Ah, this weekend we are Springing forwards towards lighter nights and long summer evenings and this my friends means that Festival season is nearly upon us!! WHOOP WHOOP! I love a good festival, I first went to Reading with Mr L as a present for his 21st birthday (somewhere around 1767). We saw the Fun Loving Criminals (Huey winked at me- no it couldn’t have been another member of the humongous crowd!) and since then I have experienced the bonkers brilliance of V Festival, Cream Fields, Global Gathering and Glastonbury. Festivals are the ultimate excuse to wear neon without apology and act like a care free kid for a weekend. I LOVE THEM.
Now we have two under threes I think Glasto is a little out of our reach, for this year at least. The ticket prices make me weep and with 2 weddings abroad this year it just wasn’t an option.
Happily though, that doesn’t mean we are abandoning the idea all together- oh no, quite the opposite my friends- we are off to Lolibop!
Oh yes we are! At £17.50 including parking the ticket prices are far more palatable and, as you just got for the day there’s no issue of waking up with a mouth like Gandhi’s flip-flop at 5am as the sun streams through your canvas roof. So far so good!
It sounds amazing! I never ever expected to hear myself say such things but, a day out in the sunshine with the littlies wandering around various activities such as art, yoga, baby ballet and a teddy bears picnic whilst slurping on an ice-cream is right up my street.
Hang on a cotton pickin’ minute…Did you say Animal Man is going to be there? AND Katy Ashworth AND- The Science Museum. Amazing.
Lolibop is now in it’s 4th year and expects this year to be its biggest and best yet with zones and activities selected to suit all everyone up to the age of 10. With a new home- the extremely grand Hatfield House, amazing grounds and on site parking and a train station only 5 minutes walk away, I am mentally packing my bag already with funky shades and the factor 50! Who wants to join us?
Being in Hertfordshire it’s obviously a bit of a trek for us Northerners but you could make a weekend of it- it’s on from Friday 15th through to Sunday 17th August and, there are plenty of places to stay near by, plus other attractions to keep you busy for a whole weekend- call it your staycation perhaps? I am going into full on planning mode shortly! Geek.
One of the main things that attracted me to Lolibop is the fact that, though there will be big name TV characters there, it is not all centered around them. There are reading hubs, theatre performances, dance workshops as well as graffiti classes and nature talks so, it sounds like there really is something for everyone. Oh no, I am genuinely getting quite excited just writing about it!
Anyway, if you fancy it, early bird tickets go on sale tomorrow (28th March) and a full line up of acts and attractions will be announced on the 28th April so check here for more details.
See you there!
I’ll be the cool one in the shades…