We had our first taste of Lollibop last Sunday. After looking into train times and prices it turned out much more time effective and cost effective to drive in and park in the nearby Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.
We set off earlyish and although it was getting busy as we arrived, that was nothing compared to how busy it got later on in the day!
Having contacted the organisers beforehand, they were very geared up for visitors with special needs and so we didn't have to wait at all to pick up our tickets which made life a lot easier for J. He was also able to get a wristband (which he wore on his ankle due to sensory issues) to be able to go onto an elevated area to be able to see the main stage better. That also proved very useful and helped make things easier for him.
There were a number of Parentdish imagination stations and so we stopped to pick up ducks and decorate them. T has called her pink duck 'duck duck' and carries it all round the house with her!
|First stop, one of the Parentdish imagination stations to decorate ducks|
The Science Museum had a tent with a number of hands-on challenges which J and D took part in.
|One of the Science Museum's challenges|
|Meeting the Haribo bear|
|Dick and Dom|
|London Urban Arts Academy beat boxing in the Tween town tent|
Although her show at Lollibop didn't actually involve any cooking, she did a great job jumping around and singing and dancing and all that at 8 months pregnant too - amazing woman!
|The incredibly energetic Katy Ashworth from Cbeebies I can cook!|
We headed home before the end as it really had got so busy that we started to worry about how much more enjoyment the kids would get out of it if we tried to persevere so we decided to quit while we were ahead having had a great day out and head home before it got past their bedtimes.