After 5 looong months of countryside walks, trips to the park and endless games of football in the garden, some live entertainment is definitely needed. And what could be better than a trip to the circus?!
I have to admit that my family and I were pretty late to the circus party but boy do we love it. It’s good old fashioned family entertainment, and I love it as much as my children – although they do laugh at me when I hide behind my fingers at some of the death defying stunts!
As soon as you arrive at the Zippos tent, you know you’re in for a treat. It’s like the pinnacle of circuses, with plush red curtains and a whole array of ropes and cables suspended in the ceiling. My kids and I spent a lot of time musing on what each one was for!
The show kicks off with a musical number presenting the whole of the cast and then you’re straight into the action with the Timbuktu Tumblers. The action is fast paced for the whole show, with seamless links between the acts and plenty of hide behind your hands moments.
Our favourites were:
- The Garcia brothers with their amazing acrobatics
- The Aladdin themed costume changing spectacular
- The Steel Wheel, with a cool Peaky Blinders twist
What was particularly exciting for us was seeing the acts up close. My kids and I have watched many many episodes of Britain’s Got Talent, so to see similar things in real life blew their minds!
I have to say that going to Zippos Circus has been one of the highlights of 2020. Everything was so relaxed and we felt really safe. That all added to the experience massively for us, and meant that we could chill out and enjoy the show.
It was so nice getting out and doing something vaguely ‘normal’ after all this time, and I haven’t got a bad word to say about Zippos.
The last time we went to the circus was at Christmas and the world has changed immeasurably since then – is a circus show still a safe place to take my children?
Thankfully Zippos Circus have a range of measures in place. They’ve been awarded the Visit England ‘Good to Go’ mark, which means they have met the Government and public health guidance and have the right health and safety processes in place.
There are socially distanced seating bubbles and reduced capacity, with empty seats in between groups. There’s plenty of hand sanitiser and the staff members were wearing shields or very funky Zippos face masks. You are not obligated to wear a face mask in the audience but you can do if you wish.
Dates and Tickets
Zippos Circus is at West Worthing Rugby Club in Angmering on the following dates –
27 Aug Thurs: 3pm & 7pm
28 Aug Fri: 3pm & 7pm
29 Aug Sat: 3pm & 7pm
30 Aug Sun: 12noon & 4pm
31 Aug Mon: 3pm & 7pm
1 Sept Tues: 3pm
Tickets are available to buy online and it is advised that you book in advance.
* We have been gifted tickets to Zippos Circus