We know how much you all love the Funstars but they can be quite an excitable bunch to handle! So we have Entertainment Managers on everyone of our parks who take on this fun role, as well as much more…
We asked Liam, who is the Entertainment Manager at Marton Mere, to give us sneaky peak at what goes on before the Funstar shows!
I am Liam Bailey-Brown, I first joined Haven in 1997 as a funstar and worked my first season at Greenacres in North Wales. I remember leaving home to embark on my journey with haven, I was both nervous and excited and after a few weeks and only 18 years of age I knew I had found my dream job. The feeling of making guests happy and making family memories was just amazing.
I then went onto work at The orchards, Lakelands and Hopton holiday village and in 2002 I was promoted to Entertainments manager at Cala gran and now i am currently at Marton Mere holiday village in Blackpool, I love this park so much I have been here for 4 years. It’s a great place to be a funstar as it’s lively and the guests are always up for a good time.
As the entertainments manager I write the entertainments programme and oversee the daily and evening product that the amazing creative team have created, which is currently the best ever.
The funstar team work day and night to keep the guests happy and to make sure they have the best haven holiday ever. We love it when the characters come to visit us all through the day and we join in with all the events including Character sports days, Punch and Judy with Rory the tiger and Ned has a non starty party that is full of fun and games.
In the evening the venues fill with our wonderful guests and we are ready to entertain them with Funstars Go live, the characters arrive to do there nightly shows along with rock n roll bingo, party dances, and Funstar LIVE production shows. There is so much happening in the night there isn’t a moment to stop and we just LOVE IT.
So after 17 years working at different sites around the country with boundless energy am I ready to do something else? … NO WAY. My Job isn’t real work, no day is ever the same. I am very lucky to be doing something I love and I just want to keep on making those memorable holiday moments.