3 March 2019 at 4:02 pm #21739
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.3 March 2019 at 4:31 pm #21743
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
Sarah4 April 2019 at 8:04 pm #22991
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.5 April 2019 at 7:56 am #23008
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.5 April 2019 at 8:34 am #23015
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 🙂5 April 2019 at 8:36 am #23016
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 stuff5 April 2019 at 8:40 am #23017
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!5 April 2019 at 9:11 am #23019
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.7 April 2019 at 8:39 am #23178
Greatmum2 just read your blog it was really good 😀7 April 2019 at 9:20 am #23180
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.7 April 2019 at 9:24 am #23181
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Have a great weekend!7 April 2019 at 10:53 am #23185
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 🙂7 April 2019 at 5:09 pm #23192
Yes, please! I would appreciate it.