Justin Fletcher Goes Live at Lollibop


As a LolliBop Ambassador I promised to bring you the latest news of new line ups for LolliBop, the UK’s biggest day out for kids. Well i am pleased to announce that the one and only CBeebies Superstar Justin Fletcher will be performing at this year’s event. How exciting!


Taking place in its brand new home, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the BAFTA –award winning star of CBeebies will be performing live for LolliBoppers on Saturday August 17 and Sunday August 18 ONLY.

Justin Live! promises an all singing, all dancing extravaganza guaranteed to bring the house down.

LolliBop’s event manager, Jenny Kane said: “Justin Fletcher is top of the charts when it comes to kids entertainment and our new venue deserves to host the number one superstar of CBeebies. We’re delighted Justin is able to be a part of LolliBop 2013.”

The all-mouse reggae band, Rastamouse and Da Easy Crew, are also confirmed for Friday August 16, as part of a busy summer touring the nation. Last seen at LolliBop 2011, the cool, mystery-solving mouse will be back on stage performing his latest hits for fans throughout the day.

LolliBop, The Big Bash for Little People


Another new addition to the LolliBop 2013 line up is everyone’s favourite postman, Postman Pat and of course, Britain’s most famous black and white cat, Jess! They will be at the festival over the three days meeting pint sized festival goers.

LolliBop promises all the fun of a festival without the hassle of camping. With an incredible line up, all aimed at children under the age of 10, LolliBop combines the hottest names in kids entertainment, as well of hundreds of activities, workshops and interactive areas.

The 2013 programme also includes Dick and Dom, Skylanders, Science Museum Live, Cloudbabies, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Peppa Pig, Poppy Cat, the Wot Wots, Transformers, The Go! Go! Go! Show, the Mr Men and Little Miss Village Green Event and Shaun the Sheep’s Championsheeps. LolliBop’s live theatre tent – The Lollipalladiam – showcases performances from pioneering and internationally renowned companies and artists. There is also a brand new Discovery Zone, Meadows area, Enchanted Woods, Lolli Promenade and much more.

Tickets are on sale now, from £20pp.



Olly the Little White Van Series 3 Review


The letterbox tinkled, the boys rushed to the front door! Joseph had been anxiously awaiting for the arrival of the sample DVD of Olly the Little White Van Series 3. He already spends his time playing on the App that is available on the Iphone and Ipad and he loves to replay the clips that are on YouTube too.

“Olly the little white van, helps his friends as much as he can

Olly the little white van, always around to give a helping hand..”

Olly the little white van is always scooting around the road running errands and doing useful work for his friends. He doesn’t always get things right but tries his best and the show points out how important it is to be helpful and to be kind to each other. Olly is voiced by the one and only Justin Flecther, who is best known as ‘Mr Tumble’ in ‘Something Special’ and he brings that extra special sparkle to the character. There are many bright and colourful characters in the show such as Bazza who is Olly’s best friend and is always getting up to mischief, Bessie who is a worn out burgervan and has a low self-esteem and Olly helps her to see her potential and Royston who is a bit of a hero and finds fun in everything he does, there are more characters to learn about in the series.

Joseph had a friend over after school one day so to keep them occupied and out of mischief i put on the DVD of the Series 3, they both instantly recognised the theme song and was soon running and dancing around the living room and singing along to the theme song, which may i add is very catchy. Once the show started they stood still, eyes transfixed, gazing at the television, even Oliver who is 11 months old loved watching it. To be honest i never normally see him standing still as he is a little handful himself and always on the move but whilst he was watching Olly he just stood there in front of the television, bobbing up and down and watching the show. Both Joseph and Oliver love watching the series and kept them quiet for ages. Each episode is 5 minutes long and promises fun and enjoyable storylines, each story as energetic as the last one and all teaching children that we should be sensitive and caring to others and to help out our friends.


Episodes of Olly the little white van can be watched on CITV at 9:45 and 12:45 every weekday. You can find out more about the series on their website at www.ollythelittlewhitevan.co.uk where you will find plenty of games and news about Olly and his friends.

Olly the little white van also has an education system in place called ‘Olly’s little helpers club’ which is aimed at educating children in schools on why helping is good and also shows them how to do so, you can find out more information about this scheme at www.ollylittlehelpersclub.com