11th - 22nd August 2022

Giffords Circus returns to Minchinhampton Common in 2022

Minchinhampton Common,
Stroud
GL6 9BP

Minchinhampton holds a special place in our hearts, we have been visiting the Common since 2001 and are always welcomed so warmly by the local community. We visit in high summer when the Common is parched by the sun and children are on their school summer holidays. As the wagons roll in, the cows that roam the Common freely watch the comings and goings, occasionally having a scratch against a circus caravan much to the surprise of whoever is inside!

“It’s not your average big tent affair but a wonderland. It’s the best live show I’ve ever seen. I’d love to join the circus”

Rachel Weisz, Harpers Bazaar

Getting here

Address

Bell Lane
Minchinhampton
Stroud
GL6 9BP

Site Information

Phone signal may be intermittent.
No food on the last Monday in Minchinhampton.
No accessibility restrictions

Parking

Parking is on the Common next to the Circus, please follow signs and park considerately. The ground may be undulated in places. For those with limited mobility we reserve a limited amount of blue badge parking nearer the tent, please let the car park attendant know if you need to park as near as possible and they will show you where to go.

Minchinhampton Common

Giffords Circus is situated on Minchinhampton Common, to the north of Minchinhampton town and next to Holy Trinity Church.

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Directions

From Stroud train station take the Bath Road (A46) southbound, after half a mile turn left, opposite Dudbridge Hill, and head up Walkley Hill. Turn right at the junction next to The Prince Albert pub. Follow this road over Rodborough Common and onto Minchinhampton Common for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Butt Street, following signs for Minchinhampton town centre. Continue along road until you reach Minchinhampton market place and turn right along Bell Lane. Bear right with Holy Trinity Minchinhampton on your right and continue until you reach the edge of Minchinhampton Common and the circus will be directly in front of you.

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From Cirencester take the A429, past Cirencester hospital on your left, towards Stroud. At the roundabout take the third exit onto Stroud Road (A419) and continue for 6.5 miles. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Cirencester Road and continue for just over two miles. Turn left onto Butt Street, following signs for Minchinhampton town centre. Continue along road until you reach Minchinhampton market place and turn right along Bell Lane. Bear right with Holy Trinity Minchinhampton on your right and continue until you reach the edge of Minchinhampton Common and the circus will be directly in front of you.

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Make a day of it in Minchinhampton

The Stroud Valleys are home to Giffords Circus and there are so many wonderful places to visit and enjoy, here’s just a couple of our address book secrets!

ENJOY AN ICE CREAM ON RODBOROUGH COMMON

Winstones Ice Cream was founded in 1925 and has been located on the neighbouring Rodborough Common ever since.  This Stroud institution is in an ideal location and serves up to 17 different flavoured ice creams and includes vegan and lactose free options.

THE KITCHEN

You will not find a warmer welcome than the one that you will get from Peter and Assumpta Golding, owners of The Kitchen in Minchinhampton. A favourite place for the Giffords Circus company when they are in town, The Kitchen serves delicious breakfasts, homemade lunches and afternoon teas. Sit in the bay window and watch the cows walk by!

Places to stay

Thistledown Farm Campsite is a family run organic farm and campsite near Nailsworth. Thistledown is an idyllic car free campsite offering the perfect place to stay with the family in the Cotswolds.

Minchinhampton Common Show Dates

Thu 11th August
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Fri 12th August
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Sat 13th August
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Sun 14th August
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Mon 15th August
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Thu 18th August
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Fri 19th August
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Sat 20th August
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Sun 21st August
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Mon 22nd August
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