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Circus Skills & Big Top Days in Chester

Circus in Chester

Circus days for Schools & Events in Chester. 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 Chester and all over the UK

Big Top Days in Chester

Days with our Beautiful Big Tops in Chester 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 Chester 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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Aldford Primary, Chester.
"Thank you so much for yesterday. The children all had a fantastic time. It was lovely to see even the quietest of pupils become so animated and involved in your sessions. Also it was interesting to watch the 'cool' Year 6's drop their guards and throw themselves into the activities with such gusto! "
Aldford Primary, Chester.
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St Philips Youth Club, Kelsall
"We have used Circus Sensible 3 times now, twice at our Youth Club and once at a Summer Holiday Club. Each time they have been brilliant, great with the children, thoroughly entertaining, everyone always takes part, even the adults! It's great how they start off with easy, manageable tricks to build confidence to then work on more difficult skills. It is all done with humour and fun and makes for a really great time for everyone present. They bring a huge amount of equipment so everyone can have a go at everything. Easy to book and totally reliable, I can't praise them enough!”
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Whirley Primary School, Macclesfield, Cheshire
“ I really don't know where to start. We have had the most amazing day with James today for your circus day. James was absolutely fantastic from start to finish, he was just faultless. The children were engaged from the minute they sat down, right up until the end of the day when we came back together for our show. The way James engaged with the children was perfect, as well as his explanations of how to use the equipment being clear and concise. I have had 12 emails from parents this evening telling me how their children have come home today saying how much fun they had and how good the day was. We even had a comment of 'Today has been the best day ever, I just haven't stopped smiling!’ I really don't know what else to say other than I couldn't rate the company and James any more highly. I will definitely be booking you again in future and I will be sure to pass your information on to as many schools as I can! Thank you SO much for making 60 children, very happy today! “
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Bishop Heber School, Chester
"Just a brief letter to say thank you for the input of your team into Activity Week at Bishop Heber. Could you please pass on our sincere thanks to Neil, who did an absolutely amazing job of both entertaining and instructing the pupils (and Staff!!) with his Circus Skills workshops on Monday. The Year 9 pupils involved in the workshops really enjoyed themselves and took away some great memories of the day. They learnt some valuable and useful lessons and can hopefully put these to productive use in the future. There were very many positive feedback comments about the day, both from pupils and staff, who also enjoyed the activities. Once again, thank you to you and Neil for your time and enthusiasm and we hope that you can be involved again in future years”
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Upton Priory School, Macclesfield, Cheshire.
"I would like to express my gratitude to all at Circus Sensible for the Fantastic day you gave everyone at Upton Priory. The children thoroughly enjoyed every second.
The children and their diabolo's have transformed playtimes, with the children happily sharing and teaching each other new tricks. It has given them a focus and activity during chill time. I cannot thank you enough for the entertainment and promotion of simple skills and basic fun Circus Sensible have introduced to the children. Thank you"
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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 Chester are suitable for Nursery, Primary, Secondary Schools and Colleges in Chester 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 Chester schools, such as Percussion workshops, African Dance workshops and Magic workshops. For details of all our Schools workshops in Chester or anywhere in the UK please explore our website or send us a message.
What does a Circus Skills workshop in Chester 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 Chester

Cheshire Farm Ice Cream, Tattenhall - Circus Entertainment
Bishop Heber School, Chester - Circus Skills Workshops
Countess of Chester Health Park - Big Tops Days
St Johns Infant School, Bebington - Circus Skills Workshops
Aldford School, Chester - Circus Skills Workshops
St. Joseph's School, Upton - Circus Skills Workshops
St. Paul's RC Primary School, Beechwood - Circus Skills Workshops
Our Lady of Pity RC Primary, Greasby - Circus Skills Workshops
Greenleas School, Wallasey - Circus Skills Workshops
Mersey Park Primary School, Tranmere - Circus Skills Workshops
St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey - Circus Skills Workshops
Blakemere Village, Sandiway - Circus Entertainment
Huxley Primary School, Chester - Circus Skills Workshops
Boughton Heath Academy, Chester - Circus Skills Workshops
Waverton Community Primary School, Chester - Circus Skills Workshops
Abbey Gate College Infant & Juniors, Aldford - Circus Skills Workshops
Penyffordd War memorial Institute, Chester - Circus Skills Workshops
Elworth Hall Primary School - Circus Skills Workshops
University Academy Birkenhead - Circus Skills Workshops
Birkenhead School, Oxton - Big Top Days
Barnstondale Activity Centre, Birkenhead - Circus Entertainment
Cathcart Street Primary School, Birkenhead - Circus Skills Workshops
Plus lots of Parties, Corporate team building days, Festivals and Functions in Chester and all over the North West of England
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.