Tag Archive: outdoor entertainment

  1. Queue Busters!

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    If there is one thing we have learnt to do during this pandemic, it’s queue. That’s right, due to the ‘social distancing’ safety measure of keeping two metres apart from anyone at any given time, it has severely impacted people’s experience when shopping or visiting any type of Retail store or even any public place. The wait times to gain access to those chosen Retail stores and public places can be so excessive that it discourages peoples who want to visit. That’s why we have come up with a solution for businesses to attract people to their store, all whilst encouraging responsible social distancing.

    In order to keep visitors interested and willing to wait to get into your store, you need to make their queuing experience more fun and enjoyable! You read correctly; we’re talking about adding excitement to the queuing process of the shopping experience with ‘interesting distancing’ – otherwise known as hiring our range of eye-catching, captivating and interactive street performers to entertain people whilst they wait in line.

    Don’t be bored, boogie!

    There is nothing like music to help pass the time, and let’s face it, nothing brings people together and puts a smile on their faces more than a sing song and a dance. With our range of fantastic musical entertainers, you can keep visitors occupied, entertained and more importantly happy whilst standing in line. From a weird but wonderful five-piece stilt walking 1920s band, a lively, energetic and captivating mariachi band, an incredible classically trained string quartet and many, many more. We guarantee that our street performers will lift the spirits of everyone around!

    Creature Feature

    Did someone say ROAR? Go wild with our fascinating wild animals and state of the art, interactive, giant, smoke-breathing dragons and incredibly realistic dinosaurs. Guaranteed to take people’s attention away from the excruciating long queue, our range of exotic animals will provide visitors with a wonderful wildlife experience! It will be the only time you can say you nipped out for a pint of milk and ran into ‘Dreygo the Dragon’ doing his daily exercise.

    It’s a fantasy

    No, you haven’t accidentally stepped into one of your favourite fictional stories, it’s just our range of fabulous and famous Fairy-tale characters and fantastic creatures that you’re seeing entertaining your visitors as they patiently wait in line to enter your store. Gargoyles, Wizards, Witches and even Mermaids, Fairies and Pirates will WOW people with their incredible live theatre performances and bring a real buzz to your store.

    Make em’ Laugh

    They say laughter is the best medicine, so cure the boredom and frustration that comes with queuing up with some comical characters and crazy antics. Nothing screams crazy than a nun on a piano strolling down the street singing at the top of his lungs, and nothing screams comical than a very boisterous and mischievous mime mimicking your every move. Our range of hilarious comedians, street performers and entertainers will definitely keep the laughter flowing!

    The Circus is in town

    Roll up. Roll up to the greatest queue in the world! We’re talking Stilt Walkers, Fire Breathers, Fire Eaters, Acrobats, Clowns and many, many more weird and wacky street performers and circus acts that are all waiting in line to entertain your visitors. We guarantee that our circus entertainers will distract visitors from queuing up in a long line with their unconventional tricks and mind-blowing performances.

    We know it’s important to keep a distance, so queuing up to enter any retail store or public space for a long period of time will be the new normal for a while, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a dull experience! Keep things interesting for your visitors with our fantastic range of street performers, entertainers and acts – you could even use them to raise money for charity or to gain new business exposure.

    If you would like to know more or to book any of the acts mentioned above then give one of our friendly team a call on 01253 251 100.

  2. Weir Minerals Europe’s Family Fun Day Out

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    The Brief

    After creating a unique, memorable and successful event for their 125th Anniversary in January 2019, Weir Minerals Europe, an innovative engineering consultant for the minerals, oil, gas, power, and industrial markets, wanted us to create a family fun day out for their employees, business associates and their families, in order to say thank you for all the hard work and dedication whilst working for the company.

    The Challenges

    As you may know, here at Big Foot Events we love new challenges, and creating a fun, family friendly day out that our client’s employees and their families will not only enjoy, but that will also draw attention away from a Party-in-the Park event taking place adjacent to the chosen venue on the same day, is certainly just that – a challenge! However, with over 15 years’ experience in providing entertainment, activities and personalised fun-day packages to outdoor events, we knew that we could win!

    In order for this family fun day to run smoothly, be successful and provide our client’s staff with a great time, we had to make sure that each employee of Weir Mineral Europe felt included and would want to join in on the fun. That meant incorporating a variety of enjoyable, outside-the-box entertainment and activities suited to all ages. It was also integral that our client’s branding was visible throughout the site.

    The Solutions

    In order to overcome any issues on the day of the event, and to make sure we brought our clients vision to life, we arranged several site visits and meetings with both the venue and our client, which resulted in creating mood boards with clear pictures of activities options, theme décor and site layouts, so that we maintained consistency throughout the event planning process.

    A family festival with explicit branding throughout was arranged, and in order to distract guests from the Party in the Park event next door and to ensure we had the element of surprise we had a Jurassic revelation up our sleeve….

    The Results

    As well as glorious sunshine on the day of the event, guests were greeted by a realistic, life-size Raptor and T Rex Dinosaurs, who interacted with children and parents on arrival to squeals of excitement and utter delight! Face painters provided glitter tattoos, glitter eye shadow and face paints to those wanting to experience the true festival vibe. Keeping with the summer fair/festival theme and bringing a little competitive fun to the day, giant inflatable assault courses and other sports games were available for guests to compete with one another and take part in some fun team building. For the children and young adults, they had the option to learn some incredible Circus skills in an interactive, fun, and energetic Circus workshop. Our personality hosts and games organisers ensured the fun was continuous throughout the afternoon with Sports races and It’s A Knockout style entertainment! Along with meeting our remarkably realistic, giant and baby Dinosaurs, children were able to play hide and seek in giant Dinosaur Eggs – which made for incredible photo opportunities. For the more adventurous individual, a giant inflatable Rodeo Bull was on full display for all to take on!

    An impressive picnic style seating area with bright tablecloths & chair covers was accompanied by branded bunting, pop up flags and streamers inside an impressive 24 metre by 9 metre marquee. A great Summer family fun day out is not complete without an authentic British Barbeque. And making sure we catered for all dietary requirements, we offered Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free Food options as well. Not forgetting sweet lovers, as dessert carts made their way around the marque with Candy Floss, Ice Cream, Popcorn and Sweets. In order to add a true party atmosphere, an impressive PA system was installed inside the Marquee to play all the summer classic hits whilst LED Disco Lights lit up the venue and bubbles floated continuously for children (and dinosaurs) to chase and pop! And finally, as with any outdoor event, certain facilities need to be present and easily accessible, including portable toilets with disabled and baby-changing access. Clear signage was present throughout the site and around the marque to direct people to those facilities, as well as to first aid responders as a precautionary measure.

    Client Testimonial

    “We just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much for the excellent organisation of our event on Saturday. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with the circus skills, rodeo bull and, of course, the dinosaurs being the highlights. Your team were a delight.

    Thanks, once again, for arranging a great event and fantastic day out!”

    Weir Minerals Europe

Testimonials

  • Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!

    Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
  • I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.

    Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.

    George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
  • It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.

    Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
  • Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.

    Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
  • The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.

    Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club

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