• With a School Residential Visit to the Kent Coast

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Since opening in 1977, Rippledown has provided residential trips for schools welcoming over 40,000 primary school children. A visit to Rippledown gives a child the opportunity to engage with the natural world, whilst also for many providing them with their first experience of being away from home in an environment which is ‘Safe, Secure, Sensible and Sociable’.

Learning outside the classroom at our outdoor learning centre

2014-2015 Special Offer

Book a 2 night 3 day stay at Rippledown between November and February. Only £69 per child. Indoor and outdoor cross curricular programs specifically designed to allow your group to experience a residential visit whilst meeting key outcomes from Learning Outside the Classroom & Every Child Matters teaching frameworks.

Self Catering Group Accommodation situated on the Saxon Shore Way between Dover and Deal in the White Cliffs country of East Kent

Catered & Self Catered

Rated 3 stars by Visit England, our homely house is newly refurbished, clean, comfortable and close to the sea. Ideal for groups of 10 or more wanting weekend or holiday breaks. We provide catered and self-catered options at very competitive rates. See our group accommodation page for pricing, options and facilities.

Learning outside the classroom - LOtC. Teachers activity pack and ideas.

LOTC – Teachers Pack

Download our completely re-designed teachers pack, which welcomes your school to the Rippledown experience and walks you through the miriad of activities and options available. Check out our curriculum focused activities for Key Stage 1-3 and GCSE/A-Level Groups and find out how we tailor your visit to encompass Learning outside the classroom and Every Child Matters. Everything for your pupils to gain Knowledge Through Nature. Download PDF >>

Outdoor learning courses and professional development for adults in Kent

Outdoor Learning & Permaculture

We have a series of adult courses for teaching professionals and enthusiasts. New courses will be announced soon and don’t forget to share whatever you find interesting with colleagues and friends on Facebook.