Summer at the Palace

Visit The Palace of Holyrood House this summer and explore the Palace and gardens with our new Family Trail.

Summer at the Palace

About Summer at the Palace

Join us over the summer to explore the Palace and gardens with our new Family Trail. Find out what happens during a royal visit, what you might eat at a Garden Party and where HM The Queen holds her meetings. Don't forget to make time for a visit to our Family Room where you can dress up in historical costumes and choose from a selection of stories and games.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Summer at the Palace are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Hands-on History

Hands-on History

31st August 2019
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Recitals for Wrigglers

Recitals for Wrigglers

15th September 2019
Join us in the Palace of Holyroodhouse as Recitals for Wrigglers returns for another family-friendly concert in the Great Gallery!
16th Century Costume

16th Century Costume

19th September 2019
Discover more about 16th century costume in this lunchtime lecture with Anna Reynolds, Senior Curator of Paintings at Royal Collection Trust on Thursday 19th September!
Presenting Mary’s Chambers

Presenting Mary’s Chambers

2nd October 2019
Join Deborah Clarke, Senior Curator at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, as she reveals how Mary, Queen of Scots' chambers have been presented from the Victorian era to the present day!
Witches, Potions and Bald Agnes

Witches, Potions and Bald Agnes

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

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P&T Summer Party!
30th Aug 2019 - 31st Aug 2019
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The Luna Cinema
30th Aug 2019 - 1st Sep 2019
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Come along to Dirleton Castle for one of Historic Scotland's special 'Man at Arms' talks, which tell tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons on show!
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Dogs Day Out
31st August 2019
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Calling all dog lovers! Dalkeith Country Park is holding a ‘Dogs Day Out’ on Saturday 31st August and all four-legged friends are invited!
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Hands-on History
Hands-on History
31st August 2019
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Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe
30th September 2019
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Why not bring your little ones along to Boogie Beat's monthly class at Joy Tots Cafe for some singing, dancing, story telling and much more?
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RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle
18th October 2019
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Come along to Lauriston Castle to take part in some free wildlife themed activities with RSPB Scotland and see how you can be part of saving nature!
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