Griselda had been playing in the attic with her brother Gwyndor. They’d been up there for some time and were beginning to get bored. Then they saw it. There in the corner of the dark room was the forbidden chest that they had been told never to touch. Griselda couldn’t resist, she opened the chest and began looking through it.
There were all kinds of strange objects that Griselda had never seen before: wands, potions, brooms and a dusty old book filled with strange letters. She opened up the book and began to read from one of its pages. That’s when it happened. PUFF, right before her eyes Griselda’s brother Gwyndor was transformed into a Monster Snail! In a panic, and not knowing what to do, Griselda called her cousin Fridrik. Fridrik works for the Hive in the (sometimes looked down upon) Department of Myth, Folklore and Magical Investigation. He knows about this kind of stuff... and nature too, surely he would be able to help!
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!”
IMAGINATION AND CREATIVITY ARE AT THE CORE OF THIS MISSION: THERE ARE NO LIMITS... TOGETHER WITH SPELLS, POTIONS, MAGICAL CREATURES AND ASTRONOMY!
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 of 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 as little as 1 day or as much as 5 days. If you are only booking 1 or 2 days, we suggest choosing the beginning of the week to help the children truly experience the developing story.
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.
Prices for this mission start at £55 per day per child. 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.