All the fun of the fair on the Comedy Carpet

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Tricks and treats were the order of the day as Blackpool Tower celebrated World Circus Day.

Stars of the Tower Circus flipped across the Prom to the Comedy Carpet to showcase their skills, alongside members of Blackpool Circus School.

The cast and staff of Blackpool Tower Circus and members of the Blackpool Circus School joined forces on the Comedy Carpet to celebrate World Circus Day.'Performers on the Comedy Carpet.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'18-4-2015

The cast and staff of Blackpool Tower Circus and members of the Blackpool Circus School joined forces on the Comedy Carpet to celebrate World Circus Day.'Performers on the Comedy Carpet. PIC BY ROB LOCK'18-4-2015

Comedy clowns Mooky and Mr Boo helped lead the fun, as the international cast also launched a new promotion for the celebrated circus.

The astonishing acrobats and comedy antics entertained passers-by on Saturday.

For every attraction ticket bought at Blackpool Tower between now and Monday, May 25, visitors will get a £5 discount voucher for the circus’s summer show, which starts on Tuesday, May 26.

Tower general manager Kate Shane said: “We always enjoy celebrating World Circus Day here at the Blackpool Tower, and this year we want to share the fun by launching this exciting promotional offer in advance of the fantastic summer show.”

The cast and staff of Blackpool Tower Circus and members of the Blackpool Circus School joined forces on the Comedy Carpet to celebrate World Circus Day.'Joel and Ashleigh Hatton from Blackpool perform on their high bikes.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'18-4-2015

The cast and staff of Blackpool Tower Circus and members of the Blackpool Circus School joined forces on the Comedy Carpet to celebrate World Circus Day.'Joel and Ashleigh Hatton from Blackpool perform on their high bikes. PIC BY ROB LOCK'18-4-2015

Yuri Gridneff, head of Blackpool Circus School, was at the event with the school’s students.

“It was a great opportunity for the children to work alongside the stars of the circus,” he said.

“Joel Hatton started his circus career with us, and will start his first full season at the Tower Circus this summer with his unicycle act – so it shows where you can end up.

“We’ve had performers work around the world after training here. It’s only one night a week, but you have to start somewhere.

“Our aim originally was to give something back, as ex-circus performers and to maybe get kits off the street.

“And something we’ve really done is given children a tremendous boost in confidence.

“They come to us shy and lacking in confidence, but once they find they can learn something they’ve seen on TV and that they thought was impossible it gives them a huge boost.”