Lollibop Kids’ Festival and a Family Pass Giveaway!

Win some tickets to  Lollibop this summer, the UK’s most fabulous festival for kids! With an incredible line up of acts, performances, activities and crafts, this year looks set to be better than ever, and fantastic fun for all under 10 year olds!Win tickets to the 2013 Lollibop Festival
Last year we went to the Lollibop Festival for kids and the girls had a wonderful time (read our review of the excellent 2012 Lollibop Festival here!) There were favourite faces like Mister Maker, stage shows such as the Go Go Go Show and plays such as The Gruffalo (which they loved so much they watched twice!) There were tents filled with fantastic arts and crafts activities, interactive storytelling sessions, play areas and live music and they talked about the fabulous day out for months afterwards.
This year we are thrilled to be official Lollibop Blog Ambassadors, and we can’t wait to report back on our time at the new event with the fantastic line up this year! We’ve had word that not only are Peppa and George coming along, but Justin Fletcher (aka Mr Tumble!) will also be doing a two live shows on the weekend days! My girls are so excited!  There are going to be storytelling events, science experiments, activities for tweens and a fabulous sensory play area for babies and toddlers! The organisers really have thought out every detail so carefully to suit the needs and interests of children (and their carers) so well. IMG_8978
Here are plenty more facts about this year’s LolliBop:
  • LolliBop is the UK’s biggest kids festival, where all activity is aimed at the under 10s.
  • The three-day event takes place from August 16 – 18 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
  • The line-up includes Cbeebies superstar Justin Fletcher (Saturday and Sunday only), Dick and Dom, Skylanders SWAP Force, Shaun The Sheep Championsheeps, Peppa Pig, Science Museum Live, Postman Pat, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Transformers, Poppy Cat, Rastamouse (Friday only) and Cloudbabies.
LolliBop, The Big Bash for Little People
LolliBop’s live theatre tent – The Lollipalladiam – showcases performances from pioneering and internationally renowned companies and artists.
Tween Town is especially for older kids, with cool activities like DJ workshops, movie editing and beatboxing masterclasses.
Lolli Stops are situated throughout the festival for 3-10 year olds to get crafty, there’s also a 3ft and under zone for pre-schoolers.
The Enchanted Forest will host reading and stories,  and there’s also a brand new Discovery ZoneMeadows areaLolli Promenade and much more.
Want to win tickets for up to 4 people to attend the Lollibop festival this year?
Simply leave a comment below, making sure to enter a valid email address (I won’t be able to contact you otherwise!)
Please read the full terms and conditions below. Winner will be chosen at random using an online random number generator.
Competition Terms & Conditions
·      The competition closes July 15th at 11.59pm 
·      We have one family pass to giveaway. The 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 16, or August 17 or August 18. The date must be specified at time of confirming the prize 
·      Travel and accommodation are not included
·      The prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative will be offered
 –     The prize is non transferable and ID will be required at time of collecting the tickets
  –    The prize includes all events and activities at LolliBop but not food and drink from any stalls or outlets
   –    Open to UK residents only
EDIT: Using the number 77 was drawn. Congratulations to Natasha Corder! An email will be on its way to you! I hope the rest of you can make it to the festival too!


  1. Hollie says

    What an amazing looking festival. Please consider us for the tickets. Also love the emails with fun stuff ideas – banking them all for when our baby is old enough! Particularly liked the shaving foam and cotton wool idea and will have to sort a messy table.

  2. Elizabeth goldbrom says

    Thanks for the reminder, I’ve looked at this festival for the past two years but not gone will definitely go this year my girls would love it…I’m not sure if be able to get my eldest one to leave!!!!

  3. Anna France-Williams says

    We’d love to go to the festival. I’ve just been looking at the photos with my 3 year old and shes excited about the possibility. Thanks for all the ideas you post on this site. We get a lot of inspiration for our toddler group.

  4. Stacey Weiser says

    This sounds like so much fun, for my son and for us!!! Problem is the cost of tickets is really high, plus travel to London, that I do not know how anyone could afford to go. If we could win that means a great family day out and less impact to our meager finances. Thank you!!!!

  5. Cheryl says

    Never heard of this festival but your correct with the brillant organisation for all ages. Would love to win tickets to take my grandaughter 3.5yrs old, she would be blown away and say WOWSER Nanny :)

  6. says

    Heard of this fest, but haven’t managed to go before… It’s a bit different to my festival! Be lovely to win tickets :)

  7. Kimberley says

    So so excited about this been saveing since Xmas so that my little family can go, desperate to win tickets so my sister and her 3 children can come with us, shes recently been made redundant so had to pull out :-( so would love to be able to treat her and my nieces and nephew(8,5,1). My 3 year very excited about peppy pig, my 1 year old will love cloud babies and mummy can’t wait to see Dick and Dom :-)

  8. Jag Flore says

    Looks like a fab festival, lots to do with the kids! Please consider me for tickets, would love to go

  9. Jade Taylor says

    Sounds fantastic I’m sure my little boy would love it! Be nice for him to have some time with us before baby comes along! :)

  10. Keeley says

    Would love to go with my daughter, the cloudbabies are attending and they are her favourite :)

  11. Maria Holden says

    I would love to go along to this with my baby son Theo and his little chums. Mummy world is so cool. Love the blog BTW, we have been trying out making the home made rattles and sensory explore bottles. Its amazing what you can do with, some old plastic bottle, giant couscous and glitter. Thanks for the inspiration. Xxx

  12. Charlotte says

    Would love to take my children to this looks a fun day for everyone, they love art and crafts and Mr Tumble is my sons favourite!

  13. Marie says

    Wow, this sounds amazing – and the day before my daughter’s 2nd birthday! Thanks for sharing. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for the prize draw :)

  14. Victoria says

    Thanks so much for sharing. Have been showing my wee girl pics and she thinks it looks great!
    Sounds like a brill festival for little ones. X

  15. Amy says

    Certainly looks like ‘something special!’. I just know my family would LOVE it! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Karen says

    I’ve been told its amazing so this is such a brilliant giveaway. Fingers crossed.

  17. Maria Raaff says

    We really wanted to go last year but couldn’t make it. We will try harder this year! Thank you for the chance! x

  18. Nannette Kirkman-Graham says

    I know my three foster sons would love this event. It looks amazing!

  19. Chris says

    Looks like a fantastic festival. I’m sure my little one would love it. Good luck to everyone who enters and I look forward to reading your blog. Have fun!

  20. Tina says

    Thanks for this post! Hadn’t heard of this festival before and looks fab! Please include us in the draw.

  21. Tess says

    Love Lollibop and would love to go. Both me and the kids would love to see Justin :)

  22. Jenni says

    Just showed this post to Daddy. I was very excited but it seems Daddy knew all about it from seeing it advertised on the trains in London and decided to keep it quiet in case we wanted to go…! Thanks for drawing it to my attention. We will continue to harass him about it as a family for the next month- free tickets may help! X

  23. Sarah Donald says

    Some friends of ours mentioned this festival to us a few years ago but I had forgotten the name. Sound great. Please enter us for tickets

  24. Alex Birtwistle says

    Ooh heard great things about this from a friend who went last yr. Would love to see Mr Tumble please!

  25. Tessa says

    Sounds perfect – storytelling, science experiments and sensory play (not to mention Peppa and George). Thanks for the info

  26. Helen says

    15th July is my return to work after a very happy maternity leave. A fellow teacher, I am feeling strange about leaving my children to teach someone else’s. Tickets would cheer me up no end 😉

  27. Jackie says

    What a brilliant sounding festival! Are hoping to go up to London in the summer-what a treat this would be during our weekend!

  28. Kelly Dutton says

    My family went to Lollibop last year and had such a great day out. I would love to go again now my daughter is a year older as I think she’d enjoy it even more!

  29. Charlotte says

    what a wonderful chance! I’ve got friends who’ve been before, but we never have….keeping our fingers crossed :)

  30. Helen says

    Wow it’s the first I’ve heard of it but sounds wonderful, my two would love to go and so would I!

  31. Sarah says

    Sounds a really fun festival that me and my 6-year-old would love! Thank you for your lovely website too.

  32. Jenna Spurgeon says

    This looks a great place to take children! Think my girls would love it:) thanks as always for a great blog!

  33. says

    My son and I went to Lollibop last year, this year we want to take one of our friends who recently became a single parent to enjoy summer in style. Our favourite was probably Dick and Dom , the food and free drinks floating around. Totally great event , can’t wait to go.

  34. Stella Tudor says

    Hi, I love, love, love your blog! I consult it every few days for ideas for my own children and my EYFS setting. Please, please, please consider us for these amazing tickets. Thank you. x

  35. Cat says

    Ooooohhh im heading to London on the 15th already so tickets to this would just be the icing on the cake :)

  36. says

    I considered going to this last year but decided it would be too much for a one year old and three years year old with the travel as well. A year on and I think it would be beyond amazing for them both, especially in its new venue which is easier for us to get to and will be fantastic to see again now the Games are over! Please consider us for the prize!

  37. Emma Miles says

    This would make a fantastic first festival experience for my little one! I think I’d be equally (if not more) excited : )

  38. kim says

    Wow this looks amazing! I love checking out your ideas for my 2 girls aged 3 1/4 and 10.5 months, also for my job as a primary teacher. Thanks x

  39. Kath V says

    hello we’d love to go and visit Lollibop, my girls are just hte right age to have lots of fun at the festival, they’d love to see Peppa and Justin! thanks

  40. Claire Gilbert says

    My boys would love this as their first festival, it sounds like lots of fun!

  41. Alex C says

    This would be a dream come true for my little girl! She is the biggest Justin fan ever!! :)

  42. Kelly Ellen Hirst says

    I love lollibop, have been the past two years and would live to go again, especially as my nephew at age 2 will be really into it this year!

  43. Lorraine Stanhope says

    Lollibop looks so exciting this year, especially as it will be at the Olympic Park! My girls are absolutely crackers for Peppa Pig and would be over the moon to go (and mummy too!!)

  44. Rachael says

    Wow wow wow !!! We are all huge fans and we would very much love to come to this and join in the fun . Our daughter LOVES all the characters and loves to dance and sing and this would just make her ( and mummy and daddy’s ) day .
    Please consider us for the free tickets . We would really love it .

  45. says

    Sounds like a fantastic festival and we would love to be able to go. It would make our staycation much more fun. x

  46. Cat Hosking says

    I love the idea of a children’s festival, It looks exciting for the adults too! x

  47. Caroline Powner says

    Lollibop should consider diversifying outside of London and bring some special festival fun to the children of the nation!

  48. Pippa says

    Oooh! My little girl would love to go to this – and so would I. If Peppa Pig’s there then she’d be in her element. Yes please to being entered in the prize draw!

  49. Sarah Haig says

    I would love to take my daughter to this festival as a treat (she has been a superstar this year adjusting to the birth of her twin brothers and all the changed in our life since their arrival).

  50. Marie Dymond says

    I would love to win the family pass. With a wonderful 2 year old daughter and another little one on the way, we are trying to fill our time, giving her magical memories before our family of three becomes four! X

  51. Louisa says

    W would love to go to this! I adore your blog, it keeps my children and our toddler group well entertained :>

  52. Hannah, Ella and Nat says

    Wow! Mr tumble and friends at the Olympic site AND loads of creative fun, that sounds awesome. We’re all keeping our fingers and toes crossed for a win. Many thanks for sharing.

  53. Lana Fairington says

    This festival sounds incredible, would love to take my girls!! <3 thank you for all your wonderful craft ideas, our fav at the mo is the outdoor kitchen, my 3yr old is loving the excuqse to get muddy!! :)

  54. Nicolle court says

    We decided it would cost us a small fortune so haven’t bought tickets :(
    Our daughter would LOVE to go!!! Can’t believe you’re doing a competition for tickets!!
    Fingers crossed!!!!!

  55. Oona Samra says

    This festival looks fab, my little girl would absolutely love it. Fingers crossed :0)

  56. Toni Lilley says

    Mr Tumble? MR TUMBLE?? If my child was toilet trained (hes only 15 months) he would wet himself with excitement! He would love love love to see him (me too… secret pleasures and all that!)

  57. Susan White says

    We would absolutely love to win tickets to this – sounds absolutely amazing!

  58. cheri gibbons says

    wow looks fantastic my three children (even though two are older )would love this the eldest two love the little ones stuff and tv shows and fully interact with her ..recently my middle child who is 11 declared pepper pig as one of his new favorite shows lol ..they tried for ages to convenience everyone he only watches it for his little sister lol

  59. Ruth says

    This looks like my kind of festival! My girls would absolutely love to go too! 😉

  60. Rebecca Watson says

    I have never been to the lollipop festival and my family would love to go and join in the fun.
    I’d just like to say here how amazing this site is, I am always looking on this site for fun activities to try at home and at work.
    Thanks Rebecca

  61. Abigail Athaide says

    Wow – what an amazing idea a festival especially for children. As we have finally got a beautiful summer it sounds perfect. Love your website, all inspires me to do something more creative with my son and frequently involves us both covered in goo and paint good for both of us.

  62. Polly Thompson says

    We went to Lollibop in 2010 & 2011 and thought it was a great event for children. Our daughter is now rising 4 and I think it would be perfect for her age group – especially if Mister Maker will be there!

  63. Nicky says

    Have never heard of this event but it looks fab, I am sure my two under 5yr olds and the little girl I childmind would love to go along given the chance! If I don’t win, have yourselves lots of fun being ambassadors! xx

  64. louise says

    The festival sounds great, I had never heard of it! Thank you for all the great ideas!

  65. Kirsty says

    This looks amazing – my daughter would love it. We both love your Facebook page – great ideas (I have adapted some of them to use at school too- thank you).

  66. Vicky lee says

    Would love to win tickes for my and my boys! And hubby too! Looks like such a fun day! Xxx

  67. Kathryn says

    What a great idea for a festival! We would love to take our little girls! Thank you :)

  68. Emma Dyer says

    Wow! What a fab competition. My son would be in heaven if we went to this! Good luck everyone.

  69. caroline says

    This sounds great. Just the sort of thing my kids would love. Fingers crossed we win!

  70. Emma Hall says

    Wow this looks like such a great day out I’ve never seen or been to anything like it its a great idea.

  71. Jen says

    My six year old would love this! Would love the chance to go before he’s much older.

  72. julia says

    t heard of this before but it looks great! With our 3 aged 10, 3.5 and 2 there’d be something for all if them ! We can’t afford a holiday again this year so pls enter us in the draw free tickets would be lovely thankyou xxx

  73. Sarah says

    We would be over the moon and so lucky to win!! Our son and daughter would have such a fantastic time. Fingers crossed! Thank you!

  74. jade webb says

    Gosh hope im in time,this festival looks great. I know my little girl would love it and also my godson. We are always visiting your site for fun ideas! My daughter really loved the winter activities and definitely going to try the flower ice cubes. She loves daisies and will love this!

  75. Charlotte Hacking says

    Would LOVE to win these. My girl is a huge fan of Dick and Dom. Would earn serious mum points! :-)

  76. Caroline says

    Fingers crossed for my little boys, they love all things imagination tree and the festival would really be a highlight for them this summer.

  77. Vickie says

    This looks great. I’ve not heard of lollipop before but it looks like a great first festival for my little one…. And me too!

  78. angela lunn says

    My grandson would love to go to the festival he loves peppa and George and Mr tumble hope we get picked it will be fantasticxx

  79. Sophie Page says

    I would love to take my neices to lollipop – it sounds wonderful! Also your blog is the best for ideas, your house must be so much fun! Can’t wait to show my daughter how to get messy in 101 different ways!

  80. Liz says

    We would love to win – my kids would have a ball – and we are long overdue a visit to London to see some old friends!!

  81. Aishah Hussain says

    Hiya! We have been wanting to go for the past 4yrs but it hasn’t happened :(
    Looks like a fab festival!

  82. Ellen says

    This year’s lollibop looks bigger and better than ever and we really wanna go! Been before and it’s definitely a highlight in our yearly calendar so thanks for running the comp!

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