children's entertainer london Tricky Toby

Welcome to Tricky Toby - Children's Entertainer and Magician

Magic shows and entertainment for all areas of London

Hi, I'm Tricky Toby, a children's entertainer and kid's magician based in London. If you are looking for a children's entertainer then you want me, with lots of experience, who's reliable and most of all, magical, kind and funny.

Magic is a great way to entertain children of all ages. If you are planning a birthday party, wedding or event of any kind, you can trust that I won't disappoint.

Don't just take my word for it - check out my many reviews. Also, head over to the parties or events page to see what I can offer specific to your requirements. My blog is a great place to see what I've been up to and helpful articles for those looking to hire a children's entertainer.

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Why hire Tricky Toby for your party or event?

Tricky Toby is a magician and children's entertainer who encourages lots of audience participation. Children of all ages will love his fun-filled magic show! There’s a real rabbit, a silly dog, frogs, weightless water, balloon modelling, spinning plates, musical games... and more! Checkout his youtube movie below to get a glimse of him in action...

Let Toby make your event special and one to be remembered! With over 8 years experience entertaining children and as a qualified teacher, you can relax and leave him to run the show. Birthdays, anniversaries, christening parties, school events, wedding receptions - whatever the occasion, Tricky Toby can make your special day even more magical!

Dear Tricky Toby, I just wanted to write to say the most enormous thank you for coming along to Sophie's party on Saturday and keeping the kiddies (and grown ups!) totally entertained! Sophie absolutely loved it all and had such a fantastic party and so many of the littlies have said the same, so I cannot thank you enough! I am sure we will see you again very soon, and thank you once again.

Mrs M. (Wimbledon) 

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Tricky Toby has performed all over London!

There are not many parts of London that Tricky Toby hasn't performed a magic show at... London is a fantastic place with famous landmarks, amazing food, entertainment and best of all, the best children's entertainer, Tricky Toby. He loves travelling all over Greater London and Surrey, performing his famous magic show. He has performed in: Croydon Surrey, East Dulwich, Clapham South, Wandsworth Common, Southwark, Forest Hill, Putney Wandsworth, Islington London, Streatham South London, Clapham, Southfields Wandsworth, Croydon Purley, Penge Lewisham, Addington Surrey, Wembley, Wimbledon London, Purley, Ealing West London, Islington, and many more areas... Where will his next party be?

Latest Tricky Toby Blog Posts

  1. Happy 2017! Magician London New Year Resolutions

    So another year passes and a fresh new 2017 arrives! Last year was very busy and I was fortunate to be invited to so many birthday parties in London and surrounding areas. There were also school events, christenings and weddings. The phone has started to ring and emails are arriving too for my magic, music and games party entertainment in the coming months. Check out the little video of me on the home page of this website. You have to scroll down a bit to find it! 

    So my first resolution is to write more blogs for this page and keep you all updated on what is happening in the world of magic with me,  Tricky Toby. My other resolution is to make better use of my time at home with my own family! I have five children and they range in age from 27 to 13 years so quite an age spread. My dear wife Mari is a wonderful mother and honestly I think she is a much better parent than me. I am grateful to my own parents who raised me with so much love and kindness. We learn so much from our own upbringing and I am always remembering back if I find myself wondering how to improve as a daddy (as my kids call me).

    I am also grateful to be able to have my magic show and visit so many families where I know parents have planned and worried about their children's parties for weeks (if not months!). I always try to bring some magical fun and a little mystery (and a real rabbit!) to entertain. Most of my experiences of being a magician over the past ten years has shown me that the most important thing is to be friendly and kind. Sounds simple but I can still remember my first ever magic show in Streatham Hill in 2006! The only thing I was  worried about was whether I would survive my stage nerves! Today I am pretty relaxed and generally I can cope with any type of crowd and keep them genuinely entertained. It's an unusual job but someone has to do it!!

    My best wishes to you all for 2017. Drop me an email request or call me on 02086834616 or 07960074477 for your inquiry.

    Relax. Magic for your event with Tricky Toby- you know it makes sense!

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  2. Epsom Magician Super Hero

    A leafy lane in Epsom saw little Leo celebrate his fifth birthday in style. All his friends came dressed as super heroes and there were a few odd super squirrels I didn't recognise too! Leo had decided at some point in the morning that he would be dressed as 'Leo' (meaning he was wearing his normal clothes!). Furthermore he had decided that for the magic show I should be in a specific corner of the room and also made it clear that he was quite ready to help me do some magic. I love children who clarify my life.

    Happily, Leo and I were a great team and he thought I did quite well overall, considering his friends were a little wild. Two spidermen had met up and decided that was one too many. Mums intervened and a possible conflict between Batman and a Saviour of the universe was luckily avoided. Everybody was silenced when I got Dad to help with the magic too. He just had to sit still with a jug of magic water on his head! Can't imagine why he looked so nervous! Super hero not!

    Apparently alien life forms were welcome on Leo's planet and he was very proud to introduce a magic rabbit to the other children, although it 'might be a robot rabbit'! I assured him it was quite real but the word robot seemed to mean that as little rabbit was checked out by everyone, there was a need to cuddle him to see if he was breathing or not! After the magic bit, I made balloon light sabres and swords for all and sundry including one for Leo's baby brother who at four months old was less than impressed. Leo got a certificate to prove he was the best magician's assistant in Epsom which did impress his friends.

    A relieved Dad told me I had done a fantastic job of keeping sixteen little boys entertained. Mention of pizza in the kitchen meant that all the kids had run off and the room became oddly quiet. 'Just an hour more, then I know the house is safe!', joked Dad. Somehow we both knew he wasn't entirely joking.

    Birthday party magician in Epsom 'home insurance'. You'll need Tricky Toby!



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  3. Magician in Blackheath Star Wars Force Awakens Party

    A rainy morning in Blackheath and most of us would probably be laying in for a warm snooze. But for those under 6 years old, it was time to 'Awaken" (get it?) in a quaint little park club house hidden away in deepest Rebel base of South London. Edward was up for a 'The Force Awakens' party, but had decided to wear his best Minecraft outfit! Princess Leia, two Reys and a host of really rather odd looking aliens also appeared. After two close encounters with plastic light sabers, I felt it was time to sit down, just chill and have some great magic. Parents were duly asked to 'turn the chat level down please!' Magician at work please! The galaxy depends on Edward's party being out of this world.

    Ed and his friends enjoyed some hilarious magical fun. Planet Mish has a rare snake who kindly put in a performance worthy of an Oscar and convinced us all that magic is alive on other planets too. It was lovely to meet Ed's parents Fiona and Martin who had been planning for weeks. I know the look of relief when they can see my crowd control techniques are fully up to scratch and the force is definitely with me. A  real live dwarf white rabbit from Planet Mosh made a welcome visit and amazed faces were magically smiling.

    Thank you for the whole whacky event! We all promised to be as noisy as possible for the games too which I also made sure were exciting and a little wild. The rain lifted and the children could have a play in the little swings outside too. Those little Rebels will relax tonight having returned from Planet Party. Tricky Toby- I've got a GOOD feeling about this (children's entertainer).




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