Free was the 10th episode of the 5th season of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast on 17th March 2017 at 4:30pm on CBBC and CBBC HD.
The Young People go on a trip to a farm where Dexter and Sam are smitten by their guide, but things turn serious after someone lets out the animals from their enclosures. Elsewhere, Tyler and Kazima have an open day at a college but encounter a familiar face before they can leave.
- Final appearances of Sam and George.
- Alex Walker moves into The Dumping Ground.
- This episode repeats some of the events from The Story of Tracy Beaker episode Day Trip in series 2, when Dolly released all the animals on the farm, to stop "the nugget man" killing all the animals for meat.
- Jody Jackson and Archie Able are absent in this episode.
- It is said in the episode that bulls do not like the colour red. This is actually not true and the idea is probably based on how bullfighters use red capes against the bulls. It is not the colour of the cape that attracts the bull, it is seeing the flapping cape that attracts the bull.
- For some reason, Sam grows jealous of Dexter getting more attention from the guide Anjli. Even though nothing would happen, as Dexter is a kid.