In the deepest, darkest corner of the Arcanus family attic lies a forbidden chest. Inside the chest there is a mischievous book. Griselda’s mum had always said to stay away from the forbidden chest in the attic, but one day, Griselda and her brother Gwyndor were playing in the attic, and Griselda’s curiosity got the better of her. She just couldn’t resist the teensiest peep inside the secret chest. Now nothing would ever be the same again...
Inside she found all kinds of wondrous objects like wands, brooms, potions, and a dusty old book full of strange letters and symbols. Griselda opened the book and started to read, and then it happened...right before her eyes, with a small and ominous “puff”... Gwyndor turned into a Monster Snail!
In a panic, and not knowing what to do, Griselda called her cousin Fridrik for urgent assistance. Fridrik works for The Hive’s Department of Myth, Folklore and Magical Investigation… surely he’d know what to do?! As Griselda relayed her tale, Fridrik became very excited, “I knew it!” he shouted, “I knew magic was real! Don’t worry Griselda, I’ll gather a team together and we’ll figure this all out. Your brother will be back to normal in no time at all!” “Ok,” Griselda replied nervously. “There’s just one more thing Fridrik... please don’t tell Mum!”
The Hive is seeking apprentice wizards and witches for this all-important mission. Can you learn how to make a wand, create mythical creatures, cast protection spells, and brew life-changing (possibly exploding!) potions? Then we want to hear from you! This mission will have you delving into the wonderful world of magic to learn more about spellbinding subjects like herbology, astronomy, symbology and...snailology?? Can you help Griselda change Gwyndor back into his younger brother self without the detection of their mum, or evil uncle Hordrik? It’s time to make some magic!
A SPELLBINDING MIX OF CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION, THIS MISSION WILL EXPLORE TEAMWORK, PROBLEM SOLVING, AND POTION MAKING IN A WORLD WHERE ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
TYPE OF MISSION
Stories & Adventures
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
5 1/2 - 8 (Years 1 - 4). Please note that this is only a recommendation. In our experience, stories and adventures really engage children up to around 8. Every child is different however and you know your child best! 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.
Our Lead Facilitators tend to be practising Primary School Teachers, supported by Outdoor Practitioners and Drama Professionals. Parents always receive a full list of facilitators a week or so before the start of camp. We operate an overall ratio of between 1:8 and 1:10 in our camps. All facilitators are DBS and reference checked; all undergo The Hive in-house safeguarding training. Sites include 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 £124 per child for 2 days. The daily 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.