School Primary Languages day Trip to Opal Coast
With visits less than one hour away from Calais, the Opal Coast region is the perfect destination for younger groups. Take your pupils to a chocolate factory, a local bakery, the Bagatelle theme park, Nausicaa National Sea Centre, a trip to the seaside or experience the atmosphere at one of the local markets.
Make it a one day school trip, or stay for a couple of days to really give your pupils the opportunity to explore and practise their French.
Early morning depart school
Late morning arrive in Calais
Group to have breakfast in a French café
Group to visit a bakery
Arrive in Boulogne - Time for lunch
Group to spend some time on the beach or in the Old town
Group to visit Nausicaa Sea Life Centre
Early evening depart Boulogne
Late evening arrive back at school
Bring your students to see the tropical lagoons, sea lion enclosures, shark tanks and affectionate stingrays. Nausicaa SeaLife centre seeks to educate children about the marine environment, man's impact upon it and why it is important that marine life shoud be protected. This is one of our most popular visits amongst primary school groups.
Watch how the speciality pancakes are made from the basic ingredient and help to produce them. In the end enjoy your own pancake with jam or chocolate sauce with an orange juice! Watch as well how the traditional french "patissiers" work the marzipan and take a marzipan souvenir for your School.
To start your tour, you will be given a brief history of cocoa, including 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 chocolates and even buy some to take home!
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 to practice too.To conclude your visit, you will be able to sample fresh baguettes and croissants.
Your visit to this snail farm will begin with a tour of the farm where you will learn interesting facts about the snails and will even be able to hold one to see it up close. You will then be shown a slideshow of pictures with an explanation about how the snails are farmed, prepared and cooked. Finally, you will have the opportunity to try a snail along with a drink of lemonade. To finish your vi...
Patrick and Kerry welcome school groups of all ages to their traditional sweet factory, where they will see the production of sweets including free tasters and a visit to the sweet shop after.
What our teachers had to say about this destination
I would highly recommend Halsbury Travel. They were very helpful in every aspect and nothing was too much trouble for them. I have used different coach companies in the past and unfortunately have not had the same level of helpfulness and brilliant service. I will definitely be using them again for future trips.
The trip provides a good opportunity for pupils to experience being in France and practise speaking French. The Pain Show, Bec a Suc and Boulangerie would all be recommended for others.
Boulangerie Le Fournil - absolutely brilliant. Very friendly and really encouraged our children to have a go at speaking French. Children loved making croissants and kneading the dough for bread. Adults were given tea/coffee and considering the children were all given a croissant and pain au chocolat to take away this was truly excellent value.
A fantastic trip! The pupils loved it all. The bakery and sweet factory were excellent and geared totally towards the appropriate age group. Highly recommended. The coach drivers were super, helpful, good humored and very professional. A super day out!