Edinburgh School Holidays and Term Dates

Looking for a break when the kids are off in Edinburgh? Our handy links take you to dates that fit with Edinburgh City Council school holidays.

Aviemore and The Cairngorm National Park is the ultimate destination for a family holiday. Discover our range of family friendly lodges with so much to do on the doorstep – it’s perfect for your next family break.

September Holidays - Edinburgh

Autumn Holiday – Mon 16 Sept

October Holidays - Edinburgh

All Break – Friday 11 Oct
In-service Day – Monday 21 Oct
Pupils Resume – Tuesday 22 October 2024

Christmas Holidays - Edinburgh

Schools close Fri 20th December
In Service – Monday 6th Jan
Pupils return on Tuesday 7th Jan

February Holidays - Edinburgh

All Break – Fri 7 Feb
All resume – Mon 17 Feb

May Holidays - Edinburgh

May day weekend
Pupils resume 7th May

Schools closed Mon 19th May

Discover our collections:

Discover all our properties have to offer in these handpicked collections.

Hot tub lodges

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Our hot tub lodges in Aviemore and Cairngorms make the perfect place to get everyone together when the Schools are off. Sleeping from 8 to 19 there is a place for everyone. All are dog friendly too.

Family friendly

No matter the size of your family, our Highland lodges and holiday homes are a great choice in the holidays. They have everything you need for a family break. 

Budget friendly

We have great options in stylish Aviemore apartments – perfect for small families or couples. Close to everything Aviemore has to offer in the holidays.

Rural retreats

Our rural holiday homes in The Cairngorms offer relaxation in tranquil settings but also make a great base to get out and explore.

Stay in Aviemore

Aviemore is a year round destination for holidays – there is so much on offer for all ages this easter. It also makes a great base to explore the Cairngorms and wider Highlands.

Dog friendly

Almost all of our properties welcome dogs – so you can take the whole family to Aviemore in the school holidays. With great walks from your doorstep there will be sure to be waggy tails every day.

What our guests say:

The School holiday dates on this page have been taken from the Edinburgh City Council website and may be subject to change. Correct as of June 2024