Miss seeing pioneering live DJs, dancing, and having a good time? Here’s Raver Tots

Miss seeing pioneering live DJs, dancing, and having a good time? Here's Raver Tots.

As a young parent, it is easy to feel like you are missing out, your nights out are over forever, and social life will be limited to afternoon visits at a soft play centre or the park.

Well, do not fret!

Presenting 'Raver Tots'....a family rave where kids and grown-ups can hit the dance floor and let off some steam together! There is tons of kids fun including face painting, UV lights, bubbles, balloons, confetti and giant parachutes in a rave style atmosphere with some of the UK's top DJ's including residents Artful Dodger, Brandon Block, Slipmatt & Nicky Blackmarket.

This new concept has been taking the country by storm, it has harvested over 8 million views on their videos in the last few months, and has featured in BBC News, Daily Mail & Lad Bible.

Raver Tots is becoming widely recognised as the UK’s most popular family event with thousands of people in attendance every week around the nation.

It was founded by club promoter Mike Pickets, the brains behind the resurrection of the legendary Fusion raves five years ago, and the events see people taken on a nostalgia trip of great tunes, iconic 90s dance venues and ball ponds.

Mike Pickets is also hoping to provide a way for kids with ADHD, which he himself lives with, to work off some energy in a fun-filled and safe environment: to take the ‘peace, love, unity, and respect’ ethos of the rave scene and translate it into positive attitudes towards mental health. A substantial donation will be made to ADDISS, a leading charity for people with ADHD, while £1 of every ticket will also go to the National Autistic Society.

Speaking of the events, Mike said:

Since my early childhood I’ve been passionate about rave music, and setting up Raver Tots has given us the opportunity to use the rave scene as a platform to create awareness and raise money for Autism and ADHD. I suffered with ADHD as a child, and found there was very little help or understanding for what I was going through. We launched Raver Tots to try and combine great music and a sense of fun with an atmosphere of inclusivity, and we were so blown away by the response to our warm-up event that we’ve decided to grow Raver Tots nationally.”

Raver Tots has regular Nationwide events, so it is time to brush off your blow horns, grab your toddlers, and head on down for a combination of good times, great causes, and classic tunes.

New events are being announced on a regular on-going basis, so please check their website for all listings, like their Facebook page, follow their Twitter, and become a part of this new scene!


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