At the BLA, we believe that learning English is not just about what happens in the classroom. Our excursions provide a unique and immersive learning experience that helps students discover the UK’s culture and history, practice their English in real-life situations, and make lasting memories with their classmates.

We offer three half-day excursions per week to nearby places such as Arundel, Chichester, and Portsmouth. These trips are perfect for those who want to discover the charm of the English countryside, visit historic landmarks and immerse themselves in the local culture.

For those who want to experience the bustling life of a big city, we also offer one full-day excursion per week to places like London and Brighton. These trips will take you to some of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK, where you can explore famous landmarks, museums, and attractions. Students will have plenty of time to practice their English while they enjoy the sights and sounds of these vibrant cities.

Half Day Excursions

The weekly programme includes 3 half day excursions to places like Arundel, Chichester, Bognor Beach and Promenade, Hotham Park.

Half-day excursion to Arundel

After a 20 minutes ride on the train, students will get to Arundel where they’ll visit the beautiful medieval castle. With its rich history and breathtaking scenery, a visit to Arundel Castle promises an unforgettable journey through England’s heritage.

Half-day excursion to Portsmouth

Students will get to Portsmouth by train in roughly 30 minutes. The adventure will start with the iconic Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, where students can tour historic ships such as HMS Victory and HMS Warrior, and delve into centuries of naval history. The excursion will continue with a leisurely stroll along the bustling waterfront, where they can soak in panoramic views of the harbour and take a picture with the iconic Spinnaker Tower. The visit will conclude with some free time to browse through a variety of shops offering everything from fashion to souvenirs at Portsmouth Shopping Centre.

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Students will take a 15-minute walk from the campus to the town centre. During their first visit to Chichester, they will explore the majestic Chichester Cathedral, a stunning example of medieval architecture. Afterwards, they’ll have free time to wander through the quaint streets, browse charming boutiques, artisan shops, and cozy cafes. They’ll meet back at the iconic Market Cross to return to the campus.

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During the second visit to Chichester, students will walk along the ancient Roman walls, tracing the footsteps of the past as they explore these remarkable remnants of antiquity.

Next, they’ll engage in an exhilarating scavenger hunt, uncovering hidden gems and historical landmarks scattered throughout the city.

Half-day excursion to Bognor Regis beach

Students will take the train to Bognor Regis, a charming seaside destination on the south coast of England. After a stroll along the promenade, breathing in the fresh sea air and enjoying panoramic views of the coastline and the pier, students will be able to swim in the lifeguarded area of the beach; play some games; or treat themselves to a seaside snack from one of the many quaint cafes and kiosks lining the waterfront.

Walk to Priory Park – Chichester

Students will take a 20-minute walk to Priory Park in Chichester, where they can watch locals playing cricket and take in the picturesque surroundings as they relax in this charming green space.

Full Day Excursions

The weekly Programme includes 1 Full day Excursions to places like London, Brighton, Winchester.

Full day excursion to London 

Students will get to Victoria Station by train and take the tube (2 stops) to Westminster where they’ll see the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben.

They’ll stroll along the picturesque South Bank, taking in the stunning views of the city skyline, including iconic landmarks like theatres and cultural centres, offering a unique perspective on London’s vibrant atmosphere, passing by the legendary Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. A quick detour will allow them to admire the vibrant graffiti adorning the walls of the Waterloo Tunnel, showcasing the city’s artistic flair.

A few more stops on the tube and students will get to South Kensington where they’ll visit the Natural History Museum, embarking on an educational odyssey through time, encountering prehistoric giants. The adventure will conclude with a walk through Green Park and a photo opportunity outside Buckingham Palace, before returning to Victoria Station.

Full day excursion to Brighton

Students will travel to Brighton by train from Chichester. The day will start with a stroll along the famous Brighton Pier, where the smell of fish and chips fills the air. Students will have time to relax on the pebbled shores of Brighton Beach, basking in the sun. Next, they’ll head to the Royal Pavilion, a stunning palace with intricate Indo-Saracenic architecture.

Students will then be brought into the enchanting maze of narrow streets known as the Lanes, where they’ll discover an eclectic array of boutiques, vintage shops, and artisanal cafes. 

Full day excursion to Winchester

Students will get to Winchester by coach. They’ll visit the iconic Winchester Cathedral, a magnificent example of Gothic architecture. Next, they’ll wander through the charming streets of Winchester, lined with quaint shops, cozy cafes, and centuries-old buildings.

After the lunch break, they’ll explore the medieval Winchester Great Hall and the ancient City Walls.

A stroll along the tranquil banks of the River Itchen, soaking in the peaceful atmosphere and picturesque scenery is a must before heading back to the campus.

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Airport Transfers

We understand that traveling to a new country can be stressful, especially for young learners. That’s why we offer airport transfer services to all of our students.

Our staff will go pick up the students from the airport and wait for them at the arrivals area.

We will then travel with them by train, taxi or coach to their accommodation.

When it’s time to drop them off at the airport, our activity leaders will accompany them, help them check in their suitcases, and escort them to security.

If parents have contracted a flight attendant to supervise their children during the flight, our activity leaders will hand students over to the right person and ensure that all necessary arrangements are made.

We want our students and their parents to have peace of mind knowing that they are in safe hands. 

Contact us today to learn more about our airport transfer options.