Music & Happiness Kids Club
6th March, 2020
This Sunday saw another of our Kids Clubs as part of a shopping centre entertainment project we have been running for the past year at The Glades shopping centre, Bromley. We provided full event management and event staffing for this project.
This month the theme was music and happiness. Our brightly costumed and enthusiastic staff had fun talking to the children about the correlation between music and happiness in our lives.
Using a variety of percussion instruments as props and imaginative children’s entertainment we ran musical workshops throughout the day.
The set contained fun giant games like noughts and crosses, connect 4, hoopla and hop scotch which entertained the children even more!
We always like to include some creative arts and crafts activities and with music as our theme what would be better than tambourines?! Made with paper plates and lentils, so simple yet so effective. We had branded stickers and felt tip pens for the children to decorate their tambourines. The children were delighted they could take them home!
Re-use, Recycle and play GIGANTIC Games
8th August, 2019
Does your place of work hold ‘family’ days? Do they schedule company-wide events or office parties that you’re running out of ideas for? Why not take this opportunity to call in our staff here at Kids’ People to help organise/run a branch, office or even company-wide fun day?
A picture says a thousand words…
We all know our offices and places of work are FULL of clutter that could definitely be reorganised and mostly recycled. Join the movement to save the planet and think of some creative ways in which you can declutter those sections of the workspace where nobody dare venture any longer and bring in the little ones to help!
Think of three things that your company stands for, be they part of your mission statement, goals you want to achieve or what makes you tick, and vote on them. Once chosen, send them home with your co-workers for their children to design a simple, clear picture or symbol to represent one of these messages and your office can then vote on the top three!
Once this is done, you can hold a day whereby people can bring their families in to complete tasks and help de-clutter, separating paper and card from plastic and material in the morning. The afternoon can be a giant crafts day, where colleagues, families and friends can help create the murals on whatever wall/in whatever empty space you wish that needs brightening up! Any left over materials can be further recycled in the designated bins. By the end of the week you will have de-cluttered the workspace and run a fun, family friendly event all whilst helping out our planet! Winner!
GIANT TREASURE HUNT
Everyone loves treasure, especially PIRATES! Why not use this theme for your next event day where you take a look at pollution in the ocean and as families venture around the office collecting rubbish that you need to clear/recycle you can hold quizzes and riddles at each station to test their ocean pollution knowledge! By the end everyone will have learnt something, collected potentially harmful materials to wildlife whilst clearing up the office. Treasure and prizes can come in the form of reusable water bottles, reusable straws, tote bags/biodegradable non-plastic bags and shampoo/conditioner and shower gel bars.
P.S: You could even set up the treasure hunt as a way for colleagues and family members to collect materials that need re-using and recycling prior to the mural making event!
Spring Fun with Kids’ People !
27th May, 2019
Here at Kids’ People we were recently asked for some of our fabulous kids event staff members to work with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in creating a fun-filled family Easter event full of crafts, magic, face painting, cake-decorating, Easter bonnets, food and games. There may have even been one of two visits from the Easter Bunny! The event was an opportunity for staff at the firm to bring their children into the office, socialise with other families and to get stuck in to the Easter fun. Our staff got stuck in right away, being placed in charge of the craft and decorating stalls.
Cakes and Cookies
Armed with coloured icing, piping bags, chocolate chicks and edible flowers, our team set about helping young ones and their families decorate the cupcakes that the chefs at the firm had baked and prepared. Once satisfied with cupcakes piled high with icing and treats, families swiftly moved on to the cookies and biscuits that had been baked in the shape of bunnies, chicks and eggs – With many parents pleading with their young ones to ‘wrap up the treats to take home for Grandma.’
Paints, Pens and Pipe-cleaners
Once filled to the brim with sugar, the energetic children made their way over to the arts and crafts section to colour in a chick or make a fluffy egg that they were ‘sure Grandma would like better,’ (as they gleefully polished off her chocolate bunny cookie)! The four tables were beautifully laid out with paper plates, colourful pens, purple, yellow and blue tissue paper, multicoloured felt, pva glue, chick, bunny and egg shaped card to colour and decorate and hairbands to make bunny ears.
It was such a fun, vibrant day that we loved being a part of just as much as the children themselves. One of our children’s event staff members even co-created the design and build of an innovative ‘Easter Sheep’ that was requested and made out of cotton wool balls, pipe cleaners and googley eyes by one of the boys at the event! A success all round.
Activities for Kids in London!
1st March, 2019
We at Kids’ People are always looking to find new ideas for days spent with the kids! Here are some of our favourites…
Drama Queens and Kings
Explore behind the scenes of the National Theatre. During school holidays, workshops and backstage tours allow families the chance to see stages and the set and prop workshops. Prices start at £5. Opening times are: Mondays to Saturdays: 9:30am-11pm, and 12pm-6pm most Sundays throughout the year.
London City Farms
If your little rascals love animals there is no better healthy and happy day out for all the family than paying a visit to one of the many City Farms. Your little ones can become Farmers for a Day at Deen City Farm or could meet Bayleaf the Donkey whilst picking their own veg at Spitalfields City Farm. Whichever one you choose, you will have a great time, making memories and supporting local communities – maybe even catch a weekly pig race! (Hounslow Urban Farm).
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
A 250 year old botanical garden with fun for all the family. The 18-meter-high treetop walkway is a fab attraction for those brave little explorers! Where others can wiggle through tunnels and slide down giant plants at the indoor play zone. Adult admission: £13.50 – Kids go FREE! Kew Gardens opens daily at 9:30am.
Battersea Park Zoo/Adventure Playground
Battersea Park Zoo is home to small animals including otters, capuchins and chinchillas, with an interactive play area. Be a Keeper for the Day, attend Story Time Mondays or visit the animals during feeding times, which can be found on the website. Adults: £9.50, Children: £7.50, Family Tickets: £31.00
The Adventure Playground at Battersea Park is like no other; there are so many exciting places to swing, jump, crawl, climb and go exploring. The playground itself is free, and has a snack shop by the entrance, however in the summer there are rides and inflatable structures that cost £1.50 per activity. If you’re feeling really adventurous there is also a Go Ape Park on the site.
Greenwich Royal Parks and Museums
Take in the views, explore the museums and stand on the point of the Meridian line, the reference point for Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Entrance to the National Maritime Museum and the Park is free, with the park open daily from 6am. A link to combined ticket prices for the museums is below, including attractions such as the Cutty Sark and Observatory.
Not forgetting the beauty of Hyde Park! And mostly free! Swim, skate, ride a horse, or simply take a picnic to Hyde Park, London’s largest central park! Our fave is Captain Hook’s huge wooden pirate ship at the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial playground…
Here’s to fun, creativity and spontaneity now that spring is finally approaching!
Don’t forget to contact Kids’ People for any children’s event staffing requirements. We love a good party! Private and corporate event staffing and management are our forte!
Fun London travel with (or without!) your Kids
1st February, 2019
We all know that travelling around London can be costly and often time consuming; BUT it’s not boring! Here are some ideas to get you and your family out and about.
Santander Cycle Hire
Long gone are the Boris bikes…. The Santander bikes are now here! This is a great one for your teenagers! You can hire a bike from as little as £2 per 30 minutes. Simply go to any docking station with your 14+ year old and your bank card and touch the screen to get started. (One card per bike). There’s no need to book – hire a bike, ride it where you like, then return it to any docking station.
DLR Driverless Trains
What could be more exciting than being the train driver of the DLR! Get your little ones to take a seat in the front carriage of the “driverless” Dockland Light Rail train, which operates from the city to East London. Fares are charged at the same rate as regular tube journeys and children under the age of 11 travel free.
Crossing the Thames
Riding that river can be a lot of fun. It is a relaxing way to float about London and is nearly always far less busy than the tubes. If the weather is nice, some boats have a deck which you can sit on and if you get to the front, your little Pirates and Captains can play sailing the Seven Seas! (Or is it to Seven Sisters…?)
Emirates airline Cable Car!
How about gliding above the Thames in your very own cable car?! Enjoy the fantastic views of London. Kids cost £1.70. The cable car will take you from Greenwich peninsular to the Royal docks.
Get those legs moving!
And finally if you just want to use those legs, preferably tiring the little legs out along the way! You should check out these 7 super walks in London at wanderlust.co.uk. There is So much to see in slow motion in London.
Wishing you fun on your journeys!
Kids’ People specialise in event management and staffing for children’s events. Please get in touch for more information!
Reward your staff by putting on a party for their kids!
1st January, 2019
Need an incentive for your corporate staff? Want to treat your amazing team and their family for all their hard work they do throughout the year? Would you like to ensure your staff stay happy and motivated? Then why not hold a corporate event for your staff’s children to say a huge THANK YOU!
Kids’ People specialise in children’s events – whether it be parties, Bar Mitzvah’s or Shopping Centre Pop ups – but we also hold corporate children’s events for businesses who want to go the extra mile to treat their staff. This can be a real motivator for staff throughout the year and a chance to enjoy a day with their children and have lots of fun!
Let Kids’ People into your workspace, or hire out a great office space/party venue to treat your staff and their kids to a day of fun and celebration! Whether it be a Christmas party with elves, helpers, games, decorations, dress up and Christmas craft, or a summer party with outdoor games, entertainers, food and bouncy castles – Kids’ People have it all covered! We are also very good at tailoring our events to different themes (if we say so ourselves!) so just let us know if you have a theme or idea in mind and we will relish the challenge of making your event personal to you, your staff and your business.
Forget “away days” for staff or those cringey “team building” events and hire Kids’ People to put on a party for their children so that adults and kids alike can get stuck in together and be rewarded for all their hard work. With our expert event managers experienced in organising large scale children’s events, and an excellent team of staff and entertainers to bring the fun factor for the children on the day, we have everything you need to put on a super amazing party for your staff’s children and make it a day to remember! Get your staff to release their inner child and have everyone go home smiling from ear to ear. Plus, a bit of cake never goes amiss!
The staff were, again, fantastic. We've had a lot of good feedback about them. Thank you for your help supplying them in such short notice. I hope to work with you again soon!
Brick Live- The UK’s largest LEGO event
We had the pleasure of working with Lucy and Sophie from Kids’ People. They were not only incredibly organised leading up to the party but made sure we had everything set up and ready for the children’s arrival. We have used other companies in the past, but it was so refreshing to have two woman who genuinely cared about the event. They offered lots of options for activities, crafts, and entertainment. Having seen the references from other big companies too, it was an easy choice. Thank you, Lucy and Sophie, for making the day so special.
Just a note to say that today went brilliantly and your staff were an amazing addition to the day – they were all fantastic.
I wanted to say a big thank you for the last two weeks. The teams worked really hard in the centre.
The Glades, Bromley
Abigail was great, always smiling and actively doing the job she was meant to, so thanks for that.
Everything went very well! The staff were on time and found the location which is always a bonus! They were all very helpful. Thank you.
Thanks so much for all your help in making the project successful, lovely to work with you and the girls once again!
Barbie Promotional Event
I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how well things are going with Nerf Rebelle so far and to thank you for such a great team, I was on site today and was genuinely very impressed with each brand ambassador, whom I saw really engaging with the consumers and their families - they are a credit to you.
Nerf Rebelle Event
Your team was fantastic and made our jobs so much easier! Looking forward to next year already!
Lovely to meet you and thank you to you and all of the team for their hard work at the show, everyone was fantastic! We'll definitely be working with you again in the future!
I am just collating all the feedback from our stores and everyone has commented on how great the storytellers were. The feedback from stores so far has been brilliant about the storytellers.
Abigail was great, always smiling and actively doing the job she was meant to, so thanks for that.
Nigel – Kidtropolis
The girls worked really hard so thank you. They were brilliant demonstrating and also helped with on camera pieces for the Toy Fair TV demo zone. They have been fab!
The Toy Fair
The staff were amazing thanks, all really positive feedback and all really hard working, so thank you.
Massive thank you for all of your help with the Persil event, overall it was a great success and the client is thrilled! The animators and actors were wonderful, and really brought the event to life, do please pass on our thanks, I wouldn’t hesitate to use any of them again on future events, or in recommending them for other activities.
Persil Competition Winners Event
The staff you sent us on Friday were absolutely brilliant. Extremely engaged with the children and a pleasure to work alongside. Thank you so much for your help and please pass along my gratitude to the staff members you sent! We will definitely be in touch again for our next corporate event.
The feedback from the employees and their families was overwhelmingly positive. Your team performed excellently. We look forward to working with you again in the future!
HSBC Family Event