BALPPA Making Magic

This year sees the first FEC Trade Exhibition and Excellence Awards on the 27th November 2017 at Drayton Manor, recognizing and bringing together members and non members of the indoor play and family entertainment centre businesses in the UK.

The event has been organized by BALPPA, BALPPA has nominated the charity Magic Makers as the chosen charity for the event.

Magic Makers is the registered charity of The Partyman Company who run a chain of indoor play centres, day nurseries, a farm park, water play attraction and Teddy Tastic make-a-bear company.

Creator and CEO of The Partyman Company and Magic Makers, James Sinclair, says ‘We’re so thankful to BALPPA and its members for their kind support. Magic Makers exists to create magical memories for children and their families living with serious and life-limiting illnesses, or those little ones experiencing a difficult time in their life.

Magic Makers will be exhibiting at the trade show where visitors can find out how they can help through offering their attractions, product or service to create a little more magic.

Tracey Bancroft from BALPPA says ‘We’re delighted to be supporting Partyman’s Magic Makers as our nominated charity. We are all in the business of bringing some magic to our customers and this is an opportunity to support those most deserving children and their families.’

During the Excellence Awards, a silent auction will be held for Magic Makers and we are thankful for the wonderful support from the leisure community who have donated prizes & experience including HB Leisure, Drayton Manor Theme Park and Hotel, Kidzania, Willows Activity Farm, Cartoon Network, Grand Pier Western Supermare, DHX Media and Paradise Wildlife Park.

To add to the list of raffle prizes, members can donate a tickets, a goody bag, or experience by contacting

Monetary donations can also be made on the day as well as on the website at and Magic Makers would like to thank Harry Levy for their generous donation.

For more information please contact Tracey Bancroft at BALPPA on

For more information on Partyman’s Magic Makers please contact Debbie Bowerman

Magic Makers is a UK registered charity No. 1168797

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