Rippledown is an environmental education centre set in the beautiful Kent countryside near Dover. Since opening in 1977, Rippledown has welcomed over 40,000 primary school children from all parts of the South East England and Northern Europe. The centre has expanded its course offer to adults and has developed a programme of permaculture and sustainable construction courses. For over three decades the 3 acres of land surrounding Rippledown and a further 9 acres around ‘The Pines Calyx’ in St. Margaret’s Bay has been shaped with outdoor learning in mind. This has resulted in a profusion of spaces where children, adults and the natural world can be drawn close together.