Russells Circus opens its family show for the first time at Stonham Barns on December 19

Russell's International Circus is preparing to open at Stonham Barns on December 19.

Russell's International Circus is preparing to open at Stonham Barns on December 19. - Credit: Su Anderson

This Christmas an international circus is visiting a Suffolk tourist attraction for the first time.

Russells Circus is performing at Stonham Barns between December 19 to January 4.

Alex Morley, spokesman for the circus, said: “We have got all the things you would be expecting – acrobatics, jugglers, clowns and the Romanian State Circus.

“It’s a big Christmas show, the whole thing will be set to Christmas music and we have got snowmen and penguins. There will also be trapeze artists. The 1,000-seater big-top has state-of-the-art lighting and sound and is fully-heated.”

There will be two shows daily at 12noon and 3pm except for on Christmas Day. For information, including extra show times, go to www.russellscircus.co.uk or call 07752 218805.