Holidays are incredibly important for the family, but they can be difficult to plan and organise as a single parent as the responsibility will fall on you and you will want to have the best possible time with your children to create new memories and explore new places. With this in mind, here are a few tips which will help you to plan the perfect vacation that you will all enjoy together.
Work Out a Budget
Before you start planning the holiday, you first need to work out how much money you can afford to spend. Vacations can be expensive, but there are always ways to make savings so do not worry if things are tight. You will need to factor in costs such as travel, accommodation, food and daily activities.
Choose Somewhere Familiar
It is a good idea to choose somewhere familiar as a destination so that you feel comfortable and confident in taking the kids there. Visiting somewhere new can be daunting, especially if you are a single parent who needs to be in complete control at all times. A staycation is an excellent idea because it is more affordable, it is easier to travel and there will be no language/cultural barriers to worry about. Somewhere like Hertford is a good choice for families and you can jump on a train from Moorgate to Hertford North to take the stress out of travel.
It is also a good idea to travel light as the more bags that you have, the more stressful and challenging the journey will be. This means that you need to have the essentials, to plan outfits ahead of time and to avoid packing anything that you could easily buy when you are there.
Get Your Kids On Side
Kids can notoriously be difficult when going on holiday, but they should recognise that it is a lot harder for a single parent to plan the trip and they are sure to be grateful for the vacation. Discussing with them that you need them to be on their best behaviour ahead of time should get the message across and hopefully make the trip both smoother and more enjoyable for everyone.
Going on holiday as a single parent might seem daunting but these tips should help and you should never shy away from going on a trip as it can be so beneficial for everyone and bring you closer together.