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

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
Growing Up With Books

Growing Up With Books

1st June 2018 - 9th December 2018
Explore the world of children’s books in this exhibition on now at the Museum of Childhood. Read more
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

1st June 2018 - 30th June 2018
Check out the daily free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in June! 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
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival

Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival

29th June 2018 - 8th July 2018
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival is back for 2018 at Sighthill Park from 29th June until 8th July. 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
Wacky World - Edinburgh

Wacky World - Edinburgh

30th June 2018 - 1st July 2018
Wacky World, the UK's largest indoor inflatable activity event, is coming to Oriam this Summer! Read more
Operation Earth

Operation Earth

1st July 2018 - 26th August 2018
Join us this summer at Dynamic Earth and take part in our brand new interactive programme aimed at families ‘Operation Earth’. Read more
Sunday Funday ~ Schools Out

Sunday Funday ~ Schools Out

1st July 2018
The Telford Arms is hosting a Mega Sunday Funday, so bring the kids along on 1st July for a fantastic fun filled afternoon! 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
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Mardi Gras at Grassmarket

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Mardi Gras at Grassmarket

14th July 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
It's non-stop entertainment for Mardi Gras as a host of bands bring jazz to Grassmarket on 14th July. Read more
Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

15th July 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Music, dance, costumes, circus acrobatics, puppetry from all over the world at Edinburgh Jazz Festival on 15th July. 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
DayGlow for Women V Cancer - Summer Session

DayGlow for Women V Cancer - Summer Session

21st July 2018
DayGlow are back at The Mash House on 21st July for some daytime clubbing all in aid of Women v Cancer! 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
King of Fighters Tournament

King of Fighters Tournament

22nd July 2018
Come along to a special fighting game tournament to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SNK's classic King of Fighters '98 at Konbo Arcade Cafe! 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
Edinburgh Food Festival

Edinburgh Food Festival

25th July 2018 - 29th July 2018
Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens! 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
Chinese Youth Arts and Culture Festival

Chinese Youth Arts and Culture Festival

3rd August 2018 - 5th August 2018
Organised by Scotland-China Chamber of Commerce, the 4th Chinese Arts and Culture Festival will be held in EICC from 3rd to 5th August. 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
Paws by the Prom (Open Day)

Paws by the Prom (Open Day)

2nd September 2018
An exciting day is in store for all the family at this years 'Paws by the Prom', Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home's Open Day, on Sunday 2nd September. Read more
Jacobite Secrets

Jacobite Secrets

3rd September 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and meet a secret Jacobite lady and hear her tales of the 1715 and 1745 Risings. Read more
Jacobite Secrets

Jacobite Secrets

4th September 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and meet a secret Jacobite lady and hear her tales of the 1715 and 1745 Risings. Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

6th September 2018
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

7th September 2018
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. 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
WW1 at Lauriston Castle

WW1 at Lauriston Castle

8th September 2018
Learn about history in a very fun and interactive way at these WW1 re-enactments in the grounds and Castle. 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
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

14th September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. 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
Jacobite Secrets

Jacobite Secrets

17th September 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and meet a secret Jacobite lady and hear her tales of the 1715 and 1745 Risings. Read more
Jacobite Secrets

Jacobite Secrets

19th September 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and meet a secret Jacobite lady and hear her tales of the 1715 and 1745 Risings. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

20th September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

21st September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Sea Creatures: Life Beneath The Ocean

Sea Creatures: Life Beneath The Ocean

21st September 2018 - 18th October 2018
An immersive and interactive new exhibition allowing visitors to explore the secrets of life beneath the ocean’s waves is coming to the Royal Highland Centre! 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
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

24th September 2018
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

24th September 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

26th September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

27th September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

28th September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. 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
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

29th September 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

30th September 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. 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
The Scottish Listed Property Show

The Scottish Listed Property Show

27th October 2018
If you are maintaining, altering or renovating your listed home – or even looking to buy one – The Scottish Listed Property Show on 27th October is not to be missed! 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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The Royal Highland Show 2018
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 21st June!
Don Broco
DF Concerts presents Don Broco plus very special guests Neck Deep and Issues at the Usher Hall on 7th February.
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival is back for 2018 at Sighthill Park from 29th June until 8th July.
Paws by the Prom (Open Day)
An exciting day is in store for all the family at this years 'Paws by the Prom', Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home's Open Day, on Sunday 2nd September.
A Night of Dirty Dancing
Join our "All Singing, All Dancing" Boy & Girl tribute show at the Village Hotel Edinburgh on 6th July!

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