AIBU to take DC to theme park on an inset day?

(24 Posts)
BettyFlour Mon 14-Apr-14 14:36:42

My kids have got an inset day on the Tuesday after Easter Monday and I was wondering if this was common.

I'm thinking of taking DCs somewhere like a theme park but maybe everyone has an inset day on 22 April?

LIZS Mon 14-Apr-14 14:38:30

dc not back until Wednesday and in some areas school holidays only started last Friday for 2 weeks.

BettyFlour Mon 14-Apr-14 14:40:28

Aha! Thanks for letting me know. Theme parks probably still heaving then!

Thanks Liz!

MaxsMummy2012 Mon 14-Apr-14 14:40:50

Yep we have inset on Tuesday too.

BettyFlour Mon 14-Apr-14 14:41:56

I'm so glad I asked!! Thank you!

Madcatgirl Mon 14-Apr-14 14:42:24

Most of the schools here also have an inset day that day too.

Bloodyteenagers Mon 14-Apr-14 14:46:22

None of the schools near me have an inset on that day.

Groovee Mon 14-Apr-14 14:48:06

We're back at school on the Tuesday but we have often gone to theme parks on our inservice days or election days.

BumpAndGrind Mon 14-Apr-14 14:52:04

I'm slightly obsessed by theme parks. I have an annual pass.

I make an effort to go on Bank Holiday Mondays as I find them quiet.

I think everyone thinks heaving and avoids them, the Sunday of a bank holiday is hell on earth however.

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 14-Apr-14 14:52:27

Even the private schools here have an inset day that day.

Some schools just got hols in Fri, so they will be still off too.

onepieceoflollipop Mon 14-Apr-14 15:01:38

That is the second week of our Easter holidays...Easter holidays vary (more so than other school holidays) quite a bit.

PatriciaHolm Mon 14-Apr-14 15:07:05

Might depend on which one really. Here in Surrey, primaries are generally back at school on Tuesday. So Chessington might not be too bad.

My kids go to school in Richmond borough school & I work at a different school same borough.
They are at school but my work has inset.

Chessington is our nearest theme park

mum2jakie Mon 14-Apr-14 15:19:53

If you're thinking of Alton Towers, Staffordshire schools broke up last Thursday so it will still be school hols next week.

ICanSeeTheSun Mon 14-Apr-14 15:20:51

Inset days are the best days to go. As my 2dc are in diffrent schools I can't do it.

kinkyfuckery Mon 14-Apr-14 15:21:29

WE are back on the Tuesday :grin:

GoldenGytha Mon 14-Apr-14 15:47:38

Schools here go back on the 22nd April,

No In service days here.

vickibee Mon 14-Apr-14 15:54:50

We have one on 22 May as the school is a polling station, we intend to go to flamingo land. Thought it may be a bit quieter than weekends

RufusTheReindeer Mon 14-Apr-14 17:20:12

We have an inset day, senior school only, on that day

NadiaWadia Mon 14-Apr-14 17:31:55

Schools in Leicestershire only broke up on Friday, so they don't go back until Monday 28th.

blibblibs Mon 14-Apr-14 17:35:13

West Midlands here and that will be the second week of our Easter holidays.

If you are aiming for anything midland bound I wouldn't bother - schools here are off until the 28th!

Hulababy Mon 14-Apr-14 17:37:21

No INSET attached to Easter hols here.

However - we only started Easter holidays this week and have another week to go So may not be as quiet as you would wish.

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