Going on holiday as a single parent takes a lot of careful planning and research but also a lot of courage, confidence and bravery to dip that toe into an unknown ocean. The need for a holiday as a single parent can be great but the actual thought can be very daunting as facing the prospect of being surrounded by married couples and traditional families can only add to our insecurities.
We all need a break at times but the cost can play a big role in deciding whether we take that much-needed break or not and so it is important to set a budget and stick to it. A holiday is a time for fun and enjoyment, not a time to put your finances into crisis. We firmly believe that a holiday comes with many benefits for both the parent and child through morale boosting, recharging batteries and time to unwind in new and refreshing surroundings. A holiday really does let you escape away from the everyday struggles as a single parent if you let it and allows you to enjoy special moments as a family while making memories that you will cherish forever.
Here at Dream Bear we understand all too well the huge number of things to be considered when it comes to going on holiday, whether it is one abroad or a staycation here in the UK. Having a list of things to sort (passports for yourself and the children, a budget, currency, accommodation, any special requirements, transport, someone to water the plants etc) is a great place to start, as is having access to hints and tips on making the most of your holiday and your time away together. As always we are on hand to try and take the guess work away and so you'll find this section dedicated to helping you overcome any hurdles, practical or emotional so that you may enjoy the holiday you all deserve.
Part of growing up and developing comes from being active and so we have put together a whole section dedicated to ways you can get your kids moving while having fun.
A comprehensive guide to help you find fun and affordable activities that will keep you and your little ones busy and amused without even leaving the house!
This section is dedicated to pulling out all of the stops when it comes to fun, imaginative and affordable creative play ideas for the whole family.
Explore this carefully put together section featuring a selection of fun activities for all of the family using bits and bobs from around the house only for hours of easy to arrange amusement.
Children are meant to get messy and so we’ve put together some wonderfully fun messy play activities for inside and out, from mild hand washing mess to full on bath time messy fun.
Why spend money when you can easily enough come up with indoor and outdoor activities that get the whole family enjoying themselves for free.
Learning through play is a recognised method of positively encouraging learning and development according to the EYFS framework, childcare providers and top experts (the parents) which is why we’ve put together a section dedicated to educational play.
Not all activities have to be done at full speed or full volume and so we’ve put together a collection of great ways for you, your children or everyone together to chill out and enjoy some relaxation.
The great outdoors is there, it’s free and it’s available for people of all ages to enjoy and so we’ve dedicated this section to weekend trips, day trips, local adventures and more.
If you are stuck for inspiration and looking for somewhere to take the children look no further as this section is designed to help parents find affordable and fun day trips for the family.
If you haven’t explored your local area in a while don’t delay because as this section shows there may well be some gems hidden on your very doorstep in the form of some seriously fun days out, things to see, find and other activities.
Weekends are not meant for catching up on housework, the weekends are for fun and so we’ve dedicated this section to those times when a weekend away with the family is in order.