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“Best Circus I have ever been to!”

Written on: 04/10/2017 by dinahoconnell (1 review written)

Just come back from Zippos Circus in Bath. It was amazing. We go every year and love the circus but this was by far the best one I have ever seen. Thank you all very much - you are fearless, funny and fantastic. Did not want it to end… Read Full Review

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“Most fantastic night”

Written on: 17/09/2017 by JayceUnderwood (1 review written)

I went to zipper circus Twickenham green Thursday night. Normans budgies were the best, it was the most fantastic show, fun, laughter, Lots of gasps, the horses are well loved and clearly enjoyed what they do. Great family entertainment for all ages. I would highly recommend that all generations of the family go together for a great night out. Can't wait for 2018s show. I loved everything about the 2017 show. … Read Full Review

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“Brilliant if had no animals”

Written on: 11/08/2017 by Reganvh254 (1 review written)

It's a real shame this circus is still using animals as part of its show. All of the other human acts are absolutely brilliant and mind blowing. I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for the use of horses and birds - which not only is cruel but to be honest were also the least interesting out of them all. This fab human acts for this circus have the wow factor enough! Some of best circus acts - Circque du soleil, the Chinese circus and the big acts in Vegas no longer use animals! this… Read Full Review

Fletch88's Comment

Written on: 11/08/2017

To add by the animals acts being the least interesting I mean this really does show how completely unnecessary they are. I have seen some reviews saying the animals looked happy, this definitely isn't the case.

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“Best in Town!”

Written on: 15/07/2017 by RonMcintosh (1 review written)

Zippos are by far the best circus going! My son who is 7 got to meet The ringmaster took the time to show him the birds! Great day had by me and my son! Keep up the great work and the staff were very helpful throughout! Will be coming back thats for sure! #bestcircusintown… Read Full Review

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“Cruel to animals”

Written on: 01/11/2016 by Tiggeriffic (1 review written)

Hated the fact that it used the animals the way it did. What is wrong with just using other forms of entertainment involving just people… Read Full Review

Holidays24's Response to Tiggeriffic's Review

Written on: 18/06/2017

Absolutely agree, animals are not here to entertain us. It is very unfair and cruel to transport animals constantly and use them to perform. Why do we still allow this to happen and worse still pay to watch it. Totally sends out the wrong message to children.

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“An evening with 4 Granddaughters”

Written on: 02/09/2016

I took my 4 granddaughters aged 7 to 16yrs and they all thoroughly enjoyed the show. The youngest couldn't remember having been before and thought it was terrific, especially the trapeze act "which made her heart beat faster" - her words! She was slightly disappointed there wasn't an old fashioned clown. I thought the acts were exceptional and so many of them. There were protestors outside the circus regarding the animal acts - but all the animals looked loved and very well looked after… Read Full Review

Ivy76's Comment

Written on: 16/09/2016

I don't think animals would choose to perform in a circus given the choice!!!

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“A delighted 6 year old!”

Written on: 06/08/2016 by McClellan183 (1 review written)

Took my niece to Zippo's show today at Ayr Low Green to see her first circus. I wasn't at all sure how she would react and as an animal lover I was slightly wary. She absolutely adored the entire experience - from the performing budgies to the extraordinarily thrilling acrobat acts. The staff were friendly and took time to chat to their young customers. As for the animals they all looked well cared for. Some of the clown routines worked better than others. Old fashioned - in the nicest sense… Read Full Review

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“Mixed”

Written on: 27/04/2016 by May1985 (1 review written)

Some acts were really terrific like the trapeze artist, the fireman and the lady who fires a how and arrow with her feet. There were too many dull acts like the performing budgies and the clowns didn't engage the audience in the way I would have expected. It was quite expensive and I would have liked more fun… Read Full Review

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“No value for money, dull acts ”

Written on: 11/04/2016 by AntonyFagan (1 review written)

I have spent £ 33 for a dull presentation. I was bored most of the time and my little daughter (4 and a half yo) too. In the end, I was expecting the globe of death which never happened. So overpriced, no value for money!!!… Read Full Review

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“Animals should not be involved in circus acts”

Written on: 03/11/2015 by CaitlynLittle (1 review written)

Although the show was entertaining , I do not agree with horses being involved in performing circus acts for publics entertainment . Poor ponies were petrified by the loud music whilst being whipped!!… Read Full Review

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“AMAZING!!!!”

Written on: 01/11/2015 by fnHutchinson219 (1 review written)

Absolutely brilliant Show from start to finish, the whole atmosphere was electric! We loved it! … Read Full Review

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“It was outstanding for my 2 and 5 year olds as well me!”

Written on: 13/09/2015 by Esther1 (1 review written)

Great theatricality, spectacle and excitement and quite emotional too! The look of wonder and enjoyment on my kids faces was amazing! We went in Brighton on 1st September 2015 and will definitely go again … Read Full Review

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“Absolutely disgusted”

Written on: 13/07/2015 by glynhawkins (1 review written)

I came to attend the circus in elgin in scotland tonight only to be turned away they have no seats left even though i had v.i.p tickets as did alot of people tonight i was not upset for myself but for little children their upset little faces when they were sent away you should be disgusted with yourselve,s it was heartbreaking to see the kids upset and crying i think you should issue an apology especially to parents that will be trying to console their children a circus is supposed to make… Read Full Review

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“inappropriate clowns for kids”

Written on: 06/04/2015 by AlianaVega438 (1 review written)

I and my family are Zippos circus fans for many years now. We follow them even to Winter wonderland .I wen't to the Blackheath show during the Easter holiday's with my two younger children and my Cousin. All the acts was amazing and we enjoyed watching them, until the two Italian Male clowns came on and they did this thing with there trouser's, where they pulled it front the front and it quacked.We sat there and we all just cringed,we found this humor disgusting and highly inappropriate for… Read Full Review

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“Really enjoyed this circus”

Written on: 02/08/2014 by Yadira209 (1 review written)

Was abit disapointed at some of the reviews on here saying it wasnt a great circus but myself, husband and our 3yr old daughter went to see zippos on opening night in our town and it was amazing! At 1st we thought it was expensive but after seeing the show thought it was well worth the money it was a good laugh and atmosphere we had paid for deluxe ring seats and they were brilliant we were smack bang in front of the ring it was perfect! Loved all the light toys they were selling and they were… Read Full Review

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“Something different which had my daughter in awe”

Written on: 18/05/2014

I don't usually motivate myself to give reviews but these guys deserve one for what is good value entertainment containing things you just can't see anywhere else. The fact Zippos survives today is testament to how they've adapted what is expected from a circus. Of course sad, exotic animals are a big no-no these days. You can expect to see horses and budgies animal wise, that's it. To say the performers treat them well would not be fair to the performers as professionals, you can see they… Read Full Review

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“Great circus but watch out for guard dog”

Written on: 12/05/2014 by am2pm (1 review written)

Incredible circus but we would warn people about the dog guarding the horses. I had taken my 2 year old over to see the horses during the intermission (they were in full view on the way to the toilets) but she was terribly scared by a large dog who lunged towards us barking, which I was told guards the horses. I would love to hear that they have a person looking after them even if just during the intermission when little ones may try to go and get a closer look at these amazing animals… Read Full Review

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“far too loud”

Written on: 27/03/2014 by McAllister409 (1 review written)

the music was over amplified and almost deafening. one five year old in our part was so frightened by the noise he had to be taken out and would not return. We asked for the volume to be turned down but no luck; those of us who stayed loved the budgies. The horses looked a bit unhappy; a bit ribby and had ears back. Acrobats good but clowns a bit jaded. Our enjoyment was reasonable but marred by the excess noise in what is after all mainly visual entertainment… Read Full Review

Mrzippo's Comment

Written on: 05/05/2014

Very sorry the music was too loud. This was a technical problem which has now been fixed. Much better music for everyone to enjoy at Zippos circus now!

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“Best evening ever !”

Written on: 21/03/2014 by Meghan37 (1 review written)

While Zippo's circus was in oxford I thought it would be a bit of fun to give it a try. I was a bit concerned about the £39 for two delux tickets but my god I was wrong. For what I payed for it was a brilliant,amazing,fun and exciting evening. It was lovely and warm In the tent and the seats were comfy! Although some of the staff didn't speak very good English they were still polite, happy and seemed to enjoy themselves as the transformed into people dancing from the ceiling and running around… Read Full Review

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“Terrible Birthday Party”

Written on: 30/09/2013

I organized my daughter's Birthday party at the circus .we were very disappointed and our treatment had nothing to do with what they state on the website. We had no personal welcome from any Zippos Clowns; the reserved tables and chairs in the foyer area were not clean but especially nobody really looked after us. you have to cut your own cake and serve it (bring your own knife!). the food was awful (stale bread) During the performance, they didn’t make any announcement and didn’t… Read Full Review

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