GIFFORDS Circus is returning to the Cotswolds next month with its new tour, The Thunders.

From May to September, the famous family-run vintage circus will be touring the Cotswolds and the South West with its new show opening at Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, on Friday, May 23.

It will then visit various locations including Cheltenham, Daylesford Organic Farm in Kingham and Blenheim Palace before closing in Cirencester on September 14.

The Thunders explores the magical world of Greek myth and legend and promises more of the iconic Giffords high jinx with a hilarious 90-minute swords and sandals show.

There will be dancing horses, live music, flying people along with Giffords' favourite jugglers Bibi & Bichu, Tweedy the clown and Brian the goose.

Tickets are £22 for adults and £14 for children. For a full list of tour dates, locations and to book tickets, visit or call the Box Office on 0845 459 7469.