Event planning calendar

Create inspirational events around celebrations, anniversaries and competitions happening this year with our PTA planning calendar

Summer term

Popular summer celebrations include May Day, VE Day, the Queen's Platinum Jubilee (2022), Father's Day, sports day and leavers' events as well as summer fairs and festivals. Find more summer event inspiration here.

April

DATE

EVENT

TYPE

LINKS

1

April Fool's Day

 

Break the rules for April Fool's

2

Hans Christian Andersen (b. 1805)

Autism Awareness Day

Author

Awareness

Literacy fundraisers

2

Ramadan starts 2022

Muslim

Cultural celebrations

7

World Health Day

Observance

 

15

Leonardo da Vinci (b. 1452) 570 years

Cressida Cowell (b. 1966)

International Microvolunteering Day

Artist/Inventor

Author & Children's Laureate (2019-2021)

Event

Step-by-step: Art exhibition

Literacy fundraisers

Micro-volunteering for PTAs

15

Good Friday 2022

Bank holiday (UK)

Fundraising for Easter

16

Orkney Day

County day

 

17

Easter Sunday 2022

Christian

Fundraising for Easter

18

Easter Monday 2022

Bank holiday (Eng, Wal, NI)

Fundraising for Easter

22

Stephen Lawrence Day

Observance

 

22

International Dark Sky Week (22-30 Apr 2022)

Event

Step-by-step: Stargazing and space fundraiser

23

St George's Day

Shakespeare Day

National day (England)

Observance

 

25

Huntingdonshire Day

County day

 

25

Allergy Awareness Week (25 Apr to 1 May 2022)

Awareness

Catering for PTA events

May

DATE

EVENT

TYPE

LINKS

May

National Walking Month

National Share a Story Month

Local and Community History Month

Campaign

Literacy

Community

Literacy fundraisers

1

May Day

Staffordshire Day

County day

May Fair

1

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) (1-7 May 2022)

Volunteers Week (1-7 May 2022)

Awareness

Greener PTAs

2

Early May bank holiday 2022

Bank holiday (UK)

 

2

National Gardening Week (2-8 May 2022)

Nature

School gardens

3

Sun awareness week (3-9 May 2022)

Campaign

 

7

Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky (b. 1840)

Composer

Musical fundraisers

7

National Doughnut Week (7-15 May 2022)

Food week

 

8

VE Day

 

VE Day celebrations

8

Food Allergy Awareness Week (8-14 May 2022)

Awareness

Food allergy information

9

J M Barrie (b. 1860)

Author

Literacy fundraisers

9

Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May 2022)

Awareness

 

11

Salvador Dalí (b. 1904)

Somerset Day

Artist

County day

Step-by-step: Art exhibition

12

International Limerick Day (2022)

Literacy

Literacy fundraisers

15

L Frank Baum (b. 1856)

Author

Literacy fundraisers

15

National Children's Day UK

Campaign

 

16

Middlesex Day

County day

 

16

Walk to School Week (16-20 May 2022)

National Vegetarian Week (16-22 May 2022)

Campaign

Food week

 

26

Kent Day

County day

 

28

National Children's Gardening Week (28 May to 5 June 2022)

Campaign

School garden fundraising and inspiration

June

DATE

EVENT

TYPE

LINKS

1

Dorset/Pembrokeshire Day

County days

 

1

Volunteers Week (1-7 June 2022)

Event

 

2

Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee (2-5 June 2022)

Bank holiday (UK)

Jubilee event ideas

3

Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee (extra bank holiday, UK)

Bank holiday (UK)

Jubilee event ideas

3

National Doughnut Day 2022

Food day

 

4

Devon Day

County day

 

5

Allan Ahlberg (b. 1938)

Wiltshire Day

World Environment Day

Author

County day

Nature

Literacy fundraisers

 

 

5

The Big Lunch (weekend 5-6 June 2022)

Campaign

 

6

Fiver Challenge (6 June to 1 July 2022)

Campaign

 

6

Bike Week (6-12 June 2022)

Campaign

 

8

Tim Berners-Lee (b. 1955)

World Ocean Day

Computer Scientist

Campaign

 

11

Jacques Cousteau (b. 1910)

Oceanographer

 

13

Queen Elizabeth II, celebrated (b. 1926)

Observance

 

13

BNF Healthy Eating Week (13-17 June 2022)

Awareness

 

16

Sussex Day

County day

 

18

International Picnic Day

Event

 

19

Father's Day 2022

Father's Day

Father's Day gifts and fundraising events

20

Summer solstice

Season

 

20

National Insect Week (20-26 June 2022)

National School Sport Week (20-26 June 2022)

Campaigns

Step-by step: Beetle Drive

PTAs at sports days

21

Shetland/Suffolk Day

World Music Day

County days

Event

 

Musical fundraisers

22

Windrush Day

Observance

 

23

National Writing Day 2022

Literacy

Literacy fundraisers

25

Eric Carle (b. 1929)

Author

Literacy fundraisers

27

Global pride day

Awareness

 

28

Children's Art Week (28 June to 17 July 2022)

Event

Step-by-step: Art exhibition

July

DATE

EVENT

TYPE

LINKS

July

Plastic Free July

Campaign

Eco-friendly events

4

National BBQ Week (4-10 July 2022)

Event

Run a family barbecue

6

Frida Khalo (b. 1907)

Artist

Step-by-step: Art exhibition

7

World Chocolate Day

Food day

 

10

International Don't Step on a Bee Day

Awareness

 

12

Battle of the Boyne

Bank holiday (Northern Ireland)

 

15

Edvard Grieg (b. 1843)

Composer

Musical fundraisers

15

World Youth Skills Day 2022

UN initiative

 

17

World Emoji Day 2022

 

 

20

Kenneth Grahame (b. 1859)

Author

Literacy fundraisers

25

Rosalind Franklin (b. 1920)

Biologist

 

27

Norfolk Day

County day

 

28

Beatrix Potter (b. 1866)

Author-Illustrator/

Scientist/Conservationist

Literacy fundraisers

29

Buckinghamshire Day

County day

 

31

J K Rowling (b. 1965)

Harry Potter (b. 1980)

Author

Literary character

Literacy fundraisers

August

DATE

EVENT

TYPE

LINKS

1

Yorkshire Day

County day

 

1

Summer bank holiday (Scotland) 2022

Bank holiday (Scotland)

 

5

Northumberland Day

County day

 

11

Enid Blyton (b. 1897) 125 years

Author

Literacy fundraisers

12

International Youth Day 2022

UN initiative

 

19

World Photo Day

 

How to take better event photos

22

North Riding Day

County day

 

24

East Riding Day

County day

 

29

Summer bank holiday (England, Wales, Northern Ireland) 2022

Bank holiday (Eng, Wal, NI)

 

Autumn term

Popular autumn events include The London Marathon, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Children in Need, Hallowe'en and Christmas. Explore our ideas for more autumn events here.

September

DATE

EVENT

TYPE

LINKS

1

Jane Hissey (b. 1952) 70 years

Author-Illustrator

Literacy fundraisers

4

Joan Aiken (b. 1924)

Author

Literacy fundraisers

5

Zero Waste Week (5-9 Sept 2022)

National week

Zero waste ideas for PTAs

7

Eric Hill (b. 1927)

World salami day

Author

Literacy fundraisers

13

International Chocolate Day

Roald Dahl (b. 1916)

Rutland Day

Food day

Author

County day

Literacy fundraisers

16

Julia Donaldson (b. 1948)

National Teaching Assistant Day

Author

Awareness

Literacy fundraisers

17

British Food Fortnight (17 Sept to 2 Oct 2022)

Food week (UK)

Foodie fundraisers

19

Hermione Granger (b. 1979)

Literary character

Literacy fundraisers

22

Michael Faraday (b. 1791)

Derbyshire Day

Chemist

County day

 

23

September equinox

Season

 

24

Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning 2022

Campaign

 

25

Monmouthshire Day

County day

 

26

George Gershwin (b. 1898)

Composer

Musical fundraisers

28

World School Milk Day 2022

Food day

 

29

Westmorland Day

County day

 

Sept

Recycling Week 2022 - date TBA

Awareness

 

October

DATE

EVENT

TYPE

LINKS

October

Black History Month

International School Library Month

Campaigns

 

1

World Vegetarian Day

International Coffee Day

Lincolnshire Day

Food days

County day

Catering FAQs answered

2

The London Marathon 2022

Grandparents' Day 2022

Event

Grandparents' Day

Success story: London Marathon fundraiser

Grandparents are great

5

World Teacher Day

Observance

 

10

World Porridge Day

Food day

 

14

World Egg Day 2022

Food day

 

16

World Food Day

Food day

Recipe book fundraiser

18

Global Champagne Day

Food day

 

19

Oxfordshire Day

Talk Like a Pirate Day

County day

 

 

21

Alfred Nobel (b. 1833)

Apple Day

Chemist

Food day

 

22

National Nut Day

Food day

Event catering and allergies

24

Diwali 2022

Hindu holiday

Cultural celebrations

25

Pablo Picasso (b. 1881)

World Pasta Day

Northamptonshire Day

Artist

Food day

County day

Step-by-step: Art exhibition

 

 

26

Essex Day

County day

 

31

Halloween

Observance

 

Oct

National School Meals Week 2022 - date TBA

National Seafood Week 2022 - date TBA

National Baking Week 2022 - date TBA

UK Sausage Week 2022 - postponed until 2023

UK food week

 

November

DATE

EVENT

TYPE

LINKS

1

All Saint's Day

World Vegan Day

Christian

Food day

Catering FAQs answered

2

All Soul's Day

Christian

 

5

Bonfire Night

Observance

Bonfire and fireworks night fundraisers

7

Marie Curie (b. 1867)

Physicist

 

11

Remembrance Day

Observance

 

14

World Diabetes Day

Awareness

 

14

Anti-Bullying Week (14-18 Nov 2022)

Awareness

 

20

Edwin Hubble (b. 1889)

Astronomer

Step-by-step: Stargazing and space fundraiser

21

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 (21 Nov to 18 Dec 2022)

Sports event

 

24

Frances Hodgson Burnett (b. 1849)

Scott Joplin (b. 1868)

Author

Composer

Literacy fundraisers

Musical fundraisers

25

Georgia O'Keeffe (b. 1887)

Artist

Step-by-step: Art exhibition

26

Charles M Schulz (b. 1922) 100 years

Author

Literacy fundraisers

27

Lancashire Day

County day

 

28

Bedfordshire/Caernarfonshire Day

County days

 

29

C S Lewis (b. 1898)

Author

Literacy fundraisers

30

St Andrew's Day

National day (Scotland)

 

Nov

Children in Need 2022 - date TBC

Campaign

 

December

DATE

EVENT

TYPE

LINKS

1

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 (21 Nov to 18 Dec 2022)

Sports event

 

2

St Andrew's Day (observed) 2022

Bank holiday (Scotland)

 

9

Christmas Jumper Day 2022

Awareness

 

16

Ludwig van Beethoven (b. 1770)

Composer

Musical fundraisers

18

First day of Hanukkah 2022

Jewish holiday

Cultural celebrations

22

Mick Inkpen (b. 1952) 70 years

December solstice

Author

Season

Literacy fundraisers

24

Christmas Eve

Observance

 

25

Christmas Day

Sir Isaac Newton (b. 1642) 380 years

Bank holiday

Physicist

 

26

Boxing Day

Charles Babbage (b. 1791)

Bank holiday

Computer Scientist

 

26

Last day of Hanukkah 2022

Jewish holiday

Cultural celebrations

27

Christmas Day (substitute) UK

Bank holiday (UK)

 

30

Rudyard Kipling (b. 1865)

Author

Literacy fundraisers

31

New Year's Eve

Observance

 

 

2022 Spring term

Popular spring term events include Burns Night, Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day, Pancake Day, World Book Day, Comic/Sport Relief, Mother's Day, April Fool's Day and Easter. Discover more spring term ideas here.

January

DATE

EVENT

TYPE

LINKS

1

New Year's Day

 

 

3

J R R Tolkien (b. 1892) 130 years

Author

Literacy fundraisers

3

New Year's Day (substitute bank holiday) 2022

Bank holiday (UK)

 

4

Scotland bank holiday (substitute 2 January bank holiday) 2022

Bank holiday (Scotland)

 

5

Wassailing

 

What is Wassailing?

5

RSPB's Big Schools' Bird Watch (5 Jan to 21 Feb 2022)

Campaign

Join the Big School Bird Watch

8

Stephen Hawking (b. 1942) 80 years

Physicist

 

13

Michael Bond (b. 1926)

Author

Literacy fundraisers

18

A A Milne (b. 1882) 140 years

Arthur Ransome (b. 1884)

Raymond Briggs (b. 1934)

Authors

Literacy fundraisers

18

Martin Luthur King Day 2022

Activist

 

25

Burns Night

Local observance (Scotland)

Step-by-step: Ceilidh

27

Lewis Carroll (b. 1832) 190 years

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b. 1756)

Author

Composer

Literacy fundraisers

Musical fundraisers

29

National Storytelling Week (29 Jan to 5 Feb 2022)

 

Literacy fundraisers

February

DATE

EVENT

TYPE

LINKS

February

LGBT history month (UK)

Awareness

 

1

Chinese New Year 2022 (Tiger)

 

Cultural celebrations

2

Substitute Twos Day (2nd day, 2nd month, 2022)

 

As 22 Feb 2022 may fall in half term, this is a substitute Twos Day

3

Harry Potter Book Night 2022

Time To Talk Day 2022

Event

Awareness

Literacy fundraisers

4

NSPCC's National Number Day 2022

Wear Red Day 2022 (10th anniversary)

Welsh Language Music Day 2022

Awareness

 

4

Beijing Winter Olympics (4-20 Feb 2022)

Event

Sporty fundraisers

7

Charles Dickens (b. 1812) 210 years

Author

Literacy fundraisers

7

Children's Mental Health Week (7-13 Feb 2022)

Student Volunteering Week (7-13 Feb 2022)

Schools Football Week (7-13 Feb 2022)

Events

Sporty fundraisers

8

Safer Internet Day 2002

 

 

10

Lucy Cousins (b. 1964)

Author-Illustrator

Literacy fundraisers

11

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Campaign

 

12

Judy Blume (b. 1938)

Charles Darwin (b. 1809)

Author

Biologist

Literacy fundraisers

14

Valentine's Day, International Book Giving Day

 

Valentine’s Day

Literacy fundraisers

15

Decimal Day (50th anniversary, 2022)

 

 

17

Random acts of kindness day

 

 

19

Nicolaus Copernicus (b. 1473)

Astronomer

Step-by-step: Stargazing and space fundraiser

21

International Mother Language Day

 

 

22

Twos Day (22nd day, 2nd month, 2022)

 

 

23

George Frideric Handel (b. 1685)

Shropshire Day

Composer

County day

Musical fundraisers

 

29

Leap Year (2024)

 

Leap year fundraising

March

DATE

EVENT

TYPE

LINKS

1

St David's Day

Frederic Chopin (b. 1810)

Ron Weasley (b. 1980)

National day (Wales)

Composer

Literary character

Musical fundraisers

Literacy fundraisers

1

Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) 2022

Christian

Pancake Day

2

Dr. Suess (b. 1904)

National Old Stuff Day (UK)

Author

Event (UK)

Literacy fundraisers

Request donations of 'old stuff' (unwanted items) for tombola prizes, on National Old Stuff Day!

3

World Wildlife Day

 

 

4

Antonio Vivaldi (b. 1678)

Composer

Musical fundraisers

5

World Book Day

Cornwall Day (St Piran's Day)

Literacy

County day

Literacy fundraisers

 

6

Michaelangelo (b. 1475)

Artist

Step-by-step: Art exhibition

7

Cultivation Street Week (7-13 Mar 2022)

Campaign

School gardens

11

British Science Week (11-20 Mar 2022)

Campaign

 

17

St Patrick's Day

Bank holiday (Northern Ireland)

 

17

Holi (17-18 Mar 2022)

Hindu holiday

Cultural celebrations

18

Global Recycling Day

 

Recycling initiatives

18

*Comic Relief (Red Nose Day) 2022

UK charity

 

20

March Equinox

UN French Language Day

County Durham Day

Season

-

County day

 

21

World Poetry Day

Literacy

Literacy fundraisers

21

Neurodiversity Celebration Week (21-27 Mar 2022)

Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel (previously The Big Pedal) (21 Mar to 1 Apr 2022)

Awareness

Campaign

 

23

World Maths Day 2022

 

 

25

National Skipping Day 2022

Wear A Hat Day 2022

Event

Campaign

 

25

The Great British Spring Clean (25 Mar to 10 Apr 2022)

Keep Britain Tidy campaign

 

26

Purple Day 2022

Campaign

 

27

Dick King-Smith (b. 1922) 100 years

Author

Literacy fundraisers

27

Mother's Day (UK) 2022

Daylight Savings Time starts (2022)

Mother's Day (UK)

Gifts, events, and success stories

29

West Riding Day

County day

 

30

World Bipolar Day

Vincent Van Gogh (b. 1853)

Awareness

Artist

Step-by-step: Art exhibition

31

J S Bach (b. 1685)

Composer

Musical fundraisers

 

*Sport Relief is evolving into a year-round celebration linked with major sport events and partnerships throughout the year.

 

 

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