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 and have the chance to buy some sweets. 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 you and your 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 and, of course, you and your students will have the chance to sample what they have made. On your way back to Calais, visit a traditional French bakery, ‘Boulangerie Le Fournil”, where you can sample some freshly baked bread.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1 Early morning depart school

Arrive in Bruges around lunchtime

Time to freshen up/buy something to eat

Visit a sweet factory

Visit the Friet Museum

Evening meal

Day 2 Visit Choco-Story

Arrive in Boulogne

Group to have a pancake-making demonstration

Head back towards Calais

Group to visit a traditional French bakery

Arrive back at school

This price includes:

  • 1 night's half-board accommodation
  • Return executive coach travel
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Pancake-making demonstration and tasting
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Visit to Choco-Story
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • VAT
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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Roose's Chocolate World

Roose's Chocolate World

On arrival charming and professional shop assistants will lead your group to a demonstration area where they 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, they can sample too!But because groups often have limited time, the demonstration is short, allowing plenty of time to browse and purchase if...

De Halve Maan Brewery

De Halve Maan Brewery

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

Confiserie Zucchero

Confiserie Zucchero

Visit Confiserie Zucchero and 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.

Friet Museum

Friet Museum

Absolutely incredible! Up until now there was no Frietmuseum in the whole world, which means that 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. Over the years, fries have become known world wide to the deligh...

Bruges Mills

Bruges Mills

Both the Sint-Janshuis Mill and the Koelewei Mill (together the Bruggemuseum-Molens) are part of the municipal heritage. Both still function as active grain mills. The Sint-Janshuis mill (1770) still stands on its original site. The Koelewei Mill (1765) was transplanted to a new location near the “Dampoort” (Dam Gate) in 1996.

Choco-Story

Choco-Story

A visit to the building alone is worth the trip. This large house is surprisingly tall. Four floors were rare in Bruges houses in the 15th century. The building dates from approximately 1480. In the entrance hall, you can read about the complete history of the building as well as the story of chocolate in Bruges. On the first floor, in room A, you will get to know the customs, beliefs and everyday...

Bec a Suc

Bec a Suc

Patrick and Kerry welcome school groups of all ages to their traditional sweet factory, including free tasters and a visit to the sweet shop after. This is one of our most popular food technology visits in Northern France.

Manufacturing/large scale production

Labelling and packaging

Pain Show

Pain Show

This visit is a must for all food technology students visiting France. Watch how the speciality pancakes are made from basic ingredients and help to produce them. At the end of your visit, enjoy your own pancake with jam or chocolate sauce and an orange juice! Watch also how the traditional french "patissiers" work the marzipan and take a marzipan souvenir home for yo...

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

Boulangerie Maillard-Trupin

Boulangerie Maillard-Trupin

The centrepiece of this traditional, family owned bakery is an 80-year-old wood-fired oven. Visits conclude, of course, with samples of freshly-baked bread.

Weekly markets

Weekly markets

Weekly markets offer a fascinating insight into rural French life and can help your food technology students to gain knowledge about the different food products on sale. Walk around the stands; take in the atmosphere, new foods and new culture. The markets are also very popular with younger children.

Understanding nutrition

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

Brasserie Hamiot

Brasserie Hamiot

Brasserie Hamiot is a nice large café close to the town center of Boulogne-sur-Mer. It will allow students to experience French food at its best!

Chocolats de Beussent

Chocolats de Beussent

In the heart of the rural Course valley, Alain and his team offer guided tours of this factory. To start off your tour, you will be given a brief history of cocoa, how the beans are used and how it is cultivated. You will then be given a demonstration of the different manufacturing techniques including coating and moulding.To conclude your visit, you will have the chance to sample some of the choc...

Materials and components

Manufacturing

Les Escargots du Bocage

Les Escargots du Bocage

Visit the snail farm and have a guided tour, watch a slideshow and have a taste of this famous French delicacy. There is also a shop on the farm to buy your own snail dishes!

Social, economical, cultural and environmental considerations

Ibis Brugge Centrum

The Ibis Brugge Centrum hotel is located in an ancient medieval building. As well as the 128 rooms available for booking, it has a bar that is open 24 hours a day for snacks, public indoor pay parking and a restaurant offering regional specialities.

Hotel José

Hotel José is a family hotel with 36 rooms, 26 of which have a private bathroom (with shower and toilet). Most of the rooms have recently been renovated. An extensive breakfast is served in the hotel restaurant.

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