Terms and conditions

At Adventure Circus we want to make sure that you enjoy taking part in a safe and secure environment.  Your welfare is of paramount importance to us and we take steps to ensure we meet industry requirements.

By booking into our classes and paying the appropriate fee, you accept and agree to abide by these terms and conditions.

We have been assessed and have £5million public liability insurance and £10million employers liability insurance with hencilla.co.uk which covers all of our instructors.

You can see our insurance cover note here.

As a participant, we recommend that you purchase a policy that will cover you for personal injuries, should you be injured while taking part in our activites.

Working at heights
Our facility has been assessed by structural engineers McGregor McMahon Ltd.  All of our equipment has been purchased through reputable climbing and aerial activity suppliers and is catalogued for inspections every 6 months.  All of our equipment is rigged by an IRATA working at heights and aerial rigging qualified professional.

Readiness to participate
Our physical activity readiness questions below are designed to help you assess your ability to take part in our activities.

There are many health benefits are associated with regular exercise and the completion of a questionairre is a sensible first step to take if you are planning on increasing/changing the type of physical activity in your life.

Common sense is your best guide in answering these few questions. Please read them carefully.  If you answer yes to any of the questions, we recommend that you seek advice from your GP and discuss with our instructors before booking and attending classes.

Do you frequently have pains in your heart or chest?
Has your doctor recommended medication for your blood pressure/heart?
Do you tend to lose consciousness or fall over as a result of dizziness?
Do you have a bone/joint problem that could be aggravated by exercise?
Have you suffered from any injuries which are aggravated by exercise?
Are you or could you be pregnant?
Are you aware, through your own experience or a doctor\’s advice, of any other physical reason against your exercising without medical supervision?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions, please consult your GP and if approved to take part, please give medical details in advance of  your first class by e-mail to admin@adventurecircus.org.

First aid and new injuries or medical conditions
Our instructors are emergency first aid trained and at all classes, are in possession of a first aid kit, with access to ice packs.

If you have been diagnosed with a new medical condition or have sustained an injury then it is your responsibility to discuss your participation with the instructor before the class begins.

Recreational drugs, alcohol smoking, tobacco and chewing gum policy
Adventure Circus has a zero tolerance policy towards the use of recreational drugs, alcohol, smoking, tobacco product use and chewing gum in classes.   If it is thought that you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs you will be asked to leave the class.  You will also not be able to complete your course with us and you will not be able to apply for a refund or claim from us any costs, travel costs or other compensation.

Equality, welfare and child protection
Adventure Circus instructors are aware of and have received training in the Equality Act 2010 and wherever possible Adventure Circus will allow full participation from all members of society, provided they meet the physical activity readiness requirements outlined above.

Our instructors have completed a self disclosure and a protection of vulnerable groups (PVG) check. Our instructors are also encouraged as soon as possible to attend Safeguarding Children and Positive Coaching Scotland training courses.

We have a welfare and child protection policy and it is possible to receive a copy on request by emailing admin@adventurecircus.org

Parents of young aerialists are encourage to read the information available from sportscotland with regards to Positive Coaching Scotland and Understanding Talent.

Spectators and Photography
Spectators are very welcome and we have a lounge area to wait while all of our sessions are taking place.  Tea and coffee is also available.

Photography is permitted in classes for age 14+, but if you are taking photographs of someone other than yourself, you must have that persons permission.  In taster classes, it is possible for spectators to take photographs of their children, but not of other people’s children.

Adventure Circus reserve the right to take photographs and video footage of class participants for the purposes of skills development and class promotion via print, social and web media.  If you do not consent to your image or your child’s image being used, please email admin@adventurecircus.org.

Adventure Circus reserves the right to terminate your booking with us if your behaviour is likely in our opinion to cause distress, damage, danger to person or property; annoy other customers, employees or our partners.  Please also see our policy above on Drugs and Alcohol.

Booking terms and conditions 
Confirmation of booking: bookings made online, verbally or by email are not final until payment is received in full at your first class.

Missed class and make up class policy:  it is only possible to make up a missed class within the block you are booked in.   24 hours notice is required to change your class. You must notify us verbally, by email to admin@adventurecircus.org or by text to 07709815564.

Make up class options: 

Beginners can make up at WorkUs classes (Monday 6.30pm).
Improvers 1 can make up at Workus or Improvers 2 (Thursday 8.15pm)
Improvers 2 can make up at WorkUs or Improvers 1 (Tuesday 8.15pm)

If you have booked in for Improvers 1 and 2, then you can make up you class at Open Training (Friday 6pm - advanced booking with Gemma is essential)

Changes and cancellations by us: while every effort is made to ensure that your course commences as planned, Adventure Circus reserves the right to cancel or revise any course as necessary. If a course is cancelled, students will be notified and all payments refunded in full or a suitable alternative course offered.

Refund Policy
Beginners / Improvers classes: see class make-up policy above
Age 6-13 classes: unfortunately refunds are not possible, however missed classes can be made up by attending both classes on the same day (4-5 & 5-6pm)
Summer School: Refunds are not possible, however in the event that your child is unable to attend, we will credit you with a gift voucher of equal value to attend classes or special events.
Private Bookings (birthday parties / guides / scouts etc): Refunds are not possible.

Data Privacy and Spam
Your personal information is very important to us and is therefore not shared, sold or given to any third party without your prior written consent.

We will only also send you information about Adventure Circus activities and offers and you have the right to opt out of our mailing lists at any time.

While we are fully aware we did not invent circus and aerial acrobatic skills and associated movements, all class formats, original choreography and written materials (including photography, web content and newletters) remain the property of Adventure Circus and may not be reproduced outside of classes, workshops or performances in any way without the written permission of the Directors of Adventure Circus.

By booking onto a class, you are confirming that you have read and understood these terms and conditions.  By paying the class fees and attending a session you take responsibility for any injury your or your child sustains and understand that you or your child participate in our circus classes at your own risk.