Lollibop on the High Seas and Win Tickets to Lollibop 2014

Last Sunday my children and I were invited on board the good ship Lolli Rodger to experience some high seas tomfoolery courtesy of Lollibop!

Yes, the fantastic Lollibop team put together this one off event as a little pre-festival taster of fun for little ones on a boat trip down the Thames, and what a fab time was had by all!

The Pirates and Princesses theme was perfect, although my boys didn’t want to dress up, there were lots of kiddies that did and they looked great! On board the specially prepared boat there was a mini disco, arts and crafts, face painting and games! The boat set sail down the Thames from Butlers Wharf at 11am and we were back again at around 12.30 so just enough time to fit everything in without it becoming too much! And who can resist taking in the London scenery which to me is always beautiful.

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So much fun and excitement for the kids on board

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Arts and Crafts, my children enjoyed this very much

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 Beautiful views

We had a great time and it has seriously whet our appetites now for the main event, not long to wait… just over a month to go until Lollibop arrives at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Hatfield House is easily accessible by road, or rail, just 20 mins from London Kings Cross and has ample parking on site.

Have you got your tickets yet?


Lazy Town Live, Bear Grylls Survival Academyand other top names have been added to the already brilliant lineup.  LolliBoppers are invited to join the hit television show Lazy Town Live on the main stage at this year’s festival.  Stephanie, the new girl in town, with the help of her back flipping super hero friend Sportacus, will teach festival goers how to get active, what is “sports candy”, where good energy comes from and most importantly how to become super heroes! This highly energetic mini show will have everyone jumping, dancing and singing along!

Join the universal language of rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance in the STOMP workshops.  The team behind the hit West End show will be taking up residence at LolliBop running workshops across the weekend.  Step into the exciting world of music using pipes, bins, plastic bottles and much more… and once fully trained, mini STOMP-ers are invited to join the daily parade to showcase their new talents.  Bin lids have never been so much fun.

Calling all muggles and magical folk! Sign up to Harry’s Wizard School and take part in fun antics and enchanted activities…. Ever wondered which house you would belong to?  Well now you can find out with a visit to the sorting hat! Plus put your wizarding skills to the test with Bean Planting Workshops, Wand Making Workshops andBroomstick Training.  Expect one or two special guest appearances too!

Making the most of LolliBop’s new home with its fantastic green spaces and woodlands, the incredible Bear Grylls Survival Academy will be joining LolliBop for the first time. Taster sessions, include Fire Lighting, Shelter Building, Camouflaging and Concealment, Gross Eating and many more.  Have you got what it takes to survive?

A must for all budding Beckhams, Rooneys and Bales is the Tottenham Hotspur Global Coaching Team who will be at LolliBop teaching kids essential football skills, including passing, dribbling, keepy uppies, shooting, 5-a-side and more.

The newly announced acts and activities join an already vast confirmed line up of some of the biggest names in kids entertainment, including:

CBeebiesSuperstar Justin Fletcher (Saturday & Sunday)

Mister Maker (Friday only)

Mr Bloom

CBBC’s Big Friday Wind Up stars Sam & Mark

Andy Day’s Live Show

Thomas & Friends

Chris &Pui Mini Roadshow

Scooby-Doo! The Mystery of the Pyramid

Cook and Line from Swashbuckle (Fri & Sat)

Michaela Strachan’s Really Wild Adventures Show

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic present a Silent Disco!

Join In with Southbank Centre, including music, dancing, fashion shows, DJs, pirate school, den making and takeaway crafts

Skylanders Trap Team

Postman Pat Mini Show

The Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre

Science Museum.

National Geographic Kids woodlands takeover

Beano events

I don’t know about you but I think all of the above in one place at the same time? How is this possible and can all of this really take place over a weekend? This is why Lollibop is the best kids festival, ever!


The team behind the LolliBop festival – Broadwick Live and Live Nation – have announced their partnership with Sparks, the leading children’s medical research charity. The UK’s biggest kids festival, which takes place at Hatfield House and includes hundreds of engaging activities, interactive zones and big name performances all aimed the under 10’s, now will give families the opportunity to make a life-changing difference to other children by simply having fun.

As the leading children’s medical research charity Sparks is dedicated to funding and championing pioneering research into a range of conditions affecting babies, children and pregnant women. Since 1991 Sparks charity has committed over £27million to pioneering research projects across a wide spectrum of medical conditions including childhood cancers, cerebral palsy, premature birth and spina bifida. In total Sparks has funded more than 270 research projects in more than 80 hospitals, universities and research institutions across the UK and abroad.

Festival director, Gareth Cooper said: “LolliBop is a fantastic family day out and we’re delighted that this new partnership with Sparks will enable us to communicate some really important messages about the great work they do, as well as hopefully raising lots of money for this great cause along the way.”

Sparks will host interactive stands and exciting events each day to add to the mini-festival goer’s experience such as a treasure trail, celebrity bake-off and a chance to find out more about the science behind their research.

Each year, less than £10 per child in the UK is spent on research into child health. Every day 1 in 30 babies are born in the UK with a condition which may affect them for life. Sparks raises money to fund pioneering children’s medical research to get this to change.

Zillah Bingley, Sparks’ Chief Executive, said: “We’re really excited to be part of Lollibop this year. As well as providing some fantastic funactivities for children, support through the festival can help us to fund another ground-breaking medical project. Together we can move closer to funding cures or treatments for some of the most devastating conditions that turn a child and family’s life upside down.”

To book tickets and make a donation to Sparks, visit



Lollibop 2014


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a Rafflecopter giveaway


Terms & Conditions
  • The competition closes on 1st August 2014
  • We have one family pass to giveaway. Each pass admits 4 people, one person in the group must be aged over 18 (NB children under the age of 12 months do not require a ticket)
  • The winning family can attend on the day of their choice, either August 15, or August 16 or August 17. The date must be specified at time of confirming the prize
  • Travel and accommodation are not included
  • The prize is non-refundable and cash alternative will be offered
  • The prize is non transferable and ID will be required at time of collecting the ticket wristband upon arrival
  • The prize includes all events and activities at LolliBop but not food and drink from any stalls or bar

Good Luck


  1. Cheryl Kean says

    Mr Bloom, he was my grandaughters favorite so a pic for her resting place would be lovely x

  2. amy gonzalez says

    Justin fletcher!

  3. My son especially would love to see Justin Fletcher. He likes all the other Cbeebies characters as well

  4. Sandra Lane says

    Would love to see Lazytown at Lollibop as both me and my daughter love Sporticus!

  5. Adrian crook says

    Science Museum

  6. Kelly Dutton says

    Lazy town live

  7. Leanne Lunn says

    Justin Fletcher my daughter thinks he is great

  8. Natalie Crossan says

    Mr Tumbleeeeee!!

  9. Ben Thompson says

    Justin Fletcher, my kids are mad for him!

  10. Kerry Locke says

    The kids and I would love to see Justin Fletcher … Huge Mr Tumble fans

  11. postman pat. son is mad on him!

  12. Samantha J says

    Mr Bloom my daughter likes him and so do I 🙂

  13. Sam & Mark

  14. maggie ali says

    Scooby-Doo and Mr Tumble

  15. Elizabeth (Liz) Briggs says

    Everything sounds amazing. We have never been so it would be a wonderful experience for all of us 🙂 My children would be awestruck to see Justin Fletcher and Mr Bloom 🙂

  16. Val Swift says

    Justin Fletcher and Mr Maker

  17. Hannah Lord says

    We’d love to see Mister Maker he’s my little boy’s favourite 🙂

  18. Justin Fletcher!

  19. Naomi Hutchins says

    Mr Bloom, my daughter ( and I I might add ) think he is fab

  20. Cheron Titus says

    Justin Fletcher – we all love him!


    Horrible Histories, fantastic for the children, very educational yet fun at the same time, My girls love the show.

  22. Justin Fletcher

  23. Michaela Turner says

    Mr Maker, my son loves him!

  24. emma falvi says

    Justin fletcher

  25. katrina walsh says

    Its all about Justin Fletcher in our house!

  26. Angie Poulding says

    Postman Pat mini show

  27. Lorraine Tinsley says

    Mr Tumble, my daughter thinks he is great!

  28. Mr Maker 🙂

  29. Sarah Wyatt says

    My daughter has just become fascinated by Justin Fletcher so I would lover her to see him in the flesh!

  30. Justin

  31. Michelle Pitt says

    Wow, I didnt know anything about this festival!!! Sounds so fab, would be brill for the summer hols.

    My little boys are completely obsessed with Mister Maker – so that would be our choice. I can’t imagine how they would react if they actually saw him in real life or in “our world” as my 5 year old would describe it..!

    Fab prize, fingers crossed!

  32. Justin! x

  33. Michaela Strachan’s Really Wild Adventures Show

  34. Kathryn Booth says

    mister maker and chris and pui

  35. michelle banks says

    it has to be justin fletcher, my grandaughter loves him!

  36. Andy Kadir-Buxton says

    My son is football mad, and would love advice from the Tottenham coaches.

  37. Alison Clark says

    I would love us to see Mr maker again – but the whole thing excites me – i’ve never been before but I want to take my niece who will have just turned 5 for a special treat.

  38. steve pitt says

    Swashbucklers are very popular with my 3 little boys. they get so excited about the programme when it comes on…only time they are collectively quiet!! they would love this! great blog by the way made me laugh 🙂

  39. Debi Gillard says

    Would have to be Justin for us!

  40. Mister Maker- the girls love him1

  41. helen booth says

    Justin! Can’t imagine how excited my daughter would be if she saw him!!!

  42. Justin

  43. Caroline Kelly says

    Postman pat

  44. justin

  45. The kids love Justin and Thomas the choo choo (as Harry calls him)

  46. Our boys are looking forward to Scooby Doo and the Skylanders Trap Team!

  47. My son wants to see the skylanders team!

  48. Laura Theobald says

    So much to choose from!!! My son wants to see Sam & Mark, My 4 year old daughter thinks she is a swashbuckler & my three year old daughter would be over the moon to see Justin Fletcher. I want to see Mr.Bloom & the veggies. xxx

  49. Viv Gilbey says

    Justin Fletcher – and the look on my daughters face when she sees him!


    Mr Bloom, my daughter loves him

  51. liz ferguson says

    Justin fletcher

  52. Petra Hora says

    Justin Fletcher

  53. Claire Nelson says

    We would really like to see Justin.

  54. Justin Fletcher!

  55. My son’s face when he sees Thomas!

  56. Louise B-G says

    Justin Fletcher is a family favourite.

  57. My five year old is currently obsessed with Lazy Town so we’d love to see Lazy Town Live!

  58. I’d like to see the gorgeous Mr bloom but my twins are Mr tumble fans so Justin Fletcher will be a huge hit with them

  59. Allan Fullarton says

    Justin Fletcher

  60. yvette morgan says

    Lazy Town 🙂

  61. Keri Jones says

    I really want to go to the Wizard school and be ‘sorted’ and my son would love to see Thomas and Friends 🙂

  62. leanne williams says

    Justin Fletcher, my kids are mad for him!

  63. Gemma wright says

    Another vote for Justin fletcher! Xx

  64. Angela Paull says

    Mr Bloom 😉 (Suspect the 3 year old might prefer Thomas)

  65. The silent disco sounds fun!

  66. Michaela Strachan’s Really Wild Adventures Show!

  67. victoria thurgood says

    Skylanders Trap Team

  68. Pamela Chang says

    Andy Day’s live show and Bear Grylls Survival Academy… my littlest boy is a HUGE fan of Andy’s Dinosaur adventures and my older boy would absolutely love to see Bear Grylls in action!

  69. Jenny Barker says

    Thomas and friends and my kids faces :0)

  70. Julia Plant says

    Justin Fletcher – my kids would love to see him

  71. Mr Maker but think my daughter will want to see Thomas

  72. jessica newman says

    my son wants to see thomas

  73. My little boys face as he try’s to take it all in is what I most want to see. Excited to see all of it 🙂

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