SKYLANDERS TO JOIN LOLLIBOP FESTIVAL
LolliBop, in partnership with John Lewis, is returning to Regent's Park this summer, with a line up designed to delight mini festival goers. Billed as The Big Bash for Little People, the event takes place between August 17 and 19 and is aimed at children up to the age of 10.
Smash hit video game Skylanders will be on site for the full three days giving kids the chance to better get to know their favourite Skylanders and to visit the magical Skylands – in real life!
The fun-filled Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Arena Tour will provide visitors with a wealth of interactive and entertaining activities including a chance to be amongst the first in the world to have a look and play of Skylanders Giants. There will be two Giants statues showcasing brand new characters – a huge photo opportunity! Families will also experience the Portal of PowerTM Stage and Play Podium where visitors will be encouraged to climb the podium throughout the day for epic Skylanders play-offs and the chance to win a special prize.
Also added to the LolliBop line up - direct from their massively successful live show at the Empire in Leicester Square - the Go! Go! Go! Show will be bringing their dynamic blend of catchy pop tunes, easy to learn dances, magic and comedy to the live arena at Lollibop. Expect lots of fun and loads and loads of laughs!
The ‘LolliBop Live’ stage will play host to some of the hottest names in kids entertainment with musical performances from the likes of the ZingZilla's, Jassa Aluwahlia (Art Attack) and The Mr Men & Little Miss Party Roadshow. TV favourites Dick and Dom will also take to the stage to entertain crowds with their unique blend of music and games.
Celebrating its first year in the West End, Shrek the Musical will also make a special appearance with a performance from the award-winning show (Sunday 19 only).
In the Lollipaladium, see the story of The Gruffalo brought to life on the stage with plenty of audience interaction. CBeebies favourite, Mister Maker will be on hand to demonstrate his unique arts and crafts skills. Mister Maker is a real life character who gets inspiration to make art from everything around him. Packed full of stimulating ideas, set in his own fantasy art world, prepare to expect the unexpected!
The ‘LolliBop Kitchen‘ is an exciting new area, where LolliBoppers will have the chance to learn new skills from live demonstrations and interactive workshops, featuring popular blogger My Daddy Cooks.
Halfords will create a bespoke Bike City at LolliBop, which will include a Wacky Races obstacle course for under 5’s, where children can be the first to try out a brand new range of Balance and Apollo kids bikes. For older kids, highlights include a BMX stunt display and demo area.
Other new areas include: ‘LolliBop Animal Curiosities’, which features animals including a polar bear, a dinosaur and gorillas! ‘The Disco Shed‘ which will have mini boppers (and parents!) dancing the day away and ‘The Village Green‘ - the perfect spot to chill out and enjoy some street theatre.
Back by popular demand, the Science Museum are preparing for a triumphant return to Regent’s Park with an expanded area and dedicated Science Zone.
For pre-schoolers, the ‘3ft & Under’ area is also back. Confirmed activities include a mini disco, tiny play, little arts, baby ballet, yoga, teddy bears picnic and sing and sign. There will be two boob and botty boudoirs this year, and covered buggy parks and lollishade areas are also being created.
And if that wasn’t enough, there are plenty of arts and craft activities, face painting and workshops, including circus skills.
All of the activities, stages and events are included in the entry ticket price, which starts at £22 per person. For more information, including a full programme of events, visit www.lollibopfestival.com