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UKbride Member Request 10 Jan 2020

Hi! I am looking for ideas for childrens entertainment for our wedding. It's...

Hi! I am looking for ideas for childrens entertainment for our wedding. It's looking like were going to have around 15+ 1-7 year olds. We will have colouring packs and things on their place setting but really struggling for other (low cost??) Ideas! We have a DJ for evening and a pretty outdoor space, weather permitting too.

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UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

If you are after something a bit different i can offer sand art activities , which is a proven hit with children and adults alike. It is a fun activity and they can take their makes home with them. If you would like more information feel free to drop me a message through my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Sprinkle-of-Sand-activities-100514374675818/

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

I had some of these at our wedding, kids loved them! Although, some of them might need trimming in length as they are super long for little little children! Xx
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UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Bouncy castle or small soft play x

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

What bout a childrens entertainer who does a magic show or something 🙂

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

I hired a bouncy castle for 60 quid and bought an £8 pinata from Tesco. Obviously to fill it but kids loved it!! Good luck!x

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

We’re having some games like giant jenga, connect 4, quoits etc xx

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

The last wedding I went to with lots of kids, they all just played with balloons!

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

What about face painting and balloons? It’s something the adults can get involved in too x

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Board games? A basket full of “toys”
A treasure hunt... find clues around the venue then find a prize??
Disposable cameras and give them a list of things to capture??

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

We had a bouncy castle at ours for the kids which was very popular and activity packs which had magic bubbles, sweets, a little toy and colouring bits in them for the tables. The children also ransacked the sweetie ferris wheel in the evening lol and really enjoyed using the photo booth xx

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Bubbles

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

We did individual party bags with snack, sweet, bouncy ball, cars, notepad, pens, puzzles, colouring book, bubbles etc. We also did a games corner with garden games like large connect4, noughts and crosses etc. Once the DJ started setting up they had fun with the disco lights and smoke machine!

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Bouncy castle
Lawn games
A colouring station
Bubbles
I had hay bales outside and the kids made a lil den and played in it all day

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

I got a bouncy castle and colouring packs, but tbh they’ll entertain themselves x get them a football aswell or something

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Get them all a disposable camera and then give them little tasks on what they need to take photos of. You’ll get some really lovely candid shots as well as some awful ones lol. It’ll be quite nice for your to see you wedding through the eye of a child. Xx

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

I got a face painter for the kids at my wedding

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

We had a white wedding bouncy castle, ride on self propelled ponies, outdoor games and colouring books and crayons/pencils each and a breakout area that had a tent and a variety of different feel cushions and a colour changing light (my daughter is autistic)

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Face painters and balloon artists, magicians, have a sweet cart and colouring packs for the tables or see about a sitter service (set up a spot with books and pillows for kids to be read to)....

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

https://www.theweddingcrecherz.com/

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Magician maybe

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Get a the bridesmaids to organise a treasure hunt

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Lots of wedding entertainment/decoration companies offer lawn games like giant Jenga etc. Close up magicians work well for all ages and will usually head towards groups that have gone quiet or seem to not have anything to do.

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

We had garden games outside and a games table inside with jenga and connect 4, 'guest' who etc and they each got a gift bag with a fun pack, camera, lollies, pens pencils not pads etc. We also had a photo booth which the kids loved. X

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Seen something once where a lady bought some disposable cameras and had kids take pictures of the day with a little sheet of things to capture, was just a little print out and you can make your own lists too!

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

For my friends wedding we had kids corner with gaint games eg tin can alley, connect 4, jenga got them from charity shops or off Facebook selling pages, car boots and we also did a ball pool

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

We bulk bought boxes of Lego (washed them in the dishwasher in delicates bags) and put them out on tables for our 11 yo’s 10th birthday but if we’d had more than two children at the wedding we would have done it for that too! Instead the two children got a box of Lego each at the wedding which kept the best man busy too! 🙃🙂

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

We had some activity packs on the tables but then borrowed some garden toys from friends, I had some space hoppers, see saw, a few bikes. The kids had a riot and I barely spent anything

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

We had a soft area with ball pit inside and outside there was a bubble machine, hula hoops, big connect 4, big Jenga, hoopla. There was about 15 kids and they were great, loved being able to run about inside and out xxx

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

I bought of eBay giant bubbles to be made with strings... the kids absolutely loved it n they were outside playing with that all day . Looks beautiful in pictures too !

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Check cash converters for easy card games like dobble, it's a fun game that most kids have played before and adults always end up joining in too. Have a sweety table. Scavenger hunt picture list and disposable cameras. Small favour bags with pocket money toys from asda/wilko/pound shops. Have the dj announce a kids 'best dancer' competition and get kids to bring adults on the dance floor with them. Bottles of bubbles for them to blow.

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

We had outdoor space. We put a bubble machine out there and a load of play doh. Went down a treat!

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Just a load of kids toys in a corner and games & ball pit etc soft play is cheap depends how much you want to spend

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Hi where abouts are you? I provide theatre based workshops for kids and would be able to run an awesome workshop for all your young guests. I am in South West Devon though x

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

I got off amazon a tipi that you could colour in. Couldn’t find the kids at one point. The. Realised it was shaking as they were all in there 👍 went down a treat 👍 little den for them

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

We had a face painter and balloon person (same person) they kept the kids amused and was approx £100. Well worth the expense - happy kids = happy parents . We had 20 children at our wedding during the day. We also had a sweet table set up ready and asked that the evening buffet for the children was brought out earlier - we had basic sandwiches , ham, ham and cheese and chips . X

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Fable & Moon

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

We had a kiddie entertainer.. the kids loved it and really made the evening entertainment for them.. luckily I had won the package in a competition but i still paid him what of what cost as he was really good and was worth it.. Had loads of glow sticks, sweetie table for when he had gone and colouring in stuff for them during the meal too.. xx

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

I didnt have childrens entertainment as such I has so many people let me down so a table was free for the children so they had there I pads and my lil cousin bought a game u borrowed my daughter karaoke machine l so they dance gymnastics they entertained them elfs then the dj came so there was party dances had 1 had 1 of the childrens dads make the play chase and mess around so they had no energy really

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

We had a table with play doh and a few toys were people could see their child but wasnt in the way and they were allowed to go up and down it it freely.

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

We did some colouring packs as you suggested mainly for the speeches. We also had garden games and bubbles too.

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Www.facebook.com/bugparties, music parties for kids and I also do wedding music www.ninaweddingsinger.co.uk www.wellbeingmusic.co.uk

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

We did a kids eye spy and gave them all a disposable camera so they went round looking for certain things. They also had stickers so they could award "best dancer" and "best dressed" etc!

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

My husband is a professional magician so we got ones of his magician friends to cone round and show some magic which is what theme of our wedding was and that went down a storm! Everyone loved it and kept everyone entertained between the photos and the meals :) x

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

My sister got garden games, like giant jenga, snakes and ladders, ring toss etc so a corner of the room was specifically for the little ones and done each child a wedding pack including loads of little bits to keep them entertained and they all loved it xx

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

At ours we had the colouring packs on the table and when the room was being turned around for the evening (we had a private garden) we had lots of kids activities outside kids and parents loved it as the kids where entertained the parents could relax, I went to the pound shop over time and brought little bits at a time I got bubble wands, skipping ropes, footballs, giant jenga, Velcro throw and catch games in total I spent and 30-35 quid and the kids had a blast and my photography got some awesome pictures aswell xxx

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Were having large versions of board games and a bouncy castle - all indoors bouncy castle will be adult size as well!

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

Balloons and a bubble machine! :)

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

We had boxes on dinner table for each child with bubbles, little puzzles, crayons, colouring pictures and sweets inside. We had an owl as our ring bearer, the lady brought 3 owls and stayed for over an hour. That kept everyone entertained. We bought a giant noughts and crosses games. Foot pump space rockets. Giant connect 4. If there are plenty of kids they will play together and entertain each other anyway, as well as the dance floor in the evening.

UKbride Member 13 Jan 2020

My friend had football goals and a football the kids (and adults) loved it

UKbride Member 14 Jan 2020

Jenny Harmon

UKbride Member 14 Jan 2020

Giant ganes like jenga or connect 4 plus bubble blowers

UKbride Member 15 Jan 2020

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