Youngsters didn’t have to run away and join the circus – because the fun came to them.
Performers from Sheffield’s Greentop Circus showed off their skills at Crystal Peaks shopping centre.
Children and their parents were shown awe-inspiring acts as part of the centre’s Mad Science week.
Imagination Gaming also visited the centre to use board and card games to educate children.
And Sherlock Bone was on the case as Crystal Peaks became CSI Waterthorpe, complete with all visitors needed to know about how to use skeletal remains to solve crimes, gain fingerprint clues and work on who did it to find a murderer, during the half-term holiday.