Set sail once again with the award winning, world famous Big Fish Little Fish family ravers and their shipmates Camp Bestival. As part of the Camp Bestival around the world in 18 raves tour Big Fish Little Fish comes to the Orsett Hall for a Nautical themed event.
The legendary Slipmatt + DJ Trax will be playing `grown up` oldschool dance music to the family ravers alongside Paul Fistfunk Crowley on live percussion! This swashbuckling event will feature themed crafts, glitter cannons, bubble machine, club lighting (no strobes) and the BFLF famous parachute dance, Face Painting Store, Chance to win a family ticket to Camp Bestival and have fun with their photo booth. Licensed bar for the odd tot of rum.
Family fun for the post-rave generation of parents. Helping parents be responsibly irresponsible since 2013.
'Reliably excellent' — The Guardian (May 2017) 'The best day of my life' — 6 year old BFLF attendee 'Makes me glad I had children' — BFLF regular
Winner of Best Family Event, Family Festival Awards 2014-18
Time Out '101 Things to do with Kids in London'
For families with younger children (8s and under) though older siblings are welcome. Adults are not admitted unless accompanied by a child. Each event is stewarded and risk assessed in advance. Music is monitored and played at a safe level for younger ears.
Optional fancy dress theme: Nautical (Pirates, sea-creatures, nautical etc)
DANCE, LAUGH, CRAFT AND GET DAFT — see you on the dance floor Essex!
Parents must remain responsible for their children at all times.
A max of 3 children per adult. A max of 4 adults per child (and such groups must be pre-approved by emailing
before buying tickets).
Tickets are non-refundable but if anybody with tickets finds they cannot attend a sold-out event please email [email protected]
and BFLF will attempt to put you in touch with people seeking to buy tickets.
Each member of your group must have a ticket, adults £9.00, child £7.00 and pre-walking infants free (but still a require ticket.)
This is a standing/dancing event with limited seating. Please contact us if you have mobility issues.
Please be prepared for the event to be busy — it is a rave!
The event is conducted indoors with limited club lighting(no strobes) as the venue will be quite light, when entering please allow a few minutes for your eyes to adjust. Please no running!
BFLF sets the volume lower than at normal nightclubs. While it is still loud, it is within safe limits for young ears as set out by the World Health Organisation — and it is monitored throughout the event. It's up to you if you want to bring ear defenders, although most parents don't. However, if your child is particularly sensitive to noise or if you want them to nap during the event you might want to consider it.
Buggies must be left in buggy park and will not be allowed on the dance floor.
We may photograph or film small parts of the event and by entering you are giving your permission for these to be used for BFLF promotion purposes.