Half term is over, and so now my thoughts have turned to the summer holidays – and how on earth I am going to keep three small children entertained for six weeks.
We aren’t jetting off on holiday, so instead we will be having a few different fun filled days out – and just like last year one thing we are really looking forward is Lollibop!
It’s branded as the ‘Big Bash for Little People’ and this year it’s being held at Hatfield House on the 15th, 16th and 17th August. Last year the line-up was exciting (I’m not sure if we’ll be able to top the Wee Man being chosen by Katy Ashworth to come up on stage as King Banana but we’ll definitely try!) and this year I think it’s even better:
- Mister Maker headlines the main stage on Friday, and Justin Fletcher takes over for the Saturday and Sunday
- Thomas & Friends will be there with an interactive play experience created just for Lollibop
- Chris and Pui are bringing along their mini roadshow
- and there will also be visits from Cook and Line of Swashbuckle on the Saturday (the Wee Man’s current favourite show) plus Scooby Doo! The Mystery of the Pyramid and Michaela Strachan’s The Really Wild Adventures Show across the whole three days.
- You can’t have a festival without a bit of crazy dancing – so Disney on Ice have obliged and are presenting 100 Years of Magic: A silent disco!
- The Southbank Centre have got creativity covered, with space for drawing, playing, singing dancing and creating (all at once, probably!), some in the form of pirate school and den making. Yes please!
- Skylanders are likely to leave more of an impression this year (they hadn’t been discovered by the Wee Man yet last year) and they will be launching the fourth installment of their game – a chance to play it before it’s available to buy.
- Mr Bloom will be there. Presumably along with some vegetables.
- Andy Day’s Live Show
- Postman Pat Mini Show
- The Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre
- and the Science Museum is back
- National Geographic Kids will be getting into nature with games, prizes and exploration of the local woodlands. (I remember going to Country Dancing festivals at Hatfield House and as I recall there is a GIANT tree that has to do with royalty…)
- Did I mention there is more? Yes – cookery workshops in the LolliKitchen, an inflatable village, a sports day, dancing sessions with Itsy Bitsy Strictly, Reddy Sheddy Disco and Baby Ballet, Footballing Skills, Beat Boxing, Face Painting and Balloon Modelling classes.
And on top of all that there are still more acts and activities still to be announced – LolliBop truly is the biggest day out for kids this summer!
Find out more, and how to book tickets at www.lollibopfestival.co.uk.