We always like to get away with our extended family for the August Bank Holiday weekend. With so many attractions on offer, we decided that Blackpool would be a great choice for a short break.
The Blackpool Tower Circus
There are loads of great attractions to choose from when visiting Blackpool, but ideally, we wanted to visit some attractions that catered for everyone and wouldn’t be spoilt by the British weather. Having visited Blackpool a number of times previously, we decided that on this occasion we would visit Madame Tussauds followed by The Blackpool Tower Circus which is only a short distance further up the main promenade from Madame Tussauds Blackpool.
The Blackpool Tower Circus Tickets
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Check The Blackpool Tower Circus Official Website for multiple ticket options.
A Family Attraction
We had pre-booked our tickets but not our seats, so with this in mind, we arrived 15-minutes before the show was due to start. Gaining entry to the attraction was very straightforward and despite us being a relatively large party, there was no problem seating us together with a great view of the stage. The Blackpool Tower Circus is similar inside to a big top with seats surrounding the stage and all offering a great view of the show. Sitting at the base of the great Tower, within the giant legs, the 110 x 110 foot Arena seats an audience of 1,300 people and dating back to 1894, it is the oldest permanent Circus Arena in the world.
In the lead up to the show, the audience were entertained by live music from a pianist playing some instantly recognisable circus-style tunes. As with all shows of this nature, there was the option to buy programs, drinks and snacks and light up toys for the kids.
Mooky and Boo
One of the first acts on the stage were Mooky and Mr Boo, the circus clowns. The kids instantly recognised them having seen their photos on Blackpool trams, lampposts and billboards dotted across the town. We found them very entertaining, doing a great job of amusing the audience with everything you would expect from a quality pair of circus clowns.
The first half of the show featured some incredible stunts, amazing juggling acts and belly laughs aplenty from the clowns. We were very impressed with the quality of the acts on display and the theatrical music and lighting really added to the atmospheric show.
Some of the standout and more unusual acts from the show included a contortionist whose Marinelli bend, which involves supporting her whole body weight only by biting onto a mouth grip, is astounding.
If any of your party are celebrating their birthday or special occasion then be sure to make a member of the team aware, as following the interval Mooky and Mr Boo will read out any messages.
Jaw Dropping Acts
The second half of the performance showcased some incredible skills from a seven-person pyramid on a high wire and a double ‘big wheel of death’. Both were jaw-dropping acts while the acrobat who does a back flip into a chair attached to a huge pole is an astonishing sight.
Spectacular Water Finale
The Blackpool Tower Circus performance concluded with a spectacular water finale which took many members of the audience by surprise. In order to add to the drama of the high wire act, the Arena’s floor lowered and filled with 42,000 gallons of water in less than a minute.
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The Blackpool Tower Circus Summary
A fun-filled 2 hours with death-defying acrobatics and thrills aplenty for all the family. The high wire pyramid is incredible and had everyone gripped on the edge of their seats.
As well as the astonishing, edge-of-your-seat acts, the circus features a live band and delightful dancers who are a dazzling part of the family show. The thrilling acts are jaw-dropping while the dazzling costumes, spectacular live music and slapstick fun make it a show to remember.
Buy a Blackpool Big Ticket and combine your visit with some of Blackpool’s other attractions to save on the regular admission prices. Check the Madame Tussauds Official Website for multiple ticket options.
Great Family Entertainment
The Blackpool Tower Circus is one of the only permanent circuses in the world and what a spectacle it was. The acts are spell-binding and you are so close to the action. It is all held together by the fab duo of Mooky and Mr Boo, not your conventional circus clowns but they are very funny. We thoroughly enjoyed our first ever visit and will definitely be visiting again on future trips to Blackpool.
We visited The Blackpool Tower Circus on Saturday 27th August 2022.
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Travelling to The Blackpool Tower Circus
The Blackpool Tower Circus is located on Blackpool’s historic seafront. There are a number of ways you can get to the attraction and there is also lots of accommodation available in Blackpool.
Travelling by Train
There are two railway stations in Blackpool. Blackpool North Station is the closest, a 20-minute walk from the attraction. Visit the Raileasy website for details.
Travelling by Coach
If you would like to travel by coach we recommend that you try National Holidays website.
Staying in Blackpool
There are loads of places to stay in Blackpool, if you are looking for accommodation then try Hotels.com. Blackpool’s Village Hotel is located in Stanley Park alongside Blackpool Zoo. The hotel offers a gym, Italian restaurant, pub, and spa on-site, as well as ample free parking. The hotel even features an 18-hole golf course, with a driving range and golf academy.