Parents told to force schools to change term times so they can take children on cheaper holidays | Mail Online
In the UK, all the schools are out at the same time throughout the year.
1 week in Feb
2 weeks in March/April for Easter
1 week in June for TT (Isle of Man only)
6 weeks from end of July until beginning of Sept for summer
1 week in October for halloween
2 weeks for Christmas & New Year
The article above is saying that schools should basically alternate their weeks off. Do you think this would help?
Out of interest, how many weeks holidays does your kids school have during the school year?
2 weeks at Christmas
2 weeks during spring (usually corresponds to easter, but varies by province and sometimes district)
2 months in the summer (end of June, to beginning of September, start and end dates vary by province, but usually start after labour day)
The best one of those for cheaper, less crowded holidays is spring break, though it is the worst one for getting cousins together to visit (our family stretches over 3 provinces).
We also have at least one 3 day weekend a month, and a few 4 day ones, like Easter.
Oh, and I am in Canada :)