Frequently Asked Questions

How can I check if Twistopher is available for my event?


For your convenience, it is easy to check on Twistopher's Availability Calendar




How much is it to hire Twistopher?


All details are shown on the “Rates“ page




Where is Twistopher based and how far does he travel?


Twistopher is based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire but regularly travels all around the UK.

The journey distance to and from postcode OX14 2PF will be reflected in the travel costs.

Parties & shorter events may not be considered viable if too far away.

Areas covered include Oxford, Swindon, Reading, London, Birmingham, Bristol, Southampton, Avon, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Dorset, Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire,Isle of Wight, Kent, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire, Worcestershire.




Does Twistopher have public liability insurance and DBS check?


Absolutely! Twistopher is a member of Equity and has 10 Million pounds public liability insurance and enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check Twistopher can also supply you with a health and safety risk assessment.




Why are balloons not recommended for children under 3 years?


Children of any age can choke on balloons if they breathe them in when trying to blow them up, or if they chew on deflated scraps of balloons.

Very young children are more prone to choking injuries because they put things in their mouths. Also, their airways are so small that they can easily get plugged.




Will everyone get a balloon model at my event?


At public or large events, it is not possible to provide a balloon for everyone. Twistopher will try to judge the demand & allowing for the time constraint of the booking, choose the sophistication of the sculptures in accordance. At parties / smaller events if a balloon model is required for every guest, it is imperative that the client & Twistopher have agreed on how many people are in attendance. This is necessary to fulfill everyone within the specified time & to provide the best service. Extra pre-made balloon sculptures may be made by prior arrangement if numbers are larger than the artiste can cater for. If the number of guests exceeds the agreed amount, it may be possible for Twistopher to work extra time at the appropriate rate if formally agreed.




Does Twistopher make "adult" (rude) balloon models?


Sorry No! Twistopher is very much a family orientated entertainer & as such will only make balloon art that is family friendly. Anyway, adults just love the stuff he makes, so there is no need!




Does Twistopher do a stage show?


Punch and Judy and Twistopher’s children’s shows can be performed on a stage or suitable open space. Twistopher’s balloon twisting is not done as a stage show but rather as an interactive, entertaining spectacle either in a fixed location, or in certain circumstances a mix and mingle style. See “Events” page for more details




Are the balloons that Twistopher uses biodegradable?


Yes! They are not made from plastic but from latex which comes from the sap of the rubber tree. It is a completely natural, sustainable substance. It breaks down when exposed to the elements of nature, decomposing at about the same rate as an oak leaf.




Can Twistopher recommend other entertainers?


His partner Twistina The Amazing Balloon Lady is available to hire along side Twistopher or separately. Twistopher may also be able to help with finding quality balloon modellers, Punch and Judy Shows etc, should he not be available, also premier face painters.