Frequently Asked Questions
Who are Knockout Challenge?
Knockout Challenge Ltd are a UK based Company who have been trading for over 16 years. We have a number of
independent It's A Knockout shows that travel the UK (and abroad) offering fun and exciting games shows run in
a light-hearted atmosphere.
Click here to read more about us.
Who books Knockout Challenge?
Knockout Challenge is great for charity days, company fun days, town shows, arena entertainment and team building events.
Are you the It's A Knockout from TV?
No, although we and our games have appeared on television many times and we have worked with Stuart Hall & Keith Chegwin.
Are your staff CRB checked?
Yes, copies can be supplied in our information pack if requested (supplied on return of a signed contract).
How far do you travel?
Distance is not a problem for us, but our prices inevitably increase the further we travel from our offices based in Essex, UK.
Do you have dressing up games?
Yes, each of our It's A Knockout shows has at least one dressing up game (usually sumo-style padded suits).
What happens if it rains?
As many of our games use water in them, rain does not stop them from operating, only peoples willingness to take part in it. Whereas many attractions and forms of entertainment stop as soon as the heavens open, we are quite happy (and used to) carrying on (with maybe a few alterations to the way the games are carried out to reflect the conditions).
Do you supply "knockouts" for Stag/Hen nights?
We do not suggest It's A Knockout for these occasions. One reason is that as taking part in such an activity requires a certain amount of exertion, there is the slight possibility that (if our safety instructions are ignored) and injury might occur, and that could spoil the big day!
We are a charity, do you have special prices for charities?
We are a fair-charge company and do not inflate or discount our prices according to who you are. We don't over charge to see if we can get away with it and then discount when we can't. After all, fuel, staffing, transport and overhead costs are do not increase or decrease depending if you are a charity or blue chip company. Our prices are more than competitive for the scale of show and service we offer. If a quote is cheaper than us you have to ask yourself "what scale of service can they be possibly be supplying for this price?" However, if we will discount if our costs reduce as well. An example could be if you choose a date for your event when we already have a show in your area (therefore our travelling costs are reduced). See our Dates page for details.
What is the age limit for taking part?
There is no lower or older age limit, or height restrictions. However, we cannot mix children and adults in the same teams (HSE set the separating age as 14 years old). Please speak to us on this issue so that we can best decide how your day can be run.
What is Included in the price of your It's A Knockout Shows?
Our Gold Show, Silver Show, Bronze Show and Wet 'N' Wacky Knockout include:
- Lively Compere
- Helpful Show Crew
- Professionally stage-managed show
- Arena sound system
- Arena barrier
- All inflatables & props for the games
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 'Booby' prizes
- Power generators for the show
- Site visit up to 100 miles
- Free venue finding/suggestion for clients
- Public liability insurance
- Access to the password part of our website which includes Twitter & Facebook media, HS documents, risk assessments, team fliers and much more.
- Publicity material including florescent blank A2 posters
What is NOT included in your prices?
- Venue costs
- First Aid Post - We suggest that a first aid post is supplied (if only to deal with bee stings and sun-stroke)
- Water supply - If you wish for "water" games, a water supply (such as hose pipe/fire brigade etc) must be laid onto within the arena. If this is not done we will substitute dry games for the wet ones.
Can we hold a date or show?
Yes. A show can be held without obligation for 10 days as long as we have a contact number. At this point (if no one is waiting to book the show) you can re-hold it for another 10 days. However you must contact us to re-holding, we do not automatically re-hold dates.
Do you require a deposit if I book?
Upon booking we will send you a contract and invoice requesting a 20% deposit (paid within 14 days). Please see our Contract Terms And Conditions page for full details.
Can I pay by credit card?
We accept the payment of deposit invoices by credit card via our PayPal account. You do not need a PayPal account to do this. We prefer balance payments to be paid by cheque or BACS.