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Choirs and bands can perform two hymns alongside the British and Belgian national anthems at this daily ceremony commemorating the fallen of WWI. Participating in this ceremony is an incredibly moving experience for groups who are often able to lay a wreath on request.

Popular, lively bands can perform in Parc Richelieu or at the rotunda in  Parc St Diene. Both venues are located in Calais, just 45 minutes from NST’s Château d’Ebblinghem.

 

Choirs can perform an afternoon concert at this stunning venue for a small fee.

Sacred choirs and orchestras are welcome to perform in this beautiful cathedral. Use of the organ can be arranged in advance.

Evening performances are available at this attractive church for sacred choirs and groups, as well as an opportunity for groups to join mass.

Sacred choirs, classical chamber ensembles and orchestras are offered the chance to perform at this lovely Neo-Romanesque church in the seaside resort of Blankenberge.

Good quality sacred choirs can help celebrate the Eucharist by performing a number of anthems.

Choirs and instrumental chamber groups are invited to perform afternoon concerts in the wonderful ‘The Church of Our Lady’ located in the heart of historic Bruges.

This welcoming church allows both sacred and secular music, and the Priest works hard to ensure concerts by guest groups are well supported.

Well known for its popular concert series and centrally located in Ghent, this church welcomes groups with mixed programmes.The Church also takes part in the Ghent Music Festival every July.

We have a selection of welcoming retirement homes that enjoy hosting guest performances in a variety of cities and towns, including Dunkirk and Brussels.

Groups not needing electricity/amplification can perform during the day in this stunning city square, which always attracts good audiences outside the summer months.

This popular and attractive square is situated in the heart of Ypres where concerts regularly draw appreciative crowds.

Between April and the start of November, this theme park offers groups the chance to perform. Groups can also take advantage of reduced ticket prices for the theme park.

This busy city centre park, encircled by the Royal Palace of Brussels, the Belgian Parliament and the American Embassy, offers groups the chance to perform in its wonderful bandstand.

A range of groups can perform on the podium at the entrance to the theme park welcoming visitors. Groups will also receive free group entry to the park afterwards.

Perform at the best coastal bandstands we offer, such as Blankenberge, Ostend, Nieuwpoort and De Panne.

This superb state-of-the-art, interactive museum is now an even richer experience with the updated larger museum. Covering most aspects of the war in Flanders, each visitor will receive a wristband that will take them on a journey in the museum through the eyes of someone who was there. Educational worksheets and study resources and workshops are available www.inflandersfields.be/en/educational-new

The largest and the most important of the British memorials to the Missing in The Salient, The Menin Gate holds the names of 54,896 soldiers of the British Empire. This memorial marked the start of one of the main roads out of Ypres towards the Front Line. Following a meal at a local restaurant, your students will witness the moving ‘Last Post Ceremony’ which takes place every evening at 8pm.

Spend a day at this fantastic theme park, home to a wonderful mix of rollercoasters, shows, animals and water features.

Get a real taste of France! At a 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 pupils will be first to sample one for themselves. 

Learn about the industry of chocolate making and combine the demonstrations of melting, moulding and coating with worksheets, a guided tour of the workshop (in English or French), and the chance to enjoy tasting samples!

Reputed to be the best preserved medieval city in Europe, Bruges abounds with character and charm. The many canals and waterways have given it the name of ‘Venice of the North’ and these plus the winding cobbled streets, gabled houses and hump backed bridges make Bruges so delightful.

The marina in the centre of Ostend is lined with plenty of cafés and groups can watch the artists at work at the outdoor painting exhibitions along the promenade. In the town of Blankenberge local markets are held throughout the year on Friday mornings and Mondays during high season.

Known as the ‘City of Flowers’ it’s also a place of historic interest. The centre of Ghent especially comes to life on Sunday mornings when, up to midday, there are no less than five different markets all within ten minutes walk of each other: antiques, animals, birds, flowers, and a painter’s market. There are also several interesting museums in the town - the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Folklore Museum.

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