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9:00 AM 14th January 2020

Single Parent Holidays From Two Point Four

Two point four is launching single parent holidays this year including a 12-day adventure to Bali and a 10-day trip to Costa Rica.

Exclusively for parents travelling solo, two point four’s family adventures will support parents and enable them to meet other likeminded adults. The tours are open to all kinds of parents travelling solo, be it single parent families, couples who find one parent cannot get time off work or parents who simply want to spend one-on-one time with their kids.

With an average of three to four families per group, children and parents alike can build meaningful connections whilst being exposed to new destinations and experiences. Local knowledgeable guides and professional childcare staff will mean adults are fully supported and able to have the energy to enjoy quality time with their kids.

Richard Liddle, founder of two point four says “Day-to-day family life can be hectic, from the early morning school-run to cooking dinner after a long day’s work. Likewise, experiential holidays traditionally do not allow much-needed time to switch off and especially present challenges for single parents, from entertaining the kids to facing feelings of isolation. Two point four’s exclusive solo parent tours however will ensure parents are fully supported, enabling them to enjoy their holiday and spend precious time with their children in an exciting new environment.”

Activities include wildlife spotting, surfing or traditional cooking classes as a family then leaving the children with the professional childcare experts for a traditional dance activity while adults enjoy white water rafting, canyoning or waterfall jumping. In addition to the thrilling adventure activities, adults wishing to relax with a spa treatment or enjoy a drink with other likeminded parents can do so, with professional childcare support scheduled in and local knowledgeable guides taking care of the rest.

two point four welcomes children of all ages but is the only operator that specifically arranges adventure holidays for two- to five-years-olds. The trips are fully tailored to families and are specially designed to teach kids about the world beyond the classroom, from local cultures and cuisines to wildlife immersion.

Bali Adventure
This 12-day (11 nights) adventure to this island of ancient culture and warm hospitality takes guests through Ubud, Amed and Canggu. Highlights include: a day playing in mud pits trying to master the martial art of Mepantigan; adults white river rafting while kids enjoy painting and Balinese cooking classes; trips to explore and swim in hidden waterfalls; a visit to the palatial water gardens of Tirta Gangga; surfing lessons and snorkelling around shipwrecks and coral reefs for older kids and adults whilst little ones are entertained with beach treasure hunts, and much more. Parents will also enjoy some timeout with a pampering daytime massage and sociable BBQ dinners, as kids are looked after by the childcare experts.

From £2,595 per adult and £2,195 per child (aged 2 - 11 years), includes 11 nights’ accommodation typically in 4* hotels, knowledgeable local guide and professional childcare staff, all activities per itinerary, local transportation, 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners, airport transfers, full financial protection, 3 evenings babysitting. Flights not included. Trips running through 2020.

Costa Rica Adventure
Travel through San Jose, Poas, Muelle and Rio Celeste for an epic 10-day (nine night) adventure of towering volcanoes and bubbling hot springs, discovering the country the Tico (local) way. Itinerary highlights include: a visit to Braulio Carrillo National Park where adults will zip-line their way through the jungle whilst little explorers aerial tram their way down to the butterfly garden; nature walks around Poas Volcano National Park which is home to one of the most bio-diverse and wildest active craters of any volcano in the world; adults waterfall jumping trip (not for the faint-hearted!); kids interactive traditional dance lessons; family cooking lesson with local chefs; kayaking down the azure Rio Celeste and much more.

From £3,995 per adult and £2,295 per child (aged 2 - 11 years). Includes 9 nights’ accommodation typically in 4* hotels, knowledgeable local guide and professional childcare staff, all activities per itinerary, local transportation, 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, airport transfers, full financial protection, 3 evenings babysitting. Flights not included. Trips running through 2020.

For more information, visit www.twopointfourtravel.com