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    BluebirdSue
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    Hello everyone

    I’m new to the site. I am a single parent to a 12 year old boy.

    It’s not a major problem but I’m struggling for holiday ideas. I don’t drive but have a railcard.

    #21743 Report

    Sarahjm
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    Sandy Bay at Exmouth might be a possible idea as they may arrange transfers or assistance from Exeter mainline station. The site has plenty of entertainment without the need of a car while you’re there with the beach on your doorstep. Been there over several years with my 8 year old son and now my other daughters and planning to return there as soon as time allows.

    Not sure of cost unless you can go outside school holidays.  On the other hand foreign holidays don’t really need cars but depends on how far afield you’re planning to go.

    Hope this helps

    Sarah

    #22991 Report

    Welshdad
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    Welcome to the forum, I was just thinking the same today as its been a while since been away properly with my son (not since I separated).  Definitely good to have some plans for summer holidays this time round.

    #23008 Report

    BluebirdSue
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    Hiya

    Yes that would be the best idea as we have loads of ideas for day trips which we can make into short breaks. I don’t drive but we like going on trains etc as it feels more like an adventure.

    #23015 Report

    choosingtogoitalone
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    Studland bay is great for day trips. You take a train to Bournemouth I think (or maybe Poole) and then there’s an open top bus that goes on a little drag ferry and down the national trust protected land.

    The beach (by the national trust facilities) is white sand and sand dunes and beautiful views and there are water sports and other activities like kayaking around the bay 🙂

    #23016 Report

    choosingtogoitalone
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    Oh and airbnb can bring costs down if you book in advance. You can find some pretty fun places too…like old cottages or cabins and stuff

    #23017 Report

    Greatmum2
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    Hi, Bluebird Sue.

    I have done a blog on it.  Please feel free to check it out.

    https://just1parent.weebly.com/blogs/category/10-things-to-do-with-the-kids-on-holiday. Hope this will help you.

    Take care!

     

     

    #23019 Report

    Welshdad
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    Some good ideas here 🙂 I think when it’s just you and your kid, going away somewhere where you have a base and short easy to find things to do nearby from there is a good idea especially with younger.  Mine is used to commutes in car but I guess as long as it’s not like a rush hour commute during peak times where you can’t find a seat then train could be an adventure.  He loved steam trains when he was younger and took a ride on one which he loved. I’d not thought of airbnb, I guess long as you pick the right place that could keep costs down and get some interesting places.

    #23178 Report

    BluebirdSue
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    Greatmum2 just read your blog it was really good 😀

    #23180 Report

    Greatmum2
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    Dear BluebirdSue!

    Thanks you very much for your reply.

    I am glad you like it.  Would you mind to post this comment on the my blog.  I also have other blogs there, like time management.  and Managing your money.  That might interest you.  Please feel free to explore it and comment on the blog page.

    Take great care of yourself.

     

     

    #23181 Report

    Greatmum2
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    Dear Welshdad

    Thank you very much for your reply.  I do really appreciate your comments.  Please feel free to explore other blogs that I have written.  at

    https//;just1parent.weebly.com.

    Have a great weekend!

     

    #23185 Report

    Welshdad
    Participant

    Hi Greatmum,

    My reply was to everyone on this thread who had contributed above but there are some good ideas on your blog.

    I’ll post some feedback directly on there too if you like 🙂

    #23192 Report

    Greatmum2
    Participant

    Yes, please!  I would appreciate it.

    Thanks

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