While you may not yet be able to have a party in a village hall again with dozens of children, I can still offer exciting party entertainment in your garden for a group of up to eight children (plus assisting adults) as long as social distancing and other government rulings are adhered to. Hooray! I'd love to offer you my fantastic one hour party show packed with splendid comedy magic, puppets and a couple of socially distanced games too. You're going to love it!

I entertain at children's parties in the Surrey, Sussex, London and West Kent areas.

I'm doing super special discounts in August. A birthday party garden party show is now just £110, plus a little travel if you're more than 20 miles from me.
Surrey and Sussex entertainer Andy Hiccup holds a magic pizza oven and points his finger in the air
A children's party entertainer entertaining with a small birthday party in a garden

Andy Hiccup can also entertain with online Zoom shows

Existing Customers: If you have already paid a deposit for a party that needs or needed to be postponed because of the pandemic you should have heard from me by now. If for any reason you haven't, do get in touch but please don't worry as everything in my diary will get rescheduled to a time when the virus is more contained and having birthday parties is the norm once more. The deposit you have already paid is transferred to the party on the new date and you can take as long as you want to reschedule to a new date, there’s no rush.
Andy Hiccup, children's entertainer, has a puppet bird on his arm and is interacting with some children
Andy Hiccup entertains at a street fair with a large audience
Just Who Is Andy Hiccup?

Here's a little bit about what I normally do, at those times when there's not a viral pandemic going on!

I'm an acclaimed children's entertainer and magician for children's birthday parties and other family events. I'd love to come and entertain for you whatever the occasion, and I cover Surrey, Sussex, South London and Kent. I'm fun, friendly, full of smiles and boundless energy and I will bring excitement and joy to your event in bucketloads.

Children's birthday parties:


I will excite and delight at your child's party, making it one to be remembered for many years to come. For a full two hour party I perform with astounding magic and cheeky puppets for the first hour, followed by balloon modelling for all the children, and finishing off with some super enjoyable party games. The children will be smiling, laughing and having so much fun all the way from start to finish. Children and parents alike love my parties.

As well as my full two hour party I can alternatively provide a shorter ninety minute party, and I can also do a one hour party show at off-peak times. I bring my own microphone and music system.

Above all, the most important thing is that all the children have an incredible time, everyone is thoroughly entertained and that the birthday child gets to feel very special on their birthday.

My entertainment is aimed at children from 4 - 11 years, though older children and grown-ups thoroughly enjoy my amazing magic too. I also entertain at weddings, Christenings and other types of party too. Find out more.
A seated crowd of children excitedly watch a magic show by Andy Hiccup
Magician Andy Hiccup pulls a long green sock out of his Box of Horrible Things. He pulls a face.
Children's entertainer Andy Hiccup entertaining a crowd of children in a village hall
Stand-Alone Magic Shows

An amazing children's or family show for all kinds of venues. My magic show is original, funny, very visual, and there’s absolutely loads of audience participation alongside my comical conjuring shenanigans. I get helpers up at every opportunity, and the whole audience is invited to help me in a variety of fun creative ways. My magic for younger children is jolly and colourful, my magic for older children is edgy and daring, and I can entertain with a show that appeals to all ages too, from very young children to adults.

My magic shows can be repeated throughout the day if required. I have performed magic shows in schools, nurseries, theatres, village halls, shopping centres, holiday resorts, golf and football clubs, festivals, pubs, libraries, company parties, kids clubs and for housing associations. My magic shows for schools can be either educational or performed just for fun.

Walkabout Magic, Puppets and Balloon Modelling

For corporate events, councils, schools, or whoever else would like it, I can entertain with mix and mingle magic out of my suitcase and out of my pockets, plus puppets and balloon modelling too as extra exciting options.
A little history

I have been entertaining children and their families for over twenty years and I love it! I have performed shows in theme parks across the UK and Europe, I have performed and taught magic at the Ministry of Fun and I was for many years one of Walt Disney Special Events most requested entertainers. I have been magic advisor for theatre productions, for the BBC and for professional circus shows. I have performed my magic show at many fine establishments including The Barbican, The Foreign Office Whitehall, Royal Ascot, London Zoo ZSL, 67 Pall Mall, The Hurlingham Club and 10 Downing Street.
Sussex and Surrey children's entertainer Andy shows off his red magic table laden with show goodies
However, what I really love best in the world is to entertain at children's parties and to perform magic shows in schools and for family events. My most important clients are the mums and dads of the world, and the children whose parties I entertain at. Most definitely!
Children's party entertainer Andy Hiccup is based in Mid Sussex very close to East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Crawley, Edenbridge, Uckfield, Horsham, and Horley, and is also happy to go further afield to most places in Surrey, Sussex, London and West Kent. He is especially fond of entertaining in the Bromley and Beckenham area where he previously lived.

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