We have put together some activities to keep your little ones occupied while you attend the meeting.

On-Site Childcare

We partner with Holiday Sitters to provide the littlest RIPE Meeting attendees with a fun-filled week while their parents are fully engaging in the meeting. Holiday Sitters provide qualified childminders, set up a safe and fun childcare room with a variety of activities and develop a week-long programme for the kids that changes daily.

RIPE 85 Childcare includes:
A safe, secure daycare facility run by a professional childcare provider at the meeting location

  • Childcare from 8:30-12:30 and 13:30-19:00
  • Highly-trained childcare staff
  • Age appropriate toys, arts and crafts, sports, games, etc.
  • Tailored activity programmes that change daily
  • Lunch
  • Optional in-room babysitting in the evenings

For safety reasons children must not enter the meeting area.

If you want to register for childcare but have already registered to attend RIPE 85, please email meeting [at] ripe [dot] net and we will check the availability and notify you accordingly.

Learn to code

A fun and intuitive game where children learn to code in no time! Using Blocks, CoffeeScript and Python kids will be able to navigate through the programming world with a sense of confidence and accomplishment.
Suitable for ages 4+

DIY T-Shirts for Cool Kids

Would you like to get your little engineers a snazzy t-shirt? Download the design and get it printed ready for RIPE 85!

Please note that the RIPE NCC will not bear any t-shirt related costs including the cost of t-shirts, printing or shipping.

Future Architect

Do you have a budding system architect?
Get them a RIPE ‘future system architect’ t-shirt ready for our coding sessions!

Future Developer

Or do you have an aspiring developer?
Get them a t-shirt and let them know that RIPE Meetings rule!

RIPE Kids Tshirt GirlPantone 185 + Pantone process Blue +
Pantone process Yellow + White + Black
Front and Back (PDF)
Front (PNG)
Back (PNG)
RIPE Kids Tshirt BoyPantone 7480 + Pantone process Blue +
Pantone 185 + White + Black
Front and Back (PDF)
Front (PNG)
Back (PNG)