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Kids party entertainment

Make your child's birthday party even more special by hiring a facepainter or a fun character host to assist with running your party.


FacepaintingA zoo facepainter can attend your party and create a range of animal faces for your party guests.

We can tranform you into a butterfly, alligator, giraffe, zebra, tiger and much more! See below for facepainter pricing.

About Phineas Phrog

Phineas Phrog ProductionsPhineas Phrog has worked with Auckland Zoo for over three years to provide exciting and interactive entertainment for kids birthday parties. 

They provide a wide range of fully-trained character hosts who can help make the running of your child's birthday party a stress-free, delightful experience.

Your character host is a professional actor who can put on an interactive show about crazy keepers, princesses/fairies or lions/tigers.


Facepainter for two hours (1 per 10 children) - $150

Interactive show with entertainers and games for two hours - $270

Please note: Entertainers and facepainters can entertain up to a maximum of 10 children. If there are more than 10 children attending it is imperative that entertainers and/or facepainters are booked.

Bookings and details

Please download the kids' birthday party booking form for full details.

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