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Food Technology school trips to the Opal Coast
Designed to reinforce your classroom-based learning, our range of food visits in Northern France, Spain and Italy provide students with the opportunity to visit a wide spectrum of food companies and participate in a range of practical workshops.
You’ll find our most popular itinerary choice(s) below, but we can tailor-make yours from scratch to meet your exact requirements…
Opal Coast - 3 day inclusive itinerary package from £165pp*
Travelling in November 2013 - add our most popular itinerary package below for £15pp*
|*Prices shown based on 40 paying passengers from England & Wales & are subject to availability. Entrance fees for some of the visits featured may be payable locally, but are included in the price shown.|
Our most popular visits in the Opal Coast for Food Technology school trips
Here are some of our most popular visits in the Opal Coast for Food Technology groups. We can tailor-make an itinerary to your exact needs. Call 0845 688 8988 to create your itinerary from scratch today.
Our Food Technology workshops, run by professional chefs, are a fun and interactive way to learn.
Our Chef will demonstrate a range of practical food skills, methods and processes, students will then produce a Tarte au Sucre, a traditional sweet pastry dish originating from the region. Your group will be tasked to source ingredients from a local market to create a nutritionally balanced packed lunch. The task will be marked by the Head Chef on both nutritional properties and presentation.
Les Chocolats de Beussent
Combine the demonstrations of melting, moulding and coating with worksheets, a guided tour of the workshop, in English or French, and the chance to sample the chocolates.
L’Escargotière du Choquel, St Martin Choquel Snail Farm
Get a real taste of France! At this working snail farm, your group will learn how one of France’s most famous foods is reared. Then sit back and see which of your students will be first to sample one for themselves.
Montcavrel Goat Farm
Gain an insight into French farming and cheese making. There are also opportunities for cheese tasting and to help milk the goats.
There are a number of boulangerie visits in the region where your students will see and learn about the traditional process of making French bread and croissants, before getting the chance to produce and eat their own bread.
Becasuc Sweet Factory
Take a tour of Becasuc sweet factory, where students will learn about the processing and manufacturing methods. This tour includes demonstrations and a chance for your students to be involved in the production process.
Musée de l’Abeille d’Opale Bee Museum
Take a guided tour of this fascinating bee-keeping museum with a glass hive that shows the bees at work. There are opportunities afterwards for honey tasting.
Musée de Maintenay Bread Mill
The fabulous 12th century bread mill offers tours and workshops. Your group will see the whole production process using traditional equipment from milling of the flour to the finished product. Workshops can be tailored to your group’s requirements and provide the opportunity for students to practise making bread.
Sire De Créquy Cheese Farm
This informative visit provides students with an insight into how traditional French cheeses and other dairy produce are made. Samples are also provided and there is an option to eat lunch at the farm with much of the menu produced on-site.
Below, you'll find some of our most popular accommodation options for school groups.
This is just a sample of our full range, so for full details of all properties available, please call 0845 688 8988 to speak to one of our Educational Travel Advisors today.
Specifically renovated to provide a superb standard of accommodation, NST’s Château d’Ebblinghem offers unrivalled facilities for school and youth groups.
There are 3 separate buildings at NST’s château, each designed to accommodate one group. You will have sole occupancy of your building including your own dining room, meeting room and games room. NST's chateau is a great base for all subject groups: Primary schools, French Language, History, Religious Studies, Food Technology, Geography and Music.
St Omer, Opal Coast
3 buildings each accommodating 58 guests.
NST’s château is located in St Omer on the Opal Coast, just 45 minutes from Calais and Ypres, 55 minutes from the Eurotunnel terminal, 60 minutes from Boulogne and 90 minutes from Le Touquet.
All bedrooms in all 3 buildings are bright, modern and clean, and feature a private shower, toilet and washbasin.
Meals at NST’s château provide a nutritious balanced diet which is carefully planned to restore the energy expended during the day’s activities. Breakfast and evening meals are provided on-site and packed lunches are supplied daily.
We can be flexible regarding meal times to suit your itinerary, and most special dietary requirements are easily
During your stay at NST’s château, you will be allocated your own personal group co-ordinator – known as a ‘groupie’ – to provide full-time assistance throughout your tour. Your groupie will:
- Be based at the château
- Assist you on arrival to ensure a smooth check-in
- Discuss all your itinerary arrangements with you, including on-site and off-site activities
- Travel with you to all your visits to assist with directions and organisation
- Organise and be present at all your on-site activities
- Be available to assist with any questions or issues
Your Group’s Safety & Security
The secluded location of NST’s Château d’Ebblinghem, and the fact that each group has its own accommodation block, will no doubt be a major reassurance to teachers and parents.
Your group will have its own dedicated room for recreational activities, and access to the communal games room.
- Four hectares of private grounds
- Two football pitches (one floodlit)
- Volleyball area and outdoor activities (during summer months)
- A separate dedicated building housing a games room, teachers’ bar and the château shop
Organised Evening Activities
Our staff will arrange a programme of activities for your group such as talent shows, games shows, quizzes, team challenges, initiative exercises, discos, etc. During summer months, outdoor activities will also be added to your evening programme.
If you would like to add in some study time too, a dedicated room – complete with TV, video and white board – will be available.