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

OpenJump 7+

OpenJump 7+

1st July 2017 - 31st December 2018
Jump around on over 19,000ft2 of interconnected, world-class trampolines at Ryze Edinburgh's OpenJump sessions! Read more
Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

1st December 2017 - 31st December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with two self-guided, heritage walks and optional treasure hunt with Curious About! Read more
Historic Underground

Historic Underground

1st January 2018 - 31st December 2018
Discover a dark, damp world unchanged since the 18th century in this tour of Blair Street Underground Vaults with Mercat Tours. Read more
Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

2nd January 2018 - 31st December 2018
We'll be hiding lots of cuddly Britannia toy corgis on board the ship for you to spot. Read more
Children’s Judo Club

Children’s Judo Club

2nd March 2018 - 2nd March 2019
Randori Judo will be starting a four week Introduction to Judo Course commencing on Friday 2nd March at 4:30pm at Clovenstone Community Centre. Read more
Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

11th May 2018 - 21st October 2018
The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery. Read more
Fringe Schools Poster Competition Exhibition

Fringe Schools Poster Competition Exhibition

22nd May 2018 - 24th August 2018
The winning entries to the 2018 Fringe Schools Poster Competition will be on display at Dynamic Earth from 22nd May until 24th August. Read more
Growing Up With Books

Growing Up With Books

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

SLIME Workshops

15th June 2018 - 1st September 2018
Bring the kids along to Gooey Events Ltd for these new slime making and playing workshops during the summer holidays. Suitable for ages 4+. Read more
‘Moon Shadows’ by Laura Gill Artwork

‘Moon Shadows’ by Laura Gill Artwork

16th June 2018 - 25th August 2018
Artist Laura Gill's latest exhibition ‘Moon Shadows’ continues her study of the timeless quality of movement of the human figure. Read more
Operation Earth

Operation Earth

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

Summer at the Palace

9th July 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Visit The Palace of Holyrood House this summer and explore the Palace and gardens with our new Family Trail. Read more
Puzzle in the Gardens

Puzzle in the Gardens

15th July 2018 - 15th September 2018
Cryptically painted puzzle pieces are set in the trees for viewers to discover in this art installation by Anne Gilchrist. Read more
Braveheart’s Revenge

Braveheart’s Revenge

30th July 2018 - 30th September 2018
Don't miss 'Braveheart’s Revenge', the scariest, funniest journey through Edinburgh's darkest history, every day at the Edinburgh Dungeon! Read more
Edinburgh Character Project

Edinburgh Character Project

1st August 2018 - 31st August 2018
Edinburgh West
This August, Edinburgh’s West End will launch a major new month-long photography exhibition, the West End Character Project, showcasing the people and places that shape it. Read more
Gilded Balloon at the Museum

Gilded Balloon at the Museum

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Fringe favourites Gilded Balloon present 27 days of inspiring and diverse programming at the National Museum of Scotland. Read more
Balloonatics

Balloonatics

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Following its huge success last year, comedian Chris Henry returns with his hit kids show, Balloonatics, to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Read more
Cello on Fire

Cello on Fire

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Celebrated Viennese cross-over cellist Peter Hudler returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his brand new show 'Cello on Fire'. Read more
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Don't miss the legendary show, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, when it returns for its 11th Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
James Hancox: Sports For The Unsporty

James Hancox: Sports For The Unsporty

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
James Hancox has always been rubbish at sports. As a response, he’s invented his own and plans to unveil them to the world, one fringe show at a time, in his debut solo hour. Read more
Signor Baffo’s Restaurant

Signor Baffo’s Restaurant

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Making its Edinburgh Fringe debut, Interactive Theatre International presents 'Signor Baffo’s Restaurant', an interactive children’s comedy. Read more
Cirque Berserk

Cirque Berserk

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk, makes its eagerly anticipated Fringe debut at EICC! Read more
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

3rd August 2018 - 25th August 2018
With the world famous Edinburgh Castle as their backdrop, the four corners of the globe will meet; making the 2018 Tattoo (3-25 August) as spectacular as ever. Read more
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Stripped

Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Stripped

11th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Stripped programme celebrates comics and graphic novels in style, with authors and artists from around the world bring pictures and performance. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Freedom and Equality

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Freedom and Equality

11th August 2018 - 27th August 2018
From freedom of speech to freedom of movement, free trade to the free internet, ideas about the meaning of freedom are the focus of many discussions this year. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Our Planet and Us

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Our Planet and Us

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
This series of events looks at the precarious pact between people and planet Earth and how it’s time to act while the future of the planet is still in our hands. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Revolting Women

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Revolting Women

11th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Check out the events at Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Revolting Women, the militants and mavericks from 1918-2018. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Scottish Ideas

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Scottish Ideas

12th August 2018 - 27th August 2018
This series of events explores the innovations, history and ideas which make this country such a fount of intellectual curiosity. Read more
What The Moon Saw

What The Moon Saw

12th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh South
Join Jack for a magical journey around the world in this dance and circus performance for little ones and their families. Read more
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

13th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Love, hysteria, and deception reign in this Victorian reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic 'Twelfth Night' from Some Kind of Theatre. Read more
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Year of Young People: Codename F

Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Year of Young People: Codename F

14th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival has been working with youngsters aged 8-14 who live in and around Craigmillar, Edinburgh and in Codename F the group explores a range of topics. Read more
In Company with Sondheim

In Company with Sondheim

18th August 2018 - 24th August 2018
Enjoy a feast of songs performed by singer Heidi Innes and pianist Nick Launert from Sondheim's most beloved shows! Read more
Childhood Perfumes - A Piano Recital

Childhood Perfumes - A Piano Recital

21st August 2018
Join French pianist Emmanuel Garnier at St Vincent's Chapel on 21st August as he presents a selection of brilliant and playful pieces related to childhood! Read more
MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

21st August 2018
What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room! Read more
Audacity at Edinburgh Fringe

Audacity at Edinburgh Fringe

22nd August 2018
Named for its bold approach to musical presentation and arrangements that dare to break away from tradition, Audacity presents its first Fringe Show on 22nd August. Read more
‘Why The Birds Sing’ at The Saltire Society

‘Why The Birds Sing’ at The Saltire Society

22nd August 2018
'Why the Birds Sing' is a collection of poetry, music, song and stories in Scots and English from the pen of poet, Ian McFadyen. Read more
Monkey Music Summer Workshops

Monkey Music Summer Workshops

22nd August 2018
Come and join in all the fun at Monkey Music's Summer Workshops. 45 minutes of fun and games but more importantly lots of instruments and music. Read more
The Secret Room at The Writers’ Museum

The Secret Room at The Writers’ Museum

22nd August 2018
Unlock the doors of the Writers’ Museum using magic and illusion with Edinburgh International Magic Festival at the Fringe. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  Eurovision Young Musicians 2018: Competition Final

Edinburgh International Festival: Eurovision Young Musicians 2018: Competition Final

23rd August 2018
Experience the classical music stars of tomorrow at the Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 Competition Final held in the Usher Hall. Read more
Forth Boat Trip with Invisible Superheroes

Forth Boat Trip with Invisible Superheroes

23rd August 2018
South Queensferry
Join us as part of the ICE 200 celebrations as we journey on the Maid of the Forth and visit the Forth Bridges on this great family evening out. Read more
Scottish Clans and the Streets of Prestonpans

Scottish Clans and the Streets of Prestonpans

23rd August 2018
Residents from East Lothian and beyond are invited to a series of events designed to tell the story of the connection between their names, their streets names and the Battle of Prestonpans. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

23rd August 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
The Secret Room at The Writers’ Museum

The Secret Room at The Writers’ Museum

23rd August 2018
Unlock the doors of the Writers’ Museum using magic and illusion with Edinburgh International Magic Festival at the Fringe. Read more
Edinburgh Summer Foraging Course

Edinburgh Summer Foraging Course

24th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Wild Food Uk returns to The Flotterstone Inn near Penicuik for some Edinburgh Summer Foraging Courses this August. Read more
Emily Brontë Bicentenary Celebration

Emily Brontë Bicentenary Celebration

24th August 2018
Join us at the City Art Centre for an entertaining, memorable, informative evening of music, readings and talk, in celebration of Emily Bronte. Read more
Festival Ceilidh

Festival Ceilidh

24th August 2018
RSCDS Edinburgh's ever popular Festival Ceilidh is back for the third consecutive year in the stunning, historic setting of Greyfriars Kirk. Read more
From Shanghai with Love: Fashion Show/Exhibition

From Shanghai with Love: Fashion Show/Exhibition

24th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
The Donghua Edinburgh Centre for Creative Industries is set to return the Edinburgh Fringe this year with their fashion show 'From Shanghai with Love'. Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

24th August 2018
Come along for a night time walk around the Palace and Peel as we search for Linlithgow's nocturnal inhabitants. Read more
Monkey Music Summer Workshops

Monkey Music Summer Workshops

24th August 2018
Come and join in all the fun at Monkey Music's Summer Workshops. 45 minutes of fun and games but more importantly lots of instruments and music. Read more
A Princess Party at Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe

A Princess Party at Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe

25th August 2018
Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe, Scotland's first dog cafe, invites you to a Princess Party like no other! 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

25th August 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their new walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Colourful Kite Holder

Colourful Kite Holder

25th August 2018
Make the coolest picture kite and decorate with inspiration from the historic samplers in the Museum of Childhood on 25th August. Read more
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

25th August 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced! Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Illustrator in Residence

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Illustrator in Residence

25th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is thrilled to welcome back Iranian artist Ehsan Abdollahi, this time as Illustrator in Residence. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

25th August 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

25th August 2018
Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals. Read more
Learn How To Make Decoupaged Wall Art

Learn How To Make Decoupaged Wall Art

25th August 2018
Let your creativity flow in this relaxing and fun class, where you will design and make your own personalised wall art using decoupage. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

25th August 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

25th August 2018
Explore the world of dogs at the Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show and find out more about man’s best friend. Read more
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 August 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their new walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

26th August 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Ghillie Dhu Cinema Club

Ghillie Dhu Cinema Club

26th August 2018
Whether you’re looking for a fun activity with the family or looking to impress that special someone on date night the Ghillie Dhu's brand new cinema club has you covered. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

26th August 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

26th August 2018
Explore the world of dogs at the Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show and find out more about man’s best friend. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

26th August 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
The Bureau of Untold Stories

The Bureau of Untold Stories

26th August 2018
Brymore Productions presents 'The Bureau of Untold Stories' with live sound effects, improvisation and unconventional storytelling skills, it's a treat for both children and adults. Read more
Art Classes for Children

Art Classes for Children

27th August 2018
A fun introduction to drawing and watercolour techniques at The Hand Made Factory for ages 6 - 11. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Edinburgh International Festival: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

27th August 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Enjoy the annual International Festival finale with inspirational music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and breathtaking fireworks set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Wiff Waff Wednesday

Wiff Waff Wednesday

29th August 2018
A monthly ping pong night for all ages with music, drink and great food at the Drill Hall Arts Cafe. Read more
2 Week Introduction to Sewing Class - starting 30th August

2 Week Introduction to Sewing Class - starting 30th August

30th August 2018 - 30th September 2018
Become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and help you build your confidence using a domestic sewing machine in this 2 week workshop with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club. Read more
Scottish Clans and the Streets of Prestonpans

Scottish Clans and the Streets of Prestonpans

30th August 2018
Residents from East Lothian and beyond are invited to a series of events designed to tell the story of the connection between their names, their streets names and the Battle of Prestonpans. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

30th August 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
The Luna Cinema

The Luna Cinema

31st August 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Enjoy open air cinema at the Botanics as the Luna Cinema presents three nights of classic films under the stars. Read more
1 Day Introduction to Sewing

1 Day Introduction to Sewing

1st September 2018
Become familiar with the basics of machine sewing in this 1 day Introduction to Sewing Workshop on 1st September with the Edinburgh Sewcial Club. Read more
A Walk to Remember East Lothian

A Walk to Remember East Lothian

1st September 2018
Various Locations East Lothian
Join us for A Walk to Remember and help raise much needed funds for St Columba's Hospice to enable us to keep providing much needed care to our patients and their loved ones. Read more
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

1st September 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced! Read more
Doors Open Days West Lothian

Doors Open Days West Lothian

1st September 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Various Locations West Lothian
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across West Lothian! This year's event will be held on 1st & 2nd September! Read more
Edinburgh Mela

Edinburgh Mela

1st September 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Leith
Edinburgh Mela, a multi-cultural festival of music, dance and arts, returns in September to Leith Links. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

1st September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Hotel California

Hotel California

1st September 2018
Hotel California return to Howden Park Centre on 1st September to perform their spectacular show of pure Eagles nostalgia. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

1st September 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
On Location: Blackness

On Location: Blackness

1st September 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Blackness Castle - Discover more about the rich history of the ship that never sailed and see how it is utilised today. Read more
Walk Together Edinburgh

Walk Together Edinburgh

1st September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
September is Walk Together month, so come and join Bowel Cancer UK on 1st September to discover the wonderful gems in Scotland’s capital. Read more
West Linton Market

West Linton Market

1st September 2018
West Linton
A monthly market for West Linton, held on the first Saturday of the month at St. Andrews New Church Hall. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

2nd September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

2nd September 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Paws by the Prom (Open Day)

Paws by the Prom (Open Day)

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

Sunday Funday

2nd September 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Kids Hip Hop Dance Classes at Shapes Studio, Leith

Kids Hip Hop Dance Classes at Shapes Studio, Leith

3rd September 2018 - 14th December 2018
Kids hip hop dance classes are back at Shapes Studio from 3rd September, taught by resident teacher Ashley Jack. Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

6th September 2018
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Scottish Clans and the Streets of Prestonpans

Scottish Clans and the Streets of Prestonpans

6th September 2018
Residents from East Lothian and beyond are invited to a series of events designed to tell the story of the connection between their names, their streets names and the Battle of Prestonpans. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

6th September 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

7th September 2018
Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals. Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

7th September 2018
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Nests

Nests

7th September 2018 - 8th September 2018
Nests is a fairy-tale for Scotland’s Year of Young People that questions how our society treats the young and vulnerable, catch it at the Traverse Theatre in September! Read more
Astronomical

Astronomical

8th September 2018
Astro Gymnastics welcome you along to a spectacular evening featuring a stunning showcase of high level acrobatics, tumble and dance. Read more
Bruncheon featuring The Sound of Muesli

Bruncheon featuring The Sound of Muesli

8th September 2018
Enjoy local musical talent creating a chilled out atmosphere alongside delicious home-made café food in the open space of the Drill Hall. Read more
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

8th September 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced! Read more
Doggy Fun Day - fundraiser for Paws for Progress

Doggy Fun Day - fundraiser for Paws for Progress

8th September 2018
Paws for Progress invites you and your dog to a Doggy Fun Day at Vogrie Country Park on 8th September! Read more
Doors Open Days Midlothian

Doors Open Days Midlothian

8th September 2018 - 9th September 2018
Various Locations Midlothian
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Midlothian! This year's event will be held 8th & 9th September! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

8th September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

8th September 2018
Come along for a night time walk around the Palace and Peel as we search for Linlithgow's nocturnal inhabitants. Read more
Magical Victorian Fairy Tales

Magical Victorian Fairy Tales

8th September 2018
Join storyteller Nicola Wright to hear some enchanting stories and discover tales relating to Catherine Sinclair, an Edinburgh born writer of children’s fiction. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

8th September 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Photography Tours: Family Day

Photography Tours: Family Day

8th September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
To complement our In Focus: Scottish Photography exhibition, we are thrilled to be collaborating with Jessops who are offering a special photography tuition photo-walk family day on 8th September. Read more
The Abbey Uncovered

The Abbey Uncovered

8th September 2018 - 9th September 2018
Join us for a weekend of fun and hands-on activities at the medieval Holyrood Abbey to uncover its history. Read more
The Jimmy Shand Show

The Jimmy Shand Show

8th September 2018
A show celebrating the life and music of the late Sir Jimmy Shand, provided by the brilliant Brandon McPhee Band, comes to The Brunton Theatre on 8th September. Read more
WW1 at Lauriston Castle

WW1 at Lauriston Castle

8th September 2018
Learn about history in a very fun and interactive way at these WW1 re-enactments in the grounds and Castle. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

9th September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

9th September 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Pedal For Scotland: The Wee Jaunt - Edinburgh

Pedal For Scotland: The Wee Jaunt - Edinburgh

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

Sunday Funday

9th September 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

13th September 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

14th September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Ahoy Me Hearties!

Ahoy Me Hearties!

15th September 2018
Join Mike Durnan on a pirate treasure hunt then make your very own mini pirate’s treasure chest at Lauriston Castle on 15th September! Read more
Archaeology Day

Archaeology Day

15th September 2018
It's Archaeology Day in Holyrood Park on 15th September so come and discover what life was like in the Iron Age! Read more
Battle of Prestonpans Commemorative Parade

Battle of Prestonpans Commemorative Parade

15th September 2018
Come and watch the spectacular and colourful procession as the Battle of Prestonpans Commemorative Parade travels through the streets of Prestonpans on 15th September. Read more
Battle Of Prestonpans Re-enactment

Battle Of Prestonpans Re-enactment

15th September 2018 - 16th September 2018
Prestonpans
Enjoy a spectacular weekend of top-class living history and battle re-enactment displays when the annual East Lothian Battle Weekend returns to Prestonpans. Read more
Edinburgh Knights Youth Try-outs!

Edinburgh Knights Youth Try-outs!

15th September 2018
Are you between age 13 and 16? The Edinburgh Napier Knights Youth Team are recruiting for the 2018/19 season on Saturday 15th September, no experience neccessary! Read more
Edinburgh’s Affordable Vintage Fair

Edinburgh’s Affordable Vintage Fair

15th September 2018
Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair is back with more vintage traders in their new home, the Methodist Church in Nicholson Square on 15th September. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

15th September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Jurassic Park In Concert

Jurassic Park In Concert

15th September 2018
Celebrate one of the biggest movie franchises of all time with Jurassic Park In Concert at the Usher Hall on 15th September! Read more
Little Monsters Club (3-5 years)

Little Monsters Club (3-5 years)

15th September 2018 - 16th September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
The Little Monsters Club new Autumn programme start on 15th and 16th September and provides your little ones with six fun packed sports sessions. Read more
Little Monsters Club (5-7 years)

Little Monsters Club (5-7 years)

15th September 2018 - 16th September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
The Little Monsters Club new Autumn programme start on 15th and 16th September and provides your little ones with six fun packed sports sessions. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

15th September 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Ocean Film Festival

Ocean Film Festival

15th September 2018
The Ocean Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre with a brand new selection of the most amazing ocean films. Read more
Patchwork Memory Cushion

Patchwork Memory Cushion

15th September 2018
Make a beautiful patchwork cushion from old baby clothes, a beautiful keepsake for all those memories, with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club. Read more
Rubik’s Cube-solving Masterclass with Adam Black

Rubik’s Cube-solving Masterclass with Adam Black

15th September 2018
Learn Cube-solving techniques from magician Adam Black in a fun, hands-on workshop and maybe even experience a little magic at the same time. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

15th September 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
The Don Paterson Situation

The Don Paterson Situation

15th September 2018
Catch The Don Paterson Situation featuring Steve Hamilton, Euan Burton, Alyn Cosker and of course Don himself at St James Scottish Episcopal Church, Leith on 15th September! Read more
Edinburgh Kiltwalk

Edinburgh Kiltwalk

16th September 2018
Edinburgh West
Join the Edinburgh Kiltwalk on 16th September and raise money for your chosen children's charity at the same time! Read more
Edinburgh Kiltwalk - Who Dares Cares

Edinburgh Kiltwalk - Who Dares Cares

16th September 2018
Edinburgh West
Are You Up For joining Who Dares Cares co founder Colin MacLachlan’s Clan for the Edinburgh Kiltwalk on Sunday 16th September? Read more
Evergreen - A Tribute to Barbra Streisand

Evergreen - A Tribute to Barbra Streisand

16th September 2018
In this brand new show Alyson Orr presents a tribute to Barbra Streisand featuring her best loved songs! Catch it at the Howden Park Centre on Sunday 16th September! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

16th September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

16th September 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

16th September 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

16th September 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Benidorm Live

Benidorm Live

17th September 2018 - 22nd September 2018
Check-in to the Solana for a dose of Benidorm sunshine and see your favourite stars live on stage for the first time at Edinburgh Playhouse. Read more
Bugs and Blood - Why Did Surgeons Learn To Wash Their Hands? Kids Workshop

Bugs and Blood - Why Did Surgeons Learn To Wash Their Hands? Kids Workshop

17th September 2018
Did you know, tiny creatures we cannot see constantly surround us? Find out about bacteria and other microorganisms in this kids workshop at Surgeons' Hall Museums, suitable for age 8+. Read more
Northern Flyway

Northern Flyway

17th September 2018
Catch Northern Flyway, a brand-new music and visual creation exploring the ecology, folklore, symbolism and mythology of birds and birdsong, at Pleasance Courtyard on 17th September! Read more
CollectiveF8 - Debut Photography Exhibition

CollectiveF8 - Debut Photography Exhibition

18th September 2018 - 21st September 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
CollectiveF8 is very excited to announce our debut photography exhibition is taking place in September and showcasing a broad range of work by 3rd year BA(Hons) Photography Students. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

20th September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

20th September 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

21st September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Little Baby Bum

Little Baby Bum

21st September 2018 - 23rd September 2018
Little Baby Bum - Join Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their Nursery Rhyme Friends at the world premiere of a brand new live show. Read more
Sea Creatures: Life Beneath The Ocean

Sea Creatures: Life Beneath The Ocean

21st September 2018 - 18th October 2018
An immersive and interactive new exhibition allowing visitors to explore the secrets of life beneath the ocean’s waves is coming to the Royal Highland Centre! Read more
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

22nd September 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

22nd September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Funbox: Rocking All Over The World

Funbox: Rocking All Over The World

22nd September 2018 - 23rd September 2018
Get ready to strut your funky stuff when Funbox bring their new show, Rocking All Over The World, to The Brunton Theatre! Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

22nd September 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Marvellous Puppets

Marvellous Puppets

22nd September 2018
Using a range of recycled materials, you can create and take home your very own puppet inspired by our Growing up with Books Exhibition. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

22nd September 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Peter Pan

Peter Pan

22nd September 2018
Join artist Stephen White, creator of Peter Pan the Graphic Novel, at the Museum of Childhood and watch him draw some characters. Read more
Pretty Muddy 5K + 10K Cancer Research UK at Royal Highland Centre

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

22nd September 2018
Sign up now for the 2018 Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Pretty Muddy 5K + 10K and help the fight to beat cancer! Read more
The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace and his band

The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace and his band

22nd September 2018
Elio Pace delivers this sensational and critically-acclaimed tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel at the Howden Park Centre on Saturday 22nd September! Read more
Alzheimer Scotland - Midlothian Memory Walk

Alzheimer Scotland - Midlothian Memory Walk

23rd September 2018
Step up to the challenge - join the Midlothian Memory Walk at Dalkeith Country Park and support Alzheimer Scotland! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

23rd September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

23rd September 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

23rd September 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

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

Their Name Liveth

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

Balerno Music Festival

26th September 2018 - 14th October 2018
Balerno
The Pentland Hills come alive with the sound of music when the eleventh Balerno Music Festival returns on 26th September. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

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

Wiff Waff Wednesday

26th September 2018
A monthly ping pong night for all ages with music, drink and great food at the Drill Hall Arts Cafe. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

27th September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

27th September 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

28th September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Two Kinds of Magic - ELO and Queen

Two Kinds of Magic - ELO and Queen

28th September 2018
Magic, the band behind the successful ‘A Kind of Queen’ tribute, have put together a two-for-one show featuring their Queen and ELO tributes and bring it to Howden Park Centre on 28th September. Read more
A Home for Teddies and Trains

A Home for Teddies and Trains

29th September 2018
Bring along a toy and make your very own basket using a variety of textures and pictures to keep your toys in one safe place so no one gets lost. Read more
Comedy Kids

Comedy Kids

29th September 2018
Come and join us for an afternoon of giggles, snorts and talent as Tribe Porty Youth Theatre come to the Stand! Read more
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

29th September 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced! Read more
Doors Open Day tours at the Traverse Theatre

Doors Open Day tours at the Traverse Theatre

29th September 2018
As part of this year’s Doors Open Day, the Traverse will provide guided tours of our theatre, offering a behind-the-scenes insight into the history and workings of Scotland’s new writing theatre. Read more
Doors Open Days Edinburgh

Doors Open Days Edinburgh

29th September 2018 - 30th September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Edinburgh! This year's event will be held on September 29th & 30th! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

29th September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

29th September 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Opera Gala

Opera Gala

29th September 2018
Come along and enjoy a night of elegance, passion, drama and emotion as we present to you some of opera's best and most powerful pieces, in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer! Read more
The Ovarian Cancer Walk | Run in Edinburgh

The Ovarian Cancer Walk | Run in Edinburgh

29th September 2018
Join hundreds of runners, joggers and walkers taking on our new and improved 5K and 10K routes at Holyrood Park this September. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

29th September 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

30th September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Ghillie Dhu Cinema Club

Ghillie Dhu Cinema Club

30th September 2018
Whether you’re looking for a fun activity with the family or looking to impress that special someone on date night the Ghillie Dhu's brand new cinema club has you covered. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

30th September 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Recitals for Wrigglers

Recitals for Wrigglers

30th September 2018
Join us in the Palace of Holyroodhouse as Recitals for Wrigglers return for another family-friendly concert in the Great Gallery. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

30th September 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

30th September 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

2nd October 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

2nd October 2018 - 6th October 2018
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure is coming out of the zoo and into the Edinburgh Playhouse as part of a UK tour! Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

3rd October 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

4th October 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

4th October 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
The Crafters Roadshow

The Crafters Roadshow

5th October 2018
Shop for the best in Scottish Crafts and support your local makers at The Crafters Roadshow at The Centre, Livingston. Read more
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

6th October 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

6th October 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

6th October 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Spooky Happenings

Spooky Happenings

6th October 2018 - 31st October 2018
Explore a world of magic & shadows, with mysteries to solve and games to play at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
The Crafters Roadshow

The Crafters Roadshow

6th October 2018
Shop for the best in Scottish Crafts and support your local makers at The Crafters Roadshow at The Centre, Livingston. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

6th October 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
West Linton Market

West Linton Market

6th October 2018
West Linton
A monthly market for West Linton, held on the first Saturday of the month at St. Andrews New Church Hall. Read more
Felted Soap Making Workshop

Felted Soap Making Workshop

7th October 2018
Spend a day in the studio with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club making felted soap. A great beginner workshop and also an ideal class for kids too! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

7th October 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

7th October 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

7th October 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
The Crafters Roadshow

The Crafters Roadshow

7th October 2018
Shop for the best in Scottish Crafts and support your local makers at The Crafters Roadshow at The Centre, Livingston. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

7th October 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Let It Be

Let It Be

8th October 2018 - 13th October 2018
Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let It Be, the international hit show, at Edinburgh Playhouse in October! Read more
An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

9th October 2018
It is 1566, find out what life is like at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots here in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Eco-Printed Fabric

Eco-Printed Fabric

9th October 2018
Gather leaves and foliage to print directly onto garments or fabric using natural methods to extract the pigments from your chosen plants in this workshop with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club. Read more
An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

10th October 2018
It is 1566, find out what life is like at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots here in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

11th October 2018
It is 1566, find out what life is like at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots here in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

11th October 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

12th October 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Edinburgh and East of Scotland Cat Club

Edinburgh and East of Scotland Cat Club

13th October 2018
Stockbridge and Canonmills
Edinburgh & East of Scotland Cat Club are holding their 61st Annual All Breed Championship Show on 13th October at the Academy Sports Centre! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

13th October 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

13th October 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Picnic and Play with Licketyspit

Picnic and Play with Licketyspit

13th October 2018
Join Licketyspit at Lauriston Castle for a family picnic lunch followed by their wonderful intergenerational drama-led play! Read more
Portrait Masterclass

Portrait Masterclass

13th October 2018
Follow our new portrait trail around the Palace of Holyroodhouse, then join artist Gemma Coyle in the Family Room for a drop-in portrait masterclass. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

13th October 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
The Spirit of Bad Company and Free

The Spirit of Bad Company and Free

13th October 2018
Five piece band Free Again perform their spectacular show, dedicated to two of musician Paul Rodgers’ seminal bands, Bad Company and Free, at the Howden Park Centre on 13th October. Read more
The Spooky Enchanted Forest

The Spooky Enchanted Forest

13th October 2018
Join artist Melanie Ross in the Museum of Childhood to create your own terrifying ghosts and monsters that live in the forest. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

14th October 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

14th October 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

14th October 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

14th October 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Halloween Wand Making Workshop

Halloween Wand Making Workshop

18th October 2018
Join us at Lauriston Castle in a magical crafting class just in time for Halloween and create your own unique magic wand! Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

18th October 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
The Edinburgh Sketcher In The Gallery

The Edinburgh Sketcher In The Gallery

19th October 2018
Come along to the City Art Centre on 19th October and learn to sketch with the famous Edinburgh Sketcher! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

20th October 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Halloween Magic School - with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Halloween Magic School - with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

20th October 2018
Learn, create and perform your own magic at a spooky, magic workshop this Halloween at Lauriston Castle! Read more
Medieval Fashion

Medieval Fashion

20th October 2018 - 21st October 2018
See how fashion of the Kings court here in Edinburgh Castle changed through the medieval period for both men and women. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

20th October 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Decorative Scrap Paper Tree

Decorative Scrap Paper Tree

21st October 2018
Decorate your home with a beautiful paper tree in this workshop at Lauriston Castle with Erik Petrie. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

21st October 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

21st October 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

21st October 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

23rd October 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

24th October 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

25th October 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Friday Fright Night

Friday Fright Night

26th October 2018
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
The Arrival

The Arrival

26th October 2018
The Arrival is a funny, wildly imaginative and welcoming show, inspired by the award-winning graphic novel by Shaun Tan, catch it at Howden Park Centre on 26th October! Read more
Comedy Kids

Comedy Kids

27th October 2018
Come and join us for an afternoon of giggles, snorts and talent as Tribe Porty Youth Theatre come to the Stand! Read more
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

27th October 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

27th October 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Maggie Bell and Dave Kelly

Maggie Bell and Dave Kelly

27th October 2018
Don't miss a wonderful evening of acoustic blues, soul and good times with two legends of the British R&B scene, Maggie Bell and Dave Kelly! Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

27th October 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Scary Masks

Scary Masks

27th October 2018
With many faces at the Museum of Childhood, make your own masks depicting your own favourite character with scary add-ons. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

27th October 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Spooky Saturday

Spooky Saturday

27th October 2018
It's Spooky Saturday at Almond Valley Heritage Centre on October 27th with lots of spooky activities for younger children. Read more
The Haunted Hunt

The Haunted Hunt

27th October 2018 - 28th October 2018
Take part in a Hallowe’en Interactive Adventure at Lauriston Castle for ages 8+. Part of Edinburgh Horror Festival. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

28th October 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

28th October 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

28th October 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

28th October 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
The Spooky Castle

The Spooky Castle

28th October 2018
Spend a morning exploring the spooktacular Lauriston Castle and dabble in 4 terrifying family activity activities this Halloween. Read more
An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

29th October 2018
It is 1566, find out what life is like at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots here in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

30th October 2018
It is 1566, find out what life is like at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots here in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Stuff

Stuff

30th October 2018
Stuff is about the hoarding of memories, emotions and things, told with humour and tenderness this will resonate in its view of our attachment to things, and our need for attachment to each other. Read more
Robin Windsor: The All Fun Farewell Tour

Robin Windsor: The All Fun Farewell Tour

31st October 2018
One of BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite professional dancers, Robin Windsor heads out on tour for the very last time and comes to the Howden Park Centre on 31st October! Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

1st November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

1st November 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

2nd November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
The Counterfeit Sixties

The Counterfeit Sixties

2nd November 2018
Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show returns to the Howden Park Centre on 2nd November! Read more
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

3rd November 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

3rd November 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

3rd November 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

3rd November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
The Biggest Explosion

The Biggest Explosion

3rd November 2018
Join artist Melanie Ross in the Museum to experiment with different textures and mixed media to create beautiful bonfire and firework pictures telling us the story of Guy Fawkes. Read more
West Linton Market

West Linton Market

3rd November 2018
West Linton
A monthly market for West Linton, held on the first Saturday of the month at St. Andrews New Church Hall. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

4th November 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

4th November 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

4th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Puppet Workshop Theatre

Puppet Workshop Theatre

4th November 2018
Make your very own hand and finger puppet then use them to perform a puppet show in our traditional Miniature puppet theatre. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

4th November 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Charlie Landsborough In Concert

Charlie Landsborough In Concert

7th November 2018
Join us at The Brunton for a memorable evening of beautiful ballads, folk, blues, country, rock 'n' roll, pop, gospel and anthems with the immensely talented Charlie Landsborough. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

8th November 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Comic Con Scotland

Comic Con Scotland

10th November 2018 - 11th November 2018
Monopoly Events brings Comic Con Scotland to the EICC on 10th and 11th November with headline guests including David Hasselhoff. Read more
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

10th November 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

10th November 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

10th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

10th November 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

11th November 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

11th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

11th November 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

11th November 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

12th November 2018
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

13th November 2018
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

15th November 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

16th November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens

Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens

16th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items! Read more
Christmas Market - George Street

Christmas Market - George Street

16th November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Get into the Christmas spirit with a festive shopping experience at the traditional Christmas market in George St. Read more
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

17th November 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

17th November 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

17th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

17th November 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

18th November 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Light Night

Light Night

18th November 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Light Night is a free event for all to enjoy, which encapsulates the true spirit of the festive season: family and the community. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

18th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

18th November 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Sparkling Snowmen

Sparkling Snowmen

18th November 2018
Learn to make your snowman from scratch and decorate him with a brightly coloured scarf and glossy buttons in this popular workshop. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

18th November 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

19th November 2018
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Edinburgh Gang Show

Edinburgh Gang Show

20th November 2018 - 24th November 2018
The Edinburgh Gang Show returns to the King’s Theatre in November for a night of music, comedy, drama and dance. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

22nd November 2018
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

22nd November 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Foodies Festival Christmas

Foodies Festival Christmas

23rd November 2018 - 25th November 2018
Foodies Festival Christmas, Edinburgh’s favourite food festival, kicks off the festive season at the EICC on 23, 24 & 25 November. Read more
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

23rd November 2018
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Comedy Kids

Comedy Kids

24th November 2018
Come and join us for an afternoon of giggles, snorts and talent as Tribe Porty Youth Theatre come to the Stand! Read more
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

24th November 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced! Read more
Enchanted Hand Wreath

Enchanted Hand Wreath

24th November 2018
Express your creativity and imagination and make a beautiful little wreath to hang for Christmas. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

24th November 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

24th November 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

24th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

25th November 2018 - 29th December 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

25th November 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Ghillie Dhu Cinema Club

Ghillie Dhu Cinema Club

25th November 2018
Whether you’re looking for a fun activity with the family or looking to impress that special someone on date night the Ghillie Dhu's brand new cinema club has you covered. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

25th November 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

25th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

25th November 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

27th November 2018
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Nativity! The Musical

Nativity! The Musical

28th November 2018 - 2nd December 2018
After an extended run in the West End, Nativity! The Musical is coming to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre. Read more
Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

28th November 2018
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

29th November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

29th November 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Wendy and Peter Pan

Wendy and Peter Pan

29th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Full of fairy-dust, adventure and all your favourite characters this magical story is everything a Christmas treat should be. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

30th November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
St Andrews Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

St Andrews Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

30th November 2018 - 1st December 2018
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their St Andrews Ceilidh on 30th November and 1st December in Lauriston Hall. Read more
You Choose

You Choose

30th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Edinburgh West
You Choose is a brand new interactive musical show for all the family, but in this show – YOU CHOOSE what happens! Read more
Enchanted Christmas Pictures

Enchanted Christmas Pictures

1st December 2018
Create a Christmas themed 3-dimensional framed picture that will light up like an enchanted magical forest in this workshop with Mike Durnan. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

1st December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast

King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast

1st December 2018 - 20th January 2019
Edinburgh panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray & Grant Stott return to the King's Theatre in Beauty and the Beast! Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

1st December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Musical Stories

Musical Stories

1st December 2018
To celebrate Bookweek Scotland, join storyteller Daniel Allison to hear some captivating tales brought to life with music and inspired by the traditional tales we all know and loved as children. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

1st December 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
West Linton Market

West Linton Market

1st December 2018
West Linton
A monthly market for West Linton, held on the first Saturday of the month at St. Andrews New Church Hall. Read more
Celebrating the Peace, Christmas 1918

Celebrating the Peace, Christmas 1918

2nd December 2018
It's Christmas 1918, join the family and staff of Lauriston as they reflect on what has been but look forward with some optimism to what is to come. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

2nd December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

2nd December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

2nd December 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

2nd December 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Meet the Barbersurgeon

Meet the Barbersurgeon

3rd December 2018 - 5th December 2018
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
Balerno Theatre Company Present: Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood

Balerno Theatre Company Present: Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood

5th December 2018 - 8th December 2018
Balerno Theatre Company Present an original pantomime chronicling the adventures of Robin Hood as he storms through the forest rescuing the two babes from the machinations of their evil uncle. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

6th December 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Christmas Balloon Modelling Workshop

Christmas Balloon Modelling Workshop

8th December 2018
Learn how to make your very own Christmas-themed Balloon Models with super-fun hands-on workshop from Magic Ian. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

8th December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

8th December 2018
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

8th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Santa’s Farm Yard Cottage

Santa’s Farm Yard Cottage

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

A Family Christmas at Lauriston

9th December 2018
Get back to traditional values as a family and spend a very special morning with us at Lauriston Castle this Christmas. Read more
Adventures in Nightmareland

Adventures in Nightmareland

9th December 2018
Join magician Ash Pryce as he journeys to the Wonderland like Nightmareland with mind reading, side show stunts and creepy illusions. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

9th December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

9th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

9th December 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

10th December 2018 - 5th January 2019
Don't miss the ultimate night out when the Kinky Boots tour comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2018! Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

13th December 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

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

Santa Breakfasts

14th December 2018
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before visiting jolly old Santa in his magic cottage at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Santa Suppers

Santa Suppers

14th December 2018
A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your tables by the kitchen elves, then it's time to visit Santa. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

15th December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

15th December 2018
Find out the part Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden. Read more
Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

15th December 2018
Enjoy a sprinkling of actual magic in the run up to Christmas with our heart-warming comedy magic show. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

15th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

16th December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

16th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

16th December 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

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

Santa Breakfasts

17th December 2018
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before visiting jolly old Santa in his magic cottage at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Santa Suppers

Santa Suppers

17th December 2018
A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your tables by the kitchen elves, then it's time to visit Santa. Read more
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

18th December 2018
Find out the part Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

20th December 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

21st December 2018
Enjoy a sophisticated seasonal afternoon tea, with cakes, sandwiches and many dainty festive nibbles at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Funbox presents Once Upon a Christmas at The Brunton

Funbox presents Once Upon a Christmas at The Brunton

21st December 2018 - 24th December 2018
FUNBOX present their brand new seasonal spectacular – ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS as they return to The Brunton Theatre 21st December through to Christmas Eve! Read more
Santa Breakfasts

Santa Breakfasts

21st December 2018
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before visiting jolly old Santa in his magic cottage at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Santa Suppers

Santa Suppers

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

Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

22nd December 2018
Enjoy a sprinkling of actual magic in the run up to Christmas at Lauriston Castle with a festive show will be sure to bring a smile to your face! Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

22nd December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Reflection of Home

Reflection of Home

22nd December 2018
Make your own little model house reflecting your 'special' place and taking inspiration from all the lovely doll’s houses in the Museum of Childhood. Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

23rd December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

23rd December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

23rd December 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

24th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

27th December 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

28th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

29th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

29th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

30th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

30th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

30th December 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

31st December 2018
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

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party

31st December 2018
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 Ceilidh

Hogmanay Ceilidh

31st December 2018
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their Hogmanay Ceilidhs on 31st December in Lauriston Hall. Read more
Loony Dook

Loony Dook

1st January 2019
South Queensferry
Loony Dook - Get 2019 off to a fresh start with a bracing fundraising New Year's Day dip in the freezing River Forth! Read more
Burns Ceilidh

Burns Ceilidh

25th January 2019 - 26th January 2019
Come along and enjoy a Burns Ceilidh with Edinburgh Ceilidhs on 25th or 26th January at Lauriston Hall! Read more
Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Swan Lake

Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Swan Lake

8th March 2019 - 9th March 2019
Swan Lake, the greatest romantic ballet of all time, is brought to Edinburgh Playhouse by the Russian State Ballet. Read more
Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical

2nd April 2019 - 27th April 2019
Matilda The Musical, the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2019 as part of a UK tour. Read more
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

10th May 2019
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals at Edinburgh Playhouse in May 2019! Read more
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Edinbrick 2019 - a LEGO Model Show

18th May 2019
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