Worcestershire school holidays can vary slightly from one school to the next, due to teacher education days (TED days). However, the main holidays and term dates follow the below pattern. I also have a list of things to do in Worcestershire in the school holidays. Some of these are regular days out, whilst others are specific to a particular time of year. Please click on the relevant link in the table below to jump to the section you are interested in.
Worcestershire School Holidays and Term Dates
|Summer holidays 2022||Last day of term is Thursday 21st July 2022. Summer holidays are from Friday 22nd July 2022 to Friday 2nd September 2022. Schools start back on Monday 5th September 2022.|
|Autumn half term 2022||Last school day is Friday 21st October 2022. Half term is from Monday 24th October 2022 to Friday 28th October 2022. Schools start back on Monday 31st October 2022.|
|Christmas holidays 2022||Last day of term is Friday 16th December 2022. Christmas holidays are from Monday 19th December 2022 to Monday 2nd January 2023. Schools start back on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.|
|Spring half term 2023||Last school day is Friday 17th February 2023. Half term is from Monday 20th February 2023 to Friday 24th February 2023. Schools start back on Monday 27th February 2023.|
|Easter holidays 2023||Last school day is Friday 31st March 2023. Easter holidays are from Monday 3rd April 2023 to Friday 14th April 2023. Schools start back on Monday 17th April 2023.|
|Summer half term 2023||Last school day is Friday 26th May 2023. Half term is from Monday 29th May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023. Schools start back on Monday 5th June 2023.|
|Summer holidays 2023||Last school day is Tuesday 25th July 2023. Summer holidays are from Wednesday 26th July 2023 to Friday 1st September 2023. Schools start back on Monday 4th September 2023.|
Additional Holidays: Monday 1st May 2023 is the May Day bank holiday and schools will be closed on this day.
|Summer holidays 2023||Last day of term is Tuesday 25th July 2023. Summer holidays are from Wednesday 26th July 2023 to Friday 1st September 2023. Schools start back on Monday 4th September 2023.|
|Autumn half term 2023||Last school day is Friday 27th October 2023. Half term is from Monday 30th October 2023 to Friday 3rd November 2023. Schools start back on Monday 6th November 2023.|
|Christmas holidays 2023||Last day of term is Friday 22nd December 2023. Christmas holidays are from Monday 25th December 2023 to Friday 5th January 2024. Schools start back on Monday 8th January 2024.|
|Spring half term 2024||Last school day is Friday 9th February 2024. Half term is from Monday 12th February 2024 to Friday 16th February 2024. Schools start back on Monday 19th February 2024.|
|Easter holidays 2024||Last school day is Friday 22nd March 2024. Easter holidays are from Monday 25th March 2024 to Friday 5th April 2024. Schools start back on Monday 8th April 2024.|
|Summer half term 2024||Last school day is Friday 24th May 2024. Half term is from Monday 27th May 2024 to Friday 31st May 2024. Schools start back on Monday 3rd June 2024.|
|Summer holidays 2024||Last school day is Monday 22nd July 2024. Summer holidays are from Tuesday 23rd July 2024 to Friday 30th August 2024. Schools start back on Monday 2nd September 2024.|
Additional Holidays: Monday 6th May 2024 is the May Day bank holiday and schools will be closed on this day.
Things to do in Worcestershire during school holidays
We are very lucky to have loads of family days out and activities in Worcestershire. The below is a brief list of things to do, along with links to additional ideas. The final section directs you to things that are taking place in Worcestershire during specific school holidays. It contains links to posts that are regularly updated with events and school holiday clubs across the county.
Things to do in Worcestershire when the weather is being kind
- All Things Wild (Honeybourne): Lovely animal park with indoor and outdoor children’s play areas, café and toilets.
- Avoncroft Museum (Bromsgrove): Museum of old buildings. Everything from a hall to a telephone box. Has a café and toilets. Look out for events. Dog friendly.
- Go Ape Wyre (Bewdley): Go Ape adventure suitable for children and adults alike with two different courses.
- West Midlands Safari Park (Bewdley): Full day out, lots of animals to see and theme park style rides.
- Witley Court (Great Witley): Lovely gardens and ruins to explore. Toilets and café. Nice big children’s play area. Dog friendly.
- Worcester Woods Country Park (Worcester). Beautiful woods beside a large playing field with two play parks to suit children of all ages. Café and toilets on site and plenty of places for a picnic. Dog Friendly.
Rainy day activities for school holidays in Worcestershire
- Little Acorns (Worcester): Quite large soft play with separate toddler areas. Café and toilets.
- Cheeky Monkeys (Worcester): Small soft play with a café and toilets. Nice for little ones as you can see them in soft play from your seat.
- CyberQ Escape Rooms (Worcester): Brilliant escape rooms for groups of all ages. Alice in Wonderland escape room is ideal for families, other rooms are a little more difficult and may be better for teens / adults.
- Green Frog Pottery (Malvern): Spend a rainy afternoon painting a pot and leave it with them to be fired ready for you to collect and use.
- Ice Quest (Malvern): Ice skating, laser quest and escape rooms. Food and drink available.
- Imagination Street (Redditch): Soft play and trampoline park. Booking essential.
- Kingfisher Shopping Centre 360 Soft Play (Redditch): Large soft play including a couple of little fairground style rides for little ones.
- Severn Valley Railway (Kidderminster): Heritage steam railway. Travel along the line on a steam train, look out for elephants at the safari park! Often have special events taking place in school holidays. Dog friendly.
- The Commandery (Worcester): Historic building that was the Royalist Headquarters during the Battle of Worcester in the English Civil War. Now an interactive museum. Toilets and café on site.
Things to do for free in Worcestershire during school holidays
School holidays are an expensive time and we all need a few options for days out that won’t break the bank. Check out my huge list of free things to do in the West Midlands, which includes loads in Worcestershire. Here are a just a few of them:
- Arrow Valley Country Park (Redditch): 2.5 square miles of countryside with a river, lake, café, toilets, walking trails and orienteering courses.
- Bewdley Museum: Learn about the history of the town and the Wyre Forest. Craft demonstrations, audio tours, interactive activities and a visit to the jail. Also has a café and garden bar.
- Cob House (Wichenford): Fisheries with various animals that visitors can feed including reindeer, goats, alpacas and chickens. On-site child friendly café. Dog friendly.
- Gheluvelt Park (Worcester): Free parking, wheelchair accessible, play areas for older and younger children, toilets, café and splashpad in the summer months.
- The Hive (Worcester): Huge library with study areas, gaming stations, children’s library and story island.
- Knapp and Papermill Nature Reserve (Alfrick): Beautiful countryside with walking trails, a brook and a plethora of wildlife. Look out for kingfishers, dragonflies and otters. Limited parking so get there early.
- Malvern Hills: 10 miles end to end with lots of paths of various levels of difficulty. Lots of pubs and cafés to stop for a break. Check out these suggested Malvern Hills walking routes.
- Priory Park (Malvern): Large wooden adventure play area for all ages. Toilets and café in the theatre within park grounds. Often has free events including bands in the park every Sunday in summer months.
- Tudor House Museum (Worcester): Free to visit museum in a Grade II listed building. Children can dress up and follow the Tobias Rat trail with plenty of fun, interactive learning. Craft and activity packs available in school holidays as well as various family friendly events. Café and toilets on site.
National Trust Days Out for Worcestershire school holidays
We are so lucky to have lots of fabulous National Trust sites in Worcestershire. Membership is relatively cheap for a family and once you’ve joined, it’s easy to have a free day out at any of their locations if you take a picnic. Here are a few of the brilliant National Trust days out in Worcestershire that would be ideal for school holidays:
- Croome (High Green): Huge gardens with ponds and a river running through. Lots to see in the house plus a bird hide, natural playground and children’s play park. Often have family trails and events taking place during school holidays. Two cafés and toilets, dog friendly.
- Hanbury Hall (Droitwich): Large property with lots of space for kids to run around in the gardens. Decent kids playground. Toilets and café.
- The Firs (Lower Broadheath): Elgar Birthplace Museum. Only open on selected days, check the website before you visit. Learn about Edward Elgar the composer and his love of the Worcestershire countryside. Dog friendly.
- Greyfriars (Worcester): Medieval city centre house and gardens. Look out for events including outdoor theatre. Café, toilets and second hand bookshop.
What’s on in Worcestershire in the school holidays?
If you’re looking for a list of specific events taking place during school holidays, check out the ideas below. They relate to the whole West Midlands region, but you can click on the Worcestershire section to go straight to it. I try to keep the posts updated ready for each upcoming school holidays.