Family And Kids events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Family And Kids events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Disney’s The Lion King
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Disney’s The Lion King

5th December 2019 - 18th April 2020
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.
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Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

14th June 2019 - 31st October 2020
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About! Read more
Giant Lanterns: Lost Worlds

Giant Lanterns: Lost Worlds

15th November 2019 - 26th January 2020
With an extended route for 2019 and over 600 brand-new lanterns, there’s more to explore this year as Giant Lanterns return to Edinburgh Zoo from 15 November to 26 January 2020! Read more
Disney’s The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King

5th December 2019 - 18th April 2020
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures. Read more
Storytime at Mimi’s Bakehouse

Storytime at Mimi’s Bakehouse

14th January 2020 - 29th December 2020
Bring your little one along to Mimi's Bakehouse, Leith on Tuesdays and enjoy a story, songs and themed activities for children aged 0-5 years! Read more
Afternoon Tea: And admission is free

Afternoon Tea: And admission is free

21st January 2020 - 15th March 2020
Enjoy a very special afternoon tea at Almond Valley, ideal for mums, dads and younger children, and when you book a high tea, you are admitted to Almond Valley absolutely FREE! Read more
Stagecoach 2 Week Trial

Stagecoach 2 Week Trial

23rd January 2020 - 1st February 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Stagecoach Edinburgh North are delighted to offer spaces on our 2 week trials running over the next 2 weekends. Why not sign up and come along to try it? Read more
Tyrannosaurs

Tyrannosaurs

24th January 2020 - 4th May 2020
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life. Read more
Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle

Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle

25th January 2020 - 31st January 2020
Come along for a light-hearted introduction to the bard and some of his works at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
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 January 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Kids Gone Wild: Wild Wood Grand Opening

Kids Gone Wild: Wild Wood Grand Opening

26th January 2020
West Calder
Kids Gone Wild in partnership with Polbeth & West Calder Community Garden and West Lothian Council, have created our very own Wild Wood. Come along on 26th January and see what we’re all about! Read more
Wassailing in the Orchard

Wassailing in the Orchard

26th January 2020
Please join us in Granton Castle Walled Garden and help the apples grow! There will be traditional songs, refreshments, a children's craft workshop and time for a wintry walk! Read more
Oor Wullie

Oor Wullie

28th January 2020 - 1st February 2020
Jings, crivvens! Help ma boab! Don't miss the the awfy braw brand new musical, Oor Wullie, when it comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in January 2020! Read more
Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open

Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open

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

Imaginate Ideas Exchange

29th January 2020
Come and join Imaginate for an evening of new works-in-progress for young audiences by artists based in Scotland, presented in partnership with the Traverse Theatre. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

1st February 2020
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Ballet West: Swan Lake

Ballet West: Swan Lake

1st February 2020
Ballet West's exciting young Touring Company is proud to present their critically acclaimed production of the classic ballet, Swan Lake. 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

1st February 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight: Sonata No. 2

Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight: Sonata No. 2

1st February 2020
Celebrate the end of the week with a performance of Chopin, complete with a complimentary champagne reception at St Mary's Cathedral on 1st February! Read more
Cocoabean Pop up Chocolate Workshops

Cocoabean Pop up Chocolate Workshops

1st February 2020
The Cocoabean Company is coming to Dobbies Garden Centre Edinburgh on Saturday 1st February with a unique and interactive experience for children and adults that is truly unforgettable! Read more
Edinburgh Winter Run

Edinburgh Winter Run

1st February 2020
Dust off your trainers and come along to the brand new Edinburgh Winter Run, a packed programme of running events for all the family, at Holyrood Park on 1st February! Read more
Medieval Fashion

Medieval Fashion

1st February 2020 - 2nd February 2020
See how fashion of the Kings court here in Edinburgh Castle changed through the medieval period for both men and women. Read more
South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

1st February 2020
South Queensferry
Come along to Artisan Antics monthly Maker's Market at Port Edgar Marina where you will find a selection of beautifully handcrafted gifts from local artisans and makers! Read more
Watch the Six Nations Live

Watch the Six Nations Live

1st February 2020 - 14th March 2020
Watch aLL of the action LIVE of the Six Nations 2020 at Biddy Mulligans, it's the perfect place to enjoy hearty food & refreshing pints without missing the fixtures! Read more
Watch the Six Nations Live

Watch the Six Nations Live

1st February 2020 - 14th March 2020
Where better to watch all the LIVE action of the Six Nations 2020 than the legendary sports bar in The Three Sisters! 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

2nd February 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Free Swim Taster Classes

Free Swim Taster Classes

3rd February 2020 - 7th February 2020
Make a splash in 2020 and come try our FREE swim taster sessions for children aged 0-4 and 5+ years at Gracemount Leisure Centre from 3rd to 7th February! Read more
Opera Highlights

Opera Highlights

4th February 2020
Following a successful tour in Autumn 2019, Opera Highlights is visiting the Reconnect Regal Theatre, Bathgate on 4th February. The show will be packed with operatic classics and must-hear rarities. Read more
Scottish Ensemble Presents: Chamber Notes with Marianne Thorsen

Scottish Ensemble Presents: Chamber Notes with Marianne Thorsen

5th February 2020
Guest directed by Marianne Thorsen, a passionate chamber musician, the Scottish Ensemble will explore the specific charm of seeing a small group of musicians performing live at The Queen's Hall. Read more
Labyrinth In Edinburgh

Labyrinth In Edinburgh

7th February 2020
Don't miss Labyrinth, a Jim Henson childrens classic, when it comes to Odeon Edinburgh Lothian Road on 7th February! Read more
1 Day Introduction to Sewing Class

1 Day Introduction to Sewing Class

8th February 2020
Become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and help you build your confidence using a domestic sewing machine in this one day workshop with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

8th February 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Mary, Queen of Scots and the Missing Shortbread

Mary, Queen of Scots and the Missing Shortbread

8th February 2020
Join action adventuretellers Brooke Conway and Hannah Mathieson as they venture across Scotland on a brave quest to get to the bottom of the mystery of Queen Queen Elizabeth’s missing shortbread! Read more
Stan and Mabel and the Race for Space

Stan and Mabel and the Race for Space

8th February 2020 - 9th February 2020
Join the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the music-loving cat and dog duo Stan and Mabel for a fun-packed session of music and storytelling for the whole family! Read more
Watercolour Brush Calligraphy Workshop

Watercolour Brush Calligraphy Workshop

8th February 2020
Join modern calligrapher Caitlin McKenna for a fun and informal introduction to watercolour brush lettering on 8th February at Century General Store! Read more
Winter Wildlife Workshop

Winter Wildlife Workshop

8th February 2020
Drop into Blackness Castle and give wildlife a helping hand this winter. Make a bird feeder, bird box or minibeast home to take away. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

9th February 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Museum Detectives

Museum Detectives

11th February 2020
Join Surgeons' Hall Museums's learning team on 11th February and become a real-life Sherlock Holmes at our Museum Detectives drop-in session! Read more
Tiny Tales: All Aboard! The Adventues of Jenny Pirate

Tiny Tales: All Aboard! The Adventues of Jenny Pirate

11th February 2020
Join storyteller Fergus McNicol and set sail with the one and only Pirate Jenny, in search of songs, rhymes, stoires and sea shanties galore… Read more
Close Encounters with Cool Creatures

Close Encounters with Cool Creatures

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

Zog

12th February 2020 - 15th February 2020
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog has been imaginatively adapted in this magical production, featuring live musicians and promises to be roaring fun. Read more
Capital Sci-Fi Con

Capital Sci-Fi Con

14th February 2020 - 16th February 2020
Capital Sci-Fi Con 2020, Edinburgh’s not-for-profit pop culture, comic and movie convention, returns to the capital for its fifth year from 14th-16th February! Read more
Crafty Burdies

Crafty Burdies

14th February 2020 - 15th February 2020
Join artists and storytellers Jan Bee Brown and Anne Hunter for a family friendly playday at the Scottish Storytelling Centre! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

15th February 2020
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

15th February 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Family-friendly Saturdays at the Library: Flotsam and Jetsam

Family-friendly Saturdays at the Library: Flotsam and Jetsam

15th February 2020
This creative workshop at the National Library of Scotland is for families with children aged 5-8 years and is inspired by the Year of Scottish Coasts and Waters! Read more
LIVE Family Wrestling! - Bathgate

LIVE Family Wrestling! - Bathgate

15th February 2020
Insane Championship Wrestling unites with Wrestling Experience Scotland and its new professional, family-friendly wrestling production comes to Bathgate on 15th February! Read more
Make a masterpiece: Hidden Pictures

Make a masterpiece: Hidden Pictures

15th February 2020
In this fun family session, in The Queen's Gallery on 15th February, explore Leonardo's masterpieces - then make your own! Read more
The Strange Visitor: Book Launch

The Strange Visitor: Book Launch

15th February 2020
Joins us at the Scottish Storytelling Centre for the launch of The Strange Visitor, and enjoy games and crafts for some monstrous fun! Read more
Ballet West: Swan Lake

Ballet West: Swan Lake

16th February 2020
Ballet West’s exciting young Touring Company is proud to present their critically acclaimed production of Swan Lake at Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 16th February! 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

16th February 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Snowdrop Sunday: Scottish Snowdrop Festival

Snowdrop Sunday: Scottish Snowdrop Festival

16th February 2020
Hopetoun’s grounds are open for one day only this winter as part of the Scottish Snowdrop Festival. Head out on a self led wander and explore the natural snowdrop display on 16th February! Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

17th February 2020
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

18th February 2020
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

19th February 2020
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

20th February 2020
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Guinness PRO14:  Edinburgh v Connacht

Guinness PRO14: Edinburgh v Connacht

21st February 2020
Get the gang together for Friday night rugby under the lights to support your city on the big stage as Edinburgh Rugby face Irish side Connacht on Friday 21 February! 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

22nd February 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Counterfeit Sixties Show

Counterfeit Sixties Show

22nd February 2020
Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties at The Brunton on Saturday 22nd February! Read more
SatARTday with Ashleen Lewis

SatARTday with Ashleen Lewis

22nd February 2020
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is introducing a new inclusive SatARTday course for young people with additional support needs and their families! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

22nd February 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

23rd February 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

23rd February 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

25th February 2020
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

26th February 2020
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

27th February 2020
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Guinness PRO14: Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues

Guinness PRO14: Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues

28th February 2020
For the second Friday in a row Edinburgh Rugby will take to the field under the lights, this time to take on Welsh outfit Cardiff Blues on 28th February! Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

28th February 2020
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

29th February 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

1st March 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Scotland’s Premier Pregnancy and Family Fair

Scotland’s Premier Pregnancy and Family Fair

1st March 2020
Bonnie Bairn is delighted to be bringing their wonderful Pregnancy & Family Fair back to Edinburgh Corn Exchange on Sunday 1st March! Read more
Trebuchets and Trickery

Trebuchets and Trickery

1st March 2020
In March 1314, the forces of King Robert the Bruce captured Edinburgh Castle. Meet the commander, Thomas Randolph and hear how he used guile and local knowledge to capture it. Read more
The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

6th March 2020
Catch a wild and beautiful retelling of the classic story, The Secret Garden, at the Traverse Theatre in March! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

7th March 2020
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show

Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show

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

Schiltron!

7th March 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

7th March 2020
South Queensferry
Come along to Artisan Antics monthly Maker's Market at Port Edgar Marina where you will find a selection of beautifully handcrafted gifts from local artisans and makers! Read more
The Coming of Spring

The Coming of Spring

7th March 2020
Celebrate the season of new beginnings with Lynda Dargie from Matrix Storytelling as we share stories of magic and transformation from Scotland and beyond. Read more
West Linton Market

West Linton Market

7th March 2020
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 Women Composers

Celebrating Women Composers

8th March 2020
Join the Scottish Chamber Choir at St Giles Cathedral on Sunday 8th March as they celebrate Women Composers across the ages on International Women's Day! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

8th March 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Tiny Tales: Spring is Coming

Tiny Tales: Spring is Coming

10th March 2020
Join storyteller Robbie Fotheringham to hear her favourite stories and songs at the time when the world comes back to life after winter. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

14th March 2020
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

15th March 2020
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

21st March 2020
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

21st March 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

22nd March 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

23rd March 2020
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period. Read more
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

24th March 2020
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period. Read more
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

25th March 2020
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period. Read more
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

26th March 2020
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

28th March 2020
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

29th March 2020
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

30th March 2020
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

31st March 2020
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Gladstone’s Land Lecture Series: Robert Burns and the Natural World

Gladstone’s Land Lecture Series: Robert Burns and the Natural World

2nd April 2020
Join RBBM Learning Manager Chris Waddell as he looks at some of the species Burns mentions in his poetry and examines the Scots language he uses to describe them. Read more
Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

4th April 2020
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invites you to a ceilidh in Lauriston Hall with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Read more
South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

4th April 2020
South Queensferry
Come along to Artisan Antics monthly Maker's Market at Port Edgar Marina where you will find a selection of beautifully handcrafted gifts from local artisans and makers! Read more
Andy and the Odd Socks

Andy and the Odd Socks

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

Family Easter Fun

12th April 2020 - 13th April 2020
Drop in anytime between 12 and 4pm on 12th or 13th April and take part in the Hopetoun House fun Easter activities! Read more
Spark Trio

Spark Trio

18th April 2020
Spark Trio merge modern jazz sounds with touches of Gospel, the blues, and the classic organ trio style and you can catch them at St James Scottish Episcopal Church, Leith on 18th April! Read more
Pass Out 2020

Pass Out 2020

22nd April 2020
Edinburgh College’s Performing Arts Studio Scotland the leading provider of performing arts education in Scotland, returns to the Traverse Theatre on 22nd April with their end of year showcase. Read more
Counterfeit Seventies Show

Counterfeit Seventies Show

24th April 2020
Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between! Read more
Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show

Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show

24th April 2020 - 26th April 2020
Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2020, immersing you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance! Read more
Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

2nd May 2020
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invites you to a ceilidh in Lauriston Hall with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Read more
Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus

2nd May 2020
The early bird catches the worm. Bring your binoculars and join the Ranger on a walk around Hopetoun Grounds to enjoy the sound of the birds waking up! Read more
South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

2nd May 2020
South Queensferry
Come along to Artisan Antics monthly Maker's Market at Port Edgar Marina where you will find a selection of beautifully handcrafted gifts from local artisans and makers! Read more
Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

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

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

23rd May 2020 - 24th May 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend takes place on 23/24 May 2020 and promises to be the best one yet! Read more
Edinburgh Ceilidhs

Edinburgh Ceilidhs

30th May 2020
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their Ceilidh on 30th May in the Columcille Centre, with caller Ken Gourlay, ST ceilidh band and piper. Read more
Dogs Trust West Calder Fun Day

Dogs Trust West Calder Fun Day

31st May 2020
Broxburn
Dogs Trust West Calder's popular annual Fun Day is returning on Sunday 31st May, offering the perfect chance for you to show off your pooch! Read more
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

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

Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

5th June 2020
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invites you to a ceilidh in Lauriston Hall with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Read more
South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

6th June 2020
South Queensferry
Come along to Artisan Antics monthly Maker's Market at Port Edgar Marina where you will find a selection of beautifully handcrafted gifts from local artisans and makers! Read more
In the Night Garden Live

In the Night Garden Live

12th June 2020 - 13th June 2020
Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, MakkaPakka and friends are coming to Edinburgh in their fun-filled live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! Read more
The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

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

Royal Highland Show 2020

18th June 2020 - 21st June 2020
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 18th June! Read more
Summer Holiday Activity: Pond Dipping

Summer Holiday Activity: Pond Dipping

2nd July 2020
Join us to explore the resident wildlife in Hopetoun's Round Pond. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Read more
South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

4th July 2020
South Queensferry
Come along to Artisan Antics monthly Maker's Market at Port Edgar Marina where you will find a selection of beautifully handcrafted gifts from local artisans and makers! Read more
Heathers The Musical

Heathers The Musical

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

Summer Holiday Activity: Naturecraft

9th July 2020
Join us at Hopetoun House on 9th July to make your own wonderful art using nature as your inspiration. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Read more
Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

11th July 2020
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invites you to a ceilidh in Lauriston Hall with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Read more
Paw Patrol

Paw Patrol

14th July 2020 - 15th July 2020
PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” brings everybody’s favourite pups to the Edinburgh Playhouse stage for an action packed, high-energy, musical adventure! Read more
Summer Holiday Activity: Story Making

Summer Holiday Activity: Story Making

16th July 2020
Bring your imagination to Hopetoun House and help us to create fantastic stories in the woods. Best suited to 5-10 year olds. Read more
Summer Holiday Activity: Pond Dipping

Summer Holiday Activity: Pond Dipping

30th July 2020
Join us to explore the resident wildlife in Hopetoun's Round Pond. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Read more
South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

1st August 2020
South Queensferry
Come along to Artisan Antics monthly Maker's Market at Port Edgar Marina where you will find a selection of beautifully handcrafted gifts from local artisans and makers! Read more
Groovy Geology

Groovy Geology

3rd August 2020
Enjoy your Bank Holiday at Hopetoun House with a Ranger-led stroll along the foreshore exploring part of the best of West Lothian's geological resource. Read more
Summer Holiday Activity: Bushcraft

Summer Holiday Activity: Bushcraft

6th August 2020
Spend some time in nature and learn how to safely make fire and whittle wood at Hopetoun House on 6th August! Suitable for ages 7+. Read more
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

7th August 2020 - 29th August 2020
With the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, 2020 sees The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo celebrate its 70th anniversary with ‘The Platinum Edition’. Read more
Summer Holiday Activity: Story Making

Summer Holiday Activity: Story Making

13th August 2020
Bring your imagination to Hopetoun House and help us to create fantastic stories in the woods. Best suited to 5-10 year olds. Read more
South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

5th September 2020
South Queensferry
Come along to Artisan Antics monthly Maker's Market at Port Edgar Marina where you will find a selection of beautifully handcrafted gifts from local artisans and makers! Read more
Billionaire Boy

Billionaire Boy

10th September 2020 - 12th September 2020
From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Horrible Histories comes this amazing new production of David Walliams' best-selling story comes to Edinburgh Playhouse! Read more
Edinburgh Pretty Muddy 5k

Edinburgh Pretty Muddy 5k

12th September 2020
Race for Life Pretty Muddy is a brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course. Have fun with your friends whilst raising valuable funds for life-saving research! Read more
Edinburgh Pretty Muddy Kids 5k

Edinburgh Pretty Muddy Kids 5k

12th September 2020
Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids is our brilliant muddy obstacle course just for the little ones where they take on the obstacles, crawl through the mud pit and have fun with friends! Read more
Family Drop-in

Family Drop-in

21st September 2020
This mid-tem break, why not drop in to Hopetoun between 12 and 3:30pm and take part in a mystery treasure hunt around the grounds! Read more
The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

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

Autumn Wander

26th September 2020
Enjoy this ranger led walk taking in interesting corners of Hopetoun this autumn and enjoy the views over the forth and the seasonal changes of the historic landscape of Hopetoun House! Read more
South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

3rd October 2020
South Queensferry
Come along to Artisan Antics monthly Maker's Market at Port Edgar Marina where you will find a selection of beautifully handcrafted gifts from local artisans and makers! Read more
South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

South Queensferry Artisan Craft Market

7th November 2020
South Queensferry
Come along to Artisan Antics monthly Maker's Market at Port Edgar Marina where you will find a selection of beautifully handcrafted gifts from local artisans and makers! Read more
Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom

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

St Andrews Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

27th November 2020
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their St Andrews Ceilidhs on 27th November in Lauriston Hall. Read more
Family Wreath Making

Family Wreath Making

12th December 2020
Get hands on at Hopetoun and create your own beautiful wreath and make some wood cookie ornaments to hang on your tree. Read more
Hogmanay Ceilidhs

Hogmanay Ceilidhs

31st December 2020 - 31st December 2019
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their Hogmanay Ceilidhs on 31st December in Lauriston Hall. Read more
Burns Ceilidh 2021

Burns Ceilidh 2021

23rd January 2021
Come along and enjoy a Burns Ceilidh with Edinburgh Ceilidhs on 23rd January at Lauriston Hall! Read more

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