Taking inspiration from the wild and bright world of the funfair, your mission is to delve deep into your imagination to create the ultimate fairground! Working in a team of Fairground Designers, you’ll get to imagine, design, test and build your own carnival style games and then play your favourite until the absolute best is created!
You’ll learn all about game design and mechanics, by experimenting with shooting contraptions, cog based turning wheels and claw machines. You’ll have to think about shapes and materials, gravity, trigger and rotation. How will your game move? What will make it exciting to play? How daring will it be?
Once your concept is complete, you’ll have to build a prototype of your game, ready for testing. Only then will you discover what fairground testing involves….. Basically, it’s the best type of testing in the world! After lots of testing, you’ll get to build the final game, just in time for the opening of The Hive’s very first Funfair. Time for your family and friends to play the teams’ ultimate games!
TYPE OF MISSION
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
8 - 11 (Years 4 - 6). Because of the nature of this mission and the specific skills and activities involved, it is only suitable for children 8 or older. If you have any question 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.
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 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.