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How To Prepare If Your Entertainment Cancels | Children's Entertainment

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

We have spoken to thousands of parties every single year who call in on very short notice to let us know their original children's entertainer has cancelled their booking and want to know if we can help. It's a terrible situation to be in, and we wouldn't wish it on anyone. That's why we wanted to take this time to help you prepare if your original children's entertainment ever cancels on you.

Preparing for Entertainment Cancellations | Children's Entertainment Contingency

In most circumstances, it is usually one man band entertainers who let their clients down on such short notice. Because they work solo, there is no one else available to cover their booking. This happens for several reasons. They may have fallen ill, had a sudden family emergency or in some cases, accepted a better paying gig. Regardless of the situation, it puts parents in an unfortunate situation.

The good news is there are several contingencies in place. Firstly, to stop this from happening in the first place, we highly recommend securing a national company like Non-Stop Kids Entertainment. We have a large team of children's entertainers, allowing us to easily accommodate you with another entertainer if your original one has to cancel for whatever reason. During our several years of operations we have never, not once, let a client down.

Now, what do you do if your one man band entertainer cancels? Firstly, do not panic. Once your entertainer has definitely confirmed they will not be attending, ask if they know any other entertainer who can provide a great experience. If they do not, go ahead and start searching for other children's entertainment companies. They may have some availability on short notice. If there is no one local to your area, your last resort is to contact a national children's entertainment company. They will have a large team of entertainers available and may have someone local to your area who can arrive on short notice.

Always Be Prepared!

We wouldn't wish a short notice cancellation on any children's party. It is a terrible situation to be in, especially if your child was really looking forward to it. Our number one recommendation is to secure a national company as soon as possible. At Non-Stop Kids, ever since we were able to provide live entertainment again, we are taking bookings at least two months in advance. 2022 is our busiest year yet. Get in touch with us now to secure your children's entertainment. Call us on 0333 301 3002 or send in an enquiry form for a no obligation consultation.

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