Abandoned in a post-apocalyptic world with only limited resources, your task is to build a utopian Escape Room to test the skills, resourcefulness and endurance of those closest to you… How welcoming it might be is up to you!
Using ideas and techniques from video games you will create an Escape Room challenge in the real world. Designed to test anyone who enters, this outdoor room will be filled with unsettling objects, clues, puzzles and codes to challenge your players’ powers of observation and problem-solving skills. To achieve this, you will create a series of interactive devices that can reveal secrets, test your audience or throw them off the track completely!
You’ll learn how to use sound, light, touch and maybe scent to encourage your audience to interact with your objects. You’ll experiment with mechanisms such as hydraulics, false bottoms, revolving props and secret ink. You’ll also have to make the most of the technology available to you to trick your players. You’ll discover the power of a visual language to transport your audience to your chosen world and will explore how gaming theory can help you identify goals, feedback systems and rules within your interactive objects and larger experience.
On the last day, your friends and family will be invited to enter the Escape Room you have built: will they thrive in this new world?
TYPE OF MISSION
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
11 - 13 (Years 7 - 8). This mission is only open to children who have completed Year 6 and are ready to start senior school. Unfortunately we're not able to welcome younger children.
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.