All Confirmed UK Bank Holidays In 2023

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Soon 2023 will be upon us and it will be another year of planning holidays, staycations or just time off to rest. Not only do we get annual leave but also public holidays! It’s best to know when they are and sometimes there are extra bank holidays in special circumstances. But what are the ‘bank holidays 2023‘?

We’ll tell you!

Upcoming Bank Holiday Dates in 2023

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Scottish Bank Holidays

It’s known that Scotland has a substitute day for certain public holidays, but we’ll let you know when so you’re not left in the dark! Take this time off to rest! Like how you’ll get the 2nd and 3rd January off, use this four-day weekend to relax from the busy festive period!

  • 2nd January (as a substitute for New Year’s Day)
  • 3rd January  (as a substitute for New Year’s Day, Scotland only)
  • 7th April (Good Friday)
  • 1st May (Early May Bank Holiday)
  • 8th May (King Charles III’s Coronation Holiday)
  • 29th May (Spring Public Holiday)
  • 7th August (Summer Holiday)
  • 30th November (St Andrew’s Day)
  • 25th December (Christmas Day)
  • 26th December (Boxing Day)
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England Bank Holidays

If you’re a Royal Family lover, you could celebrate with a whole Coronation weekend this year! As King Charles III is officially coronated, a royal event worth tuning into. If not, there are a few summer bank holidays you can take advantage of and go on an adventure with the family!

  • 2nd January (substitute New Year’s Day)
  • 7th April (Good Friday)
  • 10th April (Easter Monday)
  • 1st May (Early May Bank Holiday)
  • 8th May (King Charles III’s Coronation Holiday)
  • 29th May (Spring Bank Holiday)
  • 28th August (Summer Bank Holiday)
  • 25th December (Christmas Day)
  • 26th December (Boxing Day)
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Wales Bank Holidays

During the school term, it’s not easy to take the kids away, but when there are public holiday dates it makes it easier to have some time off with your family! Even if there’s a one-off bank holiday, it’s still worth planning some quality time.

England & Wales both have the same bank holiday dates – which are listed below.

  • 2nd January (substitute New Year’s Day)
  • 7th April (Good Friday)
  • 10th April (Easter Monday)
  • 1st May (Early May Bank Holiday)
  • 8th May (King Charles III’s Coronation Holiday)
  • 29th May (Spring Bank Holiday)
  • 28th August (Summer Bank Holiday)
  • 25th December (Christmas Day)
  • 26th December (Boxing Day)
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Northern Ireland Bank Holidays

Taking time off for a holiday in summer is made easier when you know the list of bank holidays and any extra holidays that may come about during the year. We’ve made it easier for you to follow.

  • 2nd January (substitute New Year’s Day)
  • 17th March (St Patrick’s Day)
  • 7th April (Good Friday)
  • 10th April (Easter Monday)
  • 1st May (Early May Bank Holiday)
  • 8th May (King Charles III’s Coronation Holiday)
  • 29th May (Spring Bank Holiday)
  • 12th July (Battle of the Boyne, Orangemen’s Day)
  • 28th August (Summer Bank Holiday)
  • 25th December (Christmas Day)
  • 26th December (Boxing Day)
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Now you know all the days you will be off, now you can start planning what to do! And you can plan around the school holidays as well, so there won’t be any troubles with trying to get the kids off school!

The best place to start is by heading to our Things To Do Page – where you’ll find a whole array of fun and interesting blogs about incredible attractions and ideas for what to do with the kids. With well over 8,000 attractions, listed on our website, there could be too many choices to decide from! But we promise we won’t judge if you can’t fit them all into one year!

Fancy satisfying the thrill bug? Check out the new attractions that are coming out next year at your favourite theme parks!

Keep cool in the summer holidays with a visit to an aqua park, or try an indoor water park if the weather is decidedly more British and filled with rain. There are so many days to fill with exciting activities during the summer and we can help you out, with a list of all super summer fun attractions!

With so many new and upcoming attractions and seasonal events to head over to, we’ll keep you updated so you can have another fab year! You’ll find plenty of activities to keep you and the kids occupied on ‘bank holidays 2023‘!

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