On Wednesday we were invited by our friend Cafebebe to attend the Lollibob preview in Regent’s Park with them. I had seen various tweets flying around with talk of Lollibop UK but I have to admit I didn’t have a clue what they were on about and I hadn’t been nosey enough to read into them. Of course, when Cafebebe sent the inviting text I typed Lollibop into Google immediately and had a read around the official website.
Lollibop – The Big Bash for Little People takes place in Regent’s Park on the 5th, 6th and 7th August this year. It is essentially a festival for the under 10’s where all the entertainment is geared towards the children. Last year saw the launch of Lollibop and was such a huge success, this year is tipped to be even bigger and better. Worried that the adults will be bored? Fear not, there will be some great musicians, DJ’s, cocktails, tea & treatments, a real ale festival bar and did I mention ladies, market stalls!!! Tickets are limited to 2,500 per day so if you fancy going, get in there and book now.
Just some of the treats in store for the mini-festivalgoers include Rastamouse, Dick & Dom, Baby Loves Disco, The Zingzillas, Horrible Histories, Charlie & Lola, Science Museum Live, Yogabugs and Waybaloo Yogo to name just a few. How about learning to be a DJ or how to make pizza, there really is something for everyone.
I really hope that the weather is as good in August as it was for us yesterday but we had the most relaxing afternoon possible with beautiful sunshine. The children were entertained by The Bushcraft Company who told stories and made bread with them (which was actually quite scrummy!). Award-winning children’s novelist and story writer Anthony McGowan mesmerised the children by reading an excerpt from his book The Bare Bum Gang (its a shame Curly wasn’t there as this would have been right up his street!) and no children’s party would be complete without a special guest appearance from the one and only Peppa Pig! There were so many activities I can’t actually remember everything that we did but I would definitely recommend going to the main event in August if the preview was anything to go by.
Single ticket £23 (advance), £30 (at the gate)
Family ticket (four people) £80 (advance), £108 (at the gate)
Family ticket (six people) £120 (advance) £160 (at the gate)
Group ticket (ten or more) £20pp (advance), £27pp (at the gate
Group tickets (25 or more) £18pp in advance only, see website for booking details
Please note Child and Adult tickets are the same cost
Children under 12 months will not be charged an entry fee
All the activities inside the Festival are free. However, this does not include food, drink and retail outlets.
£1 in every ticket goes to
Oxfam is a registered charity in England and
Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042)
To book tickets over the phone call:
Ticketmaster 0844 844 0444
Ticketline 0844 888 9991
Most of the programme is the same during all three days so you won’t miss out no matter which day you choose to visit LolliBop
Exceptions include: Dick & Dom who will be playing on Friday only; CBeebies presenters will be compèring the main stage for 1 day each: Sid Stone on Friday, Cerrie Burnell on Saturday and Alex Winters on Sunday.