Families love going to the Circus but shows are usually quite repetitive and lack a lot imagination. Once you have seen a performance, you’ve seen them all. So it’s probably better to save your money and wait for the big show to arrive at your city. There are quite a lot of respectable circus names coming to town in 2020. Which one to choose and which show not to miss this year? BabyBreaks have researched what are the top 5 cities in Europe in 2020 which welcome great Circus performances to entertain the whole family.

1. Paris, France

The City of Love will welcome not one but two great circuses this year. Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione has a new 2-hour show called Défi with their last show happening on the 15th March 2020. Furthermore, Bouglione is a long standing family circus that has been popular with the French crowd for decades. FREE for kids 0 to 2 year old

Address: 110 Rue Amelot, 75011 Paris, France

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Source: Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione

Another great original Circus show is with Cirque Bormann located in the 15th district. This year, they present their new production called Voyage Dans le Temps (Time Travel) which runs until September 2020. For every paying adult, you will get a free entrance for child between 3 and 12 years old. Young children under 3 have free entry.

Address: 5 Rue Lucien Bossoutrot, 75015 Paris, France

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Source: Cirque Bormann / Facebook

2. London, UK

The Canadian Cirque du Soleil returns another year at the Royal Albert Hall with their incredible show Luzia which has toured all around the world. The performance is quite unique and never fails to entertain during the 2-hour long show. So expect to keep your eyes wide open and discover the magic of the best Circus in Europe and the World.

Address: Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AP

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Performance Dates: From 12 Jan 2020 to 1 Mar 2020

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If you miss the show Luzia this Winter, no worries, Cirque du Soleil returns this Summer with the show called Corteo™ at the modern venue O2 in East London. You can already book your tickets with either the Matinee or Evening shows here.

Source: Cirque du Soleil

 3. Bruxelles, Belgium

Probably because of their boundaries with France, Bruxelles also has a traditional 2-hour circus show organised by Alexandre Bouglione. Their Bruxelles show usually happens at the end of the year. So make sure to check their website for their future performance in the Belgium capital. Also, bear mind that the show is currently touring across Belgium so you can see their latest performance in different cities such as Courcelles or Mons.

Address: Rond-Point Jean Offenberg, 1020 Bruxelles, Belgium

Website: www.bouglione.be

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Source: Cirque Alexandre Bouglione / Facebook

Cirque du Soleil is also presenting their show Kooza in Autumn this year at Brussels Expo next to Palais. This performance is full of colours with incredible acts such as contortionists or the famous Wheel of Death. You can book your tickets here

Performance Dates: From 22 Oct 2020 to 27 Nov 2020

Source: Cirque du Soleil

4. Blackpool, UK

Blackpool hosts the oldest British circus under the name Blackpool Tower Circus. The Circus opened its door in 1894 and has been a favourite attraction among the families staying in the city This year, your little tribe will be able to see High Jinx with great illusion and juggling stunts as well as amazing tricks. This show must be on your wishlist for your next visit in Blackpool for sure.

Address: Blackpool Tower, The Promenade, Blackpool, FY1 4BJ, UK

Website: www.theblackpooltower.com

Performance Dates: From 4 Apr 2020 to 8 Nov 2020

Source: The Blackpool Tower

5. Budapest, Hungary

The reviews on TripAdvisor say it all, Budapest probably has one of the Best rated circus in Europe  and it’s good value for money as well. With a show of 2.5 hours, the Capital Circus of Budapest will take your family to a unique and traditional world of entertainment. Their new show is called Festival + Miraculous Winners.

Address: Allatkerti korut 12/a., Budapest 1146, Hungary

Website: www.fnc.hu

Performance Dates: From 18 January 2020 until 15 March 2020

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