UK School Holidays

Family resorts


Take a family break in the UK

Whether it's Christmas or June, school holidays are the perfect excuse to take the family away for a blissful break in beautiful surroundings. Our stunning holiday parks on the Isle of Wight, in Cornwall and on the Yorkshire coast benefit from beautiful sunny weather and quality accommodation. There are also family activities and entertainment at many of our resorts. 


School Holiday Dates 2019 ∙ Holiday Cottages with a Fireplace


February Half Term
February Half Term Holidays

In many parts of the UK, February is the best time to catch snowfall, with a winter wonderland outside and a warm, flickering fireplace at your holiday home. It's a great time to visit The Bay Filey in Yorkshire, where many properties come with a cosy lounge and log-burning stove. The indoor heated swimming pool is a perfect place to keep fit!

Easter Holidays

Take a walk in the countryside as life leaps into action and soak up the warming rays of sunshine. Catch Spring early by taking a trip to the beautiful Isle of Wight and take part in a fun Easter Egg hunt. The island is as far south as Devon, but much easier to reach from most of the UK. You can even save up to 50% off the ferry!

Easter Holidays

May Half Term

Spring is in full swing at this marvellous time of year, with birdsong, warm days and sunny evenings. Make the most of it by renting a hot tub cottage at The Bay Colwell on the Isle of Wight. The kids will love sinking into the warm bubbles and it's just a short walk from a fantastic beach and a short drive from many island attractions, including a theme park, zoo and dinosaur centre!

Summer Holidays

Find the perfect UK destination for sunny weather by heading down south. At Retallack Resort, your whole family will love the amazing watersports facilities - it's the best place to splash around in Cornwall. After cooling off, you can head back to a spacious luxury log cabin for some quiet time while the children have fun and make new friends at The Den.

October Half Term

As autumn kicks in, make sure you don't miss the colourful leaves and crisp chill in the air. Fling on a coat and stride out to experience the wooded Isle of Wight countryside near The Lakes Rookley. The stunning lakehouses and warm family cottages are perfect for this beautiful season. You can even go for a haunted walk and enjoy Halloween family activities. 

Christmas & New Year    2 weeks

Christmas at Aria Resorts
New Year at Aria Resorts

Whether you're celebrating Christmas, New Year, Hanukkah, Diwali or just embracing the winter solstice, this is a perfect time to take a break. Escape from the festive madness at home to a warm and tranquil cottage at one of our resorts, where you can reconnect with the true meaning of Christmas. Bring along your decorations and book a table at the restaurant to make your stay feel really special.

All Year Round

Whenever you visit our resorts, you'll benefit from a warm welcome and family-friendly accommodation. At our larger parks, there are activities for the kids which run all year round, with extra entertainment, fun and games during the school holidays. The whole family is welcome at our restaurants, from The Lakes Rookley to The Bayside Kitchen in Yorkshire. You can also enjoy the spectacular surroundings, with beaches just a short walk or drive away at every one of our resorts.

Great Value UK Resorts

It can be expensive to take children away during the school holidays, but if you stay in the UK, you can save on travel and exchange rates while cutting down that long car trip! You can also save on the Isle of Wight ferry by booking it directly with us. Make the most of the Special Offers at Aria Resorts and get away during May Half Term, to experience the feel of summer with lower prices than July and August.

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When is the next school holiday?

Each Local Education Authority sets its own school holiday dates, but you can find your child's dates by typing in the postcode of their school on the official government website. Remember, independent school terms dates will often be different from the official school holiday dates in your area.

What Aria Resorts has to offer...

The Lakes Rookley

Isle of Wight

This beautiful lakeside resort is perfectly located at the heart of the Isle of Wight, with hot tub cottages, lodges and caravans surrounded by rolling countryside. Just a short drive from the beach and the many island attractions, Rookley has two swimming pools, a bar/restaurant, entertainment and family activities.

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Retallack Resort


Discover the top Cornwall watersports attraction with stunning lodge and apartment accommodation. This premium spa resort with bar, restaurant and childcare facilities is set in a tranquil wooded valley not far from the Eden project and the beaches of Newquay.

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The Bay Filey


The Bay holiday village is a beautiful collection of cottages, beach houses and apartments, just a short walk from the award winning golden sands of Filey Bay. With activities from archery to zorbing available and a quality restaurant, pub, gym, swimming pool, tennis court, it's a perfect Yorkshire destination.

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