If no, would you?
If yes, what was your experience? What circus was it?
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26-03-2012 23:52 #1
Have you taken your child/children to the circus?
27-03-2012 00:30 #2
I can't wait to take DS to Cirque Du Soleil when he is a little older. He is fascinated with circus performances (adagio etc) and he recently completed a term of circus school (kinder circus), which he adored. I just don't know how he will go for an entire show, or even half a show, so I think I will wait a bit longer. It's definitely a family friendly type of event though, except for a few loud segments here and there.
I won't ever take him to a circus with animals though
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27-03-2012 00:37 #3
27-03-2012 01:00 #4
I've taken my children to Joseph Ashton's circus - the only animals they have are dogs and ponies. At intermission the kids get pony rides.
As far as I know their dogs and ponies are treated the same as any pet ponies and dogs, so I wasn't concerned about animal cruelty.
It's a family circus and most of the acts are human acrobats, clowns etc...
Apparently there are other Ashton circuses in other states (Joseph Ashton is mostly in WA), and I think their principles are the same.
The kids loved it. It had a real family feel to it.
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27-03-2012 02:29 #5
We have been to silvers circus a few times and the kids love it! The boys have been 18mo, 3, 4, 5, 6 yo when they have gone and at all stages they have loved it. St different ages they got different things from it. The bright lights and action keeps them interested.
At silvers it's about 2 x 45 min sessions with a intermission in between for fairy floss and all that. They have portable toilets as well.
From memory the cost wasn't too bad (just can't remember!). It was just getting expensive as they wanted show bags, and junk food, etc
Silvers come around regularly every year and they go around the state and assume around the country as well. It's all just acrobatics and it's pretty cool! They have a matinee and evening sessions. We always went to the matinees as there were less people.
27-03-2012 07:07 #6
Yeah we went to Silvers too, dd1 begged to go to the circus for months so when they came to our area we took them.
It was around the $100 mark for a family ticket, maybe a bit less. fairy floss was $4 for a pre-packed bag... lots of portaloos, no animals apart from a horse and some dogs playing soccer I have to say in the main the acts were fairly high quality, but a lot of it went over the kids heads (3 & 4)
My main beef was the noise level. The last performance involved 3 motorbikes riding inside a sphere (very impressive) but we actually could barely hear the noise of the three engines over the music. It was ear-splitting, I wouldn't take them again because of that.
Oh and it bugged me being pestered to buy swords/programs/choc-tops/have a photo taken etc, they really really push the merchandise.
27-03-2012 07:22 #7
I haven't, but only because the ones I've seen have caged animals.
27-03-2012 07:22 #8
I took DD to a small three person circus on the weekend (never anything with animals in it). It was great.
27-03-2012 07:36 #9
No yet, but we certainly will be visiting the circus when he is older. None with animals, of course. We aren't evil
27-03-2012 07:42 #10
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