Looking for a break when the kids are off in Orkney? Our handy links take you to dates that fit with Orkney 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.

Summer Holidays in Orkney Islands Council  2023

  • Term ends Wednesday 28th June
  • In-service day – Monday 21st August
  • School returns – Tuesday 22nd August

Search 14th to 21st July 2023
Search 21st to 28th July 2023
Search 28th July to 4th August 2023
Search 4th August to 11th August 2023
Search 11th August to 18th August 2023

October Holidays in Orkney Islands Council  2023

In-service days – Thursday 12th, Friday 13th October
Holidays – Monday 16th to Friday 27th October 2023

Search 1st week of the holidays
Search 2nd week of the holidays

Christmas Holidays Orkney Islands Council  2023/24

  • Term ends Friday 22nd December
  • School returns Monday 8th January 

Search Christmas week
Search New Year

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We know plans can change so we have designed igloo to be flexible – all bookings can be moved without penalty, our deposits are refundable and if there are travel restrictions that affect your stay you will be entitled to a refund. To book we just require a 25% deposit and the balance is due 30 days before your stay. 

The School holiday dates on this page have been taken from the Orkney Council website and may be subject to change. Correct as of July 2023.