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Magic shows that make children look amazing in front of their friends!

As featured in The Sunday Times

Mike made our 6 year old’s birthday the most special ever! He absolutely captivated the childrens’ attention by a mixture of magic, jokes, music and fun. If you want a truly magical and lifelong memorable birthday for your child I cannot recommend him highly enough.
— Nick Waterhouse-Brown, Kingswinford, Dudley

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Thanks so much for making Elsie’s party very special! From the moment you walked in the door you had her full attention and then the rest of the children (and adults) were smiling and laughing for the next hour! Elsie has already asked if we can book you for next year. I will tell all my friends about you - brilliant!
— Matt Volpato, Swindon

Children's entertainer Mike Clarke (known as "Magic Mike" to thousands of children and parents in and around Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Wiltshire and Swindon) provides amazing magical entertainment at parties and events.

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Birthday Party Magic for Children

Birthday Party Magic for Children

Wedding Entertainment

Wedding Entertainment

Shows & Workshops for Primary Schools

Shows & Workshops for Primary Schools

Wizard School

Wizard School

Family Fun Days

Family Fun Days

Christening Entertainment

Christening Entertainment

Mike knows how to control a party - he doesn’t shout at the children. Or the parents. He doesn’t need to. He whispers, and everybody leans in.

He clearly loves entertaining children. With Mike, you know you’ve got a kind loving father.
— Richard Johnson (writing in The Sunday Times)

When looking to hire a children's entertainer for a birthday party, Mike always recommends you see what other people have actually said about that entertainer and their shows. Watch these videos of Mike "in action" & see what parents and children say... 

In addition, please find below a very small selection of the type of feedback Mike's shows receive from delighted parents, teachers and event planners.

A huge THANK YOU for the truly amazing party - everyone adored you. How you kept 30 four and five year olds agog for nearly 2 hours is truly unbelievable. Your fun, calm, gentle yet vibrant way suited every individual from the timid ones to the slightly more confidant ones! A true professional. And as the boys put it ‘it was the best party in the whole wide world’ - well, you couldn’t get better praise than that!
— Melissa Pittock, Cirencester
Thank you so much for being a fabulous entertainer at Arjun’s party. Both Arjun & Arya had such a fantastic time. The kids will not stop talking about you! In fact, Arya has already said that she would like you to come back for her birthday in October.

I have also been inundated with comments from the other parents at the party saying how brilliant you were with the kids.

You made our day so much easier & ensured that Arjun had the ‘best party ever’.

Thank you so much again & no doubt I will be in touch nearer the time for Arya’s birthday.
— Hema Jain, Cricklade
Mike made our 6 year old’s birthday the most special ever! He absolutely captivated the childrens’ attention by a mixture of magic, jokes, music and fun. If you want a truly magical and lifelong memorable birthday for your child I cannot recommend him highly enough.
— Nick Waterhouse-Brown, Kingswinford, Dudley
We were thrilled with our day and will be recommending you to other schools. We hope to get you back again. A great day - thank you.
— Sandra Hamilton, Headteacher, Our Lady and St Swithin Primary School, Liverpool
Thank you so much for Saturday. You were a massive hit with the kids and the parents were really pleased - they said you were brilliant. Thanks again for everything
— Grainne Sweeney, wedding reception entertainment in Prior Park College, Bath
Thanks so much for coming - think it was the easiest party we have put on over the years, great fun and the kids and parents loved it.

I asked Edgar & Bella to score the party out of ten when they were getting ready for bed - Edgar gave it a 10, because of Mike the Magician ! Bella gave it a 9 - when I asked her what would have made it a 10 - she said if Mike had stayed longer!!

Really enjoyed it and one to remember for sure.
— Jenny Watt, Paulton
Magic Mike is inspired and inspiring. We booked him for both our children’s parties. His shows are like all the best children’s books - fun for the parents too! I recommend Magic Mike to everyone, and so do our kids!
— Claire Davis, Cotham, Bristol
Thanks so much for a fantastic party.  Lily had a ball and the 2 hours went so smoothly, thanks to you.  All the Mums have commented on your professionalism and ability to keep the kids interested.
— Isobel Blackburn, Lower Weston, Bath
We booked Magic Mike for our daughter’s 6th birthday party. The booking process itself was very simple and Mike replied very promptly to my numerous e-mails while we organised the party dates and details. On the day of the party, Mike arrived to set up 30 minutes beforehand and instantly engaged the kids as they arrived, performing various tricks on a 1:1 basis. To say he is a natural with kids is a huge understatement.
— Lorraine Sweetman, Oakhurst, Swindon
The children really enjoyed the show and we adults enjoyed a few quiet moments to relax and enjoy being with you and the children!

Thank you again or providing us with such great entertainment, and a great start to our Christmas celebrations.
— Karen Pegg, Reception Teacher, St James and Ebrington School, Chipping Campden
Thank you so much for today. Everyone enjoyed your show - children... parents... grandparents...all! I am so chuffed that I saw your excellent website. You are a wizz with children and you were excellent at doing your thing, from beginning to end. Thanks again!
— Ali Hoskins, Weston, Bath
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Thank YOU. They haven’t stopped talking about it and are loving your DVD too. You’re immensely fun AND professional! I recommended you highly for the parents’ sanity as much as the kids’ entertainment!
— Claire Davis, Cotham, Bristol
Thank you very much for entertaining at Finley’s birthday party. Finley, the other children and the mums and dads all thoroughly enjoyed it. I had lots of comments on how good you were. I just wish I’d booked you for the full 2hrs!
— Ali Moss-Davies, Tewkesbury
Thank you so much for entertaining Oscar and all his friends. All the parents and children were talking about how great you were at entertaining all the children and how you managed to get them all to join in. They were mesmerised! Thank you so much - I will definitely recommend you to any other parent.
— Tammy Zalek, Neston, Wiltshire
Thank you so much for the entertainment today - the kids had a fantastic time. Christian couldn’t believe that he was trying to get them all to sit down for your show and having no effect at all and you just asked them to sit down once and they did it straight away!! Thanks again!
— Lucy Eves, Southstoke, Bath
Thank you so much for your wonderful performance at Aidan’s party yesterday. He was thrilled to bits, as I’m sure you saw.  Thank you so much for making a fuss of him and also of his brother. The whole group had a whale of a time.  One of your best tricks, in my book, was holding the children’s attention for so long that they behaved impeccably throughout!  They were all still chatting about it today. It is also very unusual to go to a child’s party and see the adults enjoying the entertainer as much as the children - everyone was thoroughly delighted by the afternoon. Thank you so much.
— Clare Coyne. Coombe Dingle, Bristol
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Thank you so much for yesterday, you have thoroughly made Seb’s birthday a special one! I’ve had plenty of feed back from parents on how much the kids enjoyed themselves! Many thanks!
— Emma Laws-Cunningham, Sevington, Chippenham
Thanks very much for entertaining the kids. Isabelle loved it. All the children enjoyed the show and it really made the party. Thank you! We’ll definitely recommend you to friends.
— Beatrice Rose, Cotham, Bristol
Many thanks for doing such a great job yesterday. Ted was thrilled with his party and he said it wasn’t just the brilliant magic, it was because you were funny too. From my point of view it couldn’t have been smoother and really made his party a pleasure to hold.
— Louisa McCann, Frenchay, Bristol
Thank you for coming to Skyla’s party. We (all of us, young and old) thought you were fantastic. Skyla and her friends had a lovely time and we have had lots of reports that several were unable to stop talking about how much they enjoyed your show. We will cheerfully recommend you to anyone and everyone we know.
— Benedicta Ramus, Henleaze, Bristol
Thank you so much for entertaining all the kids at Ben’s party this afternoon - he thought you were brilliant and he’s v excited about watching and learning how its done from your DVD! I had several comments from parents saying how good you were so thank you!
— Sarah Armitage, Manton, Marlborough
Thank you so much for being a legend on Saturday. The children (and adults) were all raving about you! You held their attention beautifully and Ben and I are very grateful for all your hard work. I’ll be sure to pass on your details to all my friends. Thank you again - we did indeed have the most magical day.
— Julie Cooper, Sandhurst, Gloucestershire
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Zoe and Milo had the most fantastic time. Milo thought you were fantastic and even my 10-year old was impressed. The lovely thing is is that you are so cheerful. We all  were mesmerised. Thank you so much.
— Caroline Lucas, Barrow Gurney, Bristol
Thanks so much for a marvellous job today. I am new in this children’s party lark and you made it very easy for me to crack on with sorting the party tea. The kids had an absolute blast and it is really lovely to hear them belly laugh like they did watching you today.
— Jennie Green, Hungerford, Berkshire
I would just like to say a massive thanks for visiting 35 5/6 year olds today and entertaining not only them but the adults too - we all thoroughly enjoyed it. I have recommended you to several people with up and coming children’s parties. Once again a massive thanks!
— Kate Allen, Seasons, Cheltenham
The children thoroughly enjoyed your show and certainly my little boy said it was the highlight of the afternoon for him.  Let me also say how professional I found your service from start to finish.  Your website (which is how I came across you) with all the clips is brilliant and sets you apart from your competition!
— Kerry Vevers, Melksham
I cannot thank you enough as we all thought you were fabulous. Lots of the Mums commented on how good you were and the children had an amazing time. We are just discussing it now and Jack is very enthusiastic about how amazing you are. Thanks ever so much again.. I will definitely recommend you.
— Leanne Atherton, Kingswood, Bristol
Thank you too for such great entertainment. It was lovely to hear so much laughter from the children - they all enjoyed themselves so much. Also I had a lot of positive feedback from parents saying what a great rapport you had with the children. Thanks again
— Jill Willoughby, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol
Thank you so much for hosting Ollie’s party yesterday, he had the best day ever (his words!) and all the children had a wonderful time. You had every single child captivated the whole time, it was really  impressive – pure magic! You obviously really enjoy what you do and it shows in your ‘act’. I will definitely be happy to recommend you to my friends and family.
— Louisa Abbott, Braydon, Swindon
Huge, huge thank you from all of us here, especially the children. One of my favourite quotes that I heard many times yesterday was “that was the best Christmas party EVER!” and as you may realise for an autistic child that is some praise indeed.

Part of our aim yesterday was to prove that children with Autism can enjoy a party and have just as much fun, as your mainstream child. This was certainly achieved and It was greatly down to your skill and entertainment. You matched it perfectly to their needs and held their attention fantastically which is not an easy job. One of the children who attended the party, can only normally manage 5 minutes engaged in an activity - for them to sit for half an hour fully engaged with the show is a massive achievement. I am sure we will be seeing you again very soon! Massive thank you again.
— Sarah Brown, Gay Elms Autism Outreach Team, Withywood, Bristol

Meet Mike

Mike is a children's entertainer in Bristol, UK. He's been happily married to Naomi for 13 years and has 2 fantastic children, Nia (7) and John (5).

Growing up with four younger brothers and a sister, it's no wonder that Mike's career now involves entertaining children - he had a captive audience from an early age! From 7 years of age, he was entertaining children at parties and church events.

 Here you can see a few photos of the young magician!

"Magic Mike"

"Magic Mike"

Mike's amazing family

Mike's amazing family

Why Mike?

  • Reliable and trusted: for over a decade, Mike has been providing his exclusive "hassle-free" children's entertainment at birthday parties and events for children in Bristol, Bath, Swindon, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Wiltshire.
  • Highly recommended: currently 85% of Mike's shows are from previous clients and word-of-mouth referrals, with delighted parents recommending him to their friends (you can see what people say about his shows by clicking HERE).  
  • Booked time after time: many people book Mike again (and again!) as they, their children and their friends love what he does so much!
  • Proof! People who find this website like what they see - especially the videos, the photos and the rave reviews from people who have actually booked Mike (after all, when you're hiring a children's entertainer, you want to know that you're booking someone who can actually entertain!)
  • He's been featured in The Sunday Times, where they said very nice things about him and his style of entertainment. 
  • Schools love him! He runs workshops in primary and secondary schools and trains teaching staff - further details can be found at Teachers LOVE him - and so will you!

A Few "Little Known Facts" About Mike

  • He has trained the McDonalds Ronald McDonald entertainers how to entertain children.
  • He's entertained at the 3rd birthday party for the child of a Russian billionaire.
  • He provides training to executives and professionals on presentation, communication and influence skills.
  • He is on the committee of the St Ursula Players, an award-winning drama group based in Bristol.
  • He's a member of Highgrove Church and helps to lead a monthly children's group there.
  • He's run the London Marathon twice.

And finally (and possibly most importantly...)

  • He makes the best rocky road in the world (thank you Hummingbird Bakery cook book) and has been known to bring some with him to parties as a gift to people who book him... ;-)

A Personal Message From Mike

As a father of two young children myself, I know how important your child is to you. And I know how excited they get about parties. That’s why in all the shows I provide - birthday parties, wedding entertainment etc. - I always focus on making the children look AMAZING!

I entertain rather than ‘patronise’, inspire rather than ‘embarrass’.

I feel very, very fortunate to be so in-demand as a children’s entertainer, but I know that this is a reflection of focusing on the children and their enjoyment.

And I will do everything I can to ensure the children at any of my shows have an absolutely magical time!
— Mike Clarke ("Magic Mike")

Important Documents

As you would expect from a children's entertainer, Mike:

Make An Enquiry

To make an enquiry about Mike's shows, just complete the enquiry form below and Mike will be in touch with you shortly via e-mail.

Alternatively, you can:
- phone Mike on +44 7596 171829
- write to: The Kids Magician, 11 Dentwood Grove, Bristol. BS9 2QH

Mike is out and about a lot performing his magic shows (hence the mobile phone number to contact him) but rest assured he will get back to you as soon as possible!

Phone calls are returned 9am-5pm and e-mails are checked regularly throughout the day.

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