Raver Tots: Raving fit for the whole family


Raver Tots celebrates the  UK rave culture by allowing families to dance and play at events that simulate the iconic raves that sweep the British music scene.

At their events, DJ’s play the best in Drum & Bass, House and UK Garage as well as fun activities for the kids such as glow sticks, soft play areas, bubbles and balloons. Reporter Lauren Bones spoke to Mike Pickets from Raver Tots about the event and what families can expect.

There are a host of activities available, from UV paint, a huge dance floor and face painting for the kids so there’s no chance of them getting bored.

Mike has been a club promoter for 10 years as well as being a father of two young boys. He ‘s always loved organising their birthdays just as much as his job organising club events, “I decided to combine my work and family life which is how I came up with Raver Tots.

The response has blown me away and we are selling out in many cities.” The events now run nationally and have been a huge hit with families across the UK.

“It’s rare to find something on a weekend that the parents love as much as the kids, but we seem to fill  that gap.” Parents can expect to hear all of the dance classics from their youth, and experience an atmosphere full of smiling faces and hands in the air.”

The Raver Tots team have been overwhelmed with the response from the public, with some of their promotional videos being viewed over 7 million times in the last four months.

“We have been featured in various national newspapers, on television as well as our events selling out. This has enabled us to focus our energy and time on making our events great fun and memorable experiences for the families.”

The Manchester Raver Tots event took place at Gorilla which is a favourite for the team, “we feel this is a really magical space with a fantastic team of people running it. We have a great working relationship with them and they have done a lot for making the event what it is in the North-West.”

Mike’s love for dance music definitely helps with his passion for the fantastic event, “As a kid, I used to save up to buy jungle tapes and by the age of 17 I had played my first DJ set at Brixton Academy.”

Mike’s focus lies very much now with his family life, but he still has a huge love for the music, “Raver Tots enables me to keep a hand in the music I love but still be in bed by 10pm with a cup of tea!”

Raver Tots will next be bringing their unique raves to Manchester on December 3rd for their Christmas Bash at Gorilla. More information about the events and how to get tickets are available here. 



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