Camp Bestival Travelling Circus Tour Hits The Road
Celebrating Camp Bestival 2014’s Circus theme, Camp Bestival are running a serious of family events in the Camp Bestival Travelling Circus Tour!
They are joining up with family party people Big Fish Little Fish for the London part of the tour – please see this post for more details and links to get tickets! Read more…
Roll up! Roll up! Camp Bestival’s Travelling Circus in Balham and Hackney Wick….
This May Big Fish Little Fish are holding their last two full London parties until September.
They are part of the Camp Bestival’s Travelling Circus tour and they’ve really pulled out all the stops with loads of special extras – synth workshops, dressing up box and and incredible interactive installation.
BFLF will also be resident in the Bollywood Tent at Camp Bestival this year on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
The fancy dress code for the two raves in May is, of course: “Circus!” and our guests can buy specially discounted Camp Bestival tickets at the events. Read more…
Big Fish Little Fish arrives in Balham!
Big Fish Little Fish have a brand new venue, the Bedford in Balham.
The competition to win tickets has now closed.
The winner is: Michelle Fullerton
Festival Kidz love this event – family afternoon clubbing with decent music! There’s a professional DJ playing ska, old skool rave, soul, indie, hip hop, house, disco, dubstep and drum’n’bass, in cool venues in Brixton, Balham and Crouch End. It’s as close as you can get to the family festival feeling outside of the festival season.
A lot of thought has gone into the event to make it appealing to both parents and children. On the dancefloor they have club visuals and lighting, balloons, glowsticks, bubble machines and confetti guns. If that’s not enough there is also a craft area and a separate chill-out room with inflatables, ball pool and pop up tents for quieter baby time with a 20s and 30s soundtrack by Speakeasy D. There is a licensed bar for the parents, a cake stall, and free snacks and smoothies for the children.
The aim is for parents (and uncles/aunts/grandparents/carers) to enjoy great music, dancing and socialising together with like-minded people and their kids in a safe, fun environment.
Parents can chill with a drink to some excellent tunes, chat to the other grown ups or join their kids on the dancefloor and knock a few balloons about. Very young children or those that want a break from the dance room can either play with the toys in the baby friendly chill out room or make things in the craft areas. So with the top talent on stage and in the DJ booth and a multisensory environment, you can be sure that parents and kids of all ages alike will never be bored. Each party will be themed so the kids (and adults too if they feel so inclined) can indulge in a bit of fancy dress.
See our review of last October’s event here!
The Bedford, 79 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 9HD
Brixton JAMM, Brixton Road, SW9
Shapes, 117 Wallis Rd, E9 5LN
Earl Haig Hall, Elder Avenue, Crouch End
For further information, please visit the website:
As the weather gets colder even festival kids need to head indoors sometimes. Which leads me to the subject of ‘soft play’. The very mention of which induces a panic attack in someone like me – a festival-loving, easy going, more hands off parent.
The last time I went to soft play I was shouted at by a stressed out mother for the crime of sitting in an empty chair (which was hers, apparently, although I didn’t see a name on it). I was forced to crawl through tiny tunnels of sweaty, sick covered plastic in order to rescue one of my crying toddlers who’d yet to learn that getting down from somewhere is a lot tougher than climbing up. At that point I was dirty-looked by another mother who was coddling her (presumably only) child for apparently ‘abandoning’ my poor distressed baby.
Ah yes soft play. I would rather cut off my own feet with a pair of child proof scissors. Read more…