“I wish I could do that when I’m a big grown up!”
These were the first words out of Mini Mumblers mouth after the opening 5 minutes. She had been totally mesmerised, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen her that quiet-looks like I’ll be investing in acro classes!
When I found out that the Netherland’s National Circus was in town for February half term it brought back the memories of our review visit from last year, I went online and re-read my blog – we really did have a fantastic time. So I was thrilled when we were invited along as guests again this year. We thought it would be a nice treat for Mr Mumbler too as he had missed out last year.
On the drive over I had that awful feeling when you think you’ve built it up too much and you might end up disappointed. I needn’t have worried, the show was just as jaw-dropping.
TIP: make sure to take some cash, you might want to buy some snacks and drinks, enter the raffle to win a giant soft toy or buy a light up wand!
I was really pleased to see some of our favourite acts from last year, I have to say that Duo Extreme is the highlight for me. Although I do love watching Mini Mumbler really get into things, I’ve not heard her laugh as much as she did at the clown’s tonight. Yet again The Netherland’s National Circus delivered a true family show, there was plenty to entertain all age groups.
Even having seen some of these acts last year, I was looking forward to seeing them again. The strength it must take to do these routines even once a day let alone twice is astounding, we were exhausted just watching!
That is until I was roped into some audience participation! I always up for a laugh don’t mind making a fool of myself but I wouldn’t volunteer! Mini Mumbler, on the other hand, was desperate to be picked (at least she got to keep my balloon flower) and I got a cheeky smooch with Ringmaster Daniel albeit unexpected on my part.
New acts this year include Duo Lugo and their laser show, new acrobatic routines plenty of juggling and the show opened up with a man in tartan spinning diabolos (I totally had to google what they were called!).
TIP: Wear boots or wellies as it can get a bit muddy.
The Netherland’s National Circus is in Wakefield at The Redbeck Hotel Car Park from now until Sunday 25th February, but don’t worry if you miss them as you’ll be able to catch them in Leeds from 1st March (There’s a special Mother’s Day show- mum’s go free!).
Tickets for Wakefield and Leeds can be booked online here.
TIP: although the tent is heated, it is February and you are still outside, so wrap up warm.
For the purposes of this review, we received complimentary tickets. This blog is a true representation of our own personal experience. We don’t recommend products, services or experiences that we don’t really believe in.
A big thank you to Daniel again for making our visit extra special (I’m not talking about the kiss by the way!).