Circus Sensible
Big Tops Days | Circus Skills Workshops

Big Top Days & Circus Skills 2021

We are now taking bookings for the spring and summer. So get in touch now to book your place in our diary. Free cancellation during the current COVID crisis. We offer Circus Skills Workshop Days & Big Top Days for Festivals, Fairs, Schools, Fundraisers, Corporate events, Parties etc. Plus walkabout entertainment and lots more. Suitable for all ages & Events. We travel all over the UK. Book now.

Big Top Days

Days with our Beautiful Big Tops include two person Comedy Circus Shows in the Big Top for up to 300 children & adults, plus structured or drop in Circus Skills Workshops all day. Our Big Tops need level, well drained grass with no underground pipes or cables and with access for our van right up to the site. We need 2-3 hours to set up and an hour to take down. Contact us for more details.

Circus Skills Days

Circus Skills Workshop Days include a Show/Demonstration, plus Circus Skills Workshops in groups or as a drop in activity. Skills vary but can include Juggling with balls, scarves and clubs, Plate spinning, Poi, Devilstick, Chinese Diabolo, beginners Stilts, Feather balancing, Cigar boxes, Fun Wheels, Chinese ribbons etc. Unicycle and Tightrope can be included on request.
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Wharton Primary School, Manchester
‚Äč“WOW, what amazing day we had from start to finish. Jon, Neil and Rosie arrived on time and were amazing. The children absolutely loved them and the warm bubbly personalities. The feedback we have had from children, staff and parents has been outstanding. with one child saying " This was the best day of his life and he will never forget it" Thank you so much we will be booking you again.”
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Southgalde School, Nottingham
"Hello, Clive, The children had a fabulous time on Thursday a big thank you to James and your company. We are putting the word around to other teachers how great you are"
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Spalding High, Lincs
"This is the second event recently and you did a great job. Kyle & Obby were particularly good and really engaged with the children and the parents, everyone has made comments of how funny they were and the children were kept captivated. The show they put on at the end kept everyone focused especially the children (this is some achievement as some of the children have attention deficit disorder). Could not say enough about these guys really entertaining and would definitely use again"
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St. Catherine’s School, Swindon
"Just wanted you to know what an amazing day both children and adults had on Wednesday, even with their embarrassments! The children came back to class animated and there was a definite buzz about circuses, from both boys and girls.  The peacock feathers are definitely a hit.  The adults enjoyed the difference of the activity and the obvious exhilaration the children experienced. Check out our website for photos Thank you again for your time and the lovely rapport you developed with the children. Take care and enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend, fingers crossed for the weather!  Weren’t we lucky! "
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By the Bridge, Scotland
"I just wanted to feedback to you following the workshop last week. We were really pleased with the workshop. Obby managed the young people really well. As you may be aware we are a fostering organisation so all of the young people in attendance are currently living with Foster Parents. They can be challenging at times and when together in a group this can heighten the behaviours they exhibit. Obby showed the young people how to use all the different equipment clearly and with humour. He spent time with those that struggled and encouraged them when necessary. He was able to sense when to move things along and made sure that everyone felt included, even staff! At the end of the day, young people had the opportunity to show Foster Parents what they had learnt which was lovely to see"
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Gates & Partners, London
"I just wanted to pass on thanks from everyone for a fabulous day – lawyers are not the easiest people to please! We know we had a successful event because the kids didn’t want to leave! Please thank the rest of your team for me – they were helpful, engaging and entertaining"
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Claverley School, Shropshire
"A big sunny thank you to you all!  It was fantastic & you all worked really hard! The 2 days with Circus Sensible were wonderful. On Friday the children had a fabulous time learning all the circus skills & watching the show. Saturday was our school fete day. The feedback so far from people is that it was the best yet!  The big top made a fantastic centre piece to the fete. The shows & workshops kept the crowds entertained throughout the day. The balloon modelling was also a big hit too, nearly everyone had a fish or alien tucked under their arm as they left. The weather was perfect & your team really entertained everyone & didn't stop until the very end. Everyone left smiling & laughing & we raised a few pounds for our PTA funds too!  Thank you Circus Sensible I would recommend you to anyone & would certainly have you back again"

Circus in Schools

Circus Skills workshops in Schools are suitable for Nursery, Primary, Secondary Schools and Colleges, and can be integrated into many areas of the School curriculum. All our staff are very experienced, have a wide range of Circus and performance skills and have CRB certificates. We have full Public Liability Insurance and can supply Risk Assessments on request. Circus Sensible also run many other workshops, such as Percussion workshops, African Dance workshops and Magic workshops. For details of all our workshops please explore our website or send us a message.

Brain Training

"Complex tasks such as juggling produce significant changes to the structure of the brain, according to scientists at Oxford University. In the journal, Nature Neuroscience, the scientists say they saw a 5% increase in white matter - the cabling network of the brain." In brief, learning a new skill such as Juggling can hard wire our brains to work better and faster! Circus skills help develop and improve concentration skills. This is particularly evident in those children with shorter attention spans. When we run Circus skills workshops in schools the teachers are often amazed that one or more children who usually have a problem concentrating are doing better than anyone else in the class! Learning Circus skills also offers great benefits in terms of physical co-ordination and physical fitness. Circus workshops fit very well into the school curriculum under PE and co-ordination development. In fact there are many areas where Circus workshops offer great opportunities for curriculum enrichment.

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Recent Venues

St. Cuthberts RC Primary School, North Shields - Two days of Circus skills workshops.
Ben Jonson Primary School, Stepney Green - A Day of Circus skills workshops..
Gatten & Lake Primary School, Isle of Wight - A Day of Circus skills workshops.
Groundwork Oldham & Rochdale - Circus Workshops and Face painting.
Raglan School, Bromley, Kent - Circus skills workshops.
Fetcham Village Infants School - A Day with our Circus tents.
Bengeo Primary School, Hertford - A Day with our ‘baby’ Big Top.
The Big Picnic, Chorley - Circus Skills workshops and Balloon modelling.
Parkwood Academy, Sheffield - Three days of Circus Workshops.
Swindon Academy - A Day with our Big Top including shows and workshops.
St. Peter’s Primary School, Bromyard - A Day of Circus workshops.
Hurst Park, London - Stiltwalkers, Unicyclists, magicians.
Weydon School, Farnham, Surrey - Two days of Circus skills workshops.
Westminster School, Bradford - A Day of Circus workshops.
Itchen North District Camp, Southampton - A day with our Circus tent.
Middlewich Boat Festival - Circus skills workshops with our Big Top.
Sacred Heart Primary, Ilkley - A Day of Circus skills.
Tea in the Park, Morecambe - Circus workshops and walkabout.
Liverpool Chester Bike ride, Chester - Circus entertainment with our Big Top.
Milton Primary School, Mossley, Tameside - A Day of Circus skills workshops.
Thistley Hough High School, Stoke, Staffordshire - Hire of our ‘baby’ Big Top.
Thorpe Primary School, Peterborough - A Day with our Circus Tents.
Sibford School, Banbury, Oxfordshire - A Day with our Circus tents.
Holy Rosary School, Oldham, Lancashire - A Circus day with our Big Top.
Norfolk Lodge Montessori School, Barnet, Hertfordshire - circus skills workshops.
Heathrow Primary School - A Day with our ‘baby’ Big Top.
Worthington Primary School, Leicester - A Day with our ‘baby’ Big Top.
Lisburne School, Offerton, Stockport - A Day of Circus skills workshops.
Cheethams Park, Stalybridge, Tameside - Circus skills workshops with our Circus tent.
Hadlow Fields, Wirral - A week of Shows, workshops, fire show and more.
Oldham Pride - Stiltwalkers, face painters, Balloon modellers and more.
Dartford Festival - A Day of shows and workshops with our Big Top.
St Thomas Primary, Huddersfield - A Day with our ‘baby’ Big Top.
Rose Hill Primary School, Marple - A Day with our Circus tent.
Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire - Four days of Workshops and shows.
Pendle Predator, Lancashire - Two days of Circus workshops with our Circus tent.
Northmoor Neighbour's Day Street Party, Stockport - Circus skills workshops.
The Hut, Hull, Yorkshire - Circus skills workshops.
Forest of Galtres Festival, York, Yorkshire - Hire of our 48 foot Big Top.
Whalley range Surestart - A Day of Circus skills workshops.
Ramsbottom Music festival, Lancashire - Hire of two of our Circus tents.
Cottons Hotel, Knutsford - Wedding entertainment, Magic and balloons.
Cycle Event, Kirkcaldy, Fife - Circus workshops with our Big Top.
Hyde festival Theatre, Hyde, Tameside - A week of Circus skills workshops.
St. Bede’s School, Redhill - A Day of Circus workshops.
Christ the Saviour School, Ealing - Circus skills workshops.
Hyde Town Hall, Tameside - Balloon Modelling.
Dedworth green School, Windsor - A Day of Circus skills workshops.
St. Mary’s CE Primary School, Tunstall - Circus skills workshops.
Adlington Primary School, Cheshire - A Day of Circus skills workshops.
St. Stephen’s CE School, Shepherds Bush - Circus skills workshops.
1st Staines Scouts - Circus skills workshops for their Circus Badge.
The Bristol Hotel, Bristol - Circus Entertainment for the Apple staff party!
Janet Duke Primary, Basildon - A Day of Circus skills workshops.
Broom Valley Community School, Rotherham - A Circus Day with our Big Top.
Children’s Party, Skelmersdale - Circus Entertainment

Benefits of Circus Skills

Circus Skills encourage creative thinking
Circus Skills reinforce positive learning
Circus Skills enhance kinaesthetic skills
Circus Skills instil enthusiasm in the learning process
Circus Skills boost self confidence
Circus Skills aid social & personal development
Circus skills promote cross curricular education
Circus Skills aid the formation of grey matter in the brain
Circus Skills are a fun gateway into physical education
Learning Circus Skills develops language skills
Circus Skills increases self esteem &self awareness
Circus Skills are fun, for children AND adults!
Activities such as Circus skills have been used with great success as an educational tool, as an aid to learning as well as therapeutically with children at risk and with children with special needs. Autistic children have been observed to respond particularly well to Circus skills in schools. Circus skills are an opportunity for children and adults to discover and develop skills such as Concentration, Information retention, Concept visualisation, hand eye co-ordination and self awareness. These skills can then be used in many other settings including social situations and in conventional educational settings whilst learning the core subjects.