Well, last year within a few weeks of starting my blog, we took them to see the circus but I wasn’t comfortable enough with my blog yet to have told about it.
Recently, Mom Central gave me a reason to tell about it – a blog tour for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Just so happened to be which circus we had gone to!
When we arrived, we headed to see the animals up close in an outdoor display area where they were caged. Since we knew we had nosebleed seats, we figured this was a great opportunity for the kids to really get a grasp on just how big the animals are.
Once inside, we were pleasantly surprised by the open floor plan and the pre-show entertainers. Everyone was allowed to go all the way down to the floor where the show was going to be put on and see things like an acrobat twirling on a hoop, an elephant painting a picture and numerous clowns. The kids were right in the thick of it. It was educational also because they talked about things like the visual differences in difference types of elephants. I honestly thought all elephants looked alike until I attended the circus!
Once the circus actually started, we were thrilled to see that there was a large projector showing the main events up close. So you could watch it live, but if you really wanted to see something specific, you just checked out the circus version of the jumbo-tron.
I certainly hope that my kids remember this wonderful experience and strongly encourage anyone to take their kids. Babies can attend the circus for free through their Baby’s First Circus promotion. Actually, take anyone. My grandma was in her 90s before attending her first circus, also Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and she even loved it! If you went last year, don’t think you can’t go again because they have different performances in alternating years.
If you’re thinking of attending the circus, use code MCC to receive a 20% discount when buying tickets with the following ticket price brackets: $24, $19, and $13 for the following tour visits:
Enjoy the show!