Below you should find answers to all of your questions. If not, get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to help.
Are your staff DBS/CRB checked and insured?
All our entertainers are DBS/CRB checked and fully insured up to £10 million.
What makes you different from other party entertainers?
Quite simply, we are dedicated to giving you and your child a day you will never forget. We constantly revise our shows to keep them fresh, and we pride ourselves on our professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment. All of our entertainers are young and vibrant as well as being professional actors which means we can adapt our parties to suit the needs of your child.
Will there be an interval in the show for food and drink?
As our one hour and forty-five-minute shows are so action-packed there is no break. However, we recommend having a quick drink break during our 1hr 30 minutes show and we stop for a 15-20 minute food break during our best-selling two-hour show.
Do you have a minimum or maximum number of children at a party?
For our Little Stars and Captain Fantastic parties in a hall, we recommend approximately 35 children or 15 children for a party held within the home.
For Disco parties the more the merrier! If you are inviting a larger number of children we would recommend you book one of our premium entertainers as they are more experienced at dealing with larger crowds.
Do you give out sweets and prizes?
With Captain Fantastic every child is a winner and our games reflect this with no child being singled out for prizes. Due to the possibility of allergies, however, no sweets are given.
Do your entertainers dress up?
For the Captain Fantastic Magic Party, all our entertainers dress up as Captain Fantastic once the stage is set.
For the Baby, Tots, and Toddler group and 7yrs+ Disco party your Captain will be wearing a clearly identifiable Captain Fantastic T-shirt.
How far in advance should I book?
Due to the popularity of Captain Fantastic Entertainers, we do advise booking as far in advance as possible.
However, we do occasionally get cancellations so please feel free to ring us at any time to inquire.
How do I book?
Just call 020 8245 9019 or email email@example.com and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Can I have a Captain Fantastic Party at home?
Parties at home are not normally a problem as long as there is enough room for the children to sit in front of the entertainer. We can adapt our set up to fit the space available. Chat to a member of our team who will be happy to advise you on how to make the most out of your party.
What happens once I’ve booked the party?
Once you have booked a party, you will receive a confirmation email with the agreed details of the party and instructions on how to make the deposit payment. On the week of the party, your entertainer/DJ will call you to go over the details and make sure everything is still fine for the party to go ahead. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to discuss them with your entertainer or DJ.
What time will my entertainer arrive?
Your Captain Fantastic Children’s Entertainer will arrive 30 minutes before the agreed time to set up and say hello. For disco parties, depending on requested lighting, the setup time can be between 30-45 minutes. It is worth noting when booking your venue that our entertainer will need 20 minutes to pack away at the end of the party.
Do you bring all your own equipment with you?
Yes, we bring everything. We supply all of our own props, the music system, lights etc. So, apart from food and drink, you don’t need to worry about a thing but don’t forget to bring a lighter for the birthday cake!
Do you bring your own music?
Yes, we do. If your child loves any particular song, just let your Captain know in the confirmation call and we will try our best to play it for you.
What age range do you cater for?
Babies, tots and toddler group: 0-3yrs
Little Stars parties: 1-3yrs
Captain Fantastic magic parties: 3-7yrs
Disco parties: Any age
My child is very shy and I am not sure that they will enjoy being the centre of attention. What would you advise?
When your party entertainer calls you to discuss the party, this will be the perfect opportunity to go through any concerns that you may have. When a child is very shy, our entertainers will do their absolute best to put the child at ease before any of the other guests arrive and of course, your child will not be made to do anything they don’t want to!
We are thinking of hiring a bouncy castle. Would you recommend this?
Whilst bouncy castles are lots of fun they can be a children’s entertainers worst nightmare as they can prove a massive distraction. If you wish to have one, we would ask that you make sure the bouncy castle is let down during the entertainment.
What booking times are you available?
Anytime. We don’t have booking slots and are completely flexible to fit around your needs. We even offer evening bookings every day of the week.
Will we need to provide parking?
It is important that your entertainer is able to park close to the doors of the venue. Our Captains have a lot of equipment and we wouldn’t wish to start late.
Is it okay to have balloons and decorations at my party?
Balloons look lovely, but if you wish to have balloons at your party, we would prefer that you hang them from the ceiling, as balloons left loose on the floor can be a big distraction and cause tears when they pop.