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noenergy Wed 01-Mar-17 07:08:01

Planning a trip to London and want to do a theme park with 3 young kids so don't want to be queuing. Will be coming from NI so hoping the school holidays will be different dates to here. Here my kids are off 2&3 week of April which is 10-21 April.

Can anyone tell me when school hols are? Looked online and thought they were 1st 2 weeks of April so thought we could do the 3rd week of April but then got different dates on another site.

BendingSpoons Wed 01-Mar-17 07:10:20

Where I work (South London) it's the first two weeks, 3rd April the first day.

derektheladyhamster Wed 01-Mar-17 07:11:54

Brighton ( so certainly able to get to theme parks if you're talking Thorpe park & legoland) are off the same dates as you.

Crunchymum Wed 01-Mar-17 07:12:15

I'm North [central] London and first day is 3rd April. Back on Wednesday 19th (the Tuesday is an inset day)

musicteacheriz Wed 01-Mar-17 07:12:17

All schools are different, it's two weeks within the first 3 weeks of April

YouMeddlingKids Wed 01-Mar-17 07:12:57

Just outside London ours is 2 weeks from 5th April.

Madeyemoodysmum Wed 01-Mar-17 07:16:10

Hertfordshire is 3rd to 17th. Private schools get an extra week after that.

Sixgeese Wed 01-Mar-17 07:16:27

It depends on the school, my DC are off the two weeks before Easter (Easter Monday being the last day of the holiday) while DH teaches in a secondary school in the same area and his school is off the week before and the week after Easter (Easter weekend being the middle of his holiday)

It has caused no end of moaning by parents at the primary school as there are lots of families with children in both schools.

noenergy Wed 01-Mar-17 07:19:01

Wanted to do Legoland as seems the most appropriate for young kids. And don't want to pay for q bots for 5 of us.

EyeStye Wed 01-Mar-17 07:19:06

Herts here and we're off the 2 weeks before Easter. Inset day on Tuesday 18th so back on 19th.

EyeStye Wed 01-Mar-17 07:21:00

It will be busy I'm afraid at Legoland I've tried going just outside our school holidays and there's always other schools off or private schools.
If you can go on a rainy day that's best! Won't be as bad as summer unless it's v

EyeStye Wed 01-Mar-17 07:21:18

*unless it's hot

kindfriend Wed 01-Mar-17 07:23:57

Legoland attracts people from all over the country (as well as overseas visitors) so the exact term dates of the local schools is neither here nor there. I'd say it will be mental for all of the first 3 weeks of April.
You're best hoping for a rainy day as that puts some people off.

PatriciaHolm Wed 01-Mar-17 07:29:55

It varies I'm afraid - here in Surrey we're off from Friday 31st, but Oxfordshire are the week later from the 7th. Legoland will be busy!

JigglyTuff Wed 01-Mar-17 07:43:23

Berkshire also isn't on holiday until the 7th. Plus there was a cheap Legoland ticket off in the Times so it will be busy.

Get there early, do the big rides first and leave around 3

noenergy Wed 01-Mar-17 07:43:40

Would it be quieter the 1st week of July?

RustyBear Wed 01-Mar-17 07:55:42

JigglyTuff - West Berkshire & Reading are the 7th, but the rest of Berkshire (Wokingham, Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough & Bracknell Forest) all break up on the 31st.

JigglyTuff Wed 01-Mar-17 19:27:13

Ah didn't realise - I don't actually live in Berkshire and didn't realise there were two LEAs.

OP quite possibly. We tend to go on inset days so if that is a school day for most kids, it's likely to be quieter in the bits for older kids - locals have annual passes and will go with younger kids if it's sunny

MrsTarzan1 Wed 01-Mar-17 19:44:17

Midlands is 10th-24th

RustyBear Wed 01-Mar-17 19:45:50

There are 6 LEAs in Berkshire now, Jiggly!

Vinorosso74 Wed 01-Mar-17 19:53:39

Our London borough is first 2 weeks of April too

mummytime Wed 01-Mar-17 20:13:03

1st week of July could be better, but not a Monday or Friday - lots of state schools have a "long weekend" about then (I used to call it the Legoland holiday). You might be unlucky and catch some school trips - probably private as they will be breaking up sooner.

JigglyTuff Wed 01-Mar-17 20:29:10

Six??! Good grief - that's insane! We have one in the whole of Kent which is about double the size grin

MaryWortleyMontagu Wed 01-Mar-17 20:31:15

I'm in London and we are off from Friday 31 march and back on Tuesday 25 April (independent school).

ChippyMinton Wed 01-Mar-17 20:35:35

Haven't been to Legoland for a while, but they used to offer a second day for a minimal extra cost. If you can, I'd do two dats, the first dat be there for opening and hit the popular rides early. Then have a more relaxed second day taking in the atmosphere.

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