LANCASTER Big Fish Little Fish – Father’s Day Weekend Family Rave with DJ Chad Jackson

World-famous, award-winning, Glastonbury Festival performing, family rave sensation BFLF are at Kanteena Lancaster. It’s a Father’s Day weekend rave up, so treat Dad early and bring him raving! Family fun for the post-rave generation of parents. Helping parents be responsibly irresponsible since 2013. The original family rave.

We’re so excited to be at Kanteena, it’s brilliant venue in the centre of Lancaster. Big Fish little Fish will be taking-over the whole venue!  That means raving in the warehouse space, dancing in the fabulous courtyard and chill space in the club room upstairs. Kanteena will be providing food / snack options and drinks specials. Perfect for an afternoon out with all family.

Hacienda legend Chad Jackson will be on the decks playing a (grown up) dance music set with festival vibes! He’ll be banging out the tunes for family raving together on a dancefloor with confetti cannons, bubbles, giant balloons, and our fab parachute dance finale.

There will be…


Craft tables with themed crafts and playdough tables

Large colouring-in mural

Play area with tents and tunnels

Small baby chillout space with mats, toys, and small ball pool for non-walkers

Free transfer tattoos

Licensed bar, facepainter stall and snacks available (additional cost).

Optional fancy dress – Dress for a festival vibe! Dads get on your loudest shirts; Mums get the sparkles out. Kids wear your fave fancy dress and get ready to party.

FAQs and Info

Covid cancellation protection

If we need to cancel the event due to covid you will be offered a full refund or ticket transfer.

We will follow recommended covid advice at the time. If you test is positive or you have symptoms (and you notify us within 48 hours of the event) will we transfer your tickets to a future event, so you don’t miss out!

Buggies and prams

Buggies must be left in buggy park outside the event space and will not be allowed on the dance floor. There is limited storage space available, so please leave buggies at home, if possible. All valuables are the parents’ responsibility. Slings encouraged for little babies to enable dancing!

Bye bye glowsticks

BFLF made the decision to stop giving out glowsticks due to environmental issues with single use plastics. We try to be as environmentally friendly as we can at our events using biodegradable balloons where possible, recycling our mural pens and being mindful of the materials we use on our craft tables. People are still welcome to bring them. We’ve had loads of positive support for this, so we hope you embrace it too!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All ages very welcome, but activities are designed with 0-8 years olds in mind. Music is played at safe levels for everyone.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Kanteena is situated in the centre of Lancaster. It is approximately 10-15 minutes’ walk from Lancaster train station and 5 minutes’ walk from the main bus station. There are several carparks nearby.

What’s the refund policy?

There is a no refund policy, but if you are unable to attend you may sell your tickets to someone else. If well in advance of a sold-out event, please email and we will try and sell them to someone on the waiting list. If within 24 hours of the event, then please post them to sell on the Facebook event page. Please inform us if you post on Facebook, as we validate these posts.

Tickets and larger groups

For families with younger children (8s and under) though all ages are welcome, if there are both adults and children in your party. Adult only groups are not admitted. A max of 3 children per adult in a family.

Each member of your group must have a ticket and pre-walking infants free (but ticketed). Will cost more on the door (if tickets available).

If attending as a large birthday party, please ensure one adult to two children minimum. We will refuse entry to groups where there is inadequate supervision. If there are more than 4 adults per child in your group, please email for pre-approval before buying tickets.


Adults remain responsible for their children at all times.

The event will be busy. The dancefloor is for adults and children to dance together. For indoor events low lighting/club lighting rigs (no strobes) are used.

Please be aware that events are standing/dancing with limited seating.

Each event is stewarded and risk assessed in advance.

A licensed bar will be open during the event, but no glass is permitted.

Stairs / accessibility

Wheelchair access to the ground floor dance area and courtyard is available. There is a small club space on the first floor and sadly this has no access. There is a toilet on the ground floor, which is suitable for smaller wheelchairs. Please contact, if you require further information before booking tickets.

Sound levels

Music level is set and monitored throughout to abide by WHO guidelines. This is far lower than usual club levels but given the number of children attending there is a constant level of background noise during the event. 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.

Changing facilities

Temporary changing tables and mats will be available. There will be no high-chairs available.


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.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Rachel at

Just a reminder…

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 will be no kids’ music, games or DJ shout outs. The effect is to give families unity on the dancefloor – dancing together. DJs will be announced in advance of each party via Twitter and Facebook but may be subject to unavoidable change.