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COVID 19 (update)

15th August 2020

At the moment  I can accommodate small home magic shows outside, adhering to social distancing rules. When and if larger parties start up again will depend on venues re-opening. At the moment the village halls and community centres are still closed. Do please contact me if you would like to discuss anything with regards to your party. I wish you all well and enjoy the remains of our (unforgettable) summer.

Martin the magician


Chloe mackay says:
February 4, 2020 at 7:41 pm (Edit)
Martin has done all three of my children’s parties now and every time he has been fantastic! Just recently did my little girls 5th birthday and kept children from ages 2 to 11 entertained, and also the adults 🤣 I would definitely recommend him and what an amazing price. Lovely man too. Thank you martin.



Catterick Garrison, 4th Scots did an amazing job on their grotto yesterday. It took two hours for Father Christmas to see all the children after the magic show.




  • You can visit my Facebook page for more information about upcoming events. You can find the link on my homepage.  Martin the Magician 





If your child attends Knavesmire primary school you might be interested to know that in the New year I will be running a magic club.



Another Halloween, unbelievable that time goes so quick, and it was real busy this year with lots of knocks on the door. I even run out of sweets and had to bring in the pumpkin and turn off the lights!! A shamed Martin the Magician.

Halloween party

Halloween party


My helpers…



Thanks for the great photos of a very excited little magician and I don’t mean me!


Yes, my favourite trick

Yes, my favourite trick



This is a real magic hat

This is a real magic hat




It was a pleasure. Nice to meet you all. Marley was a great magician’s assistant. Martin the Magician

Fantastic 5th birthday party for Marley. Thank you Martin, we thoroughly enjoyed it!


22nd February 2016 via Facebook

Marley my assistant at his 5th birthday party in York

Marley my assistant at his 5th birthday party in York




Hi Martin

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for Jacob’s party yesterday. We all had a wonderful time and everyone enjoyed themselves. We had lots of compliments.

Thank you so much.
Sarah and Hamish

15th Feb 2016


Stand to attention you orrible little monsters

Stand to attention you orrible little monsters.


Have a safe Bonfire night.

fire works


A Halloween party with a magic show will be on Saturday the 31st October with a 3.30pm show start. This will be at the Clifton Hotel, YO30 6PL. Martin the Magician




On Wednesday 28th October there is A Magic Halloween Party in the afternoon, 2pm-4pm. £4 per ticket. Suitable for primary school aged children. This is at the Poppleton Centre YO26 6JT. Magic show included.

16 comments on “Blog & News
  1. Olivers party says:

    Oliver had a wonderful party with his friends on Friday aided by such a fabulous magic show, he was delighted (although apprehensive) about being a magicians assistant and was given the appropriate attention a birthday child should have. From a parents perspective it was fantastic to see a professional at work who entertained, captivated and adjusted the routine to the response of the children (especially the birthday boy). The controll of the group was unique as they were all so excited but also so well behaved. Each and everyone of them had a fab time. (Grandma, Mummy and Daddy secretly loved it too but don’t tell anyone!!!)Thank you Martin

    • ballistic2013 says:

      Thank you for your comments. I am always happy to hear that the birthday child had a great time at their party. Please tell Oliver he was a brilliant magician’s assistant and I couldn’t of done it with out him. Thank you again and may see you at a party soon! Martin the Magician

  2. Kim Greer says:

    Thank you for being so fabulous at Charlies party on Saturday…we are still talking about you now!! Charlie had a fantastic party, and to anyone considering booking you for a party – don’t consider it, do it, it is so worth it!!!!

    Thank you so very much!

  3. ballistic2013 says:

    It was nice to meet you all on Saturday and I am really pleased that Charlie had a great party in his Batman costume! He was excellent at all the tricks and juggling. I did like the cake, I even posted a picture of it in my recent post, have a look —> …always a pity to cut into it. Thanks again Martin the Magician

  4. mrs donna turnbull says:

    what a fantastic party! izach talked about it for days after as did his friends.Gave them all a magic wand in their party bags and so many of the mums came up to me to tell me they had some budding magicians!! many thanks again will mybe see you in january as my other little boy has requested you.

    • ballistic2013 says:

      Really pleased that Izach and his friends had a great time. Sounds like I have competition now with all these young(armed with magic wands)magicians about! Please say hello to Izach for me and tell him he was a brilliant magician’s assistant and I will be honoured to entertain at his brother’s party in January. Kind regards Martin the Magician

  5. Vicki firth says:

    Martin the magician made my daughters 5th birthday party a magical event that all 35 children really enjoyed and by the end all the parents were joining in with the hokey coke too. Thanks to Martin Alice had a party that she loved and will never forget. Thank you Martin.

    • ballistic2013 says:

      It was my pleasure and I’m very happy that Alice had a great time. Hope you got lots of photos! Martin the Magician

  6. Teresa Brothwell says:

    I just needed to say a big thankyou. Martin .Oliver had a great time helping you with your tricks at his. 10th birthday party .All the children are still talking about the Magician You even conjured up some good weather. Thanks again

    • ballistic2013 says:

      Dear Teresa,
      I’m so glad to hear that all the children had a great day and that Oliver enjoyed his party. Thank you for making me so welcome on your busy day. Please could you tell Oliver he was great at the magic tricks and I hope he will remember his special day.
      Martin the Magician.

  7. Janet Russell says:

    Martin the magician was wonderful. He kept the children, aged 3 years to 8 years old, completely entertained for the 2 hours he was with us. Lots of positive feedback from the parents who stayed and also those that didn’t……their children went home and told them all about it! Martin included all the children but especially the birthday girl, who is often reluctant to be in the lime light, but he worked his magic and she got up and did lots of tricks with him and her friends.

    Thank you Martin. You made not only Tilly’s day great but also ours.

    Janet and Martin

    • ballistic2013 says:

      Thank you so much for your comments. Really glad that Tilly had a great time and it was nice to meet you all. Tell Tilly she was great. All the best. Martin the Magician

  8. Jo says:

    Wow! Best party ever! Thank you so much Martin for making Amelie’s 5th birthday one that will never be forgotten. You far exceeded my expectations and made one very happy girl. You had all the kids under control from the start and very skillfully entertained everyone with your magic. I have not seen Amelie laugh so hard in a long time. She was very keen to perform magic for her friends and she was very excited to be included her in several tricks, especially when you used her magicians hat for some tricks. She was amazed! The games, dancing and balloon modelling really added to the party and everyone went home with big smiles on their faces. Thank you so much Martin!

    • Martin the Magician says:

      Dear Jo,

      Thank you for party photos you sent. They are lovely and they will help me remember what a great job I have.

  9. Chloe mackay says:

    Martin has done all three of my children’s parties now and every time he has been fantastic! Just recently did my little girls 5th birthday and kept children from ages 2 to 11 entertained, and also the adults 🤣 I would definitely recommend him and what an amazing price. Lovely man too. Thank you martin.

  10. ballistic2013 says:

    Hi Chloe,
    Thank you so much for the nice comments and especially the brill pictures of the party.

    All the best

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