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Wellington Country Park Easter weekend

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Easter at Wellington Country Park

The grounds of Wellington Country Park, just south of Reading in Hampshire, are a prime location for caravans, campers, fisherman and especially families and day visitors from all over.

Billed as the “Baby Big Top Circus”,  we feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to perform our “Bigtopmania Family Circus Show” over the Easter weekend for the last 6 years.

The Circus tent stays at the Park over the Easter Holidays and is used for the rest of the entertainment…. as on the board above! (throughout the year there is a full program of activities and entertainment; our tents return and our acts entertain!)

 

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The morning view at Wellington Country Park, Berkshire

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We stay on site and wake up to a cacophony from the ducks, swans, geese and a host of other animals…

 

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The crowds have grown each year that we have been here and this year was no different; with the afternoons shows crowd being especially large.
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Considering the freezing cold Easter this year,  it was a delight to see so many bottoms on seats with full houses every show!

You can watch the 2013 Circus video here

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The Circus Cast

Ringmaster & Clown – PeteZa

At the head of it all is PeteZa, the ringmaster who is always clowning around. This year he donned a cowboy hat for a western themed lasso act and a china plate spinning act that was simply erm’ …smashing!


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African Acrobats – Emmanuel & Enoch

Brothers from Accra, Ghana and great friends of ours for many years; these boys have energy to match their smiles and crazy whistles!

They make you cheer with their wonderful flips, and they make you laugh when they wiggle their hips!

This year Emmanuel flew back from Ghana on the Saturday and was performing with us for the Sunday shows. No rest for the wicked!

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Emmanuel shows us how to do it even with no head?!

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Hula & Aerial Silks – Leonie

Leo’s first outing is a Hula Hoop routine performed to an upbeat country western tune with costume to match.

For the finale Leo performs aerial silks to more atmospheric sounds, the strong and graceful side of Leo comes out in this routine.

Wowing the crowds with flexibility, strength and daring drops; this routine closes the show.

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Unicyclist and Juggler – Lucas

Opening the show, a Balkan themed clap-along juggling routine with up to 7 balls manipulated on the cold mornings was no mean feat!
Later; a block by block Tetris themed Cigar box routine was also on the menu as well as a comedy unicycle routine.

The pinnacle of the unicycle act is a jump from a high pyramid to crush a cup placed between sound technician Craig’s legs.

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The Easter Bunny

It wouldn’t be an Easter show without a visit from a certain someone.

The Easter Bunny spread the love with choc’s and sweets for as many kids as possible.

With the Easter weekend being an already busy period for him, we’re very grateful he was able to attend.
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When the show is over.. In our spare time…

On the Saturday night we paid a visit to Carter’s Vintage Steam Fair, back on the old ground of Palmer Park In Reading. All the rides were looking as beautiful as ever at this long-standing traditional fairground.
We even bumped into a few old faces from our Reading years.

At the park we enjoyed lovely walks taking the dog around the lake or into the deer park (found some large antlers!!), mini golf and dinosaur spotting!

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Do you have an event that needs some family entertainment, why not hire a circus show from Bigtopmania.

We cater the show to meet your budget & vision. We have a roster of artists that we work with regularly and can put together a very large or a very small show depending on the event.

We love hiring our circus tents to lots of lovely events but we much prefer it when we get to perform our shows in them  as well. Circus is our passion after all!

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Thank you’s go to all those who attended and made it such an enjoyable experience and for the lovely staff of Wellington Country Park for looking after us. Finally thanks to Nino Bartolomei who supplied the majority of these photographs.

Hope to see you next year!

Lucas Wintercrane
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