Rippledown Environmental Centre, Deal, Kent for Youth and Schools

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Large hostel sleeping 50 with catering and activity packages available for school trips and youth residentials near Dover

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Rippledown Environmental Centre, Deal, Kent, sleeps 20-70 in 13 bedrooms.

Sleeps 20-73.

Rippledown comprising of The Rectory and The Stables provides newly refurbished, clean & 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 & 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.
Two dining rooms in the main house, can seat all together up to 50. Marquee on lawn with seating up to 300 people can be arranged for an extra charge.
One main newly refurbished lounge with reading corner, piano, books and games. 1 x other small separate lounge. Additional room in annex.
Internet wireless connection and one TV & DVD in small lounge.
Wifi & pay phone
Board games, table football.
Central heating throughout.
Main house: 6 shared bunk rooms & 2 rooms with single beds. Annex: 5 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 x wheelchair access toilet & shower room.
Annex: Accessible ground floor bedroom for up to 3 persons adjacent to shower & WC.
Annex: Room for games. Main house: lounge for games and reading, story telling. 2 further rooms for workshops, arts & crafts.
Three acres of garden with a field, fenced pond, picnic area, camp fire, kitchen garden, games shed, woodland trail.
Not on-site. Deal Tides Swimming Pool is 10 minutes drive away. Alternatively we are also less than 10 minutes from the sea.
Currently up to 15 cars in front of the house. Additional spaces will be available Spring 2011. Large coaches; park in lay by on main road with path.
Only allowed in designated smoking areas outside the house.
Not allowed in the house


Homely Victorian House on the East Coast of Kent between Dover and Deal, close to the sea. Ideal 3 star hostel accommodation for up to 73.
Kingsdown 1.3 miles, Deal 2.8 miles & St. Margaret's is 3.5 miles. Dover only 6 miles, Canterbury 21 miles.
Kingsdown: Grocery, local butcher. Supermarkets in Deal and Dover
In Village, others in 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 & Dover Priory station with fast links to London 6.3 miles.
Directly outside with buses to Deal and Dover. National Express to London from Dover.
Manston with flights to Edinburgh & Manchester 15 miles, Gatwick 87 miles, Stansted 100 miles.

Rental Rates

Prices vary throughout the year between £29 and £46 per person per night full board. Why not visit in our quiet season of November - February or August.

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Rippledown Environmental Centre, Deal, Kent

Carol Hopkins

Joined us: 2010
+44 (0)1304 851 737
Dover Road
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