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January is usually the busiest time for holiday bookings for the entire year, so when you and your family are planning your holidays for 2016, have a look first at this useful calendar of the UK School Holiday Dates.

So if you’re planning a family vacation in a school holiday, don’t let your dream holiday cottage get snapped up by someone else, get in early and book your holiday in the Cotswolds while you still have lots to choose from.

And if you’re not dependant on your holiday being in a school holiday, have a look at the calendar to see make sure you book outside the dates.

February half term: 11th – 19th February OR 18th – 26th February


The February half term isn't the busiest of half terms, probably because it's only weeks away from the long Christmas break, but the larger family properties are generally the ones to go first, so it is still advisable to get your booking confirmed.

BOOK your February half term holiday in the Cotswolds.

Easter: 7th April – 23rd April


Easter weekend 2016 is at the beginning of these 2 super holiday weeks in the Cotswolds, and while both weeks get busy, the first week is the one to book up the fastest.

BOOK your Easter half term holiday in the Cotswolds.

May half term: 27th May – 3rd June


A popular week in the Cotswolds as the weather generally is lovely in Spring, so we advice you to get your booking in as soon as you can for this one.

BOOK your May half term holiday in the Cotswolds.

Summer Holiday: 22nd July – 4th September


The summer holiday is one that books up fast every year, so if you, too, are planning a wonderful holiday in the Cotswolds for summer, whether you're booking a small cottage for 2 or one of our larger properties, you need to be booking much sooner rather than later to make sure you get exactly the cottage and location that you're after.

October half term: 21st – 29th October


A popular week in the Cotswolds, is the week of October half term. Usually October is still nice a warm(ish) and the autumn landscape is among the most beautiful, not least in the Cotswolds, as you can imagine. There's no need to panic book here, of course, but the most popular properties are booking already, so if you know you're going, it is advisable to book as soon as you can.

BOOK your October half term holiday in the Cotswolds.

Christmas half term: 23rd of December – 7th of January 2018.


What could possibly be more wonderful than spending Christmas in the Cotswolds? Like with October half term, there's no real need to panic book yet, but if you're looking for a large property suitable for larger groups or families, the sooner you book, the better, of course.

BOOK your Christmas half term holiday in the Cotswolds.