26 July - 27 July 2017 Age range: 7 - 11 yrs Book 2 days

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26 July - 27 July 2017 Age range: 7 - 11 yrs Book 2 days

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Please note that our sibling, multi-week and group discounts are applied at checkout.
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WHAT IF YOU COULD CREATE YOUR VERY OWN MINIATURE WORLD? WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE? WHAT CREATURES WOULD INHABIT IT? FAIRIES? DINOSAURS? UNICORNS? TIGERS? WHAT ADVENTURES WOULD THEY GO ON? WHAT STORIES WOULD THEY TELL?

This mission is magical: it reveals the secret of enchanted miniature gardens and how they come to life! You’ll start by picking the best home for your garden. You’ll have to think about where your garden will live: inside or outside? You’ll have to work out how big you’d like it to be and what soil it will need. You’ll need to decide how you will water it. Will it be a fairy garden? A jungle full of creepy crawlies? A seaside sanctuary for mermaids? Or a busy farm full of animals?

Then it will be time to get planting and building! You’ll have to go foraging for wood, moss, leaves, interesting stones and beautiful shells. And you’ll need to go shopping at Pixie Central, our miniworld DIY store and plant nursery. And this is when the magic will happen…

Once your miniature gardens are ready, they will become the set of your very own film. Using clay and plasticine, you’ll create some exciting characters to inhabit your world and go on adventures. Working with a stop-motion animator, you’ll learn how to storyboard, film and edit your adventures into your own short film!

On the last day of the mission, parents will be invited to watch the films created by the children.
All children taking part will get to take the garden they created home.
 

LOTS OF CREATIVE AND LITERACY SKILLS MIXED WITH HANDS-ON GARDENING FUN, MINIBEASTS AND ANIMATION TECHNOLOGY.


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TYPE OF MISSION
Bushcraft

RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
7 - 9 (Years 2 - 4). Because of the nature of this mission and the specific skills and activities involved, it is only suitable for children 7 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.

FACILITATION
The Lead Facilitator on this mission is an outdoor specialist with experience of delivering gardening and growing workshops with children. The Instructor is a stop-motion animator. 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.

MISSION DURATION 
Two day mission. because of the nature of this mission, we ask that parents book the full two days.  

DAILY TIMES
The mission runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Extended care is also available from 8.30am to 6pm - an additional charge applies.

PRICES
Prices for this mission start at £60 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 for further information. Discounts are applied at checkout.

HIVE T-SHIRT
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.