Not to be missed is a visit to the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, where the British Dugout Experience and German Trench Experience will allow your students to step into the boots of the soldiers, to learn more about their experience of war.
And, of course, you’ll also have time to visit a number of cemeteries and memorials which will illustrate to your students the destructive power and futility of war. You may like to consider joining forces with your school's English department if their students are currently studying WW1 poetry, in order to offer this as a cross-curricular trip. Of course, if you decide you would like to spend longer in Ypres, we do also offer multiday options.
Arrive in Ypres
Visit In Flanders Fields Museum, Menin Gate, Hill 62 Museum and Sanctuary Wood, Tyne Cot British cemetery and Langemark German cemetery
Arrive back at school
John McCrae's 'In Flanders Fields' remains, to this day, one of the most memorable war poems ever written. It is a lasti… Read more
Sanctuary Wood and its trench museum show an authentic and vivid portrayal of what is was like to live in the filth and… Read more
This interactive museum mixes artefacts with documentary film, audio-visual presentations and contemporary artwork to… Read more
One of only four German military cemeteries in Belgium, visiting Langemark makes for an interesting contrast with nearby… Read more
The museum commemorates the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917, in which there were 500,000 casualties in 100 days in which… Read more
Situated on Menin Road where men used to march from Ypres to the front lines, the Menin Gate is a memorial to some… Read more
Away from the turmoil of battle in Ypres, Poperinge developed into the nerve centre for the British army. From December… Read more
Within a kilometre of the farthest point in Belgium reached by the Allied forces lies the largest cemetery for Commo… Read more
This former textile factory provides a brilliant base for groups visiting the battlefields and is located 100m away from the Market Square in Ypres town centre.
Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, and staff in twins or singles (supplement may apply). All rooms are en-suite, and with a group size of 35 or more, you will have sole occupancy of the premises.
Breakfast is served on site, and evening meals are taken at a nice restaurant in the town centre just two minutes' walk away. Packed lunches are available on request.
Facilities include a recreational room with TV, pool table, pinball machines, table football, free WiFi throughout, a large garden, and a staff room with minibar and digital TV.
This school group hotel consists of 2 purpose-built annexes. Facilities include a bowling alley, free WiFi in the reception area, pool tables, table tennis, TV lounge, football pitch, table football and a basketball court.
All bedrooms are en-suite. The hotel has a self-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals. There is a swipe card system to gain entry to floors, rooms and lifts for extra security.
Once an inter-war pension for British soldiers, the Poppies School Hotel is now a popular choice amongst school groups visiting the battlefields of the Western Front.
Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, staff in twins or singles (single supplement applies). All rooms are en-suite and the hotel operates on a sole occupancy basis.
The hotel serves breakfast every day, but the evening meal is taken at a local restaurant in the town centre. Packed lunches are available on request.
Facilities include a lounge and recreational room with TV, pinball machine, table football, pool table, 5 internet computers and an extensive courtyard.
Ypres Lodge is one of the top choice hotels for school groups travelling to the battlefields.
It consists of 3 wings; all rooms are en-suite and have televisions. Students are in multi-bedded rooms while staff are provided with twins.
Breakfast is served every day, and both packed lunches and the evening meal are available on request from the hotel's on-site restaurant.
Hotel facilities free WiFi, pool tables, football pitch, table football, vending machines, karaoke facilities (on request) and a meeting room for group activities. There is also a bar for group leaders to relax in during the evening.
Brilliant trip – we will do it again in 2020! A great experience for our Year 5/6 children.
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