UK Bank Holidays 2023

A few ideas for where to go and what to do

How many Bank Holidays are there left in 2023?

Well, the answer is ‘more than usual’, thanks to the Coronation of King Charles III.

Between now and Christmas, these are the Bank Holidays you can look forward to:

Friday 7 April - Good Friday

Monday 10 April - Easter Monday (except Scotland)

Monday 1 May - Early May bank holiday

Monday 8 May - Bank holiday for the coronation of King Charles III

Monday 29 May - Spring bank holiday

Wednesday 12 July - Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day) (Northern Ireland only)

Monday 7 August - Summer bank holiday (Scotland only)

Monday 28 August - Summer bank holiday (except Scotland)

Thursday 30 November - St Andrew's Day (Scotland only)


Things to do with the family on a Bank Holiday

Here are some ideas for places to visit and things to do to make the most of these public holidays.

Easter Bank Holiday - 7 April and 10 April

Easter’s a great time to get away with the family for a spring weekend break, and there are plenty of places to visit that are ready to help you enjoy yourselves.

Discover Bournemouth

Discover Norfolk

Discover York

Discover Windermere

Discover Whitby


May Bank Holidays - 1 May, 8 May and 29 May

This year May has three Bank Holidays, so that’s 3 out of 5 Mondays that are public holidays. There are so many ways you can fill your time on those days, but here are a few suggestions of places you can go to enjoy your extra family time.

Discover Oxford

Discover London

Discover Windsor

Discover Chester

Discover Conwy

Monday 28 August - Summer bank holiday (Monday 7 August in Scotland)

Taking place in the school summer holidays after most people have had their main holiday, the August bank holiday is an ideal chance to visit somewhere closer to home.

Discover Edinburgh

Discover Devon

Discover Aberystwyth

Discover Brighton

Discover Blackpool

Thursday 30 November - St Andrew's Day

If you live in Scotland you get a chance to celebrate the country's patron saint at the end of November. An ideal opportunity to spend a day visiting one of Scotland's beautiful towns or cities.

Discover Glasgow

Discover Aberdeen

Discover Stirling

Discover Dundee

Discover Inverness

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