This is our first farm holiday for single parents in Austria. Below is a small selection of testimonials from our single parent farm holiday in Italy in August 2018.
"I have been reflecting on the wonderful week we just had at Gelindo de Magredi. It was great from start to finish and I feel that we were fortunate having such a great group of people who really gelled. My daughters, 7 and 4, had an absolute ball as did I. We all really enjoyed the wide range of activities that were included with the day trip to Lake Barcis being a particular highlight. Having horse riding lessons on site at a very reasonable price was a real bonus. There was a great mix of organised activities but also down time by the pool as well. Andrea was an excellent coordinator. She was friendly, fun, and went the extra mile to ensure we were having a good time. I highly recommend this holiday in a beautiful part of Italy."
- Emma, Hannah (7) & Isla (4) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"My daughter and I enjoyed a trip of a lifetime to Magredi in the beautiful and very rural Friulian Dolomites area of Italy. I chose the holiday because it was recommended by a friend and because it felt there was a great balance of activities that we would both enjoy like enjoying the delights of the farm amidst the beauty of the mountain and lakes, while being able to have time out at the pool and first class horse-riding facilities. For us adults there were also nice touches like wine tasting.
We had never experienced a holiday with a similar group of single parents, and were a little nervous over what to expect. However, we need not be concerned. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by both our fabulous and very organised rep for the week, Andrea, and the rest of the group. Within hours we were all chatting away and making friends. Violet absolutely loved having a big group of kids to hang around with and enjoyed the freedom of being able to amble around the farm without adult supervision at all times. Being able to ride a horse every day was a dream come true for her, and she came home a competent rider.
My daughter enjoyed all the range of activities on offer, and while she would happily be in the pool all day, relished the chance to pick fruit to then make into jam, take a horse and tractor ride around the farm, and arts and craft mornings.
It was fabulous not having to make decisions over what we were going to do each day, that it was all organised for us, and that we just had to turn up. That made it relaxing for us adults and it was nice also not having to cook! It was also great that you knew there as always a parent on hand to keep an eye on your child if you needed some time out.
Single Parents on Holiday are a very professional outfit, who take a very individual and personal approach to ensuring you have a fantastic, and easy holiday to make memories to last a lifetime. I will be recommending to all my friends looking to take a similar holiday."
- Sharon & Violet (8) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"I was a little skeptical about booking a ‘single parent’ holiday as I’ve never done anything like it before. What if I didn’t like any of the other parents? Or worse, my children didn’t get on with the other children? But my concerns were very quickly brushed aside. We spent a lovely week with some amazing people who will be friends for life. The activities were well thought out and great fun for kids and parents alike. My boys loved having other children to play with, and this allowed me time to relax and enjoy the holiday too. Very sad to leave Italy but already thinking about our next single parent holiday."
- Claire, Ned (8) & Tom (7) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"The Magredi farm holiday exceeded my expectations. Andrea, our host, went above and beyond for the group. There was a range of activities from horse riding to cooking to wine tasting, and the owners of the farm were very accommodating. My son and I both came away with amazing memories and wonderful new friends."
- Lana & Isaac (7) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"Myself and my daughter had the most amazing time in Magredi. It exceeded my expectations on so many levels. Our group was such good fun and the kids all made wonderful friendships which was so lovely to see. It was great to watch the kids try out all the fun activities like pizza making and jam making and I loved that the kids sat separately at dinner so the mums could have well needed adult chat over a lot of local vino! I would highly recommend this holiday to any single parent out there who wants an adventure holiday (with a good amount of time to relax too) but doesn’t want the stress of organising everything independently. If you’re lucky like me and Layla, you’ll have the most memorable week possible. "
- Deborah & Layla (5) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"Having just divorced a year ago I was anxious about going away on my own. I was recommended SPOH. The process was well organised and the activities were great for my daughter Lucy, aged 14. The accommodation was clean the pool was good as not too deep for the children. Would definitely go again."
- Vicky & Lucy (14) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"Fred and I had a fabulous time. We enjoyed all the activities but equally enjoyed the spare time in between when we could spend time playing by the pool and around the farm. Italy was beautiful, the company was great and I was able to relax and give Fred a little bit of freedom to explore and play with his new friends in a very safe environment. Thank you."
- Helen & Fred (7) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"This was the perfect first holiday as a single parent. There was plenty to occupy the children, new friends to make but still lots of time for me to spend with my two boys. The food, drink and accommodation were great, and the staff were brilliant with the kids. The pony games were a particular highlight."
- Iain, Cameron (19) & Adam (7) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"I was at a loss re what to do with this week I had off from work and it was going to be just me and my daughter. I was surprised by how well organised and thought through everything was. Andrea was brilliant, hotel was brilliant, food, wine tasting, children activities, opera night. I can not fault any aspect except the holiday came to an end! I made some lovely friends and will be returning to the holiday/company/meet up all the friends. Thank you Andrea and Sandra."
- Sudha & Naina (6) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"The generous and energetic Gelindo family have created a really child-friendly, fun family setting. Andrea's calm, gentle and attentive care, made us feel really well looked after. The group was fab, a good number and mix of ages to make friends and have fun. We had a great holiday. But beware..we and our luggage came back a good few pounds heavier!"
- Jackie & Reuben (9) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"The perfect farm holiday for parents and young children. The activities were varied and ideal for children aged 5-10 years. A fantastic location in rural italy, and the day in the lakes in particular was amazing! Such a refreshing change from a beach holiday."
- Swati & Asha (6) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018