Single Parent Families Review SWK Holidays | Single With Kids



' I have met the most amazing of people through SWK, and am honoured to call them lifelong friends ... THANK YOU!!!!!!

- Helen and Aimee '

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.

Amy and Lucie (10) - (Wye Valley )

" We’ve both had a really lovely few days. Thank you so much. It’s been a perfect mix of some lovely activities in such a beautiful setting. Lots of fun together and a relaxing break all rolled into one. Lucie has loved making new friends and using the hot tub. Thanks for everything. "

Caroline, Jessica (6) and Chloe (4) - (Tipi Break)

" We’ve had a wonderful break away in our Tipi. Fantastic location. It’s brilliant to be able to let the kids just be free in such a secure location. The girls have enjoyed making new friends and loved the day trip to Puzzleworld and swimming in the river. We would definitely do this break again so please run it for next year. "

Claire, Jack (6) and Wilf (3) - (Tipi Break)

" What a magical place this is and a great place to let the children run free. Staying in a Tipi has been a real experience and it has definitely given me the confidence to take the boys camping again. Thank you. "

Vicky and Sam (10) - (Tenerife )

" Better than our expectations. Great fun, company, food, views, accommodation and day trips. Need more than a week. Best feeling when your child tells you what a fun holiday they are having. "

Ruth and Maya (5) - (Tenerife )

" Such a great relaxing break. Claire took all the stress out of everything, letting everybody else enjoy the fun and company. Sure we will be back again soon. Thank you. "

Sue and Aaron (12) - (Summer in the Fort 2018)

" 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. "

Sam, Cheyenne (11) and Dakota (9) - (Summer in the Fort )

" 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. "

Teresa and William (4) - (Summer in the Fort )

" 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. "

Paul and Charlotte (11) - (Sardinia )

" Such a great week. Fabulous company and you organised everything brilliantly. Charlotte and I are converted to SWK. Hopefully next year on another holiday. "

Andy and Katie (14) - (Sardinia )

" Great holiday made by the people we were with. Such good fun everyday guided fantastically by Elaine. A fabulous week to remember. "

Alison and Fraser (11) - (Greek Island Escape )

" Our third SWK holiday and definitely not our last. Rhodes has been fantastic. The hotel was excellent and the company superb. Many thanks to Donna for her excellent organisational skills. "

Mary, Phoebe (17) and Priscilla (15) - (Greek Island Escape )

" This was a totally amazing holiday. Brilliantly organised with so many activities to choose from. The boat trip was one of the best days of my life. Everyone was friendly and the kids got on so well making it all the more relaxing for the adults. The hotel was fantastic and the staff were efficient, helpful and friendly. No complaints from me "

Dawn and Ross (8) - (Pembroke )

" This has been a lovely break, so much better than I ever imagined. Thanks to Becky, Phil and Oliver for organising all the great activities and especially the games, quizzes, singing and barbecue on the evenings. And thanks to everybody for sharing your stories and your great outlook on life. It has made the future seem full of possibilities for fun and adventure. It has been a delight to meet you all. "

Laura and Peter (5) - (Pembroke )

" We have had the most amazing week in the Welsh countryside and coast. Fab location with lovely people and glorious kids. Thanks to Phil and Becky for the team spirit and organisation. Great sing songs, BBQ, beach games, new friends and more. "

Val and Rosie (14) - (Norfolk )

" Fantastic location. Everything you need is in the property and a bonus being right on the beach. Would stay here again. Mark was always available for any questions or help with anything. Thank you. "

Sarah and Louisa (9) - (New Year in Stratford )

" We had a lovely time. It was a great mix of people who were friendly and fun. It was organised well by two coordinators who were very helpful and accommodating. The location was lovely and we hope to be back next year. "

Mark, Isabelle (10) and Madeleine (8) - (New Year in Stratford )

" Had an absolutely fantastic time. Definitely be back again next year. Jo and Lisa have been fabulous. Great crowd and great location. Thanks SWK. "

Natalie, Charlie-Joe (10) and Sienna (5) - (New Year in Stratford )

" This has been our first SWK trip. We have not done anything like this before – come away on our own for two overnight stays far from home. I had to push myself to do this. Although after reading all the reviews and discussions on the website I felt it would be a good move. It’s been fantastic, so happy we came. Everyone was so friendly and we felt comfortable and welcomed. Interested in coming on another trip with SWK. Thanks. We loved it. "

Sarah, Olly (11) and Giovanna (9) - (Montenegro )

" Great location, so close to the beach and in walking distance from Budva. Excellent hotel with amazing food. Max did a great job getting everyone together and organising some lovely excursions. We’ve all had a fab time. Thanks "

Penny, Elliott (7) and Rowan (4) - (Menorca )

" We’ve had a fantastic time on our first SWK holiday. Gorgeous hotel, location and amazing coordinator. Thanks Kate. I’m sure that the kids will be talking about this holiday from now until the next one. "

Deb and Anna (14) - (Menorca )

" 1. holiday. Great fun. Great people, destination and host. This is our sixth SWK holiday and definitely not our last. Thank you. "

Diane and Lucy (8) - (Matlock Carnival Weekend )

" Fantastic location. Well chosen day time activities to suit all ages. Laid back evening arrangements. We both had a fun but relaxing break. Thanks to Jo and Jake for coordinating, well done. And thanks to a fab bunch of parents and kids who definitely made our holiday. See you all somewhere in the future no doubt. Weather was fantastic. Couldn’t have asked for more. "

Beth, Euan (10) and Alex (7) - (Matlock Carnival )

" What a weekend adventure we have had. It was welcoming, warm and beautiful. What all three of us needed after a challenging and difficult time. Mission accomplished, we got here and lots to tell people when we get home. I recommend SWK to people and children who understand. A great holiday "

Lisa, Lily (12) and Eleanor (12) - (Welsh Bank Holiday )

" We’ve had a fantastic time here in Llangollen. The location is great with so much to do. We really enjoyed the steam train ride and playing by the river. Jo was a fantastic coordinator, organising different activities to suit the ages of the children. We’ve had a lovely, relaxing time here and would definitely come here again. "

Lisa, Sean (10) and Ewan (8) - (Welsh Bank Holiday )

" 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. "

Ava - (Lanzarote )

" This holiday has far exceeded my expectations. I have absolutely loved each and every moment of it. Elaine has been extremely organised and very helpful throughout, going above and beyond to make our holiday exceptional. Doing a SWK holiday was the best choice I made especially because of how young my daughter is. The support and unity shown by the whole group has amazed me as a group of complete strangers quickly became reliable compadres. All of the children gelled well and looked out for each other which was amazing to see. Definitely booking a SWK holiday again, wouldn’t do it any other way. Thanks for everything. "

Natasha, Yoshi (9) and Peach (9) - (Fun on the Farm )

" The children had a wonderful time and so did I, seeing how quickly they adapted to free range life, running around with all their new friends. Lots of time to talk and laugh with the other parents and chew over shared experiences. It was great knowing the children were safe, happy and spending time away from screens for a while. I would wholeheartedly recommend the trip to other single parents wanting a different sort of holiday in the UK. "

Carol, Charlie (13) and Lucas (8) - (Easter in the Fort)

" 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! "

Anne and Sam (12) - (Dubrovnik )

" We had a brilliant time in Dubrovnik. The hotel is in a beautiful location next to a beach and with a mountain view and 20 mins into Dubrovnik. We loved the activities in the hotel, it’s great for sporty kids and particularly teenagers as there’s a ‘teenage lounge’. Considering the food is all inclusive, it’s really tasty with different fresh fish every day. Our co-ordinator, Sandra, was excellent at organising excursions and made everyone feel welcome. Dubrovnik, of course, is stunning and well worth a couple of visits. I’d thoroughly recommend this holiday. "

Phil and Sam (10) - (Crete )

" Very good trip with a nice hotel and good food along with a special trip that other trips don’t have. My rating 9.6. Good trips. It’s worth it. "

Nicki, Elliot (10) and Seth (8) - (Crete )

" Thanks Sarah for an amazing week – our first SWK experience. The location and hotel is amazing but your tireless enthusiasm and wonderful organisational skills meant that this trip has exceeded all of our expectations. We loved the harbour swim, beach trips and sunset jaunt. We are leaving relaxed, refreshed and invigorated with a group of new friends. Thank you and thank you everyone. "

Claire and Amelia (5) - (Cornwall )

" This was our second SWK holiday at Atlantic Reach and again it surpassed our expectations. We have made wonderful friends and thoroughly enjoyed our trips out round Cornwall. Hosts Alison and Jamie have been great. Amelia is now officially a member of the Jamie fan club. We had a few days out with the rest of the group and particularly enjoyed the day at Treyarnon Bay. St Michaels Mount was also a fab day out. Amelia and I have loved our holiday. We will be back. "

Alan, Alex (15), Phoenix (10), Liberty (5) and Shelby (3) - (Christmas Party Weekend )

" First time on a SWK trip. I have four children of varying ages. We have all really enjoyed the break in this amazing place at this stunning location. Hope we can attend further breaks away and would definitely come back here, despite a seven hour journey from South West Wales. Thank you again for a lovely time and the chance to meet some really nice people. "

Jane, James (9) and Thomas (8) - (Christmas Party Weekend )

" Third year running and not disappointed. Fabulous time again with great people. Top entertainment (best yet) and Jo and Cath did a brill job of sorting all the arrangements and making us all welcome. Will definitely do again and always nice to see old faces and make new friends. "

Gill and Louis (11) - (Christmas Party Weekend )

" What a fabulous weekend. We had such a laugh. Entertainers were excellent. Father Christmas such a hoot. Kids had a fun time. Both coordinators, Cath and Jo, were first class and brought everyone together. Everything was well organised and fun throughout the whole weekend. I’ve been on many breaks with SWK and will continue to do so. Always great fun. "

Kate and Alfie (11) - (Center Parcs )

" This was our first SWK holiday and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My son had lots of children to play with and there was so much to do. Met some lovely people. Thank you for everything. Great holiday. "

Liz and Jake (10) - (Algarve )

" Amazing holiday. We’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Elaine has seamlessly made every moment easy. We’ve made some wonderful friends and would highly recommend this trip. Thanks Elaine and SWK. "

Patrick and Rufus (10) - (Algarve )

" I’ve never been on a SWK holiday so was nervous and unsure about what to expect. We’ve been made to feel welcome from the start and we’ve both felt lucky to have met some wonderful people. Add to that amazing food, glorious weather and a kind, considerate hostess in Gill, what more could you ask for? See you next year. "

Dave and Carys (11) - (Algarve )

" Fantastic holiday. Gill smashed it out the park with her activities and meal bookings. The Grill restaurant is fantastic. Boat trip was the best. Thanks Gill once again. Join in the fun, just do it. "

Ian and Eve (7) - (Alcudia )

" First SWK holiday for me and Eve. Lovely people, lovely location. I haven’t laughed so much in a long time. Friendships made that will last for years. Will be booking for next year asap "

Lou and Sonny (7) - (Alcudia )

" This was our third SWK holiday and again has been fantastic. I feel like I’ve barely seen my son as he’s been off playing with his new friends but a happy kid = a happy mummy. Becky has been absolutely great. Nothing has been too much trouble and she has gone above and beyond expectations. We will definitely be back again. My only grumble that it goes too quickly! "

Austin & Katie (Age 14) - (Dubrovnik )

" Thank you to Elaine and SWK for a third great holiday. Katie and I have had such a fun and relaxing holiday. I am always grateful for the work that all the coordinators do. I love telling people back home about the fact that you are such a brilliant company "

Salli & Joshua (Age 5) - (Crete )

" Another great SWK holiday & again I leave with new friends "

Shona, Anya (Age 13) & Kiron (Age 10) - (Dubrovnik)

" This was the first time we have done this ‘SWK on tour’ thing before but the hotel was really nice. It is an amazing country and I hope to visit again
Kiron (Age 10)
I was very impressed. I loved making new friends and going on exciting trips. It turned out to be a very good holiday with 3 beaches, great food and lovely weather.
Anya (Age 13)
Thank you Elaine and Chrissie for organising a lovely week in Croatia. I was quite apprehensive but wanted to find out what it would be like. Made some lovely friends and the kids enjoyed playing with the other children. Croatia is a wonderful place and we loved the choice and variety of activities.

Phil, Thomas (Age 8) & Lewis (Age 5) - (Alcudia )

" My first SWK holiday. Took a bit of courage to do but I can quite honestly say one of the best things I have ever done. I would recommend SWK to anyone "

Emma, Hannah (Aged 6) & Isla (Aged 3) - (Sardinia )

" It’s been a really wonderful break – just what I needed! I have really enjoyed the chance to relax and wind-down and it’s been great to see my girls enjoying meeting new friends and having a great time too. I have really liked the resort – comfortable accommodation, great pools, food better than expected and great local beaches and it’s been good to do our own thing as well as doing things within the group. Lynnsey has been a brilliant coordinator – she’s lots of fun and kept us well informed as to what was happening. Thank you so much! "

Alison and Jamie - (Stratford New Year )

" One of the best New Years we have had, really enjoyed. Will be back for more. "

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

" Simply great! "

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

" 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. "

Doug and Oliver (10) - (Summer in the Fort)

" 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. "

Ruth and Molly 5 - (Northumberland)

" So much to do, and a fabulous barn. The highlights? The days out – Alnwick and Lindisfarne boat trip. For my daughter, the day at the beach. So much to do, and a fabulous barn! We’ve already booked xmas at Hargate and really looking forward to it. We really loved the bunk barn option instead of camping "

Rob and Jack - (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! "

Lisa, Lily and Eleanor - (Christmas Party Weekend)

" What a fantastic magical weekend away to get us all in the mood for Christmas! We’ve had a great time at Hargate Hall and the coordinators Cath and Laura made sure that all the actives ran smoothly and that everyone had fun and felt welcome. What a great weekend. Thank you. "

Kim & Emilie (Age 11) - (Dubrovnik )

" This was my first SWK holiday and was very apprehensive but thanks to meeting two lovely friends and their super girls we have had the best holiday we could. The hotel and pool are excellent, far better than expected for a 3 star. "

Tracey & Lily (Age 7) - (Tenerife )

" What a lovely holiday! My 3rd with Single with Kids and first time abroad with them. My Daughter and I had a great time with some lovely people. "

Cathy & Leo (Age 7) - (Tenerife )

" Thank you for such a great holiday. I didn’t know what to expect but it was so lovely and everyone was so friendly. EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING!!! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, looking forward to our next SWK trip. "

Valerie, Sebastian (Age 14) & Charlotte (Age 12) - (Sardinia )

" Lovely resort! Fantastic choice of pools and beach, ran out of time to do everything I wanted to do – will need to return to Sardinia someday.
Most enjoyed the resort, lovely if you’re looking for a sunny holiday. Plenty of trips into the beautiful Sardinian countryside.
Charlotte (Age 12)

Penny, Sophie (Age 16) & Amy (Aged 13) - (Sardinia )

" Beautiful weather, wonderful location, and a lovely bunch of people! Wish I’d discovered SWK years ago! Favourite thing – boat ride and swimming in the beautiful sea! "

Kellie with Olivia (Age 13) and Sofie (Age 10) - ((Montenegro Jul & Aug 2017))

" Thanks for another fabulous SWK trip – great hotel, great group and great fun! Thanks to Sarah and Jay for coordinating seamlessly as always! Here’s to next year! "

Mark, Charlie (Age 8) and Jacob (age 5) - ((Montenegro Jul & Aug 2017))

" Wonderful holiday with SWK! Enjoyed the trips especially the boat trip – hotel was great, Sarah and Jay were fun, friendly and very efficient with their trip organising (and being able to improvise!) Overall a lovely break in a good hotel. "

Andy & Emily (Age 10) - ((Montenegro Jul & Aug 2017))

" Great holiday! Sarah is fantastic. Lake Skader was a beautiful place and Emily enjoyed swimming in it. Also the water park was great. "

Sarah, Elle (Age 7) & James (Age 6) - (Crete )

" This has been my first SWK holiday and overall I think it has been fantastic. It’s been so good to wake up knowing there will be a friendly face at the pool, at breakfast or things to do with others!
I would definitely book again.

Simon & Emily 12 - (Croatia )

" A fantastic holiday in an idyllic location. Like the majority of the group, this was our first time with SWK. We picked the right holiday - match the destination with the age of the kids, most in our group were around 9-12ish. All the kids got on great straight away. That made it so much easier for the adults to relax, and I think we all got on really well as a result. I thoroughly recommend this destination and if like me you looked at this for a couple of years trying to decide if you wanted to join the club - do it now!!! Our highlight was not a trip or a sight, it was that the kids and the adults all got on so well. "

Jo & Dan 15, Ben 12 - (Fuerteventura )

" Thank you! Elaine and everyone. SWk made it really easy to get away for a completely stress free holiday. The hotel was safe and lovely. Having a group of friends around made you feel part of a group but not overwhelmed. It was a great combination of friendship, laughter and relaxation. The children found new friends and had some much needed independance in a lovely environment. Thank you it was EXACTLY what we needed "

Catherine (SWK coordinator) and Tom - (Various!)

" This will be my 6th year with SWK, 4th year of coordinating. When I went on my first SWK holiday to Ola Cecilia I was amazed to find all of these single mums (no dads on that trip) that all had a story but all knew how to laugh and enjoy themselves. Since then I've made lifelong friends and had some most amazing times. But most importantly, Tom has realised that he is not the only one whose dad has died, and his confidence has soared through making friends with strangers, and helping me with coordination.
Thank you Chrissie, for making this possible. I think our lives would have been very different (in a bad way) if it wasn't for SWK

Grant and Morgan, 14 - (Various!)

" I cannot begin to fathom how boring my life would be without SWK. This is our fourth season doing trips and Holidays through Single With Kids. My diary revolves around SWK holidays. I only wish I'd found out about you years earlier than I did. My kids and I have made some amazing friends because of you Chrissie. I can't thank you enough. "

Chris, Em and James - (Menorica May 2016)

" Thanks for making our first trip abroad as a family of three, so much fun. We've had a blast. We loved exploring the island, made lots of memories and some fantastic new friends! "

Bill and Thomas, 11 - (Various!)

" Our first SWK trip was a Wicksteed Camp ... as a family we were still reeling from the chaos of separation ... watching it dawn on the children, as they slowly began to realise that everyone on the field had just one parent with them, was a delight I'll never forget. "

Elaine (Coordinator) and Calder - (Various!)

" Through SWK, you have made a massive difference, I will never forget the difference you have made to us; the trips for us are just an added bonus, it is the people we have met and the support we have received. I still remember the darkest times as a single parent, feeling desperate and alone, I wrote a post (on the forum) when I had no where to turn and not only did I get lots of support online but you rang me to make sure I was okay. Those days for us thankfully are a distant memory, but for others that is where they are, so I feel privileged to be able to support them, through co ordinating with SWK. So a big thank you!!!! "

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. "

Nick & Joseph, 5 - (Tenerife )

" It's been great, first timer and would def do it again. Thanks Elaine (coordinator) & the crew. "

Cath & Kiera, 9 - (Easter in the Fort )

" 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 "

Simona & Nico, 10 - (Bulgaria Ski )

" The SWK organisation was fantastic. We felt welcome, Chrissie (coordinator) was lovely, helpful, kind, well organised. I could relax and not think about anything, and this was wonderful. "

James & Samuel, 8 - (Bulgaria Ski )

" A great holiday, superb accommodation and great SWK reps in resort! Very sociable and well organised. "

Dianne, Scarlett and Mimi - (Sherwood Forest Centre Parcs )

" This trip was everything I'd hoped it would be! I'd been to Center Parcs before with my girls on my own several times and although the daytimes are great fun, the evenings are always lonely without adult company. This group holiday was perfect! You can do group activities or your own thing during the day and night. Both myself and the girls really enjoyed meeting new people, sharing a villa with other families and always having something to do. It was a great group, great fun and well organised. "

Amy & Ryan, 7 - (Lapland )

" We had an AMAZING time - it's not often the real things exceed the picture promise, but on this occasion it has. Everything has been very well organised "

Daniela & Draek, 3 - (Lapland )

" This was the first Xmas of Draek and I away from the family. It was also one of the funniest of all. Claire (coodinator)was amazing and always on top of things "

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. "

Nicola & Max, 9 - (Lanzarote )

" We really enjoyed being with a big group of people and always having someone around to talk to and for Max to play with. Elaine (coordinator) was amazing and went above and beyond to help and keep everyone informed -Max was ill and we nearly missed water park but she encouraged us to go knowing Max would regret it if he didn't go and she was right! ! I was also ill one night and she picked Max up for dinner and he arrived home happy and worn out 3 hours later -I dont think Elaine could have been any better plus she was a lovely interesting person with a big heart!! The people the hotel and feeling part of a big happy family safe and secure! ! Much too lonely when just the 2 of us! "

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. "

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! "

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.

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. "

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!

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. "