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

Disney’s The Lion King
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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.
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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
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
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
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
Yoga with Babies

Yoga with Babies

14th November 2019 - 19th December 2019
This Postnatal Yoga class, run by Jenny from Yoga Links, mainly focuses on easing mum's achy body and regaining her strength, whilst baby enjoys the sounds and interaction of other babies. 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
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
Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

16th November 2019 - 24th December 2019
Edinburgh New Town
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa... it’s the perfect way for children to get into the festive spirit. Read more
Welcome to the Jingle: Silent Adventures do the Christmas Market!

Welcome to the Jingle: Silent Adventures do the Christmas Market!

16th November 2019 - 4th January 2020
Let Edinburgh’s resident silent disco experience transport you into a Yuletide fantasyland on a new adventure to discover the true spirit of Christmas. Read more
Winter Windows

Winter Windows

16th November 2019 - 26th December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Come and see Edinburgh's 2019 Winter Windows, showcasing the creativity of Edinburgh’s school pupils! 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
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
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
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
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
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
24 Doors of Advent

24 Doors of Advent

1st December 2019 - 24th December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar. 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
Granton Hub Pop-Up Christmas Shop

Granton Hub Pop-Up Christmas Shop

5th December 2019 - 21st December 2019
Stop by the community cafe in December for unique, affordable and local gifts at the Granton Hub pop-up Christmas shop! 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
Children’s Festive Afternoon Tea

Children’s Festive Afternoon Tea

7th December 2019 - 30th December 2019
Bring the little ones along to a creatively devised Christmas-themed afternoon tea at Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club this December! 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
Santa’s Farmyard Cottage at Almond Valley

Santa’s Farmyard Cottage at Almond Valley

7th December 2019 - 24th December 2019
This festive season, jolly Santa Claus is back for a visit to Almond Valley where he’ll set up home in his magical winter cottage. 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
Santa’s Grotto at Carberry Tower

Santa’s Grotto at Carberry Tower

8th December 2019 - 24th December 2019
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa's Grotto! So come and visit him in his enchanting Grotto at Carberry Tower Mansion House and Estate this year! Read more
Community Christmas

Community Christmas

11th December 2019 - 22nd December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Edinburgh’s Christmas magic will be heading to twelve locations over twelve nights around Edinburgh, with a building being brought to life in each locality for one night only. 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
Aladdin

Aladdin

13th December 2019 - 21st December 2019
Edinburgh People's Theatre present their 67th consecutive pantomime, bringing Aladdin by Ben Crocker to Church Hill Theatre in December. 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
A Time of Gifts: Choral Music for Christmas

A Time of Gifts: Choral Music for Christmas

14th December 2019
Enjoy an evening of glorious choral music and carols from The Seven Hills Chorus at St. Anne's Church on Saturday 14th December, followed by mince pies and mulled wine! 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
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

14th December 2019
Make the lead up to Christmas even more magical for you and your little elves by treating yourselves to Breakfast with Santa at The Kitchen, Restoration Yard! Read more
Chocolate and Crafting Workshop

Chocolate and Crafting Workshop

14th December 2019 - 24th December 2019
Livingston
Bring the kids along to a festive Chocolate and Crafting Workshop with Gooey Events at Bloom Farm this December! Read more
Christmas at Greyfriars

Christmas at Greyfriars

14th December 2019
The Edinburgh Singers return to the historic Greyfriars Kirk on 14th December to present a celebration of festive music, includung works by John Rutter and and choir favourite, Ēriks Ešenvalds. Read more
Christmas Carol Concert by Candlelight

Christmas Carol Concert by Candlelight

14th December 2019
Take some time out to sing some favourite carols and enjoy some festive classics by candlelight, played by Bristo Community Concert Band in Bristo Baptist Church on 14th December! Read more
Christmas Celebration Weekend

Christmas Celebration Weekend

14th December 2019 - 15th December 2019
Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for a weekend of musical peformances, a Christmas theatre show, talks, and hands-on activities for all ages! Read more
Ciara Harvie Concert

Ciara Harvie Concert

14th December 2019
Ciara Harvie is an impressively talented mezzo-soprano from Edinburgh and one of the brightest stars emerging on the music scene. Hear her in concert at St Giles Cathedral on 14th December! Read more
Edinburgh City Centre - Gift of Giving ‘Reverse’ Grotto

Edinburgh City Centre - Gift of Giving ‘Reverse’ Grotto

14th December 2019
Edinburgh New Town
Children can buy affordable presents for their loved ones at this unusual ‘reverse’ Santa’s grotto coming to George Street on 7th and 14th December! Read more
Father Christmas at Newhailes House

Father Christmas at Newhailes House

14th December 2019
Make this Christmas super magical and visit Father Christmas at Newhailes House and write your festive letter while you wait your turn! 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 meet you and help write all of your letters to Santa! 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
Public Reading: A Christmas Carol for Kids

Public Reading: A Christmas Carol for Kids

14th December 2019
This live reading of Charles’ Dickens classic novella, adapted for a younger audience, with sound effects, actions and even some Christmas songs is suitable for ages 6-9 years. Read more
Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Fair

Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Fair

14th December 2019
Upcoming Craft Fairs are holding their annual Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Market to raise funds for SiMBA (Simpson’s Memorial Box Appeal) on 14th December at Porty Wash House. Read more
Santa’s Mischievous Elves Arrive at Fort Kinnaird

Santa’s Mischievous Elves Arrive at Fort Kinnaird

14th December 2019
Santa’s elves have arrived at Fort Kinnaird ready to deliver mischief and merriment to shoppers throughout the festive season. 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
Stockbridge Makers Market

Stockbridge Makers Market

14th December 2019
Come along to the new Stockbridge Makers Market situated in the Lifecare Centre with makers and crafters whose work is hand made and handcrafted! Read more
The Sprite In The Dolls House

The Sprite In The Dolls House

14th December 2019 - 15th December 2019
In exclusive performances just for Christmas, Some Kind of Theatre present their original take on Vita Sackville-West’s A Note Of Explanation, an eco-fable suitable for ages 7+ and their families. Read more
Baby Loves Disco’s Christmas Glitter Ball

Baby Loves Disco’s Christmas Glitter Ball

15th December 2019
After five sell-out years at Edinburgh’s Christmas, the legendary Baby Loves Disco returns, this time taking over the Assembly Rooms’ Ballroom. 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
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

15th December 2019
Make the lead up to Christmas even more magical for you and your little elves by treating yourselves to Breakfast with Santa at The Kitchen, Restoration Yard! Read more
Christmas Choirs in the Courtyard

Christmas Choirs in the Courtyard

15th December 2019
Shop, eat and restore while listening to a selection of local choirs sing festive favourites at Restoration Yard! Read more
Christmas Slime!

Christmas Slime!

15th December 2019 - 24th December 2019
Livingston
Bring the kids along for some festive fun at Gooey Events seasonal slime workshops held in Bloom Farm Livingston this December! Read more
Colinton and Merchiston Choir: Christmas Concert

Colinton and Merchiston Choir: Christmas Concert

15th December 2019
Edinburgh South
The Colinton & Merchiston Choir presents ‘Music for Christmas’ on Sunday 15th December in the magnificent Memorial Hall at Merchiston Castle School. Read more
Father Christmas at Newhailes House

Father Christmas at Newhailes House

15th December 2019
Make this Christmas super magical and visit Father Christmas at Newhailes House and write your festive letter while you wait your turn! 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
Santa’s Mischievous Elves Arrive at Fort Kinnaird

Santa’s Mischievous Elves Arrive at Fort Kinnaird

15th December 2019
Santa’s elves have arrived at Fort Kinnaird ready to deliver mischief and merriment to shoppers throughout the festive season. 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
The Muppet Christmas Carol in Edinburgh

The Muppet Christmas Carol in Edinburgh

15th December 2019
Adam from Geeky Retro Nerds Show podcast is hosting this Christmas classic tale, retold by the famous Muppets and Michael Caine, at the Vue Edinburgh Omni on 15th December. 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
Dunedin Consort - Children’s Messiah

Dunedin Consort - Children’s Messiah

16th December 2019
Bring your children along for a short, specially designed performance of Handel’s Messiah by the Dunedin Consort at The Queen's Hall on 16th December. Read more
Christmas Carol Concert at Greyfriars Kirk

Christmas Carol Concert at Greyfriars Kirk

17th December 2019
Come and celebrate Christmas with Feed the Minds' magical carol concert by the amazing Edinburgh Telephone Choir in Greyfriars Kirk on Tuesday 17th December! Read more
Pitchcraft With More Bells On

Pitchcraft With More Bells On

17th December 2019
Join Pitchcraft on 17th December as they bring you their unique a cappella arrangements of Christmas classics, from White Christmas to O Holy Night and everything in between! Read more
Back to the future 1979-1989, the film

Back to the future 1979-1989, the film

18th December 2019
Back by popular demand for a single showing, this thought provoking film, which the National Library of Scotland ran during this year's Fringe, will take you through the 1980s in 50 minutes. Read more
Splat Messy Play Livingston: Let it Snow Special

Splat Messy Play Livingston: Let it Snow Special

18th December 2019
In collaboration with Crazy Soap “Kids Stuff Crazy”, Splat is running fantastic Let It Snow sessions on 18th December! It’s going to be a wintery wonderland mess! Read more
Clambers Christmas Party

Clambers Christmas Party

19th December 2019
It's Clambers Christmas Party on 19th December with 2 hours of soft play, disco, arts and crafts, face painting, writing a letter to Santa, meeting Santa in his grotto and receiving a present! 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
Clambers Afternoon Tea

Clambers Afternoon Tea

20th December 2019 - 22nd December 2019
Clambers are going all out for a mega 90 minutes of afternoon tea Christmas fun followed by a 45-minute soft-play session! Read more
Clambers Christmas Breakfast

Clambers Christmas Breakfast

20th December 2019 - 22nd December 2019
Choose a Christmas breakfast in the Clambers party room and enjoy making reindeer dust, face painting and disco before visiting Santa to receive a present, followed by a 45-minute soft-play session. Read more
Hobo Cinema

Hobo Cinema

20th December 2019 - 24th December 2019
This Christmas, Hobo Cinema returns to Restoration Yard at Dalkeith Country Park with incredible botanical set designers, Pyrus Botanicals, creating an indoor winter woodland cinema! Read more
Scrambles Christmas Disco

Scrambles Christmas Disco

20th December 2019
It's Scrambles Christmas Party on 20th December with soft play, disco, face painting, festive arts & crafts and a visit from Santa including a present! Read more
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas - Matinee

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas - Matinee

20th December 2019
Treat yourself to a Christmas Special and enjoy an afternoon of uplifting music to remember, at St John The Evangelist Church, performed by the sensational Piccadilly Sinfonietta! Read more
A Candlelit Christmas Concert

A Candlelit Christmas Concert

21st December 2019
Award winning 8 part a cappella choir Octavoce return to Morningside United Church on 21st December to transport you to a Christmas paradise by candlelight! 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
Baby Loves Disco’s Christmas Glitter Ball

Baby Loves Disco’s Christmas Glitter Ball

21st December 2019
After five sell-out years at Edinburgh’s Christmas, the legendary Baby Loves Disco returns, this time taking over the Assembly Rooms’ Ballroom. Read more
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

21st December 2019
Make the lead up to Christmas even more magical for you and your little elves by treating yourselves to Breakfast with Santa at The Kitchen, Restoration Yard! 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
Santa’s Mischievous Elves Arrive at Fort Kinnaird

Santa’s Mischievous Elves Arrive at Fort Kinnaird

21st December 2019
Santa’s elves have arrived at Fort Kinnaird ready to deliver mischief and merriment to shoppers throughout the festive season. 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 Candlelit Christmas Concert

A Candlelit Christmas Concert

22nd December 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Following multiple sell out years, Octavoce return to the unique setting of the City Chambers to perform Christmas music by candlelight. 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
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

22nd December 2019
Make the lead up to Christmas even more magical for you and your little elves by treating yourselves to Breakfast with Santa at The Kitchen, Restoration Yard! Read more
Santa’s Mischievous Elves Arrive at Fort Kinnaird

Santa’s Mischievous Elves Arrive at Fort Kinnaird

22nd December 2019
Santa’s elves have arrived at Fort Kinnaird ready to deliver mischief and merriment to shoppers throughout the festive season. Read more
Splat Messy Play and Splat Slime Christmas Special at Kirkliston

Splat Messy Play and Splat Slime Christmas Special at Kirkliston

22nd December 2019
Splat Messy Play Edinburgh has teamed up again with Splat Messy Play Lanarkshire & West Lothian to host another big Messy Play & Slime Workshop event on 22nd December at Kirkliston Community Centre. Read more
Tumbles Christmas Party

Tumbles Christmas Party

22nd December 2019
It's Tumbles Christmas Party on 22nd December with soft play, disco, face painting, kids’ lunch box and a visit from Santa including a present! Suitable for ages 0-10 years. 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
Moments of Magic

Moments of Magic

23rd December 2019
Classical magician, John Henry Blackwood, brings his intimate close-up magic show to InterContinental Edinburgh-The George Hotel on 23rd December. It's the way magic is meant to be enjoyed! 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
Destination Space!

Destination Space!

27th December 2019 - 5th January 2020
Dynamic Earth is BLASTING into the New Year with Destination Space. Come along and help the team to build working satellites, explore the universe in infrared and witness explosive rocket launches! 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
W3L Wrestling: Broxburn

W3L Wrestling: Broxburn

27th December 2019
Broxburn
The World Wide Wrestling League is bringing an action packed wrestling event for all the family to Strathbrock Community Centre, Broxburn on 27th December! 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
First Footers Family Ceilidh - Sold Out

First Footers Family Ceilidh - Sold Out

1st January 2020
Gather your nearest and dearest to reel, jig, two-step and waltz those Hogmanay cobwebs away at our family-friendly, completely free event. 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
Start 2020 in style with a day at The Races

Start 2020 in style with a day at The Races

1st January 2020
Continue the celebrations and get 2020 off to a winning start at the Betway New Year’s Day raceday at Musselburgh Racecourse! 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
1 Day Introduction to Sewing Class

1 Day Introduction to Sewing Class

11th January 2020
Become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and help you build your confidence using a domestic sewing machine in this one day workshop with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club. 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
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

18th January 2020
Learn the beautiful art of modern calligraphy in this workshop run by Caitlin McKenna at Century General Store! 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
Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival

25th January 2020
Experience an extraordinary collection of short films when the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre on 25th January! 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
Royal Rhyme Time: Puppets at the Palace

Royal Rhyme Time: Puppets at the Palace

25th January 2020
Join us in the Palace of Holyroodhouse at our monthly Royal Rhyme Time for Toddlers as professional puppet company ‘It's in the bag!’ bring stories to life through rhymes, songs and drama! 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
Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open

Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open

29th January 2020 - 2nd February 2020
The Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open 2020 is taking place from 29th January and with a £30,000 prize pot, our tournament attracts some of the best of the world! 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
Watercolour Brush Calligraphy Workshop

Watercolour Brush Calligraphy Workshop

8th February 2020
Join modern calligrapher Caitlin McKenna for a fun and informal introduction to watercolour brush lettering on 8th February at Century General Store! 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
Museum Detectives

Museum Detectives

11th February 2020
Join Surgeons' Hall Museums's learning team on 11th February and become a real-life Sherlock Holmes at our Museum Detectives drop-in session! Read more
Close Encounters with Cool Creatures

Close Encounters with Cool Creatures

12th February 2020
Cool Creatures are back at Surgeons' Hall Museums this February!Come and meet some amazing animals up close and see for yourself the incredible variety found in the animal kingdom! Read more
Zog

Zog

12th February 2020 - 15th February 2020
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog has been imaginatively adapted in this magical production, featuring live musicians and promises to be roaring fun. 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
Make a masterpiece: Hidden Pictures

Make a masterpiece: Hidden Pictures

15th February 2020
In this fun family session, in The Queen's Gallery on 15th February, explore Leonardo's masterpieces - then make your own! 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
Counterfeit Sixties Show

Counterfeit Sixties Show

22nd February 2020
Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties at The Brunton on Saturday 22nd February! 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
Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show

Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show

7th March 2020 - 8th March 2020
The biggest wedding fair on the east coast of Scotland will once again return to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 7th and 8th March! 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
Andy and the Odd Socks

Andy and the Odd Socks

7th April 2020
The 'greatest kid's band ever' singing about aliens, dinosaurs rapping robots and groovy hoovers comes to Church Hill Theatre on 7th April. Read more
Spark Trio

Spark Trio

18th April 2020
Spark Trio merge modern jazz sounds with touches of Gospel, the blues, and the classic organ trio style and you can catch them at St James Scottish Episcopal Church, Leith on 18th April! 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
Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

17th May 2020
Singalonga Productions returns with the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing - The Greatest Showman on 17th May! Read more
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

3rd June 2020 - 4th June 2020
Dust off your dancing shoes as Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals returns to Edinburgh Playhouse in June 2020! Read more
The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

17th June 2020 - 4th July 2020
The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s smash-hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse next year with performances from 17 June to 4th July! Read more
Royal Highland Show 2020

Royal Highland Show 2020

18th June 2020 - 21st June 2020
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 18th June! Read more
Heathers The Musical

Heathers The Musical

7th July 2020 - 11th July 2020
Following two smash hit record breaking London West End seasons, Heathers The Musical embarks on its first national tour and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in July 2020. Read more
Paw Patrol

Paw Patrol

14th July 2020 - 15th July 2020
PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” brings everybody’s favourite pups to the Edinburgh Playhouse stage for an action packed, high-energy, musical adventure! 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
The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

23rd September 2020 - 31st October 2020
The brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera arrives at the Festival Theatre for the first time ever in 2020! Read more
Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom

16th November 2020 - 21st November 2020
With direction from dancer, choreographer, theatre director and Britain’s favourite TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood, Strictly Ballroom the Musical will be foxtrotting into Edinburgh in November 2020. Read more

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