Your child’s birthday party is rolling around again… So yes, it’s time to arrange some amazing children’s entertainment to ensure that everyone has a great time.

For most parents, organising party entertainment comes down to a choice between hosting a party at a soft play or hiring a children’s entertainer.

While a kid’s party at a soft play area can be good, there are far more benefits – both cost wise and activity wise – that make hiring a professional party entertainer the number one choice.


The benefit of a kid’s entertainer


1. It’s budget friendly

We all know that the costs of planning a children’s birthday party can quickly get out of hand! Budget is often a major concern for parents who want the most ‘bang for their buck’. The good news is that hiring children’s entertainment is more cost effective than going to a soft play venue. A soft play venue will usually charge per child attending, however, an entertainer such as Fred in the Shed charges a once off fee for their time – no matter how many children (or grown-ups!) are in attendance.


2. It’s flexible and convenient

Hiring an entertainer means that you can have your kid’s party anywhere you like – at home, or at any venue of your choice. You’re not locked into a particular location, and you don’t have the headache of trying to fit in with available dates on a popular soft play schedule.


3. Kids have more structured fun

Activities at a soft play are limited to whatever games and equipment the facility offers. When you hire children’s entertainment for your party, you’re guaranteed that everyone will be thoroughly engaged from start to finish. A professional party entertainer such as Fred in the Shed will take care of all activities and make sure that all children are enthralled and included in structured activities.


4. The birthday child can be the star

One benefit of a kid’s entertainer that many parents love, is that the birthday boy or girl gets to be the star of the party, with much of the activities focused around them to make their day even more special. Fred in the Shed will speak with parents beforehand to find out how much attention their child is comfortable with – and if they’re a little shy, that’s ok!


5. Grown-ups love Fred

A party entertainer who is also a comedian – such as Fred in the Shed – has a knack for engaging children of all ages, and grown-ups too! Parents who attend Fred’s parties often end up chuckling at jokes that fly way over the kids’ heads, and his silly antics and magic tricks are timeless, ageless, and appreciated by all.



Fred in the Shed is an experienced children’s party entertainer, and his superb magic shows keep kids of all ages absolutely enthralled. Fred blends comedy, games, balloon modelling and more with fantastic magical illusions that both kids and grown-ups find astounding.

You can contact Fred by phoning 07966 036 928, emailing or via the contact form for an obligation free quote. Fred and Friends look forward to hearing from you!