Jake's Circus Skills | Circus Skills Workshops for Schools, Nurseries, Clubs and Festivals | Hampshire

Circus Skills at Fairs and Festivals

As well as running Circus Skills Workshops for schools and clubs, we also run drop-in sessions at festivals, such as The Winchester Hat Fair and Mela Festival, street events, open days and carnivals. Our Circus Skills drop-in sessions are ideal for outdoor festival entertainment.

We cater for up to 100 people with our full range of circus equipment and provide an exciting, entertaining and dynamic experience for the visitors to your fair or festival!

Circus Skills Entertainer with Juggling, Balloon Modelling, Plate Spinning for Festivals and Events in Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex.

We adjust the workshops depending on who attends. If it’s for families we structure it so the parents help the children and add extra tips for the adults to try on their own. There are lots of opportunities for interaction for example passing plates or devil sticks to each other, passing balls, helping each other on stilts, unicycles (older children & up) and various types of games.

Our Tents

We have a HUGE STAR SHADE CANOPY spanning 10 metres Diameter and stands 5m tall. This is useful to keep the sun and rain off the customers and also acts as a very visible attraction to any festival. We also have a 3mx3m Gazebo for smaller events and hard standing.

How we do it

The circus equipment we use at festivals ranges from Juggling balls, Scarves, clubs. Spinning Plates, Hoola Hoops, Poi, Diabolos, Flower & Devil sticks, lasso, wooden Stilts, Fun wheels, Pedal-Go's, Mini-bikes, Unicycles AND weather permitting we have a 14ft **Tight Wire**.

During the workshops we walk around offering advice and tips ensuring everyone is getting the most from the experience.

Props like the diabolo, plate spinning and ball juggling that require some skills are broken into fun simple step-by-step stages. Every now and then throughout the festival day we call out on our PA to gather people to mini workshops for any of the props.

With the Unicycles, we teach how to mount, balance and ride but only with an instructor. Sometimes we will show Mum/Dad how to help their child on and off it or if a group of young adults arrive we teach them as a group of 3, one person on it the other two supporting.

The Tight wire is manned by an instructor at all times. We invite people to try the tight wire with a demonstration, advising on how to place their feet, then help each person across. Only when we see they are competent & have understood our instruction do we allow people to try by them selves with us still present.


We can provide Arena Entertainment where we can put on a short show with Juggling, Diabolo, Unicycles and even a Penny Farthing mixed with a bit of Clowning. We can also provide Background Entertainment suitable for fairs etc where wandering juggling is required carrying a back pack I can stop and perform juggling, magic or balloon modelling depending on the situation.

A Typical 4 hour Festival goes like this:

  • ½ hr Fun Juggling Arena Show (to open the event perhaps)
  • 2hr Circus Skills
  • ½ hr Childrens Fun Juggling & magic Show
  • 1hr Circus Skills
  • Optional Balloon Modelling can be added.


Hi Juggling Jake, Hope you can remember me, you have very kindly been to our fun days at sherfield English to entertain the kids, big and small, wondering if you would be free again this year, would love to see you and your beautiful tent again. Look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Marion.

Circus Skills Workshops for...
  • Nurseries & Pre-School
  • Schools - Keystages 1-4
  • After School & Youth Clubs
  • Brownies & Beavers
  • Festivals & Street Entertainment
  • Christmas Parties
  • Background Entertainment
Useful to know...
  • Member of Equity, follow Equity Code of Conduct
  • CRB checked
  • £10 Million Public Liability Insurance
  • First Aid At Work
  • Risk assessments carried out
  • Covering Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Dorset, Sussex & across the South Coast!

Hampshire based circus skills workshops for schools, nurseries, clubs and festivals.

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