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Festival Children's Areas and Family Play Zones

Our favourite way to build a relationship with a festival is by integrating ourselves into the fabric of the event.

We can best leave a huge positive stamp on an event by being booked to provide our totally unique festival children’s areas.

We mean it, you won’t find another company that provides as much variety of skills and equipment from one place.

For our larger events we really do bring ridiculous amounts of kit with everything including the kitchen sink.

It’s more than just circus-skills workshops; it’s highly skilled circus shows to inspire the kids to have a go. It’s a children’s talent show with unique moments that will have the whole tent belly-laughing.

We program and stage manage the shows, different performers and activities to suit different budgets. Sometimes world-class puppet shows or interactive, improvised children’s theatre, a bubble show or even 'Big Bear's Big Balloon Disco' - a not-to-be-missed happening! Random walkabouts pepper the area, character mascots and celebrity guest stars make their appearances.

Our large network of passionate craft teams offer free sessions throughout the festival plus face painting, hair braids and more.

We provide hugely popular trapeze workshops for all ages and teach tightrope walking. Games, side-shows, toddler zones and bouncy mega-balls, interactive inflatables, crazy-bikes and unicycles, bundles of bubbles and a generous sprinkling of (eco) glitter !

5 reviews from attendees to 5 different festivals.

The children absolutely loved it

Had an absolutely fantastic three days at Camp Bestival; spent most of it at BigTopMania. The children absolutely loved it, thank you to all the staff, see you next year hopefully.

The kids' favourite

The kids' favourite thing about Common People Festival last weekend. Thanks for entertaining them.

The kids were mesmerised!

Just watched these guys at Volksfest Bristol... absolutely brilliant... the kids were mesmerised!

Amazing, funny and engaging performances

We had the pleasure of watching Lucas and Jonny at Starry Skies festival - amazing, funny and engaging performances, which our 3 and 6 year olds loved... so much so that we saw all three shows! Highly recommeneded.

Top entertainment

EACH year I have been to 'LET'S ROCK BRISTOL' you have been entertaining us all free. Top entertainment and great activities for us all from 10-6. I hope you are booked again for the next one. Thank you for your hard work and great talent x

What do our children’s areas look like?

Bespoke festival children’s areas for UK festivals

We like to work with the festival organisers directly and deliver our best children’s areas package to fit whatever budget is available. We don’t charge for entry to our area and families enjoy the fact they can spend whole days with us and not need to pay anything for hours of entertainment.

Our children’s area ensures you will receive great feedback from your audiences about the provisions you have provided to keep families entertained.

That’s why we are trusted by top family festivals like Camp Bestival and Shambala to provide huge parts of their children’s areas for more than 10 years in a row.

Children joining in a workshop
Children playing within a circus workshop

Don't walk the tightrope of trying to co-ordinate multiple suppliers

Bigtopmania provides an enormous amount of play equipment in house all rolled into the package. We work with a trusted team of extended festival family and talented performers. Allow us to project manage our own area and budget and have peace of mind knowing you are in the hands of true children’s area specialists.

Festival Kid's Areas Managed For You!

Aren't we lucky to have had long-term, trusted relationships with various festivals where we work with the organisers and to be fair, relieve them from a lot of pressure! Sometimes known as the 'Kidzone' or the 'Kid's Field' but essentially a family-orientated play area brimming with activities, structures, decor, arts, performers and lots of circus all centred in and around a big-top or two!

Below are some of the events where we have had a big involvement in the children's provisions or family content, taking on far more responsibilities and bringing lots of equipment.
Of course, we have worked at many others too from the big ones like Glastonbury Festival or Womad to the small ones like Nibley Festival or Kingston Green fair.

How can we be of service?

We love creating new partnerships that often last for years and years!

Please fill in some details as best you can and we will respond to you ASAP with some bespoke ideas!
We will respect your privacy of course and we know many folk hate these forms! 
So, if you prefer, or need an instant conversation, please feel free to call or email directly instead.

Many thanks.

Pete, Lucas and the Bigtopmania team.

Would you like to find out more? Enquire below.

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