UK School Holiday Dates for 2019/2020

Do you need to know School Holidays Dates before you book?

Kids on Beach and Classroom | FHR Travel BlogHiked up prices for travel during the School Holidays is the bane of most of our lives. We may have children in school or simply work in education, and are therefore required to take our holidays when the schools are closed. Travel prices can be 100% higher around these dates, and the same bargains that may be available at other times of the year, will be non-existent. With many schools now fining parents for taking their children out of school in order to get those cheaper deals, it seems there is no alternative but to pay high for the privilege of taking your family on holiday.

If you are lucky enough to be able to travel at any time, you will need to be aware of the dates to avoid. It is therefore important to check out our list of School Holiday dates before you book.

England School Holidays for 2018/19 Academic Year

2019Start DateEnd DateDay of Week
Spring8th April22nd AprilMon – Mon
Summer (half term)27th May31st MayMon – Fri
Summer24th July30th AugustWed – Fri

England School Holidays for 2019/2020 Academic Year

2019Start DateEnd DateDay of Week
Autumn (half term)28th October1st NovemberMon – Fri
Winter20th December3rd JanuaryFri – Fri
2020   
Spring (half term)17th February21st FebruaryMon – Fri
Spring6th April17th AprilMon – Fri
Summer (half term)25th May29th MayMon – Fri
Summer22nd July Wed

Wales School Holidays for 2018/19 Academic Year

2019Start DateEnd DateDay of Week
Spring15th April26th AprilMon – Fri
Summer (half term)27th May31st MayMon – Fri
Summer23rd July30th AugustTue – Fri

Wales School Holidays for 2019/2020 Academic Year

2019Start DateEnd DateDay of Week
Autumn (half term)28th October1st NovemberMon – Fri
Winter23rd December3rd JanuaryMon – Fri
2020   
Spring (half term)17th February21st FebruaryMon – Fri
Spring6th April17th AprilMon – Fri
Summer (half term)25th May29th MayMon – Fri
Summer21st July Tue

Scotland School Holidays for 2018/19 Academic Year

2019Start DateEnd DateDay of Week
Spring1st April15th AprilMon – Mon
Summer1st July13th AugustMon – Tue

Scotland School Holidays for 2019/2020 Academic Year

2019Start DateEnd DateDay of Week
Autumn (half term)11th October18th OctoberFri – Fri
Winter20th December3rd JanuaryFri – Fri
2020   
Spring (half term)10th February12th FebruaryMon – Wed
Spring6th April17th AprilMon – Fri
Summer25th June11th AugustThu – Tue

Northern Ireland School Holidays for 2018/19 Academic Year

2019Start DateEnd DateDay of Week
Spring18th April26th AprilThu – Fri
Summer1st July30th AugustMon – Fri

Northern Ireland School Holidays for 2019/2020 Academic Year

2019Start DateEnd DateDay of Week
Autumn (half term) 31st October1st NovemberThu – Fri
Winter23rd December3rd JanuaryMon – Fri
2020   
Spring (half term)17th February18th FebruaryMon – Tue
Spring9th April17th AprilThu – Fri
Summer1st July Wed

Please bear in mind these tables are only a guide and you should check with local schools and council websites for accurate dates in your area.

Finally, you will find that all associated extras such as airport parking, airport hotels and car hire will also be more expensive, so it is important to book your travel arrangements as early as possible to get the best deals. Check out our blog When to Book Airport Parking. You could save as much as 50% by booking early!

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