Food Technology Trip to Bruges & Boulogne

If you’re looking for a short food technology trip abroad filled with interesting and educational activities, this is the trip for you!

Visit the beautiful town of Bruges, just over an hour away from Calais, where your group can visit a sweet factory for a demonstration on how sweets are made. Other popular activities include a visit to a Belgian brewery and the Friet Museum - the first and only museum in the world that is dedicated to potato fries! Another fantastic visit is the Choco-Story, where students can learn all about the history of chocolate and, of course, have the chance to sample some traditional Belgian chocolates.

One of our most popular activities in Boulogne is a “hands on” pancake-making demonstration with the chance to sample what you have made. On your way back to Calais, visit a traditional French bakery, ‘Boulangerie Le Fournil”, where you can sample some freshly baked bread.

Most Popular Activities

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1

Early morning depart school

Arrive in Bruges 

Visit to Choco-Story

Visit the Friet Museum

Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal 

Day 2

Depart Bruges

Visit to Boulangerie le Fournil

Visit to Bec-a-Suc sweet factory

Depart Boulogne

Arrive in Calais

Arrive back at school

This price includes:

  • 1 night's half-board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
  • Return executive coach travel
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Detailed information pack
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • VAT at current rates to Tour Operators
  • Any other inclusions such as visits and excursions
  • VAMOOS - our easy to use Travel App
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.
Food Technology Trip to Bruges & Boulogne

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“Excellent place to visit. The students loved it.”

St. Gregory's Catholic Science College
Choco-Story

Choco-Story

A visit to the building alone is worth the trip, a surprising four floors make up Choco-Story, something that was extremely rare in Bruges houses from the 15th century. The entrance hall offers a display both on the history of chocolate, and the history of the house. As you follow the trail round the house, you will get to know the customs, beliefs and everyday lives of the Mayans and the Aztecs ...

Friet Museum

Friet Museum

The Frietmuseum in Bruges is the first and only museum dedicated to potato fries! Together with delicious Belgian chocolate, the Belgian potato fry is certainly the product that is the most characteristic of Belgian culinary expertise. Questions most frequently asked are: “Where does the potato come from?”, “Was the fry invented in Belgium?” and “What is the secret o...

Confiserie Zucchero

Confiserie Zucchero

When visiting Confiserie Zucchero, your groups can see all kinds of sweets being traditionally made. After the demonstration there is an opportunity to buy some of the delicious sweets to take home.

Roose's Chocolate World

Roose's Chocolate World

On arrival, charming and professional shop assistants will lead your group to the demonstration area where they will see pralines being crafted in their uniquely different ways. They can also view a video film of the production process in the factory and, of course, sample the chocolates too!

De Halve Maan Brewery

De Halve Maan Brewery

The museum offers the unique opportunity to discover the old traditional brewing methods in Bruges. Daily guided tours allow you to visit both the modern brewery and the museum. The experienced guides will teach you everything about malt and hops. During the visit there is also the chance to enjoy an amazing panoramic view over Bruges.

Boulangerie Le Fournil

Boulangerie Le Fournil

This traditional family-owned bakery is well worth a visit. You will have the chance to watch a baker at work in the original part of the bakery and some self-practice too. To conclude your visit, you will be able to sample fresh baguettes and croissants.

Manufacturing/large scale production


The importance of measuring/getting the correct proportions when designing/making products


Using a range of tools and equipment safely and hygienically to produce quality products

Bec a Suc

Bec a Suc

Your visit to this traditional sweet factory will be both fun and educational. Patrick and Kerry welcome school groups of all ages to learn how sweets are made from start to finish. The visit includes free tasters and a visit to the shop afterwards.  This is one of our most popular visits in Northern France.

Manufacturing/large scale production

Labelling and packaging

Pain Show

Pain Show

Watch how speciality pancakes are made from the basic ingredients and help to produce them. Finish your visit by enjoying your own pancake with jam or chocolate sauce accompanied by an orange juice! You will also have the opportunity to watch the traditional french "Patissiers" work the marzipan... you may even leave with a marzipan souvenir for your school!

The importance of measuring/getting the correct proportions when designing/making products

Using a range of tools and equipment safely and hygienically to produce quality products

Les Escargots du Bocage

Les Escargots du Bocage

Your visit to this snail farm will begin with a tour where you will learn interesting facts about the snails as well as being able to hold one to see up close. This is followed by a slideshow with an explanation as to how the snails are farmed, prepared and cooked. Finally, you will have the opportunity to try a snail along with a drink of lemonade, finishing with a trip to the shop where you...

Social, economical, cultural and environmental considerations

P&J Calais

P&J Calais

Before you return home, make sure you stop at P&J Calais, to stock up on handmade Belgian chocolates! Chocolate workshops and demonstrations are also available.

Bee Museum

Bee Museum

As you take a tour of this fascinating bee farm, your students will learn all about the life of the bee. Find out how they collect their food, how the honey is extracted and see a presentation of an uninhabited hive. During your visit, you will also have the chance to see the bees at work in a glass hive. Finish off the tour by sampling some honey, as well as visiting the shop.

Natur' Pom

Natur' Pom

Natur' Pom produce apples and fruit juices including chicory lemonade, warm cinnamon, apple and lemon juice  as well as hampers of regional products and soups. During your visit, you will be given a tour of the the farm and the orchard and shown how the fruit juice is made. Guided visits are in English and last about 90 minutes.

Weekly Markets

Weekly Markets

The weekly markets in Pas de Calais offers a fascinating insight into rural French life. Walk around the stands; take in the atmosphere, try new foods and immerse yourself in the culture.

Understanding nutrition

Understanding the need for different types of equipment and temperatures for the storage of food

Ibis Brugge Centrum

Located in an ancient medieval building, Ibis Brugge Centrum hotel offers 128 rooms for booking.

Other amenities include a 24hr bar for snacks, public indoor paid parking and a restaurant offering regional specialities.

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Brugges Youth Hostel 'Europa'

This comfortable and modern hostel is set in its own grounds and is non-smoking throughout.

Groups are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and group leaders in twins. Rooms have private lockers and most are en-suite.

A buffet style breakfast is servded every morning with packed lunches available on request. Evening meals can be provided in the hostel's restaurant.

Facilities include a meeting area, cosy bar, TV room, table tennis, garden, boardgames, and free WiFi.

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