School History Trips to The Western Front

Where First World War history comes to life

Stand on the ground that men fought and died for
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For four years the Western Front was the destination of mud, blood and fighting. Now, for 100 years it has been the destination of learning, understanding and remembrance. School history trips to the Western Front present a memorable and unique learning experience for students.

A journey into the area brings home the reality of the conflict, taking you through a landscape of cemeteries and memorials – from the large and imposing areas dedicated to tens of thousands of servicemen and women, to the smaller and more personal areas erected to individual soldiers and regiments. Walk through reconstructed trenches, stand on the very ground that men fought and died for and understand the world of those who lived through the conflict.

Groups are enquiring in big numbers for school trips to the WWI Battlefields, so now is a good time to start talking to us if you have an idea in mind! We are experts in planning fully tailored itineraries for school trips to the Western Front…


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  • Trevor our history tour guide teaching students at a war memorial

Excursions in The Western Front

What to expect on School History Trips to The Western Front

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Popular places to stay in The Western Front

  • Located a short distance from Ypres Market Square
  • Adjoining properties that can be used as single units for small groups or both for large groups
  • Sole occupancy available (minimum 40 guests)
  • Games room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Customer Feedback: "This place is perfect for a school groups and offers good value for money!" Southfields Academy
  • Large breakfast and evening rooms (capacity 135)
  • Games room with pool table, table football and pinball machines
  • 2 computers with free internet access
  • Private courtyard
  • Wi-Fi
  • Use the large breakfast room for an evening activity
  • Play a game of pool or pinball in the games room
  • Make use of the computers
  • Relax outside in the private courtyard
  • Explore Ypres Market Square on foot
  • Located on the doorstep of the Menin Gate Memorial
  • Sole occupancy available (subject to availability)
  • Multi, quad, triple, twin and single bed rooms
  • En-suite facilities
  • Table tennis and pool table
  • Wi-Fi
  • Table tennis and pool table
  • 2 computers with free internet access
  • Teachers’ lounge with cable TV and minibar
  • Projector and screen available on request
  • Wi-Fi
  • Play a game of table tennis or pool
  • Make use of the computers
  • Arrange a study evening using the projector and screen
  • Relax in the teachers’ lounge

Curriculum Information

All secondary school students

  • Curricular Links
    • Life on the frontline
    • Trenches and trench life
    • Command and leadership
    • War and technology
    • Women – their role and the impact of war on their lives
    • Medicine and medical advancement
    • The Home Front
    • The role of the Commonwealth and Empire troops
    • Writers and poets
    • Conflict and warfare over time

Additional Information

Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From expert History Tour Guides to dedicated Tour Managers, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.

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What our customers say

Excellent package which enlightened the students while keeping them safe.

Mr Mike Dickins

Abbey Gate College

As always very enjoyable, well planned and perfectly suited to our needs.

Mr Matt Kearle

Reading School

Excellent organisation and good combination of visits – it really encouraged our students to think and reflect.

Ms Catherine Moffat

Southgate School

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