School Holidays


Take full advantage of when term time is over and enjoy unique and unforgettable family holidays.

Our service provides the perfect launch pad for spontaneous road trips, ski trips and family holidays and adventures across Europe. Travelling with us allows you to experience Europe from the comfort of your own car, so it’s clear to see why we’re the number one choice for families across the UK. In fact, our customers head straight to our Folkestone terminal from the school gates once the term has ended!

With our swift journey time of only 35 minutes, you can squeeze an exciting road trip into every half term and bank holiday, as well as during the longer breaks. So, whether you head off on an Easter holiday, a May half term break, a summer holiday, a trip during October half term or a festive Christmas holiday, the most convenient way to travel is with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle.

February Half Term

Make the most of February half term with a trip to Europe. Whether you want to hit the slopes for a fun-filled ski holiday, or if you’d prefer a short break with the whole family, travelling with us is the best way to start your adventure. Avoid the airport madness, unwind in the comfort of your own car and stop to enjoy the view whenever it suits you. Looking for ideas to keep the whole family entertained? Take a look at our page on ‘the perfect day out for kids’ to find out what exciting activities lay in store.

Easter Holidays

Make some memories this Easter break with a family holiday to the continent. There’s still time for a late skiing holiday or, if you’re craving warmer weather, you can make the most of the Spring sunshine in Southern France. Whatever your preference, the excitement of children hunting for chocolate is a great aspect to tie in with a family holiday. So, whether you’re looking to escape with the whole family, or visit a relative abroad, be sure not miss out on this opportunity.

May Half Term

With the weather warming up, May Half Term is the perfect time to explore the outdoors, and what better place to do it than on the continent! There are plenty of lively European cities that you can explore with the whole family, and the Francophiles amongst you will know that France’s wine regions are a joy to visit during this period as the fields of grapes begin to show their glorious colour under the springtime sun.

So, what are you waiting for? Plan in your May half term holiday now.

Summer Holidays

Summer holidays are by far the most popular trips to enjoy with the whole family. There’s more time to choose when to travel, the weather is at its best across Europe, and the children are their most excited. Whether you’re travelling with your whole family, as a couple or with a group of friends, it’s the perfect time to embark on an adventurous road trip to make the most of the sunshine. Popular drive-to destinations within France during the summer include the Loire Valley, Picardie, Champagne, Burgundy and, of course, the Côte d'Azur.

October Half Term

Holidays in October half term are ideal, particularly benefitting from quieter roads, which means it’s a great opportunity to visit family members who live abroad. Half term in October is also the perfect time to make the most of quieter breaks with the family. 

Try destinations such as Mont Saint-Michel, which can be very busy in the Summer months. Gone are the crowds of tourists, so you can have a more authentic experience, rub shoulders with the locals and enjoy a more laid-back atmosphere.

Christmas Holidays

Being together as a family is what makes Christmas so special, regardless of whether you celebrate at home or abroad. If you are after a Christmas getaway, Europe is home to a unique Christmas market culture with many cities and towns celebrating the festive season in a truly unmissable fashion. 

And because you can easily travel with your pets with us, there’s no need to leave any family members behind this Christmas holiday. See more on how pets travel with us here.