School Holidays

Happy families – how to keep everyone happy during the school summer holidays!

Book a stay in Yorkshire with Harrogate Holidays during the school summer break and you won’t look back!  We have a great choice of self catering holiday cottages, apartments and houses offering a great value family friendly solution to the problem of keeping kids busy during half term and the summer holidays!

An amazing range of attractions for fun filled family days out

Yorkshire’s family attractions are almost too numerous to mention!  Thrill seekers flock to  Lightwater Valley Theme Park near Ripon and How Stean Gorge Via Ferrata near Pateley Bridge, whilst younger children love Newby Hall and Harewood House with their extensive adventure playgrounds.  Studfold Adventure Nature Trail in Nidderdale, Stockeld Park near Wetherby and RHS Harlow Carr Garden near Harrogate all offer fantastic school holiday events and activities for Summer, Christmas, Easter and Halloween October Half Term.


The beauty of booking a holiday near Harrogate is that there’s so much within a short drive.  The Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors (don’t miss the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway) and stunning North Yorkshire Coast are all easily within reach.  Nidderdale has great walking and cycling routes for getting active as well as National Trust Brimham Rocks – the natural adventure playground formed from weird and wonderful rock formations loved by families for generations.

A wide range of holiday accommodation, perfect for families

A break away in a self catering cottage is perfect way to spend the school summer holidays.  We have properties which can accommodate 4 to 10 guests, ideal for extended families.  Properties can be booked for stays of 2 nights or more – so no problem if you are just looking for a weekend or midweek break.   

Many of our properties have lots of outside space for the kids to run off their excess energy; take a look at Gardener’s Cottage near Ripon, Braham near Harrogate and the Holiday Cottage and Broadoak Cottage near York.  We also have a great selection of farm stay properties that take great pride in their animals and love showing guests around for an authentic farm experience (try Wharfe View Cottage, Barney’s Cottage and Calf Cottage).