When is the best time to book your break in the school holidays? The simple answer is, as soon as you know the dates your children break up. The school holidays are the busiest, most expensive time to book a holiday, and it’s risky to wait around for those last-minute deals and discounts. Typically, the best accommodation prices are released at the beginning of the season, so the more organised you are to book early, the better deal you’ll seal – and you’ll have more availability to choose from, too.
Save The Date And Book Ahead
Please note that these may differ from your particular school, so make sure you double-check the dates before you book.
Easter Holidays 2024
29 March – 14 April 2024 for England and Scotland
23 March – 7 April 2024 for Wales and Northern Ireland
May Bank Holiday 2024
4 – 7 May
May Half Term 2024
25 May – 2 June 2024
Summer Holidays 2024
24 July – 3 September 2024 for England and Wales
28 June – 14 August 2024 for Scotland
October Half Term UK
26 October – 3 November 2024 for Wales and England
12 – 22 October 2024 for Scotland
Christmas Holidays 2024
21 December – 5 January 2024
Book Now For The School Holidays 2024
Ideally, you should book as soon as the holiday calendar is released for your particular school to give you a flying start to bag the best coastal accommodation at the best price for next year.
You can sometimes work your school’s particular dates to your advantage. For example, if your school has a two-week half-term, choose to travel when the rest of the schools are still in the classroom.
It also pays to be organised when booking for a large family or group. So check your dates, rally the relatives and friends, and look forward to your holiday by the beach in 2024.
Whether you’re looking ahead to the summer holidays, Easter, Christmas or half-term next year, check out our huge range of coastal accommodation and book your beach holiday now.
Now you know the dates, it’s time to get organised. Want more advice? Read our blog on how to find the best seaside accommodation for the school holidays.