Childrens Entertainer

Detailed Information

Valentino's Magic Moments

Member of The International Magicians Society and EQUITY

"I thoroughly enjoyed watching your show"
The Mayor of Richmond


A fast paced hour of magical comedy. Juggling, slapstick humour, and colourful magic are mixed together with excellent audience participation.

Watch his comedy of errors as he tries to conjure up a live rabbit, finally getting it right, with the audience's help.


Musical Fun & Games

Face Painting

Balloon Modelling

Previous clients include:

Ford Motor Co, BT, P&O Ferries, Habitat, Argos, Childline, Barnardos, McDonalds Restaurants, ASDA Superstores, Zen CX Restaurants, Rainforest Cafe, McKey Foods, David Lloyds Clubs, Simba Football Club, Pearsons Department Stores, Guernsey North Regatta, and many schools, nursing homes, and shopping centres.

Magic Moments, Hanz, Peter Optical, and friends

Magic Moments, Hanz, Peter Optical, and friends entertain during the Eclipse at The Buttermarket Shopping Centre Burgess Hill 11/11/1999

Photo courtesy of Mid Sussex Times

Since 1995 Valentino's Magic Moments has been entertaining at more than 1000 events to more than 50,000 children and adults alike.

He has appeared at many shopping centres across the UK, such as, The Buttermarket in Ipswich, The Martletts in Burgess Hill, The Maltings in St Albans, The Howard Centre in Welwyn Garden City, The Swan Centre in Leatherhead, The Chantry Centre in Andover, and ,four years running, Palmers Green Funday.

His show has appeared on the new digital television channel E4 in the program 'Chained'. He has entertained guests on board P & O Ferries 'Pride of Portsmouth' and 'Pride of Le Harve' ships. And has even performed to an audience of 2000 at the Astoria theatre as support to rock band Mr Bungle.

Supporting many charities by entertaining for organisations such as, Childline, Barnardos, Salvation Army, Pimlico Puffins, Unity Church, and especially enjoying entertaining senior citizens at over 80 residential and retirement homes around London and the South East of England.

Magic Moments originally was the creative work of husband and wife team, Charlie Valentino & Tracey Van GramberG. Although Tracey has had to temporarily retire from entertaining as she is currently awaiting the arrival of two new young 'entertainers'.

Charlie got the magic 'bug' as a young child after borrowing a book on card tricks from his local library.

"My grandfather was always showing me various card tricks and I would sit for ages trying to work out how he did them."

While studying, a part-time job with a local restaurant led to the chance for Charlie to work for a year as assistant to clown Ronald McDonald. This, combined with his great admiration for the late, great, Tommy Cooper, would go on to have a major influence on his own act. Charlie also entertains as a close-up magician. (see Charlie Valentino - Close-up Illusionist for full details)

Tracey, who had studied child-development at school, has always loved working with children. Before meeting Charlie, her past work has involved many playgroups and crèches.

Charlie Valentino conjures up magic rabbit 'Thumper'



Back in 2000 they introduced an additional digital photography service for private children's parties, supplying the child's parents with a camera to take as many pictures as they wish during their party.


"Better luck next time Charlie"
(As he fails to make a REAL rabbit)








This service has now come to an end but the best pictures from past parties are now available (displayed anonymously with the consent of the children's parents) to view in our PARTYCAM GALLERY .



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Sitting on the magic carpet the 'magician' floats two feet off the ground with a litle help from Charlie Valentino


New for 2002 With the departure of his assistant, Charlie has filled his show with even more zany magic and mayhem as well as improving his PA sound system. His latest addition to his show is 'The Magic Carpet Illlusion'. Watch him levitate the birthday child two feet off the ground in front of their friends on a small magic carpet with no possible means of support.




" Thank you Charlie, yet another successful show! "

Gabriella Emery (The Roach Primary School)


" Really good. He was very good, very accomodating ...
... everyone was very, very impressed with him !

Jackie McCarthy -
Event Organiser (Hillview Summer Festival)



" Thank you for arranging Charlie Valentino for the event at London Zoo "

" He was a complete hit with the small audience and didn't even bat an eyelid when the fire alarm activated, just as he was about to make the rabbit appear out of the box ...
... a true professional ! "

Emma Gripton (Emsco Ltd)


" Thank you for everything!
The kids loved it! "

Yuki Hall (Musto Merriman & Levy)



" I am writing to thank you for a really brilliant show at Maya's birthday party. "

" The team games, music and magic were a perfect combination and your show has received rave reports in the playground this morning. "

" Thank you for making Maya's party a roaring success! "

Mrs D. Caddle


" Absolutely Superb!
We were really most impressed.
That was brilliant! "

Gabriella Emery (The Roach Primary School)



" Excellent, our best party yet "

" ...extremely professional but at the same time very approachable "

" although McKey always put on a good party,
this occasion was outstanding

Simone Mitchell (McKey Food Service Ltd)


" It was wonderful! The children loved their show "

Sue Kingham (Grange Park Primary School)



" A great success. Thanks very much for your help "

Kate Harris (Optimedia International)


" Thank you for helping to make this our best year yet "

Robert Hockey (President, St Sampson's & Vale Regatta Committee)