Single Parent Families Holiday, Easter 2013

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Single Parent Families Break, Easter 2013

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.

Single parent families weekend

Walking in Woodland

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.

Single parent weekend

Orienteering on Monday

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.


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6 Responses to Single Parent Families Break, Easter 2013

  • Sharon said on March 17, 2013 at 20:33:

    Hi I was just wondering if you have any other single parent weekends scheduled after easter.

    • Barry Murphy said on March 19, 2013 at 09:34:

      Hi Sharon,
      I hope to run this event during summer holidays. Stay tuned, or please do sign up for my newsletter, so that you will receive any announcements. Regards, Barry.

  • s said on April 22, 2013 at 16:53:

    am looking for info on summer holidays for children while parenting alone

    • Barry Murphy said on April 25, 2013 at 11:03:

      I will be planning something for summer shortly and will keep you informed.
      Many thanks for your interest !

  • mary f said on April 28, 2013 at 19:00:

    Hi Barry,

    If you have any other stuff going on, please keep me in the loop. thanks a lot, Mary

    • Barry Murphy said on April 30, 2013 at 11:46:

      Hi Mary,
      Thanks for your interest.
      I will certainly keep you informed.
      all the best, Barry

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