If your school group is studying the Battle of Britain and WW2, then Kent and the South East of England is the perfect place to visit for a fun-filled, educational day away from the classroom. 

Our school trips to Kent are most popular with history groups across all key stages, but they can also work well for a wide range of subjects. Plus, you have the option to tailor your school visit perfectly for your group, curriculum, and desired objectives. You can check our range of school trips in Kent below, or contact us to discuss a more customised package. 

Our travel experts will help you with every aspect of planning and running the top: from completing a risk assessment to organising travel, accommodation, and experiences.

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Why visit Kent?

Discover the Battle of Britain

The tranquillity of the Kentish countryside was violently disturbed during the Second World War when much of the Battle of Britain took place overhead.

On a trip to Kent, students will learn more about how this part of the country was heavily damaged during the Battle of Britain, thanks to the fact that it lay between German bases in occupied northern France and their primary target in the UK: London.

Kent and London were hit by around 2,500 V-1 flying bombs or ‘doodlebugs’, earning this area the nickname ‘Doodlebug Alley’. The county is now home to some of the best museums relating to this period, including the Battle of Britain Memorial and the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum.

At the visitor centre of the Battle of Britain Memorial, your students will have the opportunity to learn about what the people in Kent would have experienced during the Battle of Britain, with historical footage superimposed over the current view across the English Channel.

Learn more about life on the Home Front

School visits to Kent also offer your students the chance to learn more about what everyday life was like during WW2, from the aircrews who fought in the Battle of Britain to the civilians on the Home Front.

They’ll find out how some of the local population escaped bombardment by sheltering in tunnels deep underground. Ramsgate Tunnels are the UK’s largest collection of civilian wartime tunnels and offer visitors the opportunity to find out how this town beneath a town evolved and to hear some of the personal stories of life underground.

Explore the ‘garden of England’

The rolling hills, dramatic white cliffs, and charming villages make Kent a lovely setting for any school trip.

In fact, the beautiful county of Kent is often referred to as ‘The Garden of England’, thanks to its many fruit-laden orchards and hop gardens.

The county is known for its incredible fruit, including sumptuous summer strawberries, and for being the main centre of hazelnut production in the UK. School groups must stop off for a taster!

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Activities for Kent

Battle of Britain Memorial

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The Battle of Britain Memorial is a monument to the aircrew who flew in the Battle of Britain… Read More

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The Battle of Britain Museum is home to the largest collection of memorabilia relating to the airborne campaign in the skies above.… Read More

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Ramsgate Tunnels

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Spitfire and Hurricane Museum

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Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend school groups visit Kent for 1-2 days. It's an ideal day trip location for schools in the South East, or those coming from further afield can make it an overnight stay to get the most from their trip.

Yes, you can tailor any of our trips as you wish. You don't have to follow the itinerary of the trips listed above. Speak to one of our travel advisors and we'll help you organise the trip you're after.

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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The Halsbury Difference

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!