Here’s a selection of the great feedback we’ve received…
Britain's Got Talent judge and actress Amanda Holden says: “It was phenomenal – the party of the year! I wanted something different, fun and really active for my 4 year old’s birthday party and Amanda’s Action Club delivered big time! Amanda’s energy is incredible. The music felt fresh though there were plenty of recognisable classic kiddie’s tunes. The children loved the props, toys and musical instruments that we all used during the activities. Everyone joined in - the mums and dads even got moving too! The food was out of this world – the caterer that Amanda provided was unbelievable – it was really special.”
Below is an extract of what Amanda Holden said about the party in a long interview with Lorraine Thurlow in New Magazine (Issue 357 dated: 15 March 2010) about her professional and personal life:
"We had a massive party (for Lexi's birthday) for all her friends at nursery. It was a princesses and pirates party and I hired the most amazing children's entertainer. I was hands-on, serving all the food and shaking my maracas, but it was nice to have somebody entertaining the kids while I plied the parents with champagne. I think that's the only way forward for children's parties [laughs] - children's entertainers and champagne."
You can read the full Amanda Holden interview on the New Magazine website by copying the link below:
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity were pleased to work with Amanda’s Action Club at the Gingerbread Man’s Christmas Party, December 2012, an annual party for the patients and their families of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Amanda and her team captured the children’s attention with their beaming smiles, positive energy and incredible routines. All of the children, both young and old, had a brilliant time being involved with Amanda’s special style of entertainment.
GOSH Children's Charity
Mother-of-three Louise Isted (Victoria Beckham's sister) - is a big fan of Amanda’s Action Club and has turned to Amanda to entertain at all three of her children’s birthday parties. “What I especially like about Amanda is her energy and imagination. Her parties are brilliant for both children and parents,” she said. “Amanda entertains for the whole time she is there and the parents don’t have to do anything. I’ve had other entertainers for my children’s parties and you just cannot compare. Most of them are the same and the children get bored after 10 minutes. But Amanda’s parties keep going for hours.”
It was Louise's superstar sister who invited Amanda to host the Beckhams’ 2006 World Cup party for a group of disabled children. Louise explains: “The party was in my sister’s garden at her home in Hertfordshire and she asked Amanda to entertain the children. It was a huge success so both myself and my family will continue to ask her to entertain in the future. I will definitely use her again – and so will many of the other parents who have seen her in action.”
Linn was AMAZING! We could not have hoped for better. Not a single tear or tantrum and masses of kids. She had everyone joining in.
Please thank her again for me.
Comedian and actor Catherine Tate and her husband Twig Clarke asked Amanda to host a birthday party for their four year old daughter and were impressed by how much energy Amanda brought to the proceedings.
“She was amazing. There were 25 three and four year olds and Amanda was great, really energetic. There was loads of stuff going on - bags and bags of toys for the children to play with and constant music including some really funky nursery rhymes. In fact, we could go into the other room and close the door if we wanted to. The children just followed her around and she even had them tidying up afterwards. They had so much fun. Amanda was recommended to us by friends and we would certainly recommend her to friends - in fact, we already have.”
Lise was fantastic. A complete natural with kids. She's charismatic, fun, energetic and charming. We thought she was absolutely brilliant and she made the party. Parents are still sending me emails thanking me for a wonderful party but it was Lise that did such a great job. Just to add that we felt Lise judged the maturity and therefore the tastes of the kids to perfection and was able to bring out the appropriate games which was reflected in just how much the kids enjoyed themselves.
Big thumbs up. Please thank her again for us.
Gee Wu (Mum to Ting Ting age 5)
We were fortunate enough to have Amanda host two sessions at the Atlantis Kids Club in Dubai. Both sessions were extremely age appropriate and fun and she had an assortment of songs and activities for the children to discover and enjoy. Her energy was contagious and she kept the kids (and staff!) on their feet and moving the whole time. A great time was had by all !
Director, Guest Activities & Recreation
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
We are absolutely thrilled with Teresa. My daughter, Keisha, and all her friends loved the party. Teresa was attentive, super active (I don't know how she does it) and engaged the kids throughout the two hour party.
The kids themselves had so much fun and most of the parents told me that they and their kids really enjoyed the party. What we loved most about the party was that Teresa used different props for each game and activity. It held the attention of all the 4 year olds there. Teresa was funny, pleasant, exciting and we just sat back and relaxed.
Extremely pleased with the activities, games and fillers. I will definitely be an "Amanda loyalty customer"! And will be calling you back again next year. On behalf of my husband, Keisha and myself, a very big thank you to Teresa and Amanda's action club.
“My children will only groove to Amanda's Action Club. If they grow up to be Pan's People, we will have only Amanda to thank. It's fab!”
All I can say is thank you so much! Claire was amazing!!!! we are all still on a high from the party and from the feedback I have received from my daughters friends they are as well. She was absolutely fantastic, she kept the children entertained completely, she was energetic, funny and the kids loved her, all of the mothers have asked me where I found her and several have confirmed they will be booking Amanda's Action Club for their children's parties. Please pass on my regards to Claire and my utmost appreciation, she was fantastic.
Tamara (Asia's mum)
P.s The tidy up song Claire used was genius!!!
Amanda's classes are the best developmental session for kids, no matter how hard life gets it's impossible not to leave Amanda's class with a smile on your face.
Our 2 year old loves it, our 7 month old loves it and even our 8 year old still remembers the songs !
James Cracknell & Beverley Turner
Amy was fantastic. Really fantastic. All the mothers were asking where I found her! Tommy absolutely loved the party and she was so good with all the children, the almost twos, the just turned two, the two and 1/2 and the 3 year old...I definitely want her again and am expecting no 2 in August so please don't let her leave Amanda's Action Club.
Seriously though my husband and I were really impressed with how professional she and the set up was...if you have any nervous/unsure mums please use me as a reference! I was delighted with the whole thing - thank you. And thank you for making it happen at such short notice.
All best wishes,
Sarah Beeny, presenter of popular television show Property Ladder, asked Amanda's Action Club to entertain 20 toddlers for her little boy's birthday party. Sarah, who has two boys aged one and three, said: "Amanda was the first entertainer we've had and we thought she was fab. She was full of life and really bubbly. They were mostly boys and a tough bunch of kids but she kept them under control the whole time and was really enthusiastic."
Will was absolutely brilliant at entertaining our 3 year old and his friends. Afterwards so many people came up and said it was the best kids party they had been to. The children really had fun and enjoyed themselves and there wasn't one tear or fight for the whole time Will was keeping them occupied! Hiring an entertainer was worth every penny! The little ones especially loved the parachute games.
Fantastic - thank you very much!
Joanna & Ben Davies
Jenny Halpern Prince is the founder & MD of Halpern, a leading consumer PR agency. In addition to heading up Halpern, Jenny dedicates considerable personal time and energy to selected charities - for example she sits on the Corporate Board of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
After booking Amanda recently for her twin’s birthday party Jenny said :
“What I love about Amanda is that all the children adore her and she is not cheesy. She’s the best entertainer in town.”
Jenny also thanked Amanda for the very kind offer of doing some work with Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Georgia was great! She turned up in plenty of time, kept the children entertained and was full of energy and fun.
Everyone had a great time and, like last year, I have only positive feedback on the whole experience!
Thanks for organising.
Amanda's Action Club provided a fantastic service for all the children at the Fulham FC Family Day. Children of all ages were catered for and enabled the players, staff and their families to relax and enjoy the day, knowing the children were in safe hands. The balloon modeller was so good that I have since booked him for my daughters’ birthday!
Joanna Murphy (Actress and wife of Fulham FC Captain, Danny Murphy)
Ginny and Martin Offiah ( former rugby league great) say: “We booked Amanda for Tyler's 2nd birthday party after he became hooked on her CD. The children were enthralled with Amanda's unique energy and the party was a roaring success. Tyler now attends Amanda's classes and they are great friends! For us, there is no better children's entertainer.”
I would like to say a huge thank you to Amanda for doing a brilliant job for the second year running, and I do not think we would even consider having a party for Rory now without her or a member of her amazing team.
She was wonderfully reassuring and positive prior to the party, particularly as we were very limited in space and she really made the most of what I would consider quite difficult conditions, in a small room crammed full of twenty children. There were no tears, no tantrums and the children all adored her, she had a genuine and natural rapport with them. We had a very mixed range of children from 14 months to 6 and 7 year olds and yet none felt left out and all were equally well entertained.
I can highly recommend Amanda or one of her team (we had another member last year and she was also brilliant) for your child's party, it is money well spent and really does take the stress out of the event.
Thanks a million,
Michelle, Robin and Rory
Saira Khan, former star of the first series of BBC2's reality business show The Apprentice, says: “I wanted Zac to have a memorable First Birthday, so that when he was a little bit older he could see that he'd had a great day!! There was no doubt in my mind that I would have Amanda to entertain the children.
Zac goes to Amanda's music classes and he absolutely loves her and her music. Zac has older nephews and nieces aged between 4 and 8 so Amanda had to cater for a wide age group. On the day, she was just amazing. She was there 30 mins before the party started preparing all her props. She welcomed all the children warmly and even managed to get the shy ones up and dancing very quickly. Amanda was very interactive with children and gave them an opportunity to sing and dance and play musical games, even the parents got up to dance!!! Even though Zac was teething on the day he was smiling, laughing and joining in. The older children said, "it's the best party they had ever been to." Amanda made my life so easy. All I did on the day was take photos of my son dancing, clapping and smiling. I will hire Amanda again and would recommend her to anyone who wants a memorable birthday for their child which is fun for all the family. Amanda is a star and she makes children feel special and confident. You will be assured of a good night sleep after Amanda has finished with your child!!”
The former Beautiful South lead singer attended Amanda's Action Club classes with her daughter Ava - and both appear in the '1,2,3,4,5' video. On Amanda's Action Kids classes: "Initially you look for classes to occupy the baby's day - or at least that was my initial thought. However, having taken several different classes, I can honestly say Amanda's classes are the most entertaining. Ava adores Amanda and her classes. She gives 110% of herself to every class, even when the classes are often back to back.Amanda is energetic, fun and loud - which babies love. Her mix of traditional nursery songs with a modern twist make the classes fun and funky, and at the same time stop mums going gradually insane with what can sometimes be twee original tunes. Amanda is a firm believer in a strong beat motivating the children and my daughter's reaction to Amanda's class is definite confirmation of that. I will always have a soft preferential spot for Amanda's class. She challenges traditional stereotypes for music classes and their teachers. She also encourages mothers to stop and think of the educational and developmental benefits of different elements in her class. I am 100% behind her message of tackling the growing problem of sedentary obese children. But once you attend Amanda's class you'll understand there is no potential for that problem to surface here. She has the kids and mothers bouncing around. So it's not just exercise and developmental education for the kids, it's also a challenge for the mums to keep up too! I wish Amanda all the best with her venture as she goes global. She deserves true recognition for all the hard work she has put in and for all the enjoyment she nurtures." On Amanda's message that keeping children active can play a key part in tackling the growing problem of child obesity: "I am 100% behind Amanda and her message to parents that they should keep their children active. We need to revisit how children learn to play - I think a lot of a child's development can be nurtured. Amanda wants to encourage children to enjoy the music and express this through movement. It all contributes to a healthier happier child. Activities like Amanda's classes are the ideal complement to a balanced diet which hand in hand could help tackle a child's potential for obesity. Amanda's message is 'Food for the soul'! And a final word... All the best Amanda. You deserve every bit of success I know will follow. Here's to all the years you have put into your classes and here's wishing you global success."
All our love,
Alison and Ava
Olympic Gold medallist and British rowing legend Matthew Pinsent and his wife Dee Pinsent take their twins, Jonas and Lucas, to Amanda's classes. "With young children it's often about getting through blocks of time and this is a wonderful way to get through the morning. What's great about it is she really welcomes children of all ages. My boys are a little bit young for these classes, but I can come on my own with the twins and she's always lending me a hand. She's got so much energy and she's so creative. I prefer this to other types of classes because usually the children don't get to move around a lot. Amanda’s classes are 45 minutes of activity and when it is time to go home the children are completely worn out."
Georgina hosted a party for us in Fulham on 16th October. It was my son's first birthday and we had 10 children aged from 1 to 5. We were absolutely thrilled with the way Georgina managed the range of ages, and with the content and energy she produced generally. All the props were also great and definitely kept all the children interested. My one-year-old had a ball, and his little friends did too. We also appreciated the fact that Georgina arrived early and was so well-prepared. Thank you very much for a successful party, we will certainly use Amanda's Action for special celebrations again and have recommended to you to several other families already.
Hi, I would like to take the time to express how happy I am with your service.
In particular at the Norwood Green Children's Centre, Southall, Middlesex. Especially the sessions that are run by Dean. He is absolutely fantastic with the kids and every minute is worthwhile and fun. It helps us to keep fit and enjoy movement and music. He is the highlight of our week and both the kids and parents love his enthusiasm and energy. His character is warm and caring. So thank you so much for Dean.
Najma Issac (parent) and Ismael Issac (aged 2yrs 10months).