Family Friendly Mermaid Entertainment
The friendly sirens at Merlesque are expert children's entertainers, but mermaids aren't just for kids - all the family can join in! The Merlesque mermaids have enchanted families with our wide range of entertainment options at public festivals, museums, aquariums, water parks and many other family events, across the UK and beyond.
Meet and Greet Performance
Children get the opportunity to meet a real life mermaid and have their photo taken with their new mermaid friend! This is always incredibly popular with children and their families, as kids get the chance to ask questions about life under the sea, and parents get a photograph to treasure. Grown-ups quite often get rather excited about the chance to meet a real life mermaid too...
Because mermaids remain in one place, unlike traditional 'walkabout' performers, we often find that even the very shy children pluck up courage over time to come and meet us as well. Optionally, if you book two mermaid performers, we can also include some fun mermaid-themed songs as part of our meet and greet performance.
Mermaid meet and greet performance can be adapted to suit almost any kind of event or venue. In the past, we have performed meet and greet at festivals, parties, water parks, aquariums, restaurants - and more! Simply get in touch with some details about your venue and we can discuss how to make mermaid meet and greet entertainment work for our event.
If you have a staged area as a part of the event, we can perform our family-friendly Mermaid Cabaret Act. Our two mermaids Melusine and Ondine sing funny songs about life under the sea and talk about some of the problems they encounter being a mermaid in a human world – while getting the kids in the audience to teach us a little bit more about what it’s like to be a human...
Our cabaret act usually lasts 10, 15 or 20 minutes, depending on what best suits your event, and we can theme our act accordingly.
We also delight in creating bespoke songs just for the events we perform at, and recently have created special songs for the Folkestone Mermaid Festival and Anstruther Harbour Festival, which were hugely popular with audiences.
If you're interested in booking our cabaret act, please contact us now to see our showreel!
Our interactive storytelling sessions are always a huge hit with children and their families, as kids help our mermaid(s) out by providing the sound effects and extra suggestions to help the story progress!
Our standard storytelling sessions are perfect for children aged 4 - 10 years. We offer two main story sessions, which last around 20 - 30 minutes:
Mermaid Myths and Legends:
This educational story session explores the native mythology of the British Isles, including tales of mermaids from England, selkies from Scotland, and the scary Finfolk from the Orkney isles...
The Legend of Roro:
Based on a classic Javanese folk tale, it’s the magical story of a king, a queen, an evil sorcerer - and a princess who became a mermaid.
Although these are our standard storytelling sessions, our mermaids are more than happy to create bespoke stories to fit the theme or message of your event - and we can also adapt our stories to suit younger or older audiences. Just get in touch to let us know what you're looking for.
What else we can offer:
Merlesque Mermaids LLP is the most established mermaid performance company in the UK, offering the widest range of different performance options. In addition to our standard acts, detailed above, we can tailor our performance to the requirements of your event and can also offer sing-a-long sessions, facepainting, pirate performers and more! Simply get in touch with us to discuss your event and we can help to identify the perfect option for you.
Our experience also means we can work with you to identify the best timetable and performance arrangements to maximise the impact for your guests on the day, as well as helping with risk assessments etc. All our mermaids hold full public liability insurance.
Merlesque can also work with you to maximise your visitor numbers for your event, through advance social media collaboration and press releases, at no extra cost.