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A history school trip to Ypres offers your students the opportunity to explore the WW1 battlefields, to really develop their understanding of the scale of the war, as well as the experiences of soldiers and civilians here!
One of the most popular visits among our school groups is the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Here, your group will experience the living conditions of soldiers on both sides, with the British Dugout Experience and the German Trench Experience.
You’ll also be able to visit other war museums, as well as cemeteries and memorials. And we can arrange for an experienced tour guide to join your coach. On your school trip to the WW1 battlefields, we’ll make sure you have the pleasure of watching your group relate to history and reflect on past events.
Travel to Ypres
Passchendaele Museum, followed by Tyne Cot and Langemark Cemeteries
Attend Last Post Ceremony
In Flanders Fields Museum
Essex Farm Dressing Station, Yorkshire Trench
Return to school
- 1 night's half-board accommodation
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- Free staff place ratio 1:8
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John McCrae's 'In Flanders Fields' remains, to this day, one of the most memorable war poems ever written. It is… Read More
In Flanders Fields Museum
This interactive museum mixes artefacts with documentary film, audio-visual presentations and contemporary artwork to vividly portray the horror and brutality… Read More
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
The museum commemorates the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917, in which there were 500,000 casualties in 100 days in which… Read More
Situated on Menin Road where men used to march from Ypres to the front lines, the Menin Gate is a… Read More
Away from the turmoil of battle in Ypres, Poperinge developed into the nerve centre for the British army. From December… Read More
Tyne Cot British Cemetery
Within a kilometre of the farthest point in Belgium reached by the Allied forces lies the largest cemetery for Commonwealth… Read More
In 1992 a group of amateur archeologists named “The Diggers” first discovered the remains of an original British trench. In… Read More
Hooge Crater Museum
On the site where some of the fiercest battles were fought is the 'Hooge Crater' Museum 1914-1918, one of the… Read More
Bellewaerde Park is Belgium’s oldest theme park. Built around an ancient castle, this theme park is located only 75 minutes… Read More
Leonidas Chocolate Shop
Hans and Stephanie are always happy to welcome you to their chocolate shop! Situated in the Grote Markt main square… Read More
This former textile factory provides a brilliant base for groups visiting the battlefields and is located 100m away from the Market Square in Ypres town centre. Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, and staff in twins or singles (supplement may apply). All rooms are en-suite, and with a group size of 35 or more, you will have sole occupancy of the premises. Breakfast is served on site, and evening meals are taken at a nice restaurant in the town centre just two minutes' walk away. Packed lunches are available on request. Facilities include a PA intercom system, recreational room with TV, pool table, pinball machines, table football, free WiFi throughout, a large garden, and a staff room with minibar and digital TV.
This school group hotel consists of 2 purpose-built annexes. Facilities include free WiFi in the reception area, pool tables, table tennis, TV lounge, football pitch, table football and a basketball court. All bedrooms are en-suite. The hotel has a self-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals. There is a swipe card system to gain entry to floors, rooms and lifts for extra security.
Once an inter-war pension for British soldiers, the Poppies School Hotel is now a popular choice amongst school groups visiting the battlefields of the Western Front. Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, staff in twins or singles (single supplement applies). All rooms are en-suite and the hotel operates on a sole occupancy basis.The hotel serves breakfast every day, but the evening meal is taken at a local restaurant in the town centre. Packed lunches are available on request.Facilities include a PA intercom system, lounge and recreational room with TV, pinball machine, table football, pool table, 5 internet computers and an extensive courtyard.
Ypres Lodge is one of the top choice hotels for school groups travelling to the battlefields. It consists of 3 wings; all rooms are en-suite and have televisions. Students are in multi-bedded rooms while staff are provided with twins.Breakfast is served every day, and both packed lunches and the evening meal are available on request from the hotel's on-site restaurant.Hotel facilities free WiFi, pool tables, football pitch, table football, vending machines, karaoke facilities (on request) and a meeting room for group activities. There is also a bar for group leaders to relax in during the evening.
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The area is beautiful and really worth visiting. The Schwarzwald Museum was really good and ideal to do before the Eble-Uhren Park as they complimented each other. The Mercedes-Benz Museum was fantastic and the students loved it. The Dorotheenhütte was very popular with our students and most of them made their own vase to take home. The Christmas markets were also excellent to visit with the students – we went to a small local one in Villingen and the large one in Stuttgart.— Ockbrook School, December 2018
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