Looking To Entertain Kids, Adults Or Both?

We'll entertain for any age audience including mixed age ranges from Tots to Teens, Mums, Dads and Grandparents too! Here's a breakdown of the types of entertainment we find work well at Weddings, Christenings and Holy Communion Celebrations

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Keeping Kids Happy

Entertaining children at family gatherings such as a wedding or christening requires the right type of entertainer with the proper amount of experience.

The difficulties at these types of celebrations is that by the time the entertainment is due to start most kids are becoming a bit bored and tired and usually start to 'play up' a little.

The children attending might not be familiar with each other and may be a little shy, so it will take an experienced entertainer to help them relax and join in with the fun.

Some children, especially the younger ones, can be a little clingy to mum! And the 8, 9, 10 years plus feel they are too cool to watch a 'magic man'.

The final potential obstacle is performance space. Lots of entertainers need a specific amount of space to be able to perform. 

So, you need an entertainer who can adapt to most environments, is experienced and flexible in their approach in order to provide the best possible service for you.

What's the solution?

Over many years we have developed a unique entertainment system that helps overcome these issues allowing me to keep your young guests (and even the grown ups!) happy. We all it our:

'Boredom Buster' Magic & Fun Package

A flexible mix of Magic, Fun & Balloons Twisting that fits most performance environments and is guaranteed to keep your young guests happy.

Depending on the venue layout and your requirements, the package includes:

Magic Show
(A stand-up show for your young guests)

Balloon Twisting
(Everyone loves a balloon)

Strolling Entertainment
(Don't worry about the clingy kids or moody teens! We'll take the magic to them)

How Much?

Typically we run the children's entertainment for approximately 60 mins and the fee is calculated on What you want, When you want us, Location, Number of children etc. Please get in touch and we'll calculate an accurate quote.

Unique Entertainment For Grown-Ups

Simon Sparkles specialises in wedding magic entertaining with both Close-up Magic around the tables whilst people are seated and Mix & Mingle Magic whilst people are standing around waiting, such as during the photos or at a drinks reception or during the period between the day and evening celebrations. Simon entertains with his unique blend of sensational magic and comedy. Simon also offers a stand-up comedy magic cabaret act which is a funny and amazing including unbelievable mind reading, the amazing sawing 'a lady from the audience' in half and the worlds most dangerous card trick!

How Much?

It’s not easy to offer ‘general’ quotes because it all depends on what you want, when, where and for how long. We prefer to discuss your requirements with you so that we can recommend the best options and calculate accurate quotes for you. Please get in touch for a friendly ‘no obligation’ chat.

7 Reasons to Book a Wedding Magician!

Amid the excitement, creative energy and, dare I say, hint of stress when planning a wedding, hiring a magician might not be the first thing you think about. However, magicians are becoming an increasingly popular addition to wedding days and it’s no surprise when we take a look at what great value they can add.

Having performed at so many weddings over the years, I thought I’d put together a quick list of the top 7 reasons why hiring a brilliant magician for your special day is a fantastic idea and, if it hadn’t crossed your mind, you should definitely consider it!

1. Fills the Lulls in the Schedule

Whether it’s in between the ceremony and evening meal while people are being photographed, or the period between the meal and evening do, there’s bound to be some lulls in your day. Invariably, guests are standing waiting for the next part of the day to start. This is the ideal time for a mix and mingle magician to go from group-to-group, entertaining your guests with short sets of mind-blowing magic. This way, the quiet parts of the day will become highlights.

2. Talking Point

If there’s one thing for sure: magic will get your guests talking! When you’ve seen the impossible done in front of your eyes, it’s inevitable you’ll to want to discuss it. This natural reaction to quality magic has many positive knock-on effects, which leads me to my next point…

3. Ice Breaker

Magic gets people talking who may not even know each other. Due to seating arrangements at the wedding breakfast, for example, people can often be sat with people they are not familiar with. Hiring a magician to perform table magic during this part of the day not only bridges the gaps between courses, but also acts as the perfect ice breaker and gets everyone chatting. Definite winner!

4. Adds to the Atmosphere

I personally love performing at weddings. Everyone is up for a great time, with the magic just adding to that feel-good vibe and party atmosphere. Gasps of amazement, laughter and applause are sure to ensue as your magician mingles through the room. A sure-fire party starter.

5. Unobtrusive, Hassle-free

Close-up magicians are among the most versatile of entertainers. They can slot into virtually any venue or situation seamlessly. Will guests be outside? Not a problem. Want entertainment during the drinks reception AND the meal? No trouble. In many cases, a close-up magician could be seen as a mingling guest… Who just happens to have some extraordinary magical skills! The magic can play a huge part in proceedings without taking centre stage and dominating. You’d be hard-pushed to find an event where a close-up magician wouldn’t work well.

6. Magic Can Have It All

A great magician will be a top all-round entertainer. It won’t just be the magic that brings you in, but the person. Their act will often incorporate elements of comedy and priceless audience engagement, and that’s not to mention the fact the magic itself will be mind-blowing. The result: everyone has lots of FUN! That’s what you want for your wedding guests, right?

7. Unique

Very few people have ever seen a magician live before. Much less right in front of their eyes. Magic’s inherent ability to astonish means it’s distinctly memorable and will make a lasting impression on your guests. It’s very common that the magic continues to be a talking point even after the day itself – helping ensure people are talking about your wedding for years to come. Now that’s the sign of a spectacular wedding!