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5 Places Children Can Go To Get Face Painting

25 August 2023

Most kids love having their face painted, whether they choose to be a unicorn or a superhero. But you may be unsure where to find face painters working. Here are 5 suggestions of places to check out, from fairs and festivals to birthday parties and community events.

Festivals and theme parks

At most festivals, a face painting stall will be set up where you can choose from a wide variety of designs. Your child will love getting their face painted to match their festival outfit. There's a huge variety of festivals held in the UK, many of them during the summer months but some at other times of year. Theme parks often provide face painting options as well, so your child can go around as their favourite character. 

Summer fairs

Your child's school or other local schools or churches may hold a summer fair event. These usually feature a range of stalls like tombolas, games, and food for sale. Face painters are common at these events, usually painting children's faces in return for a small donation. Not all fairs are in summer - some may take place around Christmas or Easter.

Birthday parties

If you're organising a birthday party for your child at a hired venue, they may offer face painting as an add-on service. Otherwise, you can hire a face painter yourself to come and paint everyone's faces, whether at a hired venue or your home. Other kids' parties may also feature a face painter.  

Charity events

There are often community events that offer face painting for children. This is a great way to support local charities and organisations working within the community and meet new people. Look for posters in your local area, or on social media for events. 

Family fun centres

Family oriented venues, such as arcades or soft play centres, often have face painting available for children. Face painting is a great way to add some extra fun to any day out. Kids will love getting their faces painted while they're enjoying their favourite activities at the family fun centre. Check with your local centre to see if they offer face painting services.

Face painting is a great way for children to explore their creativity and have a unique and memorable experience. There are many great places in the UK where parents can take their children to get their faces painted. With so many options available, you're sure to find one perfect for your family.

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