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Half Term in Ironbridge

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15th February 2020

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Half Term in Ironbridge

This is a fantastic value-for-money getaway at the start of the February half term with so much to do for all the family. Step back in time and view some of the great historical developments in the area; from the iconic Ironbridge to local science attractions or get out and about in the breathtaking Shropshire landscape.

England can be beautiful at the enf of the winter, and our location for this holiday is well placed to to make the most of it.  Set in the Midlands, Coalbrookdale is ideally situated within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. Whether you’re looking to get out and about and explore the lovely scenery; visit one of the many fabulous, family-friendly museums,  or visit the local tea rooms with new friends, there is something for all.

Our grade 2 listed accommodation is within easy distance of the hands-on science attraction Enginuity; an interactive design and technology centre showing how ideas are turned into products. Walk among the Victorians at Blist Hill Victorian Village, a recreated Victorian town as featured on BBC2’s Victorian Pharmacy. Canal Street is a must-see, with its drapers, photographers, sweet shop and fried fish dealers and try the horse and cart ride!


Coalbrookdale is centrally located in the Heart of England in Shropshire, close to Ironbridge. The nearest station is Telford, the postcode for sat navs is TF8 7NR.

Free onsite parking.

To check directions by public transport, we recommend using the website or click on the little Google map to the right.


This is a 3-night holiday from Monday 15th February to Thursday 18th February 2021 during the half term school holiday.

* please note that we are aware that this might not coincide with your half term break; we have booked the dates based on the majority of the school holiday dates. 

Family Ages

This holiday is suitable for all ages with so many attractions to interest tots, teens and parents! Please note shared rooms are not suitable for under 4’s.

Any Questions?

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15th February 2020

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Our accommodation is in a converted  grade 2 listed building, built by the Coalbrookdale Company in Victorian times. Steeped in history this hostel has many original features and offers a great value venue.

There is a self catering kitchen and lounge areas as well as well-tended grounds for enjoying the outdoors. Bedrooms are set over the first and second floors with a mix of private and shared rooms, many with ensuite.  A private room is for you and your kids only, whereas a shared room will be shared with other families with the same gender parent (as with most YHA hostels). Shared rooms are a great way to make new friends and are suitable for anyone with children aged 4 or over.

A licensed bar is available which also sells hot and cold soft drinks.

Board Basis

This is a self catering trip and no meals are provided however there will be the opportunity for communal meals out as well as a Welcome buffet on the first evening (everyone brings something for the table).

What's Included

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. **any entry fees are NOT included in the costs**

Please note, towels are not provided, bedding is.

Things to do

This is the perfect location to enjoy winter days either exploring the spectacular countryside or visiting the many local attractions in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. From museums, historical houses, shops, tea-rooms and leisure attractions; this location really does have it all! An itinerary will be confirmed before the weekend, an example of this is as follows:

Tuesday:   Arrive. Evening get together

Wednesday:   Visit Blists Hill Victorian town museum and sample life as it was over 100 years ago.

Thursday:   There are a number of options depending on ages of your children and indeed the weather. A trip to Ironbridge town, with a walk along the River Severn is a good way to enjoy this lovely part of the country.  Alternatively, if the weather is wet, Wonderland mini theme park is a fab day out suitable for children aged up to 12.  Enginuity museum is great for older children, with hands on activities and interactive exhibits.

Friday:  Departure day – with an address book full of new friends!

* Admission prices are not included in the cost of the holiday

Please note: this is your break and you’re free to dip in and out of events as you wish,  we want you to have a fun holiday and not feel like you’re at bootcamp! If you want to do your own thing or even just relax and have a chilled out break while the kids play, that’s all fine too.

Trip Size

A larger trip – this is a ideal opportunity to meet like-minded families to enjoy the attractions together.


Open for booking!!

Prices & Booking

The prices are per person for this 3 night value holiday, in either a private or shared room. (Shared rooms will be shared with families of the same gender parent and are a great way to make new friends)

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

Early Booking Discounts

The earlier you book, the cheaper your holiday will be:

Early Bird Price: Book before 31st July 2020 and save £15 per person

Late Bird Price: Any bookings from 1st August 2020


We currently we have availability for all room types:

2 person families: private & shared

3/4/5 person families: private & Shared

We have some en-suite rooms at a supplement of:

Members £5 per person
Non Members £7 per person

* please contact us for further information on these rooms.


There are no testimonials for this trip as it's a new location, however below are some testimonials for some of our other Single With Kids UK trips:

Jayne and Joe 5 - (Ironbridge 2020)

" Our first SWK holiday and had a fab time. Great crowd of people, kids all got on, adults all got on. Looking forward to the next one. "

Jo and Jools 12 - (Ironbridge 2020)

" Great holiday. Great location. Great company. Great coordinator.


Nicola and Krissy 6 - (Ironbridge 2020)

" Great trip. Lovely days out, boozy evenings and excellent crowd.

Krissy 6 - (Ironbridge 2020)

" I loved the Victorian Museum.

Paul, Theo 12 and Nina 8 - (Ironbridge 2020)

" We have had another lovely trip, excellent coordinator – would recommend.

Emma and Ashley - (Ironbridge 2020)

" First SWK trip. Well organised, enjoyed the trips and although we couldn’t make the walk to Ironbridge would have loved to have come.


Vaughan, Katie 12 and Ciarán 11 - (Ironbridge 2020)

" A great trip in a fantastic location. Gill was an excellent coordinator. Will come again.


Marie and Alfie 12 - (Ironbridge 2020)

" Brilliant trips, lots of lovely people and Gill a great coordinator as usual.


Claire and Hope 9 - (Ironbridge 2020)

" It was our first SWK trip and we loved it. Made loads of spanktastic people and Hope has made lots of new friends with sleepovers galore. Thoroughly enjoyed the Victoria Bust Museum and Enginuity. We will definitely be going on another SWK break in the future although I need to give my liver time to recover first! "

Cathy and Daniel 6 - (Ironbridge 2020)

" Yet another lovely SWK break – in spite of the floods, we had a great time, and the sun finally came out!

Dan says – I had a great holiday at Ironbridge and I saw the flood, and I love it! I loved Enginuity.

Thanks from us both and here’s to next time.


Rob and Andrew 6 - (Welsh Bank Holiday 2019)

" First SWK holiday and we had a great time. Andrew hasn’t stopped smiling since meeting his new friend Ophelia and is keen to come on another trip, as am I! Thank you to everyone for the warm welcome and the laughs.

James and Rebecca 4 - (Center Parcs - Lakes 2019)

" A fantastic time, Rebecca and I made some amazing memories. Wonderful meeting new friends for Rebecca, some great adult time too. Looking forward to getting the next trip booked.

Sarah and Zachary 9 - (Center Parcs - Lakes 2019)

" Really great break and well coordinated by Jo. It’s been lovely spending time with the other families making memories. Great first experience with Single With Kids.

Cat and Kodie 8 - (Easter in Sherwood 2019)

" 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.

Sally and Alex 10 - (Easter in the Fort 2019)

" Our first holiday at the Fort. Myself and Alex have had a really good holiday. Cath has been really friendly and helpful as a coordinator. A great holiday.

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.

Kerry, Ruby 11 and Luca 7 - (Easter in the Fort 2019)

" This is our third Single With Kids trip and our first UK trip. We have had three wonderful days / nights at the Fort in Wales. Cath is a super star. The group (although some knew each other) were so friendly, welcoming and kind. We have made so many special memories and we can’t wait to book our new SWK adventure.

Lisa and Jude 8 - (Easter in the Fort 2019)

" From the moment Jude and I arrived we were made to feel so welcome. Such a friendly group of kids and grownups. This was our first SWK trip and we were both a bit nervous but we shouldn’t have been as the atmosphere is lovely and inclusive. Jude has already told me we are coming back next year but for longer.

Emma, Benedict and Libby - (Ironbridge 2017)

" 1. Really lovely location. Fab couple of days and well organised by Gillian. Some guests didn’t tidy up after themselves but plenty of people to help.

Hostel could do with someone to come in to clean each day in the communal areas as some very messy guests here.

We’ve had a really lovely time and met some lovely people. The kids adore these holidays.

Magdalene and Max - (Ironbridge 2017)

" Lovely location, many places to visit and plenty of space for children to enjoy their time. Great holiday. "

Cath and Kiara - (Ironbridge 2017)

" Great holiday. Really enjoyed it. Fab location. Gill is a great coordinator. Very friendly and great company. Would definitely come again "

Jo and Jake - (Ironbridge 2017)

" A great trip in a brilliant location. Gill was a lovely coordinator and we had some great days out. "

Lisa, Tily and Eleanor - (Ironbridge 2017)

" I’ve really enjoyed this trip. Great location with lots of places to visit. Gill has been a great coordinator and organised some good group discounts for the places we have visited! The hostel facilities are good with lots of space for the kids to run around. "

Jane, James and Thomas - (Ironbridge 2017)

" Another fabulous trip which was excellently coordinated by Gill. The hostel was good with lots of space in the main areas for kids to run around. Love these holidays. Great location. Great trips and fab people, making memories. "

Wendy and Emily - (Ironbridge 2017)

" A brilliant location and coordinator. Lots to do in the area. "

Catherine, Katie, Christy and Naonhan - (Ironbridge 2017)

" Really liked Gill as a coordinator. She was friendly, hands on and inclusive. She really made an effort to make the children’s party fun and to make interesting suggestions for the group to do. She listened to parent’s questions and concerns and was patient and responsive. Ironbridge is a fab location and we had a lovely trip. The YHA house was spacious and it was great to have a communal lounge. Overall though an enjoyable trip. "

Lisa, Lily and Eleanor - (Ironbridge 2017)

" I really enjoyed the trip as it was well coordinated and the places we went were exciting and good. Gill was a great coordinator and was very helpful and well organised. Overall I loved the trip and want to do it again. "

Sarah & Oliver 8 - (Lake District Break)

" 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 "

Mark, Isabelle 7, Madeleine 15 - (Center Parcs)

" Myself and my two children had a fantastic time. This was definitely the best holiday we've had together. Sharing a lodge helped with the workload and everyone got on so well. 10/10 "

Rob & Jack 5 - (Pembroke)

" It was one of the best holidays I have ever had, and Jack has already asked me to take him again. Pembroke/Stackpole is a terrific destination with loads to do in the surrounding areas, but everyone is great, and really friendly. The kids all play well together. A lovely bunch of adults and children! "

Anne-Marie & 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 "

Vickie & Alfie 5 - (Lake District Break)

" 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! "

Patricia & son - (Hereford Cottages)

" The people were all quite similar so we all got on well. The age range of the kids was good. The accomodation was lovely. It was better than expected. We had an absolute ball. Thanks very much indeed! "

Andy & Katharine 6 - (Welsh Break)

" 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 "

Lisa & Thomas 15 - (Peak District Break)

" Absolutely stunning location really felt like we got away from it all, lovely walks planned by coordinator and we all helped out at meal times. Great sized group and cheap break away to recharge our batteries. Will definitely book again "

Anon & daughter - (Peak District Break)

" My daughter and I loved this break - the accommodation was better than I expected for the price and the group got on really well together. We really enjoyed the walk to the waterfall and for me it was great to spend time with other single parents "

Lisa & Lily 10, Eleanor 10 - (National Forest)

" This is only our second trip with SWK. This time it was with a larger group of people, so we didn't know how it could compare to the last one, but we really enjoyed it. The group size was really good, just a shame we didn't have longer together. The kids liked making new friends & we loved the relaxed atmosphere of the trip & hostel. The hostel staff were helpful and even lent me a hairdryer when mine broke. Kate was friendly and welcoming and made things fun for the kids. We've booked another trip already! "

Lisa & Thomas 4 - (Welsh bunk barns)

" Lovely location with great walks on the doorstep. Everyone joined in and it was great to share a room. Days out were the best bits with lovely walks where I had chance to talk to other parents whilst my son happily ran with the other kids. Day out to Llangollen was good too "

Alison & Isaac , Leo - (Wales Break)

" 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. "