Season 5, Episode 10
Air date 17/03/17
Episode guide
Vox Populi
The Wardrobe

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 moves into The Dumping Ground.


  • 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.
The Dumping Ground episodes

Series 1: Home AloneLiberty in the DGBabyS.O.S.What Would Gus Want?The Real Faith DavisThe Truth is Out ThereDreamlandA Day in The PastOh, Mo!Seriously FunnyEsmeScary Beasts

Series 2: Kick OffQuittersThe Dumping Ground ExperienceThe BarbecueFinding FrankHolding OnEnduranceI Have a DreamSticks and StonesGI JohnnyBe My GirlHopeFace The Music

Series 3: Party GamesGrand Theft DGStuck with YouMischiefNow You See MeIt's Not About the MoneyFake it to Make itBreaking InThe Long Way HomeDragon SlayerThree DaysFree to Good HomeBetter Than YouWho Are You?Where is Love?Goodbye GirlSomething BorrowedWhat Matters?Coming RoundRefuge

Series 4: Lost and FoundBear-Faced LiarStepping UpThey Walk Among UsHold The Front PageGrowing PainsSubmarineFirst Past The PostSurvivorsThe End of it AllPerfect MatchDorisRisky BusinessI TrollIt Takes TwoGetting to Know YouTwo CampsHow to be PerfectOne For SorrowTwo For Joy

Series 5: Miscreants, Robots and BulliesBack in The GameOne Giant LeapThe Fairytale PrincessSittin' in a TreeFaking ItSasha Bellman P.I.BeliefVox PopuliFreeThe WardrobeFarvelChoose Your Own AdventureMaking WavesThe Phantom of Ashdene RidgeThe SwitchMission Totally ImpossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong#SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss The FoundlingDumping Ground Island