Few people are as tough as the Vikings. For a Norseman or Norsewoman, spending time outdoors isn’t optional. It is a matter of life or death! To survive, they have to master a long list of skills: they are talented woodsmen, archers with the greatest dexterity, champion boat makers, gifted trappers and resourceful tradesmen. Their bushcraft knowledge is second to none.
On this mission, you’ll get to follow in Eirik’s footsteps to master survival, the Viking way. Over the course of the week, you’ll learn how to start a fire with Chaga fungus, you’ll build an A-Frame Viking tent, you’ll carve your own wooden dagger and discover all about the Norseman flat bow. As your skills grow, you’ll have a go at building a longship and get to experiment with Viking soap made out of conkers. You’ll face challenges along the way and will have to become quite the expert at Knattleikr, the popular Viking ball game, to solve them.
Do you speak Norse by the way? It may come in handy! The mission will conclude with a Viking feast, where you’ll celebrate your achievements by making - and sampling - your own venison sausages, fladbrφd and honey mead around the fire! Are you ready to unleash your inner Viking?
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.
Both Lead and Support Facilitators on this type of mission are Bushcraft Professionals with Forest School experience. 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.
Five day mission with the flexibility to book as little as 2 days or as much as 5 days. If you are only booking 2 days, we suggest choosing the beginning of the week to help the children truly experience the developing project.
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 £125 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.