The year is 205 AD and we’re building up to the most important festival of the Roman calendar, Silvanalia. Silvanalia is pretty much a huge party held every year to honour the Roman gods and goddesses of nature and celebrate the natural world. And if all goes to plan and the gods are pleased, it means we’ll be in for a good harvest next year, which is kind of a big deal! Packed full of games, celebrations, feasts and fire, Silvanalia is the highlight of the year…and you’re invited!
But this year the gods are angry, something has seriously shaken them, and they’ve decided to withhold their favour until the town has proved they’ve earned it. So it’s up to you to play the game and please the gods to make sure that Silvanalia is a success, otherwise the next harvest will fail, and that means no food!!
During the week you’ll transform into a Roman character of your choice, developing an entirely unique character profile and making personal props for your immersive journey. You’ll work with your team to decide which way the game will go as you assess different choices and overcome obstacles. Each day you’ll face whatever challenge nature throws at you to unlock gods and goddesses that will help you progress to the next level. There’ll be codes to crack, clues to scavenge for, and secret messages to decipher. You’ll have to navigate your way (blindfolded!) through an obstacle course, conduct experiments to find the ideal snack for a dangerously hungry gorgon, impress the gods with your hunting skills, and learn to avoid the stoney glare of Medusa. Discover a world like no other as you spin your own Roman tale in a nature quest to please the gods.
Are you up to the challenge? With a labyrinth of riddles and characters, how far will you go to outwit the gods and save the harvest? Pick your character, choose your path, and let the games begin!
This mission is currently in development. The itinerary will be available in early 2023.
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.
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.
Five-day mission with the flexibility to book 2, 3 or 5 days.
The mission runs from 9.30am to 4pm.
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.
Prices for this mission start at £140 per child for 2 days. 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.