Food Technology School Trip to Bruges & Boulogne
Looking for a short food technology trip abroad filled with interesting and educational activities? Then choose Bruges and Boulogne!
We recommend that you start your food technology school trip to Bruges & Boulogne with a visit to the beautiful Belgian city. In Bruges you can visit a sweet factory for a demonstration on how sweets are made and learn about the history of chocolate at Choco-Story. You can also visit the Friet Museum – the first and only museum in the world dedicated to potato fries.
One of our most popular activities in Boulogne is a ‘hands-on’ pancake-making demonstration with the chance to sample what you’ve made. And on your way back to Calais, you can visit a traditional French boulangerie, where you’ll get to taste some freshly baked bread.
Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)
Early morning depart school
Arrive in Bruges
Visit to Choco-Story
Visit the Friet Museum
Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal
Visit to Boulangerie le Fournil
Visit to Bec-a-Suc sweet factory
Arrive in Calais
Arrive back at school
- 1 night's half-board accommodation
- Any inclusions such as visits and excursions
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Return Channel crossings
- Return executive coach travel
- Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
- Where and how ingredients are grown, caught and reared
- Environmental impact and sustainability of food
- Food processing and production
- Distinctive features of international cuisine
- International cuisine: cooking methods and equipment
- Traditional and modern variations of recipes
- Food labelling and marketing
- Using microorganisms in food production
Key Stage 3
- Understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients
Educational activities and visits
Bec a Suc
A visit to this traditional sweet factory in the charming town of Boulogne-sur-Mer offers your students the opportunity to watch… Read More
As you take a tour of this fascinating bee farm, your students will learn all about the life of the… Read More
Boulangerie Le Fournil
The charismatic baker will tell your students about his work – in French, of course! He will demonstrate some of… Read More
A visit to the building alone is worth the trip, a surprising four floors make up Choco-Story, something that was… Read More
When visiting Confiserie Zucchero, your groups can see all kinds of sweets being traditionally made. After the demonstration there is… Read More
De Halve Maan Brewery
The museum offers the unique opportunity to discover the old traditional brewing methods in Bruges. Daily guided tours allow you… Read More
The Frietmuseum in Bruges is the first and only museum dedicated to potato fries! Together with delicious Belgian chocolate, the… Read More
Les Escargots du Bocage
Your visit to this snail farm will begin with a tour, here you will learn interesting facts about the snails… Read More
Natur' Pom produce apples and fruit juices including chicory lemonade, warm cinnamon, apple and lemon juice as well as hampers… Read More
Before you return home, make sure you stop at P&J Calais, to stock up on handmade Belgian chocolates!Chocolate workshops and… Read More
Learn how to make traditional French crêpes and enjoy your own with jam or chocolate sauce! Plus, you’ll also be… Read More
Roose's Chocolate World
On arrival, charming and professional shop assistants will lead your group to the demonstration area where they will see pralines… Read More
The weekly markets in Pas de Calais offers a fascinating insight into rural French life. Walk around the stands; take… Read More
Cultural activities and visits
This comfortable and modern hostel is set in its own grounds and is non-smoking throughout. Most the rooms are en-suite. Groups are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and group leaders in twins. Rooms have private lockers and there are extra ones at the reception.A buffet style breakfast is servded every morning and packed lunches are 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.
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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1 Creating Your Perfect Trip
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2 Launching your trip to parents and students
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3 After you've booked
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4 While you're away
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5 After your trip
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Laura Lucas — Tour Adviser
Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.
Trip worked very well indeed - thanks for all the support you gave us; we shall be booking with you again very soon.— Alexandra Park School
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