Bucks LEA (Local Education Authority) sets the term dates for all community, community special and voluntary controlled schools. Governing bodies of foundation and voluntary aided schools are responsible for setting their own term dates.

The County of Bucks is accessible with ease from London and South East England. Buckinghamshire is well situated for family days out and short break destinations.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that these Buckinghamshire school half term holiday dates are accurate, there are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes.

Are you thinking of taking your child out of school during term time? Or, need to know when the kids go back to school after the holidays? Our site contains useful information about term times.

Buckinghamshire school half term dates.

Half Term Dates for Schools in Buckinghamshire



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Please note that some schools have decided to adopt slightly different half term and holiday dates to those shown here and it is therefore advisable to contact the individual school to confirm their dates.

Family holiday activities in Buckinghamshire

The county of Buckinghamshire contains a diverse range of cities, towns and picturesque villages. It is also home to a large stretch of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty making it great place for walks, hikes, and nature activities. There are plenty of activities on offer to suit all ages and tastes making this a good location for a visit. Let’s look at some of the current family holiday activities in Buckinghamshire that could keep you and your kids happy!

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden

The author Roald Dahl wrote many of his books in his home in Great Missenden. The town is now home to a museum targeted at 6-12 year olds, although, to be honest, any Dahl fan will have a great time here. You can enjoy galleries, displays, workshops and hands-on craft activities before taking a break in the Café Twit. You can even see the hut in which Roald Dahl used to write. The interior was moved to the museum in 2012 and has been recreated exactly as it used to be in his garden.

Go Ape Forest Segway, Woburn

If you want a gentle trip outdoors then this may suit you! The centre has a lot of different trails through a forest which you can travel around on all-terrain Segway machines. It’s like walking without the effort! Kids in particular really like having a go on these balance transports. Be aware, however, that the minimum age to ride on one is 10 and the minimum height is 1.40m.

Bacome Hill Local Nature Reserve, Wendover

Located on the central escarpment of the Chilterns, this reserve is a must for butterfly and plant lovers. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is also home to many rare grassland flowers and orchids.

Gulliver’s Land, Milton Keynes

No holiday is complete without a visit to a theme park (well, that’s what the kids will say!) and Buckinghamshire is home to Gulliver’s Land. There are 40 attractions and rides for all ages including a log flume and a Ferris Wheel. You can also play crazy golf, take a ride in the park’s train and watch shows. The recommended age range for the park is 2-12. This may be a little tame for teenagers, but younger kids will certainly have a good time.

Aerial Extreme, Milton Keynes

Family holiday activities in Buckinghamshire can range from the relaxed to the extremely active. This park certainly ticks the active box and is a great trip to make if you need to run down the energy levels of small people in your family. The adventure park has over 50 obstacles to complete, all of which use Adventure Ropes. Not one for the faint-hearted but a lot of fun.

Boarstall Tower, Bicester

If history is your thing, then take a visit to Boarstall Tower. This is the oldest medieval military building (dating back to the 1300s) still standing in the county. Although the estate is in ruins now, the gatehouse/tower is in pretty good condition for its age and you can have fun spotting where it was attacked during the Civil War. You can get a great view from the top of the tower.

Odds Farm Park, High Wycombe

Set in 40 acres, this farm activity centre could get you close to plenty of animals. You and the kids can pet the rabbits and ponies, feed the sheep and goats and take part in various activities and demonstrations. These vary according to the time of year but, for example, you could bottle feed lambs, milk cows and collect eggs.

This is a must for small animal lovers. Plus, the farm also has a Playbarn area with a giant bale climb, an Astra slide and plenty of ride-on toys and a soft play area to keep younger children happy. If you want to be a bit more active, try go-karting, crazy golf, a fitness trail and the Adventure Maze.

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