Play Festival LogoPlay Festival is back for 2017. The Play team recently announced the dates and the new venue for this year's event. Get ready to spin, juggle, learn, dance and gape in amazement from 16th to 20th August 2017 at Hopton Court, Shropshire.

If you don't know already (where have you been?) Play is the UK's premier spinning, circus and juggling festival. It's small enough to be super friendly and suitable for free-range children but large enough to attract some of the UK, Europe and the world's best circus artists to perform in the daily shows. Those superstars will also teach workshops over the weekend alongside loads of other brilliant teachers. You'll be able to take workshops is skills as diverse as juggling, aerial circus, poi, staff, slackline, handstands, dance, acrobatics, laughter, hugs, Pimms drinking and ukulele playing.

You're also guaranteed some excellent music from live bands and awesome DJs throughout the day and well into the night. Fancy dress is encouraged!

Tickets aren't on sale just yet but they should be just around the corner. We'll let you know here when they arrive but you can also keep an eye on the Play Facebook page and their website for the latest news.

To get even more of a feel for Play, or to wallow in some Play nostalgia you can check out the video below and read our review of Play Festival 2014.