Rippledown Environmental Centre, Deal, Kent for Youth and Schools

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Outdoor Centres
Large environmental education centre sleeping 74 with catering available for residential school trips near Dover

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Rippledown Environmental Centre, Deal, Kent, sleeps 10-74 in 13 bedrooms.

Sleeps 10-74, with 2 separate buildings, generally with exclusive use for each building unless both are taken by 1 large group.

Rippledown comprising of The Rectory and The Stables provides newly refurbished, clean and comfortable 3 star dorm style accommodation with separate areas for boys, girls and leaders.

Rippledown is able to offer fully catered packages created by our chefs and served in our dedicated dining rooms.

Our education staff is able to offer over 50 different activities tailored to the needs of your group including rock-pooling, team-building, pond-dipping and many more. We also run themed visits allowing you to concentrate on the area’s most relevant to your curriculum including habitats, Victorians, Romans and woodland skills.

Our groups have full use of our grounds including our dedicated playing field, campfire areas, pond ecosystem, woodland walk and outside classroom. We are also ideally placed for educational countryside walks to the seashore and woodland habitats.

All of Rippldown’s activities fit well into the current national curriculum and EYFS. Our activity sessions can all be tailored to meet your educational goals from the visit - just let us know if you want to study habitats, adaptation, problem solving, team building, rivers, the Victorians, World War II or would like an adventurous week we can arrange this for you.

All activities at Rippledown are fully insured and we provide up to date risk assessments for all the activities that we run. All our staff our CRB checked and vetted.

Located in South-East Kent near the iconic White Cliffs of Dover and close to spectacular visitor attractions, e.g. Dover Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and the Pines Garden, it is an ideal base for large school groups of up to two classes wanting a mid-week or weekend school trip.


Fully equipped kitchen and washing-up area, with all crockery, cutlery and utensils. Fridge and freezer space. A small kitchen in the annex.
2 dining rooms in the main house, seating 36 and 30. Marquee on lawn with seating up to 300 people can be arranged for an extra charge.
A large lounge with reading corner, piano, books and games in the main house. A small and cosy separate lounge. A lounge in annex with garden access.
Internet wireless connection and one TV and DVD player in small lounge.
WiFi and pay phone.
Board games, table football.
Central heating throughout.
Main house: 6 shared bunk rooms (6-11 beds), 2 rooms with single beds. Annex: 4 shared bedrooms (2-8 beds), 1 single bedroom. Disabled facilities.
All bedding can be provided throughout.
Main house: 3 shared shower rooms and 7 toilets. Annex: 2 shared shower rooms with toilets, 1 wheelchair access toilet and shower room.
Annex: Accessible ground floor and bedroom for up to 3 persons adjacent to shower and WC.
Annex: Spacious lounge for games and crafts. Main house: lounge for games, reading and story telling. 2 further rooms for workshops, arts and crafts.
3.5 acres of land with a field, fenced pond, picnic area, camp fire, kitchen garden, games shed and a woodland trail. A walled garden at the back.
Not on-site. Deal Tides Swimming Pool is 10 minutes drive away. Alternatively we are also less than 10 minutes from the sea.
Free parking for about 11 cars. Large coaches: park in lay by on main road with path to entrance.
Only allowed in a designated smoking area outside the house.
Not allowed in the house.


Homely Victorian property on the East Coast of Kent between Dover and Deal, close to the sea. A former rectory and stables block. Ideal 3 star accommodation for up to 74 guests.
Kingsdown 1.3 miles, centre of Deal 2.8 miles and St. Margaret's is 3.5 miles. Dover is just 6 miles. Sandwich is 10 miles and the city of Canterbury is 20 miles.
Kingsdown: Grocery, local butcher. Grocery and local butcher in Walmer village. Supermarkets in Deal and Dover.
Locally and others feature in the village of St. Margaret's including restaurants, tea rooms and pubs.

Booking Information

For group bookings, availability and price, please contact us.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

Dover Road
United Kingdom
Martin Mill 1.7 miles, Deal 3.4 miles and Dover Priory station with fast links to London 6.3 miles.
Directly outside on the Dover Road with buses to Deal and Dover. National Express to London from Dover.
Gatwick 87 miles and Stansted 100 miles.

Rental Rates

Self catering £40pppn. Please contact us for rates for B&B to full board. Why not visit in our quiet season of November - February or August.

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Rippledown Environmental Centre, Deal, Kent

Sian Lloyd

Joined us: 2010
+44 (0)1304 364 854
Dover Road
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