School Holiday Dates 2024: Looking Forward To Family Holidays With The Dog

When is the best time to book your dog-friendly break for the school holidays 2024? The simple answer is, as soon as you know the dates when 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 for your family and four-legged friend. Plus, you’ll have more availability to choose from, too.

To give you a hand to get ahead, we’ve collated the most common school holiday dates across the UK for 2024.

Save The Date And Book Ahead

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It makes sense to book ahead as soon as the holiday calendar is released for your school so you can get a flying start on the best accommodation at the best price for the school holidays. 

You may even find that you can work your school’s particular dates to your advantage. For example, if your school has a two-week half-term, you could choose to travel when the rest of the schools are still in the classroom.

To help you on your way, here’s a list of the standard school holiday dates across the country for 2024. Then all you’ll need to do is rally your relatives and friends and look forward to your next dog-friendly holiday. 

February Half Term 2024
10 – 18 February 2024 for most of the UK, Wales and Northern Ireland
17 – 25 February 2024 for North of England and Scotland

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 2024 – 5 January 2025

Please note that these are only guidelines, so make sure you check them against your respective school holidays before committing to your trip. 

Book Now For The School Holidays 2024

It’s always good to book as early as possible for popular family destinations like Cornwall, the Lake District or Dorset. And if you have a large group, it may be difficult to find quality accommodation at the last minute, so it pays to be organised.

Whether you’re looking ahead to the summer holidays, Easter, Christmas or half-term next year, check out our huge range of dog-friendly accommodation and book your holiday now

Now you know the dates, it’s time to get organised. Want some advice? Read our blog on finding the perfect pad for the whole pack during the school holidays.

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