But to make life a bit easier for you, we've found all we've found out all the school holidays for the coming year.
May half term
Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May
Monday 20th July - Tuesday 1st September
October half term
Monday 26th October - Friday 30th October
Monday 21st December - Friday 1st January
Some school holidays dates differ, for instance in Scotland and Wales, or if your child attends an independent or a private school. For an easy way to check the dates for your children, visit this link, enter in your postcode and press 'Find'. You can then see the school holiday dates for your exact school. Easy as that!
For ideas to head off the dreaded cries of "I'm bored", have a look at our guide to occupying your children during the holidays, come rain or shine, or even just staying at home.
How do you keep the kids busy in the holidays? Ideas below please...