In this context, can we say "...mon père et moi (nous) nous en allions en weekend ensemble." ?
Freeform Writing Exercise A2
Partir and s'en aller are synonyms but they carry different connotations. First off, it seems to me that s'en aller belongs to a more familiar register of French.
Je m'en vais. -- I'm off. / I'm out of here. / I'm leaving.
In the imperative, va-t-en means "get out!" in a rather rude way.
Je pars au vacances. -- I'm leaving for vacation. You could not say Je m'en vais au vacances.
Just to add to what Chris said, we would not use s'en aller for holidays.
partir en vacances/en weekend
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