Andy Hiccup performs sponge ball magic to a young boy at an outside charity event.
Children's entertainer Andy Hiccup is riding a yellow unicycle and being chased by excited children
Magic show performances in the magic show tent at London's Apple Cart Festival
Children's Birthday Parties

THE MAGIC SHOW:

My magic show is filled with fantastic, funny, fast-paced routines that will make the children laugh out loud from start to finish. My shows have tons of visual comedy, I get helpers up at every opportunity to help (though I never force them to if they are shy) and the whole audience is invited to help me in a variety of fun creative ways. I have different magic shows for all kinds of audiences and ages; my magic show for young children is jolly and colourful, my magic for older children is edgy and daring, and I have loads of magic that appeals to all ages. I write much of my magic myself, which hopefully means I will be performing magic you will never have seen before, with incredible inspired ideas and impressive routines. You can find out more about the magic that I perform here.

THE PUPPET SHOW:

I entertain with a short but rather splendid show with my magic mice, Frostie the Fox and Stinky Bird. Remember, never feed Stinky Bird cheese or it may give him a funny tummy and he might start laying eggs everywhere.

BALLOON MODELLING:

I can make a dozen or so different animals, and also dinosaurs, dragons, flowers, magic wands, swords, aliens and loads of silly hats too.

OTHER PARTY INGREDIENTS

I host exciting party games and dancing, and entertain with close-up magic for children at the very start of the party as they are arriving.

To find out more about my children's party packages, please click here
An audience of children watch a magic show with excitement on their faces
Andy Hiccup is balancing oranges, lemons, and a set of cups and balls in his arms but still manages to smile nicely for the camera
Andy Hiccup talks to his ugly-looking blue puppet bird
Children's entertainer Andy Hiccup does a little jig whilst waving his magic wand over a jug of milk
Amazing magic shows - My magic shows are funny, fast-paced and crammed full of impressive magic just as magic shows should be. They are usually 45 or 60 minutes but can be longer or shorter on request and can be repeated throughout the day if required. I have performed magic shows in schools, nurseries, shopping centres, holiday resorts, pubs, trains, sporting events, festivals, libraries, company parties, kids clubs and for housing associations. I have even performed magic shows in prisons, dental surgeries and even once in a church graveyard!

Walkabout entertainment - wonderful roaming magic for both indoor and outdoor events. Small close-up magic out of my pockets, larger magic out of my suitcase, and all my roaming magic is charming and funny. Balloon modelling too.
The magical world of Andy Hiccup - children's entertainer and comedy magician
Phone me:  07734 101 987
Email me:  andy@andyhiccup.com
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Andy Hiccup, with a mischievous look on his face, puts an orange in the compost
Wide-mouthed entertainer Andy Hiccup with his arms full of cups, fruit and magic wands
Children's entertainer Andy Hiccup blows out the candle on a fake foam cake
Andy Hiccup speaks on a microphone, crouching down with a yellow tube around his arm
Childrens entertainer Andy Hiccup entertaining a crowd of children with some milk-based magic
Andy Hiccup, attired in a light-coloured suit, entertains a family group outside on a sunny day
Water is pumped out of the helper's elbow by magic, in the Andy Hiccup magic show
My most important clients are the mums and dads of the world, and the children whose parties I entertain at. Most definitely!

Other important clients that I have performed for include Walt Disney Special Events, The Barbican, 10 Downing Street (for Barnardos), The Hurlingham Club, Barclays Bank, Selfridges, Hamleys, Bond Street, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, The RAF, the Metropolitan Police, Microsoft, Audi, Lloyds, Odeon Cinemas, Kelloggs, Nintendo, Ikea, Goldman Sachs, Chelsea Football Club, London Zoo ZSL, Ben and Jerry's, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Butlins, Sky TV, BMW, RBS, Tokiomarine Kiln, Threadneedle Investments, Vosene, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Odeon Cinemas, Waterstones and for many shopping centres, hotels, clubs, festivals, celebrities, health clubs, residents associations, local councils, dental surgeries. schools, libraries, loads of PR companies and both public and private events of all kinds.
The magician Andy Hiccup has just produced four sponge carrots from nowhere and is grinning from ear to ear
Andy Boughtflower pulls a funny face
WHAT MAKES A GREAT PARTY?  WHAT MAKES A PARTY GREAT?

Over twenty years of experience means I know what makes for a perfect party from start to finish. I am expert at keeping children fully engaged and happy throughout a party or event and I have so much energy, enthusiasm and love for entertaining I'll keep all the children thoroughly thrilled every step of the way.

I am also very flexible and will listen to your individual needs and wishes about what you need to make your party right for you and for the birthday child.

I have a great understanding of what children find funny, I know how to delight and enchant them and how to keep their interest peaked at all times. I also pack loads of different exciting elements into a party, keeping it all thoroughly fresh and fun throughout and making for a truly memorable occasion for all.
AREAS COVERED

I have now moved from Catford to East Grinstead but I still do loads and loads of children's parties in the Beckenham, Bromley and West Wickham areas - I'll come back and entertain for you at the drop of a hat!

I also entertain in the following areas (and many more besides):
South London, South-East London and South-West London - including Kingston, Teddington, West Wickham, Twickenham, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Wandsworth, Fulham, Hammersmith, Richmond, Merton, Sutton, Croydon, Coulsdon, Lewisham, Hounslow, Greenwich, Blackheath, Bromley, Beckenham, Petts Wood, Dulwich.

West Kent - I will be your childrens party entertainer in, amongst many others, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Orpington, Maidstone, Edenbridge, Biggin Hill, Dartford, Sidcup, Swanley.

Surrey - including Woking, Staines, Chertsey, Weybridge, Hersham, Epsom, Esher, Caterham, Dorking, Reigate, Oxted, Leatherhead.

East Sussex - such as Brighton, Lewes, Uckfield, Forest Row, Haywoods Heath, Eastbourne and all the villages inbetween.

West Sussex - I can be your childrens entertainer in East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Crawley, Horsham, Worthing and all the villages inbetween.

... and
a bit of Berkshire (the Windsor and Slough bit!!!)

I may also be available to entertain in the following areas on weekdays, but may charge an additional travel fee:

North London, East London, West London, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and beyond.
Children's Entertainer and Magician

Hi! I'm
Andy Hiccup. I'm a fun, friendly children's entertainer and children's magician for 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 am full of fun, smiles and boundless energy and will bring excitement and joy to your event in bucketloads.

Childrens birthday parties and other events - your children will simply love my party entertainment. My parties include a hilariously funny magic show, balloon modelling, party games, crazy close-up magic and cheeky puppets. All absolutely ideal for kids parties and also for other kinds of family functions too.
I am an official member of Equity Children's Entertainers, have Ł10m public liability insurance, and am fully DBS checked (please note that children's entertainers for parties don't actually need a DBS nowadays as the laws have changed. I have one for after-school clubs and chaperone duties if you need me to have one for these)
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JANUARY NEWS

A great start to the year! I have a few school shows lined up already, one again linked in to the book Leon and The Place Between which is one of my favourite children's books. Loads of children's parties too of course. January can sometimes be a really busy month and sometimes it's not. This year is definitely a busy one.

Last night I went to the O2 Arena to see the Young Voices show, where loads of school children go to sing with professional artistes. One of my own daughters was singing there (one of about eight thousand, mind!) It was a truly spectacular show, with Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet headlining. A thoroughly fantastic night.

I was headhunted and asked to be a Bingo Caller for a PTA event in Bromley. I've never done this before, so was a little apprehensive, but I did it and I loved it. I learned all the Bingo nicknames and made up tons of my own too. I enlisted some of the local school children present to help me call out the numbers which made it even more fun.