Roll up, roll up the circus is in town. Silvers Circus has been a favourite on the Australian touring circuit since 1976, and is a great family night out for young and old. We went last night for the opening night in Nunawading and had a ball.
Does your family love TV shows like the X-factor or America’s got Talent? Then they are going to love the circus! Silvers Circus combines a variety of talented acts throughout the show, with lots of music, lights and a dash of comedy to keep you smiling. There were juggling acts, an impressive display of unicycle skills, a few clowns with some slapstick humour that my toddler appeared to like, as well as magic tricks, ribbons, rope trapeze, and the motorbikes in the globe of death!
This particular act (below) was especially impressive to watch, and a bit scary given these guys had no harnesses on or anything…eeep! They were flipping inside these spinning circles, running on the outside of them…sometimes blindfolded, jumping about and just generally making it all look seamless.
The show is split into two halves, with an intermission to stock up on popcorn and ice-creams in between. There was a jumping castle for kids to enjoy during the break ($4) and a few photo ops too.
Portaloos were nearby (and clean) but I didn’t spot any baby changing facilities. There was a disabled toilet/portaloo available but it was locked (I tried to use it with my “I’m busting” two year old to avoid the queue….don’t judge me).
So, did I enjoy the show? Yes. Did my two year old? Not so much; she said a few times it was too scary for her. However I also attended with another mum and her nearly four year old boy and he had a blast. Therefore I’d recommend ages three and up for this one, and perhaps if taking younger children consider a matinee session instead, as I’m sure it is a little less dark and scary. On the upside under threes are free!
Here’s the cost breakdown:
Silvers Circus will be playing in Nunawading until September 17th and then will be heading off to Maribyrnong. For further details click here
Hope you and your family get the opportunity to see the circus before they head off around the country again. If you have never been I really feel that going to the circus is such a rite of passage for kids, and one certainly not to be missed!