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The Cheshire Cat Company...

Good old-fashioned fun and games...with personality and style.

The Cheshire Cat Company is run by Ben and Alex from our home in Christchurch, New Zealand. Many of our traditional games have been lovingly handmade and hand-painted in house, which means not only are they fun to play, but they look fabulous as well. We pride ourselves on the quality of our products and of our service.

The origins of The Cheshire Cat Company stem from trying to hire a coconut shy ourselves for an event in 2016. Nothing was available, anywhere in the South Island. So instead we made our own and started to build other games we nostalgically remember from our childhood. Our range is growing all the time and if we don’t currently offer something you would like, please ask as we are always keen to add to our collection.

Whether your event is a wedding, family celebration, corporate day, community fundraiser, party or function, we love chatting about your plans and will always go above and beyond to make sure you get the most out of your event.

What is the Cheshire Cat?

The Cheshire Cat is most well-known through Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and best remembered for its iconic grin that remains behind long after the rest of it has disappeared. We believe that good old-fashioned fun makes an event that much better and will have you and your guests or colleagues grinning like the Cheshire Cat, both during and long after the event has finished.

About Us


Don't just take our word for it...

Entertainment fit for a King

"We held our wedding at a heritage home in Christchurch. The Cheshire Cat vintage games were beautiful, well-made and went perfectly with our venue. The children especially loved the games, going outside to keep playing between courses - Giant Jenga was very popular. Ben’s delivery, set up and pack down service meant we had one less thing to worry about on the day and the whole experience was very easy for us – thank you very much, highly recommended!" Rebecca King, Bride.

An evening of circus-themed fun

"We held a St John Youth camp that was circus/carnival themed. Thanks to Ben and Alex’s beautiful handmade games our grounds were transformed into an evening of circus fun and games. Everyone enjoyed throwing hoops, balls and trying to fish for ducks. Ben made the whole experience very easy and was such a great help. Thank you!" Chantelle Chalmers, Regional Youth Support – South Island Region, St John New Zealand.

Festive fun in the park

"Excellent people to work with when planning an event. Prompt and cheerful to deal with from start to finish, and proactive at anticipating questions and needs. We will certainly use the Cheshire Cat Company again when we need fun, engaging and robust outdoor games. We particularly recommend the Duck fishing!" Lyndsay Ainsworth, Hope Church

Social function fun & games

“Our social function was topped off with the hire of several vintage Cheshire Cat games, including friendly service with an easy pickup from Cashmere. We’d definitely like to hire from the Cheshire Cat again - a great investment to add that extra bit of fun on your day” Bonnie Heyde, Savills New Zealand

City centre fun

“Thanks Ben! Games were a hit.” Courtenay Hollingsworth, Uno Loco Events & Media

Perfect partners

"Garden games were a hit." Emma Martini

A great hit with all ages.

“We had an absolute blast with the jenga game at the party it was a total hit with the kids and mums with bubs! Thanks so much!!” Kelly Swan.

Awesome event.

"Jenga was awesome." Emma Drummond

A winning wedding!

"The Jenga was a big hit at the wedding! Thanks Ben." Pamela Donaldson

Cashmere Primary School Twilight Fair

"Thank you, Ben, for the fantastic hand-made traditional games that you provided for our school fair. They were great fun and extremely popular across all age ranges. Your service was superb and very professional." Katie Martin, Cashmere Primary School PTA Twilight Fair Coordinator 

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