Our Tour Planning Resources

All educational tours come with a huge amount of excitement but also some trepidation too. What needs to be taken? Who do I contact in case of an emergency back at home? What will it be like when I get there? Where am I actually staying? What is there to do?

We have been operating school tours for over 35 years so we know a thing or two about planning a school trip. One of the benefits of this is that we have an abundance of knowledge and supporting documents we'd like to share with you. In our tour planning and tools area you will find everything you need for your school trip planning. This includes ideas on what to take on a school trip, packing checklists, insurance documents and school trip letter templates and more.

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New Insurance Policy Details
Insurance documents

We now have a new insurance policy for customers contacting us from 1st September 2023.

Planning a School Trip Step by Step Guide
Planning guides

When planning a school trip, getting moving can often be the hardest part. The earlier you can get started the better – it means more time for finer details, and gives parents the chance to properly budget for their child’s school trip.

A Guide To Risk Assessment
Letters and Templates

You need to know you can book with a tour operator who has everything covered for you.

Free Geography Resources
During your Trip, After your Trip, For Teachers

Take a look at a small sample of our teachers guide to Geography Iceland resources. Full versions of these resources are provided to when you book.

School Trip Packing Guide
Planning guides

Whether you’re on holiday or on a school trip, there’s nothing worse than arriving at your destination and realising you’ve forgotten something important. See our Packing Guide to be ready without worry.

Planning guides

If you have a specific query about our school trips, you may be able to find the answer below in our frequently asked questions.

How to Write a School Trip Letter to Parents
Letters and Templates

When it comes to booking a school trip, there are countless things to consider and plan – it’s an exciting time for all involved. Here's our tips on how to write a great school trip letter.

Free History Resources
During your Trip, After your Trip, For Teachers

Take a look at a small sample of our many educational resources. Full versions of these resources are provided to groups booking with Anglia Tours.

Must Have Apps To Use While You’re Away
After your Trip, During your Trip

To get the most out of your school trip and create lasting memories, you’ll need to tweet, blog, share, snap and shoot as much as you can.

Your Tour Is In Safe Hands
Planning guides

For teachers planning a school trip abroad, there is often a huge amount of pressure to get things right.

How To Give Parents Peace Of Mind
Planning guides, Letters and Templates

It’s not uncommon for parents to have concerns about their child’s wellbeing whilst they’re away.

Social Media For School Tours
After your Trip, During your Trip

Need help with your social media planning whilst on or after your trip? Look no further we are here to help.

Educational Travel Pressure Points Timeline
After your Trip

From making sure everyone’s on the coach, to dealing with travel sickness, there are a handful of difficult situations that naturally crop up on many school trips abroad or in the UK.

Developing Lessons Beyond The Trip
After your Trip, For Teachers

Need some inspiration to make the most of your school trip when you’re back in the classroom?

Our Partners & Support In Destinations
Letters and Templates, During your Trip

At WST we understand that being in a new country can seem daunting at the best of times – let alone when you’ve been tasked with looking after a group of young students. That’s why team goes above and beyond to make sure that we’re on hand to help every step of the way.

Pre-departure Checklist
Planning guides, During your Trip

Are you struggling to what to prepare before your school trip? Here is a full checklist to help you along the way

How To Survive The Long Bus Journey
Planning guides, During your Trip, For Teachers, After your Trip

Read here a way to help everyone on a long bus journey

School Trip Payment Planner
Planning guides, Letters and Templates

Getting the financial sign off for a trip can be difficult here is a planner how we can make it easier for you

The ‘How To’ Of School Trip Risk Assessments
Planning guides, Letters and Templates

Whether you’re heading abroad, or staying a little closer to home, it’s important to make sure that your destination is a safe place for your students so here is how we help you prep your risk assessments

5 Reasons To Book With WST
Planning guides

Have you been scouring the internet for an excellent school trip provider to help handle the logistics of your upcoming school trip? Here are 5 reasons why you should look no further than WST.