Frequently Asked Questions

How many guests can you entertain?

For “The Round Table” package (half-hour show), and “The Excalibur” package (one hour show), as many guests as you like! For the “Wizard’s Workshop” package, there is a limit of 15 children (including the birthday child) due to tricks and supplies used. Remember, package prices are for in-home parties only.

What Magic Tricks do you do?

All of Merlin’s tricks are age appropriate, funny, and never offensive. Shows change content depending on audience age and reaction. One show may be completely different than another - even on the same day! Shows are designed to be interactive and will have the children laughing and screaming with delight. One thing I forgot to mention - the Birthday Child will be made the star of the show! Please take lots of photos! You may also video portions of the show, ....but please - not the entire thing.

Do You Do Outdoor Parties?

If you have no other choice….. a hesitant “yes”. I encourage the party Mom & Dad to have the show indoors rather than out. Here on the Lower Mainland it is very hard to predict the weather and rain, hot sun, or wind can disrupt the perfect party by knocking over props, blinding sunlight, or a torrential downpour. There may also be unplanned noise distractions from that neighbour who can’t wait to mow his lawn, loud music, or barking dogs. Bugs - mosquitos, bees, wasps, ants and other creepy crawlies. Better to have it indoors in a completely controlled environment! Merlin’s show is self contained and very space conscious - a living room, recreation room, or even an unfinished basement is perfect!

When Should I Book Merlin?

The earlier the better! To ensure that you get your desired time and day, I would suggest contacting Merlin at least 2 to 3 months in advance. Merlin and Smog do get very busy and the longer you delay the less chance you will have of being able to book the Wizard for your child’s special day.

Does Merlin do out of Town Parties or Events?

Yes! There will however be other expenses involved (travel etc.). Call for a quote!


Yes. This is Merlin’s only “job” and a sudden cancellation means that the time slot originally booked remains open and unbooked. To lock in your date and time, Merlin does require a $100 non-refundable deposit. He can process your Visa or MasterCard over the phone or in person. The balance is due the day of the show via credit card or cash. Price includes G.S.T. and you will receive an official receipt - hard copy or email.

More Questions?

To make an enquiry to answer any other questions you may have, please email Merlin at:
or Phone: (236) 994-0797