Sometimes when you are a single parent it might feel as though you are missing out on some activities that a two parent family might enjoy.
This is usually because of two reasons, one being the fact that you could be a little tight on cash as you only have one income coming into the family home and you also might find it hard to do things when there is only one adult, as it makes things like trips away a little more challenging logistically.
If you are thinking about taking your children away on a holiday abroad and this is the first time that you have tried this as a single parent then you might like to think about the ways in which you can make the first trip as easy on yourself as you can.
The key to this trip will be forward planning, as the more organised you are then the less likely it is that you will become stressed out whilst you are travelling and also when you there.
Try to pick a destination that is specifically tailored for children as this way you will be able to relax as your children play with other children that they meet and there will also be no need for you to feel like you have to keep them quiet at dinner as you will be staying in a child friendly environment.
If you specifically choose a hotel or resort that caters for children then you will also be able to make use of the holiday clubs and family rooms. Having a family room will keep the cost of the holiday down and you will also be able to keep your eye on your children at all times. Holiday clubs could also prove vital for you as it means that you will be able to book out some vital rest and time out for you (which as a single parent you will definitely be in need of!).
When you book your holiday there are things that you can do in order to try and make your journey to the resort as pain free as possible. Try to stay away from long haul flights; you will feel a lot better and a lot less daunted if you know that you only have a short flight. When you book see if the airline will make sure that you and your family are all sitting together and explain to them that as a single parent you will need to be able to be with your children at all times.
The journey to the airport should also be as stress free as you can make it. If you drive then it might be a good idea to drive to the airport. Most airports will offer airport parking which means that you drive right up to your terminal and park your car metres away from your check-in desk. This would be a great option as it means that you keep your journey to the airport as simple as possible.