It’s no secret that we lovely a good family day out. Whether it is a trip to the beach or a museum we are often found exploring new places and doing things together. Recently we added a new favourite to our repertoire. We went to the circus. Paulos Circus to be specific.
It worked out to be the perfect activity for the day we picked to go. It was a gloriously warm day but it was also a day full of thunder storms and lots of rain.
When we pulled up to Farmer Copley’s it was impossible to miss the big, pink top. We hadn’t told Luca we were coming to the circus so he was very excited when he saw it and worked out what we were doing. Once we had parked we headed up the field to the tent and found ourselves some seats. Because the tent isn’t huge it doesn’t really matter where you sit, you still get a good view of the ring from all angles.
Luca got himself a bag of popcorn from the machine and then it began.
I don’t want to tell you too much about the show itself as I don’t want to spoil the magic of it if you go. What I will tell you though is that there was lots of aerial acrobatics.
Some impressive magic tricks and plate spinning. Awesome trampolining from Mr N and just lots of good old-fashioned fun.
In between the acts there was lots of audience participation, and Luca laughed a lot at Mr N and his silly antics.
Luca was genuinely enthralled the whole way through the show which was about 1 hour-long. In fact, we were all pretty amazed by some of the stunts that were done. Especially the last one, which I was told that under no circumstances could I take photos during as it could cause someone to die. They didn’t need to tell me twice. So all I will tell you is that it is called The Wheel of Death. Once it began I could see exactly why. My heart was in my mouth the whole time I was watching them.
My favourite part about it though was that no animals are used for the show. Big tick in my box. Another big tick in the box was when Luca got to meet Mr N himself for a photo.
Paulos circus is at Farmer Copley’s until the 4th June so you still have plenty of time to go check it out. Showtimes are weekdays at 5pm & 7:15pm except Bank Holiday Monday, Saturday and Sunday which are 2pm & 4:30pm. At only £7 a ticket any show, any time, it’s a bargain too. Check out Paulos Circus Facebook page for latest info and to see if they are coming to a venue near you soon.