Big Fish Little Fish Rave, Bournemouth

One of our favourite events to visit each year since we discovered they existed, is a Big Fish Little Fish rave. When M was only small we got invited to our first Big Fish Little Fish party (a 2-4 Hour Party for little people and their parents) in London. It was a Halloween event where we met our friends West Country Mum for the first time and got us hooked on the mixture of dancing and craft with your kids.

This year we got invited back the the Bournemouth Big Fish Little Fish party to help launch the Camp Bestival lead up to the festival fun. Held at the Fire Station night club in Bournemouth, it’s like a step back to my early 20’s as you walk through the door. The smell of snakebite fills the air and the dark pull of the dance floor finds you heading towards the music.


Except the party goers from my youth that had had their fill of Barcardi Breezers have been replaced by a table of craft and free jugs of water for kids replace the shots on the bar. It really is the perfect compromise.

family BFLF

dance floor BFLF

Clara and I love a good dance and long for a clubbing trip, yet adore our little man and hate to think about using up a weekend we have free with him, to spend it clubbing in London and nursing the inevitable hangover. Big Fish Little Fish gives you all the of the raving without the hangover. Though if you want to drink there is alcohol available, though Clara and I prefer to just get our dance on when we go to Big Fish Little Fish. The kids are catered for on the dance floor too, with balloons being thrown from the stage, bubbles for hands to pop and a parachute dance to round off the afternoon.

Crown BFLF

The craft activity was a nod to the Camp Bestival theme, which is “Camp Bestival Sets Sail“. M enjoyed making a pirate ship crown, with all craft activities being included in the ticket price. There was also a giant colouring page taped to the wall, which M enjoyed adding to, this is always a great feature at Big Fish Little Fish and one Clara and I usually join in adding to.

DJ Bubbles BFLF

If you’ve never attended a Big Fish Little Fish party I would certainly suggest you sort that asap! They are so much fun and the perfect way to get your fill of clubbing with the kids in tow.

camp bestival BFLF

We were provided with entry for the purpose of this post. But we are big fans.


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