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circus skills workshops Hampshire

Circus Workshops

We provide large-scale circus skills workshops for all kinds of events. Perfect for festivals, school workshops, youth clubs, cubs, scouts, brownies, corporate events and more!

With over 20 years of experience, we have a passion for teaching circus skills and inspiring all ages to learn a new fun skill, with the hope that they get as much enjoyment out of it as we do. We offer two forms of circus skills workshops; drop-in style circus workshops for festivals and events and structured teaching for schools and clubs.

Here at Jake's Circus Hampshire, we provide extensive circus workshops with a huge array of circus equipment, with all the usual favourites:

  • Juggling balls, Clubs & Scarfs

  • Spinning Plates

  • Diabolos

  • Devil Sticks/Flower Sticks

  • Hula Hoops

  • Poi


Plus we add:

  • Unicycles

  • Mini bikes

  • Pedal Gos

  • Wooden Stilts

  • Bucket Stilts

  • Manipulator Hats

  • Kendamas

  • Balance Beams

  • Tightwires

Circus workshops are a great addition to any event, especially festivals, fetes and fairs, providing a fun and exciting activity to challenge all ages. We offer an extensive range of circus equipment, with all the standard props such as juggling balls, spinning plates and diabolos, plus we also add unicycles, tightwires, mini bikes and much more! All under our iconic red and yellow star tent.

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Fun, engaging and educational circus workshops for schools and children of all ages. Circus skills workshops are a great way to kick off a circus topic, act as a reward day and wellbeing day or as an active icebreaker to start the term. Our circus skills workshops can be catered to suit all ages, including preschool, primary school, secondary school and college.



Our Circus Skills Workshops are perfect for all types of kids clubs such as youth clubs and after-school clubs. We offer everything from 1 hour Circus Workshops to whole-day Circus Days, ending with a performance from the children themselves.

We also specialise in providing circus skills workshops for Cubs and Brownies. From 1 - 2 hour workshops at pack meetings to earn their circus skills activity badge to whole-day Circus Workshops at Scout Camps. We can cater the workshop to suit all ages including Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers.

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How We Teach

Teaching the whole group together, we teach one prop at a time, broken down into simple steps and a variety of tricks. Then to end the session, students get free time on all circus skills equipment.

Typical 1 Hour Circus Workshop

09:00 - Introduction

09:05 - Warm-up and juggling with scarves

09:15 - Devil sticks

09:30 - Diabolo

09:40 - Safety Demo

09:45 - Free time on all circus equipment

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Our circus skills workshops always begin with a warm-up using scarves to get everyone moving. Juggling scarves fly very slowly so act as a great, simple start to get your eyes and hands working together. After some fun challenges with 1 scarf, we'll move on to 2 scarf juggling. Broken down into simple steps, most ages should quickly be able to learn 2 different juggling patterns. Then with older ages (8+) we'll progress onto juggling with 3 scarves.

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Next up, devil sticks (also known as flower sticks), a really fun prop with lots of achievable tricks for all ages. Taught as a whole class together, we demonstrate one trick at a time and then encourage everyone to have a try. During this time we'll go around and see how everyone is getting on, helping and giving tips where needed

The third prop we teach is the diabolo, a very popular prop which lots of kids get hooked on. Firstly, we explain how it works and the science behind it, before showing our simple technique to get it spinning. We then go around and assist while the class has a go. Depending on the age and ability of the class, we'll then teach a simple trick or two.

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Then, to end the session, it's free time. After a safety talk and demo, students get to try all of the circus equipment, including walking the tightwire, walking on stilts and riding mini-bikes & pedal-gos. 

Jake's Circus provides circus skills workshops Hampshire for all types of events, covering a large area including:

  • Winchester, Hampshire

  • Southampton, Hampshire

  • Basingstoke, Hampshire

  • Alton, Hampshire

  • Andover, Hampshire

  • Aldershot, Hampshire

  • Eastleigh, Hampshire

  • Petersfield, Hampshire

  • Farnborough, Hampshire

  • Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Gosport, Hampshire

  • Farnham, Surrey

  • Guildford, Surrey

  • Woking, Surrey

  • Bournemouth, Dorset

  • Poole, Dorset

  • Reading, Berkshire

  • Newbury, Berkshire

  • Windsor, Berkshire

  • Oxford, Oxfordshire

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