UK Bank Holidays 2022
Thinking about jetting off for the next bank holiday but don't know where to start?
There's lots of things to consider when you're planning the perfect bank holiday getaway in 2022, whether you're jetting off abroad or dreaming of the perfect staycation. These might include your airport parking, your transfers and airport lounges, but prices can climb when you travel during the UK bank holidays, so make sure you book well in advance. To kick start your holiday prep, find out the bank holiday UK dates for 2022 below, and then check-out our FAQ's for all the information you need to travel like a pro and enjoy less hassle, more holiday!
We at Holiday Extras work closely with a range of fantastic partners to make sure we can bring you the best deals all year round, so you know you'll always be able to make your money stretch that little bit further. So... where are you off to this bank holiday?
School Holidays UK 2022 - England
See our table below for the full range of UK school holidays.
School Holidays UK 2022 - Scotland
School term dates vary hugely between districts and local councils. We have displayed the entire date range of all Scottish school holidays below, though it is very likely your child's school will not be broken up for the entire date range. Ensure you check with your school for your local holiday dates.
School Holidays UK 2022 - Wales
Want to know the dates for school holidays in Wales? We've gathered information about the date ranges of all holidays across Welsh schools, so have a look below.
School Holidays UK 2022 - Northern Ireland
Have a look below for the whole range of school term dates in Northern Ireland. Make sure you check with your school for specific dates before you book.
School Half Term Dates
See the table below for a full breakdown of the UK school half terms. This table shows only half term dates and doesn't include summer holidays, end of year or Christmas holidays.
Dates shown are the full range of possible school half term dates, and exact dates vary. Please only use this only as a guideline and check with your child's school for the exact date before you make a booking.
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Holiday Extras Short Breaks UK
If you're planning the perfect bank holiday weekend in 2022, Holiday Extras has a range of fantastic Short Breaks packages available for you. We have thrilling UK Theme Park Breaks which are great for the whole family, including The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort with exciting rides, live shows, 4D movie experiences and more. Why not book one of our many Theatre Breaks packages and enjoy a top London show. Perfect for a show-stopping staycation weekend!
At Holiday Extras we also have a number of city breaks packages available for that special bank holiday weekend, including London City Breaks. Transport yourself on a Nimbus 2000 to the wizarding wonderland that is Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter with Hotel Stay & Breakfast, or enjoy The View from The Shard London with Hotel Stay at one of three luxurious London hotels, or a London Thames River Cruise with Afternoon Tea & Hotel Stay.
We pride ourselves on offering great deals with our London experiences and thanks to our partners at TravelZoo, you can enjoy remarkable deals at great prices. You can relive your childhood at the Museum of Brands or delight in Michelin star fine dining. Test your wits in a themed escape room, experience the thrill of a bungee jump at the O2 or ride on a high-speed River Thames boat tour. If you prefer, relaxation awaits anyone who wishes to sip champagne alongside afternoon tea or a delicious 3 course meal with the family on your bank holiday weekend.
For that perfect weekend getaway to London we've also teamed up with Leisure Pass Group to bring you a fantastic package of visiting several of the best London attractions paired with a Hotel Stay. The London Explorer Pass is your one-stop-shop for everything London and there are over 60 attractions to choose from which include must-see major landmarks. We have fantastic UK breaks packages available with many more to follow in 2022 - 'watch this space!'
UK Bank Holiday 2022 FAQ's
Here are some of the most popular questions we're asked about the UK bank holidays, so you can start booking your next escape like a pro - plus, enjoy a few bank holiday facts to entertain the family with!
What is a Bank Holiday?
A bank holiday is a national public holiday, set by parliament, in which traditionally, banks and many businesses close for the day. Bank holidays can also have other names, such as Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Is Good Friday a Bank Holiday?
Yes, Good Friday is a bank holiday, and falls on the Friday before Easter Sunday. Good Friday is a traditionally Christian holiday, in which the crucifixion of Jesus is commemorated.
Is Boxing Day a Bank Holiday?
Yes. Boxing Day, the day after Christmas Day, is indeed a bank holiday.
When is May Bank Holiday?
The May bank holiday (also known as May Day bank holiday), is on the Monday 2nd May 2022 across the UK. Traditions for this bank holiday include dancing around a maypole and Morris dancing, and tend to come with plenty of festivities.
When is August Bank Holiday?
August bank holiday, or the Summer bank holiday, falls on Monday 29th August 2022 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, but falls on the Monday 1st August 2022 in Scotland.
Is New Year's Eve a Bank Holiday?
No, New Year's Eve is not a bank holiday, though the day after, New Year's Day, is a bank holiday.
What is St Patrick's Day?
St Patrick's Day is a national holiday predominantly celebrated in Ireland. It commemorates the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
Is Easter Sunday a Bank Holiday?
No, Easter is not a bank holiday, as bank holidays cannot take place on a Sunday. However, the working days surrounding Easter, Good Friday and Easter Monday, are indeed bank holidays.
We've put together a collection of our helpful traveller resources below, have a look through so we can help you have a hassle-free holiday.
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