Experts in Homestays and

School Group Travel to the UK

Why Choose Us?

Awarded Best Inbound
Tour Operator 2023!

Maypole Travel are specialists in organising travel arrangements for groups of all ages from school groups to adult groups. Our team can book the whole group tour for you or just parts of the tour to suit such as homestay, hotel and hostel accommodation, entrances to attractions, coach travel and much more. In fact, anything you can think of to make your group trip to the UK a success we can help you with.
We care about our customers and will look after you from the very first enquiry right through to your stay in the UK until you go home.”

Staying in a homestay allows you to really understand how a British family lives.


Living with native speakers is the best way to improve your English.

Carefully Vetted

We only work with the best homestay providers that meet our approved requirements and safeguarding policy.

24 Hour Support

Our experienced staff are on hand to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

What We Offer


We provide a range of travel services including many homestay accommodation centres throughout the UK, budget-friendly hostels and hotels to suit, as well as arranging tours, transport, attractions, theatre tickets, guides, meals and English lessons.

About Us

All of our packages are customised

We have years of experience arranging tours for groups to the UK and can offer advice based on our experience of similar tours. Our award-winning staff will work closely with you from start to finish ensuring your group’s trip to Ireland is as successful as it can be.

Your contact person will remain the same throughout the process ensuring a good rapport and understanding of your needs. We offer 24 hour support so your group has peace of mind whilst in the UK, knowing we are on hand any time of day.


Groups travelled


Students placed in


Happy clients


Homestay centres in
the UK & Ireland


What our clients say
about us

"It is a pleasure to work with Maypole Travel because they react very quickly and they do their best to find the most convenient solution."

"C'est un plaisir de travailler avec Maypole Travel, parce qu'ils réagissent très vite et font de leur mieux pour trouver la meilleure solution."
Thierry D
Belgian Teacher

Multi Award Winning

In recognition of our impeccable service of arranging trips for groups we have won a variety of awards over the years

Best Inbound Tour Operator 2023 winner.

Best School Group Tour Operator UK & Inbound Travel Specialists of the Year.

Micro Business of the Year finalist.

Kent Business of the Year (over 5 years) finalist.

Entrepreneur of the Year winner and Growth Award finalist.



Frequently asked questions

Students are placed 2-4 per room or per family and could be sleeping on bunk beds.

We can provide half board (breakfast and dinner) or full board (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner).

Yes, our families will pick up their students from the meeting point every evening and take them home, and drop them off again every morning. In a few centres, the students walk to their nearest pick up point but you will be notified of this in advance.

Please let your local organiser know straight away what the issue is so the problem can be looked into and resolved.

It depends on the centre you are staying. Most of our centres are either within walking distance of the town or have direct transport links. For bigger cities, you can expect a commute of 30-40 minutes by coach or train.


We have a fantastic experienced team ready to help plan your next trip

If you would like to get in touch or request a quote, contact us using the details below:

+44 (0)7555 010 010