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The Paulos Circus: Things To Do In York

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Last Sunday, I was lucky enough to go and see the Paulos Circus in York with my younger brother and sister.

I felt immensely proud and grateful that I was able to give my siblings this experience, all because of my passion for writing and creating content on this little blog.

We had an awesome afternoon at the circus and today’s post is all about our visit to the Paulos Circus; just one of the many things to do in York.

P.S. These photos were taken on my iPhone so the quality of them is pretty shocking – sorry.

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Myself, Shay and Katie went to see the 2pm showing on Sunday afternoon and it was such a perfect way to spend a few hours. The whole tent was full and the show was fully sold out – a great first sign of what was to come.

The show began with extravagant lighting, music and plenty of drama. There were strobe lights and flashing lasers (something that I would definitely bare in mind if you’re sensitive to lights).

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The first performance began with three of the circus performers carrying out mind-blowing tricks on this huge double circle piece of equipment. It was both equally terrifying and mesmerising to watch – my little sister sat with her mouth open the whole time!

The skills of the performers were truly incredible and I can only imagine the time, effort and the immense amount of practising that must have gone into perfecting the performance.

Next up was a brief performance from the entertainer ‘Mr N’ who provided us with plenty of laughs and silly jokes.

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The ‘knife throwing’ event was next and that really had everyone on the edge of their seats; one lady was stood against a wall while her partner threw knives at her at various speeds and without hesitation; it was remarkably impressive!

I don’t really want to give too much away about the entire performance as I think the surprise factor really plays a huge part of the entire show but there were so many exciting elements of the show.

There was one lady who was insanely good at swinging off a hoop that was suspended from the ceiling; my little sister was particularly impressed by this as she’s quite the gymnast herself!

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I think the finale of the show was the main highlight for most attendees as it was truly gripping!

Two performers showed us their tightrope walking skills, all the while riding a bicycle and being suspended by the tiniest piece of rope!

Myself and my younger siblings had a truly amazing time at the Paulos Circus and I really couldn’t recommend it enough. The performers were so entertaining and constantly captured the audience’s attention.

From Friday 6th April until Sunday 29th April, you can see the Paulos Circus at Roko on Thursdays and Fridays 5pm & 7.15pm and Saturdays and Sundays 2pm & 4.30pm. Tickets cost £7 per person.

Thank you so much to the guys at Paulos Circus for providing us with an amazing show!

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Have you ever been to the circus? Is there anything else you’d like to do in York? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.

I was provided free tickets to the Paulos Circus but all thoughts and opinions regarding the show are entirely my own; please see my disclaimer for more.


  1. 16th April 2018 / 6:09 pm

    I haven’t been to a circus since I was like 10! What a cute thing for you to have been able to do for them, I know my little brother Jake would have loved this too! Shame there are no circuses in Gibraltar aha! xx


    • chloedickenson
      22nd April 2018 / 7:06 pm

      Ah that really is a shame! Xx

  2. Robyn
    21st April 2018 / 11:59 am

    This looks amazing !

  3. 23rd April 2018 / 10:19 am

    Oh my goodness I haven’t been to the circus in years!!! It sounds like you had an amazing time, that would definitely have excited me after watching The Greatest Showman I would love to go to the Circus again!! So lovely that you got to take your siblings too!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

    • chloedickenson
      24th April 2018 / 7:11 pm

      Omg I can’t believe I haven’t seen the greatest showman yet! Xx

  4. 23rd April 2018 / 10:28 am

    Wow, the Greatest Showman comes to life here! It’s so lovely that you are able to treat your siblings to this wonderful day out, it really is such a great perk of blogging to be able to take your loved ones along for special experiences such as this! I’m not surprised that the knife throwing event had everyone on tenterhooks, I would definitely be watching from behind my fingers haha! I’ve never actually been to the circus but now I really want to go, next time I’m in your neck of the woods, I’ll have to check this place out!

    Abbey xx

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