Days Out events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Days Out events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

City Art Centre: ArtsSpace

City Art Centre: ArtsSpace

7th October 2017 - 13th May 2018
Explore the new activities in the family activity area at City Art Centre to complement the exhibition ‘Hidden Gems’ Read more
Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

2nd January 2018 - 31st December 2018
We'll be hiding lots of cuddly Britannia toy corgis on board the ship for you to spot. Read more
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

1st April 2018 - 30th April 2018
Check out the daily free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in April! Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

22nd April 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
Jacobite Secrets

Jacobite Secrets

23rd April 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and meet a secret Jacobite lady and hear her tales of the 1715 and 1745 Risings. Read more
Forth Bridge Crossing

Forth Bridge Crossing

28th April 2018
Queensferry
Join us at Christian Aid for our annual sponsored walk and cross one of Scotland’s most iconic structures, the Forth Road Bridge! Read more
Nations United - Daytime

Nations United - Daytime

28th April 2018
Join BE United for a day of dance, music, storytelling workshops, stalls and talks as part of Tradfest 2018! Read more
Schiltron - 17th Century

Schiltron - 17th Century

28th April 2018 - 29th April 2018
Schiltron - 17th Century, see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself! Read more
Silver Saturday

Silver Saturday

28th April 2018
Enjoy a massive day of rugby as the BT Cup Finals combines with the 1872 Cup decider between Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors at BT Murrayfield on 28th April. Read more
The Great British Gin Festival - Edinburgh

The Great British Gin Festival - Edinburgh

28th April 2018
Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised when The UK's biggest Gin Festival tour comes to Edinburgh this April! Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

29th April 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
Watsonian Ladies Cricket Festival

Watsonian Ladies Cricket Festival

29th April 2018
Watsonian Ladies are hosting their annual Cricket Festival for the second year running on Sunday 29th April. Read more
Student Triathlon

Student Triathlon

30th April 2018
The Golf Tavern is holding a Student Triathlon on 30th April with a £500 sponsorship for 2018/2019 up for grabs! Read more
EVOLUTION Scotland

EVOLUTION Scotland

5th May 2018
The EVOLUTION Motor Show prides itself on being the only motor show where YOU get to drive and it's back at The Royal Highland Centre in May. Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

6th May 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
MayFest 2018

MayFest 2018

11th May 2018 - 12th May 2018
Stewart Brewing's spring-time beer festival is back for its fourth year running; so come along to MayFest 2018 on 11th and 12th May! Read more
Edinburgh Horror Con

Edinburgh Horror Con

12th May 2018 - 13th May 2018
Edinburgh Horror Con is coming to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre and it’s looking FRIGHTfully good! Read more
Granton Community Day

Granton Community Day

12th May 2018
Join us at Edinburgh College’s Granton Campus for a free community day on 12th May – a celebration of everything around the local Granton area. Read more
Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home: It’s a Knockout

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home: It’s a Knockout

13th May 2018
Join Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home as we put on the ultimate day of fun, while raising much-needed funds for the stray and unwanted dogs and cats in our care. Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

13th May 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
Race For Life 5K, 10K Cancer Research UK - Hopetoun House

Race For Life 5K, 10K Cancer Research UK - Hopetoun House

13th May 2018
Sign up now for Cancer Research UK 2018 Race for Life 5K or 10K at Hopetoun House and help the fight to beat cancer! Read more
Ramadan and Eid Bazaar 2018

Ramadan and Eid Bazaar 2018

13th May 2018
Ladies, be more involved in the community, make new friends and network as Ramadan and Eid Bazaar returns after having great success last year! Read more
Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

18th May 2018
Explore the world of dogs at the Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show and find out more about man’s best friend. Read more
Play at the Grange

Play at the Grange

19th May 2018
Play at the Grange is a jam packed theatrical afternoon for families on 19th May at Prestongrange Museum. Read more
Robert’s Rebellion

Robert’s Rebellion

19th May 2018 - 20th May 2018
Come along to Dirleton Castle on 19th or 20th May and find out what happens with Robert the Bruce takes his rebellion to it's doors! Read more
Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

19th May 2018
Explore the world of dogs at the Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show and find out more about man’s best friend. Read more
The Year of the Sea

The Year of the Sea

19th May 2018
To celebrate and discover the Year of the Sea at Heriot-Watt University, the Museum and Archive opens its doors to display a new exhibition: Edinburgh and Emancipation on 19th May. Read more
Ferret Mischief

Ferret Mischief

20th May 2018
Find out all about playful ferrets during this day-long event at Almond Valley Heritage Centre as part of Festival of Museums. Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

20th May 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

20th May 2018
Explore the world of dogs at the Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show and find out more about man’s best friend. Read more
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

25th May 2018 - 27th May 2018
The Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns from 25th-27th May with a world class line-up of breweries, headline music acts and Scotland’s finest street food. Read more
Hidden Door Festival 2018

Hidden Door Festival 2018

25th May 2018 - 3rd June 2018
Leith
Hidden Door returns to Leith, for 10 days and nights of live music, theatre, visual art, film, dance, spoken word, late-night DJs and special events. Read more
Edinbrick 2018 - a LEGO Model Show

Edinbrick 2018 - a LEGO Model Show

26th May 2018
The Team who brought you Edinbrick in 2017 are back with a BIGGER, BETTER Edinbrick 2018 at the Potterrow Dome on 26th May. Read more
Scottish Land Rover Show

Scottish Land Rover Show

26th May 2018 - 27th May 2018
The Scottish Land Rover Show is back at the Royal Highland Centre in May with plenty for all ages to see and do. Read more
St Columba’s Hospice Ladies Lunch

St Columba’s Hospice Ladies Lunch

27th May 2018
Hosted by the fabulous Michelle McManus, St Columba’s Hospice will be hosting its first ever lavish Ladies Lunch on 27th May at The Hub, Edinburgh. Read more
Water Safari

Water Safari

27th May 2018
Discover Linlithgow Loch by Canadian canoe with the assistance of fully qualified instructors. Read more
Water Safari

Water Safari

27th May 2018
Discover Linlithgow Loch by Canadian canoe with the assistance of fully qualified instructors. Read more
Crafting Live Scotland

Crafting Live Scotland

1st June 2018
The award winning Crafting Live show is coming to the Royal Highland Centre for the first time and bringing a whole host of celebrity crafters. Read more
Edinburgh Juniper Festival 2018

Edinburgh Juniper Festival 2018

1st June 2018 - 3rd June 2018
Scotland’s Best Gin Festival returns to Summerhall for its fifth consecutive year over the weekend of 1-3rd June. Read more
Gardening Scotland 2018

Gardening Scotland 2018

1st June 2018 - 3rd June 2018
Enjoy the biggest plant fair in Scotland when Gardening Scotland returns to the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh from 1st to 3rd June. Read more
Edinburgh City 7s

Edinburgh City 7s

2nd June 2018
Don't miss a great day out when Edinburgh City 7s returns on 2nd June with some of Scotland’s top invitational sides competing. Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

2nd June 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

9th June 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

16th June 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
Summer Stroll

Summer Stroll

16th June 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Linlithgow Loch and Peel and discover the wildlife that calls the loch its home. Read more
The Royal Highland Show 2018

The Royal Highland Show 2018

21st June 2018 - 24th June 2018
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 21st June! Read more
Let’s Rock Scotland

Let’s Rock Scotland

23rd June 2018
Let's Rock Scotland, the Ultimate 80's Festival, is coming to Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday 23rd June with a fantastic lineup! Read more
Rip It Up Festival

Rip It Up Festival

23rd June 2018
NEHH - Join us for a day of world-class music to celebrate the opening of National Museums Scotland’s flagship exhibition “Rip it Up”. Read more
Race For Life 5K, 10K Cancer Research UK at Holyrood Park

Race For Life 5K, 10K Cancer Research UK at Holyrood Park

24th June 2018
Sign up now for Cancer Research UK Race for Life 5K or 10K at Holyrood Park and help the fight to beat cancer! Read more
Sunday Sessions Scotland

Sunday Sessions Scotland

24th June 2018
Sunday Sessions Scotland, a new one-day music festival, is coming to Dalkeith Country Park on Sunday 24th June and headlining it will be the Kaiser Chiefs. Read more
Spectacular Jousting

Spectacular Jousting

30th June 2018 - 1st July 2018
Historic Environment Scotland - Hear the thunder of hooves and the clashing of lances at our annual jousting tournament in Linlithgow. Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club: A ‘Sense’ of Place

Holyrood Holiday Club: A ‘Sense’ of Place

4th July 2018
Engage all your senses and explore the sights, sounds and smells of Holyrood Park as you take a hike to the summit of Arthur’s Seat. Read more
Scottish Real Ale Festival 2018

Scottish Real Ale Festival 2018

5th July 2018 - 7th July 2018
The 2018 Scottish Real Ale Festival returns to The Edinburgh Corn Exchange from 5th - 7th July. Read more
Coastal Capers

Coastal Capers

7th July 2018
Head to the beach for a fun afternoon of rockpooling, beach art and games with Historic Environment Scotland! Read more
Prepare to give fire!

Prepare to give fire!

7th July 2018 - 8th July 2018
Historic Environment Scotland invites you to be witness to the siege of 1650 as the invading English army attacks Dirleton Castle. Read more
The Scottish Car Show 2018

The Scottish Car Show 2018

15th July 2018
It's back!! The Scottish Car Show, the largest indoor/outdoor family day out for motoring enthusiasts, returns to the Royal Highland Centre on 15th July. Read more
Water Safari

Water Safari

15th July 2018
Discover Linlithgow Loch by Canadian canoe with the assistance of fully qualified instructors. Read more
Water Safari

Water Safari

15th July 2018
Discover Linlithgow Loch by Canadian canoe with the assistance of fully qualified instructors. Read more
The Scottish Horse Show 2018

The Scottish Horse Show 2018

17th July 2018
Scotland's premier show for horse and ponies, The Scottish Horse Show returns to the Royal Highland Centre on 17th July. Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club: Getting the ‘bug’ for biodiversity

Holyrood Holiday Club: Getting the ‘bug’ for biodiversity

18th July 2018
Explore both terrestrial and aquatic habitats and discover some of the beasts that lurk in Holyrood Park. Ages 10-14. Read more
Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival

Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival

21st July 2018
Take a rum journey around the world, tasting rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & the USA at the Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival! Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

21st July 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
MCN Scottish Festival

MCN Scottish Festival

21st July 2018 - 22nd July 2018
The all-new MCN Scottish Festival is coming to the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on 21st and 22nd July 2018. Read more
SUBWAY Helping Hearts Family 5K Series

SUBWAY Helping Hearts Family 5K Series

22nd July 2018
The SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K series is returning to Holyrood Park on 22nd July. Join in the fun and help raise vital funds for Heart Research UK! Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

28th July 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
2018 Edinburgh Big Fun Run

2018 Edinburgh Big Fun Run

29th July 2018
Enter today and join in the fun when the Big Fun Run Edinburgh returns on July 29th to Holyrood Park! Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Harvest

Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Harvest

1st August 2018
Step back to the time of the Iron Age Celts and try your hand at some traditional crafts at the Holyrood Holiday Club. Read more
For the Love of Fantasy presents Witchcraft & Wizardry School

For the Love of Fantasy presents Witchcraft & Wizardry School

3rd August 2018 - 5th August 2018
Musselburgh
For the Love of Fantasy presents their most exciting event so far -The School of Witchcraft & Wizardry! Read more
Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

3rd August 2018 - 4th August 2018
Radio Forth on the Fringe is one of the ‘must see’ shows of this year’s Edinburgh Festival. See it at Edinburgh Playhouse! Read more
Truckfest Scotland 2018

Truckfest Scotland 2018

4th August 2018 - 5th August 2018
Scotland’s biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre on the 4th & 5th August. Read more
Little Mix Tribute

Little Mix Tribute

5th August 2018
Catch Little Fix, the premiere tribute to the worlds biggest girl band Little Mix, at The Village Hotel Edinburgh! Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club: Gettin’ Bushcraft-y

Holyrood Holiday Club: Gettin’ Bushcraft-y

8th August 2018
Join the Holyrood Rangers on 8th August for a day of outdoor skills in the woods. Suitable for ages 10-14. Read more
The Monster

The Monster

9th August 2018 - 12th August 2018
The Monster - the world's largest inflatable obstacle course is coming to the Royal Highland Centre in August! Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

11th August 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
Water Safari

Water Safari

12th August 2018
Discover Linlithgow Loch by Canadian canoe with the assistance of fully qualified instructors. Read more
Water Safari

Water Safari

12th August 2018
Discover Linlithgow Loch by Canadian canoe with the assistance of fully qualified instructors. Read more
Linlithgow Holiday Club - Don’t Get Lost!

Linlithgow Holiday Club - Don’t Get Lost!

14th August 2018
Take part in our orienteering challenge on the Peel, using a map to see if you can find all of our markers. Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

18th August 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
Seashore Foraging

Seashore Foraging

18th August 2018
Explore the shore with Anna Canning from Floramedica and find out about some of the ancient natural remedies that can be found! Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

25th August 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
Pizza and Prosecco Festival Edinburgh

Pizza and Prosecco Festival Edinburgh

25th August 2018
Get a slice of the action from an array of pop ups and bars when the Pizza & Prosecco Festival comes to Edinburgh in August! Read more
Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

25th August 2018
Explore the world of dogs at the Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show and find out more about man’s best friend. Read more
Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

26th August 2018
Explore the world of dogs at the Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show and find out more about man’s best friend. Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

1st September 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
On Location: Blackness

On Location: Blackness

1st September 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Blackness Castle - Discover more about the rich history of the ship that never sailed and see how it is utilised today. Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

8th September 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
Pedal For Scotland: The Wee Jaunt - Edinburgh

Pedal For Scotland: The Wee Jaunt - Edinburgh

9th September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
The Pedal for Scotland Wee Jaunt® Edinburgh returns on 9th September and it's a family friendly and traffic free 10 mile bike ride starting in Linlithgow. Read more
Archaeology Day

Archaeology Day

15th September 2018
It's Archaeology Day in Holyrood Park on 15th September so come and discover what life was like in the Iron Age! Read more
Edinburgh Blues N Rock Festival

Edinburgh Blues N Rock Festival

22nd September 2018
Come along to the annual Edinburgh Blues ‘N’ Rock Festival happening at The Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 22nd September! Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

22nd September 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
Historical Holyrood Foraging

Historical Holyrood Foraging

22nd September 2018
Join Anna Canning from Floramedica for this fascinating guided walk to discover what natural foods and medicines people have used throughout history. Read more
Pretty Muddy 5K + 10K Cancer Research UK at Royal Highland Centre

Pretty Muddy 5K + 10K Cancer Research UK at Royal Highland Centre

22nd September 2018
Sign up now for the 2018 Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Pretty Muddy 5K + 10K and help the fight to beat cancer! Read more
The Rum Festival Edinburgh

The Rum Festival Edinburgh

28th September 2018 - 29th September 2018
It's back! The UK's first travelling Rum Festival is back in Edinburgh for year 2! Catch it at The Biscuit Factory on 28th & 29th September! Read more
Spooky Saturday

Spooky Saturday

27th October 2018
It's Spooky Saturday at Almond Valley Heritage Centre on October 27th with lots of spooky activities for younger children. Read more
Santa’s Farm Yard Cottage

Santa’s Farm Yard Cottage

8th December 2018 - 24th December 2018
Santa visits Almond Valley once again, settling into his farmyard cottage set within a chilly midwinter forest. Read more
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

14th December 2018
Enjoy a sophisticated seasonal afternoon tea, with cakes, sandwiches and many dainty festive nibbles at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Santa Suppers

Santa Suppers

14th December 2018
A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your tables by the kitchen elves, then it's time to visit Santa. Read more
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

17th December 2018
Enjoy a sophisticated seasonal afternoon tea, with cakes, sandwiches and many dainty festive nibbles at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Santa Suppers

Santa Suppers

17th December 2018
A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your tables by the kitchen elves, then it's time to visit Santa. Read more
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

21st December 2018
Enjoy a sophisticated seasonal afternoon tea, with cakes, sandwiches and many dainty festive nibbles at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Santa Suppers

Santa Suppers

21st December 2018
A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your tables by the kitchen elves, then it's time to visit Santa. Read more

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