School Holidays 2020 UK


Dreaming of quality family time with the little ones this year? It's a great idea to get planning as early as possible to access the best rates on all your airport essentials. To kick start your holiday prep, read on to find out the dates of the UK school holidays, including school half term dates across the UK, and then browse our deals to see how much you can save with Holiday Extras.

Remember, the school term dates below are only guidelines, and exact dates vary from school to school. Make sure you check with your child's own school before making a booking. To go straight to the information you need, hit one of the buttons below.

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School Holidays 2020 UK - England


For the full range of school holiday dates across all schools in England, check out the table below.

Holiday
Start Date
End Date
February Half Term Dates
17/2/20
28/2/20
Easter 2020 School Holidays
6/4/20
17/4/20
May Half Term Dates
25/5/20
29/5/20
School Summer Holidays
15/7/20
1/9/20
October Half Term Dates
19/10/20
30/10/20
Christmas Break
21/12/20
1/1/21

2020 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.

Holiday
Start Date
End Date
February Half Term
17/2/20
21/2/20
Spring Holiday
30/3/20
20/4/20
May School Half Term
30/4/20
15/5/20
Summer Half Term
21/5/20
2/6/20
Summer Holidays
25/6/20
19/8/20
Autumn Half Term
14/9/20
28/9/20
Autumn Holidays
5/10/20
27/10/20
Christmas Holidays
21/12/20
6/1/21

UK School Holidays 2020 - 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.

Holiday
Start Date
End Date
February Half Term Dates
17/2/20
28/2/20
Easter School Holidays 2020
6/4/20
17/4/20
May (Summer) Half Term
25/5/20
29/5/20
Summer Holidays
21/7/20
28/8/20
Autumn Holidays
26/10/20
30/10/20
Christmas Holiday
21/12/20
1/1/21

School Holidays 2020 - 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.

Holiday
Start Date
End Date
Mid Term
17/2/20
18/2/20
Easter School Holidays
9/4/20
17/4/20
Summer School Holidays
1/7/20
1/9/20
Halloween
2/11/20
3/11/20
Christmas Break
22/12/20
1/1/21

School Half Term Dates


For a comprehensive and straightforward overview of all the half term dates across the UK, check out the table below. This table shows only half term dates and doesn't include other holidays, such as end of term or summer holidays.

Half Term Dates 2020
England
Scotland
Wales
February Half Term Dates
17/2/20 - 28/2/20
12/2/20 - 21/2/20
17/2/20 - 28/2/20
May Half Term Dates
25/5/20 - 29/5/20
30/4/20 - 15/5/20
25/5/20 - 29/5/20
Summer Half Term
-
21/5/20 - 2/6/20
-
Autumn Half Term
19/10/20 - 30/10/20
14/9/20 - 28/9/20
26/10/20 - 30/10/20

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 2020 FAQ's


Here are some of the most popular questions we're asked about the school holidays and terms, so you can get booking your family trip with all the information you need.


When are UK School Holidays?

There are multiple school holidays, 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, 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.


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