Top 8 entertainment ideas for family days and events - Children's Entertainment Ideas
Corporate family days are becoming increasingly popular as companies realise the huge benefits of hosting events that not only improve relationships with their employees but also clients as well. Family days and events are now seen as an alternative to staff parties as they provide the opportunity of combining business with pleasure.
Family events can vary greatly in size, and include a range of entertainment, live music, refreshments and activities. To help event planners source the ideal entertainment that is aimed specifically at families, Scarlett Entertainment has compiled a list of some of the most popular options.
1) Pirate Show
Who doesn’t enjoy a swashbuckling tale of treasure, singing sirens and travel upon the high seas!! Pirate themed shows are always a popular addition to any corporate family event, as they appeal to a wide range of ages. Shows can include entertaining storylines, great costumes, sea shanties and plenty of pirate heroics! If your event is pirate themed, why not add other pirate acts to compliment a family show? Options include pirate walkaround performers, pirate balloon modellers, Captain Jack Sparrow impersonators and more...
2) High School Musical Tribute
Party with the Wildcats and sing along to all the hits from High School Musical with a tribute show to this hit movie. A high energy show that will have parents and children toe-tapping to all their favourite songs, a High School Musical Tribute will turn a corporate family event into a party! A High School Musical Themed Show will be enjoyed by the young and young at heart, making this the ideal entertainment option for corporate family events.
3) Harry Potter Themed Entertainment
One of the most successful film franchises ever, Harry Potter is becoming a popular theme for corporate family days and events. Mums, dads and children of all ages will enjoy a Harry Potter show that includes all their favourite characters, as well as plenty of magic! Also available; walkaround characters, interactive workshops & entertainment, the famous blue Ford Anglia and green candyfloss!! Harry Potter is a guaranteed hit for a range of corporate family events!
4) Pop Star Impersonators/Tributes
Give your family event star quality with a top tribute/impersonator to one of today’s hot new pop stars/bands. Book a world-class impersonator to one of the top young artists like Justin Bieber, One Direction, Katy Perry, Rihanna and more! Get the party started with a top tribute and give your little stars the chance to sing along to all their favourite chart hits. Acts can perform solo with a backing track, or a full show option is available to include backing dancers.
5) Princess Themed Shows
Looking for entertainment that will capture the imagination of little girls at your corporate family event? Princess themed shows are the ideal option for family days that need to cater specifically for girls (or if you already have entertainment aimed at boys and want to keep everyone happy!). Princess Themed Shows come in a variety of formats and can include Disney sing-along shows, LED dancing performances and dance-along shows.
6) Urban Street Dance
Dance acts are all the rage thanks to talent shows like ‘Got to Dance’ and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. Impress guests at your corporate family day with a street dance troupe, guaranteed to add definite ‘Wow Factor’ to the event. A high energy Urban Street Dance act will appeal to audiences of all ages and a variety of professional groups are now available to book for family days, with a range of line-up options and costumes. Workshops are also an option, to make your entertainment interactive.
7) Superhero Party
Whether it’s Spiderman, Xmen or The Avengers; little boys (and girls) love watching and dressing up as superheroes! So what better way to keep them entertained at a Corporate Family Day than with superhero-themed entertainment. Give guests the chance to meet their favourite superheroes with Walkaround or Meet & Greet characters. Characters come fully equipped with amazing costumes, props and even vehicles (the Batmobile!)!
8) Jungle Themed Show
This is a great option for younger guests, who will enjoy a wild sing-a-long show full of animals! Acts for this theme include a Rock ‘n’ Roll animal show that is also available with pre and post-show entertainment; stilt walkers, aerialists, face painters and balloon artists. Walkaround and meet & greet characters are a good option to build on this theme!