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School Trips in Kent

School trips in Kent offer students the chance to learn more about the impact of WW2 and the Battle of Britain on the local population!

Kent is most popular with history groups but it can also work well for a wide range of subjects. Whatever your reason for choosing Kent, our school travel experts will work closely with you to tailor make a school trip to suit your specific requirements and learning objectives.

Prices from £90 pp

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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 your school 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 London, their primary target.

Both 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 to France.

Learn more about life on the Home Front

A school trip in Kent also offers your students the chance to learn more about what 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 towns and 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 beer, sumptuous strawberries and for being the main centre of hazelnut production in the UK. The produce is so fantastic here that you can be certain your students won’t go hungry.

Book with Halsbury

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

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History Tour of Dover Castle and Kent

Learn more about the Battle of Britain and discover what life was like on the Home Front in WW2.

From £90pp
2 days, 1 night
Coach Trip
Europe
Multi-day trip

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!