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The Jacko & Nunkie Show

I Have a Passion for Delighting People

If you wish to learn more about my packages and services, talk to me today.

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Affordable Party Packages

If you are looking to do something special to make your child's party, fete, fun day, or open day stand out and be memorable, please contact me to find out how I might be able to help.

Organising a kids’ party might seem daunting, but it is actually very simple if you understand the needs and dynamics of your attendees. Accomplish this with help from me, Paul Tinsley, also known as Jacko from The Jacko & Nunkie Show in Swindon, England. I do shows for children’s celebrations and fill them with balloons, magic, and laughter.

What you can expect from my 1-hour shows:

  • A magic show where your child is the star
  • A puppet called Nunkie the Monkey who likes playing with balloons and telling jokes
  • Balloon animals as prizes

Best of all, my shows are affordable and will go easy on your bank account as my prices will fit into your budget.


60-Minute Show – £165

90 Party Package – £185

Fun Day Package – From *£250

*Fun day packages prices vary. Please contact me for more details.

How It Works

At the start, Jacko introduces himself then his partner Nunkie the Monkey. In The Jacko & Nunkie Show, there is plenty of group interaction. The children get a high dose of self-esteem, and they make the magic happen.

Your child becomes the star of the show as they become the magician and help make gifts appear for themselves and all of their guests. There will be loads of fun for everyone!

As a performer, my goal is to entertain young audiences, never failing to make them laugh and even getting some of them to take part in the show. They can either assist me in performing magic or do it themselves as well as sing nursery rhymes with everyone while dancing. The kids who help me entertain will be rewarded with a ‘Jacko’s Gift’.


Balloon animals will be provided for every kid, while puppets, funny gags, and other engaging acts for all ages are guaranteed to trigger their laughs. My games and activities will also come with prizes.

With my help, you and your kids can enjoy a stress-free and affordable party. I run several types of shows depending on the duration of time you hire me, which includes the following:

Children’s Party Packages and Magic Shows – £135

Limited Offer

All Bookings

Offer Ends 31 August 2021


Balloon Twisting Workshop

Also Available

Balloon Workshop – From £105

(60 Minutes)

I bring a few hundred inflated professional modelling balloons to your venue and run a balloon twisting workshop session. A balloon twisting workshop is perfect for children ages 5 and over, and those younger can easily get by with a little help.

The children learn how to twist the balloons, and we make a few basic models together as a group. I show them how to make a crazy balloon hat and how to connect the balloons in any way they want.

Then, I put on party music and the children make whatever they like with all the colourful balloons. Additionally, the children get to keep all of their fabulous works of art. They might even talk about it for days afterward.

This is a creative and original activity that is perfect for holiday clubs, end-of-term treats, and Brownie groups or Cub packs. The photo opportunities during and after the workshop are out of this world.

Payment and Policies

A deposit fee of £50 must be paid first via PayPal. The invoice will be emailed to you after your booking has been read and confirmed. A link will then be provided, directing you to PayPal.

The remaining balance must be taken care of at the event itself. However, you can also pay ahead via PayPal. Again, make sure that you contact me first if you would like to deposit the balance prior to your party.

Booking terms & Conditions 


As much as I love entertaining and having fun whilst doing it, I need to get paid to cover my income tax, national insurance, and bills in general. Please make sure you’ve got the full balance available for me in full on the day... Cash on the day is great. Thanks


I won’t mess you around so my hope is you won’t mess me around either.

I get busy and often need to turn away disappointed families who wanted me for their party on the same day that I’m committed to yours, so, if you really do need to cancel please give me as much notice as possible... ideally at least 28 days notice so that I can try to fill the date.

In the unlikely event that (The Jacko & Nunkie Show)  unable to attend (eg due to ill health etc) I will let you know as soon as humanly possible AND make every effort to organise a suitable replacement.

Weather Permitting

If your booking relies on the weather, a suitable alternative indoor or sheltered space/venue should be made available. There’s nothing worse than a soggy magician!

Child Supervision

I’m great with children of all ages but I am a children’s entertainer/magician and not a childminder. If you’re looking for Mary Poppins please look elsewhere.

For safeguarding purposes please make sure there is at least 2 suitable adult supervision at all times (adults... not older siblings please) whilst I’m entertaining. This is especially important for toddlers (children under 4 years old). Thanks

Balloon Decorations

Everyone loves a balloon and balloons are a great inexpensive way of decorating a room.

Helium balloons or balloons hung/pinned to the wall are great.... however, It’s almost impossible for me to entertain at a venue where balloons are scattered loosely on the floor.

I want to provide you and your guests with the very best entertainment possible... this is very difficult with loose balloons on the floor

Noise Makers

There’s nothing more joyous than collecting a hyped-up party-goer from a birthday who’s sitting in the back of your car with their party bag blowing, hooting, whistling or squeaking away with a party noisemaker. The parents will all thank you for it.

If you are planning on having these, please only hand them out at the very end of your party or put them in their party bags to take home.

For the sake of your sanity... NEVER have noisemakers/blowers, whistles, party poppers etc insight of the children during the party and certainly not during the live show because these fun items can quickly cause disruption.

Other Activities

I’ve entertained at literally hundreds of parties so if you’re thinking about including any additional entertainment/activities (ie bouncy castles, face painter, toys, balls, mascot etc) it’s a very good idea to chat with me first so that I can suggest the best way I can entertain alongside such activities

Grown-Up Chatting

Parents love to talk, they love to network and that great because whilst I have the children fully engaged this gives the grown-ups a chance to natter

However, this is your child's special day so if the noise level of those chatty parents creeps up too much during my Magic Show, please warn them that I might ‘pick on them’ (all part of the fun!)

Smoking, Vaping & Pets

If I’m entertaining at your home, sorry but smoking and vaping is not permitted within my ‘area of work’... obviously!

If you have any pets these should be secured away from the performance/entertainment area for the duration of our attendance.... tropical fish in a tank is fine

Photographic/Video Recordings

You are welcome to take as many photographs or audio/video recordings of the entertainment as you like as long as you don’t get in my way or trample over the kids to snap the perfect photo

If any of these images or recordings are to be used in the public domain (such as social media etc) please share the love and include my details too such as a link to my website or Facebook page

Date, Time, and Venue

The entertainment will take place on the day, at the time and the place set out in my written confirmation. If any of these details are incorrect or you need to make any changes please contact me ASAP


As I have heavy equipment to carry into your party (who knew magic was so heavy?!).

Please try to ensure there is a 'legal' parking space close to and with easy access to your venue. This includes parking being provided at venues/homes where there is only street parking or residents parking available. If there is no 'free' legal parking at your venue or you believe parking might be an issue please have a chat with me at the time of booking or as soon as possible with a good time before the date of your booking

**Covid additional Info & Terms**

* Currently I am permitted to perform in both inside and outside spaces. If indoors there should be as much space and ventilation as possible to help mitigate any Covid related issues

* Cancellation In the current climate we appreciate the possible need to cancel or postpone at very short notice... we get it so don’t worry, we can work something out together

* The guidelines on numbers, who can meet up with whom and the overall social distancing guidance is constantly evolving and I will leave that responsibility with you.

* It is not my role to question what guests should/shouldn’t be there as I am purely there as a ‘paid worker’ to entertain entertaining your party guests.

* Please familiarise yourself with the up to date guidelines before sending out invitations

* You should remind all guests what the guidelines are and that should they feel unwell or experience any of the symptoms of Covid 19 they must not attend the party

* Again we are currently taking a flexible approach to cancellations so if you need to cancel or reschedule your booking because of illness you can do this with us without penalty

* Please ensure that hand-washing/sanitising facilities are available for adults and children and don't be afraid to enforce it. I will be happy to get them all to do this in a fun way.

* Our Children & Family Magic Shows incorporate all our usual fun and interaction but in a way that adheres to current guidelines and maintains social distancing.

* I do allow a limited number of children to come up (typically the birthday children) and help with the magic or handle any of our props so ensure all items are sanitised between performances and I maintain reasonable social distancing whilst they are helping me. I also engage with the rest of the audience and encourage all the other guests to get involved whilst remaining seated by doing magic gestures and saying my magic words etc

Bookings, terms & conditions

Terms and Conditions

Listed below are the terms and conditions of booking. All clients need to agree with this before I can confirm your booking and perform at your event.

  1. The client setting up the appointment must be over 18 years of age.
  2. The booking has to be made through the form on my website. All information provided must be correct. If the form submitted contains errors, please contact me immediately.
  3. I will provide entertainment for the guests who want to watch me perform at the event I have been booked for. My performance will consist of balloon modelling, funny gags, magic tricks, engaging acts with audience participation, illusions, games, and occasional nursery rhymes. Whoever I call up to the stage to assist me will be rewarded with a gift.
  4. The setup of the performance will be my responsibility. However, the performing area within the venue must have access to a plug connected to the main electricity. This is important for my microphone, so this policy point is mainly aimed at hall event bookings (e.g. at a community centre). The performing area or stage must allow me about three paces in front and six to the side, providing enough room to perform my acts without risking the children’s safety or restricting their view.
  5. Please make sure that there is at least one adult present during the entire party. He or she is responsible for the children.
  6. None of my equipment or apparatus can be interfered with before, during, or after one of my shows at the event.
  7. Do inform me should the event be cancelled. I will be unable to provide a refund of the deposit. If payment has been made prior to the event, clients will receive 100% of the remaining cost minus the deposit.
  8. The deposit must be paid within 3 days after the invoice has been sent. The invoice is usually sent once you have submitted the booking form and your event has been registered.
  9. The remaining balance must be paid to me at the event itself.
  10. I will arrive at the venue 20-30 minutes before the event starts so that I can set up. You will not be charged for the time spent in setting up and packing up.
  11. Additional transportation fees may occur if the location is too far from my catchment area. This will be agreed upon between me and the client over a point of contact (e.g. Facebook, email). It will also be noted on the invoice sent to you.
  12. I will not perform at events where there are people under the influence of alcohol or are suspected to be under the influence of drugs.
  13. Feel free to take photographs of my performance, but I ask nicely that no videos are to be recorded. I give my permission for the photos to be placed on any social networking sites as long as there is also permission from the children and their parents.
  14. Sometimes, photos may also be taken by my organisation for marketing and website display purposes. If you are not happy with this and would like no photos of me performing at your event to be taken and placed on my website or social media sites, please choose the “NO” option in the form.
  15. I will not be held liable should there be injuries or damage caused by food, drinks, cutlery, or pets and animals. Therefore, please ensure that the area where the audience will be sitting is cleared of these hazards.
  16. We take your privacy seriously as we don’t hold your email or any of your details. We don’t pass anything onto any third parties.

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