Our Story

About Captain Fantastic

Our children’s parties are the perfect way to celebrate any occasion. From Birthdays to School Discos to Corporate Entertainment, we’ve got it covered.

Our Mission

To stay as the UK’s No.1 Children’s entertainment company.

Our Vision

To create happy, lasting family memories through the entertainment and education we provide.

The story so far...

Captain Fantastic was started by Tommy Balaam in 2010 after he graduated from East 15 acting school. With his natural flair and rapport that he could build with children, he knew he had found his calling, so Tommy created Captain Fantastic – a superhero to “save the day from bad children’s parties”.

By 2013 Captain Fantastic parties were in such high demand, best friend and fellow East 15 graduate Ricky Fox became Tommy’s full-time business partner. 

Over the next few years, Captain Fantastic grew rapidly, adding a host of new parties as well as being the first company to launch Mindfulness & Wellbeing courses for kids. 

Tommy and Ricky’s boundless energy and creativity means Captain Fantastic continues to grow – maintaining their highly professional standards and preventing children feeling patronised by lazy, out-of-touch entertainers.

Tommy and Ricky’s considerable experience as children’s entertainers, mixed with their knowledge of sensory play, education and a huge sense of fun, has led to the flourishing and evolving success story we see today.

The next several months will see the launch of the Captain Fantastic app, Youtube series and their brand new theatre shows and mindful festival!

Company Values


We believe in our three E’s- Entertain, Engage, Educate. We teach children in a fun and entertaining manner, we will retain their attention and fully engage with them in a non-patronising format, ensuring they receive a lasting educative experience. Small steps lead to big possibilities.


Captain Fantastic aims to be our industry’s leader. Our unique parties will remain the very best in live children’s entertainment and we will employ channels such as music, our YouTube channel, games, books, toys and other effective media to inform people of our work and keep our brand a creative working entity at all times.

Share Happiness

We love making people happy! We want everybody we work with or entertain to feel as happy as we do. Our staff and customers are of equal importance to us and we want every part of the Captain Fantastic experience to exude our sense of joy. We’re living the dream and think you should too!

Keep it Simple

We want our clientele to feel happy and stress-free. Listening is vital; we can understand our customer’s vision, build a strong rapport and offer the best advice and suggestions to turn their dream into a reality. This is a site parents and party organisers can turn to for help, advice and effective solutions - a “one-stop-shop” for children’s parties.

Deborah Artieri

Vice President

“They took away all the stress and we’ve had some wonderful feedback from all the staff and parents.”

Our Team

All our staff here at Captain Fantastic are committed to providing second-to-none quality entertainment. We understand the importance of fully engaging the party audience’s attention to make sure your child has a blast, and to keep them completely captivated so the adults can sit back and relax!

All of our entertainers and Dj’s are:

Our friendly office staff will always be happy to assist with any questions and enquiries you have.