Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole School Holidays 2024 and 2025

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole School Holidays

This webpage offers an overview of the 2024 and 2025 UK school holiday dates as set by the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council in England, designed to assist with your planning.

Holiday dates issued by the council are typically stable, but it’s wise to regularly check this page for any updates that may be announced. For the most current and officially confirmed holiday schedules, please refer to the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council’s website for their 2023-2024 approved calendar and 2024-2025 approved calendar. Additionally, for any immediate news or recent adjustments not yet included in the official calendars, visiting the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council homepage is recommended.

Stay organised – view the England School Holiday Dates and mark your calendar accordingly.

Please be aware that specific holiday dates may vary among individual schools, due to factors such as teacher training days and other unique school-related considerations.

School Holidays 2023-2024

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School1 Sep 2023
(Fri)
 
Autumn Half Term Holidays23 Oct 2023
(Mon)
27 Oct 2023
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays18 Dec 2023
(Mon)
1 Jan 2024
(Mon)
Spring Half Term Holidays12 Feb 2024
(Mon)
16 Feb 2024
(Fri)
Spring Holidays29 Mar 2024
(Fri)
12 Apr 2024
(Fri)
Summer Half Term Holidays27 May 2024
(Mon)
31 May 2024
(Fri)
Summer Holidays24 Jul 2024
(Wed)
30 Aug 2024
(Fri)

School Holidays 2024-2025

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School2 Sep 2024
(Mon)
 
Autumn Half Term Holidays28 Oct 2024
(Mon)
1 Nov 2024
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays23 Dec 2024
(Mon)
3 Jan 2025
(Fri)
Spring Half Term Holidays17 Feb 2025
(Mon)
21 Feb 2025
(Fri)
Spring Holidays7 Apr 2025
(Mon)
21 Apr 2025
(Mon)
Summer Half Term Holidays26 May 2025
(Mon)
30 May 2025
(Fri)
Summer Holidays23 Jul 2025
(Wed)
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For those intrigued by the backstory of our school holiday schedules, we’ve crafted an enlightening piece titled A Historical Perspective of UK School Holidays.

This article peels back the layers of history to reveal the origins and developments of the UK’s academic calendar.

It’s a must-read for anyone looking to understand the complex interplay of factors that have influenced our current school holiday system.

FAQs on Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole School Holidays

During school holidays in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole, children can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Some popular options include:

  • Exploring Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve, which offers opportunities to discover wildlife, rare plants, and trails for walking or biking.
  • Participating in free holiday clubs offering activities such as football, multi-sports, creative pursuits, dance, and outdoor fun organised by the BCP Council.
  • Attending family-friendly events in Poole throughout the year, including the summer holidays.
  • Engaging in holiday schemes organized by the BCP Council, which may include paddle boarding, kayaking, raft building, beach games, team building, archery, firelighting, and campfire cooking.
  • Hiring a boat to explore the River Stour in Christchurch for a fun day out in the sun.

These activities provide children with opportunities to stay active, explore nature, and have fun during their school holidays in the area.

During school holidays in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole, there are several free activities for children to enjoy. Some of these include:

  • BCP Council’s Free Holiday Clubs offering a range of activities such as football, multi-sports, creative pursuits, dance, and outdoor fun.
  • Family-friendly events in Poole, including summer holiday activities such as community wildlife adventure days and outdoor performances.
  • Free stay and play sessions at Hamworthy Park and Bluebell Woods, forest school activities, and beach school stay and play sessions.
  • Exploring various free or low-cost places such as museums, nature reserves, country parks, and splash fountains.

These activities provide children with opportunities to have fun and stay entertained during their school holidays without incurring extra costs.

Some popular educational activities for children during school holidays in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole include:

  • Exploring Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve, which offers opportunities to discover wildlife, rare plants, and trails for walking or biking.
  • Participating in educational and fun activities offered by the BCP Council’s Free Holiday Clubs, which may include learning about different countries, outdoor exploration, and creative pursuits.
  • Attending community wildlife adventure days, outdoor performances, and other educational events organised in the area.

These activities provide children with opportunities to learn about nature, different cultures, and various educational topics while having fun during their school holidays.

Some popular indoor activities for children during school holidays in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole include:

  • Visiting indoor play centres such as Kids Fun Indoor Pool in Christchurch, Kids Play Cafe in Bournemouth, and Lemur Landings in Poole.
  • Enjoying adventure and climbing activities at RockReef on Bournemouth Pier.
  • Exploring educational and creative pursuits at Creative Kids Arts Education Centre & Studios in Boscombe, Bournemouth.
  • Participating in various holiday clubs and workshops offering indoor activities such as arts and crafts, drama, and dynamic workshops.

These activities provide children with opportunities to have fun and stay entertained indoors during their school holidays.

Disclaimer: The information provided on the “Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole School Holidays” page is intended for general informational purposes only.

While we strive to keep the data up to date and accurate, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to the calendar or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the page for any purpose.

Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Please note that holiday dates can vary depending on the region and the individual school.

We advise parents and guardians to check with their local education authority or the respective schools for confirmation of the exact dates and any potential changes that may occur.

We cannot be held responsible for any discrepancies or changes in the school holiday schedules.

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