Raving with the young ones at Rave-A-Roo

Ever fancied cutting some moves in an iconic nightclub with your children?

Back in February I did something that I didn’t think I would be doing any time soon. I went raving with my boys at Ministry of Sound. Ok not quite raving but there was a DJ and there were lots of flashing neon lights along with extremely loud music.

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Rave-A-Roo is a clubbing mash-up of festival fun for the whole family. It’s the ultimate party with a festival-style program of big names, top DJs, the disco ball games, LIVE stage performances, confetti mayhem, neon craft, Glow Chill Room, PlayGlow toys, UV tattoo station and the chance for mini-clubbers and their adults to take on the dance floor with Rave-A-Roo resident artists Go! Go! Go! (Dance Set) as seen on Nick Jr.

I couldn’t believe I was inside such an iconic place of my younger years with my young children, dancing away to the tunes whilst my boys were kicking a football about and playing with play dough. It was quite unreal.

As we arrived to the Ministry of Sound we was greeted by a queue that went around the corner, nothing new there. As we joined the back of the line, we was entertained the whole time by Rave A Roo entertainers, telling jokes, blowing bubbles at us and getting the children really excited prior to entering. After queueing for about 15 minutes we were eventually inside.

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We had a quick look around, checking out each area. The main room had live entertainment on stage with a DJ playing tunes to boogie along to in between sets. The bar area had a UV Tattoo station, a UV playdough table and an inflatable ball machine. There was a soft play area for the little ones to go mad in and music playing throughout the rooms.

Playing with his glow stick

Playing with his glow stick

The toilet areas were well equipped for the little ones too, steps were placed in the cubicles and around the sink areas and changing mats was placed on a low down table along with a few items to use.

The atmosphere was very chilled and quite surreal. Children were running around, laughing and dancing, enjoying themselves whilst parents looked on and watched them have fun. I felt safe to allow my 8-year-old to roam between rooms, whilst I kept an eye on the 4-year-old.

We spent some time in the main room, cutting some moves but the music was a little too loud for my middle boy, who is quite sensitive to noise. The room was quickly becoming packed out with little ravers enjoying the music. Big balls were being thrown throughout the crowd and everyone was having a ball 😉

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My boys enjoyed the bar area where they played with playdough and the ball machine.

Along with all the entertainment to keep the little ones busy, there was a licensed bar.

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I am happy to announce that I did relax a little and enjoy a glass of bubbles, well it was a launch after all.

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The eldest and the youngest one found a blow up ball to kick about, I can’t take them anywhere without them finding a ball to play football with. Even a couple of adults joined in with their little game of footy, they had tucked themselves into the corner of the room so that they wouldn’t bother anyone. The middle boy spent most of his time playing with the neon playdough, creating little animals.

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We had a wonderful time at Rave-A-Roo and would definitely recommend it to any family. There is something to keep all ages entertained. As you can see from the video, even the teenager managed to put a smile on his face.

 

Nationwide dates will be released soon for 2016. Take a look here for more information

We was invited along for the purpose of this post, no payment has been received.

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