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School Trips to Ypres

School trips to Ypres are ideal for students studying the WW1 in any capacity, from the warfare itself to the literature borne from the soldiers’ experiences, and even the history of medicine and its development during WW1.

All of this makes Ypres the perfect base for history school trips and English literature school trips to the WW1 battlefields. And you can also choose to include a visit to the Somme, to further explore the lasting impact of the war.

We’ll work closely with you to tailor-make your school trip to Ypres to ensure that it suits the specific requirements of your group and leaves them with a greater appreciation of the scale of the destruction that the First World War left in its wake.

Why visit Ypres?

Explore the WW1 battlefields

Ypres is a small town in Belgium that occupied an important strategic position during WW1. It stood in the path of the German’s Schlieffen Plan, as they intended to sweep into France from the north.

The Allies captured the town from the Germans in 1914 and it remained a focus for some of the most intense fighting throughout the war.

There are many fascinating sites of interest in and around Ypres that will bring this period to life for your students. Visits to war graves such as those at the Tyne Cot British Cemetery and memorials such as Menin Gate will bring home to your students the incredible number of lives that were lost during WW1. They’ll also be able to visit museums and recreated trenches, to learn more about the experiences of those soldiers.

Discover the experiences of WW1 soldiers

A school trip to Ypres offers plenty of opportunities for your students to discover what life was like for the soldiers who fought in WW1.

At the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, your students can see what the network of trenches and dugouts looked like and how they were used.

And at Talbot House, they can find out more about how soldiers managed to find some respite from the violence of the Western Front. The house is very much as it was during WW1. Your students will discover how rank was left at the door of this ‘every man’s club’ and they’ll see how important it was for soldiers to have the time to rest and enjoy some entertainment away from the fighting.

Understand the importance of remembrance

Many of the visits in and around Ypres are focused on keeping the memory of WW1 alive. There are many cemeteries, museums and memorials here to ensure that the world doesn’t forget the sacrifice of that generation of men who fought in the First World War.

This gives your students the opportunity to reflect on the importance of remembrance. Why do we still mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday? Why do we wear poppies? Why do we still make an effort to remember a war that ended over 100 years ago? All of these questions can be answered for them with a school trip to Ypres.  

And, of course, not to be missed on a school trip to Ypres is the opportunity to take part in the moving Last Post Ceremony, which takes place every evening at the town’s famous Menin Gate. Some of your students will be able to lay a wreath as part of the ceremony, and this will be an honour that they’ll never forget.

Book with Halsbury

Take a look at our range of Ypres school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.

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History of Warfare School Trip to Ypres, Waterloo & Dunkirk

From £215pp
4 days, 3 nights
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip
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School WW1 Battlefield Tour to Ypres and the Somme

From £145pp
3 days, 2 nights
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip
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WW1 Medical Aid School Trip to Ypres

From £99pp
2 days, 1 night
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-day trip
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School English Literature Trip to Ypres

From £99pp
2 days, 1 night
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-day trip
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School History Trip to Ypres

From £99pp
2 days, 1 night
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-day trip
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School English Literature day Trip to Ypres

From £44pp
1 day
Coach Trip
Day Trip
Europe
Ferry
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School History Day Trip to Ypres

From £44pp
1 day
Coach Trip
Day Trip
Europe
Ferry

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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

    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

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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

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

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.

Tailor-made school trips

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.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.