My Blog - Tricky Toby

Welcome to Tricky Toby's blog. Here you will find the amazing life of a children's entertainer working all around London.

  1. Childrens Magician Wows Carshalton Audience

    Little Millie and her friendly family welcomed me to her special party. Lovely pink balloons all over the place as pink is one of my favourite colours! Any Childrens Magician in London knows that each party is unique with a special mix of personalities and so I always keep my show light hearted and play along if the children add some funny stuff. That way, if someone calls out I never ask them to be quiet. Kids say the funniest things sometimes!

    Millie's aunty Barbara was sitting in the back laughing all the way through the magic which was really funny I must admit. She even tried to join in the games and I promised her a special prize at the end. Not sure what to give an eighty-year-old who seems so fit and healthy!

    So all of Millie's friends also enjoyed the event. Mum texted me later:

    "Sorry I havent texted you earlier but I would like to say a massive thank you for making my daughters party magical and the kids were still talking about you hours later a massive thank you from one happy mum and daddy." - A happy Mum

    As a Kids Magician in London I aim to please. Give me a call and I will do my very best to add some magic to your party!

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  2. Birthday Party Entertainer Drives all over London

    Intense day with three shows and a tug of war too!

    Some days just seem to be very popular. June 15th was one of those in demand days. I try my best to fit everyone in but at the same time must never appear rushed. Now this is a job for a cool head with some pretty cool children's magic. Name -Tricky Toby. Job-special agent in magic!

    Remember the name. Tricky. Toby. Arm the satnav. Check.

    1. I arrived in Westbourne Grove for Chloe's seventh birthday in an ultra modern flat, decked out in white with her fashionable flowery friends. My pink hat is on order! Well we had some awesome funny fun with magic including the adults too. Mum was snapping away with her big Canon (please send me a few great pics if you can let me post them on my website). Then off to Maida Vale but really St. Johns Wood.

    2. To a lovely little adventure playground where a few spots of rain brought a wild bunch of children in for an exciting magic show. Naina was celebrating her 5th and ma n pa were a little unsure how all this magic stuff would go down with a rowdy crowd. Rest assured all went fantastically magically well. Even the parents were glued to their chairs! After some Tricky Toby classic balloon animals and swords, their lunch was ready and a lovely spread was set out. Those extra large olives were greatly appreciated! Mmm!

    Still enjoying those olives as I sped down Park Lane towards another magic show in Clapham. I pass my favourite monument in the world- Animals in War- beautiful, respectful.

    Special question. HOW TO DECIDE IF A MAGICIAN IS ANY GOOD?
    Answer. WHEN THE CHILDREN SIT ON THE BOUNCY CASTLE TO WATCH HIM!

    3. Well this is different. A garden party in Battersea with bouncy castle and large group including all the neighbours! Chloe (yes same name, different girl) and brother Jay are seven. Simon the snake makes a return appearance after being out injured for a while as he hides a water pistol in his basket! Keep back! We also made some magic sweets from an ancient recipe (yuk!). All enjoyed the show.

    About to go but then was invited to help with a huge tug of war! True story. The rope was about fifteen metres long and our team lost. Grrr! Some super barbecue chicken helped me get over it all. Thanks Helen & friends. A lovely time and not to be forgotten soon.

    Not so secret mission accomplished. Water pistol put away. Secret magician Tricky Toby. Call 0796 007 4477. Yes 007!

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  3. Magician in Chislehurst is NO FOSSIL!

    Although weekends can be super busy for me, sometimes Friday is too. A beautiful afternoon in Chislehurst brought me to St. Nicholas Church hall where one happy family were celebrating their son's fifth birthday. Jake was having a great run around with his pals and Dad had wisely brought an excellent sound system for their music. By the way, I have a fantastic Bose system which I use for all things noise-wise when people are stuck!

    We celebrated with some great magic and Jake got really involved and achieved real magical assistant status. He was rewarded with a special certificate allowing him to do extreme magic (under adult supervision!) with the little wand I gave him. I taught everyone a cool trick which works on both parents and any aunt available!

    I could see that Grandparents were also loving it too. Thank goodness for cameras and iphones. We had a group photo and Jake could hold the little white rabbit we magiked (my own word!) together. Awesome and that birthday cake was amazing too!

    A super party and what a lovely family atmosphere. Thanks for inviting me!

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  4. Childrens magician soaks guests in Purley Croydon

    As the sun came out on a beautiful May morning I was invited to perform at the twins birthday party in a quiet street tucked away in leafy Croydon's outback.

    Twins Daniel and Amber were entertaining their friends in the garden and it actually turned out I had met their Grandma when I was a teacher a few years ago. Well, everyone was sitting ready before I had even put my stuff down! Let's go! Come on!!

    So moving quickly along, it was a perfect opportunity for magical fun and laughter and of course just when Dad thought he could sit and watch we had him up to help too! Dad is actually a rather excellent musician but no we don't want to you to play your guitar right now! Hilarious faces and complete amazement all round. Thanks Dad and mum sensibly avoided in case she got wet too. But not too wet!

    We took some lovely group photos with Mr Rabbit included. So now they want one for their unbirthdays tomorrow!

    Thinking back through the years I have done magic for children, it is so amazing that our little ones are so unique and love the mystery of magic. Super party, super family! Thanks for inviting me. Have a great year from Tricky Toby

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  5. Magician in Fulham back by popular demand

    A peaceful street in Fulham, a stones throw from Parsons Green tube. Relaxing in the warm Sunday afternoon spring sunlight. Little did he know that behind a sensible grey front door were about twenty bonkers children waiting to pounce!

    Magic rabbit hidden safely away, our intrepid entertainer presses the doorbell. Too late! The children all know that Tricky Toby has arrived. Mum & Dad look so relieved to see me. And then it hits me!! I met most of the guests in Putney just over a month ago. Do I have a completely new show up my sleeves? Mais non!

    OK breathe deeply and magically- think!! It's times like these that the super-experienced entertainer reinvents himself. (Well I have been a magician for over eight years-you learn a thing or two!).

    Giovanni and his friends are so happy to see me at his fifth birthday party and all the parents arrange their drinks to get a good view too. Yes, I have to amaze the adults too!

    It's ok. I'm MADE FOR CHELSEA!!

    Fortunately G isn't even a bit shy and when news of a 'snake' being part of the show today reaches all the children's ears then I have them transfixed (all part of the service- the transfixing thing!) Well, Giovanni did the magic laundry, his little friend Nicole (3 and going on 12!) was a wonderful artist and Sam helped me tame the wild snake hiding in a big wicker basket. By the way, Simon the snake has a reputation for spraying the audience with his water pistol so hide your plasma screen and the cat!

    Absolutely fabulously silly and funny too. And of course G proved to be an excellent magician himself. A REAL RABBIT! Had he seen that before? Absolutely but it's all different when it is YOUR BIRTHDAY! A group photo with rabbit included and time for balloons. By popular demand balloon swords were unleashed in the garden and a party bash got any excess energy out! As a parent myself I realise how important it is that children sleep well at night!!! What a service Tricky Toby provides! THANK YOU TRICKY TOBY lol

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