Half term holidays in the UK

School’s out! From family-friendly rooms with comfy beds to mouth-watering meals and all you can eat breakfasts, our hotels are perfect for half term breaks with the kids, wherever you choose to explore! Plus, if you’re wondering how you’ll keep the little ones entertained on UK staycations, keep reading for ideas on things to do with the kids in half term 2024. Discover some of the UK’s top attractions in February, visit exciting theme parks in May, enjoy free family activities in October, and more!

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UK Easter holidays 2025

Explore our egg-cellent ideas for Easter getaways in 2025! Whether you’re on the lookout for local Easter egg hunts or looking for fun family activities in the UK, we’ve got plenty of innspiration for your UK holidays. Book comfy rooms at one of our family-friendly hotels this Easter – and let the egg-citement begin!

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UK summer holidays 2024

It’s time for some fun in the sun! From days out beside the seaside to exciting trips to UK theme parks, we’ve got plenty of innspiration for UK family holidays in summer 2024! Best of all, you’ll find great-value hotels with super-comfy beds near top UK attractions, as well as the best free things to do. So – what are you waiting for?

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UK Christmas holidays 2024

Happy holidays! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and our family-friendly hotels in top locations will help you get the most out of this magical season. Whether you’re booking Christmas market breaks or visiting Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, check out our Christmas innspiration guide before booking your 2024 winter getaways. 

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Half Term 2024

October 2024 half term activities Warner Bros. Studio Tour

October 2024 half term activities

Feel spellbound at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London 

Nearest Premier Inn hotel – Watford North

 

Enjoy spooky rides and activities at Thorpe Park’s Fright Nights  

Nearest Premier Inn hotel – Staines-upon-Thames

 

Visit the Wimpole Estate for the Big Tree Climbing 2024 

Nearest Premier Inn hotel – Cambridge East (Newmarket Road)

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May 2025 half term activities Eden Project

May 2025 half term activities

Discover top attractions on London’s South Bank

Nearest Premier Inn hotel – London County Hall 

 

Spend family days out at Gulliver's World Theme Park 

Nearest Premier Inn hotel – Warrington Central North

 

Watch flowers and rainforests bloom at the Eden Project  

Nearest Premier Inn hotel – St. Austell  

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Ways to stay with us on half term breaks

Premier Inn

Our Premier Inn hotels are perfect for half term holidays, thanks to our free Wi-Fi, family-friendly rooms and great-value restaurants. Plus, when an adult orders a full Premier Inn Breakfast or Meal Deal, up to two kids eat breakfast for free! 

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hub by Premier Inn

Our stylish hub hotels are perfect for UK city breaks – compact and contemporary rooms, free Wi-Fi and touchscreen controls by the bed are just some of the highlights you can look forward to when you’re looking for hotels in London or Edinburgh.  

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Premier Plus rooms

Why not get even more from your next stay by booking one of our stylish Premier Plus rooms? Enjoy all the comfort you know and love plus added perks like Ultimate Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge and snacks, a rainfall shower with luxury toiletries and much more.  

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Why stop at half term holidays?

Why stop at half term holidays?

There might only be a few half term breaks in a year, but throw UK bank holidays and school holidays into the mix and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to enjoy short breaks in the UK this year. Treat the whole family to fun days out in the UK – thrill-seekers will love visiting some of the UK’s top theme parks – or why not book a romantic getaway? Get active in 2024 with cycling trips or hiking breaks, or escape to the seaside on UK coastal holidays

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FAQs about half term 2024

When are the UK half term holidays 2024? 

UK half term dates will vary depending on your postcode, but we can give you a general idea to help you plan ahead. February half term takes place right in the middle of the month around the 12th, followed by the Easter holidays, which usually start on the last Friday of the month and last for two weeks into April. The next half term is at the end of May – around the 27th to the 31st in 2024 – before the summer holidays kick off at the end of July to the start of September. Enjoy October half term at the end of the month – usually over Halloween, so you can look forward to plenty of spooky activities with the kids! Most schools will be breaking up for the Christmas holidays on Friday 20th December and while we can’t guarantee the snow, our family-friendly hotels and great value restaurants are ideal for winter breaks in 2024

 

How long is the summer half term in the UK? 

Half term holidays in the UK usually last about a week, while the UK summer holidays run for six weeks. If you’re wondering how to keep the little ones entertained, check out our days out in the UK guide and our free activities in the UK guide for a little innspiration.  

 

How many half terms are there in the UK? 

There are three half terms in the UK – February half term, May half term and October half term – as well as three exciting holidays. Check out our handy guides for fun things to do in the Easter holidays, summer holidays and Christmas holidays

 

When are the 2024 bank holidays? 

You can look forward to eight bank holidays in 2024 – 1st January, 29th March, 1st April, 6th May, 27th May, 26th August, 25th December and the 26th December. The number of UK bank holidays can vary from year to year – especially if there are any royal events – and bank holidays in Wales, Scotland and Northern Island can differ too.  

 

Do all schools have the same half term? 

No – half term dates can change depending on where you live, so make sure you check your local council’s website or school’s calendar dates before making plans for half term holidays.  

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