Children's Party Entertainment
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions & Answers
If you only have a small number of children coming to the party then its fine to hold it in your home. But if you are thinking of inviting the whole class, you'd really need to think about hiring a hall. When booking a venue try to get one that has lots of parking for two reasons mainly, the Mum's and Dad's who are dropping off the children will more often than not be driving, and if you hire a hall with limited parking, there is nothing worse than having a major traffic jam outside of your child's party venue as this will delay the party start time and cause unnecessary stress. Also you will probably have lots of trays of food, helium balloons, decorations and Birthday cakes to unload so you don't want to be walking miles to and from your car after all, you will be busy enough without the added stress of trying to find a parking space, and in some cases having to keep returning to top up your parking ticket as most car parks only let you stay for two hours.
To help you find a party venue we have compiled a comprehensive list on this website which can be found on the FIND A VENUE page.
Well that all depends on whether you are organising the party games yourself. If you book our exclusive entertainers to perform a 45 minute comedy magic show then yes the prizes are down to you. But if you've booked the 2 hour stress free show, the entertainer supplies all the prizes needed for the games, competitions and for helpers in the show.
No! Not at all. Many entertainers only allow you to have 20 children present at your child's party, and charge you extra per head for each extra child invited. This is something that we never do. We feel the more the merrier and our entertainers who regularly work on cruise ships and in large holiday centres are used to working to large numbers of children and to mixed aged audiences.
No, not at all. Our entertainers are all full time professionals, this is what they do for a living. So they work any day of the week and at any time. Although weekends are the busiest times for parties, our childrens entertainers often perform at after school Birthday parties and after school clubs and shows for school PTAs to.
Our entertainers are members of such well respected organisations as The World famous London Magic Circle, The International Brotherhood of magicians, Clowns International and British Equity and The variety Artistes Federation which have all been established for many years and have a rigorous joining procedure. Our entertainers carry their membership cards as proof which can also be emailed to you on request if you wish.
One thing we can absolutely guarantee is that you may very well find an entertainer who is cheaper than ours.
But we strongly believe that when it comes to children's entertainment. You get exactly what you pay for.
Your child’s birthday is something that will be remembered for many years after the event. So you want it to be the be something that your family and friends will be talking about for all the right reasons.
Since 1994 we have prided ourselves on our reputation and once a booking is taken, it is cast in stone. We always supply written confirmation of your booking. Our entertainers have chosen to do this for a living and it’s what they do week in and week out. You can rest assured that they will turn up as promised. Unlike some amateur so-called entertainers.
After all, the last thing you want on the day of your party is a room full of 35 excited children and no entertainer! We have had far too many calls over the years from distraught parents saying that the entertainer that they booked on the cheap is ill (In reality) has got a better-paid job and has phoned them at the last minute to tell them that they won't be at their party as promised.
We are all full-time professionals and when it comes to your child's party you shouldn't settle for substandard entertainers who only do this for extra pocket money at the weekend and have no respect for our business.
Our entertainers will make your child's special day both magical and memorable and they will make your child the star of the show. Your child’s special day is as important to us as it is to you! Our company runs on its reputation and word of mouth. After all, if you needed a new boiler. You would call in a professional who fits them day in and day out. You wouldn't get somebody on the cheap who does the odd job at the weekend and wasn’t fully qualified.
Our entertainers will also have a professional sound system, top quality props and great prizes and giveaways. When you book one of our entertainers you can rest assured that they have public liability insurance of unto £10 million and that all their electrical equipment has been tested annually, and we can send proof on request.
But don't take our word for it check out the many genuine customer comments that our entertainers receive regularly on their individual facebook pages in their review sections from many happy parents.
No. We do not take deposits or credit card payments.
We have two various methods of payment.
1. Payment is made in full to the entertainer on the day of the show/party.
2. We send you an invoice. Where you can make payment in advance by either cheque or BACS payment.
(Please note that cheques must be cleared at least 14 days prior to the event date and 7 days prior for BACS payments/Bank transfers.
Everywhere and anywhere, quite literally. Our children's entertainers cover shows in Hampshire, West Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and beyond. We even supply entertainers worldwide as they regularly perform their shows on Cunard, Carnival, P&O cruise lines performing all over the globe entertaining the children on board their luxury liners.
That varies as to how long you have booked them for. If they are performing a 45 minute comedy magic show then it's usually 15 minutes before hand. Whereas if the entertainer is booked for the full 2 hour party, they will need half an hour to set up as they will be using more equipment. Disco parties may need a little longer due to the added set up of the lighting and effects used.
The reason there are no prices shown on the website is because there are too main factors to the pricing of a party. The duration and the location. So before we can give you an accurate quote for your party or event, firstly we would need to know what package you would require ie how long you would like to book the entertainer for, and secondly we would need to know where the party would take place. ie which town or city for example. So if you would like to get a free no obligation quote simply click on the yellow GET AN INSTANT QUOTE button at the top of our home page and fill in the short enquiry and we will come straight back to you or give one of our friendly staff a call and they will be able to give you an instant price and answer any questions you may have. Plus there are no hidden extras like VAT or travel costs. The price you are given, is the price you pay.
Yes definitely, this is one of the most important things on the day. Quite often our entertainers will be traveling to you from a previous booking, so they won't have time to drive around and around trying to find somewhere to park. They will also more likely than not, have lots of heavy equipment to bring in with them, so they need to park as close to the venue as possible.
Quite frankly no. The reason other entertainers offer this service is that they are often padding out their show. When you book one of our entertainers to lets say perform a 45 minute magic show. They will perform a 45 minute magic show and not perform a 20 minute show and them make balloons for the rest of the time, as we feel this short changes you the customer and whilst they are being made the children get restless and can start running around which causes mayhem. Most of our entertainers (who twist balloons) usually make the Birthday child a great balloon model to make them feel special. It can be arranged if you so wish to pre-order balloons for every child and our entertainers will make them beforehand and bring them with them on the day. That way you get the full show that you have paid for and are not short changed with the duration of the performance.
Heaven forbid this very rarely happens, but in the unlikely event of an entertainer being ill or having vehicle problems en route to your party or event, as a company we have many quality entertainers who can cover. We also have an emergency phone line running out of office hours and that number is on the paperwork we send out to you. That's something that as a company we can provide for you and something that solo entertainers can't. After all the last thing you as parents need, is to try to entertain thirty very excited children. So don't worry! We would do our very best to get an entertainer out to you in the very unlikely event there should be a problem.
Generally it is a good idea to stop half way through a 2 hour party for the food break. If booking a midweek party and it is straight after school, it's a good idea is to give the children a drink and a biscuit to tide them over as they arrive at the party as they may be peckish and this will keep them going until party food time.