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Ideas for single dad holidays

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28 Mar 12 #320426 by Lissa1974
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Hi, this year I''m hoping to take my son away on a few holidays. My ex thinks he isn''t old enough yet to spend a full 7 days away from her (he''s 4.5)so wants to restrict these to 3-4 days. I took him away last year for 4 days to Norfolk and we had a really good time, but I''m basically looking for ideas, and experience of other people in the same situation.

4 days pretty much rules out going abroad. I have looked at Eurodisney but it is so expensive, and the time it''s not (sept onwards) he starts school.

I have zero fear that my son wants to spend time on holiday with me, as we have a great time together. I''m just looking for ideas really.

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28 Mar 12 #320449 by esox11
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Maybe a bit too late for the cheap deals but...

When still a family we used to go on those Sun newspaper £9.50 holidays. Some of the caravan sites we visited where fantastic.

Kids clubs are a bonus to give you a break, evening entertainment for the kids.

Searles at Hunstanton - Norfolk was a favorite with the kids.

Church Farm - pagham, sussex was another.

Obv it is weather dependant as are all hols in the UK.

All i can say is the kids wanted to go back every year.

Why not sort out a wiki weekend with a few others in same situation - bulk booking deals etc. At not yet school age out of school hol periods you should get something.

Have fun

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28 Mar 12 #320454 by livinginhope
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Centre Parks do midweek and weekend breaks.They are quite expensive but do late deals sometimes so it''s worth checking them out.
I''ve not been but I know people who''ve been with children and they have loved it.

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28 Mar 12 #320520 by lozzsa21
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Butlins is fantastic and fairly reasonable if you book in advance. I''m taking my 2 on my own next week for 4 nights, cost including food was £274. You''d get a much better deal out of school holidays, has he started school yet? So much to do there and there''ll be people to chat to - I''ve been twice but when I was married, not nervous about taking them on my own though.

Caravans are great too, sun £9.50 hols fab. Not sure about center parcs, think it''s better when they''re slightly older.

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29 Mar 12 #320583 by esox11
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The trick with the sun £9.50 hols is get in quick...
Get the application in the post as soon as you can. Do your research re sites to apply for. If the kids are not at school you have an advantage.

Our kids used to badger us... "when are we going again"

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29 Mar 12 #320756 by ozzywiz
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Pontins, im taking my 5 kids there for 5 days and it only cost 160. . .

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02 Apr 12 #321301 by busy
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I took my three daughters when the youngest was 5 to a pgl activity holiday, really reasonable,kids thoroughly enjoyed it, they do family breaks and there were a number of other single parents there. I even abseiled with my 5 year old,great memories.

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