Combine thrilling outdoor adventures with enriching cultural experiences on an outdoor activity school trip to the Opal Coast!

Enjoy an exciting outdoor activity school trip to the Opal Coast, combining thrilling outdoor adventures with enriching cultural experiences!

On the stunning sandy beaches of the Opal Coast, your group will experience the exhilarating sport of sand yachting. Feel the wind in your hair and the adrenaline rush through your veins as you zoom across the beach in these specially designed land sailing vehicles. The qualified instructors will guide you through the basics and ensure your group’s safety every step of the way.

Then, you’ll test your limits and conquer new heights on a high ropes course. Navigate through the treetop obstacles and fly down ziplines, building resilience, teamwork and personal confidence along the way.

But that’s not all, you’ll also be able to enjoy some sightseeing and cultural activities in the charming town of Boulogne. Your group will immerse yourselves in the rich history and vibrant Northern French culture as you explore the bustling old town, discover how the area was affected during the two world wars at Étaples Military Cemetery and learn more about the shared history between England and France at the magnificent Église Notre-Dame de Calais.

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Private coach transfer and ferry to Calais

Visit to Eglise Notre-Dame de Calais

Evening meal at accommodation

2

Breakfast at accommodation

Sand yachting

High ropes course

Evening meal at accommodation

3

Breakfast at accommodation

Visit to Etaples Military Cemetery

Boulogne-sur-Mer town trail

Bakery visit with workshop

Evening meal at accommodation

4

Breakfast at accommodation

Begin journey home

Shopping at Cite Europe

Arrive back at school

4 days, 3 nights Price from £372 pp
  • Private coach transfers
  • Return ferry crossings
  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Sand yachting
  • High ropes course
  • Bakery visit with workshop and croissant to take home
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer town trail
  • 1:10 free staff ratio
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Tour planning service

Accommodation

Excursions

High Ropes

Opalaventure High Ropes Course

Read More
+

If you have a group of thrill seekers, make sure you include a visit to the Opalaventure High Ropes Course, where… Read More

cemetery

Étaples Military Cemetery

Read More
+

Visit the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in France… Read More

church

Église Notre-Dame de Calais

Read More
+

Visit this beautiful church in Calais where your students can learn more about the shared history of England and France… Read More

sand-yachting

Sand Yachting Opal Coast

Read More
+

Try your hand at sand yachting on the coastline where it was born… Read More

Boulogne Old Town

Boulogne Old Town

Read More
+

Enjoy a self-guided walk around the old part of Boulogne, to get a feel for the traditions and culture of… Read More

Le Boulanger de Lévis

Le Boulanger de Lévis

Read More
+

Visit this modern French bakery to learn more about how bread and pastry are made in France… Read More

Supporting you every step of the way

1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

We'll tailor make your school trip to meet your specific requirements

2 Launching your trip to parents and students

Head to our resources section for FREE promotional materials

3 After you've booked

Your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will work with you on the finer details of your trip

4 While you're away

You'll be able to reach us 24/7 during your trip if you need our help

5 After your trip

Head back to our resources section to continue the learning

Need help?

As a dad, I take great joy in hearing from other parents about how much their children loved our trips! – Dan Morley Sports Sales & Product Manager

Don't take our word for it …

Halsbury is a good, honest and reasonably priced sports tour operator with a wealth of experience. I found Halsbury to be very efficient and professional with outstanding communication from start to finish. I would definitely recommend Halsbury to friends and colleagues. — Newcastle-under-Lyme School , August 2023

Your School Trip is Fully Protected

As a fully-accredited school travel company, booking with Halsbury Travel offers you complete peace of mind. Our accreditations are your guarantee that:

  • Your school trip will be fully financially protected
  • Your group's safety will be prioritised
  • Your trip will be a quality educational experience
Find out more about our accreditations

Safety prioritised

As an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) we have an effective Safety Management System in place.

As well as reassuring you that your group's safety will be prioritised at all times, this will also help you to meet your due diligence and reduces the amount of External Provider paperwork required.

High quality service

Our Accreditations

We are a Member of ABTA, which means we are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct.

Quality educational experiences

The Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge is your reassurance that Halsbury Travel is committed to offering LOtC activities that are safe and beneficial to learning.

Financial protection for coach tours

For non-flight packages, the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Halsbury Travel (5493), and in the event of their insolvency. ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Halsbury Travel. 

Financial protection for flight trips

All air tours and flights arranged by us are also **ATOL protected**. Our ATOL number is ATOL 5079. Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.