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Try New Adventures – Visiting the Circus

Posted on: January 20, 2011

This week we had the opportunity to go to the circus – which was a first for all of us. Initially, I had some reservations about going; I have mixed feeling about zoos and circuses because of the welfare and treatment of the animals. But, Julia loves animals and probably won’t ever be able to see an elephant or lion this closely. So we decided to go.

Excuse the camera phone quality - We forgot our regular camera

We went with some friends, John, Angela and their little guy, Evan. The girls had a really great time. Julia was in complete awe. Thanks to Angela, we scored some seats center ring right at the bottom, so we had great views of everything. When they brought out the elephant, Julia mouth dropped. It was great.

They also had acrobats who did these amazing {although completely crazy} stunts. At one point in the show there was a woman on this small platform hanging from the ceiling. She had nothing securing her to anything and she did these twists and turns by just holding on to a bar. From the ceiling. Then they had women climbing sheets hanging from the rafters and doing synchronized twists and turns. It was really, really impressive. And really, really crazy. I suppose it’s not crazy – their trained professionals – but I’m probably not going to sign up for acrobatic classes anytime soon.

I’m glad we went, if for no other reason than to see Julia and Hannah’s faces when they saw all the animals and acrobatic tricks. It was a fun family adventure.

Have you ever been to the circus? What did you think?

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5 Responses to "Try New Adventures – Visiting the Circus"

When I was little my parents always took us to the local acrobatics circus…but it didn’t have any animals! Every time we went, I thought, “Maybe this time they’ll have animals!” But alas. We read tons of Bill Peet books growing up, so I always thought of the circus in a happy light.

I did finally go to a “real” circus (with animals!) as an adult.

I don’t know much about how the animals are treated…would like to look into that some.

I agree, it’s hard as an adult to go to the zoo/circus because of the treatment of animals, but I have fond memories going with my parents and it is the only way kids get to get close to other types of animals and learn about them. I think it was a little early for Evan and Hannah to enjoy it, but Julia did seem to like it! Thanks for going and let us know what other adventures you would like to try 🙂

My son really wants to go to a circus, so I think we’ll try that this year. Glad you all had fun!!!

I feel much the same way you do about the circus. I hate that the animals are often mistreated, but at the same time, it’s such a great experience to be there. I’m glad the girls enjoyed it so much! 🙂

Oooo what a fun adventure!! It’s wonderful Julia got to see the elephants-they are so beautiful! I’ve found that many zoos have really started to clean up their acts lately with animal space and treatment. The Seattle zoo explains where their animals come from and why they are there which is nice. Yea for fun outings!

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