February half term is by far one of the trickiest school holidays, in my opinion. With Christmas out of the way and plenty of drizzly, grey days in sight, it can be tricky to keep the children occupied especially if you are stuck indoors and driving each other up the wall!
We are a family who loves to be outside in all weathers but even I can admit that sometimes it is too much, so having a list of fun, indoor activities you can enjoy is always handy. If you are based in the North West then I threw this list together recently of places we have tried and tested.
One of the things I didn’t include, but which I perhaps should have as we have been before and thoroughly enjoyed it, is Gandeys Circus. You can see our review from our previous trip here. We have been invited to attend again this half term and I know Meg and Eli will be absolutely thrilled. This year is a celebration of 250 years of the Circus with the theme The Greatest Showman and it promises to be a whole lot of fun.
‘Raising the bar sky-high and smashing expectations to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the creation of circus, THE GREATEST SHOWMEN will be staged in the fully-heated 1,500-seat Big Top, equipped with theatre-standard lighting and sound.
For the first time a galaxy of international stars – from Colombia, Cuba, Kenya, France, Portugal and the UK – are assembled in one glittering production proudly presented by HAYLEY and MARISKA, the fourth generation of the GANDEY family’s circus dynasty.
It is thrills and laughter all the way as Gandeys Circus takes to new heights a heritage of entertaining the entire family – from the youngest member to the oldest.’
There will be acts from all over the world and all the classic performances you would expect to see in a world class circus including wire walkers, acrobats, clowns, jugglers and plenty more. Gandeys Circus is almost 100 years old and this year’s glittering spectacle will be hosted by the fourth generation of Gandeys. We are very excited to be able to attend!
Best of all, not only did Gandeys get in touch and ask whether we wanted to go along and watch the show but they have also offered us a family ticket to giveaway to one of our readers. Winning a free trip to the circus is definitely one way to keep the kids occupied over half term. To enter, all you need to do is use the rafflecopter below.
The giveaway is for a family to ticket to the circus at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool but the winner can choose from any of the available dates. Best of luck, perhaps we will see you there!