>>   How old do you have to be to come to The Hive?

The Hive is for children between 5 1/2 and 11. We only accept a maximum of 24 children on any given day to maintain the quality of the children's experience. Because our missions have a gentle competition element, the children are in vertical teams of 6 with a mix of ages and abilities. This enables older children to take more responsibility and leadership.  

>>   Is The Hive for boys and girls?

Yes, absolutely. Our Missions are designed to be exciting for both girls and boys. This will be reflected in our gallery throughout our summer Missions. 

>>   What time can I drop off and pick up my child?

Our Missions start at 9.30am and run through to 4.30pm. 
We also offer an extended care option from 8.30am through to 6pm for a small additional price. Check our 'Price' page for details. 

>>   What should my child wear for camp?

Children should come to Camp ready for an active outdoor day. We recommend comfortable, sporty clothes (i.e. tracksuit bottoms and trainers), as well as a waterproof jacket and sun hat or cap during hot weather. A change of clothes might be also be good if the weather is wet.  

>>   What does my child need to bring to camp?

Children should bring a healthy packed lunch with morning and afternoon snacks especially if you are dropping your child off early or picking them up late. You may want to include an ice block as we do not have facilities to refrigerate food.

Refillable water bottle that the children can take out with them throughout the day (we supply drinking water and squash for them to fill their bottles). 

Please also pack sun cream for your child, preferably applying it before they arrive on Camp, although we cannot apply sun cream directly to your child, we will remind them throughout the day to re-apply. 

To help us return lost property please ensure everything is named where possible.

>>   Is lunch provided?

We don't provide lunch. Children will need to bring a packed lunch and snacks, together with a bottle of water.  

>>   What if it rains?

Our courses run rain or shine. Our Missions include a large bell tent, so that activities can take place under canvas, although good waterproofs mean that activities can take place outside.

>>   Can a friend or family member collect my child?

Friends or family members that have been authorised by you to collect your child from camp are able to collect. We ask that all parents/ family members collecting children bring the unique booking ID number when collecting, in order to confirm that they are authorised to collect.

>>   What if my child has a medical condition? 

At the time of booking, please give us as much information regarding medical conditions and medication as possible in order for us to appropriately care for your child during their time at The Hive. We may require you to fill out additional information prior to Camp, but we will send these out with your confirmation email. All information you provide at the time of booking will be with our staff on Camp by the time you arrive for your first day. Please note we will only administer medication that is prescribed for that child by a health professional.

>>   Will my child go in the same group as their friend?

Because our missions have a gentle competition element, the children are in vertical teams of 6 with a mix of ages and abilities. This is done through a fun weekly 'team making' game and it is wonderful to see the children bond and grow as a team throughout the week. If your child is very nervous however, please let us know and we'll make sure he / she is put in the same team as their friend(s).   

>>   Can I use childcare vouchers to pay for my booking?

Yes, The Hive is registered with most Childcare Voucher providers from Kiddivouchers through to EdenRed, ComputerShare, Care-4 and many more. You will not be able to book online with childcare vouchers as we will need to provide you with our unique reference number. Please email caroline@thehive-kids.com or call 020 3291 3791 for more information or to make a booking.