.

We have been to Center Parcs twice before with SWK and this was the best visit ever! It was wonderful to see the children get on so well and gain such confidence during the holiday. The highlight of the holiday for me was when the two kind mums we were sharing with kindly took my two daughters down a water slide and I actually managed to swim by myself - bliss! I can't wait to book again for next year! Fantastic holiday for both children and parents - so much to do. "

Amanda and Callum, 9 - (Lapland)

" Lapland and the group surpassed all of my expectations. I've been overwhelmed so many times - peace and joy as well as laughter and singing. Absolutely the holiday of a lifetime - beautiful people who've given me beautiful memories. "

Vickie and Alfie, 5 - (Lakes in May)

" 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! "

Lydia and Kayleigh, 9 - (Egypt at Easter)

" My favourite SWK holiday so far. The group was the perfect size and everybody was good fun and supportive. I wish we had an extra week here! Thanks Elaine for all your hard work. "

Alan, Laurel, 12 and Esme, 9 - (Majorca)

" A really great holiday, the kids made loads of friends and spent most of the time in the pool. Elaine was really helpful and went well beyond what I would have expected of her as a coordinator. Both evening trips into the town were a great success. The highlight? The kids making friends and swimming in the pool. For me, having the time to relax and socialise knowing the kids were having a great time. It's a great holiday for all the family. "

Shaun and Paris, 7 - (Lapland)

" Amazing holiday, fantastic group - a real magical Christmas! "

Sarah and Lucy, 8 - (Pembroke)

" We both made friends easily and felt comfortable right away. It was lovely to be with people in the same situation and share experiences, gain confidence from many aspects of conversation. It was great to see all the kids playing and be able to chat, laugh and relax with new friends. It was different to anything we've done but overall a positive, fun and memorable holiday for us both.

It was a beautiful place and there was plenty to do. The accommodation was clean and nice. The co-ordinators were lovely and helpful. We had a lovely break, we met great people in a safe, fun, beautiful place. We would definitely book another trip and recommend this one. It was enjoyable, fun, safe and relaxing! "

Simon and Joshua, 10 - (Morocco at New Year)

" Quality time with son and quality people. Single With Kids has totally changed how I view holidays with my son. A great experience for Josh and I. Great group and a wonderful coordinator Elaine. Really appreciate all of the thoughtfulness and the considerate approach. Josh and I both had a great week. Thank you – we will be booking again.
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Gemma and Jude, 4 - (South Coast at Easter)

" We had a wonderful time. The accommodation was amazing and so were the people. Sarah was a fantastic coordinator, she made us feel at ease straight away and was very friendly. The highlight? The nights spent as a group having a buffet or a barbeque in the lodges. It was really good to get to know everyone and let the children play together and have the freedom to run around. We really, really enjoyed it and I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't love the holiday too. "

Anne-Marie and Tristan, 6 - (Littlehampton)

" 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. "

Sarah, Benjamin, 4 and Samuel, 3 - (Egypt at Easter)

" This is our first SWK holiday and I wasn't sure if I had tried to take on too much with two boys aged 3 and 4 in Egypt. In reality, even though it was hard at times, we had a great time! So nice to be amongst friends, and all the kids looked after each other. Great job from Elaine and Calder! "

Jill, Katie, 12 and Sophie, 7 - (South Coast at Easter)

" Very relaxed, nice site – loved the hot tub, the children spent 90% of their time in it. Excellent coordinator. There was plenty of opportunity to participate and do a lot as the co-ordinator was brilliant at organising and making sure everybody was happy. I however, found that all the mums in our lodge got on so well and we were happy relaxing around the lodge a lot of the time. All the kids got on great and were happy just playing and jumping in and out of the hot tub and scootering around the site. It was a great chance to relax and not feel that we had to be dashing off anywhere. I even read my book! Great would definitely book again. "

Joshua, 10 - (Morocco at New Year)

" This holiday was lots of fun and it gave me a good impression of what group holidays are like. I’d love to do it again. All of it was well organised, with every activity lifting our spirits. All the other kids were really friendly. The general spirit of this holiday felt like we were all a big family, sticking together and having a blast. "

Beverley, Elisha, 9 and Lydia, 4 - (Sherwood)

" Our second SWK holiday and better than the first – even more fab! We have had a fantastic time. The accommodation is lovely, the kids have had so much fun making friends and getting fresh air – what more do you need! We have all had so much fun. "

Gary and Emilia, 6 - (Lapland)

" Absolutely fantastic experience, which will remain with both Emilia and I for so many years. Happy Xmas and looking forward to another holiday with SWK! "

Natalie, 16 - (Morocco New Year)

" Just what I needed – a quick burst of sunshine before I get back to the studying and busy year ahead. It was a lovely holiday with lovely memories that we will always remember, like the New Year’s Day excursion where I learnt to drive for the first time in a dune buggy with my mum screaming down my ear!
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Catherine and Heidi, 5 - (Fort Belan)

" 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! "

Yvonne and Fionn, 17 months - (Sherwood)

" Although been on a few meets, this is my first SWK holiday and it lived up to its reputation and more. Absolutely fabulous, laughed so much my sides hurt and great to meet so many fantastic people. Myself and Fionn will definitely be going on more. "

Sarah and Oliver, 8 - (The Lakes in May)

" 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. "

Neil, Kayleigh, 13, Sinead, 11, Niall, 7 and Shaun, 5 - (Ambleside)

" The highlight of the holiday was seeing the kids with friends old and new. If they're happy, it makes it easier for me to enjoy myself. "

Kirsty and Maddie, 5 - (Camp Yorkshire)

" It was fantastic! Lots of friends for Maddie, and I really appreciated the chance to chill out with a lovely bunch of people. Effectively 20 babysitters, the way we all looked out for one another’s kids and felt comfortable doing so. Will definitely be back! Would like to say thanks. Both Maddie and I blossomed on this holiday. It has shown me that I can cope with anything life throws at me because no matter how it feels when I’m at home with all my coupled up friends, I’m not unusual and there are people in the same boat. And what’s more they are fantastic people who I really want to keep in touch with. It may sound a bit sappy but coming away with SWK has totally changed my outlook on life. (Don’t you think that a lot of the time we were having way more fun than the ‘traditional’ families?!) Thanks again x "

Paul, William, 13 and Jessica, 10 - (Majorca)

" Excellent holiday, made returning to work today really hard, should've done 10 days. Good mix of mums and dads made a good group, like going on holiday with a large family but without family politics! The highlight? Diving off the starfish was good, the beach party and drinking local shots, taking the kids out, girls first then boys, on the pedaloes was great. "

Deborah, Leila, 10 and Lily, 3 - (Tipis)

" The tipi was fun and a lovely tranquil setting with a great group of mums and kids,with such a range of ages the children all found a friend. "

Linda, Bethany 16, Phoebe, 13 and Liberty 6 - (20+ SWK holidays)

" We have had the most amazing two years with SWK and been on about 20 holidays. My girls absolutely love their trips away so they’re not missing out on holidays. The SWK trips are so fantastic that the girls will be talking about them nostalgically as adults. "

Amber, 12 - (Morocco at Easter)

" It has been the best holiday ever and I wish it wouldn’t stop because it’s been really fun! "

Adam, 14 - (Morocco at Easter)

" I have really enjoyed the holiday. I’ve met some great people and I’m going to miss everyone. I’ve gained loads of new experiences and had loads of fun! "

Lydia and Kayleigh, 7 - (Tunisia at Easter)

" The coordinator, Elaine was great. She really put a lot of effort into making sure the group had lots to do and stayed together. It was also nice that the trips were reasonably priced and that there was no pressure to book them like you normally get on package holidays. This format really worked for me and my daughter. It was lovely to be able to get some guilt-free adult time knowing that she was having fun with her friends. It's the first holiday since I've had her where I actually got to read a book! I'll definitely do more trips with SWK - I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders knowing that I'll always have a group of friends we can holiday with. Incidentally, I think there's a gap in the market for this type of holiday for families with one child, because keeping an only-child entertained on holiday is difficult even if you're holidaying with an adult ;-) It was a lovely way to spend the Easter holidays. Much better than sitting in the rain at home. "

Fiona and Spencer, 6 - (Tipis)

" The highlight of my holiday was the location and freedom for my son to play and explore. I would recommend the holiday to other single parents because of the chance to meet people in similar situations and children to also see single parent families similar to their own. "

Natalie, Lola, 6 and Thea, 4 - (Majorca)

" Nice group of people, very helpful and friendly coordinator, and all very well organised. I think this is a really good holiday idea for single parents and I would definitely book another in the future. Having adult company for me was great, and the children had a wonderful time with other children of their own age. Highlight? Spending time with my children in the secure environment of a group. Good value for money, comfortable hotel in a good location, and very family friendly. "

Corinne and Chloe, 11 - (Camping in the Lakes)

" The trip was made by lovely like-minded mums. We all got on great and mixed in different combinations for the days out and camp fire chats. The kids were a delight and got on great together. Chrissie - you should have seen it- on the last day they spent hours dressed up as indians with bows and arrows running about - even the 12 year old twins! It was a fabuolous setting for them - so freeing and safe. It was so peaceful where we were. The weather was gorgeous and at night you could sit out and the sky was full of more stars than you can imagine- bats, owls, birds etc. Chloe had the best time - yet again!! "

Jennifer, Daniel, 5 and Lucy, 2 - (Morocco at New Year)

" Wonderful holiday – great location, hotel and amazing people. I was anxious taking a 2 and 5 year old abroad for the first time but everyone’s helped out and made it a great relaxing treat. Thanks to all, especially Elaine (trip co-ordinator) who made it extra special with great treats and boxes of toys on New Year’s Eve and the beach party. Thank you SWK and Elaine. Happy New Year 2014! "

Sarah and Alex, 8 - (Croatia)

" Best trip yet! A beautiful spot, so nice to be around so many different nationalities. The highlight? The boat trip to the beach. Absolutely loved it! "

Rachel and Joel, 10 - (Pembroke)

" We will definitely do more hols with SWK. I am addicted to holidays! We were in Thyme Cottage which was perfect for my son (who has Asperger's) and I. It was lovely to belong to the group however also good to have somewhere to go if we needed some space. I just felt relaxed and happy throughout all of the holiday. Access to beautiful places, friends we made - all highlights. "