We will pass on the name of Count Backwards to anyone who is looking for family friendly entertainment and thank you so much again for finishing our day with such humour, fun and professionalism.
Anne and Ray, Wedding Party Bournemouth
Thank you so much for putting on a fabulous children's magic show at our fun day, the children were so engaged. We have received really positive feedback so thank you very much!
Karin Hale Children's Centre Co-ordinator Ringwood
Just to say a massive thank you for a wonderful, fun, stress free birthday party. We would recommend you as our favourite children's party entertainer. Loved by all!
Heather Bournemouth (Birthday Mum)
I just wanted to say a big thank you. The children's disco was a total success and we had a fantastic time. From the bubbles and foam, to the dancing and party games, there was something for everyone (including the adults!). You have a talent for recognising the personalities and needs of the children and bringing out the confidence in even the most timid of children, making it a very interactive and enjoyable party for all.
Claire Newborough - Vice President Securities - J.P. Morgan Bournemouth
I would like to thank you both for your shows on the P & O cruise ship Azura. Both Sofia and Theo really enjoyed them. It was really funny when we got home and Theo was trying to make his sister disappear.
Best wishes and always remembering the chair of doom
Stuart Reilly Dorset
Simon and Victoria always have something new to offer and Simon is one of the best children's and family entertainers we have seen. Each of their shows is pitched perfectly for both children and their parents. They are a class act that are hard to be beaten and the genuine enjoyment and pleasure that they get from entertaining your guests shines through without question.
Wendy Dooley Poole (Holiday Park Guest)
Amy and her friends had a great time at her birthday party and the adults were just as entertained. One of the mums said 'cheaper than Michael McIntyre tickets and just as funny'. Thank you Count Backwards
Noreen French Verwood (Birthday Mum)
Thank you so much for entertaining the children with your Punch & Judy show for the children at our wedding, they all really enjoyed it as we found out throughout the night, getting the full story again or losing our noses with the crocodiles.
Sharon Summerson Poole (Wedding Party)
Simon provided a magic show and a Punch and Judy show for the Moordown Village Fete on Redhill Park. As the event organiser I am happy to say that I found Simon to be organised, reliable and professional. From an entertainment perspective his shows went down a storm, he is very popular and has a wonderful way with the children.
I would recommend Count Backwards and Punch Entertainments to anyone organising an event such as this. I look forward to booking him in the future.
Emma Taylor (MTA Events and PR Secretary) Bournemouth
Just wanted to let you know what a great time Niamh and her friends had at her birthday party last Saturday. Simon was brilliant, punctual, organised, easy to get on with and most importantly, fantastic with the children. Many of the parents said he was the best children's entertainer they'd come across.
Sue Burley, New Forest (Birthday Mum)
Hi Simon, thanks so much for the awesome disco yesterday for Miranda's birthday party - you were fabulous and we'll definitely be coming back to you for more. A great children's entertainer.
Nicola Perry Poole (Birthday Mum)
Count Backwards thank you for the magic show you did for Alex and his friends. The kids were still buzzing the next day and apparently the party was "really cool" ! So a job well done!
David Fordingbridge (Birthday Dad)
Just a quick note to say a very big thank-you from myself, Sam and Danielle for all your hard work on Sunday (14th March), everyone has commented on what a brilliant children's disco you put on for the kids, and Danielle's and her friends have said how much fun they had
You will be my first recommendation if anyone asks about a children's party entertainer.
Teresa, Sam & Danielle Ofe Ringwood
Simon I would just like to say what a fantastic job you did for our Valentine's school disco. We had such positive feedback from both pupils and teachers that I'm sure you will be requested again! We were all amazed by your enthusiasm and energy and your ability to keep the children entertained.
Mr Blake Teacher (Christchurch)
Thank you so much for entertaining the kids (and adults!) at Elysia's birthday party today!! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, I'm sure you heard how much the birthday girl enjoyed herself with her loud laugh! Thanks again and I will definitely be recommending your kids disco's to my friends!
Steph, Poole (Birthday Mum)
Hi Simon, I just felt I had to write after Lucy’s disco party yesterday. You were absolutely amazing, your enthusiasm was infectious and control of 20 excited girls was excellent and the party was a great success for all, including the 3 adults.
We didn’t have to do any crowd control which was great, as I do enough of that at work, and we could enjoy the party as well.
In Lucy’s own words – “That was the bestest part I’ve ever had” – high praise indeed.
Laura Christchurch (Birthday Mum)
Count Backwards have performed three different magic shows on board our ships, all of which were very popular with the children and families alike. All the shows were entertaining, were of a high professional standard and the children were encouraged to take part. Count Backwards were very keen to get involved with all aspects of the youth programme, being involved in the Welcome Onboard Party on the first day and even hosting a quiz with the 5-8’s on the last evening. I look forward to their return on Ventura.
Anna Goddard Entertainment Planning Manager - P&O Cruises
Thank you so much for providing the entertainment at Rebecca's party yesterday. The Kids Disco and the Count Backwards Magic show were tremendous. You have a real gift and once again I am so pleased we hired you. Also heard from some of the mums today that their daughters went home raving about you.
Downith.M Ringwood (Birthday Mum)
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for making Tilly's 5th birthday so much fun. She thoroughly enjoyed herself, as did all of us. I had many comments from people at the party saying how good they thought you were and what a fantastic kids disco party it was.
Danni Lucas Bournemouth (Birthday Mum)
Many thanks for entertaining the children (and adults) at Imogen's 5th birthday party. She had a great time, the children couldn't stop talking about your magic show. I will definitely recommend you, the best children's entertainer we have seen.
Claire Wakefield, Bournemouth (Birthday Mum)
DJ Simon, Thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job for Lucia and Sofia's disco party yesterday . All the children had a wonderful time and you managed, too, to brilliantly entertain the mummies and daddies who stayed! We've seen other enjoyable disco party entertainers but none to rival yours. Thanks, also, for the birthday cards for the girls, a lovely touch, which they much appreciated.
Kirstie. P Lilliput Dorset (Birthday Mum)
Close-up Magic Event
Dave, Megan, myself and all of our guests would love to thank you so much for last night's entertainment. Lots of the guests commented on how good you were and you certainly proved you are never too old to enjoy magic!! Not only were you entertaining, you helped raise much money too. We hoped to raise £600-800, we were astounded to raise £1170 , the auction was incredible and you setting the mood was a huge part of that. Thanks so much from us all.
Just to say thank you so much for entertaining all the kids, plus the mums and dads yesterday. Everyone said how fantastic you were and we were all completely in awe of how you managed to entertain them for so long!
Carina and Mick Bournemouth (Birthday Mum & Dad)
I would just like to pass on our thanks for your hard work in entertaining it looked like 1000’s of children at times. I had spoken to you both on occasions throughout the evening and the standard of your service was exemplary.
I had a large number of personnel thanking me for the evening but I had very little to play in the success. The parents having some downtime while their children were being entertained by yourselves was the main ingredient to the success of the evening.
I have been told was the busiest and the best atmosphere at a families evening for a very long time.
Sgt Del Farr R SIGNALS Blandford Camp, Dorset
Bournemouth Kids Party Venues
Beaufort Community Centre, Beaufort Rd, Southbourne, Bournemouth. BH6 5LB
Trinity Church Hall, 73 Southbourne Road, Bournemouth.BH6 5AQ
Southbourne Children's Centre, 108 Stourvale Rd, Bournemouth. BH6 5JB
Immanuel Church Hall, 120 Southbourne Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth. BH6 3QJ
St Christopher's Church Hall, Arnewood Rd, Southbourne, Bournemouth. BH6 5DW
Iford United Reformed Church Hall, Ropley Road, Bournemouth. BH7 6RU
St Clements Church Hall, St Clement's Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth. BH1 1DZ
St Barnabas Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Drive, Queens Park, Bournemouth. BH8 9JN
Annunciation Church hall, 218 Charminster Rd, Bournemouth. BH8 9RW
St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Charminster Rd, Charminster, Bournemouth. BH8 9SH
Epiphany Church Hall, 46 Castle Lane West, Bournemouth. BH9 3JT
Townsend Community Centre, Jewell Road, Bournemouth. BH8 0LT
Winton Baptist Church, Cardigan Road, Winton, Bournemouth. BH9 1BD
Bournemouth Community Church Centre, Wimborne Road, Winton. Bournemouth. BH9 2AU
St Marks Church Hall, Talbot Village, Wallisdown Road, Bournemouth. BH10 4HY
Ensbury Park Community Centre, Ensbury Avenue, Bournemouth. Dorset. BH10 4HG
Bearwood Community Centre King John Avenue, Bournemouth. BH11 9TF
Christ The King Church Hall, 46 Durdells Avenue, Kinson, Bournemouth. BH11 9EH
Kinson Methodist Church Hall, Kinson, Bournemouth. BH10 7AW
Kinson Community Centre Millhams Lane, Kinson, Bournemouth. BH10 7LH
St Andrews Church Hall, Millhams Lane, Kinson, Bournemouth. BH10 7LN
Christchurch Kids Party Venues
St Catherine's Hill Community Hall, Marlow Drive, Christchurch. BH23 2RR
Mudeford Wood Community Centre, Pipers Drive, Christchurch. BH23 4TR
Stanpit Village Hall, Stanpit, Christchurch. BH23 3NE
Barton on Sea Methodist Church Hall, Barton on Sea, New Milton. BH25 7ND
Portfield Community Hall , Portfield Road, Christchurch. BH23 2AQ
St. Joseph’s Church Hall, 67 Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EH
Poole Kids Party Venues
All Saints Church Hall, Western Road, Branksome, Poole. BH13 7BP
St Aldhelms Church Hall, St. Aldhelm’s Road, Branksome, Poole. BH13 6BT
Holy Angels Lilliput Church Hall, Lilliput Road, Poole. BH14 8JX
St Josephs Church Hall, Archway Road, Poole, Dorset. BH14 9AZ
St Marys Church Hall 211 Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 2EG
St Peter’s Church Centre, Church Rd, Poole. BH14 0NN
St Dunstan Church Hall, St. Osmund's Road, Parkstone, Poole. BH14 9JG
St John's Church Hall, Ashley Road, Parkstone, Poole. BH14 OAP
Church of the Good Shepherd Hall, Herbert Avenue, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset. BH12 3HR
St Luke’s Church Hall, Wellington Road, Parkstone, Poole. BH14 9LF
Newtown Conservative Club, Ringwood Road, Poole. BH12 3LT
St Michael’s Church Hall, Blandford Road, Hamworthy, Poole. BH15 4HR
Moose Hall, Joliffe Road, Oakdale, Poole. BH15 2HB
Upton Community Centre, Poole Road, Poole. BH16 5JA
Broadstone Scout Hall, Dunyeats Road, Broadstone, Poole. BH18 8AA
Broadstone War Memorial Hall, Tudor Road, Broadstone, Dorset, BH18 8NB
Lytchett Matravers Village Hall, 90 Wareham Road, Lytchett Matravers, Poole, BH16 6DT
Wimborne Kids Party Venues
Cecil Memorial Hall, Water St, Cranborne, Wimborne, BH21 5QE
Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, Wimborne. BH21 3AP
Horton & Chalbury Village Hall, Horton, Wimborne. BH21 7JA
The Orangery Suite, Merley House Lane, Wimborne. BH21 3AA
Colehill Sports & Social Club, 108 Wimborne Road, Wimborne. BH21 2QR
Corfe Mullen Village Hall, Towers Way, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne. BH21 3UA
The Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne. BH21 1AS
Ringwood Kids Party Venues
Alderholt Village Hall, 1 Station Road, Alderholt, Hampshire. SP6 3EH
Greyfriars Community Centre, Christchurch Rd, Ringwood. BH24 1DW
St Leonards & St Ives Village Hall, Braeside Road, Ringwood. BH24 2PH
Poulner Scout Hut, Ringwood. BH24 3EU
New Forest Kids Party Venues
Myrtle Hall, Copse Road, Burley. BH24 4EG
Ibsley Village Hall, Mockbeggar Lane, Ibsley, Ringwood. BH24 3NL
Victoria Rooms, Bridge ST, Fordingbridge. SP6 1AN
Ferndown Kids Party Venues
Ferndown Village Hall Church Rd, Ferndown. BH22 9ET
St Mark’s & All Saints’ Churches Hall, 250 New Rd, Ferndown. BH22 8EW
Verwood Kids Party Venues
Verwood Parish Centre Manor Road, Verwood, Dorset. BH31 6DZ
The Verwood Hub, Verwood, Dorset. BH31 7QE
Wareham Kids Party Venues
Furzebrook Village Hall, Furzebrook, Wareham, Dorset. BH20 5AR
Masonic Hall, Howards Lane, Wareham. BH20 4HU
Blandford Kids Party Venues
Charlton Marshall Village Hall, Green Close, Blandford, Dorset. DT11 9PF
Spetisbury Village Hall, High Street, Spetisbury, Blandford. DT11 9DT
Pimperne Village Hall, Newfield Rd, Pimperne, Blandford, Dorset. DT11 8UZ
For a stress free, truly memorable party or event to run that little bit more smoothly, and to make sure you get the very best value from the entertainments you've booked, you might wish to bear in mind a couple of our "Top Tips"!
Children love balloons but they can prove to be very distracting. We suggest that balloons be tied up on the wall out of reach to start with and that at the end of the party we can take them down have lots of fun with them.
Please bear in mind that your party entertainer will need to park as close to your chosen venue as possible as he will have equipment and props to bring in.
Something on the road to mark or denote the entrance to the party venue is always welcome!
Most of the parties we do are the full 2 hour party package. If you are booking this type of party please bear in mind that either 11am until 1pm or 3pm until 5pm works well for us, allowing plenty of time to pack away and travel to the next party, and well for you, as it means that the children eat their party food at a time they are used to.