Holiday Calendar

Holidays and one-off events are a great excuse for getting the kids involved in crafts, colouring, projects and themed learning activities. You'll find lots of ideas here for nearly every holiday under the sun! Scroll down for a listing of holidays and events by date...

Activity Village's holiday calendar

Special and Occasions and Events at Activity Village




30th May - 14th July: ICC Cricket World Cup


[ 30th May - 14th July: ICC Cricket World Cup ]

1st June: Butterfly Education and Awareness Day

7th June: 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Normandy Landings

7th June - 7th July: FIFA Woman's World Cup

8th June: World Oceans Day

8th June: The Queen's Birthday (official)

13th June: Cupcake Day (Alzheimer's Society)

14th June: Cupcake Day

14th June: Eid al-Fitr

16th June: Father's Day (UK, US and Canada)

20th June: International Surfing Day

27th June: Helen Keller Day


[ 30th May - 14th July: ICC Cricket World Cup ]

1st July: Canada Day

1st July - 14th July: Wimbledon Championships

4th July: Fourth of July

18th July: Mandela Day

20th - 21st July: 50th Anniverary of the Moon Landing (Coming Soon)

24th July: Amelia Earhart Day

29th July: International Tiger Day

30th July: Friendship Day

31st July: JK Rowling's Birthday


August / September: Back to School

11th August: Enid Blyton's Birthday

11th - 15th August: Eid al-Adha


August / September: Back to School

1st September- Father's Day (Australia and New Zealand)

8th September: Grandparent's Day (US)

13th September: Roald Dahl Day

15th September: World Cleanup Day

19th September: Talk Like A Pirate Day

21st September: Peace Day

September / October - Harvest Festival


September / October - Harvest Festival

October: Black History Month (UK)

3rd October: National Poetry Day (UK)

4th October: World Animal Day

6th October: Grandparent's Day (UK)

TBC 14th - 18th October: National Libraries Week (UK)

14th October: Canadian Thanksgiving

14th October: Columbus Day

27th October: Diwali

31st October: Halloween


2nd November: Day of the Dead

5th November: Bonfire Night

10th November: Remembrance Sunday

11th November: Remembrance Day

15th November: Steve Irwin Day

25th November: National Tree Week

28th November: Thanksgiving

30th November: St Andrew's Day


1st December: Rosa Parks Day (in some US States)

1st December: Advent

15th December: National Cupcake Day (US)

22nd - 30th December: Hanukkah

25th December: Christmas

26th December: Kwanzaa

Holidays and Events covered by Activity Village



1st January: New Year

20th January: Martin Luther King Day

25th January: Burns Night

25th January: Chinese New Year (Year of the Rat)

26th January: Australia Day


All of February: Black History Month (US)

2nd February: Groundhog Day

2nd February: Superbowl

4th February: Rosa Parks Day (in some US States)

6th February: Waitangi Day (New Zealand Day)

7th February: Charles Dickens' Birthday

7th February: Send A Card To A Friend Day

14th February: Valentine's Day

15th February: National Flag of Canada Day

17th February: Presidents' Day

22nd February: World Thinking Day

25th February: Pancake Day

25th February: Mardi Gras

27th February: National Polar Bear Day


March: Women's History Month

1st March: St David's Day

2nd March: Dr Seuss's Birthday

5th March: World Book Day

8th March: International Women's Day

9th March: Commonwealth Day

9th - 10th March: Holi

17th March: St Patrick's Day

20th March: Spring Equinox

20th March: Nowruz

22nd March: Mother's Day (UK)

22nd March: Mothering Sunday

23rd - 27th March TBC: Shakespeare Week


April: National Pet Month

5th April: Palm Sunday

8th - 16th April: Passover

9th April: Winston Churchill Day (US)

12th April: Easter

13th April: Vaisakhi

13th April: Thomas Jefferson Day (US)

21st April: The Queen's Birthday (actual)

22nd April: Earth Day

23rd April: Shakespeare Day / Shakespeare's Birthday

23rd April: St George's Day

25th April: World Penguin Day

26th April: Arbor Day (date varies by country and US state)


1st May: International Space Day

5th May: Children's Day (Japan)

4th - 8th May: Teacher Appreciation Week (US)

5th May: Teacher Appreciation Day (US)

5th to 11th May (tbc): Sun Awareness Week

7th May: Vesak

9th May: Europe Day

10th May: Mother's Day (US)

11th May: International Astronomy Day

12th May: Florence Nightingale's Birthday

15th May: International Day of Families



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