based: Queensland, Australia
Australian family holiday specialists offering a range of Asia and Fiji packages, Disneyland deals, cruises, kids club resort packages and hotels in Australia and worldwide. Also special single parent and kids group holidays.
| family/child friendly | single parent | Australia | Fiji | Asia | Worldwide |
Canvas Holidays Featured Site
Canvas Holidays offer a single parent discount if there is only one adult travelling when the stay is for 7 nights or more. Canvas Holidays provide high quality family camping holidays on hand picked sites with first-class facilities and entertainment, right across Europe, including: France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Switzerland, Germany and Holland.
| single parent | Europe |
Eurocamp Featured Site
Single parent family holiday parc breaks across Europe, offering a wide choice of adventure activities and courses (from canoeing to mountain biking), kids clubs, swimming pools etc. For single parents in particular they offer flexible accommodation in modern holiday homes, lodges, tree houses or tents; a friendly courier team on hand to help out on arrival; and a range of single parent family savings.
| single parent | Europe |
Franklyn D. Resort & Spa
based: Jamaica, West Indies
Caribbean all-inclusive family resort with single supplement waivers for single parent families during the summer and fall; the waver can also be combined with other promotion for even more savings. Also help for the single parent in the form of a 'vacation nanny' who is assigned to each family during their stay.
| single parent | Jamaica |
based: Austria, Europe
Holiday hotels created especially for families, which welcome single travelling parents; with hotels in Carinthia, Croatia, Bavaria, Italy, Styria, upper Austria, Tyrol, and Salzburg. Offering single parent families apartments with no surcharge, additional vouchers on 1-week bookings, especially designed clubs; available during autumn opening.
| single parent | Europe |
Five family holiday parks at beautiful coastal locations in England and Wales. Each park offers a wide range of family activities (up to 70 free activities), great entertainment acts, themed breaks (party breaks, jazz weekends, scooter rally, rugby weekends to name but a few), stylish bars, glittering shows, restaurants and arcades. Choice of self-catering or half board accommodation.
| family | single parent | groups | clubbing | concerts/music festivals | theatre/shows | Christmas/New Year | Christmas/New Year party breaks | England | UK |
Real Family Holidays Featured Site
Family holidays to discover and experience the natural world, created by the Field Studies Council. Offering affordable all-inclusive family breaks so that families can get active in nature together, they are a mix of organised activities and free time to explore the countryside and coastline. They welcome all types of family, including single parent families and grandparents.
| family | single parent | UK |
Single Parent Travel
based: Maryland, USA
Single parent trips, weekend getaways and longer cruises and tours; Single Parent Travel is a tour operator devoted to solo parents and their families with all trips aimed at lone parents, grandparents or any other adult who travels alone with kids.
| single parent holidays | USA |
WALES: Family holiday at Dale Fort, Pembrokeshire
An inexpensive family break at Dale Fort, a converted Victorian Military Fort located in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Dale Fort is in a spectacular position on a rocky peninsula, about as close to the sea as you can get. It offers comfortable accommodation with indoor common rooms and a bar to relax in, outside is a games field and a lawn and decked area for relaxing. Included in all stays are all meals and unlimited hot/cold drinks, one free activity for all the family per night stayed, and expert advice on exploring the area.
The centre hosts a range of activities (like pond dipping and wild art) to get the kids involved in nature and also has its own boat for trips out onto the water.
Breaks with Real Family Holidays start at just £20pp per night – time to escape to the outdoors!
Care for the Family is a UK charity which promotes the family; its stated aims are to promote strong family life and helping people who are facing family difficulties.
They also arrange family breaks – multi-activity and family-building activity weekends and weeks for lone parents. These are available to single mums or dads with children aged 5 to 16 years of age. They have breaks available at centres in: Castle Douglas in Scotland; Snowdonia in North Wales; Devon and Northamptonshire in England; as well as a floating centre in a converted lightship moored in the Blackwater estuary in Essex, England. They promise exciting activities, fun and opportunities to make new friends with other single parent families.
All holidays are subsidised by Care for the Family and a limited number of bursaries are available. Parents receiving Income Support or Jobseeker's Allowance are entitled to apply for a bursary.
If you are into camping holidays the Solo & One Parent Campers Forum can help with arranging a camping break with other lone parent families.
OneUp is a lively new lifestyle magazine for single parents and step parents, includes details of how to get a copy, sample articles and a dedicated forum.
One Parent Families Scotland is a community website for Scottish single parents, set up to inform, support and inspire lone parent families; it's packed full of information and advice including a Holidays Factsheet with a list of holiday providers and a Holiday Trust Funds Factsheet which lists organisations that might help single parents fund a holiday (unfortunately these were both rather out-of-date when we last checked, if they've been updated since then please let us know).