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Central & the Midlands
We have divided England into these regions to match up with the VisitEngland website which is another great resource for planning a trip to England.
Useful Information for Overseas Explorers:
The weather can be very unpredicatable; therefore, layers and a rain coat are essential.
Spring: March, April and May. Highly unpredictable, expect rain and sun!
Summer: June, July and August. If we are lucky we will have lots of warm, sunny days but also be prepared for rain.
Autumn: September, October and November. Possibly my favourite time of the year in England due to the beautiful autumnal colours. Rain to be expected as usual but you don’t seem to mind in Autumn – it is to be expected.
Winter: December, January and February. Colder temperatures and crisp, fresh mornings with a little snow if we are lucky.
School terms and holiday dates vary across the UK. However, as a rough guide here are some monthly details which will give an idea of when places are likely to be busier and whether you need to check specific holiday dates:
September: School term starts the beginning of September.
October: There is usually a half term holiday (1 week) towards the end of October.
November: Children are at school.
December: School Holidays tend to start roughly a week before Christmas Day and last for approximately 2 weeks.
January: Children go back to school at the beginning of January.
February: There is a 1 week half term holiday usually towards the middle/end of February.
March: The Easter holidays (2 weeks) can start at the end of March.
April: Easter Holidays (2 weeks) usually closer to the start of the month.
May: Half term holiday (1 week) towards the end of the month.
June: Usually has the end of the half term holiday right at the start but otherewise children are at school.
July: Children break up for their summer holiday (6 weeks) towards the end of the month.
August: Children on Summer Holiday.
As previously mentioned, holiday dates vary across the UK. Therefore, visit our official government website where you can search according to a postcode. This will then take you to the relevant council where you can see exact holiday dates. This link will also make you aware of Bank Holidays in England which will also mean places are much busier and get booked up in advance.
In the event of an Emergency or in need of medical assistance
999 – This is our main emergency number which can connect you to all emergency services. This number is to be used in a serious, urgent emergency.
111 – This number is used for medical advice and assistance in an urgent but non-life threatening situation.This is a great resource for visitors because it is free to call and they are a great source of advice for what to do next.
We also have Walk In Centres, Minor Injury Units and GP surgeries where you can get medical advice and help. However, it is important to note that while emergency treatment is free regardless of your nationality or country of residence, if you are admitted or need further clinical treatment you will have to pay. Therefore, make sure you have travel insurance.
For more in depth NHS information for visitors please click here.