This is your opportunity to learn how professionals design, build and test to create the most amazing lair!
Your mission will start with a short briefing and brainstorm session to discuss building principles, materials and ideas for structures. Then you’ll be ready for your first challenge: design, make and test a small maquette model of your lair, using your drawing skills, the 3D SketchUp software, and selected design apps on your team iPad.
Once your prototype is complete, you’ll get busy with power tools to build the basic structure of your lair. In the process, you’ll also learn detailed willow weaving, knot tying, fixing, and more designing, building and camouflaging, to finish creating your structures.
You will be working in small teams, to make your lair a great place to chill! Your mission will culminate with a final challenge: putting your design and making skills to the test by building a giant swing for your team!
TYPE OF MISSION
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.
This mission is delivered by facilitators experienced in design and making with children, with a professional and educational background. We operate a ratio of 1:8. All facilitators are DBS checked and all our sites include several fully qualified First Aiders.
Five day mission, with a minimum booking of 3 days. Unfortunately because of the skill development involved, we are unable to accept children for just one or two days on this mission.
9.30am - 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 price for this five-day mission starts at £215 per child for 3 days. The mission can booked for 3 days or more. The price decreases as more days are booked. 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.