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Circus Days in Cardiff

Circus in Cardiff

Circus days for Schools & Events in Cardiff. Circus Skills Workshop Days & Big Top Days for Festivals, Fairs, Schools, Fundraisers, Corporate events, Parties etc. CALL NOW for Circus skills Workshops, Big Top days etc. in Cardiff and all over the UK

Big Top Days in Cardiff

Days with our Beautiful Big Tops in Cardiff are an experience the children will never forget. Everyone sees a Comedy Circus Show in the tent, everyone has a go at a huge range of Circus Skills.
A Big Top day includes Shows in the Big Top for up to 300, plus structured or drop in Circus Skills Workshops. Our tents need level, well drained grass with no underground pipes or cables and with access for our van right up to the site.

Circus Skills Days

Circus Skills Workshop Days in Cardiff include a Show/Demonstration, plus Circus Skills Workshops in groups or as a drop in activity. For Schools, Festivals, Fairs, Corporate events and more. From £295+VAT.
Skills vary but can include Juggling with balls, scarves and clubs, Plate spinning, Poi, Devilstick, Chinese Diabolo, beginners Stilts, Feather balancing, Cigar boxes, Chinese ribbons etc. Unicycle and Tightrope can be included on request.
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St Philip Evans Catholic Primary School, Cardiff
“ I just wanted to thank you for yesterday and feedback how may of the pupils came to me in the office at the end of the day to say how much fun they had! “
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Monmouthshire Housing Association
" The guys at Circus Sensible were fantastic! At both our workshops their encouragement and enthusiasm was infectious with children and parents of all ages getting involved. They had the right amount of comedy and interaction that kept even the youngest of children engaged, from balancing feathers to spinning plates it was great to see everyone having an amazing time, losing inhibitions, gaining confidence and learning new skills’ "
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Out Of The Office, Bristol, Avon
" Wayne was fantastic and we shall definitely be using him/yourself again. I have added all of your contact details onto our supplier database. The event was a huge success and our clients (Apple) were extremely happy ”
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Visitor to Willowbrook Farm, Kidlington
" Thank you for the fabulous festival my family had a brilliant time. I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the archery (the kids especially kept going back) but also the fabulous circus performers and the chance to learn juggling. The guys were funny and gentle and kind. My youngest was enthralled with the reptile handling and also clearly learned lots about animal behaviour. My older daughter and her friend loved the silent disco.
Speaking for myself sitting with my children laughing myself silly on the floor of the circus tent was just joyful. I’m a Nurse and it lifted some of the stress of the pandemic that I didn’t even realise I was carrying. Please can you pass it on to them that they made me smile properly for the first time in a long time and that’s what I’ve needed after 18 months working in Palliative care. Thank you "
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Hardwick Community Primary, Banbury
" I would like to thank both Juan and yourself for a fantastic circus experience at our school. Despite appalling weather, Juan arrived and gave us an awesome demonstration to the school, before engaging in workshops all day. The sessions were well resourced and matched to all children's ability and confidence levels. His instructions and demonstrations made it really easy for everyone to understand and it was great to hear many children shout "Miss, I did it!" Thank you for a great experience, our school wouldn't hesitate to book you in the future and recommend you to other local schools ”
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Knutsford, Cheshire
"I don't think I ever got around to thanking you for providing Jay to entertain us and our guests at our wedding last September. His mix of abilities was perfect for our day, and every one enjoyed his tricks and circus skills. I even managed to sneak away from the crowds for half an hour towards the end of his time and finally learnt some of the basics of contact juggling.And as a warning to other potential brides; my husband made himself a balloon hat and proceeded to wear it for the rest of the day, speeches and all. Be prepared for this eventuality! “

Circus in Schools

Circus Skills workshops in Schools in Cardiff are suitable for Nursery, Primary, Secondary Schools and Colleges in Cardiff 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 in Cardiff schools, such as Percussion workshops, African Dance workshops and Magic workshops. For details of all our Schools workshops in Cardiff or anywhere in the UK please explore our website or send us a message.
What does a Circus Skills workshop in Cardiff include? Our workshops are tailored to the event and age group and can include:

A Demonstration of the skills to get the day started with a bang! That's followed by the hands on sessions including:

- Juggling with balls, scarves and clubs
- Chinese diabolo (spinny thing on a string!)
- Devilstick or flower stick.
- Poi and Chinese ribbon
- Beginners stilts and bucket stilts
- Lolo balls
- Hula hoop
- Plate spinning
- Feather balancing
- Cigar boxes, fun wheels, unicycle and tightrope.

To end the day we can all get together in the school hall again so that some of the children can show off their new skills.

Learn how to spin a plate by clicking here!

The Science of Circus

"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.

Recent Venues near Cardiff

Lydstep Beach Village, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, South Wales - Big Top
Rumney Primary School, Cardiff - Circus Workshops
Greenway Primary School, Cardiff - Big Top Days
Howell's School, Llandaff - Circus Skills Workshops
Ysgol Bro Morgannwg, Barry - Circus Skills Workshops
St. Cadoc's Catholic Primary School, Llanrumney - circus Workshops
Radyr Guide Hall, Cardiff - Circus Skills Workshops
Principality Stadium, Cardiff - Circus Entertainment
Swansea University Sports Village - Circus Skills Workshops
Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales - Big Top
Swansea City Football Club, Swansea, Wales - Circus Skills Workshops
Presthaven Sands Holiday Park, Prestatyn, North Wales - Big Top
University of South Wales, Pontypridd - Circus Skills Workshops
Aberthaw Power Station, Wales - Big Top Days
Mount Stuart Primary School, Butetown, Cardiff - Circus Workshops
Cardiff Met University - Circus Skills Workshops
Edwardsville Primary School, Cardiff - Circus Skills Workshops
Ysgol Bro Eirwg, Cardiff - Circus Skills Workshops
Burlais Primary School, Swansea - Circus Skills Workshops
The LC, Swansea - Circus Skills Workshops
Carnarvon Primary School - Circus Skills Workshops
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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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.