Children’s Entertainer and Magician in Essex and London

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To the wonderful and magical world of Marko the Magician (also universally known as “Marko Sparko” – other brands NOT available!). This is your opportunity to turn your child’s party or event into something truly special and to make memories that will be treasured for years to come.

The No.1 Choice For Busy Mums Who Want Quality Entertainment

So, take the stress out of organizing a party, sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

The Birthday Party Specialist

Marko the Magician is part of Marko Sparko Magic.

Hello! I am a professional magician with over 20 years experience and I have used my trade and expertise to entertain and enthral thousands of audiences all over Essex, London and the South East of England. I have entertained at all types of events and in all kinds of venues, from the living room floor to a 900-year-old Norman Castle, which means that you can rest assure your child’s party is in safe hands.

Please check out the Reviews and Testimonials section below.

Marko Sparko Children's Magician and Entertainer

Children’s Parties

Children’s Entertainment

I am one of the most sought after entertainers in Essex and the surrounding area and I have performed to literally thousands of children at homes, schools and special events. My unique blend of comedy, magic, charm and charisma will have audiences laughing and gasping throughout the peformance. My shows and fun-filled parties comprise of games, magic, music and balloon modelling. Fun and laughter guaranteed!

A full list of party options and prices can be found here.

marko the magician children's entertainer in essex

Children’s Magic Shows

My magic shows are universal in appeal and I have entertained from 3-year-olds right through to very old people! (Some people were so old they spent the entire show asleep!). However, my true speciality is in the entertainment of younger audiences. The magic is amazing, funny and at times ridiculous, but will keep boys, girls and sleepy cats entertained from 45 minutes to 2-hour party extravaganzas.


I have fooled audiences all over the country. At times, I have even been fooled myself, until I looked up the explanation on YouTube. Drawings come to life, coins appear from nowhere and water passes straight through a spectator’s tummy. A mind-reading monkey and a conjuring sheepdog both regularly appear in the fantastical and magical show.

Madeleine Party

Reviews and Testimonials

Check out my many independent 5-star reviews at Netmums :

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Video Testimonials

Award Winning Magician

I am an award winning magician.*

*NB: The award does not relate to any magical performance nor any prowess in the art of prestidigitation.

Most beautiful baby magician

It was awarded for runner up in the “Most Beautiful Baby” contest. (Butlins, 19-something-or-other.)

As Seen On Television

I once stood on my television – and promptly fell off. I would never actually appear on television, as I find it rather vulgar.

Sam and Mark (CBBC)

Sam and Mark

CBBC legends Sam and Mark (pictured here with my daughters) have not endorsed my show and their photograph on my website is utterly pointless.


The full 2-hour party with games, comedy magic show, balloon modelling, music and prizes for all start from £185. An hour’s show start’s at £120. I also offer a 45-minute show, however, this is usually only available from Monday to Friday. Discounts are available for weekday parties. Please call for more details.


Are you DBS checked (previously CRB)?

Yes. Details available on request.

Are you insured?

Yes. I am a member of Equity (the actors union) and I have public liability insurance for £10,000,000.

Do you require a deposit?

No. Just phone and book. I will send you a confirmation email and payment is made on the day.

What payment methods do you take?

  • Cash on the day.
  • Cheques are only accepted from schools, pre-schools or nurseries.
  • Bank transfer. This must be made on the day before the party has finished.

What kind of magician are you?

The kind that wears a jumper when I’m cold.

What kind of tricks do you do?

Good ones!

Do you do any bad tricks?

Yes, occasionally. However, I skillfully and surreptitiously intersperses them with the good tricks so audiences tend not to notice.

What’s your favourite vegetable?

Parsnips. Why do you ask?

Other Stuff

  • I work with children on a daily basis in a professional environment
  • I am a qualified first-aider
  • Member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM)
  • Member of Equity (The Actor’s Union)
  • I am considered by many to be an expert on children having spent many years as a child myself
  • I am a father of two daughters
  • Trust me, I’m a magician

Areas and Towns Covered

I am based in Essex. However, I also cover London, Hertfordshire, Kent and the South East. I frequently performs at the following towns and cities:

Southend SS1, SS2, SS3

Including: Westcliff, Shoeburyness, Great Wakering and Thorpe Bay.

Rochford SS4

Including: Canewdon, Ashingdon and Great Stambridge.

Hockley SS5

Including: Hawkwell and Hullbridge.

Rayleigh SS6

Including Daws Heath and Eastwood.

Benfleet and Hadleigh SS7

Including: Thundersley.

Canvey Island SS8

Including: Leigh Beck, Winter Gardens and Northwick.

Leigh on Sea SS9

Including: Eastwood and Chalkwell.

Wickford SS11, SS12

Including: Battlesbridge, Rawreth, Runwell and Shotgate.

Basildon SS13, SS14, SS15, SS16

Including: Laindon, Langdon Hill, Pitsea, Vange and Bowers Gifford

Stanford-le-Hope SS17

Including: Corringham and Horndon on the Hill.

Southminster and Burnham on Crouch CM0

Including: Tillingham and Bradwell on Sea

Chelmsford CM1, CM2, CM3

Including: Broomfield, Writtle, Good Easter, Great Baddow, Danbury, Boreham, Hatfield Peverel, Little Waltham, Galleywood, Great Waltham, Great Leighs and South Woodham Ferrers.

Ingatestone CM4

Including: Heybridge, Margaretting and Stock.

Chipping Ongar CM5

Including: Fyfield, Moreton and Willingale.

Great Dunmow CM6

Including: Thaxted, Little Dunmow, Stebbing and Felsted.

Braintree CM7 and CM77

Including: Bradwell, Stisted, Great Sailing, Great Bardfield, Wethersfield, Shalford, Finchingfield, Cressing, Great Notley and Rayne.

Witham CM8

Including Wickam Bishops, Rivenhall, Silver End, White Notley, Chipping Hill, Faulkbourne, Little Braxted and Great Braxted

Maldon CM9

Including: Great Totham, Heybridge, Gold Hanger, Tolleshunt D’Arcy and Tollesbury.

Billericay CM11 and CM12

Including: Crays Hill, Rettendon, Tye Common, Gooseberry Green, Queen’s Park, Great Burstead, Little Burstead, Ramsden Bellhouse, Ramsden Heath, Downham, Brock Hill, South Hanningfield, Coalhill, Sunnymede, Noak Bridge and Noak Hill.

Brentwood CM13, CM14 and CM15

Including: Shenfield, South Weald, Kelvendon and Mountnessing

Epping CM16

Including: Theydon Bois and North Weald.

Harlow CM17, CM18, CM19, CM20

Including: Matching Tye, Matching Green, Roydon, Gilston, Church Langley and Threshers Bush.

Sawbridgeworth CM21

Including: High Wych and Lower Sheering

Bishops Stortford CM22 and CM23

Including: Sheering, Thorley and Manuden

Stansted CM24

Including: Mountfitchet

Colchester CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO6, CO7

Including: Brightlingsea, Wivenhoe, Langham, Stanway, Layer de la Haye, Tiptree, Kelvedon, Mersea Island and Coggeshall.

Romford RM1, RM2, RM3, RM4, RM5, RM6, RM7, RM8, RM9, RM10, RM11, RM12, RM13, RM14, RM15, RM16, RM17, RM18, RM19, RM20

Including: Upminster, Harold Hill, Harold Wood, Thurrock, Tilbury, Barking, Havering, Dagenham, Aveley, Grays, Hornchurch, Rainham, Elm Park and Collier Row.

And beyond!