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3rd May 2019

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Bank Holiday Lakes

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The Lake District is a lovely location all year round and a great destination for a Spring break. A popular break in our program, we couldn’t help resist a bank holiday break here. The rhododendrons will just be coming into blossom, the nights lighter and it’s a great place for getting out and about after the long winter months.

Ambleside is in the very heart of the Lake District and a popular base for watersports, walking and climbing enthusiasts as well as those who simply want to amble in the market towns enjoying good company and local attractions. Lying at the heart of the Lake District National Park at the head of Lake Windermere, the town nestles under a crown of fells. The central location makes it an ideal spot from which to tour the Lake District, with the towns of Windermere, Grassmere, Ambleside all within very easy reach.

Many lovely walks can be taken from Ambleside, one not to be missed is the walk to Stockghyll Force, a beautiful waterfall set in woodland one mile to the east of the village. At Waterhead pier rowing boats can be hired, or you can take a trip on one of the launches which sail on Lake Windermere, stopping at Bowness-on- Windermere or journey the full length of the lake to Lakeside at the southern lakes.


This is a 3 night trip for the May Bank holiday weekend, arriving on Friday 3rd May, leaving on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May 2019 (and probably spending the day locally)


Located just on the outskirts of Ambleside, close to lovely market towns and with the fabulous backdrop of the south Lakes. The post code for sat navs is LA22 9LX

Family Ages

As this trip has shared rooms, the minimum age is 4 years old.

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We’re staying in a lovely bunk barn for this break.  Value accommodation but recently refurbished to a comfortable standard, the accommodation offers a large communal lounge, well-equipped self catering kitchen, toilets and showers and a number of large, dormitory-style rooms with bunk beds.  The rooms will be shared with families with the same gender parent, a great way to break the ice and create a ‘sleep-over’ style feel for the children.

Please note – shared accommodation is only suitable for families with children over 4 years old.

Board Basis

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 bring something for the table), through to a good value pub lunch in Windermere.  Communal pasta and pizza nights are good fun too!

Further details will be provided closer to the event.

The holiday will be accompanied by a Single With Kids coordinator who will organise group events and outings. These events are not obligatory, feel free to dip in and out as you choose. **Any entrance fees are NOT included in the price**

What's Included

The cost includes self catering accommodation in 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.

Trip Size

A smaller trip there’ll be a maximum of 25 parents and children on this break – a great size for anyone considering their first event with Single With Kids.


Prices & Booking

A great value trip, the price includes 3 nights self catering accommodation in shared rooms. The accommodation is basic but recently refurbished and is in a great setting. The accommodation will be exclusive to our group.

The group will be accompanied by a Single With Kids’ coordinator who will arrange group events during the break.



Availability for most family sizes – please check the options available for your family in our shopping cart.


Members' Prices

3 Nights  Room TypePrice per Person
Fri 3rd May - Mon 6th May 2019Early Bird - book before 31 July 2018Save £5 per per personShared room£70
Late Bird - bookings from 1 Aug 2018£75
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Should you not be a member of our Rewards Club, you can click on the orange graphic at the top of this page to read about the benefits of joining – including a saving 15% off the non-members’ prices of the Single With Kids’ holidays and breaks.

Don’t worry if you don’t want to join yet, you can still book as a non member, simply follow the link in the table below.

Non-Members' Prices

3 Nights  Room TypePrice per Person
Fri 3rd May - Mon 6th May 2019Early Bird - book before 31 July 2018Save £5 per per personShared room£85
Late Bird - bookings from 1 Aug 2018£90
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Check out what our past guests have said....

Dawn and Ross 8 - (Bank Holiday in the Lakes 2019)

" What a great weekend with fantastic people in the most beautiful venue. The activities were all great fun, but the best thing about the trip was the way the children were able to play freely outdoors from dusk to dawn. Becky is the best coordinator too! "

Mel, Louis 12 and Nathan 10 - (Bank Holiday in the Lakes 2019)

" The most amazing place where kids have freedom to run about in the woods and vast grounds. Location could not have been better with beautiful hills and walking paths to explore. Fantastic company and Becky did a brilliant job as coordinator. Kids absolutely loved it and so did I. "

Amel and Habeeb 8 - (Bank Holiday in the Lakes 2019)

" Superb weekend which me and my son tremendously enjoyed. Beautiful location, wonderful host and an all-round great trip. "

Kate and Ioan 8 - (Bank Holiday in the Lakes 2019)

" Beautiful setting ideal for children to play out with freedom. Great location. Fab hostess / coordinator! Lovely mums and kids! Thanks. "

Vicky and Charlie 10 - (Bank Holiday in the Lakes 2019)

" The location is well worth the drive. Would love to stay longer and go on organised walks and bike rides while there. Becky pulled it out of the bag once again. Thanks. "

Jo and Lucy (6) - (Bank Holiday in the Lakes 2019)

" Magical, wonderful place. Location, fantastic activities, especially the barbecue! Becky is a brilliant hostess. Thanks. "

Lisa, Sean (10) and Ewan (8) - (Welsh May Day 2018)

" We’ve really loved our trip at Llangollen. Loads of activities within a short distance of the hostel. Paddling in the river, great swimming pool in Acrefair (Plas Madoc), fabulous canoeing at Chirk Boathouse and stunning views from the boat trip across the aqueduct. The hostel was in a lovely handy location with shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance and a small fun park by the river. Great company and a very welcoming and thoughtful coordinator. "

Michelle and Felix - (Pembroke 2017)

" First trip with SWK for Michelle and Felix. We have had a wonderful holiday so far down at Fresh Water East beach today. Beautiful. Will do this trip again next year. Lovely group. Nice and friendly bunch. Looking forward to BBQ and marshmallows shortly. "

Jane, James (8)and Thomas (7) - (Welsh May Day 2018)

" Another fabulous location. Loved the closeness to a quirky town, near the stream and lots to do. Jo arranged some great trips and pulled everyone together. She did a great job of getting everyone together. Had such a lovely time and don’t want to go home. Would definitely stay again. "

Warren and Charlie (4) - (Summer in the Fort 2017)

" Simply great! "

Penny, Lily (11), Harry (9) and Grace (5) - (Summer in the Fort 2017)

" 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 "

Kathy - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" The Lakes holiday was wonderful and our co-ordinator Laura was fabulous and very, very funny. What a great Bunch of Ladies- let’s do it again! "

Siobhan - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" Thank you for organising this fantastic holiday in an amazing location. Lovely bunch of people, nice relaxing holiday, beautiful location for walks and swimming if desired. Can’t wait to do this again. "

Charlotte&Reece - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" Fabulous location, great company and the kids had a ball! Definitely a great experience of SWK. Loopy Laura extremely entertaining. Can’t wait to do the next one. "

Jake, 11 - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" I really enjoyed the trip and there was lots to do especially jumping in the lake and going into the Town. Please do it again because it is so fun for everyone. "

Cali Rose Foster ,9 - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" Lovely playground had lots of fun; made friends, Laura was amazing and beautiful scenery. Stream a bit too treacherous. PLEASE DO THIS AGAIN! "

Mandy - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" Had a wonderful time on all accounts- great company, fun activities, really loved the walks shame about the cheese. "

Kate - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" Thank you for giving us the time to settle in and have a lovely couple of days together. Jake and Joe have both enjoyed the fantastic location and meeting some great friends. We had a great co-ordinator whose skills improved to the hugest level through the days - you will go far. Hope to share some more time with you and SWK in the future "

Vicky&Alfie - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" A truly fabulous weekend into SWK. Alfie and I thoroughly enjoyed it, although I will be glad to go to bed without having to bolt the door behind me! I'm looking forward to many more SWK holidays, and just this weekend is the beginning of many new and exciting journeys! "

Sarah&Ol - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" Thank you for organising such a fun weekend, giving us loads of opportunity to bond as a group, it’s been great to see all the kids getting on so well ad letting us mums relax and get to know each other- lots of laughter and wine just what we all needed! It has been a great introduction to SWK and I'm sure we’ll do another holiday with you as soon as we can- if you are the co-ordinator on the next one Laura that would be fab. "

Alfie - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" I had a perfect time! "

Nicky&Chloe - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" Thank you for organising and coordinating our wonderful trip. The company, location and weather were all fabulous and both Chloe and I have had a great time. We've made wonderful friends and wonderful memories.


Rachel&Cali - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" 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. lots of new friendships. Thank you Laura for being a great co-ordinator!


Emily, Jack&Cara - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" A wonderful introducing to SWK. Fab mums and great kids. We all bonded so well. Laura was very funny and organised. We will definitely do this again.


Hugh, 9 - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" I really liked the trip, and I had a very good on the trip to the caves. Also I discovered how much I liked shaping stones, and I had a good time, especially at the caves. Pity no-one brought a torch.


Chloe Green, 11 - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" I really enjoyed staying here and you organised everything which is amazing. You choose the right things to do. THANK YOU (P.S you are really funny!!)


Reece, - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" Caving was amazing I loved going to the pebbly beach it was very good. I would come to the lakes again.


Jack P, 10 - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" I really enjoyed going into the caves and swimming in the lake. It was very fun and I’d love to come again.


Jack C, 9 - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" I loved caving, swimming and talking it was just what I needed.


Libby Waterhouse, 8 - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" I absolutely loved the caves I managed to get up; I also got some new shoes. I didn't like having a blister but my mum put some cream on and then a plaster. I just loved the trip (P.S I had such a great time here at the lakes! I wish that it could last forever!)


Caitlin, Nicole&Siobhan - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" I liked it a lot when we got to go and play at the adventure playground. Thank you for organising our trip. I liked it when we went on the boat.


Cara Potter, 7 - (Lakes Bunk Barn May 2013)

" I loved when we climbed up into the caves and there was a cave at the back and in it, it said help and rest in peace. I did not like the bit when I fell in; we were playing in the lake when I fell in.