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.



  • 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.