My Merlin Annual Pass is not only for entry to the Tower Ballroom but also for free entry in to other Merlin attractions, so one of my dancing friends and I went to the Circus this week. The Circus is situated directly beneath the tower and the tower 'legs' can be seen surrounding the circus ring. No pictures were allowed to be taken of the acts (no animals here) but I sneaked in a few before the performance and during the interval. The Circus is as elaborately decorated as the Ballroom.
During the interval children could go down to the ring to have their face painted - for a cost, of course,
or to buy souvenirs.
The circus ring was smaller than I remembered since my last visit - hmm, hmm, hmm years ago when I was little and I'm sad to say that the water finale was not as spectacular as I remember either. :(
The acts were good but not great and the same acrobats seemed to return for different routines. Acrobats, clowns, acrobats, clowns - not much variety really. I mustn't moan - the tiles around the area were the most spectacular!
I feel a crocheted square coming on!
Pusscat is loving his new bed.