On Sunday we went to Hatfield House to attend our very first festival with the kids in tow –
the amazing and very popular “LolliBop Festival“!
I heard from loads of my Blogger Friends what great fun it was last year so when i saw that this time they will be holding it in Hatfield House which is only 50 minutes away from us we couldn’t wait to “bob along” and check it out for ourselves.
We planned to make our our way there nice and early for opening time but due to the Boys not arriving back from a day out in Brighton rather late at night Saturday i let them have a lie in and we arrived midday at the Festival.
Upon arrival we where greeted by a massive field full of little colourful stations.
Although it seemed like there where a lot of People due to the fact it was all so spread out there were hardly any queues (unless you wanted to see a show in the Lollipaladium).
Finn’s first activity was checking out the Parcour from the Bear Grylls Survival Academy which he thought was great fun! Running through sticks underneath some netting through the tunnel and jump into a Jeep whats not to like:
Then we headed to see the Animal Man UK in the National Geographic Kids Tent who done a fantastic show which had both Mr. C. and Finn gripped:
I was really glad i printed out the Timetable and highlighted the stuff i wanted to see and do because it helped us plan a little bit.
We meet up with Jo from Sit Still Monkeys, Clare from Emmy’s Mummy and Liz from The Hart of the Munchkin Patch and their little ones who had a fun time on the Kia Bouncy Castle:
Molly-May couldn’t help herself she checked out Jo’s yummy Lunchbox in her uebercool Brandon Wagons whilst the Monkeys weren’t looking of course! And Emmy and Munchkin looked super relaxed being pushed around. Those Wagons look fab and certainly did there job very well carrying cargo and the kids around the place.
Just when we where heading to another area I spotted Finns best mate Josh and his parents and for the rest of the day the boys (as well as the Daddy’s) where joint by the hip!
We meet a few Bears and the kids had fun with their Bubble Guns, we spotted Hagrid and Harry Potter and checked out Thomas the Tank Engine and Finn had a cuddle with Fireman Sam:
I have to say although it got its name as “the festival for little people” it has so much more to offer!
For instants the food stalls where amazing and certainly not your average Burger and Chips Van i had a pulled pork sandwich which was delishious and us Mummies might have enjoyed 1 or maybe even 2 lovely cups of Strawberry with warm chocolate sauce as desert whilst watching Justin live
and the Daddy’s loved the fact they had there very own “Adult Creche Bar”
what more do you want (in the words of Mr. C.):
Although we didn’t manage to get to the Meet and Greet with Finn’s Favourite Andy Day we manage to watch his last Show in the Lollipaladium on Sunday late Afternoon and he didn’t disappoint.
Finn loved it and joined in with some dancing in front of the stage with loads of other children.
There was just not enough hours in the day for us to discover all the brilliant little workshops and stalls Lollibop had to offer from Dent Making to Ginger bread men decorating to magical workshops and much much more!
We know one thing for sure we will be back to do some more bopping next year!!
THANK YOU LOLLIBOP!!
Disclaimer: I have been send some free Blogger Press Tickets for reviewing purposes, but all thoughts and opinions are mine.
What a great post AK. It's a great day out and we had so much fun! Awe, I shall show big monkey what you think of his t.shirt! Thanks xx
likewise it was such a fab day with you all!! cant wait to go back next year!! x