LolliBop’s all star line up revealed

LolliBop, the UK’s biggest kids festival, has announced it’s most exciting line-up to date with CBeebies Superstar Justin Fletcher headlining on Saturday and Sunday and Mister Maker taking over the main stage on Friday.

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This year LolliBop sounds like it’s going to be a big hit with the children.

LolliBop is an all round family day out, with it’s programme and contents aimed at children up to the age of 10, although I would like to add that my son is 11 years old and is really looking forward to attending this festival this year just as much as he has attended it the last two times that we have been. There are so many exciting things to do this year, that we are thinking of going for two days just so that we will not miss out on anything. Oliver absolutely adores Thomas and Friends and I know that he will be so excited to be able to play in the interactive play area, My other two children like Sam and Mark and always a big favourite of their’s is the Science Museum tent but they are very happy to see that this year their is a creative kids area.

The event, which this year takes place at Hatfield House, August 15-17, also welcomes stars of CBBC’s Big Friday Wind Up Sam & Mark to LolliBop for the first time. Other LolliBop ‘newbies’ include Thomas & Friends with a bespoke interactive play experience created especially for LolliBop, Chris & Pui with their Mini Roadshow, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery of the Pyramid, Cook and Line from Swashbuckle (Fri & Sat only) and Michaela Strachan’s Really Wild Adventures Show.

Sam and MarkLolliBop is also delighted to announce it’s first ever Disney experience with the Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic present a Silent Disco!

Creative kids are invited to Join In with Southbank Centre, in a brand new space for Lollibop 2014. Whether you love, drawing, playing, singing, dancing or creating there is something for all under 10s and their families to enjoy. Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames, with art and activities inside and out that encourage everyone to become involved in the arts in new and creative ways. At Lollibop there will be music, dancing, fashion shows, DJs, Pirate school, den making and plenty of takeaway crafts

The ever-popular Skylanders returns to LolliBop to launch the fourth installment of its award winning franchise – Skylanders Trap Team™. Kids can expect the opportunity to play the brand new game before it’s released later in the year.

Other big names for pint sized festival goers; include Mr. BloomAndy Day’s Live ShowPostman Pat® Mini ShowThe Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre and Science Museum.

Making the most of the fantastic gardens and woodlands at Hatfield House, National Geographic Kids have planned a Woodlands Takeover, with engaging activities including games, prizes and exploring natural habitats!

Other activities confirmed, includes Beano Events, cookery workshops in the Lolli Kitchen, LolliBop’s first Inflatable Village, a Good Old Fashioned Sports Day, dancing session with Itsy Bitsy Strictly, Ready Sheddy Disco and Baby Ballet, Footballing Skills, Beat boxing, face painting and balloon modeling classes.

Situated in Hertfordshire, just off the A1 with plenty of parking or a short 22 minute train journey from London Kings Cross, the stunning country house and gardens of Hatfield House offer an incredible array of spaces to host LolliBop’s vast activity and entertainment programme. With good motorways links, extensive on site parking and just a five minute walk from Hatfield train station, LolliBop 2014 is more accessible than ever before.

Festival Director Gareth Cooper said: “For a family destination, Hatfield House can’t be beaten.  The setting is breathtaking  – with stunning gardens, lush green areas and a woodlands just waiting to be explored – it’s allowed us to open our imaginations and programme an event like never before.

“The 2014 lineup is jam packed with big names for the main stage, alongside an unprecedented number of live theatre performances; sporting activities; creative workshops; nature talks and brand new areas and acts, never before seen at LolliBop.”

With more acts and activities still to be announced, LolliBop truly is the biggest day out for kids this summer!

Tickets are on sale now priced £17.50pp www.lollibopfestival.co.uk facebook.com/lollibopfestival

 

 

 

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Our day at Lollibop, The big bash for little people

Friday just gone saw the boys and I travelling on the overground to Stratford, The home of the Olympics last year and this year Lollibop, the BIG bash for little people. This would be our second year of attending Lollibop, last year it was held in Regents Park, the boys have been looking forward to this day all year and couldn’t wait to see Dick and Dom again and Skylanders. We live not far away so we was very lucky that the event was pretty much on our doorstep, it took us half hour to travel on the train but it was a good 10 minutes walk away from Westfield Shopping Centre. We arrived in good time so we popped into the shopping centre to grab ourselves a spot of breakfast, M&S is right next to the exit of the train station and may i add to lovely selection of pastries. On leaving the train station we followed the signs to the EVENTS for the Queen Elizabeth Park, it was quite a walk but the volunteers who were dressed in pink, who were also games makers last year, were very friendly and pointed with big foam hands the way to Lollibop, stopping the traffic and helping us cross the roads and also talking to the children. The walk took you past the old site of the Olympics

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Upon arrival at the Lollibop Event there was a queue which we stood in for 15 minutes, i did hear other guests moaning about the queue but to be honest it was moving slowly and alot of people was arriving at the same time so there was obviously going to be some sort of queue, Lolli came out to the crowd to say hello which was nice for the children and got them all excited about what they were going to see once through the gates and inside.

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Once inside we made our way to the back of the festival which is where the main Lolli stage was and suddenly realised that it was a very long way especially when you have three children to keep an on and they run off in different directions to the many tents, areas and zones that were there, we found a spot under a huge tent and sat down on a bench to look at the programme, this is something i wish i had done before arriving and have no idea why i didn’t!

The boys wanted to go and see the Skylanders Swap Force Team which was in the Lolli Arena, we thought that going there first would be ideal as it would get busy later on in the day

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The boys enjoyed playing the new games and got all excited when they saw the swap tops and bottoms skylander figures, as they were playing the game Eruptot came out to greet everyone and pose for some photos

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It wasn’t long before we heard the music tune to the Rastamouse and Da Easy Crew coming from the Lolli Main Stage so we headed over to see them.

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The crowds were getting busy so we tried to edge a little closer to see a bit better but Oliver couldn’t see so Jak picked him up and put him on his shoulders, this really is the only way for the kiddies to watch the shows unless they are down the front.

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Next up we went over to see Tickety Toc in the Lollipalladium in the Big Top, Oliver absolutely loves Tommy and Talulah but was really upset to see them in person, bless him! I think it was the fact that they were huge, he wouldn’t go anywhere near the Characters. It didn’t stop us from bopping away with them while they were singing and dancing on stage

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As we walked around the venue we saw lots of the characters walking around stopping for photo opportunities with the littlies, we met Peppa Pig, Postman Pat, Eruptot (Skylanders), Top Trumps, Tickety Toc’s Tommy and Talulah, Mr Men and Little Miss, Lalaloopsy and a favourite of all of ours was Titan The Robot

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Jak’s favourite part of the day was going to the Tween Town’s tent where he attended the Beat Boxing Workshops, he got picked to go up on the stage with the Beat Boxers from the Urban Arts Experience, in this area you could also book a place to have a go on the Graffiti wall, which were doing workshops all day long and the Media bus wehere there was open Mic workshops. Jak loved it here and he spent quite a while making the most of the beat boxing workshop, that much so that he went 3 times! He was awarded a certificate at the end of the day and they got him up on stage to present it to him

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Whilst in the National Geographic Tent Jak was also called up to show everyone what he learnt in the Urban Arts Tent and he did some Beat Boxing for them

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My boys love having an audience lol.

Whilst in the tent we also got to meet the Gorillas

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Joseph loved the Wow Tent, he played with the toys and was given his very own little figure to take him with him, we guessed how many Figures that were in the bowl for a chance to win some Wow Toys. Oliver and Joseph really enjoyed playing with the toys, so much so that we went back a couple of times during the day, toys without batteries are brilliant!

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We had a very busy day which was jam packed full of activities to do, the boys really did have a brilliant day!

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Dick and Dom’s show was very funny with some adult humour added in, so not only the children were the children giggling away but also the adults were sniggering away too! they got the crowd joining in with the games and had people up on stage, Jak obviously had to shout out the obligatory BOGIES out really loud but not loud enough as they didn’t hear him lol

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We met Andy Day, the CBeebies presenter and he happily posed for a picture with the boys, he was very polite and had a little chat with them

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Or top tips for future Lollibop goers would be

  • Avoid the crowds at lunch time, the queues to the food tents were horrendous around 1pm. Take a light lunch with you as there are plenty of quiet areas in The Meadows where you can sit down and enjoy your food, if you are going to buy food there I would advice trying to eat before 11 and after 2.
  • Plan ahead! Print off the free programmes before hand and mark down what you want to see. I found myself running from one place to another as i was on my own with three children all wanting to see something different at the same times. Lollibop do sell Lanyard programmes on the day for £3
  • Hang around near the stages as they do Meet and Greet with Characters prior to the shows
  • If you want to take part in an activity that needs a booking do it early as the places fill up really quickly
  • Make the most of the Discovery Zone, the Science Museum tent and National Geographic Tents are really good for the children of all ages.
  • Make sure that you put the Lost Child Wristbands on the children as it does get very busy
  • Where comfortable shoes, the site is big and you will be doing lots of walking

There are plenty of places to eat but i found that this area was very busy because of the Main Stage, it would have been nice to have the Main stage in the middle somewhere or maybe near the Big Top as then it would have been easier to watch the shows that were coinciding with each other, i had the eldest wanting to see one thing and the youngest wanting to watch another.

There were so many more things that we missed out on as it was very busy, the best time of the day was early on or at about 4ish when the crowds began to disperse, this is when we went to see the Transformers and the Disco shed.

The boys had a pillow fight against each other, Joseph won!

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I found that there were so many things to do and not enough time, it would have been easier if i had another adult to help out as sometimes i felt quite overwhelmed with the crowds and just needed a break from the walking, lucky enough i had the buggy and Oliver had a little nap and i had the eldest helping me out too.

I was slightly disappointed with the venue this year as last year in Regents Park it was lovely and Green, maybe it was because seeing queen Elizabeth Park last year to this year, it is so different, quite like a building site still but it isn’t fully open until next summer 2014. The boys on the other hand had a blast and can not wait til next year!

I was given tickets to Lollibop as an Ambassador, views are all honest and my own!

 

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Britains Got Talent Stars, Preskool and the WotWots perform at Lollibop Festval

LolliBop, the UK’s biggest kid’s festival, has announced Britain’s Got Talent finalists Preskool will be performing live at this year’s event.

The 12-strong dance group, all aged between 5 and 9, are making their very first live appearance since the hit ITV show and will perform daily for mini festivalgoers.

Choreographer Terry Michael, who runs the TDM stage school where the group meet and rehearse, said: “The children are really excited about going to LolliBop – there are loads of things they want to see in between performances!”

Everyone’s favorite fashion icon, Hello Kitty, is also confirmed to appear at LolliBop 2013. Hello Kitty will be meeting her adoring fans around the LolliBop site and also as a special guest appearance during the official opening. Expect plenty of glamour, a sprinkle of Hello Kitty magic and all round super-cute fun!

LolliBops event manager Jenny Kane said: “Hello Kitty is an international icon and her fan base spans many generations, we know parents and kids alike will be thrilled to meet her in person.”

The cast from Peter Pan the Arena Tour will be flying in to perform a medley from the hit show on the Lolli Live stage over the three days.

The WotWots will zoom into this Year’s Lollibop festival to meet and greet all their special little fans at intervals throughout the day.

The WotWots have come from outer space in their steam-powered spaceship to explore and marvel at the extraordinary diverse life on Earth.  In season one of the television series, SpottyWot and DottyWot arrive in the middle of a zoo and in the second season, they land on a farm and meet strange and friendly farm animals as well as travel to the seashore.    

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LolliBop, the UK’s biggest festival for kids, takes place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, August 16-18.  The newest acts join an impressive bill, which includes Justin Fletcher, Cloudbabies, Dick and Dom, Skylanders, Rastamouse and Postman Pat.

LolliBop’s live theatre tent – The Lollipalladiam – showcases performances from pioneering and internationally renowned companies and artists.   Tween Town is especially for older kids, with cool activities like radio workshops, movie editing and beatboxing masterclasses. Imagination Stations are situated throughout the festival for 3-10 year olds to get crafty, there’s also a 3ft and under zone for pre-schoolers. The Enchanted Forest will host reading and stories and there’s also a brand new Discovery Zone, Meadows area and Lolli Promenade.

 

LolliBop offers all the fun of a festival without the hassle of camping and all activity is programmed for the under 10s.   For more information and tickets, visit http://www.lollibopfestival.co.uk

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Fun Kids Radio Joins Lollibop

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Children’s radio station Fun Kids which is aired out to children under 10 and their families are getting into the summer spirit by becoming a Media Partner of the UK’s biggest children’s festival Lollibop

Lollibop which takes place this year on August 16,17 and 18th in it’s new home, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London will expect to attract 45000 visitors over the three days.

The partnership means that Fun Kids radio will be taking the radio station the the festival and broadcasting from their all over the weekend.

Young Festival goers will also get the chance at being a superstar DJ, introducing songs and being heard by thousands of Fun Kids listeners from across the UK. How amazing is that! Listeners can tune in on DAB Digital Radio in London, on Wifi radios, radioplayer, through itunes or at www.funkidslive.com

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In the Fun Kids Radiozone, Lolliboppers will also be able to meet the DJ’s, hear readings from authors, take part in scientific experiments and dance along at the Fun Kids disco.

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Matt Deegan, Station Manager at Fun Kids says: “We’re taking the entire radio station the Lollibop and creating our beggest ever outdoor presence. We’re incredibly excited about meeting all of our listeners and telling new people about Fun Kids too”.

With an incredible line up all aimed at children under the age of 10, Lollibop combines some of the hottest names in kids entertainment, as well as hundreds of activities, workshops and interactive areas. The 2013 programme includes Dick and Dom, Skylanders, Science Museum Live, Cloudbabies, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Peppa Pig, The Wot Wots, Transformers, The Go! Go! Go! Show, the Mr Men and Little Miss Village Green Event and Shaun The Sheep’s Championsheeps.

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Lollbop’s Live theatre tent, The Lollipalladium, showcases from pioneering and internationally renowned companies and artists. This year it features Spooked, from the critically acclaimed Broken Rose Performing Arts. Spooked promises a hilarious and spectacular blend of dance, theatre and spoken word featuring skeletons Molly, Jinny and Charlie. There’s also a brand new Discovery Zone, Meadows Area, Enchanted Woods, Lolli Promenade and much more.

Fun Kids is a radio station for Tweens, pre-schoolers and their families and broadcasts on DAB Digital Radio across London and the South East and online/through mobiles at funkidslive.com.

For more tickets and more information: http://www.lollibopfestival.co.uk

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I am An Official Blogger Lollibop Ambassador 2013

I have exciting news to share with you all, we have been invited along to be Official Blogger Ambassadors for Lollibop, The Big Bash for Little People!

LolliBop takes place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London on August 16-18.  The three day event is the UK’s only festival where all the entertainment is for children.

As an official Lollibop Blogger We will be bringing you the line up for the event as and when i receive them, We will be sharing with you behind the scenes information as the build takes place at the Olympic Park, Interviews with the Lollibop talent and organisers, Discount codes and tickets to the event.

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LOLLIBOP SET TO ROCK QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK THIS SUMMER

LolliBop, The Big Bash for Little People, is returning for 2013 to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, with an incredible line-up designed to delight mini festivalgoers.

Joining some of the hottest names in kids’ entertainment, as well as hundreds of activities, workshops and interactive demos, are the Mr. Men and Little Miss Village Green Event and Shaun the Sheep’s Championsheeps LIVE!

The ever-popular Mr. Men will be hosting a fun maypole activity area and favourite characters, such as Mr. Bump, Mr. Tickle and Little Miss Sunshine, will be meeting and greeting fans at the Mr. Men and Little Miss reading hubs.

Shaun the Sheep will be personally on hand at the Championsheeps with sheepy shenanigans, including Shirley’s Pie-athalon, the Naughty Pig’s Sack Race and Get Fit with the Flock. Kids and parents are ‘wool-come’ to get involved!

Other big names confirmed so far, include:

–          LolliBop favourites Dick and Dom return with their special mix of madcap games, songs, jokes and a foam pie or two…

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–          Peppa Pig will be at the festival all weekend, meeting and greeting all her little fans

–          Sid Sloane and Andy Day will be hosting their very own Big Birthday Bash and everyone is invited! Expect lots of energetic songs and silliness and plenty of audience participation

–          Watch and learn how to ‘Copy Poppy’ with Poppy Cat on the Lolli Live stage

–          Straight from Nickelodeon to the Lolli Live Stage, The Go! Go! Go! Show are bringing brand new pop songs, catchy, easy-to-learn dance moves and loads of laughs

–          Sing and dance along with the adorable Cloudbabies mini show

–          Older LolliBoppers will love The Diary of a Wimpy Kid activity, which include exclusive clips of the author Jeff Kinney talking about the books and a master class showing how he draws the characters. There’s also a Wimp Wars quiz

–          Experience the life-size Transformer Optimus Prime Truck, along with the Transformers Station; showcasing the new Beast Hunters toys, viewings of the cartoon series Transformers Prime and free green screen pictures

–          Witness the amazing wildlife showcase with National Geographic Kids Animal Man

–          Laugh along with hilarious antics from the amazing 8ft Titan the Robot, The boys favourite last year!

Returning LolliBoppers will also see old favourites mixed with new attractions for 2013, including:

LolliBop Live – Popular CBeebies presenter Alex Winters is comparing the live stage which plays host to some of the biggest names in kids entertainment, with live music and performances from stars of stage and screen.

Lollipalladiam – is a live theatre tent showcasing performances from pioneering and internationally renowned companies and artists. This year it features Spooked, the critically acclaimed Broken Rose Performing Arts first show for children – a hilarious and spectacular blend of dance, theatre and spoken word featuring skeletons Molly, Jinny and Charlie.

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! London’s Science Museum will also be attending with live demonstrations and interactive activities.

Run wild and have fun in the LolliSports area.  With activities including retro favourites like swingball, hula-hoop and frisbee to football tournaments and sports day style races.

3ft and under is also making a comeback but this time is it within the brand new Itsy Bitsy Zone.  Activities for babies and toddlers will include soft play, baby massage, storytelling, mini discos and much more

The Lolli Promenade  – Situated on the River Lea! We’re very lucky to have a real river running through our new home, so why not relax and enjoy an ice lolly at the Lolli Promenade which also features beach hut crafts and bandstands.

Discovery Zone – will host a number of educational, interactive and hands on activities where kids can learn a new skill like beatboxing in one of the many workshops.

Lolli Stops – Enjoy crafts from puppet making, and customised fashion workshops, to balloon modelling, and graffiti painting, there is a something to make and do around every corner.

The Meadows  – A perfect spot to chill out, enjoy your lunch and watch our special street performers.

There is also a wide selection of food and drink stalls at LolliBop.  Extensive covered buggy parks, baby changing and breast-feeding areas are also available.

For more tickets and more information: http://www.lollibopfestival.co.uk

 

 

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Lollibop 2013 moves to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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LolliBop The Big Bash for Little People has become bigger and this year on 16 – 18  August  2013 it will be held at the famous  Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. LolliBop has gone from strength to strength since the first event in 2011 and the new location gives organisers the opportunity to create an even more exciting and dynamic family day out. This is fabulous news for myself as it means it has moved nearer to my home and travelling on the overground  to the event will only take 15 minutes.

Event Manager, Jenny Kane said: “We are really excited to be taking LolliBop to the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This is the first children’s event to take place in what looks set to become one of the premier event locations in the UK.  It has so many benefits for our visitors, including great transport links and family friendly tube stations.

“LolliBop has gone from strength to strength since our first event in 2011 and Queen  Elizabeth Olympic Park gives us the opportunity to create an even more exciting and dynamic family day out. It’s an amazing opportunity for LolliBop to be part of such an important legacy ”

Dennis Hone, Chief Executive, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park said: “This summer at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park there will be something for everyone. We are delighted to be welcoming LolliBop to join this year’s line-up. LolliBop encompasses some of the best loved names in children’s entertainment, as well as quality theatre, crafts and activities. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park begins to open from July 2013 and will be fully open from spring 2014.  LolliBop is one of a series of summer concerts and events taking place throughout the summer. We are on track to deliver a fantastic summer events series and a great legacy for east London.”

Returning LolliBoppers will see old favourites mixed with new attractions for 2013, including:

LolliBop Live – playing host to some of the biggest names in kids entertainment, with live music and performances from stars of stage and screen.  Headliners coming soon…!

Lollipalladiamis 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.

Extensive covered buggy parks, baby changing and breast-feeding areas will be available.

For more tickets and more information: http://www.lollibopfestival.co.uk

 

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LolliBop festival 2012 Regents Park / Children’s summer festival

It’s nearly summer holidays and if like me your already trying to organise days out with the children the take a look at LolliBop the big bash for little people. It takes place over the space of the weekend of 17th, 18th and 19th of August in London’s Regents Park. It really is day not to be missed with plenty of entertainment and lots of things to do and a line up that would delight any little festival goer.

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I have already told you about the first ever Moshi Monster Mash up Tournament that will be taking place there, this is where children can be challenged to put their Mash Up skills to the test (This is definitely a favourite on my boys) also head over to the Moshi tent for lots of other fun and games including character appearances, monster quizzes and more! but there is plenty more fun and exciting things going on and i wanted to share them with you

Dick and Dom will be taking to the live stage to entertain the crowds with their unique blend of music and games, and if it is anything like the Mini Lollibop we attended back at the beginning of the year the children will not be disappointed. My boys came away grinning from ear to ear and also covered in foam where they got pied lol

Celebrating its first year in the West End, Shrek the Musical will also make a special appearance with a performance from the award-winning show, this will only be happening on the Sunday 19 only though

Mister Maker will also be on hand to demonstrate his unique arts and crafts skills. Mister Maker is a real life character from CBeebies who gets inspiration to make art from everything around him. Packed full of stimulating ideas, set in his own fantasy art world, prepare to expect the unexpected!

Watch the story of the Gruffalo come alive in the lollipaladium with plenty of audience interaction.

The brand new life-size Transformers Optimus Prime Truck will also be at the three day event, giving fans the chance to get up and personal with this movie legend. My boys are going to love this, I have kept this one a secret from them so they will be super excited to being seeing it!

The father and son act Stavros Flatley will be performing Expect hilarious, infectious performances of Cry of The Celts, Lord of The Dance, and Zorba The Greek. With their famous leather trousers, blonde wigs and comical dance moves, the adults will enjoy this one nearly as much as the kids! I can not wait this popular duo have been a favourite of mine for a while, they make me laugh.

The ‘LolliBop Kitchen‘ is an exciting new area, where LolliBoppers will have the chance to learn new skills from live demonstrations and interactive workshops, featuring popular blogger My Daddy Cooks.

The lively band of the Zingzillas will be jumping, jiving and grooving to a selection of their favourite songs to get your children up and moving to music from around the world. They will be performing on all 3 days, Yay! I love these guys, don’t know about you but they make me want to groove along with their songs!

New to LolliBop this year is the The Village Green which will host live music, craft stalls, and even street theatre. Titan the Robot will be performing street theatre on the Village Green, combining comedy and music to create an outstanding show. Titan is a bit of a household name these days, having performed with Will Smith, Jackie Chan, and Rhianna!

You will also be entertained by George Orange with his buzzing variety show, Bowjangles with their classy vocals, hilarious comedy and energetic dance moves. Their will be humour from Mr Armitage and Mr Shanks and Tea for Two will be combining acro balance, manipulation, comedy and magic!

A new ’Tween Town‘ area will feature a number of activities for the slighter older kids including street dance, hula-hooping, magic and beat-boxing workshops, plus an older arts and crafts tent and a brand new laser room! This area is aimed at the 10-12 year olds

Halfords will create a bespoke Bike City at LolliBop, which will include a Wacky Races obstacle course for under 5’s, where children can be the first to try out a brand new range of Balance and Apollo kids bikes. For older kids, highlights include a BMX stunt display and demo area.

For the little ones there is the ‘3ft & Under’ area. Confirmed activities include a mini disco, tiny play, little arts, baby ballet, yoga, teddy bears picnic and sing and sign. There will be two boob and botty boudoirs this year, and covered buggy parks and lollishade areas are also being created.

Old favourites, including ‘LolliSports‘, ‘Imagination Stations‘, ‘Itsy Bitsy Strictly‘ and ‘The Enchanted Forest‘ will all also return for 2012. And if that wasn’t enough, there are plenty of arts and craft activities, face painting and workshops, including circus skills.

Gosh their is so much more to tell you about why not read here for the LolliBop Line up

A wide selection of food and drink stalls are on offer to provide a welcome rest. All of the activities, stages and events are included in the entry ticket price, which starts at £22 per person. For more information, including a full programme of events, visit www.lollibopfestival.com

This childrens festival is one not to be missed and will have your children talking about it with their friends for a long time, go on make their summer a special one 🙂

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