What’s your name and where do you come from?
Hellooo! I’m Leanne Kelly from Stockport. Owner of Mucky Monster Club Messy Play, mummy to Mucky Monster Maxwell & wifey to Mucky Hubby Tommy.
What do you do at OKS events?
We bring the MESS!
We run a massive 2 hour long messy play session for babies, toddlers & preschoolers…& any other monsters who fancy joining in too, it’s not always just the kids who like to experiment with slop & slime!
Which three words best describe you?
Creative, adventurous, spontaneous
(I just had to do an online quiz to get that answer!)
What are your top tips for keeping the family entertained in the North West?
Oh wow, where do I start, there’s so much going on for families we’re always spoilt for choice. I think my top pick would have to be all of the amazing national parks that we’re so lucky to be close to. Mucky Maxwell is a big fan of the outdoors, hunting for dragons, bears & dinos in the deep dark woods can keep him entertained for hours.
Have you been to any great festivals or are there any you want to get to?
We’re heading to Geronimo Festival for the end of May bank hols. And we’re camping! It’ll be our first camping and festival experience as a family of 3, I think I’m about 80% nervous 20% excited at this point.
What is on the kitchen disco play-list in your house?
Oooh it changes frequently but we do love a good dance at home! I’m a self confessed fogie when it comes to music and listen to anything you’d hear on a naff wedding playlist, you just can’t beat a bit of Whitney ‘Dance with Somebody’.
Whereas Mucky Maxwell only likes “daddy’s noisy music” (anything with drums that he can head bang to. He’s 3 btw!). Oh but he does have a sneaky penchant for a bit of Spice Girls too, mostly baby spice tbh.
What’s your favourite place for a knees up without the nippers?
Well when we get the disco lights and bubbles out, I have to say, our living room is the place to be for a good old boogie!
What was the first album / single you bought and what format did you buy it on?
Hmmmm that’s a toughie, it may not have been my very first but the one I remember has to be NOW 30 on cassette tape. Oh the good old days of listening (and crooning) to Janet Jackson ‘Whoops Now’ on repeat every night after school (and probably & driving my mother batty in the process).
What would be your band T-shirt of choice?
Unashamedly, right now, it would have to be spice girls!
But only if it’s a girl power one from everythingssweetthreads.com I really do NEED one of these!
What’s your top tips for our OKS families who want to creating messy play at home?
Don’t do it, come to us instead!
But if you do want to brave it then there’s so much that you can try at home. The very best tip we can give to those messophobic parents is, if you’re after an easy clean up, do it in the bath, that way you can hose your little monster down and hose the mess away at the same time. Result!
What is the best thing about OKS events?
We LOVE LOVE LOVE OKS, these events offer so much for the entire family, it’s different every time and there’s always something new to discover. It’s not often you get chance to get down with your little ones, drink beer, get your face painted & get messy all in one day. You can’t get the same experience anywhere else!
You can find Muck Monsters Club on FB here and they will be at our Britpop special this May!