Are you are looking for a community focused environmental and conservation organisation providing outdoor education trips and school group accommodation for primary school children? Maybe you are looking for a good quality venue to hire? Rippledown Environmental Centre on the Deal Dover Road, just a short drive from Sandwich, can provide all of these excellent facilities, call them and find out more!
Rippledown is primarily a school visit centre hosting over 1200 children each year situated on the Deal Dover road just a short drive from Sandwich. The children who visit Rippledown environmental and conservation Centre, share the experience of living together in our superb group accommodation, have responsibility for organising themselves and looking after others, and our outdoor education facilities enable them to learn outside of the classroom.
Schools and organisations book annual residential visits or day trips with us here at Rippledown environmental and conservation Centre. They choose from modules that are adapted to meet the curriculum requirements of key stages 2-5.
Since opening in 1977, Rippledown environmental and conservation Centre, has welcomed over 40,000 young primary school children on school trips and educational holidays from all parts of South East Kent. We continue to give a young child the opportunity to engage with the natural world, whilst also for many providing them with their first experience of being away from home.
Learning through experiencing the outdoors - through awakening all five senses - can provide a child with both a profound, fun-filled experience - something many of Rippledown's alumni (some now in the early 50's!) can testify to. The natural environment helps pupils of all ages to make sense of the world around in a manner that is simply not possible within the conventional classroom setting.
Rippledown environmental and conservation Centre is very much a community focused organisation, providing a fun place for schools, scouts, family gatherings, reunions, adult courses and holiday clubs in the summer.
Rippledown is also a fabulous venue to hire for self catering groups, be it your own family gathering or your local church group, for golf or walkers, cyclists or retreats.
To find out more about our school educational trips, venue hire or quality accommodation offered by Rippledown call
the Best Of Deal Dover and Sandwich
when you visit Rippledown Environmental Centre on the Deal to Dover road.
Kent CT14 8HE
“This year’s visit certainly met our expectations and beyond! The trip to the beach was fantastic; how you arranged for the mist to disappear like that I will never know.”
Paula Wilson South Grove Primary...
Thank you for a brilliant time. We loved the decorated bedrooms, the amazing food and really enjoyed all the activities especially working together on the team challenges.
Beckley CE Primary School-...
Another brilliant week with the best children and staff helpers ever! One to remember! Thanks for an amazing week, you even arranged the weather! See you next year x
Catherine, Claire, Dave- Higham Primary...
I have been bringing children to Rippledown Environmental Education Centre for twelve years now and the reasons for our many visits are numerous. Firstly, the quality of the learning that the children...
We all had an awesome time this weekend. Great food and fantastic staff have made our trip very enjoyable. We especially enjoyed pond dipping and minibeast hunting! By the end we were all bugged out!