East Sussex, on the south coast of England, has some of the most dramatic scenery and stunning architecture in the country. East Sussex holidays can be anything from relaxing seaside fun and quiet rural retreats, to a busy schedule of sightseeing and exploration.

The history and folklore of this county makes East Sussex a land of stories and intrigue. With beautiful scenery and modern attractions, East Sussex is the perfect place to spend the half term holidays.

East Sussex 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.

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

East Sussex School Holidays and Half Term Dates

East Sussex Schools Half Term Holiday Dates - Half Term Dates for Brighton and Hove Schools

University of Sussex Term Times - University of Brighton Semester Dates - Schools Closed in East Sussex


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2015-2016 East Sussex Term Dates PDF

2015-2016 Brighton and Hove Term Dates PDF


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

Beachy Head is home to the highest chalk cliffs in Britain and offers stunning walks and views. This area is also close to The South Downs where you can cycle, walk or horse ride through the beautiful national park.

Beachy Head and The South Downs accompany each other perfectly on this coastline. The awe inspiring chalk cliffs and the rolling countryside sit together to create an area of breath-taking views and exciting holiday activities.

East Sussex Half Term Breaks - Cottage Holidays

Browse our directory of family friendly holiday cottages in East Sussex.

Visit East Sussex during the school holidays.Nearby, the quiet seaside towns of Eastbourne and Bexhill offer a contrast to the landscape and rural quiet of South Downs and Beachy Head. Eastbourne is a Victorian seaside town with a packed calendar of events and activities, including Airbourne, the world's biggest seafront air show.

Along the coast Bexhill also hosts concerts and events, but is a more sedate and relaxing seaside destination.

Further along to the east is Hastings. Known for its famous battle in 1066 between the Duke of Normandy and King Harold, Hastings has a bit of everything for the half term break. The old town is a step back in time with its narrow streets, old houses and freshly caught fish being sold on stalls in the market.

The old town is also where you can find two maritime museums and cafes and restaurants. In contrast, the town centre is a busy shopping area, but St. Leonards is the place to go for galleries, boutiques and antiques shops. St. Leonards is also where you'll find the fascinating architecture of James Burton. Put all this together with beautiful beaches, an aquarium and play areas, and Hastings offers everything for the UK school holidays.

Holiday Cottage - Camber Sands, Rye, East Sussex  - Marsh View Cottage is a 2 bedroomed seaside holiday cottage in Camber Sands, Rye, nestled between the beautiful sandy beach 400m to the front and scientifically significant marsh land to the back [SSSI] making it perfect for a 'get away from it all' break whatever the time of year.

The relaxing rural views to the back have made this cottage very popular with our guests and the cottage is unique being the only 2 bed holiday home with these uninterrupted views across the marsh and the grazing sheep from its own private, secluded, fully enclosed garden.

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East Sussex Half Term Dates - School Holidays