Friday, May 6, 2011

Fun Day for all ages in the Big Outdoors at Rippledown June 5th

Fun Day for all ages in the Big Outdoors at Rippledown - part of COUNTRYSIDE 2011

COUNTRYSIDE 2011 takes place from 28th May to 12th June and celebrates the enormous variety of events and activities that you can enjoy in the countryside across the South East of England. It brings together hundreds of country-based events, activities and attractions; a one-stop-shop of things to do and see.

This year Rippledown are involved and on Sunday 5th June we have an exciting day full of outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy. Bring your family and friends - a chance to explore outdoor activities.

So what is happening?

Pond Dipping

-find out what lurks underneath our pond-

Introduction to Humane Mammal Trapping

-what little friends share our surroundings-?

Treasure Trail

-find the treasure we take for granted while exploring the grounds-


-find your strengths & weaknesses while having fun, things aren’t always as easy as they seem. Get your family & friends involved-

Campfire & Story Telling

-get lost in the imaginative world of storytelling whilst surrounded by trees and woods with the smell of an open camp fire-

Badge Making

-create your own piece of the woods to keep with you-

Model Making

-making fun things out of recycled materials-

Also throughout the day there will be:

Face painting, Music, Food and Drink & More….

Rippledown is the leading independent environmental education centre for school groups in the South East of England. The team of full time staff run educational programmes for all ages and the secure & homely surroundings make the perfect base to explore the countryside and the stunning White Cliffs of Dover. Situated between Deal and Dover, the centre is an ideal location for school, scout and family groups. The old rectory has been restored to provide quality hostel accommodation (for groups up to 70).

Rippledown is part of The Bay Trust, one of Kent’s leading environmental organisations. This charity prides itself in its ethos of building sustainable communities; of its outstanding deliverance in environmental education to young people at its Residential Environmental Educational Centre; its award winning eco conference venue used for weddings and events; its visitor attraction The Pines Garden with adjacent Tea Room and by making a difference to peoples’ lives now and in the future.


Louise Kjaertinge, General Manager, 01304 851 737 –

Chris Luckhurst, Deputy Head of Centre, 01304 364854 –

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