This mission is magical: it reveals the secret of enchanted miniature gardens and how they come to life!
You’ll start by picking the best home for your garden. You’ll have to think about where your garden will live: inside or outside? You’ll have to work out how big you’d like it to be and what soil it will need. You’ll need to decide how you will water it. Will it be a fairy garden? A jungle full of creepy crawlies? A seaside sanctuary for mermaids? Or a busy farm full of animals?
Then it will be time to get planting and building! You’ll have to go foraging for wood, moss, leaves, interesting stones and beautiful shells. And you’ll need to go shopping at Pixie Central, our miniworld DIY store and plant nursery.
And this is when the magic will happen…
Once your miniature gardens are ready, they will become the set of your very own film. Using plasticine, you’ll create some exciting characters to inhabit your world and go on adventures. Working with a stop-motion animator, you’ll learn how to storyboard, film and edit your adventures for a great movie to take home!
On the last day of the mission, parents will be invited to a short display and ‘have a go’ session delivered by the children.
All the children taking part will get to take the garden they created home at the end of the mission.
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 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.