On Bank Holiday Sunday we went to The Lost Carnival at Burrs Country Park in Bury and it was brilliant.  Even though I had read one of our writers posts on Friday I still didn’t know what to expect. The post had said it was Weirdly Wonderful and I agree, that totally sums it up.  For me it was also a theatrical re-creation of a Victorian Circus with a modern twist.

The evening itself was relaxed, it was fun, it was a bit dark at times, it was colourful, it was theatrical and and it was easy to manage.  We had 8 kids between us at the event between 2 and 8 and they all really enjoyed it. The whole event was so visual that I will let the photos show try and explain our experience.

We all watched the acrobatics in amazement, the kids had their fears eaten by a fear eater (aka scary lady), we had our fortunes told and we danced to a band in the second field; oh and we chanted:

Step inside our little world,
a place where magic will unfurl

Open up your eyes and see,
what is now and used to be

Feats of strength, fortunes told,
juggling clowns from days of old

Save our show, with this rhyme,
a carnival that’s lost in time.

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14 Comments

  1. May 29, 2015 at 10:27 am — Reply

    I so wish we could have made it to this, it looks amazing, so interesting and yet scary at the same time! The set up with the man without a head, agghh!!! Fabulous photos x
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  2. May 29, 2015 at 11:01 am — Reply

    I must admit this sort of thing bores me a bit, im not a big fan of clowns and mims but im sure L would like that #SummerDays
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  3. May 29, 2015 at 11:13 pm — Reply

    Those photographs of the acrobats are amazing. I think I would have been very impressed with them. I love the idea of stepping back in time to a Victorian circus. But I think there are parts of it that I would have found very creepy. Hugs Mrs H xxxx
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  4. May 30, 2015 at 4:53 pm — Reply

    Wow, Your photo’s are fabulous.
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  5. May 30, 2015 at 7:19 pm — Reply

    These looks so cool, I love the idea of it! Really different, your photos are amazing too. Your kids looked like they had a blast, must such a different experience for them xx
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  6. May 30, 2015 at 11:16 pm — Reply

    This looks like a fantastic day out and your photos are all great. I bet all mine would enjoy this just as much as yours seem to! Thanks for linking up with the #SummerDays linky xxx
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  7. May 31, 2015 at 2:01 pm — Reply

    Such fantastic photos. Looks like an amazing event that our lot would love to try out X
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  8. May 31, 2015 at 9:43 pm — Reply

    Amazing photos!

    Sounds like a fabulous evening! #sundaystars
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  9. June 1, 2015 at 8:55 pm — Reply

    Love the photos karen especially the feather boa one #sundaystars x
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  10. June 2, 2015 at 9:15 pm — Reply

    This looks amazing!! I would have loved to have been able to go to something like this. Looks like lots of fun – and I love all your photos.
    Thanks for joining us on #SummerDays this week
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  11. June 4, 2015 at 10:41 pm — Reply

    It looks really intriguing and spooky, your photos are so beautiful Karen, I love them it looks like a fab day x
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  12. June 6, 2015 at 6:07 pm — Reply

    Wow, this looks amazing. Great pictures. It reminds me of a show I saw at Winchester Hat Fair a few years ago. Crazy, weird and wonderful all in one #CountryKids
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  13. June 6, 2015 at 9:12 pm — Reply

    Your photos are beautiful! So sad we missed it! Thanks for sharing! #CountryKids
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  14. April 4, 2016 at 10:24 pm — Reply

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