Tel: 01329 313822
Children's Entertainer Portsmouth, Southampton, all of hampshire & surrounding area's
Everything you need to know about socially distanced garden parties for your child's birthday/family event.
Since launching this service again, with the relax of restrictions there has been a mixed response. From parents who are very excited about the prospect of being able to have a live show in their garden to celebrate their child’s birthday, to parents who are concerned that it is not for them. Here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions, I have had regarding socially distanced garden parties.
SO WHAT ARE THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS & ROAD MAP?
Government guidelines say that we are allowed to meet socially in groups of six. HOWEVER under the children's activity guideline this number increases to 15 people with children under 5yrs excluded from the restrictions and from 17th May 2021 restrictions will ease further with gatherings outside increasing to 30 people and 6 people inside and as a trades person i am NOT included in this number.
CAN YOU ONLY PERFORM IN THE GARDEN?
NO, if you have limited space in your garden i am happy to perform the show in a local park, school field, community centre/village hall garden or any other recreation area where permitted
HOW SAFE IS THE SHOW?
Silly Scott has written the show entirely for this purpose. It’s an entirely different show to what I would normally do in a traditional hall party. There is no physical helpers, however it is still FULLY INTERACTIVE and packed full with lots of interaction from the children/parents from where they are sitting at a safe distance. Silly Scott wears a face mask or face visor while loading in his equipment and setting up, uses hand sanitiser throughout the show and all equipment is completely sanitised between shows.
WE HAVE OLDER CHILDREN TOO WILL THEY ENJOY THE SHOW?
As I say this is a show written especially for this unique situation. I realise that although it may be for the celebration of a young child in your family, you may have teenagers and of course you’ll be watching with your children too. With this in mind I have written a show which I think really is the encapsulation of family entertainment. The Magic is REALLY magical, the comedy is universal across the board. It’s important to me that you enjoy this as much as your child does.
WHAT PACKAGES DO YOU CURRENTLY OFFER?
The 45min family show is fully interactive, although I don't get any physical helpers up alongside me during the show, it is still FULLY INTERACTIVE with lots of laughs and lots of help from the children and parents at a safe social distance from where they are sitting. The birthday child receives a personalised Silly Scott birthday card and Silly Scott magic certificate.
The 1 hour show includes everything above in the 45min package + Silly Scott's ‘You Can Do Magic Too DVD’ & Silly Scott’s Giant Octopus or Unicorn Race with the birthday boy or Girl winning a large octopus or unicorn balloon model, also every child gets to choose from one of Silly Scott’s unique own balloon wrist creations: Turtle, Ladybird, Flower, Spider-man, Minion & Bumble Bee to take home.
The 1hr30mins package includes some fun non-elimination games like musical bumps, musical statues and my giant octopus or unicorn race game with Silly Scott stickers for everyone and lots of interactive dancing in between the games. Then there is a break for party food (food not included) and background music is played while the children eat and i then make every child one of my unique own balloon wrist creations: Turtle, Ladybird, Flower, Spider-man, Minion, Minecraft.
Second half of the party is my fully interactive multi award winning family magic show which is hugely entertaining for the children and grownups! The birthday child receives a personalised Silly Scott birthday card, Silly Scott magic certificate and Silly Scott's ‘You Can Do Magic Too DVD’
No power is required, as all my outdoor equipment runs on battery.
OK, WHAT WILL YOU DO IN THE CASE OF IT RAINING?
Our Great British weather is obviously problematic, it’s highly unpredictable. In the case of it raining we can do either one of two options.
- We can re-schedule for another day.
- As from 17th May 2021 inside gatherings are permitted for upto 6 people or from 21st June 2021 there should be NO restrictions on social distancing. So you could have it inside if need be.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
This will obviously depend on your location due to travel time and fuel, and also the duration of the show you require, so please contact Silly Scott if you would like more information on availability, packages and prices i currently offer.
I STILL DON’T FEEL 100% COMFORTABLE WITH THIS, OR DON’T HAVE A GARDEN, BUT WOULD STILL LIKE TO CELEBRATE MY CHILD’S BIRTHDAY. WHAT CAN I DO?
I understand that not everyone will feel entirely comfortable with having a garden party yet. Covid-19 has affected everyone in different ways. I have been successfully running Zoom Parties throughout lockdown, and will continue to do so going for the forceable future . They have received rave reviews.
SO IF YOU ARE DOING ZOOM PARTIES WHY ARE YOU NOW DOING GARDEN PARTIES?
From a business point of view I have lost a lot due to the Covid-19 situation. It is important for me to keep my business alive and this seems like the most logical step for me. I want to carry on performing and providing parents with a safe and enjoyable party for their children, it gives me a lot of joy to provide smiles, giggles and magic. I realise it may not be for everyone, but for those who want the option I am proud to provide it safely and sensibly.
I hope this answers all your questions. Of course if you do have any other questions feel free to drop me an enquiry CLICK HERE and I am more than happy to go through anything with you.
Silly Scott x