A lot goes into planning the perfect trip for your family! One of the most important aspects is finding out what dates will be best suited for you and your children. Another thing is booking early as it often means that you get cheaper rates and better prices than if you were to book the week before. So we’ve conveniently provided you with the UK school holidays dates your children will be off next year so you don’t accidentally book the wrong dates. Alternatively, you might actually be trying to avoid school holiday season and thus, you can use this as a guide to book a quieter time!
However please do treat these as a guideline only because depending on your council, these may vary. Different councils may have a different time period however, we have tried to provide the dates that the potential holidays can fall in. So, do check your child’s school calendar to ensure you have the correct dates for your child’s school.
Also, please note that for the dates listed, we’ve calculated using the school days; so Mondays-Fridays. It does not include weekends.
English School Holidays 2020/21
|English School Holidays Dates||Start Date||End Date|
|October Half Term 2020||19th October 2020||30th October 2020|
|Christmas Holidays 2020||21st December 2020||1st January 2021|
|February Half Term 2021||15th February 2021||19th February 2021|
|Easter Holidays 2021||2nd April 2021||16th April 2021|
|May Half Term 2021||31st May 2021||04th June 2021|
|Summer Holidays 2021||23rd July 2021||1st September 2021|
Northern Ireland Holidays 2020/21
|Northern Ireland Holidays Dates||Start Date||End Date|
|Halloween Half Term 2020||2nd November 2020||3rd November 2020|
|Christmas Holidays 2020||24th December 2020||1st January 2021|
|Easter Holidays 2021||1st April 2021||17th April 2021|
|Summer Holidays 2021||1st July 2021||1st September 2021|
School Holidays Scotland 2020/21
|Scotland School Holidays Dates||Start Date||End Date|
|Autumn Half Term 2020||19th October 2020||26th October 2020|
|Christmas Holidays 2020||23rd December 2020||5th January 2021|
|Spring Half Term 2021||7th February 2021||17th February 2021|
|Spring Holidays (Easter) 2021||30th March 2021||16th April 2021|
|Summer Holidays 2021||24th June 2021||17th August 2021|
School Holidays Wales 2020/21
|Wales School Holidays Dates||Potential Start Date||End Date|
|Autumn Half Term 2020||26th October 2020||30th October 2020|
|Christmas Holidays 2020||21st December 2020||5th January 2021|
|February Mid-Term 2021||15th February 2021||19th February 2021|
|Spring Holidays (Easter) 2021||26th March 2021||12th April 2021|
|Summer Half Term 2021||31st May 2021||04th June 2021|
|Summer Holidays 2021||20th July 2021||2ndSeptember 2021|
We hope these dates help you plan your holidays better! With a lot of you going away with young children, check out our tips on how to keep the little ones entertained during a long journey. Alternatively, if you want some inspiration on where to go, we’ve written on why Croatia is a great place for family holidays.