Big Top fun in Ashington as circus hits the town

A popular family circus has set up its big top in Ashington ready for a long weekend of fun.

Planet Circus will be performing at Ashington Rugby Club, in Ellington Road, from today (Wednesday) to Bank Holiday Monday (May 27).

Ringmaster Gary with the Thunderball Riders from Planet Circus which is appearing at Ashington Rugby Club.

Ringmaster Gary with the Thunderball Riders from Planet Circus which is appearing at Ashington Rugby Club.

The popular circus, currently on a UK tour, features a host of performers which organisers say will give that “wow factor” for the audience.

There will be the Thunder-ball daredevil motorbike stunt riding show, who will be performing in a metal globe; juggling by The Brophy Family from Australia; Princess Emilia and her aerial rocket; high wire walking by Marco Polo; clown Chico Rico and more.

Performances take place at 5pm and 7.30pm weekdays; 2pm and 5pm on weekends; and 1pm and 3pm on Monday.

First day tickets cost £5.99.

For more information or tickets visit the on site box office, open from 9.30am to 8pm; contact 07563 727206 or visit www.ticketweb.co.uk