Circus Sensible
Big Top Days for Schools & Events

Book now for Big Top Days for Events 2021/22

Big Top Days include Shows in our Big Tops for up to 300, plus Circus Skills Workshops, either structured or drop in style. Suitable for Events, Schools, Festivals, Parties etc. all we need is a piece of level, well drained grass for the tent. Starting from £1695+VAT.

Comedy Circus Shows

Our Shows are Comedy Circus, with lots of audience participation and hilarious for children AND adults alike (or so we're told) Shows can be up to an hour long and up to three performances per day. We have several teams of performers so we can come back year after year and keep things fresh.

Circus Workshops

The Big Top Day also includes Circus Skills Workshops. They can be structured, for school days, in which case we can run workshops in up to three spaces at once, or for weekend events we run a drop in workshop outside, which can continue even while the Shows are on if necessary. Skills include Juggling, Plate spinning, Diabolo, Devilstick, Poi and lots more.
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Wooburn Green Primary, High Wycombe
“ It’s a rare and joyful sight - a large circus tent containing a school full of children and staff overcome with laughter. It was irresistibly funny. The circus performers really understood our sense of humour – and the audience participation was exceptionally enthusiastic – from all ages.
Wooburn Green Primary School was the place to be on (last) Tuesday morning. Genuinely the best laugh I have had for a very long time.”
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St Josephs School, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks
" Just wanted to drop a quick line to say what a fantastic two days both the children and the staff have had. The circus team were fabulous from the minute they arrived and set up. They made sure to include all the children even those that were frightened or had special needs and were sitting outside of the tent by getting one of the performers to be outside with them. I would have no hesitation in recommending circus sensible to any school. The buzz around school has been fantastic "
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Earls Colne School, Essex
" Thankyou for a wonderfully exciting day at Earls Colne Primary School. Tim, Tilly and Andy injected a huge amount of fun into our week - something that has largely been missing over the last eighteen months due to covid. All the children, from smallest to biggest, and the adults enjoyed both the shows and workshops and we were just sad you weren’t with us for longer. A great company with super performers - we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others and hope to welcome you back in the future."
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St Mary’s Primary School, Wigan
" Thank you so much for today’s fun Circus Sensible! Jon, Phil and Arthur were amazing from start to finish, despite the weather!! πŸ₯ΆπŸ˜ The children loved the shows & the circus skills workshops were fantastic! You brightened up our day before school had even begun! See you again! "
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Barnard Castle School, County Durham
“ I cannot thank you enough for the amazing day provided. The children were enthralled; from our Reception class to Year 6, they loved the show and participating in the workshops. This was the best way that we could have ended our year, bringing the whole school together for fun and happiness. Jon, Poppy and Andy were outstanding and could not have been more helpful or encouraging to the children. The Big Top experience was phenomenal and so many children told me that it was, ‘the best day ever!’ The humour and engagement of the team with our pupils and staff was fantastic and nothing we asked for was too much. We would certainly like to see you at Barney again.
Many thanks for all of your advice and support during the booking process and the safety procedures you had in place to make us all feel safe. "

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Homerswood Primary, Welwyn Garden City
" I just wanted to say how brilliant the team were who came to entertain us last Thursday. They were very supportive of all the children and behaved impeccably!! We had a fabulous fun-filled day and the children have been talking about it since "
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Spalding High, Lincs
" This is the second event recently and you did a great job (we will send you copies of the evaluations) 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 ”

Fundraisers

Big Tops Days make a great way of raising funds for your Charity or School. Admission can be charged for up to three Shows, and for the Circus Skills Workshops. Add on to that income from stalls, tombola, estate agents signs etc etc and you can raise thousands of pounds as well as having a great days event. See our Fundraising pages for more details

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.

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!

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