Edinburgh family rave offers temporary tattoos, snow machines and a licensed bar

A family rave with snow machines, temporary tattoo stations and play areas for kids of all ages is set to take over a popular Edinburgh music venue.

Big Fish Little Fish (BFLF) promises a ‘3am experience’ but with volume turned down as it prepares to celebrate its sixth birthday at the capital’s La Belle Angele on March 13.

The event, which encourages young people and their parents to experience a small sample of club culture in a safe environment, features a line-up of DJs playing a range of club classics at a closely monitored level.

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Kids can also participate in arts and crafts activities, a giant mural to color in, and visit face-painting stalls during the all-day party.

Adults need not fear a dry day, however, as a licensed bar is available for some refreshments.

Kirstie Wilson, Director of BFLF Scotland, said: “I can’t believe it’s been six years since we started Big Fish Little Fish in Scotland, back in La Belle Angele. It was a natural decision to choose the place like Manga (in the original place) was the first club I went to – and will forever be the first club my kids went to too.

“La Belle has such a rich history in our town and over the past six years we’ve brought some huge DJs to play for families at Big Fish Little Fish such as Slipmatt, Chad Jackson, Eddy Temple Morris and DJ Food .

The family celebration has existed for six years. (Image: BFLF)

“Since our launch in Edinburgh, we have grown to offer regular shows in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness as well as festival slots at Kelburn Garden Party and Belladrum.

“We had to postpone our Hogmanay event due to covid restrictions, so we will also be incorporating some of the extra fun that we missed during the Christmas and Hogmanay events.

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“We’ll be bringing our famous snow machine to recreate the vibe! Frankie Elyse is currently blasting it onto the Scottish scene as a DJ alongside his production project Kintra, so we’re delighted to have him among we.”

She added: “I love knowing I’m still able to bring something a little different to families in Edinburgh and I’m very proud to be responsible for such a successful addition to the family calendar.”

Tickets for the rave are available here.