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University Open Days
First impressions go a long way, especially for such a big life decision. So allow the Fun Experts take away the stress of organising your University Open Day and provide you with engaging entertainment from a brand you can trust.

Make the right introduction with The Fun Experts!

Show your future students that part of their journey is sure to be fun, as well as engaging, inspiring and memorable!

  • We have over 400 fun products ranging from the classic and nostalgic to the cutting edge and down right fun , each perfect for University Open Days
  • Indoors, outdoors - whatever the weather, if you have the space, we have the fun!
  • Creates positive and fun atmosphere where guests can engage
  • All of our equipment is suitable for EVERYONE to enjoy!
A student on the Virtual Reality Experience 7 A student on the Virtual Reality Experience 7
A girls trying to stay on the sheep rodeo A girls trying to stay on the sheep rodeo

With over 15 years of working in partnership with not only Universities but companies, event organisers and loved brands - we are the Experts delivering the fun.

  • Sunshine Events continues to work with Universities across the UK including Lancaster University, University of Wolverhampton, University of Brunel to name just a few.
  • Our team of passionate Fun Experts can guide and support you every step of the way, ensuring your University is the one that prospective students want to come back attend.

Compliance and Professional - ensuring a safe experience for you and your future students

  • We hold £10 million Public Liability Insurance
  • All Inflatables are PIPA / RPII tested
  • Full Risk Assessments, PAT Test Certificates, Method Statements available
  • Every Fun Expert is fully trained in our equipment
  • We are The Fun Experts!
Students playing on the Gladiator joust Students playing on the Gladiator joust
Don't just take our word for it
Our Welcome Week activities were all the more exciting thanks to Sunshine Events. All the staff were amazing from the booking process to the delivery and take down, we look forward to working with Sunshine Events again soon!
Mark Gardne, Lancaster University Students Union
The staff at Sunshine Events could not have been more helpful. They were on hand to help during the planning, delivery, the actual event and after to check everything had gone well. The team on the day were awesome and covered everything so I didn't have to worry about any of the activities. Highly recommended!
Becky Maher, University of Bedfordshire
Thank you Sunshine Events for putting on such a fantastic event for us. It all worked really well and the onsite team were so friendly and helpful on the day, they couldn't do enough for us
Michelle White, University of Wolverhampton
Deck chairs set up for a student movie night
two students competing in our sumo suits
Students posing in front of our Giant Deckchair Hire
Our inflatable basket ball for a student open day event
Students testing their skill on the Penalty Shootout Hire
Students enjoying our Side Stalls durinng a hot summers day
Students queing to have a picture in the photo booth
a female student running along our inflatable assault course
students competing on our walk the plank hire as part of the sports day package
two students enjoying a game on our iterative Atari Pong
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The Archery Hire all Set up for guests
students testing their aim at the Archery Hire
A student about to release their arrow onto the archery target
Students playing on the Atari Pong whilst sat in their classroom at university
two young students attempting to beat the record on the Batak Pro Hire
Three Female students posing in front of our Photo Booth
A beautiful shot of our Magic Selfie Mirror in perfect lighting
A student of Wolverhampton enjoying our Virtual Reality Experience
Students at Christmas playing on the Roll a ball derby Reindeer
A student on our VR Experience
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A student controlling our 4X4 up a small model mountain
Two students battle it out over our gladiator joust
A student leaving their mark on the Digital Graffiti Wall
Students battling it out to become king or queen of our Hungry Hippo Hire
Our Ice Cream Bike is perfect for student open days and events
Student pose for the camera with our Magic Selfie Mirror
The Magic Selfie Mirror set up at a student ball event
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students getting ready to face the wipeout challange
An example package for engaging entertainment at your University Open Day
We offer a range of bespoke packages that we can help build for you to meet the needs of your day, feel free to build a mini quote below and get in touch with one of our fun experts who can cost up and guide you through the process
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Here are some popular FAQ's from our clients

Q: Can I change the equipment I have booked?

This can be a possibility providing you contact us within reasonable time before your event, so be sure to contact the Fun Experts as soon as possible. We aim to provide you the best service and where possible we would be able to change your choice of equipment and entertainment, however depending on the equipment you wish to upgrade to, there could be a cost implication.

Q: Can I have the equipment for longer than originally quoted for?

Should you decide that you would like to hire the equipment for a longer period of time than originally agreed, then this is almost always possible to arrange. Of course there would be a cost implication to this though, which can be discussed when you contact us.

Q: Can we meet you?

Many events can be organised via telephone and e-mail, however some larger events such as family fun days may benefit from a meeting in which you can come and meet us at our offices in Preston, Lancashire (for our friends up North) and Bletchley Milton Keynes (for our friends down South) or we can come and visit you on site.

Q: Can we see the equipment in action?

Both our head office and North Depot in Preston and our South Depot in Milton Keynes hold a show room where we are able to present some of our smaller items such as the interactive equipment, fun food carts and theming. Of course, many pieces of our equipment such as the inflatables and rodeos do require a bit more room. Much of the fun does come across in the photos you can see here on the site as the pictures speak a thousand words, however there are a number of videos which can be found on our YouTube channel that show some of the thrills and excitement people have had with the Fun Experts.

Q: Do you have a brochure?

Yes, we have an events guide which we can send you. Please click here to request one.

Q: Do you own all of the equipment and props as seen on your site?

Every photograph used on our site has been taken at one of our many family fun days, birthday parties, weddings or corporate events. We are proud to say that we do own all of the equipment that you see here on our website, all of which is housed in our Fun Factory. There are only a small number of exceptions, however over the years we have built a relationship with companies that are trustworthy and share our passion for the event industry. We will never offer your event to a third party however should we be bringing someone in to work alongside us we will always let you know. We can guarantee that you will receive the exact same piece of equipment you see in the photographs on display here, and each piece of equipment will be in the same high standard of safety and cleanliness.

Q: Have I left it too late to book?

It's never too late for the Fun Experts to visit your event. Our huge selection of equipment and entertainment allows us to almost always cater for any event, even if you're only getting in touch the day before.

Q: How do I know if the equipment will fit?

Each piece of equipment listed on this site has all the relevant information regarding sizes and area that are needed for it to fit safely. If you do have any concerns about the size of area you are considering placing the equipment then please do not hesitate to ask to speak to our Logistics team. Various pieces of equipment and entertainment can be tailored to fit a specific area or arranged in a different manor to allow for it to fit. There is always a solution and the Fun Experts will find it.

Q: I've found a cheaper quote, will you price match?

We do not shy away from the fact that we are not the cheapest event company that you may come across. This is a result of the high standard of service that we provide, which not every company offers. We always strive to offer the best deal possible for your event, however it is not always possible to price match as the quality service we offer is not always reflected in other companies, and so it would not be a 'like for like' offer. Sunshine Events offer the best possible customer service from the first contact right through to the day of the event. We pride ourselves on the presentation of our equipment and staff, which is always to the highest standard. Every piece of equipment is regularly tested and maintained and we have all the necessary Health & Safety, Risk Assessments and Insurance in place.

Q: I've just checked the weather forecast and it doesn't look good, can we still use the equipment?

The Fun Experts love to play in the sunshine but sometimes the rain clouds like to gather overhead. It is as important to us as it is to you that your event is a success. Some pieces of our equipment can be covered using our selection of shower canopies, ensuring the fun can continue. Wherever possible we may look to see if the equipment can be moved to an indoor area if part of your event is taking place outside. If any equipment does end up wet from rain then once the clouds pass, the Fun Experts will immediately get stuck in drying the equipment so that the fun can continue moments later.

Q: Is the equipment safe?

All of our equipment is tested annually and each piece, whether it be an inflatable or an electrical piece of equipment has either an RPII or PIPA test certificate and PAT test certificate. Safety is of the upmost importance for the Fun Experts and we go to every possible measure to ensure that our products are safe, clean and fun. Each member of staff has received full training from the Sunshine Events management for every piece of equipment we house. We have £10 million public liability insurance from a specialist insurance provider and copies of this are available on request. You can also see a copy of this on our website along with current Risk Assessments for our equipment which can be found here.

Q: What are the payment options?

We ask that the full balance be paid at the time of booking. If you wish to make an alternative payment arrangement then please feel free to discuss this when you speak to the Fun Experts at the time of booking. Payments can be made by BACS, debit / credit card or by cheque (made payable to Sunshine Events UK).

Q: What if I wish to cancel my booking?

Should the unfortunate arise and you wish to cancel your booking then you will need to contact us immediately by phone. There would be a cancellation charge should you wish to go ahead with the cancellation of your booking, a full list of the charges can be found on our Terms & Conditions. Should you still wish to cancel your event after speaking to us then we would also require the request in writing. If you still have a question to ask and haven't found the answer here then please don't hesitate to contact the Fun Experts. For the answer you can call us on 01772 368 010 or email us at where we look forward to helping you.

Q: What is the booking process?

Once you have come to a decision as to what equipment or package you would like to book for your event we will need to speak with you and confirm all the final details such as event location and area measurements, event times and also payment options. Once we have gathered all the necessary information, the booking will be added to our system and you will be sent an invoice and a copy of our terms and conditions. The invoice will confirm all of the final details that had been discussed and a signed copy of the terms and conditions should be returned to us.

Q: What kind of events do you do?

Sunshine Events has a wide variety of equipment and entertainment that can cater for many events including corporate events, weddings, birthday parties, team building events, functions and so many more. Our experience and knowledge means that we are more than comfortable when it comes to planning large scale events such as family fun days and we have had much fun in the past when providing our services for events that have seen from 30 to 3,000 guests attending.

Q: What levels of service do you provide?

We offer our customers many levels of service which allow for you to come and collect equipment directly from us, such as a candy floss machine or giant games, all the way to our full event management service. This could include planning meetings, arranging site visits that would result in us creating site plans for the event, power and utility requirements, running the event on the day, staffing and so much more. One thing remains constant throughout the service we provide and that is you will always receive the best service possible in which we will share our experience, knowledge and passion with you.

Q: When will you arrive at the event?

Each piece of equipment is different in its set up and can take different lengths of time to set up. The Fun Experts always arrive with plenty of time to set up the equipment, ensuring that equipment is ready at least a half hour before the start of the event. Our Logistics team will confirm arrival times with you in the phone call the week prior to the event. We make every effort to ensure we arrive in good time, taking into account the possibility of traffic and weather conditions on the road so we still arrive at the time we agreed.

Q: Will you keep in touch up until the event?

In most cases, after you have booked the equipment for your event and everything has been confirmed a member of our Logistics team will contact you the week prior to your event to have a final run through of the event details and ensure that there have been no changes. After this you'll meet the Fun Experts on the day of your event where we'll share in what will be a fantastic event. If you are holding a large scale event such as a family fun day then there would be reason for us to be in contact more often as we arrange site visits, contact you regarding site plans and discussions regarding various details of the event. The Fun Experts offer you a high quality service and are always available to talk about your event so should you ever feel you need to speak to us then please do not hesitate to call us or drop us an e-mail

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