We're proud to be part of the clan labelled by Big Fish Little Fish as '2-4 hour party people'! Now that our days of night-time clubbing are behind us, we were excited to find a daytime alternative where the whole family is welcome...
We love it because... It's fun-filled madness! With parents and kids of all ages, crafty activities, disco lights, glitter balls, DJs...not to mention, a glitter cannon and bubbles on the dance floor, it's sure to tire out even the most excitable little ones! The BFLF team attract some great DJs and appear at some top festivals in the summer, so it's genuinely fun for adults - not just kids entertainment.
We spotted... We went to the Halloween special, so were lucky enough to see some spooky cakes by Bakerchef, as well as kids face-painting, magic tricks and the fun-filled Happy Monkey craft room, with play dough, themed crafts and much more! Each of the Big Fish Little Fish events has a different theme and location, so check out their website to see what'll be on offer.
Facilities available... As well as the main dance floor, if you're going with younger babies, the 'chill-out' area is perfect to feed in with some simple soft-play toys available. There's a fully licensed bar too, making sure there's entertainment for everyone!
Top tip... Make sure you stick around for the parachute dance which kids of any age love! If you're taking really small children you may also want to take ear defenders. Although the volume's well within safely levels and obviously not as high as a real rave, when you're on the dance floor it could still be quite loud for delicate baby eardrums. Finally, make sure you grab a free Happy Monkey smoothy on the way out.
When to go... The raves are conveniently held at weekends, during the afternoons, so you can get home in good time to do a kids dinner and bedtime routine. Check out the BFLF website for more details of upcoming events.