School Holidays 2023, UK
Plan your perfect family holiday for 2023
Working around the school holidays can be one of the trickiest steps to booking your family getaway, so to help you out we've put together information on UK school holidays for 2023. Use these dates to help plan out your ultimate family trip with as little hassle as possible, and make it one to remember!
Whether you are going abroad or just planning a short break in the UK, we can help with that too! We've got a range of UK based breaks with hotel stays included and if you're leaving the country we can help with all manner of things like airport parking, lounges and even transfers when you land at your destination.
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The below dates are guidelines which may vary from school to school.
School Holidays 2023 UK - England
See our table below for the full range of UK school holidays.
2023 School Holidays UK - Scotland
The dates of these school holidays can vary between districts and local councils so we do suggest double checking with your local school authorities.
UK School Holidays 2023 - Wales
Below you can see the school holiday dates for Wales to help you plan out your family trip.
School Holidays 2023 - Northern Ireland
Check out the school holiday dates for Northern Ireland, remember to confirm any dates with your specific school.
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.
These dates are based on the most common school holiday dates, please be aware that your child's school or local authority may operate different dates, it is always best to check with them.
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UK School Holidays 2023 FAQs
When are the UK School Holidays for 2023
Above we've listed all the main dates for UK school holidays in 2023, these are the most common dates but it is always worth checking with your local school authority or school as some may operate slightly different dates.
When is School Half Term?
UK school half terms are generally found in February, May and October, part way through the term. Half term breaks are usually 1 week long and fall in the middle of the term. Schools in Northern Ireland often forgo the week long half term break in favour for shorter breaks spread across the year.
How long is a school holiday?
Half terms are normally 1 week, and end of term holidays running a little longer. Summer holidays typically start towards the end of July and run for 5-6 weeks, and you'll often find additional days throughout the year, although these will be entirely up to your school.
More Important Information
- Want to find out when the UK bank holidays are? Have a look at our Bank Holidays page.
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UK School Holidays 2022
Information for the UK school holidays 2022 can be found here.
UK School Holidays 2021
If you needed to know anything about the UK school holidays for 2021, check out this page.