Colin Herring​ Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs 

Has been seen all over Australia and Pacific Islands. 

Colin Herring inherited this name from the original Daddy Long Legs.

Alecs Jurman was 'Daddy' from 1954 to around 1986. He became a living legend in Victoria walking in over 30 Moomba parades from 1955.

Colin has continued the tradition and has appeared as Daddy Long Legs since 1987. 

Featured at the Salisbury Parade since 2000 and the Norwood Parade since 2007. A crowd favourite as a truly spectacular addition to any event. 

For a guaranteed WOW factor. 

Fully insured by Duck for Cover (member 5433), Daddy Long Legs appears regularly at Agricultural Shows, Festivals and Parades.

Colin proudly continues this tradition with the addition of being trained by Peter Schuman's Bread and Puppet theatre as a puppeteer in 1978 (Adelaide Festival), learning to animate the characters on stilts.

 Safe and funny - always engaging the audience.

Welcome to the Daddy Long Legs website. Our network of like minded artistes and Artisans are available to make your event seamless with a Flash Band, Clowns, Stilts, Music, Balloons, Juggling, Puppetry, Magic, Photography and curios or ship o' fools.

What the Children reckon; in their own words

"You are the best and funniest clown ever"

"You are very funny"

"I'm afraid of clowns but I laugh"

"Thanks for coming"

Get everyone involved with the performance workshops.

Daddy Long Legs generates energy and excitement.

This dynamic partnership is comprised of:

 Colin Herring aka 'Daddy Long Legs': a master of stilt walking, juggling, clowning. magic and comedy.

 And his ship o' fools : very tal`ented puppeteers, musicians, face painters, balloon sculptors, qualified teachers, authors, poets and artists 

Ship of Fools does it all! We tailor performances according to your needs. 

Our associates are carefully screened to ensure a safe and talented happening at your school or event. For a full document of our Child Safe policies, Please go to our "More" link and view the link titled "blog". All employees of Daddy Long Legs are directed to this link (Blog).

Daddy Long Legs specialises in Agricultural Shows, Festivals, Corporate Family Fun Days, Shopping Centres, School performances, Children's party entertainment, Birthday parties and social events. 

They will work with you well before your event date to understand your preferences and plan just the right performance for your learning situation or celebration.

We are the most friendly, professional and flexible when it comes to children's party entertainment Adelaide.

Please call for prices, availability and more information: 


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