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School Holidays 2022, UK
Start planning the perfect trip away during the school holidays
We know it can be hard to plan the ultimate family holiday, especially with so much to think about! Below we've put together some information on UK school holidays so you can start to build you perfect family getaway; you worry about the "where" and we'll help you with the "when".
If you're looking to put together a UK short break or you're looking fly abroad and want to save some pennies on your aiport extras then you're in the right place!
The below dates are guidelines which may vary from school to school.
School Holidays 2022 UK - England
See our table below for the full range of UK school holidays.
2022 School Holidays UK - 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.
UK School Holidays 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 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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UK School Holidays 2022 FAQ's
We've gathered together some of the most popular questions around half-terms and school holidays to help you along as you begin to plan your epic family getaway.
When are UK School Holidays?
There are multiple school holidays in the UK, with the date ranges varying across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The summer holidays are typically the longest school holidays, and often the most popular time for families looking for a taste of adventure. There are also holidays around Christmas and Easter, as well as several half-terms.
When is School Half Term?
There are several half term breaks for schools in Wales, England and Scotland, with half terms typically found in February, May and October. Half terms tend to fall in the middle of a school term. Northern Ireland doesn't have typical half terms, but has several shorter breaks throughout the year, such as Mid Term and a couple of days for Halloween.
How Long is a Half Term?
Half terms are typically a week in length, end of term holidays typically two weeks, with an extended break for the summer.
How Long are UK School Summer Holidays?
Summer holidays in the UK typically last for around 6 weeks, though this can differ from school to school, and district to district. Make sure you check with your child's school for the exact dates.
How Long is a School Term?
School terms are normally between 10-13 weeks, depending on your location and school. There is normally a week's break in the middle of term.
More Important Information
- Want to find out when the UK bank holidays are? Have a look at our Bank Holidays page.
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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