WELCOME TO THE HIVE
DISCOVER OUR amazing outdoor missions
Children thrive in nature. We just need to get them there!
The Hive's unique concept offers an innovative Forest School setting to explore, create, experiment and play in the outdoors.
Blending digital technology, gamified learning and storytelling, our immersive Live Missions are fast-paced,
hands-on and lots of fun! From science to fire lighting, filmmaking to geocaching, design to cooking,
children use real tools to solve real problems with results they can be proud of!
Which mission will they choose?
We offer three types of missions, depending on the age of the children, their interests and how they most enjoy the outdoors.
These missions are designed like digital games, but live-action and outdoors! They are fully immersive with all the ingredients that make a great game: a brilliant story, thrilling characters, tons of imaginative play, adventure, interactive learning, team work, lots of making skills and a little bit of competition!
These missions focus on discovery, hands-on learning and lots of exciting play! From kites to bushcraft, potions to bows and arrows, they are perfect for children who love crafting, building and creating. Supported by experts, campers learn to experiment, invent and amaze themselves!
These missions allow children to work with professionals in a playful and nurturing environment. They may build their own Go Kart, make an ‘expert’ den, shoot a nature film or create an art trail. As the mission progresses, they are challenged and supported for a real sense of achievement and pride!
IMMERSIVE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
We offer a huge range of outdoor activities designed as exciting immersive adventures packed with subtle learning. From bushcraft to potion making, fire lighting to den building, foraging, geocaching, nature filmmaking, go-kart building, storytelling, wood carving, wild cooking, archery, kite making, nature art and more, children explore, play, make and experiment, walking away with skills to last a lifetime!
We believe that tomorrow's innovators will be children who can apply digital skills to physical challenges. Used purposefully, technology supports creativity in nature: iPods, iPads, nature cameras, GoPro cameras, GPS and 3D design are integral to our missions. From AR games and Zapcode riddles through to iMovie filmmaking, BookCreator story writing, 3D design, GoPro kite flying and trail photography, activities are wide-ranging.
Our facilitators have hugely varied backgrounds - artists, film-makers, teachers, actors, botanists, herbalists, bushcraft experts, forest school leaders, kite makers, woodworkers, bee keepers, etc. - but their passion for sharing their skills and expertise with children is common to all of them. All our Lead Facilitators are known experts in their field with years of experience of engaging children in the outdoors. Children's teams are kept small with lots of one-to-one support and an adult ratio of 1:8.
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