lone parent holidays...

This week long holiday is available to families who have experienced loss through death or divorce and have attended Growing Through's support groups for children, adolescents or adults. This holiday provides a wonderful opportunity for family bonding and creating lasting memories.

Situated in a beautiful rural setting, the week provides a fully catered holiday in a safe environment. The holiday also provides some 'alone' time for parents or carers to recharge their batteries in a relaxed atmosphere while their children are being looked after by a caring staff. In addition to excellent on-site facilities, optional family day trips are organised, so families don't even need their own transportation to get around.

Dependent on funding, Growing Through will endeavour to subsidise a percentage of the cost of this holiday, and to provide coach transport to and from the venue.

Even if they could afford a holiday, many lone parents would find taking the children away on their own too daunting and would fear coming home more frazzled than when they left. Consequently, many city children never get the chance to explore the beautiful English countryside, or visit sites of historical interest.

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what children say

Thank you for taking us on the holiday for the past two years, and for being such a good friend to me and all my family! We have enjoyed it so much. (age 11)

Thank you for the holiday. I would like to go again. (age 8)

Thanks for everything you have done. Once again you have put smiles on many faces. Thanks X 100! May God bless you and may you continue to bring families together. (age 11)

what the teens say

Thank you so much. I've had the most wonderful time and I have found some brilliant friends which I am going to keep in touch with. To be really honest, I wasn't really looking forward to this holiday, but I have been pleasantly surprised. Thank you again so much! (age 14)

Thank you so much for inviting us on holiday with you, I've had an amazing time. (age 12)

what parents say

Thank you from all of us. The venue was new to us and when I got there I thought I had died and gone to heaven! Thank you for making it possible for us -- we are truly grateful. God bless you! (mum of 1)

My sons and I are eternally grateful to you for the holiday. The lessons we have learnt we will keep in our hearts forever. (mum of 2)

Thank you so much for letting us come - We'd definitely like to come again next year! My teens and I have really enjoyed it and benefited from it as a family. (mum of 4)

A fantastic week if you are parenting on your own. Not only do you get a break with others who know how busy life can be, but in addition your children spend time each day with wonderful staff who want to give them great memories.

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