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COVID-19

Hi everyone

Hope you are OK under the circumstances – you probably will now be aware of the new regulations that have been brought in regarding Covid-19 which I know is going to hugely your chid and their friends and I can assure you that I am doing my best to ease the situation of parents having to cancel parties and my self employed entertainers having no choice but to not work. 

I have been monitoring daily the status of the COVID-19 , and remaining ever aware of how the daily changes are going to have an impact – for us already we have 4 school age children so it’s a steep learning curve so if you have been trying to get hold of us I apologise. 

Of course we want to ensure all our clients are completely up to date with party bookings in and amongst this. As a small business within the arts and entertainment industry I have been so incredibly humbled by the kindness and support of our customers as we come together to get through these difficult few months along with the rest of the country. 

All parties, without exception, are suspended until April 12th. If your party falls within this time and has to be postponed we understand that your child / children are going to be bewildered and disappointed. During this difficult time and we are doing our best to arrange video calls / personalised video messages to any child to reassure them, and hopefully make them feel very special in the mean time till they get to meet their idols face to face. 

We can assure you if your party has to be postponed that we will be in a position to reschedule when the Government gives us the green light. We were originally limiting reschedules to within a 12 month period but now we are leaving them open ended, giving you plenty of flexibility to secure venues, etc around arranging your entertainment with us.

I would like to assure you: 

  1. There will be no cancellation fee payable for parties that have been postponed
  2. We are trying to put in place video calls / personalised messages to children whose party has been postponed
  3. Your deposit is transferable to a new date with no time limit, and if you would like to put this towards a one to one visit (when we are able) instead of a party that is absolutely fine

From a personal point of view I am asking for patience, kindness and compassion.   I realise that this is an unprecedented and difficult time for the whole of the country but myself and my team are all self employed in the entertainment industry and we have been hit particularly hard – the Government has been making amazing decisions to support those who are employed however there is little support for the self employed.

I am confident that myself and my family will get through this difficult time – I have an amazing support network around me but I would ask all clients bear with us during this time to ensure that we can continue stronger than ever.

I also want to ensure that when this crisis is over we all have something to look forward to. We appreciate your continued support and patience during this difficult period, and wish you and your families good health and plenty of positivity for the coming weeks.

Stay well and stay indoors 

Lots of love 

Jayne x

December 22/23/24 Breakfast With Santa
December 22/23/24 Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast with SantaBreakfast with Santa at the Woodend Inn

Dates: December 22,23 and 24

Times: 9 – 11 am

Location: The Woodend Inn, Chesterfield Road, Huthwaite, NG17 2QJ

Price: TBC

Booking: Please call the Woodend to Book on 01773 872 231

 

Oct 28 | Starlight Week Crich

Monday 28th Oct. – Crich’s Great Show – includes illuminations switch on
Children aged 4 -15 years have the opportunity to enter a competition to ‘switch on the lights’ (Enter from 2pm – 4pm on the day).
Circus workshops in the Learning Centre 12pm – 5pm
Shows and entertainment at Town End including switch on show
Amber Sound Radio broadcasting during the afternoon
Enchanted Forest trail along woodland walk all week (weather permitting – bring a torch)
Open from 10am – 8.30pm. Last Admissions 7pm. Last tram 8pm.

Tuesday 29th Oct. – Pirates and Princess Day
Pirate workshop shows at Town End
Fairy Princess in Enchanted Forest Trail along woodland walk. Make a wish on the wishing tree (weather permitting – bring a torch)
Make pirate hats in the Learning Centre – 1pm – 5pm
Open 10am – 7.30pm. Last admissions 6pm. Last tram 7pm

Wednesday 30th Oct. – Toy Tales
Look-a-like characters from the animated film. Shows at Town End.
Make a fork friend in the Learning Centre – 1pm – 5pm
Open 10am – 7.30pm. Last admissions 6pm. Last tram 7pm

Thursday 31st Oct. (Halloween) – Wizards and Villains
Spooky Fun Shows at Town End (at 4pm; 5pm and 6pm)
Make a wand in the Learning Centre – 1pm – 5pm
Villain and Good Wizard in Enchanted Forest Trail (weather permitting – bring a torch)
Children aged 4 -15 who dress as Wizards or Halloween characters get free admission on this day.
Open 10am – 7.30pm. Last admissions 6pm. Last tram 7pm

Friday 1st Nov. – Our Frozen Friday
Look-a-like characters from the animated film. Shows at Town End
Spoon puppets in Learning Centre – 1pm – 5pm
Open 10am – 7.30pm. Last admissions 6pm. Last tram 7pm

Saturday 2nd Nov – Starlight Party Time

Shows with light up costumes at Town End

Make fancy hats in the Learning Centre 12pm – 4pm
Disco 5.00pm – 7.00pm.

Open from 10am – 8.30pm. Last Admissions 7pm. Last tram 8pm.

Oct 30 | Princesses V Superheroes

Brookfields Garden Centre Superhero and Princess event

Wear your fanciest dress or your coolest superhero costume to party with Rapunzel and Spider-man!

After the excitement of partying with our characters you will refuel with a pizza and chips dinner and make a mask or tiara to take home with you.

£9.99 per child
Only children need tickets
Adults must be present but are limited to 2 per child due to space constraints.

Adults are welcome to purchase food and drink whilst they are here to eat in the party area, please note our main food service will be finish at 4pm but we will have our usual service of hot drinks and treats and snacks on offer after this time.

Bookable event only, book tickets on Brookfields website, link below

Numbers are very limited

Age 3+

** please note if there are any dietary requirements that need fulfilling we are happy to accommodate these, please email barbara.gibson@brookfields-gardencentre after you have made your booking with your requirements.

 

https://www.brookfieldsgardencentre.co.uk/bookings-checkout/princesses-v-s-superheroes-party/book

Aug 24,25,26 | Back to School Event

Whatever Next! Jill MurphyBack to School Family Event – Sat 24th to Mon 26th August 2019
Great Central Railway Loughborough

Great Central Railway are launching their first Back to School event and have chosen 2 very memorable books to explore. With the help from The Hungry Caterpillar and Baby Bear sit back, relax and let them take you back to when you were a child.  Our master story tellers from Absolutely Amazing Parties will be delivering reading sessions in their own inimitable style!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the best-selling book which tells the story of a The Very Hungry Caterpillarravenous caterpillar eating its way through the week was first published in June 1969 and has since been translated into 62 languages.

Whatever Next! is the second Bear family adventure following the bestselling Peace at Last. Join Baby Bear as he finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon! A beautiful story of innocence and imagination, full of Jill Murphy’s characteristic warmth and humour.

Local author/illustrator, Rachel Greaves’ will be performing some of the stories in her series of children’s books about an Airedale Terrier called Ruffle and his adventures on a steam railway.  The stories combine Rachel’s love of Airedales with the English/Drama teacher’s knowledge of the GCR. Charming illustrations bring the mischievous Ruffle’s antics to life in books that are being enjoyed by children and adults alike!

Great Central railway also have Jon returning with Tula the Barn Owl, Sidney the Corn Snake, Pepper the Netherlands Dwarf Rabbit not forgetting Bonnie and Rocky the Bearded Dragons ……… and not forgetting we also have our friendly clown on board the train to entertain you while you travel through the Leicestershire countryside.

Please visit http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/special-events/back-to-school-event/ for more information

A bit about Descendants by Isobel aged 10

Descendants is about four villain kids who go to Auradon   – the good side – and Ben, the son of Belle and future king, shows them the way of good and in time they become good but it’s not long until Mal can’t handle it for in Descendants two Mal goes back to the Isle of the Lost- the bad place-  and Uma and Harry are now the big baddies and want to have more than Mal. if you wish to know more about Descendants, maybe watch the film so you get a better idea of  the characters and the film. (more…)

What makes a good Tinker Bell party by Carys aged 10

I think that that actress who is playing Tinker Bell needs to have seen the film so they get a brief idea how she acts and what her personality is. This helps the actor to be more like Tinker bell and how she feels about certain things.  (more…)

NEW ARIEL COSTUME AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES!

It’s been another wonderful week of birthdays for Absolutely Amazing Parties team and we love making dreams come true! (more…)

Job opportunities and Company update! We’re Climbing Higher!

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It’s fantastic once again to say that we passed our 1,000 likes milestone on Facebook, enquiries are coming in by the bucket load and we are so thankful for patience as we have so many to get through! But don’t let that put you off, we are so delighted that people are even booking with us into 2017 now and each enquiry is important to us. As always do contact us as early as you can do avoid disappointment, and we can help you on your way to organising that all important magical birthday!

Quite a few of our characters have even had makeovers with brand new costumes, wigs and accessories! We like all of our characters to look authentic for your children, like they’ve come straight out of the movie or storybook. All of our actors are dedicated to giving your child a birthday to remember, and before you book, always bare in mind that we have a very wide range of characters to choose from! From Superheroes to Princesses!

We are even proud to say that we now have quite a few regular people who book us every year! And because of all this popularity we have a few new team members on board, including professional Actors Steve Shaw and Alana Moran.

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In regards to our new team members, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you know of anyone else who would be perfect to join Absolutely Amazing Parties! We are always on the look out for talented individuals to be a part of something so highly rewarding and professional. If you or anyone you know is a perfect fit for this job role, please see our ‘Careers’ page on the website for all information and requirements! We are always very happy to hear from you, and we particularly are looking for professional self employed males – with our superhero parties springing more into action than ever – we are assembling as many males as possible to put on the capes and masks! However, this job is so much more than putting on a costume and it requires plenty of professionalism and reliability, in return for fantastic pay and a very fulfilling job for any actor or performer.

jayne@gethappyentertainment.co.uk – we’re only a click away!

Finally, remember we don’t just do parties – we also do events! You might catch us throughout the year at various places, singing, posing for photographs and even signing autographs! The Next Event is at Great Central Railway in Loughborough, from Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May. Tinkerbell & Captain Hook will be part of the bank holiday Peppa Pig weekend, so come on down for abit of Disney magic!