If you'd like me for your party or event please send me an email with the date, location and what you're after and I'll get right back to you with the price and details.


How to Choose a Children's Entertainer

When choosing a children's entertainer you need to feel secure you're getting someone really good. After all, no one wants their children's party fall flat by unknowingly hiring a cringeworthy amateur or even someone who's just not able to connect with the children.

So how do you know you're hiring a good children's entertainer? Your first clue will be the price. Most good professional entertainers charge about the same. If you've found an entertainer who's significantly cheaper than the rest then you should question why they need to price themselves low to get work. It's just the same as hiring a plumber or an electrician, if you hire the cheapest cowboy you could end up regretting it!

Your next clue is to study their website. If they put care and attention into a modern and friendly looking website it's a fair bet they also put care and attention into the way they entertain children and, of course, in the way they deal with you as a booker. Are there pictures so you know what you're getting? Does the entertainer look presentable and smart, or are they in a cheap and crumpled old clown costume?

A good children's entertainer will also be in demand for big events. So are there mentions of other parties, events, tourist attractions or holiday parks they've worked?

And of course do they have testimonials and reviews so you can see what other people think of them?

You should soon get a good idea or instinct of who's a good experienced and trusted professional entertainer, and who's not!

I care very much about being a GREAT children's entertainer. And I hope that comes across from the photos and details here on my website. (If you do see any errors on this website please let me know!)

I've entertained audiences at festivals, major tourist attractions and shopping centres and of course thousands of children's parties of all sorts and sizes in homes, gardens, halls, marquees and living rooms all over the country, for many event organiusers, schools, celebrities, politicians and of course many many many ordinary Mums!
Here's what a few of them say about me, plus a list of some of the larger events and parties I've been hired for.

"Thank you for doing so much at Benjamins birthday party last week. All the other mums have told me you were fantastic and I quite agree. Benjamin has already asked if we can have you back for his birthday next year!"
Sarah Haversham

"You are unbelievably brilliant at what you do. Every parent mentioned how great you were. Thank you so much for making my sons birthday."
Suzanne Barnoin

"I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you very much for providing such great entertainment at Freya's birthday party.
From the moment you walked in all the children had a brilliant time and my little 3 year old was still asking where you were the following day!"

"Thank you so much for all your hard work at Thomas and Kevin's party. Taking control of so many children can't be easy, yet you made it look so effortless and had them in the palm of your hand for the whole afternoon."
Mrs H. Crosby

"You're great. Really very funny."
Sir Richard Branson, (An event at his home)

"I just want to tell you how great we all thought you were at Imogen's birthday party on Saturday. We were all very impressed at how you handled the children and they all had the most marvelous time. We will most definitely be wanting you again for Imogen's 7th birthday next year!"
James and Charlotte

"Gizmo was absolutely brilliant.. I would recomend him to anyone!"
Mrs A. Lanston

"You managed to keep all our children thoroughly entertained for four hours straight. I don't know how you have the energy. You truly are a magic man!"
Mrs E Woods

"You really made our daughter's day. Her friends told her this was the best birthday party they'd ever been to."

"You totally made my son's party. You're really great!"
Hari Dhillon (plays Michael Spence in Holby City)

"The most fantastic children's entertainment"
Louis Susman, The American Ambassador to the United Kingdom
(Children's party at his official residence)

"All of Georgies friends were amazed with your balloon twisting and magic. We'll definitely have you back for her 7th birthday next year."
Hannah Mills

GIZMO has performed for all of these events and places:

Allders stores, nationwide
Alton Sports Centre
Alton Towers
The American Ambassador's Residence
Amersham Carnival
Amersham Heritage Day
Amersham V.E. Day Celebrations
Anthony Nolan Trust Bike Race, Brighton
Arding and Hobbes, Clapham
Arsenal Football Club
Ascot Races
The Asda 'Oscars' Award Ceremony, Harrogate
Asda stores nationwide
Ashford International Hotel
Ashton 'Spirit of the Streets' Festival
The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
Associated Newspapers Christmas Party
Balham Carnival
Barmitzvahs & Batmitvahs, nationwide
Barratt's Homes
Basingstoke Christmas Lights (2 years)
Basingstoke Dickensian Christmas
Basingstoke Hockey Club
Basingstoke Party in the Park
Bath Fringe Festival
Bath Street Performance Weekend
The BBC Concert Hall, London
Bedford River Festival
Beech Hill Community Junior School, Luton
The Beefeater by the Tower
Belfry Shopping Centre, Redhill
The Bentall Shopping Centre, Kingston
Bentall's Department Store, Kingston
Bermondsey Carnival
Birmingham City Millennium Presentation
Birmingham National Indoor Arena
Birthday parties, nationwide
Bisham Abbey Sport's Center
Bloomsbury Fair
Bluewater Shopping centre, Greenhithe (over 40 bookings)
The Bonnington Hotel, London
Border's Book Shops, nationwide
The Bourne Hall Clinic
BP Service Stations nationwide
Bradford food and drink Festival
Breakfast with Santa, Arding and Hobbes
Breakfast with Santa, Harrods
The Brentham Club, Ealing
Brick Lane Food Festival
Brighton Palace Pier
Brighton Trades and Labour Club, Christmas Show
British Airways
British Home Stores, Oxford Street, London
Brittany Ferries (over 100 shows)
Broad Street Mall, Reading
Bromley Christmas Lights (4 years)
Bromley French Market (many bookings)
Bromley Jubilee Celebrations
Bromley Town Management
Brooklands Museum
Brooklands shopping centre
Brookmead Primary School, Leighton Buzzard
Buckingham Golf Club, Christmas Party
The Building Design Centre, London
Burmah Castrol
Burnley Mechanics Hall, Burnley
Burtons store, Glasgow
Bushey & Oxhey Donkey Derby
Bushey Park, Hampton Court
Butlins, Minehead
Buttermarket Shopping Centre, Ipswich
Camberley Working Mens Club
Camden Town Hall
Canary Wharf Shopping Centre, (Many repeat bookings)
Cannon Park Shopping Centre, Coventry
Cardiff Food Festival
Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline
The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport
Central Park Primary School, London
The Centrale Shopping Centre, Croydon
Chalk Farm Development Project, Wembley
Charles Square Shopping Centre, Bracknell
Charlton Athletic Football Club
Chatham and Rochester Carnival
Chesham Building Society, Anniversary Celebrations
Chessington World of Adventures (2 years)
Children's Festival, Liverpool
Christenings nationwide
Circus Haven, Tour of Haven Holiday Centres
The Clarendon Centre
Clandon Park, Surrey
The Clock House Hotel, Welwyn
Club Med, Nice, France
The Cockhedge Shopping Centre, Warrington
College Town Junior School, Camberley
The Commonwealth Institute, London
Coombe Haven Holiday Village
The Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington
Cornwall County Show
Cosmos Holidays, Finland
The Courtyard House Hotel, London
Covent Garden Street Festival
The Crescent Nursery School, Wokingham
Cruise and Maritime Voyages
Crystal Palace Park, London
Culver Shopping Centre, Colchester
Debenham's stores, nationwide
Dick Whittington, Touring Show
Didcot Conservative Club
Diggerland, Kent
Downs School Christmas Show, Harlow
Dulwich Farmer's Market
Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre
East Ham Christmas Lights Ceremony
East Ham Market
Eastgate Shopping Centre, Basildon
East Thurrock Community Centre
Earls Court Extravaganza
Elm Park Christmas Lights
The Elmsleigh Centre, Staines (many bookings)
Elstree Golf Club, Christmas Party
Emirates Stadium, Arsenal
Endol Dragon Boat Race
Enfield Scout Fair
Epsom Derby, touring promotion
Epsom Racecourse
Excel Exhibition Centre, London
Exeter District Council
The Forum Shopping Centre, Sittingbourne
Freeport Shopping Village, Braintree
The Galleries Shopping Centre, Aldershot
Gallions Housing Association Open Day (repeat bookings)
Gatwick Airport
George Yard Shopping Centre, Braintree
The Girl Guides Jamboree, Alexandra Palace
The Glades, Bromley
Glaxo Smith Kline Family Fun Day
The Goodwood Ball, Chichester
Goldsmiths Jewellers, Store Openings, Manchester & Salisbury
The Grand Christmas Parade, London
The Grand River Race, Richmond
Great Kings Hill Combined School, High Wycombe
Great Leighs Primary School, Chelmsford
Greenwich Park, London
Greenwood Park Leisure Centre, St. Albans
Greywell Shopping Centre, Havant
Groombridge Festival of Steam, Wheels and Wings
The Grosevenor Hotel, London
The Grove Shopping Centre, Witham
The Grovefield Hotel, Burnham
Guernsey Liberation Festival, Channel Islands
Guildford Council
The Gwytherin Project, North Wales
Gyle Shopping Centre, Edinburgh
The H.A.C. London (many bookings)
Hammersmith Shopping Centre
Hampstead Heath, Children's Shows (many bookings)
The Hard Rock Cafe, London
Harlow Farmers Market
Harlow Show Ground
Hastings Jack-in-the-Green Festival
Hatfield Social Club, Christmas Party
Harcourt Sands Holiday Village
Harlequin Centre, Watford
Harlequin Theatre, Redhill
The Harrington House Hotel, London
Harrogate Showground, West Yorkshire
The Harvey Centre, Harlow
Harrods, (over 30 bookings)
Harrods Christmas Parade
Haydock Park Racecourse
Hayes Carnival
Hayes Town show
Hayes Working Mens Club, Christmas Show
Haven Holidays
Havering Council
The Heart of East Ham Festival
Heathrow Airport (over 20 bookings)
Heathrow Radison Hotel
The Heyward Gallery, London
High Elms Estate, Bromley
Hillhead Caravon Park, Brixham
Hilton Hotel, Nottingham (many bookings)
Hilton Hotel, Derby (many bookings)
H.M.P. Littlehey, West Perry
H.M.S. Belfast
H.M.S. President
Hobbs Cross Open Farm
Hoddesdon Town Centre
Holland and Barrett stores, nationwide
Horsham Italian Market
House of Commons, Westminster
The Howard Centre, Welwyn Garden City
The Hub, Bath
Huntingdon Street Festival
Hurley Pre-school, Christmas Party
Hyde Park Lido, London (over 30 bookings)
The International Hotel, Ashford
Ironmongers Hall, London
Jack Lobley Primary School, Tilbury
JCB Festival, Staffordshire
Jubilee Place Shopping Centre, Docklands
Kempton Park
Kensington Gardens, London (many bookings)
Kent County Show
Keswick Regatta
The King's Mall, Hammersmith (repeat bookings)
The Kings School, Chester, Cheshire
Kingston Christmas Lights
Kingston May Day Festival
Krispy-Kreme, Enfield
Lakeside Country Club, Camberley
Lakeside shopping Centre, Thurrock
The LBT Open Day, Huddersfield
Leeds Castle
Legoland, Windsor (many bookings)
Leicester Market
Leicester St Georges Festival (repeat bookings) Leon Park Fun Day, Milton Keynes
Lewisham Council
Leyton Football Club
The Liberty Shopping Centre, Romford
Littlehey Prison
Little Easton Manor
Littlewoods, Ipswich
Liverpool Children's Festival
Liverpool Police Social Club,
Llandudno Victorian Steam Fair
Llanidloes Town Carnival
The London Arena
The London Capital Club
The London Planetarium
The Lord Mayor's Show, London
Losely Park, Guildford
Lothian Council
Luton Carnival
Madam Tussauds
Magnet Leisure Centre, Maidenhead
Malden Town centre, Essex
Malcome School Fields, Penge
The Maltings Shopping Centre, St Albans
Mardyke Woods, South Ockendon
Marks and Spencers stores, nationwide
The Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead
The Martletts Centre, Burgess Hill
Meanwhile Garden Festival
Manchester Arena
Microsoft (repeat bookings)
Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island
MNBA Magic Festival
Mothercare stores
Nationwide Building Society Headquarters, Swindon
Newlands Precinct, Witham
Newmarket Races
Newton Aycliffe Town Show
Nodes Point Holiday Village
Northwold Primary School, Hackney
The O2 Arena, London
Oakleaf Sports Complex, Co. Durham
Oakmere J.M.I. School, Potters Bar
Oakthorpe Junior School, Palmers Green
The Oasis, Witham
The Observatory Shopping Centre, Slough
The Old Vic Theatre, London
The One o'clock Club, Hampstead Heath (many repeat bookings)
Ottakars Book Shop, Bromley
Our Lady of Visitation R.C. School, Greenford
Paddington Performance Festival
Painshill Park
Palace Gardens Shopping Centre, Enfield
Palmers Green Shopping Festival
Palace Pier, Brighton
Panshanger Football Club
Perth City Hall
Peterborough G.P.O. Club Christmas Party
Pontardawe Arts Centre
Portsmouth Christmas Parade
Prince of Wales Centre, Cannock
The Princess Diana Playground, Kensington Gardens, London
Princess Square Shopping Centre, Bracknell
Private parties, nationwide
Queens Hall, Dunoon
Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre
R.A.F. Benson
R.A.F. Conningsby
R.A.F. Preston
Rascals, Greenwich
Reading Council
Regent's Park, London (many bookings)
Richard Compton Field, Bromley
Richmond Rugby Club
Ridgeway School, Kempston
Romford Christmas Lights
Romford Farmers Market
Romford Market Festival
Romford Shopping Hall
The Royal Academy of Music, London
The Royal Albert Hall, London
The Royal Bath Hotel, Bournemouth
Sainsbury's store, Nationwide
St. Albans Half Marathon
St. Albans National Apple Day event
St. Clere's School Circus Special, Stanford-Le-Hope
St. George's Hall, Liverpool
St. George's Hospital, London
St. George's Shopping Centre, Harrow
St. Mary Cray Recreation Park, Bromley
St. Michael's School, Ashford
The St. Nicholas Centre, Sutton
Sandown Park Racecourse
Santa in Lapland, Kittila, Finland
The Savoy Hotel
Segaworld (Over 40 bookings)
Shandy Park Children's Fun Day, Stepney Green
Shepperton Library
Silverstone Racecourse
SkyFest, Edinburgh
SkyFest, London
Soho Parish School, Christmas Party
Somerfields stores, Nationwide
Sotherby's Auction House
Southend-on-Sea Farmer's Market
Southern Electricity Sports Association, Portsmouth
South Harrow British Legion
South Ockendon Woods
Spirit of the Streets Festival, Ashton Under Lyne
Spitalfields Festival
Square Chapel, Halifax
Stanley County Junior School, Teddington
Staines Christmas Parade
Steam On The Met, Amersham
Stoke Park Nursery, Guildford
Stratford Civic Hall, Stratford Upon Avon
Strawberry Fair, Holborn,
Streatham Vale Sports and Social Club
Strood Steam Fair
Sundial, Barnet Hill, Surrey
Surrey County Show
Surrey Docks Farm
Surrey Quays Shopping Centre
Teignmouth Pier
Tesco stores, Nationwide
Tewin Bury Farm, Welwyn Garden City
Thames Valley Motor Show
Thorness Bay Holiday Village
Thorpe Park
Tooting Hospital, London
The Tower of London
The Tower Pageant, London
Trinity School, Manchester
Twickenham Stadium
'The Ugly Duckling', Touring show
Vauxhall Motors, car launch
Venue 5, Pinner
Verulamium Park, St. Albans
Victoria Hall, Campbeltown
Victoria Hall, Hartley Wintney
Victoria Halls, Helensburgh
The Village, Walthamstow
Virgin Atlantic Summer Party
Vodaphone Promotional Events, many locations
Waltham Cross Market
Walthamstow Housing Association
Wandsworth Shopping Centre, London
Waterfront Leisure Centre, Greenwich
Watergardens Shopping Centre, Harlow
Watford Town And Country Club
The Watling Festival
Weddings, Nationwide
Wembley Conference Centre
Wendover Roral British Legion, Christmas Party
Westcliff Theatre, Clacton-On-Sea
Westcroft Leisure Centre, Fun Day, Carshalton
The Westgate Centre, Stevenage
The Whitewebbs Centre, Enfield
Whitgift Centre, Croydon
Whitstable May Day celebrations
Wilcote Grange Farm
Wilmslow House
Windsor Park Resources Centre, Open Day
Winsford Civic Hall
Winterther House
Witham Carnival, Witham, Essex
Woking Town Council
Wootton Bassett May Day
Wootton Bassett Christmas Lights
W.S. Atkins Sports and Social Club, Epsom
Wyevale Garden Centre, Cardiff
Wyevale Garden Centre, Carmarthen
Wyevale Garden Centre, Huntingdon


Just send GIZMO a quick email with the date of your party or event and where it will be, plus any other information you think is relevant, and GIZMO will get back to you with some ideas and prices. Simple!

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Member of the International Magicians Society
Member of the International Jugglers Association
Winner of the Tap Water Award
Britains Fastest Balloon Modeller
Member of the NASE
Finalist of the ISEOTY Award
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