10 ways to keep children entertained at weddings

21 Mar 2017

Keep your children wedding guests under control with these entertainment ideas

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1. Colouring

Collate various print-outs and create a colouring corner to keep children busy. There are also a host of apps to creat personalised print-outs, such as Colourscape which is free to download and allows you to transform any image into an sketch to colour in.  

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2. Children's entertainer

Bring in a specialist who can keep children entertained for hours on end. London-based company JoJoFun is dedicated to creating maximum fun for children of all ages. With copious amounts of creativity and experience, JoJo Fun entertainers have been amusing children for over a decade with balloon modelling, games, music and puppets.

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3. Garden games

If you're hosting a spring or summer wedding, set up a selection of giant garden games - available to hire or buy from most children's retailers and department stores, and which you can pair with giant inflatables... if the budget allows.

4. Pony rides

Children love horses and ponies are an adorable additon for a wedding. Clip Clop Pony Rides provide magical ponies to attend your wedding and keep the children entertained with rides, petting opportunities and photoshoots. The ponies can even be transformed into unicorns too, applying a splash of colour to their manes and tails, and adding diamantes and crystal tiaras.

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5. Bouncy castle

Hours of entertainment for both the children and the adults will be had with a bouncy castle. In-keeping with a beautiful wedding theme, why not opt for an all-white bouncy castle?

6. Wedding crèche

Allow the experts to take children off your adult guests' hands with a wedding crèche. Tinies Mobile Crèches give you the opportunity to have your little ones there on the big day, while being entertained and cared for. With a variety of mobile crèche packages to choose from along with chaperones, activity workshops, event nannies, babysitters or themed events, Tinies operates in locations throughout the UK.

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7. A juggler or circus act

Jugglers and circus acts will go down a storm with a young crowd. Think about the age range of your audience when choosing your act and discuss this with your chosen performer before booking. Lucas Jet, of Bigtopmania, is one such act who is guaranteed to entertain the children (and adults).

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8. Face painting

Engage children with the opportunity to have their face painted. The Glitterbox offers a unique, walkabout face painting service for weddings, where the artist(s) roam the wedding party, entertaining the younger children during the speeches, and glittering the older children on the dance floor.

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9. Disney or Marvel performers 

Character parties are big business right now, so who better to invite to your wedding than Elsa and Batman? There are hundreds of local UK businesses which offer this service, so speak to parents ahead of your big day to see if they have any recommendations. Alternatively, My Little Princess Parties cater to girls and boys, covering various areas throughout England.

10. Magician

Enthralling and outstanding all in attendance, a magician is the perfect entertainer to keep your guests happy - from a tantruming toddler to a grumpy grandad. Take a look at how a perfomer can bring a wedding to life with just a touch of magic....

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