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Paulos Circus, every July in Topsham, Devon [PR/gifted]

Paulos Circus, held at Dart’s farm near Topsham, Devon really wowed us from start to finish, with unexpected twists and turns (let’s just say it included the most entertaining H&S fire briefing I’ve experienced!), amazing and nail-biting aerial acrobatics, a laser show, some great humour and an hour and a half of non-stop slick and exciting spectacles to keep the audience thoroughly entertained.

The professional touring show comes to Dart’s Farm each year in July (follow Paulos Circus on Facebook for date announcements) and usually runs for around two weeks, with showings as follows:

Weekdays @ 5pm & 7:30pm

Weekends @ 2pm & 4:30pm

No performances Mondays & Tuesdays

Tickets cost £8 per person with children aged under 2 years going free – BOOK TICKETS ONLINE in advance.

The running time is approx 1.5hours.

July 2022 dates are from July 7-July 24th.

The content is firmly aimed at families (no scary clowns!) and is suitable for all ages though things to note – you can expect loud volumes, smoke machines and strobe lighting. In July, the Big Top can be very warm so bring plenty of water to drink.

Refreshments can be bought from the Circus kiosk before the show – think candyfloss, popcorn and slushies! The kiosk is CASH ONLY so remember to bring those pound coins with you.

Inside the Big Top, you can purchase spinning light wands for around £5 as an extra treat/novelty for little ones.

Buggies can be accommodated inside the Big Top if needed, the stewards will seat you accordingly on arrival.


Ample free parking at Dart’s Farm (short walk across a field to the Big Top – can navigate by pushchair)

Electric Vehicle charging points at Dart’s Farm Car Park

Toilets both at Dart’s Farm and directly outside the Big Top

Refreshments available from Circus Kiosk

Dart’s Farm is a great venue for families to wrap around your visit to the circus. There’s a large outdoor adventure play area and lots of space/tables for picnics in the grounds. You can get takeaway fish and chips from a kiosk, grab some farm shop deli bits from the shop to eat in the picnic area, or sit down to a table in the food hall or Cow & Cacao café for lunch or a sweet treat (in our case, ice creams to cool down!)

If you’ve been considering a trip to the circus, get on down to Topsham and enjoy the show – thoroughly recommended!