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School Science Trip to Brussels

Belgium may be small, but a science school trip to Brussels offers a wide range of exciting visits and activities!

Highlights of a science school trip to Belgium include a visit to the Euro Space Centre in Transinne, where students can experience life as an astronaut for the day and even explore a lifesize model of the space shuttle.

In Brussels, a visit to the Atomium is a must, and Technopolis in nearby Mechelen also comes highly recommended. You’ll be sure to find the right mix of visits to combine both education and fun to leave your science students feeling inspired! And you could also consider joining forces with the business studies, food technology or science department in your school to make this trip cross-curricular. 

Sample itinerary

Day 1/4

MorningMorning

Depart school

AfternoonAfternoon

Arrive in Brussels

Visit to the Atomium

EveningEvening Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal

Day 2/4

AfternoonAfternoon

Full day visit to the Euro Space Centre: choose from Space Odyssey or One Day Astronaut visit

EveningEvening Evening meal

Day 3/4

MorningMorning Visit to Technopolis in Mechelen
AfternoonAfternoon Visit the Museum of Natural Sciences
EveningEvening Evening meal

Day 4/4

MorningMorning Visit Brussels Planetarium
AfternoonAfternoon Depart Brussels and head back to Calais
EveningEvening Arrive back at school

What's included?

  • tick icon3 nights' half-board accommodation
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  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
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  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rate to tour operators

Activities

Atomium

Atomium

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

Euro Space Center

Euro Space Center

Get ready for an incredible odyssey from the start of the universe with the Big Bang to the most futuristic projects of… Read more

House of Science

House of Science

The most-visited museum complex in Liège and Wallonia comprises of the House of Science, the Aquarium and the… Read more

Liège Aquarium & Zoological Museum

Liège Aquarium & Zoological Museum

In the Aquarium's tanks you will find about 2,500 fish from oceans, seas, lakes and rivers from all over the world.… Read more

Living Tomorrow

Living Tomorrow

At the Living Tomorrow museum you will discover how we will be housed, work and live in the future. During a lively tour… Read more

Museum of Natural Sciences

Museum of Natural Sciences

Have you ever looked into a mammoth’s trunk? Stood face-to-face with a raging buffalo? Do you have dreams of livi… Read more

Pairi Daiza Zoo & Botanical Garden

Pairi Daiza Zoo & Botanical Garden

Pairi Daiza is a zoo with a difference. Originally a bird sanctuary called Paradiso, the zoo has expanded significantly… 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 incredible jour… Read more

Technopolis

Technopolis

A day out at Technopolis is a unique experience. You can carry out experiments using the interactive exhibits; take… Read more

The Pass - Science Activity Park

The Pass - Science Activity Park

The Pass is a place unlike any other. Exhibits are there to help play, learn, touch or simply dream and more than anythi… Read more

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Accommodation

YH Bruegel
Youth Hostel Leuven 'De Blauwput'
YH Bruegel

VJH Bruegel is a modern hostel near the heart of Brussels.

Students will mostly be accommodated in 4 bedded rooms, and staff in twins or singles. There are toilets and showers on each floor, but nearly all the hostel's rooms are en-suite. Free WiFi is available.

Breakfast is served everyday, and both packed lunches and evening meals are available on request.

There is also an attractive inner courtyard, sitting corners and leisure rooms where students can watch TV or play board games. A meeting room and the dining hall may be booked for use without charge.

Although the reception is only open 0700-1000 and 1400-0100, groups have 24-hour access to the building once they have checked in.

Youth Hostel Leuven 'De Blauwput'

'De Blauwput' is a brand new hostel in the historical university town of Leuven. It is non-smoking throughout and wheelchair-accessible.

Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite and have lockers. Free WiFi is available in the common areas.

Breakfast is served every day, and the hostel also provides packed lunches and evening meals on request.

The hostel also has a lounge, garden, boardgames, fußball, TV corner, three meeting rooms for group activities, and a bar in which group leaders can relax during the evening.

Reviews

Bedford Girls’ School, April 2019

I cannot think of any improvement to suggest. Would like to mention how brilliant your staff have been throughout all the planning period. They always listened and tried to find a solution to all our requests even though some of them were made at a very late stage and all communication was excellent. We are delighted and will definitely book out next trip with Halsbury.

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