francelogoBuglawton goes to Paris

20th May – 23rd May 2013

At 00.30hrs on Monday 20th May, 30 children from years 4, 5 and 6 headed off to France, accompanied by Mrs Eddie, Miss Kennerley, Miss Hill and Mrs Gear.

Highlights of our day in Paris include: a boat ride down the river Seine, being in the clouds at the top of the Eiffel Tower, driving around the crazy lane-less roundabout at the Arc de Triomphe, ordering ice-creams and crepes in the Jardins de Tuilleries, a walking tour through Tuilleries, Louvre and finally to Notre Dame.

Our day at Disneyland Paris was simply amazing.  So many memories created which include: thrills and screams on the rollercoaster rides, meeting the characters on the 20th Anniversary Train and boat rides through ‘It’s a Small World’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ themed areas.  I think though that the highlight of this day though was the parade.  The children’s faces were filled with delight as they watched all of their favourite characters go past.

The children’s behaviour was amazing: they were organised for days out, got themselves ready for meals and most importantly for us, put their lights out and went to sleep when they were asked!

A school teacher from another party at our hotel, the UK Border Agency staff in Calais and a retired teacher travelling on the return ferry, all made a point of telling us how impressed they were with our children.  They are a credit to both the school and their parents and we would like to thank them for making the trip so special.

You can find photographs from our trip in the gallery here.

Click on the links below for more information about what we got up to during our trip.


 

Day 1

After a ‘quietish’ night we arrived at Dover at 5.30am and got on an earlier boat than expected. We tucked into breakfast on the ferry and had a safe trip over to France.

1:30pm – we have now arrived at the hotel. The weather is “British” despite being in France (!) so we are spending some time in the hotel unpacking and doing activities. Everyone is ok and we are looking forward to getting to know more about Paris and France.

Everyone ate well and could choose from fish, rabbit or omelette as well as a starter or dessert.

Our evening then consisted of preparations for our day out in Paris and some tense games of bingo!We were incredibly impressed with how well everyone settled and went almost straight to sleep.


Day 2

We had to wake up some very sound asleep children this morning!

Breakfast was cereal, rolls and croissants with yoghurts, juice and hot drinks which everyone tucked into.

The french tooth fairy needs to visit Charlie tonight!

We have had a busy and memorable day.

Highlights include:

  • boat trip along the Seine
  • visiting the top of the Eiffel Tower (and being in the clouds!)
  • lunch in the Trocadero gardens
  • driving around the crazy lane-less roundabout at the Arc de Triomphe
  • walking through the Tuilleries, past the Louvre and finally to Notre Dame
  • After dinner, it’s quiz time!

Day 3

We went to Disneyland Paris!

After walking down Main Street USA, our trip started with lots of photos in front of the iconic castle in the centre of the park.  We decided on a route through the whole area and started off in ‘Discoveryland’ where we split in two: one group went off to fight aliens with Buzz Lightyear whilst the others went for the high thrills rollercoaster ride called ‘Space Mission 2’.

During our picnic lunch, the 20th Anniversary train approached us: everyone was delighted to see lots of famous Disney characters dance and wave at us from the train.

‘Fantasyland’ was our next stop where we explored Sleeping Beauty’s castle, took a boat ride through the ‘It’s a Small World’ area and spun around on the teacups.

In ‘Adventureland’ we had a rather scary voyage by boat through hidden pirate caves.

We met characters and had lots of photo opportunities, especially at the highlight of the whole day, the evening parade.

So many lovely memories were made today and after packing their cases ready to leave in the morning, the children went straight to sleep!

 


Day 4

We were really proud of how well organised the children were in packing! Everyone managed to be ready on time to leave the hotel for the long journey home.

We practised speaking french and using Euros at the supermarket in Calais.

After a long journey home, by coach and ferry, we finally arrived back at Buglawton at 11pm.


 

 

 

After a 'quietish' night we arrived at Dover at 5.30am and got on an earlier boat than expected. We tucked into breakfast on the ferry and had a safe trip over to France.

1:30pm - we have now arrived at the hotel. The weather is "British" despite being in France (!) so we are spending some time in the hotel unpacking and doing activities. Everyone is ok and we are looking forward to getting to know more about Paris and France.

Everyone ate well and could choose from fish, rabbit or omelette as well as a starter or dessert.

Our evening then consisted of preparations for our day out in Paris and some tense games of bingo!We were incredibly impressed with how well everyone settled and went almost straight to sleep.

We had to wake up some very sound asleep children this morning!

Breakfast was cereal, rolls and croissants with yoghurts, juice and hot drinks which everyone tucked into.

 

The french tooth fairy needs to visit Charlie tonight!

 

We have had a busy and memorable day.

Highlights include:

* boat trip along the Seine

* visiting the top of the Eiffel Tower (and being in the clouds!)

* lunch in the Trocadero gardens

* driving around the crazy lane-less roundabout at the Arc de Triomphe

* walking through the Tuilleries, past the Louvre and finally to Notre Dame

After dinner, it's quiz time!

We went to Disneyland Paris!

After walking down Main Street USA, our trip started with lots of photos in front of the iconic castle in the centre of the park.  We decided on a route through the whole area and started off in 'Discoveryland' where we split in two: one group went off to fight aliens with Buzz Lightyear whilst the others went for the high thrills rollercoaster ride called 'Space Mission 2'.

During our picnic lunch, the 20th Anniversary train approached us: everyone was delighted to see lots of famous Disney characters dance and wave at us from the train.

'Fantasyland' was our next stop where we explored Sleeping Beauty's castle, took a boat ride through the 'It's a Small World' area and spun around on the teacups.

In 'Adventureland' we had a rather scary voyage by boat through hidden pirate caves.

We met characters and had lots of photo opportunities, especially at the highlight of the whole day, the evening parade.

So many lovely memories were made today and after packing their cases ready to leave in the morning, the children went straight to sleep!

We were really proud of how well organised the children were in packing! Everyone managed to be ready on time to leave the hotel for the long journey home.

We practised speaking french and using Euros at the supermarket in Calais.

After a long journey home, by coach and ferry, we finally arrived back at Buglawton at 11pm.