A history school trip to Dover Castle and Kent offers your students the opportunity to explore and understand WW2 from a local perspective, to see what life was like in Britain during wartime.

You’ll visit some of the sites where Hurricanes and Spitfires took off for battle, studying the wreckages of the planes to see how developments in weaponry and transport affected the war. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about the experience of aircrews at the time.

You’ll also be able to visit secret underground tunnels, where people sheltered from the frequent air raids during the Battle of Britain. You’ll experience an authentic wartime hospital, stand on board a WW2 Destroyer and learn more about the impact of the Second World War on the local area by visiting a variety of historically significant sites.

Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Depart school and travel to Kent

Visit to Dover Castle

Visit to Battle of Britain Memorial

Visit to the Battle of Britain Museum

Check in to accommodation

Evening meal at accommodation


Breakfast at accommodation

Visit to the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum

Visit to the Ramsgate Tunnels

Return to school

2 days, 1 night Price from £90 pp
  • 1 night's half-board accommodation
  • 49-seater executive coach
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • VAT at current rate to tour operators
  • Visit to Dover Castle


Educational Activities

Battle of Britain Memorial

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

Battle of Britain Museum

Battle of Britain Museum

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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

Dover Castle

Dover Castle

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Dover Castle school trips offer a range of experiences, from learning about its medieval past to its role in rescuing British and allied troops in WW2… Read More

Ramsgate Tunnels

Ramsgate Tunnels

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Explore the UK's largest network of civilian wartime tunnels, which protected residents from the Luftwaffe's bombs… Read More

Spitfire and Hurricane Museum

Spitfire and Hurricane Museum

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At this museum, pupils will learn about the iconic Spitfire and Hurricane fighter planes used by the RAF throughout WW2.… Read More

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