Family And Kids events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Family And Kids 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

29th May 2019 - 31st December 2019
Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route. Read more
Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

14th June 2019 - 31st October 2020
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About! Read more
Tartan Folk

Tartan Folk

20th June 2019 - 24th October 2019
Edinburgh New Town
Design your own outfit using exciting tartan fabrics, laces, sparkly gems, pom poms and other embellishments in these fun family workshops with Fiona Mackechnie! Read more
Grayson Perry: Julie Cope’s Grand Tour

Grayson Perry: Julie Cope’s Grand Tour

25th July 2019 - 2nd November 2019
Julie Cope’s Grand Tour comes to Dovecot Edinburgh bringing the complete set of tapestries designed by Grayson Perry for A House for Essex. Read more
House of Jack Kids Street Dance Classes

House of Jack Kids Street Dance Classes

19th August 2019 - 14th December 2019
House of Jack kids street dance classes are back at Shapes Studio from Monday 19th August to Sat 14th December - Bookings now open! Read more
Spend October Holidays aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia

Spend October Holidays aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia

1st October 2019 - 31st October 2019
Step aboard Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction this October holiday to truly follow in the footsteps of Royalty. All ages will love touring the five decks with their own audio guide! Read more
Spooky Happenings

Spooky Happenings

5th October 2019 - 31st October 2019
Explore a world of magic and shadows, with mysteries to solve and games to play at Almond Valley Heritage Centre this October! Read more
Scotland from the Sky

Scotland from the Sky

10th October 2019 - 19th January 2020
Discover Scotland's stunning landscapes from a breath-taking new perspective as Scotland from the Sky comes to Blackness Castle! Read more
Aliens of the Deep

Aliens of the Deep

12th October 2019 - 14th October 2019
Take part in a wild workshop at Dynamic Earth, thanks to the Marine Conservation Society, and find out more about deep-sea animals! Read more
Linlithgow Museum - Half Term Craft Week!

Linlithgow Museum - Half Term Craft Week!

14th October 2019 - 18th October 2019
Join us at Linlithgow Museum this half term for some drop-in crafty fun? Bring along your imagination and we’ll provide the glue, scissors, paper and fun! Read more
Stop Motion Animation Workshop for 8-12yrs: Pirates

Stop Motion Animation Workshop for 8-12yrs: Pirates

14th October 2019 - 15th October 2019
Ahoy, matey! Eye patches at the ready! Ye’ll have lots o’ fun makin’ swashbucklin’ stop motion animation films in this StopMoGo workshop on 14th & 15th October! Read more
Witches, Potions and Bald Agnes

Witches, Potions and Bald Agnes

14th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
Get set for Halloween and join us at The Palace of Holyroodhouse for a spooky fortnight of activities, inspired by the 17th century fears of witchcraft and the legend of Agnes Sampson! Read more
Dagba’s Forest Tales

Dagba’s Forest Tales

15th October 2019
Storytellers Harriet Grindley and Maria Macdonell delight children and families with a trail of mythical adventures through our precious natural world. Read more
Science Showcase: Open University 50th Anniversary Celebration

Science Showcase: Open University 50th Anniversary Celebration

15th October 2019 - 16th October 2019
Meet academic and student scientists from The Open University involved in BBC Broadcasts and find out what they do and how they do it. Read more
The Night Watch

The Night Watch

15th October 2019 - 19th October 2019
Catch The Night Watch, the thrilling and beautiful story from the award-winning, number one best-selling author, Sarah Waters, at the King's Theatre in October! Read more
Toy Story 4:  Half-Term Screening

Toy Story 4: Half-Term Screening

15th October 2019
Bring the kids along to this free screening of Toy Story 4 on Tuesday 15th October at Grassmarket Cinema! Read more
Witches and Wizards: Linlithgow Peel

Witches and Wizards: Linlithgow Peel

15th October 2019
Linlithgow
Join us for some spooky fun in the woods of Linlithgow Peel on our Hallowe'en Holiday Club special! Read more
Free Preschool Gymnastics Taster Classes

Free Preschool Gymnastics Taster Classes

16th October 2019 - 17th October 2019
Edinburgh Leisure is giving you the chance to try their Gym Nippers classes free of charge on the 16th and 17th of October at Ainslie Park Leisure Centre. Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club - Bushcrafty Capers

Holyrood Holiday Club - Bushcrafty Capers

16th October 2019
Join the rangers for a fun filled session of firelighting, shelter building and other bushcraft skills on 14th October at Holyrood Park! Suitable for children aged 10 to 14 years. Read more
World Re-start A Heart Day: CPR Drop-In

World Re-start A Heart Day: CPR Drop-In

16th October 2019
Join Edinburgh University Dental Institute at Surgeons' Hall Museums on World Restart A Heart day for these CPR drop-in sessions - all ages welcome! Read more
Aladdin: Half-Term Screening

Aladdin: Half-Term Screening

17th October 2019
Will Smith and Mena Massoud star in John August’s live-action reworking of the Disney family favourite 'Aladdin'. Watch it at Grassmarket Cinema on 17th October! Read more
Create Our Own Adventures: Pinkie’s Den

Create Our Own Adventures: Pinkie’s Den

17th October 2019
Join interactive storyteller Beth Hamilton-Cardus and Pinkie, a hero who is a wee bit different and lots of fun too, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on 17th October! Read more
Destination Moon!

Destination Moon!

17th October 2019 - 20th October 2019
Join us at Dynamic Earth to learn the epic story of humanity’s first voyage to another world through fun, family activities and demos.. as we celebrate 50 years since the Apollo moon landings! Read more
Kids Introductory Sewing Class

Kids Introductory Sewing Class

18th October 2019
This kids introductory sewing class is a 2-hour class for children aged 8-12. It will enable them to learn foundation sewing skills and it’s a perfect creative activity for October half term! Read more
Kids Sewing - Owl Toys

Kids Sewing - Owl Toys

18th October 2019
Owl toys are easy sewing projects for children aged 8-12 who have already have done an introductory sewing class to learn how to use a sewing machine. Read more
Kids Sewing Class: How to make bunting

Kids Sewing Class: How to make bunting

18th October 2019
A fun and ideal first sewing project once they've learned how to use a sewing machine. Bunting makes a lovely decoration so children can personalise their bedrooms. Read more
RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

18th October 2019
Come along to Lauriston Castle to take part in some free wildlife themed activities with RSPB Scotland and see how you can be part of saving nature! Read more
W3L Wrestling Showdown - Edinburgh

W3L Wrestling Showdown - Edinburgh

18th October 2019
W3L live professional wrestling returns to the Southside Community Centre for an evening of action on Friday 18th October! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

19th October 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Boy:48 Music

Boy:48 Music

19th October 2019
Come along to Dundas Street Gallery on 19th October and hear Edinburgh-based Boy:48 give his first-ever solo performance, showcasing intimate, humorous and beautiful material never heard before! Read more
Comedy Kids

Comedy Kids

19th October 2019
Why should grown ups have all the fun? Comedy Kids is a fun filled show packed with stand-up, sketches and improv performed by the comics of the future. Read more
Fun Scottish Dance Classes for Children

Fun Scottish Dance Classes for Children

19th October 2019
Join us at RSCDS Edinburgh for fun Scottish dancing classes aimed at young dancers aged 5 - 10 years, on Saturday mornings at Craigmillar Park Church Hall! Read more
RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

19th October 2019
Come along to Lauriston Castle to take part in some free wildlife themed activities with RSPB Scotland and see how you can be part of saving nature! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

19th October 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Stop Motion Animation Workshop for 8-12yrs: Spooktacular

Stop Motion Animation Workshop for 8-12yrs: Spooktacular

19th October 2019
Make spine-tingling stop motion animation films with a range of spooky activities to develop skills in 2D and 3D animation in this StopMoGo workshop on 19th October! Read more
You Choose Stage Show

You Choose Stage Show

19th October 2019
Nonsense Room Productions bring You Choose, their brand new interactive musical show for all the family, to Rose Theatre on 19th October! Read more
Your Local Re-enactment Project Craigmillar

Your Local Re-enactment Project Craigmillar

19th October 2019
Come along and join BXIV Saturday training sessions in Edinburgh! Open to all who would like to try out 14th century re-enactment! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

20th October 2019
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

20th October 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Enchanted Garden

Enchanted Garden

20th October 2019
Join Scottish and international storytellers and treat yourself with a relaxed afternoon of stories for all ages in the Botanic Cottage as part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival! Read more
Halloween Wand Making Workshop

Halloween Wand Making Workshop

20th October 2019
Join us at Lauriston Castle in a magical crafting class just in time for Halloween and create your own unique magic wand! Read more
RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

20th October 2019
Come along to Lauriston Castle to take part in some free wildlife themed activities with RSPB Scotland and see how you can be part of saving nature! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

20th October 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Investigating Microscopes: Following in Lister’s Footsteps

Investigating Microscopes: Following in Lister’s Footsteps

22nd October 2019
Join Surgeons' Hall Museums on Tuesday 22nd October for this drop in session with a range of activities, including preparing slides of plant and human cells to view under a microscope! Read more
Spooktacular Events at Clambers Soft Play

Spooktacular Events at Clambers Soft Play

24th October 2019
Little monsters can actively enjoy Halloween this year and have frightfully good fun at Edinburgh Leisure’s Clambers softplay on 24th October! Read more
Festival of Physics

Festival of Physics

25th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
Join the Institute of Physics for three days packed with scintillating science shows, hands-on workshops and inspiring experiences for all ages at Dynamic Earth! Read more
Friday Fright Night

Friday Fright Night

25th October 2019
It's Friday Fright Night! enjoy a little extra horror once the sun goes down, but it's all good family fun at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Gravity Parent and Toddler Halloween Spooktacular!

Gravity Parent and Toddler Halloween Spooktacular!

25th October 2019 - 26th October 2019
Bring your little monster along to Gravity Edinburgh's P&T Halloween Themed Party for a ghoulishly good time! You can expect the friendliest Frankensteins, the giddiest ghosts and much, much more... Read more
Halloween Spooktacular at Dobbies Edinburgh

Halloween Spooktacular at Dobbies Edinburgh

25th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
Enjoy Halloween as a family this year at Dobbies Edinburgh with terrifying treats, creepy craft activities and ghoulish games. Read more
Halloween Spooktacular at Dobbies Livingston

Halloween Spooktacular at Dobbies Livingston

25th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
Enjoy Halloween as a family this year at Dobbies Livingston with terrifying treats, creepy craft activities and ghoulish games. Read more
Monster SraMash: Ceilidh and Fancy Dress Fundraiser for Leith Theatre!

Monster SraMash: Ceilidh and Fancy Dress Fundraiser for Leith Theatre!

25th October 2019
Kick off your Halloween celebrations at Leith Theatre with a fundraising Ceilidh and Fancy Dress Party on Friday 25th October! Read more
Spooktacular event at Scrambles Soft Play this Halloween

Spooktacular event at Scrambles Soft Play this Halloween

25th October 2019
Little monsters can actively enjoy Halloween this year and have frightfully good fun at Edinburgh Leisure’s Scrambles softplay on 25th October at EICA: Ratho! Read more
Blessed Cecilia

Blessed Cecilia

26th October 2019
Acclaimed local chamber choir, Scottish Vocal Ensemble, sing music in praise of the Patron Saint of Music, St Cecilia, in the glorious surroundings of St Cecilia's Hall on Saturday 26th October. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

26th October 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Family Samhuinn

Family Samhuinn

26th October 2019
Enjoy an afternoon of stories, drama games and songs at the Family Samhuinn in the Scottish Storytelling Centre on 26th October! Read more
Fun Scottish Dance Classes for Children

Fun Scottish Dance Classes for Children

26th October 2019
Join us at RSCDS Edinburgh for fun Scottish dancing classes aimed at young dancers aged 5 - 10 years, on Saturday mornings at Craigmillar Park Church Hall! Read more
Halloween at Fort Douglas

Halloween at Fort Douglas

26th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
Summoning all witches, werewolves, zombies, ghouls, ghosts and skeletons… Fort Douglas beckons you to a frightfully fantastic weekend of Halloween fun. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

26th October 2019
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
SatARTday: Fashion Sculpture with Juliet Moleta

SatARTday: Fashion Sculpture with Juliet Moleta

26th October 2019
Create a fashion sculpture piece from a variety of materials exploring how to transform materials from 2D to 3D with fashion designer Juliet Moleta at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop! Read more
Spooky Saturday

Spooky Saturday

26th October 2019
It's Spooky Saturday at Almond Valley Heritage Centre on October 26th with lots of spooky activities for younger children. Read more
Stop Motion Animation Workshop for 8-12yrs: Halloween

Stop Motion Animation Workshop for 8-12yrs: Halloween

26th October 2019
Make your own frightful films at this ghoulish workshop for ages 8-12 years run by StopMoGo on Saturday 26th October! Read more
The Haunted Hunt: The Witch’s Cauldron

The Haunted Hunt: The Witch’s Cauldron

26th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
The sell-out interactive puzzle adventure “The Haunted Hunt” returns to Lauriston Castle for its third year and its third new story. Read more
The Lauriston Horror Tour

The Lauriston Horror Tour

26th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
Come along and see the sights of the castle as never seen before – hear the history of the castle and ghostly tales of the city with your professional tour guide. Read more
The Terror Trail

The Terror Trail

26th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
The Edinburgh Horror Festival have been passed the torch for Lauriston Castle’s hugely popular Spooky Lauriston and they have created an all new interactive morning adventure for families. Read more
Warhammer Edinburgh’s 30th Anniversary!

Warhammer Edinburgh’s 30th Anniversary!

26th October 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Warhammer Edinburgh is celebrating the store's 30th Anniversary on 26th October so come and join them for a jam packed day of awesome events! Read more
Your Local Re-enactment Project Craigmillar

Your Local Re-enactment Project Craigmillar

26th October 2019
Come along and join BXIV Saturday training sessions in Edinburgh! Open to all who would like to try out 14th century re-enactment! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

27th October 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Greyfriar’s Bobby & his Four-Legged Friends: Amazing Edinburgh Animals

Greyfriar’s Bobby & his Four-Legged Friends: Amazing Edinburgh Animals

27th October 2019
Join Fergus McNicol and his tour guide Chloe the Cockapoo for a storytelling tour of amazing Edinburgh animal tales! Read more
Guisers Galore

Guisers Galore

27th October 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Come along and join our storytellers to learn a song, a poem and a dance for real Hallowe’en guising, then follow the Old Town Guisers parade! Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

27th October 2019
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Lil’ Monstars Halloween Bash

Lil’ Monstars Halloween Bash

27th October 2019
Come along to Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh on 27th October for the best Halloween event this side of a full moon; featuring an interactive “make your own doughnut” bar and other spooktacular fun! Read more
Saints and Sinners

Saints and Sinners

27th October 2019
Uncover the light and dark sides of Holyrood Park’s history of saints and sinners as you join us for a Halloween and All Saints’ Day walk. Read more
Beyond the Spectacle: Native North American Presence in Britain

Beyond the Spectacle: Native North American Presence in Britain

28th October 2019
Prof. David Stirrup hosts an opportunity to learn about contemporary Indigenous issues in Canada and the USA. Read more
Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

28th October 2019
Why not bring your little ones along to Boogie Beat's monthly class at Joy Tots Cafe for some singing, dancing, story telling and much more? Read more
Meet the Barbersurgeon

Meet the Barbersurgeon

28th October 2019 - 31st October 2019
It's 1573 and once more Edinburgh Castle is under siege! Meet the Barbersurgeon and see the tools of the surgical trade in his medical cabinet. Read more
Spooktacular event at Tumbles Portobello this Halloween

Spooktacular event at Tumbles Portobello this Halloween

28th October 2019
Bring your little monsters along to Tumbles at Portobello this Halloween for soft play, a magic show, face painting, games, prizes, and spooky transfers! Read more
Halloween Tales

Halloween Tales

30th October 2019 - 31st October 2019
Discover the darker side of Trinity House`s maritime history and hear tales of hauntings, superstition and mystery this Halloween! Read more
Out of Sight, Out of Mind Tour

Out of Sight, Out of Mind Tour

31st October 2019
A behind-the-scenes tour at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh gives you the chance to meet medical and historical experts on mental health and see rare items from the College's collections. Read more
Samhuinn Fire Festival 2019

Samhuinn Fire Festival 2019

31st October 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh's spectacular Winter festival returns once more to Calton Hill this October with a fiery twist on Halloween night! Read more
The Devil & The Clutch of Fools

The Devil & The Clutch of Fools

31st October 2019
This marathon event brings storytellers from different nations together with local people in a storytelling extravaganza. Join in with a story… whoever you are! Read more
Toddlers’ Halloween at Fort Douglas

Toddlers’ Halloween at Fort Douglas

31st October 2019
Summoning all little witches, werewolves, zombies, ghouls, ghosts and skeletons… Fort Douglas beckons you to a frightfully fantastic day of Halloween fun. Read more
Fireworks Night at Dobbies Edinburgh

Fireworks Night at Dobbies Edinburgh

1st November 2019
Enjoy an evening of delicious food, show stopping fireworks, shopping and more at Dobbies Edinburgh! Read more
Fireworks Night at Dobbies Livingston

Fireworks Night at Dobbies Livingston

1st November 2019
Enjoy an evening of delicious food, show stopping fireworks, shopping and more at Dobbies Livingston! Read more
Afri-Adventures

Afri-Adventures

2nd November 2019
It's the Scottish Storytelling Centre's annual Africa in Motion family day taking children on adventures across Africa through storytelling and film. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

2nd November 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

2nd November 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show

Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show

2nd November 2019 - 3rd November 2019
The biggest wedding fair on the east coast of Scotland will once again return to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 2nd and 3rd November! Read more
Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2019

Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2019

2nd November 2019
You are invited to Hopetoun House on Saturday 2nd November to help celebrate a massive Happy 10th Birthday to our Hopetoun Fireworks! Read more
Fun Scottish Dance Classes for Children

Fun Scottish Dance Classes for Children

2nd November 2019
Join us at RSCDS Edinburgh for fun Scottish dancing classes aimed at young dancers aged 5 - 10 years, on Saturday mornings at Craigmillar Park Church Hall! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

2nd November 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Your Local Re-enactment Project Craigmillar

Your Local Re-enactment Project Craigmillar

2nd November 2019
Come along and join BXIV Saturday training sessions in Edinburgh! Open to all who would like to try out 14th century re-enactment! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

3rd November 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Colinton Market

Colinton Market

3rd November 2019
Colinton Market is now a monthly event, landing on the first Sunday of each month. You will find jewellery, ceramics, stationery, art, artisan food and drink, and lots more... Read more
Saints and Sinners

Saints and Sinners

3rd November 2019
Uncover the light and dark sides of Holyrood Park’s history of saints and sinners as you join us for a Halloween and All Saints’ Day walk. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

3rd November 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
SLA Fireworks Extravaganzas 2018

SLA Fireworks Extravaganzas 2018

3rd November 2019
Roll up, roll up to buy your tickets for the greatest show as Scottish Love In Action presents two Fireworks Extravaganzas for 2019. Read more
Cabaret

Cabaret

5th November 2019 - 9th November 2019
Bill Kenwright presents the multi-award winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, Cabaret at Festival Theatre in November! Read more
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

5th November 2019 - 9th November 2019
The iconic musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is going on tour and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in November 2019! Read more
Craigmillar Book Festival

Craigmillar Book Festival

6th November 2019 - 16th November 2019
Edinburgh South
Craigmillar Book Festival returns from 6th – 16th November and aims to inspire everyone in Craigmillar to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of reading, writing and other literacy activities. Read more
Loud in the Library

Loud in the Library

7th November 2019
Join Dyslexia Scotland and Edinburgh City Libraries for a night of music and discussion with live performances by dyslexic musicians Eilidh Steel and Jennifer Ewan! Read more
Spotlight on Mary

Spotlight on Mary

7th November 2019 - 10th November 2019
Back by popular demand, experience Craigmillar Castle in a new light as the story of the infamous Craigmillar Bond is brought to life through illumination and projection. Read more
Am measg nan Craobh : Amongst the trees

Am measg nan Craobh : Amongst the trees

8th November 2019
Join University of Edinburgh Gaelic Officer Bria Mason for an afternoon of storytelling under the trees in Holyrood Park. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

9th November 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

9th November 2019
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invites you to a ceilidh in Lauriston Hall with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Read more
Cheese Fest Edinburgh

Cheese Fest Edinburgh

9th November 2019
Experience some of the cheesiest cheeses in the world with Melted Raclette, Cheese Wheels, Gooey Mozzarella Sticks and a whole host of cheesetastic tastes at Cheese Fest Edinburgh 2019! Read more
Edinburgh 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun

Edinburgh 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun

9th November 2019
MoRunning, the national running event series, arrives in Edinburgh this November with fun 1.5km, 5km and 10km runs in aid of the Movember Foundation who raise awareness around men's health. Read more
Fun Scottish Dance Classes for Children

Fun Scottish Dance Classes for Children

9th November 2019
Join us at RSCDS Edinburgh for fun Scottish dancing classes aimed at young dancers aged 5 - 10 years, on Saturday mornings at Craigmillar Park Church Hall! Read more
Mushroom Magic

Mushroom Magic

9th November 2019 - 10th November 2019
Join a Holyrood Park ranger and discover the weird and wonderful world of fungi that can be found around Holyrood Park! Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

9th November 2019
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Wee Bessie: Stories and Crafts

Wee Bessie: Stories and Crafts

9th November 2019
Join storyteller and author Jess Smith and HOTT Heart of the Travellers for an afternoon of stories and crafts based on the children’s picture book Wee Bessie! Read more
Your Local Re-enactment Project Craigmillar

Your Local Re-enactment Project Craigmillar

9th November 2019
Come along and join BXIV Saturday training sessions in Edinburgh! Open to all who would like to try out 14th century re-enactment! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

10th November 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Royal Brunch

Royal Brunch

10th November 2019
Fawna Love presents Royal Brunch! An intimate drag show every second Sunday of the month, suitable for all ages, with 100% Vegan Brunch served at the interval by award winning Lucky Pig! Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

10th November 2019
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

11th November 2019
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period. Read more
Touring Scotland with Boswell and Johnson

Touring Scotland with Boswell and Johnson

11th November 2019
Joe Waterfield uses HES archive photographs and drawings to recreate the unforgettable Scottish tour in 1773 of lexicographer Samuel Johnson and biographer James Boswell. Read more
9 To 5 The Musical

9 To 5 The Musical

12th November 2019 - 16th November 2019
Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to the Edinburgh Playhouse to see Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical this November, starring Louise Redknapp and Amber Davies! Read more
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

12th November 2019
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period. Read more
Tiny Tales: Farmyard Tales

Tiny Tales: Farmyard Tales

12th November 2019
Tiny Tales is the perfect introduction to storytelling and the Centre for your wee ones. Sheila Kinninmonth leads a fun morning of farm animal stories on 12th November! Read more
Class Act

Class Act

13th November 2019 - 14th November 2019
Bringing you brand new short plays written exclusively for the Traverse stage by young people from across Edinburgh, Class Act is a must-see for anyone who wants to see the world afresh. Read more
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

13th November 2019
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period. Read more
Castle of Light

Castle of Light

14th November 2019 - 22nd December 2019
Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’! Read more
Emergence 2019

Emergence 2019

15th November 2019 - 16th November 2019
Youth Theatre Arts Scotland presents Emergence 2019, a celebration of bold new works-in-progress from the country’s leading youth theatre directors. Read more
Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

15th November 2019 - 23rd December 2019
Five Sisters Zoo will once again illuminate the zoo for another year and there is plenty of new surprises in store with our new enchanted riverside walk, stunning lit up water fountains and much more! Read more
Giant Lanterns: Lost Worlds

Giant Lanterns: Lost Worlds

15th November 2019 - 26th January 2020
With an extended route for 2019 and over 600 brand-new lanterns, there’s more to explore this year as Giant Lanterns return to Edinburgh Zoo from 15 November to 26 January 2020! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

16th November 2019
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

16th November 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens

Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens

16th November 2019 - 4th January 2020
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items! Read more
Fun Scottish Dance Classes for Children

Fun Scottish Dance Classes for Children

16th November 2019
Join us at RSCDS Edinburgh for fun Scottish dancing classes aimed at young dancers aged 5 - 10 years, on Saturday mornings at Craigmillar Park Church Hall! Read more
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

16th November 2019
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
New Focus - Classical Connection

New Focus - Classical Connection

16th November 2019
Euan Stevenson and Konrad Wiszniewski give fascinating insights into the relationship between classical music and jazz in this superb, informal presentation on 16th November. Read more
Your Local Re-enactment Project Craigmillar

Your Local Re-enactment Project Craigmillar

16th November 2019
Come along and join BXIV Saturday training sessions in Edinburgh! Open to all who would like to try out 14th century re-enactment! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

17th November 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

17th November 2019
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

18th November 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

18th November 2019
Why not bring your little ones along to Boogie Beat's monthly class at Joy Tots Cafe for some singing, dancing, story telling and much more? Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

19th November 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Edinburgh Gang Show

Edinburgh Gang Show

19th November 2019 - 23rd November 2019
The Edinburgh Gang Show returns to the King’s Theatre in November for a night of music, comedy, drama and dance . Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

20th November 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Atlantis Banal: Beneath the Surface

Atlantis Banal: Beneath the Surface

21st November 2019 - 23rd November 2019
This brand new show for families is set in an intimate ‘pop-up’ art gallery, featuring a flying fish, fashion on a tin can, and a mermaid who isn’t afraid to make an exhibition of herself. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

21st November 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
A West End Winter Wonderland

A West End Winter Wonderland

22nd November 2019
Join West End and Broadway leading ladies Kerry Ellis and Zoe Tyler for a magical festive evening of show stopping musical numbers performed in the stunning surroundings of St Giles Cathedral. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

22nd November 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Christmas at the Botanics 2019

Christmas at the Botanics 2019

22nd November 2019 - 29th December 2019
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens! Read more
St Andrews Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

St Andrews Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

22nd November 2019
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their St Andrews Ceilidhs on 22nd, 23rd and 30th November in Lauriston Hall. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

23rd November 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Fun Scottish Dance Classes for Children

Fun Scottish Dance Classes for Children

23rd November 2019
Join us at RSCDS Edinburgh for fun Scottish dancing classes aimed at young dancers aged 5 - 10 years, on Saturday mornings at Craigmillar Park Church Hall! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

23rd November 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
St Andrews Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

St Andrews Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

23rd November 2019
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their St Andrews Ceilidhs on 22nd, 23rd and 30th November in Lauriston Hall. Read more
Your Local Re-enactment Project Craigmillar

Your Local Re-enactment Project Craigmillar

23rd November 2019
Come along and join BXIV Saturday training sessions in Edinburgh! Open to all who would like to try out 14th century re-enactment! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

24th November 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas at Dobbies Edinburgh

Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas at Dobbies Edinburgh

24th November 2019 - 24th December 2019
Make it a Christmas to remember and see your child's eyes light up as they tuck into breakfast or tea with Santa at Dobbies Edinburgh! Read more
Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas at Dobbies Livingston

Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas at Dobbies Livingston

24th November 2019 - 24th December 2019
Make it a Christmas to remember and see your child's eyes light up as they tuck into breakfast or tea with Santa at Dobbies Livingston! Read more
Christmas Market

Christmas Market

24th November 2019
Get ahead of the crowds this Christmas and support our dogs and cats by visiting the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home annual Christmas Market on 24th November! Read more
Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh

24th November 2019 - 24th December 2019
Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Edinburgh for an exciting festive experience at Santa's Grotto! Read more
Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Livingston

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Livingston

24th November 2019 - 24th December 2019
Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Livingston for an exciting festive experience at Father Christmas’ Grotto! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

24th November 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
SSE Scottish Women’s Cup

SSE Scottish Women’s Cup

24th November 2019
The 2019 SSE Scottish Women’s Cup Final will be held at Tynecastle Park, the home of Heart of Midlothian FC, on Sunday 24th November and is guaranteed to provide a fun family day! Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

25th November 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

26th November 2019 - 1st December 2019
Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic story 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' when it comes to life on stage at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in November! Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

26th November 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

27th November 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
White

White

27th November 2019 - 28th November 2019
White is a playful, highly visual show for very young children and a perfect first time theatre experience for 2-4 year-olds. See it at Traverse Theatre in November! Read more
An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

28th November 2019 - 4th January 2020
The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is delighted to present the world premiere of An Edinburgh Christmas Carol, a magical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

28th November 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

29th November 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

30th November 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
King’s Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

King’s Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

30th November 2019 - 19th January 2020
Roll up, roll up! Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott are back in a circus-inspired King's Panto spectacular packed full of the thrills, spills, dazzling stunts and jaw-dropping special effects! Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

30th November 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Santa’s Grotto at Dalkeith Country Park

Santa’s Grotto at Dalkeith Country Park

30th November 2019 - 23rd December 2019
Santa and his elves are coming to Dalkeith Country Park to give your kids an unforgettably magical experience this Christmas. Read more
St Andrews Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

St Andrews Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

30th November 2019
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their St Andrews Ceilidhs on 22nd, 23rd and 30th November in Lauriston Hall. Read more
St. Andrew’s Day Family Ceilidh

St. Andrew’s Day Family Ceilidh

30th November 2019
Celebrate St. Andrew’s Day and Fair Saturday with family and friends to dance well-known Scottish dances and sing well-known songs at the Scottish Storytelling Centre! Read more
Tactile Tales and Rattling Rhymes

Tactile Tales and Rattling Rhymes

30th November 2019
Come and join a multi-sensory story session with storyteller Ailie Finlay! All welcome but particularly suitable for children with additional needs and their friends and families. Read more
Your Local Re-enactment Project Craigmillar

Your Local Re-enactment Project Craigmillar

30th November 2019
Come along and join BXIV Saturday training sessions in Edinburgh! Open to all who would like to try out 14th century re-enactment! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

1st December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Colinton Market

Colinton Market

1st December 2019
Colinton Market is now a monthly event, landing on the first Sunday of each month. You will find jewellery, ceramics, stationery, art, artisan food and drink, and lots more... Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

1st December 2019
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Unsung Heroines

Unsung Heroines

2nd December 2019 - 4th December 2019
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Disney’s The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King

5th December 2019 - 29th March 2020
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures. Read more
Mum's The Word

Mum's The Word

6th December 2019
The comedy gig designed for people caring for babies! Nurse, feed and change your wee one as comedians perfom their usual adult material, which is why we have an under eighteen months policy. Read more
The Winter Realm of the Paraffin Pixie

The Winter Realm of the Paraffin Pixie

6th December 2019 - 5th January 2020
Discover a world of twinkling lights, woodland trails and festive delights as the mischievous Paraffin Pixies arrive at Almond Valley this winter! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

7th December 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

7th December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen

Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen

7th December 2019 - 29th December 2019
Scottish Ballet’s 50th year will come to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen this Christmas at the Festival Theatre! Read more
Christmas Craft Fair and Fun Day

Christmas Craft Fair and Fun Day

7th December 2019
Livingston
Razzmatazz Events are thrilled to announce their Christmas Craft Fair & Fun Day at Inveralmond Community High School on 7th December with over 40 local craft suppliers providing all manner of gifts! Read more
Christmas Weekend aboard Britannia

Christmas Weekend aboard Britannia

7th December 2019 - 8th December 2019
Don't miss a special Christmas weekend aboard Britannia! See the beautiful festive decorations adorning the State Apartments and enjoy a complimentary glass of mulled wine with shortbread! Read more
Lunch With Santa

Lunch With Santa

7th December 2019
Treat yourself and the kids to a delicious festive two-course lunch, with a children's menu available, mini disco and then the main event - meet Santa! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

7th December 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Spectacle of Light

Spectacle of Light

7th December 2019 - 5th January 2020
Don't miss Dalkeith Country Park’s new winter festive light experience, Spectacle of Light: the magical after-dark adventure for all the family! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

8th December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Lunch With Santa

Lunch With Santa

8th December 2019
Treat yourself and the kids to a delicious festive two-course lunch, with a children's menu available, mini disco and then the main event - meet Santa! Read more
Royal Brunch

Royal Brunch

8th December 2019
Fawna Love presents Royal Brunch! An intimate drag show every second Sunday of the month, suitable for all ages, with 100% Vegan Brunch served at the interval by award winning Lucky Pig! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

8th December 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

9th December 2019
Why not bring your little ones along to Boogie Beat's monthly class at Joy Tots Cafe for some singing, dancing, story telling and much more? Read more
Tiny Tales: Snuggle-Up Tales for Winter

Tiny Tales: Snuggle-Up Tales for Winter

10th December 2019
Tiny Tales is the perfect introduction to storytelling and the Centre for your wee ones. Join us as Tim Porteus leads a fun morning of winter stories! Read more
Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle

Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle

12th December 2019 - 22nd December 2019
Make Christmas 2019 special with a three course lunch in the opulent Queen Anne Room at Edinburgh Castle, and enjoy a dining experience fit for royalty. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

13th December 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Strange Town

Strange Town

13th December 2019 - 15th December 2019
Strange Town returns to the Storytelling Centre with a trio of new pantos with a twist to delight all the family! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

14th December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

14th December 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Letters to Santa with his Elves

Letters to Santa with his Elves

14th December 2019
Visit the Golf Tavern on December 14th and meet our two special Elves that are flying all the way from the North Pole on Santa’s sleigh to help your children write their letters to Santa! Read more
Lunch With Santa

Lunch With Santa

14th December 2019
Treat yourself and the kids to a delicious festive two-course lunch, with a children's menu available, mini disco and then the main event - meet Santa! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

14th December 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

15th December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

15th December 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
It’s a Wonderful Life!

It’s a Wonderful Life!

15th December 2019 - 21st December 2019
Floating Brick Theatre present their live stage version of It’s a Wonderful Life at the Scottish Storytelling Centre from 15th to 21st December. Don't miss it! Read more
Lunch With Santa

Lunch With Santa

15th December 2019
Treat yourself and the kids to a delicious festive two-course lunch, with a children's menu available, mini disco and then the main event - meet Santa! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

15th December 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

16th December 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Traditions and Tales of Christmas

Traditions and Tales of Christmas

19th December 2019 - 21st December 2019
Learn about the traditions and tales of a Victorian Christmas at Edinburgh Castle from 20th - 22nd December. Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

21st December 2019
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Family Ceilidh

Family Ceilidh

21st December 2019
Come with family and friends to dance well-known Scottish dances at the Scottish Storytelling Centre Family Ceilidh on 21st December! Read more
Funbox Presents Christmas In Toy Town

Funbox Presents Christmas In Toy Town

21st December 2019 - 24th December 2019
It's time to get 'dolled' up and get your skates on because we're heading to Toy Town for the brand new seasonal spectacular from Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo the Dog at The Brunton! Read more
Stop Motion Animation Workshop for 8-12yrs: Festive Fun

Stop Motion Animation Workshop for 8-12yrs: Festive Fun

21st December 2019
Join StopMoGo at this magical time of year to discover the enchanted world of stop motion animation with lots of Christmas activities to develop skills in 2D & 3D! Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

22nd December 2019 - 24th December 2019
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
Feast of Fools: Christmas Special

Feast of Fools: Christmas Special

23rd December 2019 - 24th December 2019
Join Daniel Serridge at his dinner table of foolishness as he regales you with tales of deliciously disgusting holiday banquets. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

27th December 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Magic School

Magic School

27th December 2019 - 30th December 2019
Learn to perform exciting magic, make new wizard friends and become a graduate of the most mysterious school in the world – Magic School! Read more
MagicFest: Opening Night Christmas Gala:

MagicFest: Opening Night Christmas Gala:

27th December 2019
Be swept off your feet and experience real wonder at Christmas with the best from the world of magic & mind-reading and the most amazing up and coming local talent! Read more
Kevin Quantum ‘Anti-Gravity’

Kevin Quantum ‘Anti-Gravity’

28th December 2019 - 30th December 2019
Magic Circle Member Kevin Quantum explores the exotic space where science and magic meet. Magic is real. And he’ll prove it to you. Read more
MagicFest: You Are Magic!

MagicFest: You Are Magic!

28th December 2019 - 30th December 2019
Join the fun as we conjure up a magic show from thin air! Thrilling illusions, spooky mind reading, stunning sleight-of-hand, and death-defying escapes. Read more
Trebuchets and Trickery

Trebuchets and Trickery

28th December 2019
In March 1314, the forces of King Robert the Bruce captured Edinburgh Castle. Meet the commander, Thomas Randolph and hear how he used guile and local knowledge to capture it. Read more
Tricky Ricky ‘Christmas Madness’

Tricky Ricky ‘Christmas Madness’

28th December 2019
Join The Trickster, Jingles the Reindeer and Sonny the Bunny on the nutty train to Magical Christmas Madness as part of Edinburgh Internation Magic Festival! Read more
Trebuchets and Trickery

Trebuchets and Trickery

29th December 2019
In March 1314, the forces of King Robert the Bruce captured Edinburgh Castle. Meet the commander, Thomas Randolph and hear how he used guile and local knowledge to capture it. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

30th December 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Torchlight Procession in partnership with Visit Scotland

Torchlight Procession in partnership with Visit Scotland

30th December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Don't miss the spectacular and unforgettable family friendly event culminating in the historic Holyrood Park! Read more
Bairns Afore

Bairns Afore

31st December 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Enjoy the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay experience as a family, and still have the kids tucked up in bed afore the bells, at Bairns Afore, the best family gig imaginable! Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

31st December 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party hosted by Johnnie Walker

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party hosted by Johnnie Walker

31st December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join people from around the world to bring in the New Year at one of the world's biggest and best outdoor parties! Read more
Hogmanay Ceilidhs

Hogmanay Ceilidhs

31st December 2019
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their Hogmanay Ceilidhs on 31st December in Lauriston Hall. Read more
Hogmanay Inspiration Suite

Hogmanay Inspiration Suite

31st December 2019
Put on your glad rags and let the New Year in with a bang as you enjoy the Village Hotel Club Edinburgh's New Year's Eve menu (a children's menu option is available) with DJ and a late bar! Read more
Loony Dook

Loony Dook

1st January 2020
South Queensferry
The Loony Dook continues its New Year’s Day tradition at South Queensferry as Dookers launch themselves into the freezing Firth of Forth. Read more
Trebuchets and Trickery

Trebuchets and Trickery

1st January 2020
In March 1314, the forces of King Robert the Bruce captured Edinburgh Castle. Meet the commander, Thomas Randolph and hear how he used guile and local knowledge to capture it. Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

2nd January 2020
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Hogmanay House

Hogmanay House

2nd January 2020 - 5th January 2020
A charming New Year’s night of music, mischief, tall tales and magic from around the country, brought to life here at Lauriston Castle. Read more
Trebuchets and Trickery

Trebuchets and Trickery

2nd January 2020
In March 1314, the forces of King Robert the Bruce captured Edinburgh Castle. Meet the commander, Thomas Randolph and hear how he used guile and local knowledge to capture it. Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

3rd January 2020
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
A Most Royal Rebellion

A Most Royal Rebellion

4th January 2020
Hear the forgotten story of Scotland’s own version of the war of the roses, between father and son King James III and the future James IV. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

4th January 2020
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
A Most Royal Rebellion

A Most Royal Rebellion

5th January 2020
Hear the forgotten story of Scotland’s own version of the war of the roses, between father and son King James III and the future James IV. Read more
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

6th January 2020 - 9th January 2020
Find out the part Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

13th January 2020
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

14th January 2020
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

15th January 2020
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

18th January 2020
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

18th January 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

19th January 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Tyrannosaurs

Tyrannosaurs

24th January 2020 - 4th May 2020
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life. Read more
Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle

Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle

25th January 2020 - 31st January 2020
Come along for a light-hearted introduction to the bard and some of his works at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Oor Wullie

Oor Wullie

28th January 2020 - 1st February 2020
Jings, crivvens! Help ma boab! Don't miss the the awfy braw brand new musical, Oor Wullie, when it comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in January 2020! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

1st February 2020
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Medieval Fashion

Medieval Fashion

1st February 2020 - 2nd February 2020
See how fashion of the Kings court here in Edinburgh Castle changed through the medieval period for both men and women. Read more
Winter Wildlife Workshop

Winter Wildlife Workshop

8th February 2020
Drop into Blackness Castle and give wildlife a helping hand this winter. Make a bird feeder, bird box or minibeast home to take away. Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

15th February 2020
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

17th February 2020
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

18th February 2020
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

19th February 2020
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

20th February 2020
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

22nd February 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

23rd February 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

25th February 2020
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

26th February 2020
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

27th February 2020
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

28th February 2020
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Trebuchets and Trickery

Trebuchets and Trickery

1st March 2020
In March 1314, the forces of King Robert the Bruce captured Edinburgh Castle. Meet the commander, Thomas Randolph and hear how he used guile and local knowledge to capture it. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

7th March 2020
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

7th March 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

8th March 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

14th March 2020
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

15th March 2020
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

21st March 2020
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

21st March 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

22nd March 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

23rd March 2020
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period. Read more
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

24th March 2020
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period. Read more
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

25th March 2020
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period. Read more
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

26th March 2020
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

28th March 2020
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

29th March 2020
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

30th March 2020
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

31st March 2020
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show

Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show

24th April 2020 - 26th April 2020
Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2020, immersing you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance! Read more
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

3rd June 2020 - 4th June 2020
Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals is returning to Edinburgh Playhouse in June 2020! Read more
Billionaire Boy

Billionaire Boy

10th September 2020 - 12th September 2020
From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Horrible Histories comes this amazing new production of David Walliams' best-selling story comes to Edinburgh Playhouse! Read more

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