Food technology trips

Showing school groups food processes in action

The food industry is both enormous and very complex. Beyond supermarket shopping with their parents and getting lunch from the school canteen each day, younger children often have a limited understanding of where their food comes from and how it gets to the table.

As part of the National Curriculum Design and Technology guidelines, junior school children at Key Stage 2 are expected to be learning about healthy eating through diet and nutrition, the seasonality of food, plus the basic processes involved in producing and manufacturing. Children will do much of this as classroom work, but the benefits of being able to take them on a trip to see part of the food industry in action, are difficult to ignore.

Discover school visit opportunities covering topics such as manufacturing, the sourcing of ingredients, food safety, global food networks, plus packaging and labelling. We have a number of farm based trips where your students can see first hand many aspects of a working farm. Science linked trips where they can further their knowledge of manufacturing processes and product development. Plus history themed trips that look at international cuisine and our changing tastes as nation.

For KS4 and KS5 students, food technology trips may focus around careers in food, looking at the types of work they can go into, from import and distribution through to hospitality and catering. Human beings are not going to stop consuming food any time soon, so the food industry will be an attractive career option for many.

Popular Food Technology Trip January 2019

Magdalen Farm
Magdalen Farm
Magdalen Farm
Magdalen Farm

Our dedicated team of staff are on-hand to ensure that your visit to Magdalen is memorable for all the right reasons. The tutors have a wealth of experience leading outdoor education activities that are fun and stimulating. If you are looking to high quality accommodation and fresh homecooked ...

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Magdalen Farm

Magdalen Farm

South West
Set on a working organic farm Magdalen provides a unqiue base for students, children and adults to explore the great outdoors. A range of tutor led activities are tailored to you and we provide high quality accommodation with homecooked meals. ...
Magdalen Farm

First Hand Experiences

First Hand Experiences

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
London & South East
Enrich your students daily curriculum through this wonderfully creative and holistic approach. Inspired by their outdoor explorations students are guided by our passionate team to create & celebrate through whole food adventures and creative arts. ...
First Hand Experiences

Spun Candy

Spun Candy

London & South East
Get hands-on and learn the art of candy making at Spun Candy! Design and create your very own rainbow swirl lollipops. A super sweet and educational school trip in the heart of London! ...
Spun Candy

Adventure Learning Programme

Adventure Learning Programme

London & South East
An experiential learning programme to enrich your daily curriculum with nature based outdoor experiences. Celebrate the natural world through art & craft, music, theatre and whole food adventures. A holistic approach naturally covering the NNC. ...
Adventure Learning Programme


Healthy Workshops

Healthy Workshops

Various Regions
We bring the Health & Wellbeing elements of the PSHE, Science and PE curriculum to LIFE with hands-on activities that are accessible for ALL ages/abilities. Our interactive activity stations cover healthy eating, exercise, teeth, sleep & hygiene ...
Healthy Workshops

Looking at food technology solely within the UK does not always show the global nature of the industry. International visit options for your GCSE, College or University group give students the chance to see food technology in a wider context.


Destination Spain

Destination Spain

As a popular destination for educational visits, Spain has a lot to offer; lively and diverse cities, awe-inspiring historic and cultural monuments and wild coastlines and wide open landscapes. We have worked with leaders to develop bespoke tours. ...
Destination Spain

Normandy Calvados

Normandy Calvados

A wealth of amazing opportunities for cross-curricular school tours to Normandy and easy access ensure that the Calvados region of Normandy remains our most popular destination for schools. Key Stages 2 and 3 a ...
Normandy Calvados

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