A walking and outdoors fun weekend especially for the single parent and his or her children. In the beauty of rural Mayo.
This event runs from Saturday, March 23rd (the day after schools close for Easter holidays) to Tuesday 26th.
This extended weekend, of a gentle level, is for the single parent – both men and women – who have children roughly in the age bracket of 7 to 14. Ages are at the parent’s discretion; there are no ‘rules’.
Join us for three days of gentle walking and outdoor fun with your beloved children. We will walk entirely off-road, through lovely woods and alongside lakes. We will discover caves, castles and ancient monuments. We will climb a tower, cross bridges and traverse tunnels. The kids will enjoy both the woodland Treasure Hunt and Orienteering with their parent. They will also get to learn some tree species as we go. This will be a relaxing, stress-free fun weekend in the West of Ireland’s great outdoors. Parents will get out at night for a chat, if they so wish, while the children will be minded in our B&B.
Accommodation is in a choice of a B&B or hostel and they’re literally straight across the quiet road from eachother. Whichever accommodation you would like to choose, breakfasts and dinners are taken together at the B&B. Packed lunches are provided for the walks.
Saturday : Arrive at our B&B for dinner together. A movie and boardgames for the children, while the parents get to go out for a quiet drink, chat and some R & R.
Sunday : A morning stroll in the woods. After lunch, a Treasure Hunt.
Monday : A morning stroll in a different location, along lakeside paths and through woodland. After lunch, a walk around the village and to feed the ducks.
Tuesday : Having departed our accommodation, we will go Orienteering at a lakeside woodland along the return route towards Mayo / Galway / Dublin.
Cong, where we will be based, is a really lovely little village in south County Mayo. It is surrounded by large forests that allow us to stay off-road. It is a 250-km, 3-hour drive from Dublin, via the Galway motorway.
What to Bring :
While runners will probably be fine for the walks, do bring the children’s wellies, or at least a second pair of runners, as it will be muddy in places. A little rain jacket would be sensible, but then you know that – you’re a parent!
Bring your own parental enthusiasm for getting your kids out into and interacting with Irish nature. Heck, they’ll even get their hands dirty. Some fresh spring air in your lungs and theirs – you can’t beat it!
Single Parent Families Break – Book Now
Prices start from Euro 230 for the parent and Euro 90 for the first child in the hostel, or Euro 260 and Euro 100 in the B&B. Additional children are just Euro 40 each. To learn more and book your place on this walking and outdoors weekend, please call 086 8318748.