Thursday, 26 July 2012

LolliBop - Festival for Children

We have always wanted to go to a Summer festival, but none of them are really children friendly. This year, however, we are going to the LolliBop Festival (Hurray!), a festival aimed at children under 10 and their families (including older children of course!)

The festival, as shown on their logo above, is held between 17th and 19th August 2012 in Regent's Park, which is the weekend after the sporting events have finished, so hopefully everything will be back to normal in London!

LolliBop is in its 3rd year now and they are constantly improving the event, for example, extra buggy parks, extra shaded areas for the unpredictable weather, extra face painting tents and food & drinks stalls, etc. Sounds like a safe and well organised event to go to!

We are already getting excited by looking at their huge list of line-ups: ZingZillas, Dick & Dom, Poppy Cat, Mister Maker, The Gruffalo, Waybuloo, Transformers Optimus Prime Truck, workshops for Horrible Histories and Science Museum, facepainting, dance workshop, area for 3ft and under, and and.. Ooo there is just too many to type it all out!

The good thing is, apart from the few performances such as Shrek the Musical (Sunday only), most of the fun will be repeated everyday, so you don't have to worry about missing any day! Early Bird tickets are all sold out now, but I would advice you to still book your tickets in advance. Although there will be a booking fee, it's still much cheaper than buying at the gate! You can check their website for ticket prices. Oh and babies under 12 months go for free ;) Everything else in the event is free apart from food and drinks of course!

If you are going, do remember to bring some extra clothing or apron for your little ones as there are Art workshops there that could get messy! There are more FAQs here that I think you should go through before getting there. There are a lot of things going on at the same time and they are only open from 10am to 6pm, so there will be some serious planning needed!

And if you want to buy a matching t-shirt to go to the event, you should check out their online shop. They do bibs and tote bags too. I wish they do caps though!

I'm also going to bring printed wristbands that have our contact numbers printed on, which I bought from Performance Ticket Printers, recommended by a fellow blogger Ruth from GeekMummy. If my children ever get lost, or even our stroller, people will have a contact number to contact us with!

Try and find us if you are going on Saturday too! Would love to say hi :) x

Disclosure: We are given 4 passes to attend the festival; all opinions are honest and my own