John Lawson’s award-winning Circus is coming to Timmermans this Christmas! Featuring a variety of acts it will be family entertainment for all ages. The big top will be on the bottom field in front of the garden centre and will open on Saturday December 15th and run until December 31st (no performances 25th,26th & 27th December as we are closed). We will be putting in extra car parking as well as a dedicated Christmas Cabin near the Circus for festive refreshments!
Tickets now available to purchase, Just click on the link below.
The circus runs from Saturday 15th to 31st December, with no performances when we are closed 25th-27th December. Follow the booking link (from Tuesday) to view the performance times on each individual date. The performance running time is approximately 45 minutes. Please arrive 30 minutes before your performance time. We may not be able to admit any latecomers who arrive after the performance has started.
Where is it?
The Big Top will be on our field at the front of the garden centre. Access to the Circus will be via the plant area, just follow the signs!
How much are tickets and where do I get them?
You can book tickets in advance online via the booking link, up to midnight the night before the performance. Tickets will be available on the day from the garden centre. Adults aged 15 years and over – £6, Children aged 2 and over – £5
Are there any special offers?
Yes! There is 25% off the normal ticket prices for performances on the 17th,18th,19th. These include the 4.30pm, after-school performance. Adult tickets are £4.50 and Children are only £3.75
What about under 2s?
Little ones under 2 years of age do not need a ticket and are welcome to sit on a parent’s/guardian’s lap. If your under- 2 year old occupies a seat then you will be required to purchase a Child’s ticket.
Fire regulations do not permit prams or pushchairs within the seating areas but they can be folded and left at the entrance to the big top, at your own risk.
Will the Big Top be heated?
Are there animals performing in the Circus?
No, strictly humans only!
Can I change my booking?
Sorry, bookings are non-refundable and are only valid for the performance date and time printed on the ticket. Unfortunately we are unable to change a booking once it has been paid for.
Will the Circus be cancelled if the weather is really bad?
In the event of high winds, there is a chance we may have to cancel a performance. If this happens, we will post the cancellation on our Facebook page as it may be too difficult to contact everyone individually. In the unlikely event we are forced to cancel a performance, you will be offered an alternative performance or a full refund. We will process all online refunds as quickly as possible but are not liable for processing delays caused by SagePay or other third parties and are only liable for the ticket price paid, no further costs. We regret that tickets cannot be refunded in the event of adverse weather (for example, if it snows) if the performance goes ahead.
Will there be flashing lights?
The performance may include bright or flashing lighting and loud sound effects. Please contact us directly if this is a potential issue and we can give you further details.
Can we take photographs?
Yes! Photography without flash and video filming for private use is encouraged – please tag us into any of your social media posts! Commercial photography and video filming is not permitted without prior agreement and payment of a location fee and performer’s fees.
Will refreshments be available?
Yes, our pop-up Christmas Café will be serving up hot dogs for circus-goers, festive treats such as luxury hot chocolate, gingerbread lattes, mulled wine, mince pies and other Christmas delights.