The Wide Appeal of Single Parent Holidays in Tenerife

If you’re a single parent, you might find the prospect of taking the kids away on holiday on your own somewhat daunting, particularly if this is your first time. After all, being a single parent can be stressful enough at home, let alone abroad! Luckily, there’s a perfect place for those of us heading away alone with our kids: single parent holidays in Tenerife are ideal.

Why Tenerife?

The beauty of single parent holidays in Tenerife is that the island is incredibly diverse, giving you plenty of places to visit, and to make memories without it becoming a chore.

“Your holiday destination can have a significant impact on your experience, so choosing the right destination for your needs is key to making the best of your time away.”

There are loads of activities on the island to keep youngsters amused, from animal parks to water parks, and, of course, a great selection of beaches and water sports, so you can take a breather from keeping them entertained yourself!

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Tenerife is also a very friendly, family-focused island, so you should have little problem fitting in and feeling at home. With plenty of other families enjoying a holiday in Tenerife, your little ones stand a good chance of making some friends on their holiday, as well as giving you the chance to chat to some other parents. The locals are also warm and hospitable, so if you need directions or help, they are normally more than happy to help.


If your holiday plans are somewhat restricted by budget, it can be helpful to know that single parent holidays in Tenerife are an affordable option. You won’t find over inflated prices in restaurants and shops, especially if you venture off the beaten track.

Tip: Look out for discount entry tickets to attractions such as Siam Park, which can make your holiday money stretch further.

Wide range of accommodation

As a single parent family on holiday, you might have specific concerns as to the type of accommodation you choose. The benefit of choosing Tenerife is that there is a wealth of accommodation to suit all budgets and preferences, so you should have no problem finding exactly what you’re looking for! All-inclusive hotels can be a good option for single parent families on holiday in Tenerife. Many large hotels have kids’ clubs during the day, so you can enjoy a few precious hours to yourself relaxing by the pool. There is also usually entertainment provided in the evenings, taking the stress out of keeping youngsters occupied every night. Many single parents also appreciate having their meal arrangements already organised at an all-inclusive hotel.

Getting around the island

If you don’t feel confident about hiring a car, this won’t prevent you from getting out and about on Tenerife. The island boasts a reliable public transport system, so you can easily hop on a bus to different parts of the island. Using public transport is also inexpensive, particularly if you buy a discount ticket that can be used as many times as you wish for the duration of your stay.

However you choose to enjoy your solo trip to Tenerife with the kids, you can be sure that you will have chosen one of the best destinations. This is an island with something for everyone, from 0 to 90, and you’re certain to have an unforgettable holiday that you and your family will remember fondly for years to come.

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