Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave Review

Big Fish Little Fish

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.

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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.



  1. November 8, 2018 / 9:07 am

    These Big Fish Little Fish raves are such a great idea. It’s been a long time for most of us parents that we have been to a “rave”. I think this looks like great fun.

    • mommamack15
      November 11, 2018 / 9:59 am

      It was a great afternoon for all ages to enjoy the experience.

  2. November 8, 2018 / 10:34 am

    This looks like so much fun. I love the face paints and I bet the hula performer was great. I’d love to be able to do that šŸ˜‰ And who doesn’t love a cake table. Great event for families.

    • mommamack15
      November 11, 2018 / 10:00 am

      The cakes were delicious, much needed energy top up after the dancing.

  3. November 8, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    This looks like so much fun! Plus the presence of both cake s and a bar would have made more than worth while!

    • mommamack15
      November 11, 2018 / 10:00 am

      Lots of fun and definitely something a bit different.

  4. thatsaturdaygirl
    November 8, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    Love this idea, will defo be recommending to my mummy friends! Thank you for posting, love the pictures too!

    • mommamack15
      November 11, 2018 / 10:01 am

      You’re welcome, there are lots of events so hopefully there is one near you.

  5. November 8, 2018 / 10:37 pm

    I’ve heard about Big Fish Little Fish raves but never knew they also put on activities for children. They sound like such a great day out!

    • mommamack15
      November 11, 2018 / 10:01 am

      There’s plenty to keep little ones busy and lots of areas to explore.

  6. Newcastle FamilyLife
    November 9, 2018 / 10:16 am

    This looks like so much fun, I think my children would love to visit somewhere like this x

    • mommamack15
      November 11, 2018 / 10:02 am

      Check out their website and hopefully there is an event near you.

  7. November 9, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    This sounds great. We’ve been to a few baby discos and I really do recommend them. The Halloween theme sounds brilliant fun and, hey an excuse to get creative, too. Did all that dancing get anything moving? Hahah

    Kat x

    • mommamack15
      November 11, 2018 / 10:02 am

      Sadly no movement but we all enjoyed it anyway. That would have definitely added to the Halloween theme if I’d have gone into labour on the dancefloor!

  8. Pati Robins
    November 10, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    oh i love a great family event like that and this one looks like a lot of fun xx its something me and my family would love to do

    • mommamack15
      November 11, 2018 / 10:03 am

      It’s one of those events where there is something for everyone to enjoy.

  9. November 10, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    My brother took my nephew to see this and he loved it big time, sounds like a fun day for the family.

    • mommamack15
      November 11, 2018 / 10:04 am

      That’s great, glad they had a fun time too.

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