After our first festival experience last year it was on my to do list to get out and find more family friendly music venues.
So when we got an invite to attend Rave A Roo at The Ministry Of Sound we jumped at the chance!
To be honest when I was younger I was never into big music venues so the Ministry Of Sound was not a place I had been to so I was intrigued to see what I had missed out on.
Standing in the freezing cold, queueing to get into a nightclub in the middle of the day with four children was a little surreal to be honest but number three was champing at the bit to get inside.
If I’m honest I had visions of walking into a dingy club with sticky floors but I couldn’t have been more wrong. It was really clean, and had been set up perfectly for children and adults alike to share the whole experience.
From here we made our way to the soft play area for the littles to let off some steam. After number four got a little to excited with a soft play block we made a quick exit into the main room.
We timed it perfectly as Go! Go! Go! from Nick Jr had just taken to the stage to perfom. They really got the audience involved and there was a sea of people all jumping around to the music.
Once Go! Go! Go! had left the stage the resident DJs kept us entertained with great music that took me right back to my youth. It really got me moving much to the embarrassment for number two! Beach balls were thrown around the audience and confetti showers covered us all much to the delight of the little ones.
The last place we visited before making our way home was the tattoo station to get some UV tattoos.
To round off the day we stopped outside to grab a bite to eat. The boys had burgers that were good value for money and the girls had our favourite churros.
All in all this was a great event. A mixture of music, soft play, crafts and lots of dancing plus good food and drinks for the adults was a recipe for a great event and they certainly managed to pull it off.
The only downside for me was not having enough hands to try and keep all four of mine under control in the dark but this was down to my husband dropping out at the last minute and my rubbish parenting skills!!
We will most certainly be returning again!