We were invited to LolliBop this year by Thomas & Friends who were making an appearance at the festival for the first time. We’ve been going to LolliBop since it first started in 2010 and this year was our favourite so far. The kids loved it and it made a great family day out. We were really impressed with the new Hatfield House venue, it worked brilliantly there with lots of space so it never felt too over crowded.

Here are some photos from our day at LolliBop 2014

lollibop at hatfield houseIn the Thomas & Friends area:

lollibop thomas and friends

lollibop thomas and friends colouring

This was one of the favourite areas since the younger boys are completely crazy about Thomas! It was definitely a welcome addition to LolliBop and I hope they will be back next year.

Mr Z and Mr T were also really impressed with the Skylanders area. They were very happy to get the chance to try out the new Skylanders Trap Team game and will be looking forward to it’s release.

lollibop skylanders lollibop skylanders lollibop skylandersThere were lots of activities around and we didn’t find we had to queue up for anything which is a great improvement from some of the previous years. I felt like LolliBop has regained the charm it had in it’s earlier years, and the boys dad who had been not as keen to go was even won over by it too and really enjoyed the day.

There were sandcastle making competitions:

lollibop vita coco

lollibop sandcastleT shirt designing:

lollibop t shirt designingMr Z made himself a “Brazil football strip” by colouring it on the t-shirt. He wears it for PJs and is quite proud of it 🙂

Balloons…

lollibop balloonsPlenty of food

lollibop foodBubbles..

lolibop bubblesPainting…

lollibop paintingBuilding..

lollibop duplo lollibop duploand lots and lots more! We watched a couple of acts on the main stage. Mr R loved the Thomas and Friends show and the other boys enjoyed seeing Lazy Town. There was so much to do that we were spoilt for choice and so we didn’t see all of the great acts that were on the main stage, but if some of the come back next year hopefully we can fit some more in!

Another one of our favourite activities was the Bear Grylls area with an obstacle course and balancing rope. All three boys had a go on this and really enjoyed it.

lollibop bear gryll lollibop obstacle course lollibop tunnel We’ll definitely hope to go back again next year. It’s a really good family event and makes some great memories during the summer holidays.

Did you go to LolliBop this year? What did you think? Let me know in the comments