Leeds School Holidays

kids running in school

Wherever they live and no matter how old their kids are, all parents have one thing in common: planning! It’s the glue that keeps a family together, especially when it comes to the hols. The Leeds school holidays are no different and a good dose of inspiration should see you through them with ease.

Whether you need to know when the Easter school holiday is or when the summer holidays start!

We’ve pulled together a list of all the Leeds term dates for this year so you can just focus on the fun bits: the activities. In fact, we’ve thrown in a few of those too so take a look and choose your next adventure.

PS It’s always good to check with your specific school before booking any exotic holidays!

Leeds School Holiday Dates 2023/24

Here are the 2023-2024 approved calendar school term dates and term holiday days.

  • Term Starts: 4th September 2023
  • Autumn Term: 4th September – 22nd December 2023
  • October Half Term: 30th October – 3rd November 2023
  • Christmas Holidays: 22nd December 2023 – 5th January 2024
  • Spring Term: 8th January – 28th March 2024
  • February Half Term: 12th February – 16th February 2024
  • Easter Holidays: 29th March – 12th April 2024
  • Summer Term: 15th April – 24th July 2024
  • May Half Term: 27th May – 31st May 2024
  • Summer Holidays Start: 24th July 2024

Bank Holidays: 25th and 26th December 2023/24, 1st January 2024, 29th March 2024, 1st April 2024, 6th and 27th May 2024 and 26th August 2024.

Please note school holidays may differ depending on your council and area. Please check with your school beforehand.

Oh, and Inset days change for each individual school so the best plan would be to contact yours directly.

Leeds School Holiday Dates 2024/25

Here are the 2024-2025 approved calendar school term dates and term holiday days.

  • Term Starts: 2nd September 2024
  • Autumn Term: 2nd September – 20th December 2024
  • October Half Term: 28th October – 1st November 2024
  • Christmas Holidays: 23rd December 2024 – 3rd January 2025
  • Spring Term: 6th January – 4th April 2025
  • February Half Term: 17th February – 21st February 2025
  • Easter Holidays: 7th April – 21st April 2025
  • Summer Term: 22nd April – 22nd July 2025
  • May Half Term: 26th May – 30th May 2025
  • Summer Holidays Start: 23rd July 2025

Please note school holidays may differ depending on your council and area. Please check with your school beforehand.

Oh, and Inset days change for each individual school so the best plan would be to contact yours directly.

Top Activities for the Leeds School Holidays

a stately house

Visit A Stately Home

Did you know that Leeds is a bit of a hotspot for stately homes? With loads of lovely rural locations dotted around the outskirts of the city and lots of green space to explore.

Depending on the season you could get all bundled up in puffy coats and march through the grounds or pack a picnic and sit on the grass! It’s a fab family day out filled with adventure and exploration!

kids at a museum

Visit A Museum

Looking for something a little unusual over the school holidays? Look no further than a few of the Leeds museums packed with intriguing artefacts and curiosities. Take one of our favourites, Eureka, which is dedicated to discovering weird and wonderful facts about the world around us.
go karting at sunset

Go Karting

What better way to get up to speed than by having a go at go-karting in Leeds? It’s an adrenaline rush for tykes who love to tear about and with a professional team to hand, safety is assured. The first one to cross the finish line gets an ice cream – go, go, go!
kids playing laser tag

Laser Quest

With a zap, bang and a wallop, make your way to one of the laser quest Leeds arenas for high-octane adventure. It’s a great way to get little limbs moving as kids chase each other here and there, while the glow-in-the-dark effects make it the grooviest day out around.
a family bowling


Bowling in Leeds is like bowling anywhere else: loads of rolling, riotous fun. If you have skills to spare (get it?), aim for the top spot on the leaderboard with as many strikes as you can muster. All the more important though, make sure you pick a funny name to go up there. Nothing too rude though!

Top Places to Visit in the Leeds School Holidays

Seen anything you fancy so far? Let’s take another look at some of our favourite days out in Leeds. Cuddly creatures and crazy costumes feature, as does the chance to test your strength on a colourful climbing wall. Take your pick!

little black and white monkey

Tropical World Roundhay

Take a trip into the depths of the tropics and spot exotic fish, colourful birds and seriously strange plants, all in a proper jungle in the heart of Leeds. It’s a cosy hideaway in the winter months and always a winner with animal-mad kids.
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Princes Ave, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2ER

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


Adult £7.60
Child £3.80

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a family wrapped in coats outside a stately house

Harewood House

We did say Leeds was a lovely spot for country walks and this is one of the best. Not only that but you can dress up like the Victorian servants who used to live here, or visit the Bird Garden with its residents from all over the world. Those and an adventure playground make it a definite all-rounder!
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Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday Closed
Friday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


Adult from £14.00
Child from £8.00

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inside of climbing lab

The Climbing Lab

This one’s a real everyday adventure, and a great way to try something different in the Leeds school holidays! Climb to the highest heights or get your mini explorers trained by a member of the team. It’s a thrill whatever your age, let’s see how high you can climb!
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Kirkstall Industrial Park, 12, 14 & 15, Leeds LS4 2AZ

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 06:00 - 22:00
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 21:00


Adult £15.00
Child £10.00

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soft play at the farm

Swithens Farm and Play Barn

Meet, greet and feed a gang of friendly farmyard animals, including cows, goats and micro-pigs, Mollie and Millie!

Families can come prepared with tasty carrots or sweet apples and make loads of new pals, that is before running wild on an indoor soft play.

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Swithen's Ln, Rothwell, Leeds, LS26 0BT

Opening Times

Monday to Friday Closed
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


Child from £2.00

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Now you know when the Leeds school holidays for 2024 and 2025, you can get started on your next family adventure!

If you need any advice on how to prepare your kids for their first day of school, things to do in the mid-term break, October half-term or what to do this autumn – we have it all! And if you need to know about school holidays in other locations across the UK, we have all the info for you below:

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