Now that the Easter bank holiday has been and gone, you might be wondering when the school holidays take place as you prepare to plan trips and days out for the rest of 2024.

If you want to start preparing for your family’s spring, summer, autumn and winter breaks then you’re going to need to know when your children are on school holidays.

To help you out, we’ve gathered all of the key dates for when youngsters will be off school, including bank holidays.

School holidays in the UK vary depending on your location. To find your area’s school holidays, you can visit the government website and enter your postcode.

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School holidays in England and Wales 2024

According to iNews, the majority of schools in England and Wales will be given days off on the following dates:

Spring term

  • Start of term: Monday January 8
  • Half term: Monday, February 12 to Friday, February 16
  • End of term: Thursday March 28, 2024 (England) and Friday, March 22 (Wales)
  • Easter holiday: Friday, March 29 to Friday, April 12

Summer term

  • Start of term: Monday, April 15 (England) and Monday, April 8 (Wales)
  • May bank holiday: Monday, May 6
  • Half term: Monday, May 27 to Friday, May 31
  • End of term: Wednesday, July 24

Youngsters will also be given the bank holidays off. Here are the UK bank holidays that will take place in 2024.

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UK bank holidays 2024

  • January 1 - New Year’s Day
  • January 2 – 2nd January (Scotland only)
  • March 29 - Good Friday
  • April 1 - Easter Monday (England and Wales)
  • May 6 - Early May bank holiday
  • May 27 - Spring bank holiday
  • August 5 – Summer bank holiday (Scotland only)
  • August 26 - Summer bank holiday (England and Wales)
  • December 2 – St Andrew’s Day substitute day (Scotland only)
  • December 25 - Christmas Day
  • December 26 - Boxing Day

It’s worth noting these days off when organising your 2024 adventures.