What kind of potion master are you? Are you the kind of wizard who’s keen to conjure mystical lava lamps with your skills? Or maybe you’d rather magic up giant bubbles with your bubble wand? Or are your skills in sorcery more suited to concocting homemade bath bombs for a nice long soak in the tub?!
It’s time to find out in this mission packed full of experimentation and creations like you’ve never seen before! During the week you’ll be working towards qualifying for your Potion Masters certificate as you learn to make your own healing products, brilliant dyes, and magical potions. Mixing science with herbs, flowers and essential oils for a good dose of indulgence and great fun, you’ll have the freedom to get creative and play with fragrance, flavour and colour.
Each day you’ll master a different element of potion making to get your skills up to scratch. First, you’ll have to create your own potions recipe book to keep track of all your methods and findings. Next, you’ll have a go at fizzing up bath bombs, scavenging for herbs, mixing up slime, creating balms over a crackling fire, bashing leaves and flowers for natural dyes, and whizzing up your own potions. You’ll learn how to make herbal teas using a Kelly kettle, how to use a bushcraft stove, and how to make natural paint from earth pigments.
At the end of the week (provided you’ve learnt the skills!) you’ll be crowned Ultimate Potion Master in the graduation ceremony followed by a celebration with all your fellow graduates! So if you’re ready to test your skills, get creative and master the fine art of potion making, sign up now and get those cauldrons bubbling!
TYPE OF MISSION
Grow. Cook. Eat
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.
Both Lead and Support Facilitators on this type of mission are practising educators with experience of both cooking and growing food with children. Parents always receive a full list of facilitators a week of 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.
Four-day mission with the flexibility to book 2 or 4 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.
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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.