Over 500 years ago, chivalrous knights lived in the kingdom. They were loyal and respectful defenders of the weak. They fought bravely and with skill, riding into battle, proudly wearing their heraldry alongside kings and emperors of old. Stretching far and wide their campaigns of conquest brought much glory as well as hardship. They were attended by squires, young people who, having served as pages, progressed to this final stage from whence they hoped to become knights. During the Accolade, or Knighting ceremony, knights were dubbed by royals in an ancient ritual, surrounded by admirers, flooded with praise, showered with celebrations….
Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?! Well, how about having a knight’s adventure of your own?
This week you’ll have the chance to prove your worth as a squire as you work towards knighthood. Each day will bring different challenges to make sure you’re ready for the promotion! Design your own heraldry with personalised shields and banners, whittle a spear to prepare you for battle, and test your endurance in the ultimate obstacle course. Can you follow the clues and crack the codes to find the holy grail? Will you ace the Qualifiers Quiz to show you know your stuff? How about trying your hand at metalwork by making your very own pewter pendant?
At the end of the week, you’ll be honoured in the distinguished Knighting Ceremony. And then it’s on to the lists for an epic jousting tournament followed by a celebratory feast of venison sausages and mead (non-alcoholic of course!).
Fancy joining a quest like no other? Could you be the next Lancelot or Joan of Arc? Take your place amongst the finest squires in the land and rise to the challenge!
BRING HISTORY TO LIFE WITH THIS RICH MISSION, PACKED WITH BUSHCRAFT SKILLS, QUESTS AND CHIVALRY RAINFOREST.
TYPE OF MISSION
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
08 - 11 (Years 4 - 6). If you have any questions 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.
Our Lead Facilitators are Bushcraft or Forest School Leaders with experience of leading projects for children. They are supported by Educators. Parents always receive a full list of facilitators a week or 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