This Somme Battlefields itinerary is specifically designed to introduce younger children to the First World War. Visits are tailored towards a gentle introduction into the historical background of the war and they enable students to experience the Battlefields in a way that is a bit less intense, but no less educational or memorable!
As well as visiting the battlefields to learn about the lives of soldiers, this trip gives the students a chance to learn about some local trades with a visit to a bakery and chocolate shop! There is also an opportunity to ride on a little train that runs on a line once used by the British army. Now, the journey gives you a great view over the battlefields.
If you would like add more cultural visits, talk to us about combining this itinerary with the Opal Coast!
Our Suggested Itinerary
Depart school and travel to France. Arrive at your accommodation in Péronne.
Get to know your surroundings with a historical treasure hunt in Péronne. This town is close to where a number of WW1 battles took place.
Start your day with a Guided tour of the Somme Battlefields with your own personal local guide. An enthusiastic guide will take you on an interesting tour that can be adapted to your specific learning objectives!
Then take a ride on Le P’tit Train de la Haute Somme. The little train runs on a historic line built in 1916 by the British army to supply the front lines and now offers a great panoramic view over the Somme Valley.
Enjoy a hands-on activity in a local bakery! Students can learn about the life of a baker and how to make delicious brioches and apple pies.
Begin your day with a visit to a local chocolate shop. Explore the workshop and try the delicious chocolate creations for yourself!
Afterwards, enjoy a Guided tour of the Somme 1916 Museum. This unique underground museum is built within an authentic wartime air-raid shelter. This includes an artefacts demonstration especially designed for younger students.
Depart France and travel back to the UK.
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