When a Frenchie baby went clubbing – Big Fish Little Fish Review

An invitation to a family rave

Last Sunday, our famous Frenchie baby went clubbing in Balham! Yes, I know, Baba is only 10 months old and yet, he already attended his first raveLe Frenchie Baba est cool! We went to one of the raves organised by Big Fish Little Fish and we had so much fun! Have a look here at our full Big Fish Little Fish Review!

I must admit that I was not convinced at first. When I received the invitation from the BFLF team, I was not sure if I wanted to attend such an event. I was worried that the music would be too loud for mon bébé. Plus the party was taking place just around the time when Baba usually has a nap, so I was a bit concerned about this too. You know what he is like when he is tired: Mr Grumpy!

But I was curious to check it out as the BFLF is one of the 101 best things to do with kids according to the Time Out. De plus, Frenchie Mummy had not been clubbing for a while. You know what it is like when you have un enfant! You just stop being a party animal… Well, I have never been one really. Ok, maybe a bit in my twenties (long gone ?).

So off we went! Direction Balham! Maman put her new super boots on (with  high heels so that she looked like she had gorgeous long legs). It’s not that often that she goes out these days, so she made the most of it! Baba dressed like a cool rapper and we went dancing!

I must say that I had such a great time! It’s the perfect thing to do if you want to have fun with your kids and feel like you are 20 again! Well, I did!

The concept of Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves

L’idée? Big Fish Little Fish are an independent, grassroots music and events crew that puts on family raves with all the freedom and excitement of a mini-festival, right in the heart of cities and towns across the UK. According to the Guardian, it’s the ‘London’s latest clubbing craze’. Right now, I feel so trendy! And thinking that my Baba was part of the cool crew puts such a grin on my face!

More seriously, their parties are held in quirky places (like me! I am mega quirky! I promise!). All is here to have a good time:

  • Top DJs playing club classics (DJ Food, The Orb, Tom Middleton, Terry Farley, Hatcha, Mixmaster Morris, James Tec and Nihal have all played – check individual events for details)
  • Fancy dress themes
  • Bubble Machines, club visuals, giant balloons, glitter cannons and parachute dance
  • Captain Cookie craft area with themed crafts, giant colouring mural, play-doh table
  • Licensed Bar
  • Home Made Cake Stall and savouries
  • Facepainting stall
  • Play area with tents, tunnels and inflatables
  • Villa Pia Babies-only chillout safe space with soft mats, beanbags and ball-pool.
  • Free glowsticks and transfer tattoos
  • Baby change and buggy park

So much choice! You are sure to make les enfants happy. Plus there is a bar for the growing ups! Trust me, you need a drink after all this dancing. Remember, you are not a party animal anymore and all this exercise is exhausting!

Frenchie Baba at the BFLF party

We started our experience in the baby chillout area where Baba had great fun playing in the ball pool with other babies!

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Baba enjoying himself!

Our favourite Frenchie baby made a lot of friends. Well, he actually scared off another little boy when he tried to play with him. Oh and there was a gorgeous little girl that Baba tried to flirt with (remember, he is a Frenchie baby so that is in his genes!). The truth? She was more interested in me! But Baba didn’t get offended. Just super busy playing…

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Enjoying the atmosphere

After a little while, we decided that it was time to dance and show to the world our moves! The dancefloor was massive and Frenchie Mummy made sure to make an impression while Baba was just amazed by the stars on the roof! Fun ambiance with a DJ playing some cool music.

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Rocking on the dancefloor!

Around us, so many happy faces! The atmosphere was great!

Le verdict

We loved this Big Fish Little Fish rave! I didn’t bring any ear defenders as the music was played at a lower level. The chillout space was so well thought with lots of sofas for parents to relax too. It was a great experience, like a proper rave! La preuve, Frenchie Mummy had a stamp on her hand (there were two bouncers at the entrance!) and Baba had his own lighting rig!

Do you miss partying like when you were 20 or just do you just want to do something fun and unique with your little ones? Then, the Big Fish Little Fish events are the thing to do! Check out their website now and book your tickets before it’s too late! The next event at the National Gallery is already full!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. We would love to thank Big Fish Little Fish for inviting us to the rave. All opinions are my own.


  1. Naomi
    December 6, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    I love this idea, and I think my baby would really enjoy it. I hope it comes up North soon!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 6, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      It should! I think they already did some. Check the website x

  2. Valerie
    December 7, 2016 / 10:08 am

    Those plastic balls look yummy.

  3. Susie at This Is Me Now
    December 7, 2016 / 11:33 am

    Such a great idea- something similar was held in Norwich last year but I couldn’t go. Hopefully I can go to something in the future. xx

  4. Stephanie
    December 7, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    I would have loved that with my kids, I LOVE going out for a dance but don’t do it now. This would have been fun!

  5. Rach
    December 8, 2016 / 7:47 am

    What an AMAZING idea! I love this so much. #ablogginggoodtime

  6. December 8, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    This is brilliant – so much better than soft play! Alison x #ablogginggoodtime

  7. December 8, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    Hehe I have NEVER heard of anything like this! What fun! I’ve not been out dancing for aaages (although if you count the dance routines my 5yo keeps teaching me, I actually do quite a lot! haha) #coolmumclub

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 8, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      I am sure you would like it x

  8. December 8, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    This does sound amazing! We nearly went along too – well, we were invited but couldn’t make it which now is even more of a bummer knowing you guys were there!
    Thanks so much for linking up to #coolmumclub – keep raving!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 9, 2016 / 12:01 am

      oh no! i am sure we will have other occasions xxx thanks again for the cool tweet x

  9. December 10, 2016 / 11:28 pm

    I love the look of this, definitely seeing if there is one near me x #happydays

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 11, 2016 / 11:29 am

      Go for it, it’s fab! I loved it! Thanks for reading x

  10. December 11, 2016 / 11:48 pm

    This is such a fun idea! I’d never heard of it before now, I’m definitely not cool haha! Thanks for linking up to #SundayBest x

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 12, 2016 / 8:24 am

      Of course you are!!! x

  11. December 12, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    Oh how lovely is this? It’s lovely to know that you can still rave it up and be with your baby too! They obviously thought through everything when it came to the kids. Love it! #happydayslinky

  12. Steph at Mental Parentals
    December 13, 2016 / 8:23 am

    These sound like so much fun! I’d love to take my little ones but I doubt we’ll ever have something like this come to Cumbria x #TriedTested

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 13, 2016 / 12:51 pm

      You never know, the are across al the country I think. Check it out x

  13. December 13, 2016 / 10:10 am

    We love Big Fish Little Fish raves and visited one last year at Farnham Maltings outside London. We saw them at Camp Bestival and the set was amazing! Popping over from #TriedTested

  14. December 14, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    There’s more and more of these events popping up – love the concept! #coolmumclub

  15. December 17, 2016 / 8:08 am

    Oh this sounds amazing! I do miss going out like I used to (although no way I’d have the stamina now!) so will have to check it out. Thank you for joining in #HappyDaysLinky and hope to see you back in the new year. xx

  16. Tee
    January 2, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Aww, I like this idea. I’ve never heard of it before! I checked their website and they aren’t holding any events near to us up North. Such a shame!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      January 2, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      maybe next year? Thanks for reading x

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