Barney was so excited. He was staying at his grandma’s house for the holidays. She lived by an old quarry in the woods and as always, there’d be loads of adventures to go on!
All started well, until one day he got a bit too close to the edge of the pit and tumbled down through what seemed to be the roof of a den. Struggling to find his bearings in the dark, he was met by somebody with shaggy black hair wearing a rabbit-skin and speaking in grunts... Puzzled, curious and a little bit nervous, Barney followed the caveman in his cavern and, as they got to know each other, he named him Stig. And this is where their adventures started!
Inspired by Stig of The Dump, the mission follows in the footsteps of Barney and Stig, as apprentice Cave Dwellers learn the exciting skills the caveman uses to survive: there will be dens to build, firewood to collect, fires to light, hunts to go on, tools to whittle, charcoal to make, plants to forage, potions to concoct, caveman cookies to feast on, and more!
THIS IS AN EXCITING INTRODUCTION TO BUSHCRAFT FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN. ROOTED IN THE FOREST SCHOOL ETHOS, IT OFFERS PLENTY OF GOOD OLD FASHION OUTDOOR ADVENTURE WITH A SUBTLE LINK TO LITERACY.
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.