School trips to Brussels are a fantastic option for many different subjects, including business studies, science and food technology!

And with all these opportunities available, Brussels is also a great option for a cross-curricular school trip!

Whatever your reason for visiting Brussels on a school trip, we’ll ensure that your itinerary is tailored to suit your curriculum and specific learning objectives. Our Travel Advisers know the city very well and will be pleased to help you decide what visits and activities to include to make your educational trip to Brussels completely unforgettable.

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Why visit Brussels?

Explore the capital of the EU

Brussels is the capital of Belgium and is also the de facto capital of the European Union. The city became a major centre for international politics after the Second World War and is now home to many of the most important institutions in the EU. It’s also home to the headquarters of NATO and the secretariat of the Benelux.

Brussels’ position at the political heart of the EU has led many multinational companies to base their regional or world headquarters in the city. In fact, it’s estimated that over 50,000 businesses have a presence in Brussels. So, on a business studies school trip to Brussels, you’ll be able to choose from a great variety of visits to help support your curriculum and learning objectives.

A business studies school trip to Brussels can include visits to the National Bank of Belgium, large multinationals like Coca Cola, or local businesses such as the Cantillon Brewery. Plus, your students can take part in a workshop at Oxfam, which will transport them into the worldwide economy, showing them its mechanisms and the importance of responsible consumerism.

Inspire future scientists

Brussels is a really exciting destination for science school trips! Science school trips to Brussels can include visits to the iconic Atomium, which was built for the 1958 World Fair.

Visit the Euro Space Centre for an interactive experience of space and rocket science, and the opportunity to experience the life of an astronaut. And head to Technopolis, where your students will love the many exciting experiments showing them the real-life applications of science. Or stare down the trunk of a mammoth at the Museum of Natural Sciences!

Discover Belgian cuisine

Brussels is also an excellent choice for a food technology school trip. Belgium is famous for waffles, beer and chocolate and your students will love exploring how these products are made and their role in Belgian culture.

A food technology school trip to Brussels is also an exciting prospect for students. Head to a fruit and vegetable auction to find out more about supply chains or learn all about the art of chocolate making (and eating!) at a local chocolaterie.

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Activities for Brussels

Brussels Cathedral

Brussels Cathedral

This Gothic Cathedral built over a 300-year period dates back to 1225 and is one of the major religious centres… Read More

Autoworld

Autoworld

This museum is dedicated to the history of the automotive industry with five extraordinary automobile collections including a carriage used… Read More

Brussels Town Hall

Brussels Town Hall

Brussels Town Hall is one of Belgium’s finest civic buildings, not only because of the numerous sculptures adorning its walls… Read More

Atomium

Atomium

Created in 1958 for the Brussels World Fair held in Heysel, Brussels, the Atomium is the only structure left standing… Read More

City of Brussels Museum

City of Brussels Museum

The City of Brussels Museum is situated in Maison du Roi - the historic heart of Brussels. Sheltered in a building of neo-Gothic style.… Read More

Grand-Place Brussels

Grand-Place Brussels

Brussels' Grand-Place, also known as Grote Markt in Flemish, is the city's main square and the beating heart of the Belgian capital.… Read More

Planetarium of Brussels

Planetarium of Brussels

Lean back in a comfortable chair under a gigantic 840m2 dome, enjoy the music and get swept away on an… Read More

Coudenberg - former Palace of Brussels

Coudenberg - former Palace of Brussels

Since the middle ages, a castle has overlooked Brussels from Coudenberg Hill. During 12th to 18th centuries, the successive monarchs and their representatives transformed a small, fortified castle into a sumptuous residential palace.… Read More

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!