Holding On
Series 2, Episode 6
Air date 07/02/14
Written by Matt Evans
Directed by Nigel Douglas
Episode guide
Finding Frank

Holding On was the sixth episode of the second season of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast on 07/02/2014 at 17:30 on the CBBC Channel and CBBC HD.


Tyler's mum shows up at the Dumping Ground for a supervised outing. Elsewhere, Mo tries to prove that his snake is not boring.

Bonus Scene

Floss asks Harry where Tyler's mum has gone, to which Harry replies that she has gone home because she is poorly. Floss asks if the doctors will make her better, to which Harry replies yes. Floss says (with glee) that it means Tyler will get to stay at the DG, she then pushes the door to the bathroom and gets herself and Harry sloshed with water. Floss then yells for Tyler and she and Harry leave the bathroom.


  • First appearance of Tyler's mum in real time, as opposed to a photograph or a cartoon animation.
  • Final appearance of Mike (or Rocky, as he was renamed) the snake.
  • Live While We're Young by One Direction is heard during the scene where the locusts are being rounded up.


  • In Seriously Funny, Tyler's mum is shown in photographs to be a white skinned woman. In this episode she is black skinned. The white skinned woman seen in the photo is Tyler (Miles Butler-Hughton)'s mother in real life.

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 PossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong#SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Series 6: Jody On The RopesSaved By The BellGive & TakeHeroesSorryNotSorryCat's In The CradleChallenging TimesTwo Sides to Every StoryUtopiaThe LurgyRyanManHolding Out For a Hero

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss The FoundlingDumping Ground IslandSasha's Contact Meeting