Acres of gorgeous green space, an enchanting forest to explore and a fun, relaxing couple of days in the company of a fantastic group of single parents and kids; get ready for our Sherwood Forest Easter break!
We’re heading to Nottinghamshire for our Easter 2019 single parents holiday, in a fabulous location right on the edge of Sherwood Forest. Step outside the front door and straight into over 450 acres of sun-dappled green forest, where the kids can run free and blow off some steam while you drink in the fresh air and stunning scenery. It’s the perfect place to really get away from it all, catch up with old friends and make some brand new ones.
You can be as active or as chilled out as you like on this break, as there’s lots of activities and days out to enjoy for adults and children of all ages, but you’ll also have an amazing time just hanging out with the group and strolling through the beautiful forest. Sherwood Forest is known for its lovely walking routes, as well as cycle trails for families and cyclists of all abilities.
There’s the chance to Go Ape, hop on a ride or two at the local children’s funfair, make friends with some cute and cuddly farm animals and of course – join in all the Easter fun and games that Single With Kids has planned for you!
This is a 3 night trip during the Easter school holidays, from Friday 2nd April to Monday 5th April 2021
We’re staying in the historic village of Edwinstowe, right on the edge of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. The postcode for Sat Navs is NG21 9RN, while the nearest train stations are Mansfield and Shirebrook.
This break is suitable for single parents and kids of all ages – there’s lots to keep everyone happy, and children aged from tiny tots to teens have absolutely loved this trip in the past.
If you have any questions about this trip, you may find the answers on our UK holidays FAQ page.
We’re staying in fantastic modern accommodation in the perfect spot, right on the edge of Sherwood Forest in the charming historic village of Edwinstowe. Clean, comfortable and great for socialising, our accommodation comes equipped with all the facilities we’ll need for a memorable single parents break. This includes free Wi-Fi in communal areas, free parking, a bar and restaurant, a cosy TV lounge and large, perfectly tended garden grounds with a sun terrace.
As we’re staying in the homeland of the fabled Robin Hood, look out for the many personal touches celebrating the legendary Nottingham outlaw dotted around the accommodation – the kids will love discovering them!
We have a mix of private and shared rooms on this trip, many of which have ensuite bathrooms – private rooms are for your family only, shared rooms involve sharing with another family. Please note that shared rooms are not suitable for children under 4 years old unless you are sharing with friends.
The room combinations can hold up to 5 people in 3 single beds and 1 double bed; note the double bed is for two people ie a parent and child to share.
This is a 3-night self-catering trip, so no meals will be included in the price. Our accommodation has fully equipped self-catering facilities, but there is also the option to purchase breakfast and evening meals at an extra cost from the accommodation.
the group will be accompanied by a Single With Kids’ coordinator who will arrange group events during the break.
*Please note that entrance fees are NOT included in the price*
The main attraction of this break is the 450 acres of enchanting Sherwood Forest that greets you on arrival at the accommodation, perfect for lazy afternoon strolls and letting the kids run wild, discover nature and perhaps even build a fort or two. The Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre and Major Oak Tree, the world-famous tree said to be the former shelter of Robin Hood, are also close-by, as is the children’s funfair.
Fancy a day out? Take your pick of a wide range of tempting options, from the adrenaline-fuelled Go Ape courses to the idyllic walks, scenery and wildlife of Clumber Park. Walkers and cyclers can fill their boots at Sherwood Pines Country Park, which has over 3,000 acres of tracks, trails and walking routes to explore, along with cycling for families, off-road riders and more.
A fantastic day out for single parents and kids of all ages is White Post Farm, where you can get up close with thousands of friendly animals, from chicks, rabbits and deer to cows, pigs, ponies and even llamas. Zoom around on go-karts, do a little shopping, picnic by the lake and perhaps catch a seasonal show.
If you simply want to get away from it all and take it easy, we’ve got that covered too. Our accommodation is in easy reach of several wonderful parks, where you can relax with the group and enjoy a picnic while your kids play and make new friends.
Friday: Arrivals & Welcome Buffet*
Saturday: White Post Farm
Sunday: Easter Egg Hunt
* There will be a welcome buffet on the first evening, as well as being a great chance to meet everyone this is also the time to find our more about the planned activities.
(Please note: all activities are subject to change, and some will be weather dependent. Entrance fees not included)
As ever, we will organise a group activity each day but this isn’t boot camp – you’re free to dip in and out as you like or make your own agenda.
This is a medium size trip of around 40-50 single parents and children, so a great one for making new friends – whether you’re new to Single With Kids or a familiar face.
Outdoor fun in the forest
Visit the lovely White Post Farm
Modern hostel with good facilities
Children of all ages
Nearby kids' funfair
The stunning Sherwood Forest
A great value trip, the price includes 3 nights self catering accommodation in shared or private rooms. The accommodation will be exclusive to Single With Kids and the group will be accompanied by a Single With Kids’ coordinator who will arrange group events during the break.
*Please note that entrance fees are NOT included in the price*
The earlier you book, the cheaper your holiday will be:
Early Bird Price: Book before 30th September 2020 and save £10 per person
Late Bird Price: Any bookings from 1st November 2020
2 person families; shared rooms
3 person families; private & shared rooms
4/5 person families; private rooms
We still have ensuite and non ensuite rooms.
Ensuite rooms charged at a supplement of £5 per person (members) and £7 per person (non members)
" We had a fantastic time again. Thanks Mark for a great weekend. My kids loved it. It’s been really great and a great coordinator "
" It has been an amazing holiday. I have made lots of friends and it was fun. "
" We had a great time on the Sherwood trip. Loads of activities and well organised. Thank you Mark, Isabelle and Madeleine for all your organising and help. Can’t wait to come back. "
" Thanks for a lovely weekend. We had a super time. The venue is great, great location and loads of fun things to do. We will definitely come back. "
" A great weekend. Venue was super and a great location with a fab mix of children. This was our first Single With Kids experience and we will definitely do it again. Met some great friends. "
" We had a great time on the Sherwood trip. This is our first time on a Single With Kids holiday and certainly one of many. Looking forward to going to a new destination. "
" I really liked when we went to the farm. It was fun and I made some friends. "
" Thank you for a lovely Easter weekend away. Mark was so friendly, approachable and relaxed that it made us feel relaxed too. I was really impressed that he made a two hour round trip to collect a family from hospital after an accident. We had a relaxing, chilled and renewing weekend. Thanks so much. "
" Thank you so much for a lovely weekend, my first SWK adventure. Max and Frank have had the best time with new friends. The trips have been brilliant. I enjoyed them as much as the boys. Great trip, great company and Becky is the perfect host. "
" Thank you for a fabulous break at YMCA Sherwood. Loved Easter egg hunt, group games, Go Ape adventure. Co-ordinator was great and lovely group. Looking forward to my next trip. "
" Great weekend and thanks to all at Single With Kids for all the hard work. "
" We have had a lovely time here at Sherwood over the last few days. We have met lots of new people and also had some new experiences. Thank you to Becky who has looked after us all and made us feel welcome. "
" What a lovely weekend. Lovely company, great location, shocking weather but still plenty to do. Happy kids. Happy parents. "
" Fantastic experience for a first time with SWK. Lovely bunch of kids and parents. Very well organised with sufficient flexibility. Looking forward to our next trip already. "
" Totally fantastic and relaxing few days. Becky was brilliant at breaking the ice and bringing us all together as a group. The YHA staff were welcoming and very patient with so many children having lots of fun inside in the rain. "
" What a great weekend. We all had an amazing time at Sherwood Forest. Becky was brilliant and the YHA was a perfect base. The kids had a great time with all their new friends and I was able to relax (as much as you can with a two year old). The Easter egg hunt topped off an amazing weekend. Thank you. "
" We’ve had a really lovely time. Thank you to Becky; so friendly and such a great coordinator. The kid’s games night was a brilliant idea. Lovely group of parents and children. Will definitely book another trip "
" Fantastic location - even in February there was so much to see and do in the woods. We loved getting out and exploring but it was so much better doing this with other families rather than on our own. Would love to go back again. "
" Myself and my two children had a fantastic time! This was definitely the best holiday we've had together 10/10 Great holiday. No stress and happy children. Will definitely do again. "
" Finding a way for a single parent holiday with a 5 year old that works was the highlight! Thank you "
" What was not to like! Jacob had a great time. I love doing outdoor stuff at the weekend "
" Louis enjoyed making a den with the other children in the group "
" The people and children we shared with were lovely and we all seemed to get on well. "
" Nice way to meet other adults and kids, plenty of things to do.