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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Planning a School Trip Step by Step Guide
Planning guides, For Teachers

The key to a successful school trip is proper planning. Discover how to plan a school trip for an educational experience students & staff will enjoy.

New Insurance Policy Details
Insurance documents

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

A complete guide to school trip finance and fundraising ideas
For Teachers, Planning guides

Cost shouldn’t be a barrier to an unforgettable experience for your students. Explore the many ways a school trip can be financed in this guide.

A Comprehensive Guide to School Trip Ratios
For Teachers, Planning guides

It's important to have the right student-to-teacher ratios for school trips. Learn about school trip ratios here.

School Trip Budgeting
Planning guides, For Teachers

School trips can be costly, but they’re a great way to enhance students’ learning. Read on to learn more about school trip costs, and how you can reduce them.

School Trip Packing Guide
Planning guides

Not sure what to pack for a school trip? Check out our school trip packing lists for all types of adventures, including overnight stays, trips abroad

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.

Are Guided Tours Worth it?
Planning guides, For Teachers

Educational guided tours are run by experts who are able to engage and inspire students in any subject. Learn more about the benefits of guided history tours.

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.

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

Master the art of writing a school trip letter to parents and explore essential tips to ensure clear communication and parental support for your trips.

External Safety Support
Planning guides, For Teachers

STF and LOtC provide a wide range of materials to support trip planning, from risk assessment guides to teacher toolkits, these will support in the safety of your trip.

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.

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.