Last year we went to our first festival as a family. It was a disaster. You can read more about it here. Basically there was no family camping as promised and children's activities were few and far between. Around the time we went to Beacons, I saw a flurry of blogger activity surrounding Lollibop festival. It intrigued me and I had a look at their website. I thought it looked fantastic but, unfortunately we had just missed it.
I am determined that this year the children will get to go to a festival where we will feel safe and there is plenty for them to do. Lollibop looks perfect for this, even though it is in London which is quite a long way away for us. However, my sister has just bought her first house not far from Olympic Park which is the new venue for Lollibop so it looks likely we could stay nearby!
There looks to be absolutely loads to do, with no end of entertainment for my two, who are two and four. The headliners will be announced soon and other attractions include:
- Lollipalladiam - a live theatre tent showcasing performances from pioneering and internationally renowned companies and artists.
- The LolliBop Kitchen where creative little cooks will have the chance to learn new skills from live demonstrations and interactive workshops.
- Tween Town will host a number of activities including street dance, hula-hoop, and beat-box workshops.
- Imagination Stations - A hub of creativity with lots of mess and mayhem thrown in! From clay modeling, puppet making, customised fashion workshops, balloon modeling, graffiti painting, face painting and much more
- Science Zone - Make a rocket, hold a dry ice cube, or get messy with gooey slime in the LolliBop lab - brimming with exploding experiments for pint sized guests to try!
- Run wild and have fun in the LolliSports area. With activities including retro favorites like swingball, hula-hoop and frisbee to football tournaments and sports day style races.
- The pre-school 3ft & Under area is also returning, along with the Enchanted Forest and The Village Green with live music, craft stalls and street theatre, making it an ideal spot for a picnic.
I think it sounds fantastic and I can't wait for my two to see what is on offer for them. We might also get a chance to go to an actual camping festival a bit closer to home. I am looking into Deer Shed (amongst others) but any suggestions would be gratefully received.