Last year, we were lucky enough to win tickets to the LolliBop Festival – the big bash for little people. It was held at the Olympic Park which was semi-open last August and while the location was easy for us to get to by car or train, I didn’t feel it really worked as a festival venue. There were too many bottlenecks and it just didn’t flow. But this didn’t spoil our fun and we had a really good day out.
The organisers say they’ve taken on board the feedback from last year and today announced this year’s venue as the beautiful Hatfield House and grounds. Although this is a little further north, it is still incredibly accessible both by car and train; just off the A1 motorway or an easy 20 minute train journey from Kings Cross in central London with a short stroll from the station at the other end. There are gardens and woodland and even without all the entertainment promised by the LolliBop team, it would make a perfect family day out.
I for one can’t wait to give LolliBop another go this August at its gorgeous new venue. Bear will be just three by then and both her and Bunny are avid CBeebies watchers which means they’ll be much more familiar with some of the characters that are bound to be there. The line up promises to be jam packed with some of the biggest names in children’s entertainment, live theatre performances, creative workshops and sporting activities and even more planned that is yet to be announced. It really will be a magical day to remember! Roll on summer!
LolliBop takes place on 15, 16 and 17 August 2014 at Hatfield House and Gardens. Early bird tickets are available to buy from Friday 28 March 2014 and cost just £17.50pp with limited free on site parking available. Keep up to date with announcements on the LolliBop website or Like their Facebook page. LolliBop is also on Twitter as @lollibopuk