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Our Circus Skills Equipment

This is a selection of some the equipment we have. If there's anything you want to try that's not listed, please get in touch and ask. The chances are, if we haven't got it, or can't teach it, we know someone who can.

juggling balls

Juggling Balls and Scarves

Certainly not the easiest of skills to master, but it's the one that everyone wants to attain. We can break it down into simple steps that can be practiced separately to make learning to juggle as easy as it's going to be. We've taught literally thousands of people how to juggle, and we'll bring all that experience to you.

diabolo

Diabolo

It's one of the great introductions to circus skills, because it's reasonably easy to get started (once someone shows you how), but has a wealth of space for additional development.

Most people find this difficult, until someone who really knows how to teach it shows them how .... again, we have taught so many people how to do this ....and once you can do it, it's really quite addictive ...

flower sticks

Devil Sticks and Flower Sticks

Back in the day, Ug the Caveman (or woman, we couldn't tell because of all the fir) picked up three sticks and realised he could make one float in the air, using the other two ... amazing, and a little bit devilish ... these days, we have the same things, coated with really grippy silicone to make it as simple as possible to get started.

unicycle

Unicycles

Children love to see this being done, and they love to try it. Very few will master it in a day, but they'll have a lot of fun trying.

Is it difficult?
It's a one wheeled bike ... what do you think?

pedal racer

Pedal Walkers

Great fun in their own right, but a really good aid for teaching the basic balance necessary for unicycling. All with the benefit of having four wheels and slightly more stability.

chinese ribbon

Chinese Ribbons

"That's just a ribbon"
"Nope ... It's a ribbon ... and a stick!"

For years the only place we saw these was for five minutes every four years when the Olympic Gymnastics was on. Then someone realised they're great for teaching basic mobility, especially with the very young, but older folks love them too. We first got them in when we realised they we're a great introductory step to teaching Poi.

poi

Poi

If you've ever been to a festival, you will have seen someone swinging a pair of poi around. Balls on strings, with large ribbons attached.

These are great for teaching coordination, and balance, and when used properly a large amount of smoothness, grace and 'flow'. We use the kind with soft ends ....not the ones with balls or weights in.

spinning plate

Spinning Plates

A favourite with the very young, and another of those things where it really helps to have someone teach you the more complicated aspects. At it's most basic, it's a simple teacher of subtlety. keeping the plate spinning, without knocking it off the stick requires a delicate touch... but you'll soon want to know how to get it going in more complicated ways, and that's where it pays to have some expert tuition.

hulla hoop

Hula Hoops

Great fun, and great exercise. We only use professional quality hoops which makes a big difference. We've taught so many people to hula who thought they could never do it.

So stop trying to do it on the Wii, and try it for real.

balancing feather

Balancing Feathers

A feather is the ideal place to start to learn to balance objects, because wind resistance means it's a little slower to tilt over than most other items. It's something that most people can do, but of course, once you can do the basics, we know all kinds of ways to make it harder, and more interesting.

And if you like, once we've exhausted the feather, we can show you how to balance a unicycle, or a chair on your chin.

stilts

Stilts

The joy of growing a couple of feet taller. Again, this is always a favourite. We use hand held stilts for beginners, because it makes it far easier to make a graceful exit if or when you do lose your balance.

Of course, we can give those few useful tips that make it so much easier, because the best way to do this, is not the most obvious.

lolo balls

Lolo Balls

Of all the "toys" we bring, these are the only ones which really are toys, but they are so good for learning balance, as well as core strength, we just had to add them to the inventory.

Please note: We don't always bring everything, some things work better inside than out, and vice versa. Some things are age appropriate. If there's anything you're desperate to be included, make sure you mention it when booking. We're always on the lookout for new things to add to the list, so If there's anything you'd like to try we don't have, please just ask.

Because some of the items listed above do have some element of risk involved, we are happy to provide a risk assessment on request. We don't have to bring anything you're unsure about, and of course we carry public liability insurance. On the subject of paperwork, we are also CRB checked.