Easter school holidays 2022 Bristol: when are schools off for half term - and dates of bank holiday weekend

The Easter holidays 2022 has arrived in Bristol, and if you are looking for all the key dates in order to plan time away and fun activities with your friends and family, we have you covered.

Fresh from their half-term holidays that took place in February, children in Bristol will be anxiously awaiting their next break from school - the Easter holidays 202 - and now it is here!

Or you might be a parent looking out for all the key dates in hope to plan time away or fun activities with your kids.

Schools across the country bow out for their holidays in April this year, but the exact date this happens vary from school to school.

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    Not only that, but the date of Easter itself changes every year and this is due to the moon.

    On the first Sunday after the first full moon that follows the spring equinox, which always lands on March 21, the holiday is celebrated - which means that the official date is likely to change annually.

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    So before the warm and fresh air of spring starts to fill your lungs, here is everything you need to know about when Easter Holiday 2022 lands in Bristol.

    How long are children in school for the spring term?

    Schools in Bristol came back from their spring half-term holidays on Monday, 28 February following a 10-day break.

    The spring term is expected to last until Friday, 8th April 2022 across most state schools in Bristol.

    However, academies and voluntary aided schools could operate with different dates so you are advised to check with them for more information.

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    When does the Easter holidays 2022 start for Bristol schools?

    Holiday dates can vary between certain schools across the Bristol region, so Bristol Council have advised those interested to check the term calendar for your specific school, or for more information visit the council website.

    This year’s Easter holiday break could begin for Bristol schools from Monday, 11th April.

    There is plenty of time to plan fun activities and some time away during the two weeks off from school that kids will receive - from museum visits to playgrounds, and even some relaxing springtime walks.

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    Children are set to make their return to the classroom when schools come back on Monday, 25th April.

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    What bank holidays are there this year?

    The official bank holiday dates that apply to schools in England and Wales are as follows: Good Friday - Friday 15 April; Easter Monday - Monday 18 April; Early May bank holiday - Monday 2 May; Spring bank holiday - Thursday 2 June; Platinum Jubilee bank holiday - Friday 3 June; Summer bank holiday - Monday 29 August Boxing Day - Monday 26 December and Christmas Day Substitute - Tuesday 27 December

    As per government guidelines, if a bank holiday is set to fall on a weekend then a substitute bank holiday is then created, of which is usually the following Monday.