Single Parent Holiday – Melon Holidays Review
When you are a single parent you get into your groove. I have got used to the daily routine of parenting solo. But changes from the norm can sometimes bring chaos. Planning a single parent holiday can be daunting and stressful. But I like most single parents still want my children to travel and explore new places.
Holidaying alone with children can be nerve-racking and lonely. Yes, I hear you say how can it be lonely when you have the kids in tow. But in the evenings when they are off playing and in bed, it can lonely sitting on your own feeling like a spare part. Recently we came across a fantastic new business specialising in single parent holidays. Melon Holidays organise single-parent families in the UK and Overseas.
Also, another headache for single parents is time! I always short of it as being the only adult in a very busy house with 5 children, I’m always busy being mum, working, being housekeeper and taxi driver. So I don’t have hours on end to trawl the internet to find the perfect place for our family holidays. So with the lazy side of me coming out, I love the fact that someone else has researched the location and negotiated the 1 adult occupancy and so on.
This Easter we tested out their new glamping holiday in Lancashire. I have only camped once before with the kids but that was with my extended family. So hadn’t thought about camping with the kids alone. Glamping had crossed my mind because it wouldn’t mean me having to single-handedly put up a tent. This single parent holiday was based at The Hamlet in the grounds of Samlesbury Hall. The Hamlet is made up of brightly coloured shepherds huts. It is like a mini village as the kids called it. The huts are well equipped with en-suite shower and toilet. They had very comfort oak double bunk beds which easily slept 4 of us. the old two slept in a pod just yards away. Meaning they could have their own time.
The way the huts are set out means that you can get you know your melon neighbours without being on under each other’s feet. The whole site is very safe and secure meaning the kids have some freedom to explore. There is also crazy golf, a bee centre and mini farm on site.
The site was lovely and relaxed. Melon holidays help single parents to meet new families on their holidays. But as they are not fully escorted holidays it is up to you as an individual to dip in and out as you please. Our family spend some time alone doing our own thing and other times we joined in with other families. This meant that the parents could chat while the kids play together.
There is so much do to locally from visiting the Discovery Centre at Fairhaven to heading to Blackpool for a lively few hours. When we stayed the weather was a little wet but we still found lots to do. We spend a good few hours exploring Samlesbury Hall and learning about its history. There is also a fab adventure playground for the kids to run off some energy in.
As well as UK glamping breaks, Melon Holidays also organiser overseas trips. I am loving the look for their October break to Alcudia, who doesn’t need a bit of sun before winter sets in.
Disclaimer : We were offered a glamping trip with Melon Holidays in return for an honest review. All views, words and pictures are my own.