Are you dreaming of an adventure-packed year ahead without breaking the bank on annual leave? Look no further! We’ve cracked the code to maximize your holiday days in 2024, allowing you to revel in 52 days of travel bliss while only using up 27 days of your precious annual leave. If you’ve read my post about How to Get More Holiday at Work, you’ll know that the best way is to time your annual leave carefully and use bank holidays to pad the days out. So, say goodbye to the ordinary and embrace a year filled with extraordinary escapades. Get ready to unlock the secret to the ultimate work-life balance and get the most holiday in 2024 and beyond!
January (New Year)
Need to book off: 2nd to 5th January (4 days)
Length of holiday: 9 days – from Saturday 30th December until Sunday 7th January
March/April (Easter Weekend)
Need to book off: 25th – 28th March and 2nd – 5th April (8 days)
Length of holiday: 16 days – from Saturday 23rd March until Sunday 7th April
May (Mayday Weekend)
Need to book off: 7th – 10th May (4 days)
Length of holiday: 9 days – from Saturday 4th May until Sunday 12th May
May (Spring Bank Holiday)
Need to book off: 28th – 31st (4 days)
Length of holiday: 9 days – from Saturday 25th May until Sunday 2nd June
August (Summer Bank Holiday)
Need to book off: 27th – 30th (4 days)
Length of holiday: 9 days – from Saturday 24th August until Sunday 1st September
Need to book off: 23rd, 26th + 27th (3 days)
Length of holiday: 9 days – from Saturday 21st December until Sunday 29th December
So, there you have it! 2024 might seem a little while away but it’s so important to get in early with your holiday requests so that the good dates don’t all get taken. I am well aware that 27 days is still quite a big number, so you can play around with the dates as you see fit and maybe swap a couple of the 9 day holidays for long weekend city breaks instead to bring the numbers down. Ultimately, this is just a guide for how to get the most holiday in 2024, so book whatever works for you.
If you want to have a look, you can always check the Government website here for updates on UK bank holiday dates now and in future.