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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2018: You need to plot these important dates into your diary

Spring is right round the corner, but with the current weather situation it is easy to start dreaming of our next holiday.

It is important to plan ahead so you have plenty of time to sort your holidays.

And while parents may want to plan their annual leave around their little ones school holidays, others might want to avoid the busy periods.

First up is Easter – but if you think you can start putting away your winter clothes you may be wrong.

The current weather forecast is looking as through it may be a cold Easter – and it may even snow.

Here is everything you need to know about the current school year:

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When is the next bank holiday?

The next bank holiday to plot in your diaries will be Friday, March 30 – which is also Good Friday and April 2 – which is Easter Monday.

When is Easter 2018?

This year Easter holiday comes fairly early, with Good Friday falling on March 30.

Easter Sunday falls on April 1, followed by Easter Monday on April 2. This will be a bank holiday for the UK, except Scotland.

Most schools will break up around March 29 or March 30 for two weeks.

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When are the next half terms?

Hopefully the warm weather will eventually return in time for the May half term.

This will be from Monday, May 28 to Friday, June 1. Kids will be back in school on Monday, June 4.

After this comes the much-anticipated summer holidays. This will see schools break up for around six weeks.

The first day of school holiday will vary depending on school, but in most cases school will end on either July 24/25 and last until Monday, September 3.

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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2018: You will need to double-check the dates on the council website

Following a long break, the next time kids will have a rest will be the October half term.

Schools will be closed for either the first or second week in the autumn month.

Most regions will shut the school doors between October 22 and 26.

The Christmas holiday will start around Monday, December 24 until January 1, 2019.

You can check the specific dates for school holidays here.

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