UK School Holidays

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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 2018-19 ∙ Top UK Family Resorts ∙ October Half Term


October Half Term

 1 week

Halloween on the Isle of Wight
Halloween in Yorkshire
Autumn in Yorkshire
Autumn on the Isle of Wight

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 Rookley Park. 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.


February Half Term

1 week 

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
2 weeks

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!


May Half Term

1 week

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

6 weeks

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.


All Year Round
Family-friendly accommodation

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 Rookley Park 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

Special offers and more

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.

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What Aria Resorts has to offer...

Rookley Park

Isle of Wight

Now taking bookings for 2019 ∙ Rookley Park is located in the heart of the island, within easy reach of any beach or attraction. There are a choice of two or three bedroom cottages, caravans and lakehouses, perfect for self catering holidays and short breaks all year round. Relax in our indoor & outdoor heated swimming pools. Enjoy our entertainments programme, children’s play areas, bar & eatery, in a family-friendly clubhouse.

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Retallack Resort


Set in the heart of this beautiful county, Retallack Resort is a home away from home providing the perfect base to explore some of the UK’s finest beaches and charming harbour towns. Get active with the famous range of watersports, eat well in The Lookout Restaurant & Lounge or feel at ease in ESYA Spa.

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The Bay Filey


The Bay holiday village offers an unrivalled setting for a perfect holiday set in superb surroundings with private beach access and a wide range of fun activities, from tennis to go-karts. The smart holiday homes, award-winning beach and newly-refurbished restaurant make this a top Yorkshire destination.

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