This mission is magical: it reveals the secret of enchanted miniature gardens and how they come to life! You’ll start by picking the best home for your garden. You’ll have to think about where your garden will live: inside or outside? You’ll have to work out how big you’d like it to be and what soil it will need. You’ll need to decide how you will water it. Will it be a fairy garden? A jungle full of creepy crawlies? A seaside sanctuary for mermaids? Or a busy farm full of animals?
Then it will be time to get planting and building! You’ll have to go foraging for wood, moss, leaves, interesting stones and beautiful shells. And you’ll need to go shopping at Pixie Central, our miniworld DIY store and plant nursery. And this is when the magic will happen…
Once your miniature gardens are ready, they will become the set of your very own film. Using clay and plasticine, you’ll create some exciting characters to inhabit your world and go on adventures. Working with a stop-motion animator, you’ll learn how to storyboard, film and edit your adventures for a great movie to take home!
On the last day of the mission, parents will be invited to watch the films created by the children. All children taking part will get to take the garden they created home.
TYPE OF MISSION
Arts & Drama
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
8 - 11 (Years 4 - 6). Because of the nature of this mission and the specific skills and activities involved, it is only suitable for children 8 or older. If you have any question about this or if you are unsure and would like to talk through with us, please free to call or email the team. We'll be very happy to advise.
Both Lead and Support Facilitators on this type of mission are Practising Artists with experience of delivering arts-led projects with children in the outdoors. Parents always receive a full list of facilitators a week of so before the start of camp. We operate an overall ratio of 1:8 in our camps. All facilitators are DBS and reference checked; all undergo The Hive in-house safeguarding training. Sites include several fully qualified First Aiders.
This is a two-day day mission.
The mission runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Extended care is also available from 8.30am to 6pm - an additional charge applies.
END OF MISSION SHOWCASE
All Hive missions finish with an exhibition, showcase or performance for parents.The format depends on each particular mission. We usually ask parents to arrive between 15 and 30 minutes early to get the most out of the showcases.
The prices of this mission is £125 per child for 2 days. We also offer sibling, multi-week and group discounts.
Please click here to see our price list.
One free Hive T-Shirt is given to each child on this mission. Replacements will be charged for at a rate of £8 per T-shirt.