Reviews & Testimonials

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After hiring Karl and his puppets to entertain at their parties and events, people say the nicest and things . . .

“3 times we have had Karl and his puppets because they are the best kids entertainers! Karl kept 38 5 year olds entertained for 2 hours and not once did they lose interest. It was an amazing show and even the parents enjoyed it!! Absolutely worth every penny and wouldn’t hesitate to book again.”

Louise Osborne – Whickham

This was our second party with Karl and the puppets, and it was another resounding success. Kids and parents alike enjoyed the show, and everyone commented on how fantastic Karl was.  Karl takes all the stress away, managing the entire party process smoothly. Great value for money, from the show itself, through to optional extras such as party bags.  I would definitely recommend Karl and the puppets to anyone putting a party together.”

Rachael Keaney – Consett

“Booked Karl for my daughter’s 6th birthday party. To be able to entertain 24 children and parents is a hard job but Karl made it look so easy. Karl and the puppets were amazing and I’ve had great feed back from the parents who have sat through a lot of kid’s parties and been bored!!! Customer service and satisfaction was outstanding from the moment of booking right up until the last second of the show and even when clearing away. The party bags, again fantastic. My children have not stopped playing with the strectchy men. The naughty boy and the panda were my favourites but the children all loved the monkey. The e-mail received after the party was fabulous, you will know what I mean if you book Karl.”

Donna Lilley – Jarrow

“All of the children, really enjoyed the puppets and the post lunch games / entertainment also went down really well. Ell absolutely loved the puppets and the thank you video after the party was a very nice and unexpected touch.”
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Chris Stannard – Sunderland

“Thank you so much for making our daughters 4th birthday special. If you want an entertainer who has puppets, who can perform magic, who offers a splash of comedy and who keeps both children and parents sitting still and smiling for the entire show then I’d 100% recommend Karl Jeffrey and his puppets. Myrtle the turtle was Immys favourite.
Very helpful with pre and post party advice and the little touches make Karl Jeffery stand out from other entertainers.
From Immy and our family, a massive thank you for making her party amazing.”

Kay Buxton – Dinnington

“Karl and the puppets made my sons 6th birthday absolutely amazing! The combination of the puppets and the magic had the kids glued from start to finish. I can’t thank Karl enough for the brilliant entertainment and for making my sons day so special! I would highly recommend.”

Robyn Vout – Ashington

“Thank you so much Karl!  The show was fantastic and Amy was riveted as were the other kids.  It was really good of you to change the content so that it was fresh too, it gave us a good laugh.”

Nicola Sanderson – Washington

“Karl and the puppets were fantastic! They kept the kids entertained and so happy,  Karl is a first class entertainer, connected perfectly with the kids and the parents who also enjoyed the show. We feel he went the extra mile, the kids loved him and we’d highly recommend Karl and the puppets to everyone.”

Karen Whiteley – Rowlands Gill

This was the first children’s party I have organised and after researching on the internet came across fantastic reviews for Karl, they turned out to be totally justified. From my initial enquiry Karl was professional and well organised and even with my last minute nerves he was just a message away to reassure me and totally put my mind at ease.

I wanted my daughter’s 5th birthday party to be different from the usual “disco/kids running riot” party, Karl and his puppets totally exceeded all my expectations, all of the children were fascinated and it was great to hear them as well as the adults laughing out loud. I had time to go around and speak to all guests and even sit back and enjoy the show myself.

Afterwards the comments from kids, parents and family confirmed that the party was a total success, even the venue staff mentioned that Karl had been the best children’s entertainer on their stage to date.

I would have absolutely no hesitation booking Karl again or recommending him to everyone.”

Beverley Liddle – Gateshead

“Fantastic show, kids all loved every second!!! Entertaining for adults too would highly recommend and will certainly book again. Many thanks”

Laura Forster – Burnopfield

“Karl and the puppets thoroughly entertained our 5yr old twin boys and all their friends at their birthday party today. Karl was great with all of the kids, keeping them all engrossed  making the party a stress free experience for the parents.
All of the parents have commented on how good Karl was with the kids and how entertained they were by his act. The children were all very impressed and my boys definitely want to go to another party with Karl and his puppets again! Thank you Karl you were fab!”

Emma Clough – Seaton Deleval

“Karl was totally fantastic, from the initial booking up to his performance on the day. He was a pleasure to deal with and made sure our daughters party was a huge success. The kids roared with laughter throughout and his show entertained both kids and adults. He kept the party going, ensured everything went to plan and even lit the cake candles for us! I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who wants their little one to have a perfect party. Thanks Karl.”

Jem Bush – Whickham

“I booked Karl for my daughters 5th birthday and so glad I did. What a nice guy and very professional from beginning to end. He kept 40-50 children entertained for 2 hours, and it was great to watch. I had a lot of compliments off the parents on such a great party and they all said Karl was fab which really ment a lot.
Karl also involved my daughter in the show making her feel really special.
I would highly recommend Karl for any children’s party and will definitely book him again.”

Caroline Marcon – Morpeth

“Karl was Excellent my son & his school friends had an excellent time saying it was the best party ever, need I say more when your seven year old tells you that!!!! It is just what a mammy wants to hear, many thanks once again Karl & the Puppets fantastic show x”

Kirsty Thompson – Morpeth

“Karl is a genuinely warm and friendly person and the kids all love him instantly.  He is a true professional and he makes the party planning process simple from beginning to end. Thank you Karl, I would definitely recommend you to all of my friends :-)”

Rachael Hogg – Stannington

“1st class entertainment … an amazing show which holds the children’s attention and the parents as well … excellent value for money. Made my granddaughters birthday prefect. Having seen karl about 6 month ago at another party my granddaughter has been a huge fan. I can’t stress enough how professional and genuine karl is.”

Christine Anderson – South Shields

“Thank you so much for making James’s 6th Birthday party so special. James and all his friends had a wonderful time and their parents did too! You are an absolute professional who clearly loves what you do as well as being brilliant at it. The children were transfixed from start to finish which is a skill in itself. The puppets were fantastic and the memories of the children laughing and enjoying them will stay with us forever. We are so glad we booked you. Grateful thanks again.”

Elaine Adams – South shields

“Absolutely amazing show. The children loved it from start to finish…..not an easy task to get 30 children to stay attentive for that long. Luca loved being the centre of it all, it really made his day.”

Lynsey Connelly – Gateshead

“My daughter saw Karl at a friend’s party a year ago and was so excited to have him and the puppets at her own party this year.  The show is fabulous (and very funny).  The children were captivated and the grown ups enjoy the show just as much.  The puppets are amazing!  Karl really does everything he can to make the party as stress free for the parents as possible.  I can’t recommend him highly enough.”

Lynn McCardle – North Shields

“Thank you so much to Karl and his fantastic puppets.  We had an amazing party, all of the children (and adults) thoroughly enjoyed the show.  The children had such a fun time and the feedback I have received from guests has been phenomenal.  The service we received from Karl was first class from start to finish, he couldn’t have been more professional, helpful, considerate and kind.  A genuinely lovely man.
We would happily recommend Karl and his puppets to all of our friends and family.
Thank you very much for helping to make my little ones birthday such an amazing event!”

Joanne Powell – Cleadon

“My 6 year old son and his classmates loved the show and were completely engrossed for over an hour. The party games were also a success and meant that the party was a fun and stress free affair for us (the parents) too! A huge thank you to Karl for making the day such a success.”

Charlotte Bomken – High Heaton

“The best children’s entertainer around! Karl and the puppets had the kids hooked from the start, all the parents could relax and have a coffee. Would absolutely recommend Karl. He is extremely polite an excellent entertainer and all round nice guy. Thank you so much mason had the best time x”

Lesley Boardman – Wallsend

“You managed to keep the  children’s attention throughout and get them totally involved in the show – not an easy thing to do with 4 year olds. All the children had great fun and really enjoyed themselves.”

Kath Harle – Washington

“I can not think of enough words to say how brilliant you and the puppets were. Henry has never stopped talking about Dylan the dragon or WillyM on the naughty chair. I have also had loads of lovely comments from the parents. Thank you so much for all your help both in the run up and on the day. One VERY happy customer :0) x

Rachel Spencer – Greenside

“Thank you again for Lucas’s party. It was a huge hit with everyone, I’ve had lots of really positive feedback from all the mums and kids telling me they’ve never had so much fun!! One boy even went home and got all his teddies out and put a pipe cleaner round his ear and spent the while afternoon pretending to be the puppet man!!!!  Lucas says thank you too. From all the Bennetts a huge thank you” 

Ann Marie Bennet – Wallsend

“Absolutely fantastic.. Had 28 children enthralled for the full show even those who had seen him before. More than that, Karl kept us updated with regular emails beforehand, checked when we wanted things done during the party and made the whole process as stress free as any 5 year old birthday party could be! Highly recommended for any party!”

Gary Kendall – Killingworth

“Karl couldn’t have done more to make the party enjoyable for all the children and as stress free for me as possible. Would have no hesitation to recommend him ) and the puppets) to other parents.”

Deborah Humphries – East Boldon

“Thank-you for yesterday! You and the Puppets were absolutely brilliant!!! Charley’s never shut up about it, he had loads of fun. Brilliant party, so glad we booked you and you had time in your diary.”

Toni Brown – Chester Le Street

“Without doubt the best children’s entertainment I’ve ever seen, hearing my children laughing that much and seeing their smiling faces was a pure delight.”

Leah Taylor – Morpeth

“The show was fantastic it made Josh’s Birthday party extra special. The children were enthralled from beginning to end. There were around 50 4-6 year olds at the party and it is definitely one of the most stress free parties we have ever had. Karl was friendly and helpful throughout and his communication during the run up to the party was great for reassurance that the party was going to go well.”

Cheryl Hutchinson – Haydon Bridge

“Karl, you were wonderful from the time of the enquiry regarding your availability to the ending of the show. The professionalism shines through. Your ongoing contact via e-mails is excellent and your supporting materials are invaluable. You and the puppets really made Millie’s birthday party so special, however you are the star of the show. Millie’s friends (and their parents) have not stopped talking/making positive comments about you and the show, (even now a week later). A big thank you from Neil and I for making Millie’s 5th birthday party so special. We could not ask for anything more. Neil and I can’t thank you enough.  Millie sends big hugs and kisses to you and the puppets.  All the best for the future.”

Sam Legg – Wallsend

“The show was absolutely fantastic. My son and all his friends had a brilliant time and all the adults commented on how much fun it was with many saying you were the best children’s entertainer they had ever seen. My son spent the rest of the day telling everyone about the puppets and the things they had done or said and even when people told him they were there and saw the puppets themselves, he still continued to talk about your show. We’re all definitely hoping to see you again.”

Louise Black – South Shields

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for your show yesterday. Isaac had a great day, and talked about William all night. Great entertainment and such a professional service.”

Jane Jones – Ponteland

“All the children had a fantastic time in fact most comments have been ‘it was the best party I have been to’. The show was brilliant and anyone who can keep 25 children sat quietly entertained for 1 hour deserves a gold medal !!!! Thank you so much for making Danny’s party so enjoyable and rememberable. You and the puppets will definitely be recommended by me.”

Joanne Lopez – Whitely Bay

“Karl is a lovely friendly man, great with children and very professional.  Karl entertained the children with magic tricks whilst waiting for the other guests to arrive which was great. The puppet show held the children’s full attention for 1 hour amazing considering the children were aged between 2 and 9 years old.  The parents were gobsmacked by the children sitting still (and giggling) for 60 minutes, some of the children were laughing so much they found it hard to catch their breath.  Karl regularly kept in touch before the party letting me know he was there if I needed his help in the run up to the day. After the party my son received a Happy Birthday email message from Karl and the Puppets, he thought it was fantastic and showed everyone he could. I would absolutely recommend Karl and the puppets for your child’s party he was fantastic from beginning to end. The platinum package is wonderful, Karl took charge of everything on the day which meant my husband and I had lots of time to prepare and enjoy the show too. Thank you again for making Charlie’s birthday party such a special one.”

Liane Dickson – North Shields

“I think I speak for all parents and children that came to Lucas’ party on Sunday that your show was fantastic. We had really nice feed back from every1 who attended. We all really enjoyed ourselves and the pictures we have of Lucas’ smiles while he’s watching you are priceless so a big thank you to you Karl and we hope to see you and use you again in the future.”

Ian Lattimer – Gateshead

“My son George had seen you at a friend’s party and I could hear his laughter above all of the other children which made me think of hiring your services for his party. I have to say you made the day very special for George – he thoroughly enjoyed himself. He is still talking about you and the puppets and the funny jokes! We got very good feedback from the parents who were at the party. I would recommend you to friends and family!  Thank you for making George’s party brilliant!

Karen Robinson – West Bolden

“Karl was worth every single penny spent to entertain the kids at my daughters 5th birthday party. 31 kids – and about the same number of adults – all we’re thoroughly entertained. Once Karl turned up my duties were over and he took over the running of the party. Parents have stopped me at the school telling me how much they enjoyed the show and the kids have been playing ventriloquists all weekend. Brilliant show, brilliant entertainer and a brilliant time had by all!!!” 

Jemma Wade – Sunderland

“The show was absolutely fantastic! Karl & the puppets had the attention of every child in the room (and adults!) from start to finish. The show was laugh out loud funny for both the children & the adults, this was top quality entertainment & Karl is exceptionally talented & a brilliant entertainer & I can’t wait to book another party!! The day after the party several parents commented about the show saying how good it was & how their children had not stopped talking about the puppets especially William!!” 

Lucy Robson – South Shields

“A massive thank you to you and all your puppet friends for such an amazing party experience, it completely exceeded all my expectations and after setting up the food it was a perfect joy to watch! ALL the kids had a ball and Elyse was completely enthralled by the whole experience. The kids from school were full of it this morning when I dropped her into school, “can you remember this bit” “wasn’t that bit funny” wasn’t Willy’m sooooo naughty” etc etc , yes , I can categorically say, It was a complete success and I cant thank you enough for such very good value for money, complete professionalism, you are a star and I will highly recommend you to anyone looking for something special and different for a party , your award was very well deserved, thank you so much once again!!!!”

Alison Kennedy – Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

“Karl and the puppets were brilliant, they kept a large group of 5 year old boys sat engrossed for over an hour! Not a single child wandered away or got distracted! After the food, he played party games and ran off all their energy! We had one very happy and worn out child by the end of the party,Would definitely recommend the show!” 

Eve Hinds – Consett

“Thank you so much Karl. Your show was the talk of the playground this morning! Grace had a truly memorable day and loved you and your puppets. It took us quite a while to get her to sleep as she was chattering about them all! Thanks again.”

Laura Diplock – Longhirst, Morpeth

“A very deserving winner of Best Children’s Entertainer. Excellent first class entertainment for bot the kids and adults. It was a joy to see so many kids really enjoying the show and fully interacting with the puppets. My little grandson says it’s the best party he has ever had or been to and hasn’t stopped talking about the puppets. The kids at Keelan’s party now want the puppets at their party! Thank you for a very enjoyable afternoon.”

Doreen Edwards – Washington

“Thank you so much Karl – you are the BEST! Show was fab!!!! Every single person has commented on how good you and the puppets were. Show was fun and exciting. Managed to keep the attention of a room full of 2-6 yr olds and their parents!! fab fab fab.”

Nadia Smith – Whitburn

A random selection of testimonials from thousands of customers since 2003

“Thank you to you for making Jessica’s birthday such a memorable one. She thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the puppets, and uncharacteristically enjoyed being the star of the show! All the children, and parents too, were very complimentary, and I wanted to convey our sincere gratitiude for bringing so much happiness to a very special day.”  Sarah Stafford, Chester Le Street

“The show was absolutely brilliant. Karl and the puppets managed to keep 40 children aged only 4 and 5 (and their parents)fully enthralled for an hour! We had a lot of parents saying it was the best party they had been to in a long time. Would recommend the 2 hour party package as it relieved the pressure of hosting and kept all the children happy. We would definitely book this again. Thank you very much!” – Victoria Thomson, Chester-Le-Street
“The show was absolutely fantastic. I Had the platinum party package and all the children thoroughly enjoyed the show. The adults found him equally as entertaining. Would 100% recommend for a children’s party. Big thank you to Karl and his cheeky mischievous puppets :)”
Jane West, Birtley

“Booked Karl for my son’s 4th Birthday Party – he was fab! Kept both kids and adults entertained for the duration of the show. The stress-free package really was stress-free. Highly recommended.”Lindsay Carr, Jarrow

“Brilliant!! There were more than 35 children (and their parents) completely enthralled by this fantastic show! Thank you so much!”Hayley Crawford, Newcastle Upon Tyne

“The Children where captivated from start to finish and even the adults where sat open mouthed. In a word it was Brilliant!”Helen Bailey, Earsdon
“Thank you so much for a truly stress free party. You are a real professional and really understand how to keep the attention of small children and what makes them laugh. I dont think I have ever heard so many kids giggling so much all at once. it was a real pleasure to watch you and your puppets in action and I have heard nothing but praise for you from the guests. I will definatley look to use you again in the future.”
Jill Allan, Newcastle Upon Tyne

“From start to finish, everyone, especially our little birthday girl, Amy, thoroughly enjoyed the show! How you managed to keep 20 5-6 year olds sitting still for an hour we’ll never know! The feedback from the other parents has been that this was one of the best parties they’d ever been to – we totally agree! Thank you Karl (and the puppets of course).”Jacqueline Campbell – Dinnington

“The show was absolutely brilliant, the puppets are adorable and the humour funny enough to keep both the kids and adults laughing all the way through. I think the fact that you can keep a room of 20+ 3 and 4 year olds mesmerised for an hour is true testament to how brilliant it is. The games were a perfect way to round off a perfect party! Thank you so much, my daughter is still talking about it.”Emma Lever, Whitley Bay

“Thank you (and the puppets) for making Leyla’s birthday such a special one. Everyone commented on the excellent entertainment you provided. Your professionalism and exceptionally high standards of entertainment enabled us to enjoy Leyla’s party hassle free. Highly recommend!” – Mustafa & Angela Yildiz, Wideopen

“This was the best party I have ever organised and my son has been giggling ever since. Thank you very much.” – Siobhan Marr, Newcastle Upon Tyne

“The very best entertainment we have ever seen. My 5 year old daughter and her friends were enthralled. Even the parents enjoyed the show immensely. So pleased we booked the stress free package – Karl Jeffery and his puppets are fabulous. My nine year old nephews have already begged to have Karl and the puppets at their party. Would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending or indeed booking again.” – Rachelle Watson, Whickham

“Karl was amazing he held the children’s attention and they all had a fantastic time (so did the parents!). He made our daughter feel very special and part of the show. Totally recommended very professional, she is already asking for him again for her party next year!” – Lynne Murphy, Birtley

“The Puppet Man was excellent! Children and Adults loved the show, some Adults even crying with laughter. First party I have hosted without any stress thanks to Karl.”Julie Kewin – Newcastle Upon Tyne

“Karl provides an excellent service. His performance has the audience captivated and he ensures that the party runs smoothly. I’d would happily recommend him to other parents looking for an entertainer for their child’s birthday celebration.”Andrea Banner, Ponteland

“Karl and his puppets are fantastic! My 5 year old’s party was a huge success. My son and his friends loved all the puppets and were glued to the show throughout. Karl knows how to engage brilliantly with the children and has a fantastic ability to hold their concentration – they laughed solidly for an hour! Karl made sure my son was the focus of the show too which made it really special for him. My son also loved the magic that Karl did and the games at the end were a total hit!”Helen Tong, Morpeth

“I’ve seen many children’s entertainers now. You are by far the best.”Andy Wilkins , Gt Dunmow

“The kids and parents at my son’s 4th birthday party absolutely loved the puppet man! I was a bit concerned that he would not be able to hold the kids’ attention for the one hour show, but even at the 59th minute the children were still glued to the floor and laughing like crazy. Choosing the ‘Stress Free Party Package’ was the best decision ever because it meant that all I had to worry about during the party was feeding my guests! Will I use the puppet man again? Yes! Will I recommend him to friends and family? Definitely. He contacted me a week before the party to ensure that things were going according to plan and on the day of the party he delivered. What more could a mum want? Thanks a lot Karl”Ikwuoma Udeaja, Wallsend

“Having found his website via google, I booked Karl for my daughter’s 4th birthday party to which we invited all of her class and family friends, so nearly 50 under 5 year olds in total, quite a task for anyone. I can’t express enough how impressed we ALL were with his performance and from my point of view, everything about the service and organisation from the moment I booked has been excellent. From the young toddlers to the Grandparents everyone was mesmorised during the act and left the party feeling very entertained. The giggling that came out of the children was so lovely to hear and the fact that they all sat still just watching in amazement for an hour was incredible. I am so glad I found Karl for Evie’s party he was a huge hit and so many of the parents have asked for his details too. I would definitely recommend this for your event and hope to see the puppets and Karl again soon, thanks” – Lara Hilton, Tyne & Wear

“Absolutely and Utterly FANTASTIC!! Aaron and all of his friends and family loved his party and thank you so much for making it such a special day. Aaron was the star of the show throughout and this made him feel very special indeed. Matthew his brother also loved being made a fuss of. Karl is an amazing children’s entertainer whom the children flock to. All of the children and the adults thoroughly enjoyed the show!! Karl’s ability to entertain 40 5 year olds for over an hour was amazing. The puppets and their personalities are fantastic and Karl is incredible. The different non-elimination party games Karl carried out with them were such good fun and all the children loved playing them and all were extremely happy throughout!! Especially ‘Spiderman’ AKA Aaron!! Karl helped make it a very enjoyable party for all and enabled us as parents to relax and socialise, which in every other party we have held, we have been unable to do!! Usually unable to hardly speak to anyone due to being so busy and being glad to see the party over and recovering for days afterwards. This party was a pleasure!! We highly recommend Karl and his puppets to deliver a very special, unique party!!! Finally a huge thank you to Karl and all the puppets, it was amazing. Aaron loved all the puppets but he wants to give Willy’M a high 5 and to send Myrtle a huge kiss and to say thank you to all of you for his special birthday message you sent for him.”Lyndsey Wood, Earsdon  

#000080;”>The Whitley Bay Playhouse described Karl & his Puppets as “Hilarious!”

“It had us all laughing from start to finish.  You have that terrific quality of being able to entertain kids and the grown-ups at the same time.” – Richard Bishop, Newcastle Upon Tyne

“The Puppet Man was excellent! Children and Adults loved the show, some Adults even crying with laughter.” – Julie Kewin, Cullercoats

“Wow! What a smashing show for both adults and children. Up to date, amusing material that held the kids attention no bother. Karl is a real pleasure to deal with both friendly and professional and the puppets are hard not to love. Positive comments from all who attended the event with The Puppets being everyone’s favourite aspect.” – Frances Goodfellow, Kenton

“Excellent, fantastic, children and adults laughed all the way through the show. Highly recommended, would love to see again. Loved the turtle singing.” – Sandra Docherty, Sunderland

“It was a pleasure to have you at the lodge performing for the Children. I was particularly impressed that you kept them glued to their spots for the full 60 minutes and also the adults behind them” – Stephen Middlemas, Castle Eden

“To see The Puppet Man in action was something else. He had his audience transfixed and the show was excellent entertainment for the adults too!” – Rob Gilbert, Shiremoor

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