School History Trips to Ypres

A town dedicated to the remembrance of the First World War

Bring the battlefields to life
From £315pp i

Unravel the incredible stories behind one of the most significant battlefields of WW1 with a history trip to Ypres. This unique destination served as a battleground for some of the most intense battles between Germany and the allied armies! Trench warfare, poisonous gas, and military stalemate were just some of the challenges faced by the brave soldiers who fought here.

Step into the story and explore the range of weapons and tactics used during the war, as students gain a real appreciation for the fear and courage felt by those who fought on these very grounds. From Menin Gate to the In Flanders Fields Museum, and Hill 60, every corner of this fascinating town is steeped in the history and memory of the First World War.

Each battle tells its own unique story of struggle and triumph, providing a powerful lesson for students on the impact of conflict.

Excursions in Ypres

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Popular places to stay in Ypres

  • 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

Step into the story...

History is much more than the events of the past – it encompasses the future and everything else in between! It sparks curiosity and drives learning, encouraging students to question and learn from the world around them.

To bring these thrilling periods of history to life, we have a vast array of tools at our disposal. Discover the fascinating tales of heroism, defeat, learn about the monumental landmarks and the shrouded secrets that have remained hidden for years.

Our devoted history guides transport students back in time, immersing them in the intricacies of historical periods. Check out our FREE history resources too – use them to inspire and educate in the classroom, before and long after your trip!

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

Ms Catherine Moffat

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Menin Gate and Last Post Ceremony, Ypres

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