The Tantrum Family Rave at The Refuge

Have a dance, have a laugh, have a tantrum with a Family Rave - giving Mums and Dads the chance to go clubbing with their kids in a safe and fun environment.

By Steven Pankhurst | Last updated 3 July 2018

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The Playhouse Project is a family rave events company based in Manchester, a crew of ex-ravers & DJ’s that organise daytime clubbing experiences for families to meet the needs of a growing group of parents who feel like their clubbing days are behind them, but aren’t ready to hang up their dancing shoes just yet.

After the success of The Playhouse Project Bluedot Easter Takeover, they are kicking off the first of their summer events back at The Refuge with TANTRUM on Sunday 15th July, 1pm – 3pm

Their resident DJ, Lil Fee, has enjoyed an international music career as drummer in slick electro-pop outfit “The Whip”. Fee is the perfect selector for family rave, delivering a soulful house set to disentangle those little frustrations!

Expect club lighting, visuals and LED hula hoops, bubbles and dancefloor activities, soft play area, football-themed craft table and play doh corner, glitter stall, cake stall, licensed bar, baby change and free glow-sticks on arrival.

It is the World Cup Final on the same date as this event and The Refuge are planning to show the match in the club area, aka The Refuge Arms, after the rave. This means that you can enjoy the rave and the World Cup Final without missing either!

After the rave, from around 3.30pm, The Refuge Arms will be serving their selection of craft ales and other drinks plus roast sandwiches and ‘Sunday Sides’ – the perfect accompaniments to the game. Refuge roasts also will be served all day in the dining area.

The Playhouse Project began in 2016 by founder Carlie Ashcroft – “Before I was a mum I loved to go out clubbing. After having kids, I was happy to give up late nights and hangovers however, I still missed the music and the dancing. I’d heard about family rave events in London and I felt this was something I could share with my two children, so I decided to set up something in my home town Manchester, the response has been amazing!”.

Tickets are £6 for adults, £4 for children, or you can buy a family ticket for £18 (2 adults and up to 3 children). Babies under 12 months are free (ticket still required).

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