WELCOME TO THE HIVE HOLIDAY CLUBS
Our unique holiday clubs blend adventure, hands on projects, digital technology and storytelling with a Forest School approach.
From prototyping to set designing, fire lighting to wild cooking, filmmaking to performing, geocaching to treasure hunting, our missions inspire children by giving them the freedom and stimulation to challenge themselves in an exciting outdoor setting.
We may be Agents, Time travellers, Spies, Treasure hunters, Wizards. One thing is for sure: we cannot fail in our mission! There are Aliens to be rescued, Pirates to track, Witches to save, Stag Beetles and Bats who need our help.... We'll have to overcome challenges, solve clues, learn new skills, make contraptions, be clever with technology and maybe even survive in the wild!
DESIGN & BUILD
Can you imagine building your own Go Kart and racing it or designing a proper lair to chill in? What about inventing and engineering your own flying machine? The Hive's Makers Lab makes it possible. Bringing together design, architecture, engineering and construction, these missions are perfect for children who love being in the workshop, dreaming up structures, building and tinkering.
Are you good at solving problems? Can you cope in nature? How would you fare in the wild? Come and challenge yourself on these adrenaline fuelled missions! You'll need self-reliance, discipline and imagination to survive... You'll learn shelter building, whittling, fire making, concealment and survival in assignments that grow in difficulty and excitement! Perfect for budding Bushcrafters...
grow. cook. eat
These missions are truly hands-on! Creating potions like a herbalist, cooking like a wild chef, learning to keep bees or dissecting flowers like a true biologist, these adventures are not for the faint hearted. If you love science, nature, minibeasts, gorgeous smells and yummy food, you'll have a ball! These missions are designed like workshops with a focus on discovery and experiential learning!
ARTS & DRAMA
Would you fancy having a go at story-boarding and shooting your own adventure film? What about producing a full size Art Trail Exhibition or perfecting your knife skills by creating amazing wood sculptures? You'll need stamina and tons of ideas! You'll get to be as inventive as you want to be, supported by practising artists and exciting materials to achieve your ambition.
science & tech
Do you love tech? Building prototypes? Dreaming up robots? On these missions, we use science, electronics and basic computing to explore and understand our planet. We have a go at using Raspberry Pis to watch the Earth from the sky. We use robots to observe wildlife, solar technology to power all sorts of things. Science, technology and nature coming together!
THE HIVE CONCEPT
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!
CREATIVITY & DIGITAL SKILLS
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 and GPS are integral to our missions. From AR games and Zapcode riddles through to iMovie filmmaking, BookCreator story writing, 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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