Sunday, 28 August 2011

Bob's Big Build

On Saturday the 27th August, the O2 Arena played host to Bob the Builder for the Big Build event.  As VIP guests, we were treated to a fabulous boat ride down the Thames from the London Eye to the O2.  With brilliant goodie bags and refreshments onboard, it was a marvellous start to our day.

The Thames Clipper

Arriving at the iconic building that was previously known as the Millennium Dome, I was very impressed.  It is quite a magnificent structure!

The O2

We approached the Live Quarter and the kids were given yellow hard hats before entering the ten zones that made up the interactive event.  With a host of special challenges and activities to take part in, within each 90 minute session, there was not a dull moment for Freddy and Kizzy.

Arriving at Bob's Big Build

We met up with Helen from The Crazy Kitchen and her lovely family, which made the event even more fun.  Our children have real fun together!  It was also lovely to see other familiar faces including Danielle from The Family Express and my sister Qwerty Mum.

Digging in the sand.

With so much to do, Freddy got stuck into playing in the giant sandpit. building a brick wall, playing with an amazing assortment of Bob toys from Character, zooming on a scooter test track and bouncing on a bouncy castle.  Kizzy got her face painted, listened to a Bob story and did some colouring in as well as joining in with her little brother and friends.

Building a wall.


Character toys :)

A quiet moment at Bob's Big Build.

A live Bob show and a character Meet and Greet session kept the crowd thoroughly entertained. We had a boogie to some of the songs. "Big fish, little fish, cardboard box!"

The culmination of the session was a screening of Bob's The Big Dino Dig, the brand new feature length DVD released on September 19th in which Bob and the gang unearth some dinosaur bones on the site of a new theme park at Fixham Harbour.

2,500 Bob the Builder fans enjoyed the day's events and went home with some lovely Bob goodies.  It was a great day which we all enjoyed.  Freddy enjoyed sporting his hard hat, goggles and tool belt back in the hotel room.  A reminder of an awesome day filled with all things Bob!!!

Fred the Builder x


  1. hmmm funnily enough I have some similar photos in my post!!

  2. What a fantastic day you all had - the look on Freddy's face says it all. I am so glad that you are getting so many wonderful things to do and see and it was nice that you got to meet up with some of your "friends".



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