Who are you?
I'm a self employed juggler and entertainer who has been working with kids for over 15 years. I live in Surrey with my wife and two children.
How long is the party?
Normally two hours. I can do less than that but unfortunately, the cost usually remains the same. Usual time slots at the weekend are 11-1 or 3-5 with at least 30 mins either side for setting up and packing away.
What age range do you work with?
5 years and up (although I only do fifth birthdays in the second half of the academic year when most of the class have already turned 5).
What is the maximum number of children?
30 kids (class size) is fine. If you are inviting more than this, please let me know and I may have to arrange an assistant for the party (This will significantly increase the cost).
What area do you cover?
I’m based in Surrey but I’ll travel anywhere (travel costs will be added).
What venues can you work in?
Hired halls are ideal. Most homes are not suitable venues for this party (size and breakables).
Can you work outdoors?
I don't do workshops outdoors but I can do a show or walkabout set outside if that's what you need.
Do you need a break during the party?
I don't, but the kids will. It's a good idea to have food/cake and candles about midway through. During this time I entertain around the tables.
Is the party safe?
Nothing involving children is completely safe but all activities will be taught with safety instructions and every effort will be made to make the party as safe and fun as possible.
The tight wire (tight rope) is on a freestanding metal frame that is about 4.2 metres long and 60cm high. Obviously, no child is allowed to use the tight wire unsupervised. And yes, grown ups can have a go too ;-)
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes I do. Included with my Equity membership.
Are you DBS (CRB) checked?
I am DBS checked but please note that the work I do with children (supervised shows and workshops) is not considered a "regulated activity" by the Disclosure and Barring Service and as such, does not require any level of DBS check. Equity have written some guidelines on this which can be found here...
...and the DBS's own eligibility guidance is here.
Do you entertain grown-ups too?
Yes! I do family shows all the time.
For exclusively grown-up events though, you need a different website...
How much does the party cost?
A two hour party is £230 plus travel. Please contact me for a quote.
Can I phone you to discuss the party?
Yes. I've taken my number off this site as it led to a frustrating number of marketing calls. If you would like to speak to me, please email me and I will send you my number or call you.
Do you have any other requirements?
“You were absolutely great. All the kids really enjoyed themselves. Ella has asked if she can have the same next year!”
Gemma Lyons 12/11/16 (Ella is 9)
“Hi Sam, Thanks again for a really fantastic party yesterday. All the children had a ball and you made it really special for Libby, you did an amazing job! Many thanks again.”
Amber Meredith 21/5/16 (Libby is 7)