FIRE-BREATHING and knife-juggling performers, acrobats and aerialists will bring the magic of the circus to Bury this week.

Families are invited to Burrs Country Park to enjoy a show featuring motorbike stunts, fire-eaters, hand-balancing acts, tightrope walking and more.

Circus Funtasia will return to Bury on Wednesday, May 16 to host two performances at the park every day until Sunday, May 20.

Organisers have announced that there will be no animals at this year's circus.

Ringmistress Tracy Jones said: "With state-of-the-art lighting and a modern soundtrack, we’re moving away from circuses of yesteryear.

"We love being a contemporary family show that everyone can enjoy."

Headlining the event are daredevil Duo Sifolinis who will manoeuvre a giant rotating 'wheel of death' as part of their act.

The performers will display a variety of tricks inside the spinning wheels, while blindfolded.

Audiences can also expect the renowned Globe of Death act, returning with new motorcyclists and routines.

The circus, which is new for 2018, also promises comedy from Emilion Delbosq — a clown who prefers to wear a smart shirt and geeky glasses while he keeps the audience entertained.

Mr Delbosq said: "Thrill-seekers will love this year’s cast which includes the whip-cracking, fire-breathing Antonio Candela. He’s a hot act to follow.

"A hula hoop and tightrope act is performed by French artist Elodie. And our teenage Harley Quinn lookalike Nia will also be back on her Segway, making everyone envious of her incredible knife-juggling skills."

In addition to the one hour and 45 minutes of staged entertainment in the big top tent, there will also be popcorn, candy floss and other food and drink available for visitors.

Weekday shows will be held at the park in Woodhill Road at 5pm and again at 7.30pm. Performances on Saturday, May 19, will take place at 2pm and 5pm, while Sunday's shows will start at 12 noon and 3pm.

Ticket prices start at £10 for children and £12 for adults, with discount vouchers available from local shops in advance.

Family tickets for two adults and two children are available from £25, while children under two are free.

A special offer has been rolled out for Wednesday's performance, when all seats cost £7.

To book, call 0770 616 8507 or visit