School Food Technology Trip to Opal Coast

For those looking for a school trip slightly closer to home, the Opal coast region is always a popular choice.

For food technology groups, we suggest visiting a local bakery, chocolate factory, sweet factory, snail farm, pancake-making demonstration or maybe a traditional French market with fresh produce.

Make it a one day school trip, or stay for a couple of days to really explore.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1

Pick-up from school

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Arrive in Calais

Group to visit a bakery

Arrive in Boulogne - time for lunch followed by a pancake-making demonstration and tasting

Group to visit Bec-a-Suc Sweet Factory

Time for evening meal followed by an evening walk around the town

Day 2

After breakfast group to head to Lille

Group to visit the waffle factory

Demonstration and tasting with a professional chef (including lunch)

Depart Lille and head back to Calais

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Arrive back at school 

 

This price includes:

  • Return executive coach travel (TV/video/WC/seatbelts)
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Pancake-making demonstration and tasting
  • Return ferry/Eurotunnel crossings
  • Cookery demonstration with a professional chef
  • Detailed information pack
  • 1 night's half-board accommodation
  • 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.

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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

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

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

Boulangerie Le Fournil

Boulangerie Le Fournil

This traditional family-owned bakery is well worth a visit. Food Technology students will have the chance to watch a baker at work in the original part of the bakery and visit the modern part of the bakery to watch croissants being made. 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

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

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

Lille Markets

Lille Markets

The Wazemmes market: Place de la Nouvelle Aventure - Tuesdays,Thursdays & Sundays 07.00-14.00With food, flowers, fabrics, and exotic products, it’s one of thebiggest markets in France, and perhaps one of the liveliest(up to 50,000 people some Sundays). Colourful, with a “Soho”atmosphere, you’ll often hear an accordion being played. OnSundays, a flea market is set up around the Saint-Pierre Saint-P...

Understanding nutrition

Social, economical, cultural and environmental considerations

A la bonne gaufre

A la bonne gaufre

At this old style waffle factory, you will discover the history of the waffle, as well as learn about how this delicacy is produced. You will learn about the different flavours used and how they are created. The price includes waffle tasting at the end, where you will get to try out all the different flavours!

Bêtises de Cambrai (Sweet Factory)

Bêtises de Cambrai (Sweet Factory)

A "bêtise" is a mistake, something stupid or wrongly done. The story that in the 19th century, young Monsieur Afchain was an apprentice in his parents'' Confiserie (founded in 1830). His mother scolded him for making sweets that were not right according to the family recipe - she shouted that he made "bêtises".But his mistakes were so popular with the customers that the family business prospered, ...

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

Manufacturing/large scale production

FUAJ Boulogne

Situated halfway between the port and the old town, the Auberge Annette Allan-Lantz is in an ideal location for visiting Boulogne and the Pas-de-Calais. Run by very friendly staff, this centre is enjoyed by school groups every year.

Pupils will be in multi-bedded en-suite bedrooms and staff in twins. Please note that if staff members require single rooms a supplement will apply.

Breakfast is served at the hostel every day, and both the evening meal and packed lunches are available on request.

It offers WiFi, pool, table tennis, garden and TV area. An activity room can be reserved for group activities. View on map

Hippotel

The Hippotel is set within tranquil woodlands, just half a mile from the centre of Le Touquet.

The accommodation is in rooms of 2 to 6, each with bath or shower and separate WC. All guestrooms have a TV with some English channels and singles are available at a supplement.

In terms of communal areas, there is a bar with a terrace and games area, and two conference rooms seating up to 30 people are also available, if required.

As well as a games room and a sauna, the hotel has its own restaurant, offering fantastic panoramic views over both the park and the regional equestrian centre. View on map

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