Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave Review
Imagine the scene, DJ playing massive dance tracks, people dancing, bright lights flashing across the dancefloor. You must be in a nightclub. Correct, but this is no ordinary night out. In fact its the middle of the afternoon. The dancefloor is filled with babies and little ones throwing shapes and there are chill out rooms with play-doh and colouring walls. Welcome to Big Fish Little Fish!
Big Fish Little Fish invited us to their Halloween themed family rave recently in Birmingham. Mini and I persuaded a reluctant Mr Mack to join in with the fancy dress theme, although entirely optional. We headed off to a nightclub in central Birmingham at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon. Being 38 weeks pregnant, I was hoping that some dancing would encourage baby to move downwards.
Upon arrival, Mr Mack was relieved to see lots of other people in fancy dress. In fact there were some seriously impressive costumes about. Mini decided to head straight towards the craft table. She got stuck straight in decorating a Halloween mask with feathers, stickers and plenty of glitter!
Next we headed towards the first of two dancefloors. The music played was dance, drum and base. It wasn’t too loud, however if your little ones are sensitive to loud music you may want to take some ear defenders along. There were bubble machines blowing out across the dancefloor, as well as giant inflatable balloons being passed around.
After dancing Mini decided she needed to restock up her energy levels and quickly spotted the cake table. I must admit the selection of homemade goodies looked very tempting. Mini opted for a Halloween cupcake and I went for a slice of rocky road, which was super chocolatey. Mr Mack also headed to the bar for some drinks, which served a full range of alcoholic and soft drinks.
We decided to head upstairs to explore the rest of the club. Mini headed to the chill out zone, where she found the play-doh table. She also decided to go on a mission to find as many glowsticks as possible. Every child is given one upon entry however, she wanted to scout out any dropped ones to make a super long glow train!
Upstairs we also found the second dancefloor, which wasn’t as crowded as the main one. There was also another bar and a colouring wall. It was quite busy when we got there though so Mini decided not to wait and opted to carry on dancing.
We headed back downstairs to the main dancefloor to watch the hula hoop performer on stage. I loved her light up hula hoop and there were plenty of babies transfixed by the shapes she was making. Mini spotted that there were free tattoos available and quickly darted into the queue, opting for a Frankenstein. Face painting was also available at an additional cost.
At all events the venue is split into different areas to explore. There is always a main dance floor area, which is likely to be the loudest and busiest area. However there are also smaller chill out areas for those that need a bit of quieter space.
Children and families of all ages are included at Big Fish Little Fish events. However, adult only groups are not permitted. Babies even have their own section of the club kitted out with soft play mats and tents.
Big Fish Little Fish family raves are definitely a different afternoon out. There is lots going on to get involved in and you could tell from the smiley faces that everyone was having a great time. The events last between 2-2.5 hours however you are welcome to come and go as you wish during the opening times.
For details of the upcoming Christmas event check out my round up post of top family days out for Christmas 2018 in Birmingham.
For more information about upcoming Big Fish Little Fish events near to you visit their website.
Disclaimer: We were invited to attend the Big Fish Little Fish Rave. All opinions and views are entirely our own.