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

6th July 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.
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

13th July 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.
Make a Masterpiece: Fabulous Faberge

Make a Masterpiece: Fabulous Faberge

20th July 2019
Take inspiration from one of the greatest craftsmen in Russian history - Carl Faberge - and make your own masterpiece to take home in this special family workshop.
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

20th July 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.
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

27th July 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.
Music for Mary: Songs from the 16th Century  CANCELLED

Music for Mary: Songs from the 16th Century CANCELLED

30th July 2019
Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for a special intimate music event in Mary, Queen of Scots' bedchamber and enjoy traditional clarsach and violin music performed live!
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

3rd 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.
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

10th 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.
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

17th 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.
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

24th 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.
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!
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!

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Splat Messy Play: North Merchiston Taster Session
Splat Messy Play: North Merchiston Taster Session
26th June 2019
North Merchiston Club, Edinburgh South
Bring the children along to a fun Splat Messy Play taster session at North Merchiston Club on Wednesday 26th June! Classes are suitable for children aged approx. 6 months to 5 years.
Splat Messy Play: Balerno Taster Session
Splat Messy Play: Balerno Taster Session
27th June 2019
NA, Balerno
Bring the children along to a fun Splat Messy Play taster session at Balerno Scouts Hall on Thursday 27th June! Classes are suitable for children aged approx. 6 months to 5 years.
Come As You Are #Berlin plus Klezmer Ceilidh
Come As You Are #Berlin plus Klezmer Ceilidh
27th June 2019
Greyfriars Charteris Centre, Edinburgh South
The SCoJeC and the Scottish Refugee Council invite you to a contemporary dance performance from Berlin based dance company TOTAL BRUTAL followed by a Klezmer Ceilidh on 27th June.
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Days Out Events you might like...

Magic Carpet Ride and Sensory Bazaar
Magic Carpet Ride and Sensory Bazaar
29th June 2019
The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh New Town
Take a magical ride to another realm with whisky guru John McCheyne from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, then enjoy the Sensory Bazaar with over 30 bold and playful whiskies to taste and explore!
Spectacular Jousting
Spectacular Jousting
29th Jun 2019 - 30th Jun 2019
Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow
Hear the thunder of hooves and the clashing of lances at the annual jousting tournament at Linlithgow Palace on 29th and 30th June!
A Spoonful of Vintage by the Sea
A Spoonful of Vintage by the Sea
30th June 2019
Bellfield, Portobello
A Spoonful of Vintage is coming to Portobello for a special vintage fair by the sea, with fabulous vintage fashion from the 1940s-1970s, jewellery, handbags, accessories and much more...
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Summer Holiday Events you might like...

Kids Movie Night
Kids Movie Night
27th June 2019
IKEA Edinburgh, Loanhead
Bring your child to our supervised movie night activity in our SMÅLAND (Crèche) every Thursday at 6pm during the School summer holidays.
Free Face Painting at Ikea Edinburgh
Free Face Painting at Ikea Edinburgh
29th Jun 2019 - 30th Jun 2019
IKEA Edinburgh, Loanhead
To celebrate the start of summer school holidays we are having free face painting for our little friends in-store at Ikea on the 29th and 30th of June.
Fort Douglas Summer Holiday Activities
Fort Douglas Summer Holiday Activities
29th Jun 2019 - 18th Aug 2019
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith
Get the kids outdoors this summer and away from the screens with a visit to Fort Douglas adventure park, where you'll find a host of extra activities to keep them happy!
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