This summer, from 22 July – 3 September, the circus is coming to town! New for 2017, a Victorian circus will be entertaining families thanks to Cirque Bijou, a Bristol-based contemporary circus company, taking over Brunel’s ss Great Britain. Inspired by the iconic ship’s history and voyages, the original and impressive performances can be enjoyed every day throughout the summer holidays, plus there’ll be exciting free circus workshops in Brunel Square from 12pm – 4pm. Once you are exhausted from watching all those daring feats, don’t forget ss Great Britain has lots more to keep you entertained; explore not only the ship itself but also the dry dock, the dockyard museum and (if you are feeling brave enough) try the ‘Go Aloft’ experience (£10 extra) and climb the rigging to over 25 metres above ground level!

• Brunel’s ss Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard, Bristol, BS1 6TY; 0117 926 0680;