If you are in the middle of planning an event for children, have you considered hiring a children’s magician to keep the little ones entertained? Our guide to hiring a children’s magician will help you choose the right magician and give you all of the advice you might need before booking…
What Events are Children’s Magicians Suitable For?
Children’s Magicians cater for children of all ages, but are most suited to children of primary school age. From children’s birthday parties, charity events, weddings and Christmas parties, hiring a children’s magician will be sure to keep younger guests occupied and stop them from getting bored during occasions such as wedding breakfasts.
When Do Children’s Magicians Perform?
Children’s magicians are quite versatile so there is no set time for their performance and this generally depends on the type of event they are attending. During a children’s birthday party, a magician will entertain the birthday boy or girl and their guests while the grown-ups concentrate on getting other entertainment and food ready for the rest of the day. If you are planning your wedding, hiring a children’s magician for the quieter times of your day is sure to keep young minds busy.
What Type of Tricks Does a Children’s Magician Perform?
If you’ve never watched a children’s magician perform, you are in for a treat! They offer a variety of simple tricks using small objects and usually include humour into their act so that children are not only astonished by what is unfolding before them, but in fits of giggles too! If your party is for a special little person, they will be made to feel like the star of the show as they join in with tricks and older children may even learn how to perform a few themselves!
How Long Will a Children’s Magician Perform For?
The length of performance for each entertainer will vary depending on the packages that they offer, however usually a magician that performs for children will have a few options ranging from a shorter 45 minute display to a few hours.
How Much Will a Children’s Magician Cost?
Each magician will have their own set fees depending on their experience and location. Sometimes, busy times of the year will cost a little extra due to the demand on this form of entertainment. Christmas and New Year are likely to book up fast, so make sure you get your enquiries in quick.
What Should I Ask Before Booking a Children’s Magician?
When hiring entertainment for children, the highest priority is to check that the performer that you are enquiring about has been police checked and holds the necessary insurance, such as Public Liability Insurance. Never hire someone who cannot provide these credentials.
We always recommend that you ask your potential entertainer to view a copy of their official documentation and be wary of anyone who refuses to show this to you. When enquiring about their police check, look for “CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) Checked” which has since been renamed to “DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Checked”. You can view further information about this service on the Government website: Disclosure & Barring Service
A good children’s magician will also have plenty of testimonials from previous happy customers, so if possible, get a referral. They will be excited to show off their talent and should have video samples of their performances too.
How Do I Choose a Children’s Magician?
After you have checked if your potential children’s magician has the necessary credentials and testimonials, choosing the right entertainer is a personal choice based on their performance and how they interact with children.
Using our website you can easily search through a variety of children’s magicians that we have listed where you can read their biographies, testimonials and watch videos of their performances if they have uploaded them. Most magicians will happily meet with you too so that you can gauge if they are suitable for your event. If you haven’t got time to meet face to face, you could always use the telephone, Skype or Facetime.
I’ve Chosen! How Do I Book a Children’s Magician?
Once you’ve browsed through the entertainers we have on offer, simply use the “Contact Direct / Request Quote” button to get in direct contact with your chosen entertainer.
From here on in, you’ll be dealing with them since we do not provide an agency service – we charge no fees for booking children’s entertainers listed in our directory
Want to Save Time When Booking Your Entertainment?
Sit back, relax and have your Entertainment contact you! By adding a post to our website e.g. ‘Children’s Magician Required for Children’s Birthday Party on May 12th’, our available acts will contact you by email. Look at the Entertainer’s publicity, decide which is your favourite and contact them directly! As we are an Entertainment ‘directory’ and not an ‘Agency’, the entire service is completely free.
Tell us what entertainment you are looking for now and we will do the rest! Contact us.