School Science Trip to Brussels

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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.

School Science Trip to Brussels



4 days, 3 nights

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1


Depart school


Arrive in Brussels Visit to the Atomium


Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal
Day 2


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


Evening meal
Day 3


Visit to Technopolis in Mechelen


Visit the Museum of Natural Sciences


Evening meal
Day 4


Visit Brussels Planetarium


Depart Brussels and head back to Calais


Arrive back at school
  • 3 nights' 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 rate to tour operators


A Level
  • Supports learning in STEM
  • Mechanics
  • Particle theory
  • Ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Electrical circuits
  • Sustainability
  • Supports learning in STEM
  • Earth and atmospheric science
  • Forces and motion
  • Ecosystems
  • Electricity and circuits
  • Light and the electromagnetic spectrum
Key Stage 3
  • Supports learning in STEM
  • Earth and the atmosphere
  • Motions and forces
  • Physics in outer space
  • Ecosystems
  • Waves: sound, energy and light
  • Electricity and electromagnetism
  • Earth and space
  • Forces and magnets
  • Animals: skeletons and systems
  • Life cycles
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Light and shadows
  • Understanding sound


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.

Educational Activities


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

Euro Space Center

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

House of Science

The most-visited museum complex in Liège and Wallonia comprises of the House of Science, the Aquarium and the Zoology Museum.The

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

Living Tomorrow

At the Living Tomorrow museum you will discover how we will be housed, work and live in the future. During

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 living

Pairi Daiza Zoo & Botanical Garden

Pairi Daiza is a zoo with a difference. Originally a bird sanctuary called Paradiso, the zoo has expanded significantly and

Planetarium of Brussels

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


A day out at Technopolis is a unique experience. You can carry out experiments using theinteractive exhibits; take a nap

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

Cultural Activities

Brussels Cathedral

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

Brussels Town Hall

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

Supporting you every step of the way

Creating your perfect trip

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in the subject area and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a trip to suit your group’s needs and meet your learning objectives.

Launching your trip to parents and students

The next step is to get your trip approved and then get students signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the trip planning process.

After you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (freeing you up to do what you do best – teach).

Support while you’re away

From lost property to properly lost, we’ll always be on the end of the phone while you’re out on the trip. You’ll get a final info pack before you go, as well as access to all your trip documents via the Vamoos app.

After your trip
We’ll ask you for feedback, so we can improve our service. Let’s start planning your next trip too, so parents have plenty of time to pay (and so it’s less stressful for you). And don’t forget to head to our resources hub to continue the learning back in the classroom.

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