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Planning a successful school sports trip

Updated: Mar 23




Whether you’re searching for accommodation or keeping track of Covid restrictions, planning a successful school sports trip can be stressful. One of the most important parts of planning a trip is ensuring that it has justifiable educational value. Time outside of the classroom costs both time and money, so planning should be aimed at getting the school to see the educational benefit that the trip will have on your students. School trips provide a unique opportunity for kinaesthetic learning – or ‘learning by doing’ – encouraging students to engage with people, places and buildings in new and exciting ways.


Once the trip is approved, ensuring the health and safety of your students is the next top priority for school sports event planners. With such high stakes, safety planning is perhaps one of the most tedious aspects of planning a school sports trip. But whether you need to carry out a risk assessment on the trip destination, or have allergy concerns, Travel HQ is dedicated to easing the transition from turning your trip idea into a reality. With decades in the industry, we have an extensive network of trusted operators who are sure to make sure your trip runs smoothly. As part of the health and safety plan, allergies and other dietary requirements should also be taken into consideration. At Travel HQ, we are committed to booking group tours that cater to all team members’ needs. We can even organise travel insurance for everyone in your party, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that all your bases are covered.


Having a clear plan for what you’d like out of your school sports trip will ensure smooth running. Here at Travel HQ, we take on the job of arranging your trip along with quotes to help you secure the funding for it – meaning you can spend more time focusing on your team members and less on admin. Whether you choose to focus on a key area of the curriculum, provide a broader understanding of the subject, or combine cross-curricular subjects, we are committed to making planning hassle-free. With a range of activity providers, you can count on us to plan a jam-packed itinerary with 0 hassle. Just communicate your tour objectives to your first point of contact at Travel HQ to get the ball rolling!


Travel HQ specialises in group bookings for school, sports groups and special interest group travel. Our team is dedicated to taking the stress off your shoulders by ensuring the success of your school sports trip – even during these uncertain times. We know that school budgets are tight, so we work hard to help schools onto the track for securing community funding and grants. We are dedicated to helping schools find flights, accommodation and transport that won’t break the bank, saving you time and money! We take all responsibility for liaising with operators, so whether you need to get a quote for the funding process or make a cancellation, we’re always here to help.