My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Family Fun at Lollibop - The BIG Bash for Little People!

It's that time of year again. The annual Lollibop Festival is getting ready to come to London!

This will be the third Lollibop Festival that has been held since the fun began in August 2011. Munchkin and I have been lucky enough to have attended the Lollibop Festival for both 2011 and 2012 and are looking forward to joining in the fun and games for 2013 too! And this year, the festival for families is returning to a new venue. In both 2011 and 2012, this hugely popular event has been held at Regents Park in London. This year, however, although remaining in London, the festival will visit The Olympic Park for its 3 day extravaganza, for the 16th, 17th and 18th August, 2013. If you ask Munchkin about Lollibops, she will recall all sorts! She would tell you all about the face painting, the main stage action, The Zingzillas, Tiny Pop, and the yummy ice-cream! And there is so much more to see too!

LolliBop, The Big Bash for Little People, is returning for 2013 to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London – and will take place on August 16-18.
Event Manager, Jenny Kane said: 

“We are really excited to be taking LolliBop to the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This is the first children’s event to take place in what looks set to become one of the premier event locations in the UK.  It has so many benefits for our visitors, including great transport links and family friendly tube stations. LolliBop has gone from strength to strength since our first event in 2011 and Queen  Elizabeth Olympic Park gives us the opportunity to create an even more exciting and dynamic family day out. It’s an amazing opportunity for LolliBop to be part of such an important legacy ”

Dennis Hone, Chief Executive, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park said: 

“This summer at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park there will be something for everyone. We are delighted to be welcoming LolliBop to join this year’s line-up. LolliBop encompasses some of the best loved names in children’s entertainment, as well as quality theatre, crafts and activities. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park begins to open from July 2013 and will be fully open from spring 2014. We are on track to deliver a fantastic summer events series and a great legacy for east London.”

Returning LolliBoppers will see old favourites mixed with new attractions for 2013, including:

LolliBop Live – playing host to some of the biggest names in kids entertainment, with live music and performances from stars of stage and screen.  Headliners coming soon…

Lollipalladiam - is a live theatre tent showcasing performances from pioneering and internationally renowned companies and artists. 

The LolliBop Kitchen where creative little cooks will have the chance to learn new skills from live demonstrations and interactive workshops.

Tween Town will host a number of activities including street dance, hula-hoop, and beat-box workshops.

Imagination Stations - A hub of creativity with lots of mess and mayhem thrown in! From clay modeling, puppet making, customised fashion workshops, balloon modeling, graffiti painting, face painting and much more

Science Zone - Make a rocket, hold a dry ice cube, or get messy with gooey slime in the LolliBop lab - brimming with exploding experiments for pint sized guests to try!

Run wild and have fun in the LolliSports area.  With activities including retro favorites like swingball, hula-hoop and frisbee to football tournaments and sports day style races. 

The pre-school 3ft & Under area is also returning, along with the Enchanted Forest and The Village Green with live music, craft stalls and street theatre, making it an ideal spot for a picnic.

Extensive covered buggy parks, baby changing and breast-feeding areas will be available.

As you can see, there is fun to be had by all! The Lollibop Festival has loads of enjoyment for the whole family! For me, seeing the smile on Munchkin's face for the whole day is all the enjoyment I need! And this year, she will be sharing her special day with Beastie as she insists that she is now old enough to join us! Let's just keep our fingers crossed for fair weather!

Keep up to date with all the latest news from Lollibop HQ by following their FACEBOOK PAGE and checking them out on TWITTER. You can also visit the Festival WEBSITE to purchase your tickets for the 2013 fun! If you're quick, you may even get your tickets at a discounted Earlybird rate!

Maybe we'll see you there!

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