Enrichment School Trip to Opal Coast

An enrichment trip to the Opal Coast is a great way for a range of classes and subject specialists to enjoy a new country and to improve your students awareness of other cultures and languages. Enrichment trips to the Opal Coast involve visiting a few towns and resorts such as Boulogne and Le Touquet where your school tour can enjoy the French seaside and sample some of local delicacies!

The Opal Coast is famous for it's French cuisine, therefore giving your class the perfect opportunity to be a bit daring and try some of the local foods that they may not sample in the UK. From snails to the smelliest of French cheeses, your school tour can really be an experience of a lifetime! Take a look at a sample itinerary below for what your enrichment school trip to the Opal Coast could look like.


Day trip

Tour Day 1

Depart school early morning. Arrive in Calais late morning
Visit a local Boulangerie followed by a trip to a local Chocolaterie. Spend an hour in Boulogne for sightseeing at leisure
Depart Calais for return journey back to school

Enrich and Reward - 3 day trip

Tour Day 1

Depart school to arrive Calais early afternoon
Cen route visit to a boulangerie for a bread making demonstration and tasting session. Transfer on to your accommodation
Evening meal followed by free time in the evening

Tour Day 2

Visit to Nausicaä in Boulogne. If it's market day spend some time around the market stalls
Evening meal

Tour Day 3

Visit to Chocolats de Beussent then on to Calais for your return journey home. Time permitting free time in Calais or at Cite Europe
Depart Calais
Late return back to school


Les Sables D’Or

This is a family run hotel in a residential seaside town located a 10 minute walk from the beach. The owners English is limited so you will be guaranteed a  French experience.


The Hippotel is in a quiet, scenic location set in its own grounds. It’s on the outskirts of le Touquet and very experienced with school groups. This is an ideal base if you prefer to be away from a busy town centre.

AJ Calais

This is a modern youth hostel, purpose built for students. It has good meeting room and indoor recreational facilities. It is located across from the beach and is a 10 – 15 minute walk from  the centre of Calais.


Cultural Visits


This busy port town offers a wide range of visits which means many groups choose spend a half day or a whole day here. At the heart of Boulogne is the Roman old town, ideal for sightseeing and shopping. Other popular visits include Becasuc sweet factory and Nausicaä Sea Centre. Visit on a market day to pick up some bargains. 

Le Touquet

A stylish seaside resort, Le Touquet is perfect for free time for games on the beach. A safe environment to try out some French in a local café or by souvenir shopping.


Many boulangeries in the area offer demonstrations on how traditional French breads are made, followed by hands on bread making sessions. For students of French Language we can arrange for the demonstration to be delivered in French.

Les Chocolats de Beussent

A well known local chocolate producer. Here you can see a demonstration of melting  and moulding the chocolate with chance to sample the chocolates at the end. Worksheets available for French Language students.

Cheese Farms

The Opal Coast is an area known for its production of cheese and students can visit cheese farms to see how the animals are reared and how the cheese and other dairy produce is made. Tasting sessions and lunch can be arranged.

L’Escargotiére du Choquel – Snail Farm

Let the students see its true, the French really do eat this delicacy! This visit will fascinate them showing how snails are farmed and give them a chance to find out what they really taste like. And if they don’t want to try one it will still provide a great photo opportunity to take home. 

Boulogne Superbowl

Book a bowling session and keep them entertained all evening

Helicea Leisure Centre, Boulogne

Choose from the state of the art swimming pool with its artificial river and bubbling spas or take to the ice on the skating rink

Aqualud Swimming

Over 5000m2 of wave pools, water slides and play areas

Parc Bagatelle

Located on the coast this theme park has a combination of animation and rides which are ideal for younger students

Bellewaerde Theme park

If you are looking for more white knuckle rides then spend the day in Belgium at Bellewaerde where you find a great mix of roller coasters, water rides, shows and an animal park  

Mareis Sea Fishing Discovery Centre

Discover the life of a French fisherman and learn how to navigate the boat and catch fish. Finish off your visit with a fun trip round the huge aquarium where there’s 140,000 litres of water full of around 500 different species. Guided tours are free.

Musée de l’Abeille - Bee Museum

A small traditional family run bee museum that offers an insight into the life of a beekeeper. Guided tours include a visit to 3 apiaries to learn about the life of bees, their activity in the hive and how they look for honey. Snacks can be arranged for at the end of the tour. Tours can also be complemented with a workshop including; a candle workshop or a taste of honey workshop. 

La Gaufre du Pays Flamand – Waffle Factory

This mouth-watering tour around a waffle museum is both educational and delicious. Groups will discover how the art of making waffles has developed through history to the modern day. The educational tour ends with a yummy tasting session. School tours can be delivered in English and last around 45 minutes.

Jenny has been great. Nothing is too much trouble. Even when we were delayed on the way out she phoned our first visit to arrange an alternative visit time. Well done Jenny you are fab!
Christs College, Opal Coast

Louise's Expert Tip

Remember if you have over 35 paying passengers on a coach trip you can add on two more at 50% discount. This is a great support to ensure all students get an opportunity to experience a trip.

Top tip from Louise, our Enrichment Tour Expert