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James Cowan

I’m supported by my wife Mary and my two best teachers, my children Florence and Hamish. 


Florence and Hamish keep me young at heart and also keep me current on all things fun!


As a children’s entertainer I have my own Public Liability insurance and I’m also fully Advanced DBS checked as well.


Please find praise for my work with OlympiCubs below:

Thank you so much for yesterday! Ned was delighted with his birthday party and I have had lots of emails from parents saying how much the children enjoyed your show. Your magic show was brilliant and I really liked the way you joined everyone in. We will be in touch for our next party. 


You were AMAZING thank you so much for everything we all loved it. Teddy had the best time ever ! And so did the parents!


Just a note today thank you so much for so thoroughly entertaining, her friends, and their parents on Saturday! We all had a fantastic time and we have had so many positive comments from parents and kids about how much they enjoyed your entertainment. Everyone loved the party games and we were all amazed by the magic and the fantastic balloon modelling. Several parents told me that they had to make up ‘beds’ for the balloon animals that came home with the kids! 

We were impressed by every aspect of our interactions with you, from the very first email. In particular, we appreciated the thought and care that went into the planning and preparation for the party. 
You really made the party, so thank you!! 


I just wanted to write and say how incredibly grateful we are for everything you did yesterday. The kids were engaged and delighted from the second you started until the very end. We also really appreciated all the extra bits you did to make it run really smoothly from sorting out the helium to perfecting the room layout and keeping parents contained :) Really excellent service and we’ll absolutely recommend you to everyone.


Hi James just wanted to say thank you again for this morning. You helped make everything go so smoothly and everyone had a wonderful time.


A big thank you for Saturday! Everyone had a great time, especially M and M. I have no idea how you managed to entertain 15 energetic children in a small space and keep order, but you managed it! Thanks so much. 


Thanks so much for amazing entertainment - lots of the children have called it ‘the best party they ever went to’ - including my own - so well done you for controlling so many 5 and 6 year olds!


Thanks for a fabulous job, everyone- kids and adults had a great time!!


Thanks again for an amazing day today. You were fantastic!


Thank you so much for making Niamh’s party so special. All the kids had a great time. I don’t think I saw one kid cling on to their parent- you had them all enthralled from the start!

I’m sure we’ll meet again, either here or at another party!


You were brilliant! We'd been really nervous to have so many kids but they all had such a good time. Lucas has been talking non stop about the different magic wands and how they both got medals. It's made his year!


I just wanted to thank you so much for providing such wonderful entertainment for my son's birthday. From the close-up magic, which he is still talking about, to the games, Cheeky Monkey of course and the incredible balloon modelling. We were all in awe as angel wings, followed aliens, dinosaurs and ninjas! Every kid felt special and the ending with the parachute was such a lovely way to close the party. You were a pleasure to have around and I can't thank you enough.



Just wanted to send a note to say a huge thank you for all your efforts at Lotte's party yesterday.  You put together a fantastic, thoughtful day for the children and the look on their delighted little faces said it all. 


Thank you very much for such great entertainment, you were a massive hit and everyone was complimenting you.  Thank you for making Sebastian's day so special and for being so flexible.


Thanks so for much for today. All the kids were completely enraptured and the parents really impressed (a number said they were by far the best entertainer they had seen at a children's party!). Plus you made things much easier for Dave and I by helping us to manage the day - the party would not have run so smoothly without you. 


I just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterday!! You did an incredible job. We had so many comments from kids and especially the parents. Needless to say Gilbert now thinks he is actually magic and wants a 'sparkly wand like James'.
We will pass on your details to everyone.


Thank you so much for keeping all the children entertained at Elodie's party today. It was fantastic and we had a lot of comments from parents saying what a great job you did. The ballon modelling was absolutely fantastic. 


Thanks so much again for today. Eva absolutely loved it. I've no idea how you keep  them all so well focused and entertained! 


What a fab fab party on Sunday! Thank you so much- All the feedback we have received from parents is that their kids had a brilliant time...I know Nancy thought it was the best party ever! 

Thank you again for all your hard work.


Just wanted to say a massive thank you - you did a fantastic job keeping 20 five year olds entertained at Theo and helene's party last weekend. Tailored games, magic, balloon sculpting. They absolutely loved every minute and you kept them completely spellbound so that the adults could enjoy themselves also!  It was a real pleasure dealing with you, really appreciate your personal style, your efficient way of working and your all round fantastic attitude.


I just wanted to get in touch to say thank you once again for helping Matthew's party go so well.  Your enthusiasm for what you do shone through, and you built a real rapport with the children very quickly. We appreciated the time you took to go and speak to Matthew when he was sat on his own, and for making him his special balloon blaster at the end!


The kids had an absolute hoot and your Pokemon games were brilliant. Thank you so much for all the effort you put in beforehand and on the day.


The personalised service you provided - to the extent of tailoring a show to Zoe's Cats the musical obsession, while making sure it was accessible to all the children attending! - was simply fantastic and really helped the event run smoothly.  Seeing that you were keeping the tempo of the party running, ensuring that all the kids were involved and entertained, we knew at once that Zoe and her friends would have a great time.  Furthermore, we really appreciated the additional magic and balloon time you gave during the tea party afterwards!


James came and entertained the children at my sons party today. He was brilliant. Kept them throughly enthralled for the whole 2 hours. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He was funny, great with the children (even one little one who was very demanding) can't recommend him enough. Thank you so much.


Brilliant entertainer who kept the children completely enthralled. Made the party so relaxing for us.


Just a quick note to say thank for yesterday's party - Thomas and his friends all had a fantastic time!


James, you've done it again! I thought you were good last year but your stepped up your game!!
AMAZING Finding Dory themed party for my daughters 8th birthday! 

If you want an all round entertainer, games, music, disco lights, dancing, magic, balloons, you name it he can do it!!!


Thank you for the most amazing party ever! You were amazing! Louis said that is was absolutely great and he really loved it!


James was absolutely brilliant, kept around 15+ children entertained for the whole 2 hours he was with us, and also helped with the games we did with the children. The kids loved it! He was very helpful, friendly and approachable. I would definitely have James for my children's parties in the future!!


Spectacular party today! James was absolutely brilliant - keeping all 13 kids thoroughly entertained throughout. My daughter felt very special as the magicians assistant and everyone was very impressed by his balloon modelling skills. He was also faultless in his communication from when I first contacted him and arrived in good time to set up before the children arrived. Highly recommended!


Thank you so much. It was such a great afternoon and we’ve had nothing but glowing reviews of your entertainment, from parents and children alike.


Just wanted to thank you again for yesterday. Liam loved every moment, and I have been getting messages all day from parents of the children that attended complementing you.


From the time I approached you to enquire if you were available to do the party, you have been so professional and helpful.


Thank you very much for yesterday.  All the kids had a great time and the parents were very impressed with your skills!! I really liked it when you were doing the magic with the children sat at the table having tea, that gave them the opportunity to have their individual interaction with you!


Just wanted to say a massive thank you for helping Esme have a brilliant party this afternoon! She loved it! 


Thank you so much. Everyone had a great time and were really impressed with your engaging and fun games, and of course the balloon making - amazing!!


Hi James - thank you for a wonderful party - we have had lots of great comments about how good you were with the children, keeping them so engaged.  Everyone had a great time.  Thank you!


Thank you so much for a wonderful party for Zoe last weekend.  She had an amazing time and from speaking to other parents so did everyone else!  We really appreciate all your hard work and energy especially with a slightly obscure theme!


Great show yesterday - all the kids loved it and we had some soundbytes such as "best party ever" and "I had the funnest time at Isla's party playing with Mr Cheeky Monkey"

Thanks again for your enthusiasm and talent that made Isla's 6th party one to remember.


Margot had such a lovely time.  It was such a fun party, and you were brilliant, so thank you very much!


My little boy often doesn't like the limelight so I was concerned he wouldn't enjoy all the attention at his own party - but James was absolutely brilliant. He started the Superhero games gently and in no time Sam was lapping it up, as were all his friends. It gave me and my husband a chance to get to chat to the other parents safe in the knowledge the kids were having a ball. And every child got to take home a cool balloon at the end - which was no mean feat with over 30 kids! James was bubbly, fun, hilarious, punctual, professional and extremely affordable. Can't recommend him enough.


Thanks for Saturday, it was a great success and your ‘on theme’ entertainment stole the show!


Felix said it was the best party he had ever had. When he said thank you to you it was completely on his own initiative - we didn't tell him to!  Oscar said it was 'epic'.


Thank you so much for your help, enthusiasm and entertainment! The kids had a great time and went home very happy.  We'll certainly be recommending you to our friends!


If anyone is looking for a child's entertainer anytime soon, I can highly recommend the fantastic (and very reasonably priced) James who runs OlympiCubs. 

James managed to engage and captivate 19 kids for two full hours this weekend at my daughter's party with games, music and ballon making. Hugely professional (sent party and game plans well in advance, kept in regular touch, arrived early and remembered every child by name)

I hadn't met James before yesterday - I was just genuinely impressed and wanted to share my experience.



Thank you so much for making the party a great success. 

You really are a fantastic entertainer and the kids just love you!  



Thanks James, you were absolutely brilliant! 

The kids had so much fun and you made it stress free for us.

Can't thank you enough!



Bursting with energy.  Kept 20 plus kids entertained from beginning to end.



Went above and beyond. Was so helpful and even got there early and helped us set up!



Julia absolutely loved her party!!  All of the kids were so happy with all of your balloons!



He’s got tons of energy and on both occasions went beyond what you’d expect from an entertainer. Noise, bubbles, exciting games, balloon modelling, he’s got the lot.


James is brilliant. He devised some really fun games for our son's 4th birthday party around the superhero theme. The kids loved it, even the older ones which was great because they all got involved. James was organised, hugely enthusiastic, approachable and really helpful. He emailed me loads of fantastic ideas in advance of the party and on the day brought smiles, warmth and infectious energy to the day.


You were absolutely brilliant – The kids were utterly mesmerised. Having you there meant that, for once, the adults actually talked to each other!


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