I came across the Imagine Childrens Festival on Time Out’s website as a last-minute option for things to do with LO. It was being held at London Southbank over the children’s half term period and Sunday was the last day of the festival.
The main event was the Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave – I couldn’t believe what I was reading! There was to be a DJ playing acid house, drum and bass and club classics and the children could party with their parents, make party hats, and decorate a special murual made from kids’ drawings. The ideal age for the event was children from 0-8 years old… Amazing! So I invited one of my mummy friends and she was just as excited as I was to go (possibly even more so). Who could say no to a rave?!
On the day, we had put our little ones down for an early nap to avoid any nasty toddler tantrums. We got to Southbank and the place was brimming with people. Upon arrival it turns out that my friend and I actually got in without having to queue as we had unknowingly entered via the side entrance which happened to be unsupervised at the time – wicked!
We were destined to be there. Music was pumping, colourful disco lights were glowing in the background and the hall was ram-packed with babies, toddlers , bigger children and parents having a good-old boogie. It was a surreal feeling to be partying with the LO but so worthwhile! The rave started at 2PM and was finished by 4:30PM which was more than enough. Most people had left by 3:30PM to get home and we left not long after.
This family rave is not the first of its kind and certainly not the last! The company, Big Fish Little Fish Events are still doing more of these family rave about London so if you can make it along to one near you I highly recommend it! At Southbank it was free due to it being a part of the festival – you will need to look on their website for ticket prices at the other locations (I think it was £8 per adult and £4 per child).
It was an unforgettable day out for sure!
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