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School holidays in Wales 2014 & 2015

School holiday dates 2014 & 2015Fancy a family break during the school holidays? If you’re based in Wales, see when the kids are free by taking a look at our up to date list of the Welsh school holidays for 2014 and 2015.

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School holidays in Wales 2014

Summer half term Sat 24 May 2014 – Sun 1 June 2014
Summer holidays Tue 22 July 2014 – Sun 31 August 2014
Autumn half term Sat 25 October 2014 – Sun 2 November 2014
Christmas and New Year holidays Sat 20 December 2014 – Sun 4 January 2015

School holidays in Wales 2015

February half term Sat 14 February 2015 – Sun 22 February 2015
Easter holidays Sat 28 March 2015 – Sun 12 April 2015
Summer half term Sat 23 May 2015 – Sun 31 May 2015
Summer holidays Begin on Tue 21 July 2015

Please note: these school holiday dates are based on information provided by Cardiff Council. The dates can differ between regions, so it’s worth checking with your school. Also see the school holiday dates for EnglandScotland and France.

Published: 23 April 2014

French school holidays 2014 & 2015

School holiday dates 2014 & 2015Booking a family holiday? If you’re based in France, then take a look at the French school holiday dates for 2014 and 2015 to see when the children will be free.

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French school holidays 2014

Spring holidays (Easter) Sat 26 April 2014 – Sun 11 May 2014
Long Ascension weekend Thu 28 May 2014 – Sun 1 June 2014
Summer holidays Sat 5 July 2014 – Mon 1 September 2014
Touissant (autumn half term) Sat 18 October 2014 – Sun 2 November 2014
Christmas and New Year holidays Sat 20 December 2014 – Sun 4 January 2015

French school holidays 2015

Winter holidays Sat 7 February 2015 – Sun 22 February 2015
Spring holidays (Easter) Sat 11 April 2015 – Sun 26 April 2015
Long Ascension weekend Thu 14 May 2015 – Sun 17 May 2015
Summer holidays Begin on Sat 4 July 2015

Please note: these school holiday dates are for schools within Zone A (Auvergne, Brittanny, Languedoc-Roussillon, Lorraine, Lower Normandy, Midi-Pyrenees, Pays de la Loire and Rhone-Alpes) and will vary for other regions of France. Also see the school holiday dates for England, Wales and Scotland.

Published: 23 April 2014

Scotland: school holidays 2014 & 2015

School holiday dates 2014 & 2015Booking a family holiday and want to know when the kids will be free? If you’re based in Scotland, take a look at this up to date list of the Scottish school holidays for 2014 and 2015.

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Scotland: school holidays 2014

May weekend Fri 23 May 2014 – Mon 26 May 2014
Summer holidays Wed 25 June 2014 – Tue 12 August 2014
September weekend Fri 26 September 2014 – Mon 29 September 2014
First mid-term (October half term) Sat 11 October 2014 – Sun 19 October 2014
Christmas and New Year holidays Sat 20 December 2014 – Sun 4 January 2015

Scotland: school holidays 2015

Second mid-term (February half term) Sat 7 February 2015 – Tue 10 February 2015
Easter holidays Fri 3 April 2015 – Sun 19 April 2015
May weekend Fri 22 May 2015 – Mon 25 May 2015
Summer holidays Begin on Wed 24 June 2015

Please note: these school holiday dates are based on information provided by Glasgow City Council. The dates can differ between regions, so it’s worth checking with your school. Also see the school holiday dates for England, Wales and France.

Published: 23 April 2014

England: school holidays 2014 & 2015

School holiday dates 2014 & 2015Booking a family holiday? If you’re based in England, see when the kids are free by taking a look at our up to date list of English school holiday dates for 2014 and 2015.

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England: school holidays 2014

Summer half term Sat 24 May 2014 – Sun 1 June 2014
Summer holidays Wed 23 July 2014 – Mon 1 September 2014
October half term Sat 25 October 2014 – Sun 2 November 2014
Christmas and New Year holidays Sat 20 December 2014 – Sun 4 January 2015

England: school holidays 2015

February half term Sat 14 February 2015 – Sun 22 February 2015
Easter holidays Sat 28 March 2015 – Sun 12 April 2015
Summer half term Sat 23 May 2015 – Sun 31 May 2015
Summer holidays Begin on Tues 21 July 2015

Please note: these school holiday dates are based on information provided by Oxfordshire County Council. The dates can differ between regions, so it’s worth checking with your school. Also see the school holiday dates for Wales, Scotland and France.

Published: 23 April 2014

UK school holidays 2014 & 2015

Attract more family bookingsAn easy way of attracting more family bookings for your holiday let is to arrange the price bands on your calendar by the school holiday dates for 2014 & 2015.

Most travellers can relate to school holiday dates – whether they’re families booking for when the kids are off school or other travellers, like couples or groups of friends, wanting to get away when the roads and resorts are not as busy.

The school holiday dates below are the combined holiday dates for schools in England, Wales and Scotland and can be used as a guide for your price bands. For example, use them to determine when your Easter price band should start and finish, or when your peak summer season should begin.

UK school holidays 2014

Easter holidays Sat 5 April 2014 – Sun 27 April 2014
Summer half term (England & Wales only) Sat 24 May 2014 – Sun 1 June 2014
May weekend (Scotland only) Fri 23 May 2014 – Mon 26 May 2014
Summer holidays Wed 25 June 2014 – Mon 1 September 2014
October half term Sat 11 October 2014 – Sun 2 November 2014
Christmas and New Year holidays Sat 20 December 2014 – Sun 4 January 2015

UK school holidays 2015

February half term Sat 7 February 2015 – Sun 22 February 2015
Easter holidays Sat 28 March 2015 – Sun 19 April 2015
May weekend (Scotland only) Fri 22 May 2015 – Mon 25 May 2015
Summer half term (England & Wales only) Sat 23 May 2015 – Sun 31 May 2015
Summer holidays Start from Wed 24 June 2015 (Scotland)

Tips on naming your price bands

Setting cheaper prices for quieter times of year is a great way of enticing guests to book outside of the peak times. Consider whether you want to include off-peak prices and when they would be. What you decide should be based on who you’re marketing your property at.

Here’s one way of arranging your prices for 2015:

  • Winter 2015
  • Spring & Easter 2015
  • Summer 2015
  • Autumn & Winter 2015
  • Christmas & New Year 2015

However, seasonal price bands don’t work for everyone, i.e. English summers don’t match the Australian ones in temperature or time of year! Instead you could simplify your price bands by using the names of the month for each of the seasons, e.g. ‘Mar-May 2015′ and ‘Jun-Aug 2015′.

Other events and bank holidays

To attract more interest, your price bands could even include bank holiday weekends, or big events or festivals that are happening nearby. For example, consider arranging some prices around the public holidays in France or Spain.

But remember… keep things simple

Easy to follow price bands are always a big plus for travellers. A long list of overcomplicated prices can be a big turn-off – the key is to keep things simple.

Log in and go to Properties > Update prices in your account to make your changes. Read more tips on setting your prices.

Please note: this list of UK school holidays above combines the dates from three councils in England, Wales and Scotland and should be used as a guide only.

Published: 22 April 2014