BARKING RIVERSIDE, East London x Big Fish Little Fish Summer Session Family Rave DJ Mark XTC 2 Sept 2-4pm

Get ready for a rave on the riverside!

On Saturday 2nd September, raving regulars Big Fish Little Fish will host a “back to school” family rave in Barking Riverside, an emerging new East London neighbourhood. (It’s also a bargain £0 – £8!)

Join our crew of seasoned ravers and parents for an afternoon of family fun overlooking a unique stretch of the River Thames. Party together on a dance floor filled with bubbles, balloons and foam and topped off by the parachute dance. Original junglist DJ Mark XTC will provide the club classics from acid house onwards, with Nifty Natty craft for little ones to get stuck into.

Guaranteed to keep you dancing throughout the afternoon, pop-up Meetini Cocktails will be supplying a full bar service as well as special kid-inspired refreshments. An exclusive offering for the weekend, the UK’s first ever nugget shop, NUGS, will provide catering for the party. Guests will be able to indulge in their extensive menu of classical chicken nuggets, vegetarian options, burgers, wraps, loaded fries and shakes.

Who are Big Fish Little Fish?

Established in 2013, the original family rave Big Fish Little Fish are an independent, grassroots music and events crew who host family raves across the UK. Drawing on their experience as ravers and parents, the BFLF team create anarchic, social, daft fun for all ages. BFLF’s family raves are as fun for parents, grandparents and carers as they are for children!

What is Barking Riverside?

A destination for growing families, Barking Riverside is an emerging neighbourhood in an area the size of London’s Hyde Park on the banks of the River Thames in East London. Thousands of newhomes and brand-new facilities are being built in this welcoming community, which is already hometo a mix of families and professionals, seeking a place to be, become and belong.

Health and Safety information:

Parents remain responsible for their children at all times.

The event location is outdoors, a few metres from an unfenced stretch of the River Thames. The event space is secured by picket fencing for the safety of children. Underfoot, the terrain is a mix of astroturf, with areas of gravel and shrubbery and sloped areas. There is also a sandpit for children to play in, plus an adjoining decking area with a small amount of seating.

Buggies must be left in buggy park and will not be allowed on the dance floor. Buggy parking is limited and will be operated on a first come, first served basis, buggies should be folded where possible. We advise small babies are worn in slings on the dancefloor.

Please be aware that this event is largely standing/dancing with very limited seating. Stewards and staff will be on hand on the day for any queries or problems.

Toilets will be accessible and a baby changing area will be set-up.

How loud will it be?

BFLF sets and monitors the volume using World Health Organisation guidelines – so that is it at a safe level for everyone, even the youngest babies, over the 2-hour duration of the event. Though quieter than at adult events, it is still loud enough to feel like you are at a club. Most parents do not use ear defenders on their children but if yours are particularly sensitive to noise or if you want them to nap then you might want to consider it.


Tickets must be purchased in advance.

A maximum of 3 children to every adult. If in a large group (more than two families) then one adult

per two children is permitted. If there are more than 4 adults per child in your group, please email for pre-approval before buying tickets.

Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred/sold on.

Each member of your group must have a ticket and pre-walking infants go free (but must still be registered in



Parents remain responsible for their children at all times.

Only adult groups are not admitted.

Solo adults arriving too late to enter with their family must contact an already entered adult to come to the door to vouch for them.

By purchasing a ticket to this event, you give consent for you and all members of your party to be photographed and filmed. Your image will be used in marketing by Barking Riverside Limited and its partners and Big Fish Little Fish on various platforms including, but not exclusive to, social media, website, press and other marketing platforms. Your image may be used for up to 5 years.

Please be aware that BFLF is designed to provide a family friendly, authentic club experience and is not a traditional children’s party or disco. There is no kids’ music, nor games, nor DJ shout outs. The effect is to give families unity on the dancefloor – dancing together.

DJ line-up may be subject to last minute changes.

The Venue:

The Barking Riverside Project Office

Project Road


IG11 0YP

Getting There:

There are various public transport links accessible to guests, including:

��: EL1 and EL3 buses to the BRL Project Office

��️: The Uber Boat by Thames Clippers Service to the Barking Riverside Pier

��: The Barking Riverside Overground Service from Gospel Oak – Barking Riverside is a 7-minute train

journey from Barking Station which is connected to the District, Hammersmith & City and C2C lines.

Accessibility: The Project Office is fully wheelchair accessible. Blue Badge Disabled Parking is

available at the Project Office.

Please note: Disabled parking is available at the venue, but there is no general parking.

For any further questions, get in touch at:

We look forward to seeing you!