• About Academy of FUN!

    We're on a mission!

    Our mission

    We're ambitious in our objectives, aiming to meet a need for quality, engaging activities that develop children's sense of identity and impact positively on their mental well being. We believe in providing experiences that will inspire and enrich the lives of the children we work with and that the positive engagement in the activities we offer will have lasting effects by creating happy memories and introducing them to meaningful activities that they can continue pursue and enjoy. We respect differences and build connections encouraging sociable behaviour, promoting acceptance and understanding. We're serious about FUN! because it's good for you!

    What we do

    Activities are fast paced, there’s always plenty of variety and the way we work is adapted to the age and ability of the children right in front of us. What is experienced as carefree (often silly) fun by the children, is very carefully planned activity, managed safely and in accordance with detailed risk assessments and a knowledge of safe practice. We offer depth and integrity, delivered as quirky and engaging. Academy of FUN! deliver high-quality, interactive entertainment for 4-11 year olds and families.


    Who we are

    The team is made up of professional and experienced individuals who bring imagination and enthusiasm in abundance! Kids love our down-to-earth, approachable team because we’re having fun too. Every member of our core team is highly qualified in their field of expertise. We’re comprised of professional opera singers, concert musicians, actors, writers, educators and artists. We’re all motivated by a love for introducing young people to new experiences but we’re also knowledgeable and have a wealth of experience to draw upon. Every member of our team holds a valid DBS certificate, is covered under our public liability insurance and has undergone relevant health and safety training. We all have experience working in school and childcare environments.

  • Let the FUN commence!

    If you've an event coming up which needs an extra injection

    of FUN! then get in touch with Kate, our Chief Ambassador of FUN!

  • The Academy Ambassadors

    As Dr Seuss quite rightly said:

    'It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how!'


    Chief Ambassador of FUN!

    Kate is our very own creative genius! One of the founders at the academy, Kate is responsible for the creative ideas and making sure everything happens according to plan.

    Kate has worked with children and families as a teacher, a children and families support worker and as Professor Brick at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester! She originally trained and performed as a classical pianist (quite a few moons ago).


    Drama Queen

    Growing up just a stone's throw away from the Trafford centre Vic supported her studies with 5 years of LEGO madness at the LEGOland Discovery centre!


    Vic is a freelance actress and also a senior mentor for young people on the National Citizen Service.



    AKA BatDan

    Dan's a theatre actor. His work is pretty varied... everything from Prospero (The Tempest) to Brian the villager, (Mike the Knight) with plenty of panto, zombie and original comic works thrown in.


    He has a wealth of experience working with children in various roles including summer camps, after school clubs and theme park attractions. Dan has an encyclopædic knowledge of all things superhero, is a LEGO champion and all round good guy.


    Shining Star

    Kimberley Raw is a singer and graduate from the Royal Northern College of Music.


    Kim loves working with children and children always seem to love Kim.


    Kim is doing postgraduate study in Vocal Performance. She teaches music in primary schools and has had lots of experience leading creative and engaging educational workshops for kids. Kim is fun, energetic and smiley.



    Leading Lady

    Naomi is an Actor, Director and Drama teacher. She spent many years sailing the high seas as an entertainer.


    She loves LEGO and started out performing as a dancing LEGO brick and Sir Sanis at LEGOLAND Windsor. Naomi has lots of experience working with children and regularly teaches and runs drama workshops and classes across the North West.


    Big Brother

    The only way to describe Tom would be one of a kind... if he didn't have a twin brother!


    Kids love Tom; he's an experienced children's entertainer and is as happy playing silly games as the kids are. Quirky, eccentric and at ease with everyone he meets, he's a great role model as well as being great FUN!


    During the week Tom has a very boring day job, or at least in comparison to the FUN he has with us every weekend!


    Star Baker

    Charlotte has a wealth of experience working with children and enjoys running around, playing games and having FUN!


    In her spare time Charlotte can be found dancing around her kitchen whilst baking and listening to ABBA.


    Charlotte is a professional singer and is currently studying for a masters in Music at the Royal Northern College of Music.


    Party Queen

    Rowan joined us after attending one of our Superhero parties.


    A pocket sized, kids party legend, Rowan will use any excuse to don a costume and have some fun. When she's not training superheroes and Jedi, Rowan enjoys cooking and crafting.



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