As the busiest period for holiday bookings kicks off next week, we thought you might find it useful to see which weeks in 2016 are the likely to be booked first. Hopefully this will prompt you to get in early if you are constrained to school holiday weeks or enable you to book a holiday during the quieter times if you can.
February half term: 13th – 20th February
February half term is not usually as busy as the half terms that fall later in the year, so in reality you should be able to find something suitable even if you leave it a bit late. We would offer a word of caution though, if you are looking at larger, family homes, these will become scarce the later you leave it.
Easter: 26th March – 9th April
This year, the Easter weekend falls right at the start of this fortnight, so the first week is likely to fill up fast.
Browse Easter holidays >
May half term: 28th May – 4th June
A one-off week that books solidly. Our advice: get in quick to secure your pick of the bunch.
Browse May half term holidays >
Summer peak weeks: 23rd July – 3rd September
The six weeks that fall at the height of summer always start to book up early on in the year. The first couple of weeks normally book very quickly – in fact they’re already half full now – with the last week (27th August) offering the greatest choice as people prepare to go back to school.
Browse summer holidays >
October half term: 24th – 31st October
Another very popular week, and not to be overlooked if you haven’t experienced it before. There’s no real panic just yet but later in the year we are likely to see over 90% of our properties booked for this week.
Browse October half term holidays >
It’s worth noting that these dates are just a guide, and other schools may have different school holidays.