Category: Days out in Kent

Fun at Little Street, Maidstone

Fun at Little Street, Maidstone

One of the things I really want to do here on the blog this year is showcase some of our favourite family friendly days out and attractions in our local area. I’ve previously shared our day at Kent Life Hops ‘n’ Harvest Festival and our […]

Dinner at The Horsehoes  {#AD – Gifted for Review}

Dinner at The Horsehoes {#AD – Gifted for Review}

Last week we were lucky enough to be invited to the press night of the Horseshoes relaunch. The country pub, set in the charming village of East Farleigh has had an extensive makeover and has been transformed into a stylish & chic haven with luxurious […]

A visit to The Paulos Circus Rockets Tour – AD GIFTED

A visit to The Paulos Circus Rockets Tour – AD GIFTED

At the weekend we were invited to The Paulo’s circus for a special family trip out. We were all very excited as it would be the children’s first visit to the circus and my first in a very long time.

I was a little nervous as to how Florence would react once the lights went out as she is generally very nervous in settings like this but she was absolutely fine once the show began. She sat so nicely with her huge bag of popcorn and spinning light that we’d bought from the kiosk. 

The show itself felt less like a circus, more of a circus trick talent show if you see what I mean? Each act came on at separate times performed, bowed and then it moved onto the next. I was expecting a more traditional format with a busy stage of lots of tricks and acts perhaps even following a narrative. This being said, it was still enjoyable to watch. 

We particularly enjoyed the silk acrobats and the juggler! Florence has been talking about the juggler and his orange cups ever since. The mime / chair balancing act was impressive too. 

The show wasn’t lost on William either. I had wondered if he’d be a bit young for it but we took along the summer infant booster seat (gifted) and attached it to the chair so her could sit up and watch. He loved all of the lights too and sat in awe during the laser act. 

Considering it is a family show I was surprised to find that there was no interval to allow for a loo break (particularly as Florence is so newly potty trained) and the toilets were closed pretty much as soon as the show finished which lead to a very stressful experience with a toddler who needed a wee before we left. Despite asking if they could make an exception we were just told there was nothing they could do.

That aside, we had a great time at Paulos circus on Sunday and with tickets only costing £7 I think it’s great value for money for a family outing.

Paulos Circus is in Strood until this Sunday and then will be at the Leybourne site throughout October.

Show Times:

Thursdays & Fridays

5pm & 7.15pm

Saturdays & Sundays

2pm & 4.30pm

You can buy tickets at the Box Office from 11pm daily.

JUST SO YOU KNOW

We were gifted four tickets to The Paulos Circus in return for a full and hones review. All opinions are my own.

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Family fun at Kent Life Hops n Harvest Festival

Family fun at Kent Life Hops n Harvest Festival

After a particularly miserable week plagued with illness here I was determined that this weekend would be filled with memory making and quality family time to end a rather lovely summer. The first weekend of September was always marked off in our calendar before we […]

Jeskyns Community Woodlands & Finding the Gruffalo

Jeskyns Community Woodlands & Finding the Gruffalo

With trying to keep our spending to a minimum while at the same time seeking adventure for my little family I’m always on the look out for free / cheap days out we can go on. Every now and then I discover a place which […]