Friday, 14 August 2015

Children's Day at Fairhaven Garden Norfolk Broads – Circus Bizerkus with the Foolhardy Folk


The annual summer Children’s Day at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham, on Wednesday, August 26, from 11am to 3pm, features East Anglia’s favourite clowns the Foolhardy Folk and their new show Circus Bizerkus.

There are circus workshops from 11am to 1.45pm, followed by the Circus Bizerkus performance at 2pm. Children’s craft activities run from 11am to 3pm.

Circus Bizerkus: the circus is in town, but it’s just Cosmo, the ringmaster and Bert his trusty ring hand. The rest of the troupe is on the tour bus last heard of on the B9127 heading for Arbroath. With the show due to start, Cosmo decides that he will have to do it on his own. He can juggle, knows the magic tricks, and is handy on the diabolo. He even used to do the grand finale handstand on a chair in his younger days. However the enthusiastic Bert has other plans. Seeing his chance to perform, he persuades Cosmo to let him help and mayhem ensues.

ChiIdren’s Day is included in garden entry: adult £6.20, concessions £5.70, child £3.65 (under 5 free).

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham NR13 6DZ, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, t. 01603 270449 www.fairhavengarden.co.uk. The garden is open daily all year from 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day), and on Wednesdays until 9pm to the end of August, free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales.

There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden and an accessible boat for trips on the broad from April to October (additional charge). Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available.

Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.