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Circus Days for Schools & Events

Circus Days

Circus days for Schools & Events. Circus Skills Workshop Days & Big Top Days for Festivals, Fairs, Schools, Fundraisers, Corporate events, Parties etc. Suitable for all ages & Events. We travel all over the UK.

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, Chinese ribbons etc. Unicycle and Tightrope can be included on request.
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    Wharton Primary School
    ​“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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    St. Bede’s, Durham
    ​“Pete and Gary that came to school today were fantastic! Professional, flexible, funny and extremely talented they engaged children and adults alike and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day as well as learned to do something new. I will be highly recommending Circus Sensible to colleagues.”
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    Kadampa Primary, Burton
    “Thanks for giving the children and teachers a great morning. Jon was fantastic he was able to hold the attention of even the youngest children the whole time, and teachers were able to relax and enjoy the show and workshop. There were activities that all ages of children could try.”
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    West View Primary, Hartlepool
    ​Hi Clive, I just wanted to let you know that the circus skills training that Pete did with our Year One classes yesterday was absolutely fantastic! The children really enjoyed themselves and other teachers have been telling me today how well our demonstrators did in the assembly. Please pass our thanks and enthusiasm onto Pete :)
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    Haywood Academy, Burslem
    As a part of our reward structure, we invited your circus in. The organisation was excellent and over 600 students were completely gripped by your antics! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to other high schools. Brilliant!
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    Repton Manor Primary, Kent
    "Tim was extremely entertaining and kept the whole schools attention during our assembly. The pupils that got a chance to put some PE skills into practise by trying a few circus tricks. Very enjoyable for both the children and adults"
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    Royal Hospital, Glasgow
    "A huge thanks to Jon and Kyle who were brilliant with the children and 'big kids' too! As you said they really worked round us and enabled the day to be relaxed and fun. The two guys kept things moving along for the children and got everyone involved. You may have new recruit to help with your annual festival in Scotland. Shuna, one of our play therapists does circus skills too and was chatting to Jon and Kyle. Great how these days pan out....... Thanks again"
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    Brandeston Hall, Suffolk
    "A fantastic 3 hours was enjoyed by both pupils and staff alike. James was very personable and managed to keep all of the pupils focussed throughout the whole session. The pupils will be talking about the event for some time yet"
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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"
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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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    Wharton Primary School
    ​“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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    St. Bede’s, Durham
    ​“Pete and Gary that came to school today were fantastic! Professional, flexible, funny and extremely talented they engaged children and adults alike and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day as well as learned to do something new. I will be highly recommending Circus Sensible to colleagues.”
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    Kadampa Primary, Burton
    “Thanks for giving the children and teachers a great morning. Jon was fantastic he was able to hold the attention of even the youngest children the whole time, and teachers were able to relax and enjoy the show and workshop. There were activities that all ages of children could try.”
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    West View Primary, Hartlepool
    ​Hi Clive, I just wanted to let you know that the circus skills training that Pete did with our Year One classes yesterday was absolutely fantastic! The children really enjoyed themselves and other teachers have been telling me today how well our demonstrators did in the assembly. Please pass our thanks and enthusiasm onto Pete :)
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    Haywood Academy, Burslem
    As a part of our reward structure, we invited your circus in. The organisation was excellent and over 600 students were completely gripped by your antics! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to other high schools. Brilliant!
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    Repton Manor Primary, Kent
    "Tim was extremely entertaining and kept the whole schools attention during our assembly. The pupils that got a chance to put some PE skills into practise by trying a few circus tricks. Very enjoyable for both the children and adults"
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    Boarshaw Primary, Rochdale
    "Mr Sensible was fantastic. The children were captivated and found his show amazing and hilarious! His methods of teaching the basics of scarf juggling and feather balacing ensured that all children succeeded and were engaged. The variety of equipment he brought was vast and the children really enjoyed the opportuinity to try so many different skills. A brilliant morning - thank you! "
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    St Philips YC, 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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    Raploch Primary, Scotland
    "We had an absolutely fantastic time last Thursday. The children loved the experience, they thought all of Kat's tricks were amazing and enjoyed learning new circus skills. A truly authentic circus experience.Delighted with Circus Sensible. Kat was brilliant, she has such a lovely way with the children and they enjoyed working with her! She has such great enthusiasm. Kat is very nurturing, caring and always smiling, perfect qualities for working with our children. Kat - you were a star!"
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    Upton Priory School, Macclesfield
    "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"

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.

Recent Venues


Anson Cabin Project, Manchester - Drum and Dance workshops.
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 - A Day of 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 for
  • Circus skills reinforce positive learning
  • Circus skills encourage creative thinking
  • Circus skills promote cross curricular education
  • Circus skills instil enthusiasm in the learning process
  • Circus skills boost Self Confidence
  • Circus skills aid Social & Personal Development
  • Circus skills promote formation of grey and white matter in the brain
  • Circus skills enhance kinaesthetic skills
  • Circus skills provide a fun gateway into physical education
  • Learning Circus skills develops language skills
  • Circus skills increase Self-esteem and self-awareness
  • Circus skills make everyone smile, Teachers included!
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.