Kids party entertainment in Burton on Trent!

Hello! I'm Ed (about me) - a children's entertainer and professional magician available in Burton on Trent! I'm ready to make your next party or event amazing!

I'm based very close to Burton on Trent, which is a town about 20 minutes from my home. As you might expect, I've been performing in Burton on Trent, and across East Staffordshire since I first began performing in 2001.

I have performed at all sorts of events across the region, including many children's birthday parties (of course) as well as for the children at a wedding at Dovecliff Hall Hotel, and at Christenings, first birthdays and naming ceremonies.

By the way, my full party package is the ultimate way to ensure stress free birthday parties. And it comes highly recommended! Just ask for more details.

I can perform my magic show and party entertainment at any of the great party venues in the area, or in the comfort of your home. To fill your next occasion with incredible magic and fun for the whole family, and make sure everyone can be involved then get in touch for an accurate quote today. After all my motto is amazing things happen when we work together!







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My shows are best at birthdays for ages 5 to 13.
My shows are best for ages 5 + and families. Unsure or have younger children? Let's discuss this via email or phone.
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As I mentioned, I’ve performed at all sorts of children’s parties and family events in the Lichfield area. Here are just some of the events that stand out to me.

Full Party Package = Stress Free Kids Party

For kids parties taking place at hired venues such as community centres, church halls and village halls, I always recommend my full party package. Not only is it the best value but as I provide all of the entertainment it means that the party is low stress for you. I include:

  • party music as the children arrive at the party and all the time I am not performing
  • lively party games that every child can be involved with (all the games are non-elimination)
  • organisation of the birthday candles blowing out ceremony and singing of happy birthday
  • my interactive magic show where the children and I find the magic together
  • colourful balloon modelling so each child has something take home with them


five stars

I felt a fraud! I had no entertaining to do at my own daughters party. Ed took care of everything superbly, (from the first arrival, right to the end)!

- Karen Hambleton, Burton on Trent


barton under needwoodRecommended Childrens Entertainers Burton on Trent

Barton under Needwood Village Hall, Crowberry Lane is one of my recommended venues for parties within this area, and I have performed here for many children’s birthday parties. There is plenty of space for party games and the small stage adds a great theatrical feel to the show. I was therefore pleased to book in my full party package for a 7th birthday party here in September 2019. What was even better was that I was recommended by the venue, which must prove that I am doing something right!

five stars

Hi Ed, You were the perfect addition to my son’s birthday party! I don’t think he’ll be forgetting you in a long time!

- Amy Evans, Barton Under Needwood



Burton Albion Football Club Magician, Burton on Trent

Previously I performed my magic at Burton Albion Football Club, at the Pirelli Stadium, as part of a football themed family day that took place before a home match. This was in 2019 and it was a great chance to meet lots of children and families who were all there for a fun day out.

If you're holding a family event in Burton on Trent, or even simply a children's birthday party then look no further than my incredible magic and party packages, for an always incredible experience. Laughter, magic, fun times for everyone at the party.

Kids Entertainers Burton on Trent

Family fun days are a great opportunity to hire kids entertainers and in July 2019, I was hired alongside another entertainer for a large family fun day for a company wishing to thank it’s staff for their hard work throughout the year. I organised both of us to provide entertainment, so while I hosted a family quiz and a magic show, my colleague then provided party games and balloon modelling. If you’re holding a larger event and are looking for multiple kids entertainers then get in touch and I’ll be happy to source everything you require for an incredible party.


Christening Entertainer for Kids

As you may be able to figure out, I perform at a lot of birthday parties throughout Burton on Trent and the surrounding areas. However, family events are another popular choice for a children’s magic show. In May 2018, I provided kids entertainment for a Christening at The Riverside, Riverside Drive, Branston. For Christenings, First Birthdays and Naming Ceremonies, I’m often asked to provide a mixed age magic show and balloon models, but there are various options, so it’s best to get in touch so that we can have a short conversation about what would work best for you.

Brilliant magic and balloons for the Christening! All the children thought you were great and we appreciated you being there too. Thank you!

- Joseph Cole, Burton on Trent

yoxall village hallYoxall Parish Hall - Venue Recommendation

Another venue I can recommend for kids birthday parties is Yoxall Village Hall, which is outside of Burton on Trent but still close. I performed here for a 6th birthday party in November 2018, and provided my full party package that includes party games, music throughout the party, an amazing interactive magic show (of course) and balloon modelling to keep the fun going even after I’ve left. The client had added lots of decorations and made the venue really cosy which really added to the party atmosphere.

Magic Show on a Boat

This was an unusual one! Most of my events take place in community centres, church halls and village halls, however, in 2017 I was hired to perform a children’s magic show on a boat! Even more strange was that the boat was a narrowboat moored at Barton Marina. Fortunately, my show can stretch out to accommodate large venues or as was the case this time squeeze up to fit into smaller places. I found a space to perform and the children loved the experiences, as did I!

School Magic Show Entertainer

I often perform at nurseries or schools with my magic show. My entertainment for schools is often used for reward assemblies or as an end of term celebration. That was the case in July 2017 when I performed at River View Primary School, Suffolk Road, Burton on Trent. I actually provided two shows for the two different key stages and this is something I recommend for schools. Although I have performed a large show for schools too and that works well if you have a theatre or some sort of staging. It’s probably best to get in touch with me and we can have a short conversation about what would work best for you.

Family Entertainment Weddings

Dovecliff Hall near Burton on Trent, is one of my top recommended venues for weddings, and I often perform there as a close up magician, however in May 2016 I was also hired to add on a children’s magic show and that’s a great way to make sure all of your wedding guests are entertained - the adults and the children. After the event, the bride sent me this review, which I think proves I must be doing something right.

five stars

We booked Ed to provide a family magic show. close up magic and balloons at our recent wedding. We would definitely recommend him to others looking for the same. Ed was excellent with the guests, very friendly and worth every penny.

- Lisa Newell, Burton on Trent


the bell anslowRepeat Bookings at Restaurant Burton on Trent

One of the ways I measure my success is if I am getting repeat bookings, or recommendations from previous clients. I was therefore pleased that in April 2015, I was hired back to perform at The Bell Inn, Anslow, Burton on Trent after having performed there previously in August 2014. Not only that but after that last event a guest who saw me performing at the family fun day held at the pub, then contacted me about their daughter’s 6th birthday. And that’s how my business works. I do a great job and the birthday party event bookings flow from there.


Theatre Magic Show Burton

Throughout 2014 and 2015, I took acting lessons in Burton. I was very confident in my magic ability, but I always think there is room for improvement, so the lessons were a way to improve my stagecraft, showmanship and my performance skills. In turn, I provide a better service to you. As a result of these lessons, I was asked to provide a magic show for one of the younger classes and so I provided my show a small group of theatre students in February 2015 and at the same time got some valuable feedback that helped to push forward and improve my show. Something I am always trying to do.


Whatever you end up choosing, all options come with an efficient service and a warm smile. ?

Ed is a professional magician, whose magic shows are perfect for family festivals, schools and children's parties. He mainly covers Stafford, Staffordshire, the East Midlands, and the West Midlands, including Birmingham, Wolverhampton, but can also travel across the UK or recommend a local magician near you.

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