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

Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition

Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition

23rd November 2018 - 2nd June 2019
Old master paintings and spectacular silver furniture show the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy.
Charles and James: The Power of Art

Charles and James: The Power of Art

5th March 2019
Rufus Bird, Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art, explores how Charles II and James VII & II used art, architecture and interiors to support the newly restored Stuart monarch.
Queen Victoria: For the love of food

Queen Victoria: For the love of food

19th March 2019
Join historian, cook, broadcaster and writer Dr Annie Gray at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on 19th March as she explores Queen Victoria through her favourite food and dining habits.
Recitals for Wrigglers

Recitals for Wrigglers

24th March 2019
Join us in the Palace of Holyroodhouse as Recitals for Wrigglers returns for another family-friendly concert in the Great Gallery on Sunday 24th March!
Brothers, Kings, Power and the Palace

Brothers, Kings, Power and the Palace

3rd April 2019
Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on 3rd April for an evening talk by Dr Clare Jackson. Her BBC series 'The Stuarts' explored the history of that remarkable dynasty.
Easter at the Palace

Easter at the Palace

8th April 2019 - 21st April 2019
Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse over the Easter holidays and try out our new Easter trail - search the Palace to spot the weird and wonderful hats, wigs and crowns worn thoughout the ages.
Easter Bonnet Parade

Easter Bonnet Parade

21st April 2019
Celebrate Easter at the Palace of Holyroodhouse where you can make and decorate your very own Easter Bonnet, explore the Palace using our new Easter trail, then join our fabulous Easter Parade!
The Majesty of Medieval Monarchy

The Majesty of Medieval Monarchy

30th April 2019
Join Dr. Lucy Dean for this lunchtime lecture where she reveals the fascinating spectacle of medieval Scottish royal ceremonies, from coronations to marriages, births to burials.
Painted Beauties

Painted Beauties

8th May 2019
Deborah Clarke, Senior Curator, explores the role of women at the Restoration court through an examination of Sir Peter Lely's paintings of the 'Windsor Beauties.'

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Gravity Parent and Toddler Event: Wild West
Gravity Parent and Toddler Event: Wild West
22nd Feb 2019 - 23rd Feb 2019
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Come and join the Wild West themed Parent & Toddler specials at Gravity Trampoline Park Edinburgh on Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd February!
Fresh Thoughts. Exhibition by Toni Harrower
Fresh Thoughts. Exhibition by Toni Harrower
22nd Feb 2019 - 15th Mar 2019
Upright Gallery, Edinburgh South
Toni Harrower graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen in 2016 and is a practicing artist in Scotland. Her 'Fresh Thoughts' exhibition is showing at Upright Gallery from February 22nd.
Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
22nd February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
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Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
22nd February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
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Schiltron!
23rd February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Bothy Bike Tales: Cycle Ride
Bothy Bike Tales: Cycle Ride
23rd February 2019
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Cycle to a little bothy in the Borders, sit round a warm cosy fire and share stories of the women who have inspired us to be the best we can be.
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Summer Holiday Events you might like...

2019 Edinburgh Big Fun Run
2019 Edinburgh Big Fun Run
28th July 2019
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Enter today and join in the fun when the Big Fun Run Edinburgh returns on Sunday July 28th to Holyrood Park!
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
2nd Aug 2019 - 24th Aug 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
With the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the four corners of the globe will meet in a kaleidoscope of music, dance and entertainment making the Edinburgh Tattoo an event like no other!
Piano Summer School - Residential
Piano Summer School - Residential
4th Aug 2019 - 9th Aug 2019
St Marys Music School Edinburgh, Edinburgh West
St Mary's Music School is running a residential Piano Summer School, from 4th to 9th August, and is open to enthusiastic pianists age 13-19 who are at Grade 6 and above.
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