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

The Bodyguard
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The Bodyguard

9th July 2019 - 20th July 2019
The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is back at Edinburgh Playhouse in July with Alexandra Burke returning to the role of Rachel Marron!
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Children’s Afternoon Tea at Dalmahoy

Children’s Afternoon Tea at Dalmahoy

7th May 2019 - 31st August 2019
Bring the little ones along to a special Children’s Afternoon Tea this Summer at Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club with colourful sandwiches, cakes and goodies! Read more
Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

29th May 2019 - 31st December 2019
Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route. Read more
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
Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh

17th June 2019 - 30th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket trail will be taking to the streets of Edinburgh this summer with life-size, individually decorated Oor Wullie sculptures waiting to be discovered, for everyone to enjoy! Read more
Tartan Folk

Tartan Folk

20th June 2019 - 24th October 2019
Edinburgh New Town
Design your own outfit using exciting tartan fabrics, laces, sparkly gems, pom poms and other embellishments in these fun family workshops with Fiona Mackechnie! Read more
Den Building Adventures

Den Building Adventures

29th June 2019 - 20th August 2019
Join the tribe for daring daily adventures exploring some of the wildest and remote corners of the Almond Valley site during the summer holidays! Read more
Fort Douglas Summer Holiday Activities

Fort Douglas Summer Holiday Activities

29th June 2019 - 18th August 2019
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! Read more
Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss

Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss

29th June 2019 - 22nd September 2019
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is hosting ‘Microsculpture’ an exhibition of giant insect portraits exposed in microscopic detail by British photographer Levon Biss. Read more
Hibernian Football Camps 2019

Hibernian Football Camps 2019

1st July 2019 - 9th August 2019
Various Locations East Lothian
Make sure your School Holiday is active and full of football fun with the Hibernian Community Football Summer Programme! Read more
Live Science Shows

Live Science Shows

1st July 2019 - 18th August 2019
Professor Egghead returns to the Scottish Seabird Centre this summer with two fantastic new live science shows and two fun-filled puppet shows! Read more
BRICKLIVE Ocean

BRICKLIVE Ocean

6th July 2019 - 8th September 2019
A world exclusive display is coming to Edinburgh Zoo this summer, with over 30 life-sized sculptures made from over one million LEGO® bricks, in the first-ever showing of BRICKLIVE Ocean! Read more
Summer Holidays at Dynamic Earth

Summer Holidays at Dynamic Earth

7th July 2019 - 31st July 2019
Check out all the great family events on at Dynamic Earth this summer as you travel from the seabed to the stars! Read more
The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard

9th July 2019 - 20th July 2019
The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is back at Edinburgh Playhouse in July with Alexandra Burke returning to the role of Rachel Marron! Read more
An American Celebration of Music

An American Celebration of Music

18th July 2019
The 30-voice Capriccio Columbus Choir from Ohio are on tour and will present a concert of contemporary and traditional choral works from North American composers at Greyfriars Kirk on 18th July! Read more
Animal Anatomy: Felt Art Workshop

Animal Anatomy: Felt Art Workshop

18th July 2019
Create and sew a felt anatomical model of either a penguin, armadillo or chimpanzee that you can take home with you in this workshop with artist Alison Grubb at Surgeons' Hall Museums. Read more
Kids Introductory Sewing Class

Kids Introductory Sewing Class

18th July 2019
This kids introductory sewing class is a 2-hour class for children aged 8-12. It will enable them to learn foundation sewing skills and it’s a perfect creative activity for school holidays. Read more
Kids Movie Night

Kids Movie Night

18th July 2019
Bring your child to our supervised movie night activity in our SMÅLAND (Crèche) every Thursday at 6pm during the School summer holidays. Read more
Kids Sewing - Owl Toys

Kids Sewing - Owl Toys

18th July 2019
Owl toys are easy sewing projects for children aged 8-12 who have already have done an introductory sewing class to learn how to use a sewing machine. Read more
Kids Sewing Class - Tote Bag

Kids Sewing Class - Tote Bag

18th July 2019
Has your child already taken the Kids Introductory Sewing Class to learn how to use a sewing machine? Then this Tote Bag class is an ideal sewing project to gain practice. Read more
Known and Imagined World

Known and Imagined World

18th July 2019
Be inspired by Victoria Crowe’s stunning artworks to create your own masterpiece using a variety of textures in this free drop-in family workshop at City Art Centre! Read more
Monkeying Around- Comparative Anatomy Art Workshop

Monkeying Around- Comparative Anatomy Art Workshop

18th July 2019
Join Surgeons Hall Museums and artist Alison Grubb for this art and comparative anatomy workshop and explore the similarities and differences between a chimpanzee and a human! Read more
Edinburgh Food Festival

Edinburgh Food Festival

19th July 2019 - 28th July 2019
Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens! Read more
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Brian Molley Quartet play Disney

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Brian Molley Quartet play Disney

19th July 2019
Listen as the Brian Molley Quartet celebrate the Disney magic in a new swinging way on Friday 19th July at Teviot Row House! Read more
Hand Embroidery for Children

Hand Embroidery for Children

19th July 2019
Book your child in for this lovely creative Hand Embroidery workshop during the School Summer Holidays with Artisan Stitch! 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

20th July 2019
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
Coastal Capers

Coastal Capers

20th July 2019
Head to the beach for a fun afternoon of rockpooling, beach art and games with Historic Environment Scotland! Read more
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

20th July 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! Read more
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. Read more
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. 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

21st July 2019
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
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Edinburgh Schools Jazz Orchestra

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Edinburgh Schools Jazz Orchestra

21st July 2019
Listen to some big band classics from Edinburgh’s own top youth jazz band, packed with some exceptional talent! Read more
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Iain Hunter Tracks The Rat Pack

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Iain Hunter Tracks The Rat Pack

21st July 2019
Catch Iain Hunter, who swings the Great American songbook with the elegance and panache that Sinatra, Bennett and Davis brought to the music, at the Jazz Festival on 21st July! Read more
Summer Sunday Afternoon Walk

Summer Sunday Afternoon Walk

21st July 2019
Edinburgh North
Come along to Granton Castle Walled Garden for a Sunday afternoon walk in July and enjoy the peace and beauty of it's own secret medieval garden! Read more
The Lauriston Castle Teddy Bear’s Picnic

The Lauriston Castle Teddy Bear’s Picnic

21st July 2019
Join us at Lauriston Castle on Sunday 21st July for a morning of teddy bear themed fun! Remember to bring a picnic. Read more
Water Safari

Water Safari

21st July 2019
Discover Linlithgow Loch by Canadian canoe with the assistance of fully qualified instructors. Read more
Fringe for Bairns

Fringe for Bairns

22nd July 2019
The Three Sisters will be hosting meet and greets for all the little ones to enjoy along with a good old fashioned sing-along as they watch their favourite films! Read more
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

22nd July 2019
Catch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, one of the very best film’s from last year, at Grassmarket Community Project on Monday 22nd July! Read more
Summer Saxes: Scottish Saxophone Academy

Summer Saxes: Scottish Saxophone Academy

22nd July 2019
Edinburgh West
Join the Scottish Saxophone Academy for a fun, intensive and inspiring five-day summer school with SSA tutors and special guest coach for the week, David Milne. Read more
Fringe for Bairns

Fringe for Bairns

23rd July 2019
The Three Sisters will be hosting meet and greets for all the little ones to enjoy along with a good old fashioned sing-along as they watch their favourite films! Read more
Linlithgow Holiday Club

Linlithgow Holiday Club

23rd July 2019
Check our all the great free Linlithgow Holiday Club events for ages 8 to 12 years on during the summer! Read more
Luca’s Ice Cream Family Day

Luca’s Ice Cream Family Day

23rd July 2019
Musselburgh Racecourse invites you to enjoy some school holiday fun and the excitment of the races at Luca’s Ice Cream Family Day on 23rd July! Read more
Patrick

Patrick

23rd July 2019
Patrick is a daftly amusing talking dog picture that featured at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2018 and marks the screenwriting debut of former film publicist Vanessa Davies. Read more
Skeleton Investigators: Drop-in Session

Skeleton Investigators: Drop-in Session

23rd July 2019 - 24th July 2019
Do you know what an owl has for its dinner? Find out in these sessions at Surgeons' Hall Museums as you investigate the skeleton remains removed from owl pellets! Read more
Back to the Future - Cinema Nights at Leith Theatre

Back to the Future - Cinema Nights at Leith Theatre

24th July 2019
Dust off your 'life preservers', denim jackets, or lab coats and join Cinetopia at Leith Theatre on 24th July for a summer showing of Back to the Future! Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Rocks!!

Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Rocks!!

24th July 2019
Join a ranger and travel back in time 350 million years to discover the fascinating story behind the rocks of Holyrood Park. Read more
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids - Cinema Days at Leith Theatre

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids - Cinema Days at Leith Theatre

24th July 2019
Leith Theatre and Cinetopia, in honour of the cherished school holidays, are taking their Quotable Classics to the kids with a summer showing of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! Read more
Kids Introductory Sewing Class

Kids Introductory Sewing Class

24th July 2019
This kids introductory sewing class is a 2-hour class for children aged 8-12. It will enable them to learn foundation sewing skills and it’s a perfect creative activity for school holidays. Read more
Kids Sewing Class: How to make bunting

Kids Sewing Class: How to make bunting

24th July 2019
A fun and ideal first sewing project once they've learned how to use a sewing machine. Bunting makes a lovely decoration so children can personalise their bedrooms. Read more
All the Fun of the Fair

All the Fun of the Fair

25th July 2019
Join in all the fun of the fair but with a guarantee that you’ll stay dry, when you come along to the Commie’s summer fun day on Thursday 25 July! Read more
Enchanted

Enchanted

25th July 2019
Walt Disney's Enchanted, about a beautiful princess of the magical land of Andalasia who is banished by the wicked Queen, will be screening at Grassmarket Community Project on 25th July! Read more
Grayson Perry: Julie Cope’s Grand Tour

Grayson Perry: Julie Cope’s Grand Tour

25th July 2019 - 2nd November 2019
Julie Cope’s Grand Tour comes to Dovecot Edinburgh bringing the complete set of tapestries designed by Grayson Perry for A House for Essex. Read more
Kids Movie Night

Kids Movie Night

25th July 2019
Bring your child to our supervised movie night activity in our SMÅLAND (Crèche) every Thursday at 6pm during the School summer holidays. Read more
Macbeth

Macbeth

25th July 2019
Bring your picnic for an inventive take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth against the dramatic back-drop of Lauriston Castle and watch the sun set behind you! Read more
Under The Sea

Under The Sea

26th July 2019 - 27th July 2019
Come and join the team at Gravity Trampoline Park Edinburgh for their Parent & Toddler Under the Sea event on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July! 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

27th July 2019
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
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

27th July 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! Read more
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. Read more
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

27th July 2019
Learn the beautiful art of modern calligraphy in this workshop run by Caitlin McKenna at Century General Store! Read more
Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh: Summer Fete

Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh: Summer Fete

27th July 2019
Basil Brush, Britain’s most lovable fox, will open the Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh, Summer Fete on Saturday 27 July 2019! Read more
Weekend on Wheels:  Clan Stunt Show

Weekend on Wheels: Clan Stunt Show

27th July 2019 - 28th July 2019
Enjoy having a go at everything from smoothie bikes to skateboarding as the Clan Stunt Team bring their Big Air Show to Newhailes House and Gardens on 27th & 28th July! Read more
2019 Edinburgh Big Fun Run

2019 Edinburgh Big Fun Run

28th July 2019
Enter today and join in the fun when the Big Fun Run Edinburgh returns on Sunday July 28th to Holyrood Park! Read more
2019 Edinburgh Dog Jog

2019 Edinburgh Dog Jog

28th July 2019
Come and have a bark in the park with your four-legged friend at Dog Jog Edinburgh on Sunday 28th July! 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

28th July 2019
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
Charity Car Boot Sale

Charity Car Boot Sale

28th July 2019
Are you searching for the perfect gift, or just fancy a good old-fashioned rummage? Come along to Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home Charity Car Boot Sales! Read more
Floral and Leaf Print Family Workshop

Floral and Leaf Print Family Workshop

28th July 2019
Come along to City Art Centre for an opportunity to make your own work of art using natural materials such as flowers and leaves in these free drop-in workshops! Read more
Fringe for Bairns

Fringe for Bairns

28th July 2019
The Three Sisters will be hosting meet and greets for all the little ones to enjoy along with a good old fashioned sing-along as they watch their favourite films! Read more
Kids and Parents Teepee Mindfulness Fun

Kids and Parents Teepee Mindfulness Fun

28th July 2019
Enjoy fun interactive exercises to build confidence and self-worth in your child at this Kids and Parents Teepee Workshop on Sunday 28th July! Read more
Summer Sunday Afternoon Walk

Summer Sunday Afternoon Walk

28th July 2019
Edinburgh North
Come along to Granton Castle Walled Garden for a Sunday afternoon walk in July and enjoy the peace and beauty of it's own secret medieval garden! Read more
The Free Kids Festival - Fringe for Bairns 2019

The Free Kids Festival - Fringe for Bairns 2019

28th July 2019 - 31st July 2019
Bring the kids along to The Three Sisters as it hosts, for the 5th year running, another Fringe for Bairns! Read more
Tree Sculpture

Tree Sculpture

28th July 2019
Today is National Tree Day! Discover the trees of Lauriston on a magical art trail through the woods then create a tree sculpture to adorn your home or garden in this family workshop on 28th July! Read more
DNA Detctives

DNA Detctives

30th July 2019 - 31st July 2019
Come along to one of our drop-in sessions at Surgeons' Hall Museums and learn all about DNA through some fun activities! Suitable for age 7+. Read more
Folk Cruise: Firth of Forth

Folk Cruise: Firth of Forth

30th July 2019
The hugely popular Folk Cruise is back so come along and enjoy live music from Scottish folk band, Pure Malt, on the 3-hour cruise! Read more
Linlithgow Holiday Club

Linlithgow Holiday Club

30th July 2019
Check our all the great free Linlithgow Holiday Club events for ages 8 to 12 years on during the summer! Read more
The Land Before Time

The Land Before Time

30th July 2019
The Land Before Time tells the tale of Little Foot, an orphaned Brontosaurus, who teams up with a group of other young dinosaurs to try and be reunited with their families. Read more
Audacious Mr Astley

Audacious Mr Astley

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Awarded 5 stars at the 2018 Fringe and written and performed by professional ringmaster Chris Barltrop, this is a unique insider's view of entertainment history. Read more
Henry Box Brown

Henry Box Brown

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Amazing fusion of R'n'B and gospel telling the unmissable true tale of an 1850s Virginia slave who mails himself to freedom in a box. Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club

Holyrood Holiday Club

31st July 2019
Check our all the great free Holyrood Holiday Club events for ages 10 to 14 years on during the summer! Read more
Kids Introductory Sewing Class

Kids Introductory Sewing Class

31st July 2019
This kids introductory sewing class is a 2-hour class for children aged 8-12. It will enable them to learn foundation sewing skills and it’s a perfect creative activity for school holidays. Read more
Kids Sewing Class - Tote Bag

Kids Sewing Class - Tote Bag

31st July 2019
Has your child already taken the Kids Introductory Sewing Class to learn how to use a sewing machine? Then this Tote Bag class is an ideal sewing project to gain practice. Read more
Mandy Muden: Is Not the Invisible Woman

Mandy Muden: Is Not the Invisible Woman

31st July 2019 - 26th July 2019
The magnificent, multi-award winning Mandy Muden is bringing a brand new show packed with mind blowing magic and camp comedy to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Read more
Shakespearience

Shakespearience

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Edinburgh South
Join Shakespeare's Men as they fly through Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night in a whirlwind hour of mischievous storytelling, a perfect treat for all the family! Read more
Celeste’s Circus

Celeste’s Circus

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
This award-winning show offers a first trip for wee ones into the magic of the big top with thrills, spills, oohs and ahhs. Read more
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Edinburgh Fringe

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Edinburgh Fringe

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Don't miss the legendary show, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, when it returns for its 13th Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Feast of Fools

Feast of Fools

1st August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Join Daniel Serridge at his dinner table of foolishness as he regales you with tales of disgusting banquets, salubrious suppers and measly meal! Read more
Hand Embroidery for Children

Hand Embroidery for Children

1st August 2019
Book your child in for this lovely creative Hand Embroidery workshop during the School Summer Holidays with Artisan Stitch! Read more
Heroes

Heroes

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre and Room 2 Manoeuvre are bringing their new show, Heroes, to the Fringe. Don't miss this clever caper told through aerial dance theatre and contemporary circus! Read more
Imagination Workshop Hub

Imagination Workshop Hub

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
This colourful and classy 5-star hub, new for Edinburgh Fringe 2019, in The Principal Hotel George Street, will host 11 amazing acts including Fringe favourite, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. Read more
JRR Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle

JRR Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle

1st August 2019 - 3rd August 2019
Puppet State Theatre Company's acclaimed adaptation of JRR Tolkien's miniature masterpiece returns to the Fringe, showcasing enchanting storytelling for fantasy fans and phobics alike. Read more
Kids Movie Night

Kids Movie Night

1st August 2019
Bring your child to our supervised movie night activity in our SMÅLAND (Crèche) every Thursday at 6pm during the School summer holidays. Read more
Kids Sewing - Owl Toys

Kids Sewing - Owl Toys

1st August 2019
Owl toys are easy sewing projects for children aged 8-12 who have already have done an introductory sewing class to learn how to use a sewing machine. Read more
Kids Sewing Class: How to make bunting

Kids Sewing Class: How to make bunting

1st August 2019
A fun and ideal first sewing project once they've learned how to use a sewing machine. Bunting makes a lovely decoration so children can personalise their bedrooms. Read more
Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Receiving rave reviews in 2018, the brand new, fully immersive comedy 'Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience' comes to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in 2019. Read more
Standfast

Standfast

1st August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Not Cricket Productions return to the Edinburgh Fringe with a brand new show for 2019 - Standfast - where escape room meets theatre in this interactive adventure around the streets of Edinburgh. Read more
Wee Seals and Selkies

Wee Seals and Selkies

1st August 2019 - 11th August 2019
In this delightful family show, storytelling and music combine to create an enchanting performance, evoking the Scottish northern seashores. Read more
Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle

2nd August 2019
In this epic family friendly concert, LA Phil will celebrate the start of the 2019 International Festival in Tynecastle Park stadium with music from Star Wars, E.T. and many more! Read more
Another

Another

2nd August 2019 - 7th August 2019
Don't miss a quadruple bill of dance and poetry from ascendant young European artists created specifically for BalletWorks at Dance Base in August! Read more
Cirque Berserk!

Cirque Berserk!

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Britain’s biggest theatre circus spectacular is back by popular demand, featuring all your favourite Cirque Berserk! acts plus some thrilling new ones! Read more
Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Discover statement handmade objects for you, and your home, from 41 Scotland-based makers in one unique location at the Craft Scotland Summer Show held in White Stuff Edinburgh! Read more
Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

2nd August 2019 - 4th August 2019
Join in the fun as the Foodies Festival, the UK’s largest celebration of food & drink, returns to Inverleith Park Edinburgh from 2nd to 4th August! Read more
Princess Pumpalot: The Ghostly Farting Monk Hunt

Princess Pumpalot: The Ghostly Farting Monk Hunt

2nd August 2019 - 12th August 2019
Based on characters from the top-selling children's books by Robin Mitchell, Princess Pumpalot and Guffy embark on another absurd adventure in this brand-new show for 2019! Read more
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

2nd August 2019 - 24th August 2019
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! Read more
Unicorns, Almost

Unicorns, Almost

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh North
Unicorns, Almost is a one-man play by Owen Sheers, directed by John Retallack, about the life and work of WWII poet Keith Douglas as part of Army@TheFringe. 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

3rd August 2019
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
Early Mornings - The Musical

Early Mornings - The Musical

3rd August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Early Mornings – The Musical is a fun, lively, family-friendly show and you can catch it at Paradise Green as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: 9

Edinburgh International Festival: 9

3rd August 2019 - 6th August 2019
Our senses allow us to apprehend the world around us. 9 brings them to vivid life through a bold journey of sensation. A work for families. Read more
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

3rd August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! Read more
Fizz on the Forth

Fizz on the Forth

3rd August 2019
Join us for Maid of the Forth's sunset cruise – Fizz on the Forth - as part of our acclaimed musical events programme. Read more
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. Read more
Hours of fun for the under 5s

Hours of fun for the under 5s

3rd August 2019
Edinburgh Leisure is home to a brilliant under 5s programme of coaching, lessons and activities - come and get a flavour of what we have to offer across the city at our Under 5s Open Day! Read more
Ned and the Whale

Ned and the Whale

3rd August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Edinburgh South
Flossy and Boo bring you their curiously spellbinding brand of storytelling. Come sail away on a quest to help Ned find his courage and discover the truth behind the mysterious Kingdom of Spies! Read more
Summer Magic Workshop with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Summer Magic Workshop with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

3rd August 2019
Learn, create and perform your own magic in this workshop at Lauriston Castle this summer for Ages 7 - 11! Read more
The West End Fair

The West End Fair

3rd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Welcome to the West End Fair! Edinburgh's largest Arts, Crafts and Design Fair will be running from Saturday 3rd - Sunday 25th of August in the churchyard of St John's Church. Read more
Truckfest Scotland

Truckfest Scotland

3rd August 2019 - 4th August 2019
Scotland’s biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre on the 3rd & 4th August. A great day out for the family! Read more
Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone To Trucks

Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone To Trucks

4th August 2019
Scottish virtuoso Andy Gunn's back with his homage to the greats of electric blues guitar with a multimedia experience featuring projected films, narrator and eight-piece band. 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

4th August 2019
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
Colinton Market

Colinton Market

4th August 2019
Colinton Market is now a monthly event, landing on the first Sunday of each month. You will find jewellery, ceramics, stationery, art, artisan food and drink, and lots more... Read more
Fringe for Bairns

Fringe for Bairns

4th August 2019
The Three Sisters will be hosting meet and greets for all the little ones to enjoy along with a good old fashioned sing-along as they watch their favourite films! Read more
Piano Summer School - Residential

Piano Summer School - Residential

4th August 2019 - 9th August 2019
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. Read more
Eyes Open: Photography for 12-16 yr olds

Eyes Open: Photography for 12-16 yr olds

5th August 2019
Take your imagination on a journey and experiment with a range of skills including digital photography, photograms, collage and animation at this 4 day course starting on 5th August! Read more
Immersive Minds Summer STEM Camp

Immersive Minds Summer STEM Camp

5th August 2019
South Queensferry
Join Team Immersive at Craigie's Farm, Edinburgh for a Summer Camp with a difference as children explore real-world sustainability issues using digital technology! Read more
Animal Handling with Cool Creatures

Animal Handling with Cool Creatures

6th August 2019 - 7th August 2019
To celebrate Surgeons' Hall Museums new exhibition 'A Design for Life' come along and meet some amazing animals up close and see for yourself the incredible variety found in the animal kingdom. Read more
Folk Cruise: Firth of Forth

Folk Cruise: Firth of Forth

6th August 2019
The hugely popular Folk Cruise is back so come along and enjoy live music from Scottish folk band, Pure Malt, on the 3-hour cruise! Read more
Linlithgow Holiday Club

Linlithgow Holiday Club

6th August 2019
Check our all the great free Linlithgow Holiday Club events for ages 8 to 12 years on during the summer! Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club

Holyrood Holiday Club

7th August 2019
Check our all the great free Holyrood Holiday Club events for ages 10 to 14 years on during the summer! Read more
Kids Introductory Sewing Class

Kids Introductory Sewing Class

7th August 2019
This kids introductory sewing class is a 2-hour class for children aged 8-12. It will enable them to learn foundation sewing skills and it’s a perfect creative activity for school holidays. Read more
Kids Sewing Class: How to make bunting

Kids Sewing Class: How to make bunting

7th August 2019
A fun and ideal first sewing project once they've learned how to use a sewing machine. Bunting makes a lovely decoration so children can personalise their bedrooms. Read more
Clay Landscape Tiles

Clay Landscape Tiles

8th August 2019
Come along to City Art Centre on Thursday 8th August and make a little clay tile inspired by the beautiful paintings of Victoria Crowe. Read more
FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Joana Gomila Live

FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Joana Gomila Live

8th August 2019 - 11th August 2019
Edinburgh New Town
Come and enjoy the warmth and sound of the Mediterranean as FiraB Balearic Music Nights brings you acclaimed Majorcan singer Joana Gomila from 8th to 11th August as part of the Fringe! Read more
Kids Movie Night

Kids Movie Night

8th August 2019
Bring your child to our supervised movie night activity in our SMÅLAND (Crèche) every Thursday at 6pm during the School summer holidays. Read more
Summer Fair Party at the Commie

Summer Fair Party at the Commie

8th August 2019
Join Edinburgh Leisure at the Royal Commonwealth Pool for all the fun of a summer fair, plus soft play at Clambers, on Thursday 8th August! Read more
Chinese Arts & Culture Festival 2019

Chinese Arts & Culture Festival 2019

9th August 2019 - 11th August 2019
Organised by Scotland-China Chamber of Commerce, the 2019 Chinese Arts and Culture Festival will be held in EICC from 9th to 11th August as part of the Fringe Festival. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: National Youth Orchestra of the USA

Edinburgh International Festival: National Youth Orchestra of the USA

9th August 2019
Joyce DiDonato joins the NYO USA at The Usher Hall for the sultry opulence of Berlioz’s six ravishing love songs. Read more
Sketchy Scrapbooks!

Sketchy Scrapbooks!

9th August 2019
Today is National Book Lovers Day! Come and spend time sketching our magical castle and our beautiful grounds with Erik Petrie, then seal your memories in a handmade scrapbook! Suitable for age 4+. 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

10th August 2019
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
Colouring-in with Words

Colouring-in with Words

10th August 2019
Inspired by Victoria Crowe's landscapes and portraits, join poet Katy Hastie to cut and make-up poems and stories about colour in this free family drop-in session. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Playing with Books

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Playing with Books

10th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Embark on a theatrical journey into books, bringing stories to life through a mix of performance, music and discussion. Read more
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

10th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! Read more
Forces on the Forth

Forces on the Forth

10th August 2019
Join Scots at War to learn about the roles part-time soldiers played in defending Edinburgh in 1914 before heading off to France and Gallipoli. Read more
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. Read more
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

10th August 2019
Learn the beautiful art of modern calligraphy in this workshop run by Caitlin McKenna at Century General Store! Read more
MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

10th August 2019
What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room! Read more
Triplex Adventures

Triplex Adventures

10th August 2019
Edinburgh South
Blue Bird's young performers present an exciting musical showcase of devised stories of Change Myself, An Adventure in Teeth Street and a youth version of Hakuna Matata. Read more
An Underwater World

An Underwater World

11th August 2019
Join Mike Durnan on Sunday 11th August and discover what lives in our wonderful pond in Lauriston Castle’s Japanese Garden, then make your very own sailing boat to sail in it! Read more
Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone To Trucks

Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone To Trucks

11th August 2019
Scottish virtuoso Andy Gunn's back with his homage to the greats of electric blues guitar with a multimedia experience featuring projected films, narrator and eight-piece band. 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

11th August 2019
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
Exploring Portraiture

Exploring Portraiture

11th August 2019
Make your own self-portrait using symbols, objects and colours to resemble a face or figure with individual expression inspired by looking at the Victoria Crowe exhibition. Read more
Fringe for Bairns

Fringe for Bairns

11th August 2019
The Three Sisters will be hosting meet and greets for all the little ones to enjoy along with a good old fashioned sing-along as they watch their favourite films! Read more
Kids: Cut it Out! Closing Family Day

Kids: Cut it Out! Closing Family Day

11th August 2019
Join us at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art for one final day of free art-making, music, dancing, face-painting and much more before we say goodbye to the summer! Read more
MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

11th August 2019
What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room! Read more
Royal Brunch

Royal Brunch

11th August 2019
Fawna Love presents Royal Brunch! An intimate drag show every second Sunday of the month, suitable for all ages, with 100% Vegan Brunch served at the interval by award winning Lucky Pig! Read more
Summer Stroll

Summer Stroll

11th August 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Linlithgow Loch and Peel and discover the wildlife that calls the loch its home. Read more
Women’s Tour of Scotland: Stage Three - Edinburgh

Women’s Tour of Scotland: Stage Three - Edinburgh

11th August 2019
The Women's Tour of Scotland is set to be an outstanding world class permanent UCI calendar professional race fixture! Cheer on the racers as they start and finish in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park! Read more
FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Anna Ferrer Live

FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Anna Ferrer Live

12th August 2019 - 14th August 2019
Edinburgh New Town
Come and enjoy the warmth and sound of the Mediterranean as FiraB Balearic Music Nights brings you Menorca born singer Anna Ferrer from 12th to 14th August as part of the Fringe! Read more
Folk Cruise: Firth of Forth

Folk Cruise: Firth of Forth

13th August 2019
The hugely popular Folk Cruise is back so come along and enjoy live music from Scottish folk band, Pure Malt, on the 3-hour cruise! Read more
Linlithgow Holiday Club

Linlithgow Holiday Club

13th August 2019
Check our all the great free Linlithgow Holiday Club events for ages 8 to 12 years on during the summer! Read more
MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

13th August 2019
What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room! Read more
Blazin’ Fiddles with Emily Smith

Blazin’ Fiddles with Emily Smith

14th August 2019
Scotland’s most celebrated fiddle band Blazin’ Fiddles joins the twice voted ‘Scots Singer of the Year’ Emily Smith for a special one-off Scottish tour and plays The Queens Hall in August! Read more
MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

14th August 2019
What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room! Read more
Known and Imagined World

Known and Imagined World

15th August 2019
Be inspired by Victoria Crowe’s stunning artworks to create your own masterpiece using a variety of textures in this free drop-in family workshop at City Art Centre! Read more
Longwood: Napoleon’s Last Days

Longwood: Napoleon’s Last Days

15th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
On the 250th anniversary of Napoleon's birth, Posturous Productions invites you to meet the man behind the monster and the tyrant behind one of the biggest wars this world had ever known. Read more
Edinburgh Summer Foraging Course

Edinburgh Summer Foraging Course

16th August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Wild Food Uk returns to The Flotterstone Inn near Penicuik for some Edinburgh Summer Foraging Courses this August. 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

17th August 2019
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
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

17th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! Read more
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. Read more
Heat Transfer Printing Young Maker Workshop: Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

Heat Transfer Printing Young Maker Workshop: Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

17th August 2019
Maker Kim Gunn will guide you through how to apply dyes to paper before transferring onto a tote bag or t-shirt using heat in this workshop for ages 12 to 16 years. Read more
Rough Runner

Rough Runner

17th August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Penicuik
Are you ready Scotland? Rough Runner is coming back in August for a 4th year running to the stunning Penicuik Estate! Read more
Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone To Trucks

Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone To Trucks

18th August 2019
Scottish virtuoso Andy Gunn's back with his homage to the greats of electric blues guitar with a multimedia experience featuring projected films, narrator and eight-piece band. 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

18th August 2019
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
Fringe for Bairns

Fringe for Bairns

18th August 2019
The Three Sisters will be hosting meet and greets for all the little ones to enjoy along with a good old fashioned sing-along as they watch their favourite films! Read more
Livingston Soapbox Race

Livingston Soapbox Race

18th August 2019
Livingston
Don't miss a great family day out at Livingston Round Table's first ever Soapbox Race which takes place on Sunday 18th August 2019! Read more
Pinhole Cameras

Pinhole Cameras

18th August 2019
To celebrate World Photography Day (19 August), join us at Lauriston Castle on 18th August for a special workshop exploring pinhole cameras! Read more
The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers

18th August 2019
In this family session at City Art Centre on 18th August you will get the chance to explore Victoria Crowe's use of flowers and animals in her work and make your own paper mosaics. Read more
Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

19th August 2019
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? Read more
Blazin’ Fiddles with Emily Smith

Blazin’ Fiddles with Emily Smith

21st August 2019
Scotland’s most celebrated fiddle band Blazin’ Fiddles joins the twice voted ‘Scots Singer of the Year’ Emily Smith for a special one-off Scottish tour and plays The Queens Hall in August! Read more
MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

22nd August 2019
What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room! Read more
Jazz Cruise - Firth of Forth

Jazz Cruise - Firth of Forth

23rd August 2019
Maid of the Forth’s famed Jazz Cruises are back with an even bigger programme, featuring live music from resident band, Maid of the Forth Stompers! 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

24th August 2019
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
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

24th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

24th August 2019
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
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. Read more
Scotland v France

Scotland v France

24th August 2019
Summer rugby comes to BT Murrayfield this August as Scotland host France on Saturday 24 August. Join us for a fantastic day out for the whole family! 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 2019
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
Clay Press Print Workshop

Clay Press Print Workshop

25th August 2019
Edinburgh North
We're making a ceramic piece of artwork for Granton Castle Walled Garden and need your help! Join Cassandra Barron at the garden for this nature inspired summer workshop. Read more
Dogs Trust West Calder Fun Day

Dogs Trust West Calder Fun Day

25th August 2019
Livingston
Dogs Trust West Calder's popular annual Fun Day is returning on Sunday 25th August, offering the perfect chance for you to show off your pooch! Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

25th August 2019
Come along for an informative chat and night time walk around the Palace and Peel as we search for Linlithgow's nocturnal inhabitants. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Edinburgh International Festival: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

26th August 2019
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
The Luna Cinema

The Luna Cinema

30th August 2019 - 1st September 2019
Enjoy open air cinema at the Botanics as the Luna Cinema presents three nights of classic films under the stars. 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

31st August 2019
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
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

31st August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! Read more
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. Read more
Back to Hogwarts Day

Back to Hogwarts Day

1st September 2019
Spend a magical day at Lauriston Castle to mark 'Back to Hogwarts Day’, make some magic potions, craft some special owls and go on secret quests through the 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

1st September 2019
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
Colinton Market

Colinton Market

1st September 2019
Colinton Market is now a monthly event, landing on the first Sunday of each month. You will find jewellery, ceramics, stationery, art, artisan food and drink, and lots more... Read more
Paws by the Prom (Open Day)

Paws by the Prom (Open Day)

1st September 2019
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 1st September. Read more
Walk Together Edinburgh

Walk Together Edinburgh

1st September 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join Bowel Cancer UK on 1st September for a sponsored walk through the heart of Edinburgh, starting near Inverleith Park and passing the Water of Leith and Royal Botanic Garden! Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

6th September 2019
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
Scotland v Georgia

Scotland v Georgia

6th September 2019
Join us for a historic International rugby match this September in Scotland's largest stadium, as it’s the first ever Scotland home game to be played on a Friday night! Read more
Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

6th September 2019
Singalonga Productions brings you their newest show, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing - The Greatest Showman! Read more
Stick Man

Stick Man

6th September 2019 - 8th September 2019
Touching, funny and utterly original, Freckle Productions' delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's STICK MAN is back at the King's Theatre! 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

7th September 2019
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
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

7th September 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

7th September 2019
Come along for an informative chat and night time walk around the Palace and Peel as we search for Linlithgow's nocturnal inhabitants. Read more
Parkaeology

Parkaeology

7th September 2019 - 8th September 2019
Celebrate Scottish Archaeology Month and drop in to Historic Environment Scotland's parkaeology event in Holyrood Park on 7th and 8th September! 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 September 2019
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
Pedal For Scotland: The Wee Jaunt - Edinburgh

Pedal For Scotland: The Wee Jaunt - Edinburgh

8th September 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
The Pedal for Scotland Wee Jaunt® Edinburgh returns on Sunday 8th September and it's a family friendly and traffic free 10 mile bike ride starting in Linlithgow. Read more
Royal Brunch

Royal Brunch

8th September 2019
Fawna Love presents Royal Brunch! An intimate drag show every second Sunday of the month, suitable for all ages, with 100% Vegan Brunch served at the interval by award winning Lucky Pig! Read more
There’s Suffragettes Amongst Us!

There’s Suffragettes Amongst Us!

8th September 2019
It’s 1909 at Lauriston. A member of staff, in her own time, has taken part in the great suffragette march along Princes Street - something that has not being well received by all at the Castle. Read more
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (TM) in Concert

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (TM) in Concert

13th September 2019
Don't miss the most magical event of the year... Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in Concert will tour the UK in September including a night at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on the 13th! Read more
Scottish Ballet’s Wee Hansel and Gretel

Scottish Ballet’s Wee Hansel and Gretel

13th September 2019 - 15th September 2019
Join Hansel & Gretel as they go on an adventure deep into the woods! This specially adapted show is the perfect way for young children and their families to discover the magic of ballet. 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

14th September 2019
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
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

14th September 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! Read more
Fabric Fragments

Fabric Fragments

14th September 2019
Take inspiration from different elements of Victoria Crowe’s stunning paintings and make an individual piece of textile art in these free family sessions at City Art Centre. Read more
Ocean Film Festival

Ocean Film Festival

14th September 2019
The Ocean Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre with a brand new selection of the most amazing ocean films. Read more
A Lauriston Collage

A Lauriston Collage

15th September 2019
Make a beautiful collage inspired by the natural environment of Lauriston Castle in this family workshop with Erik Petrie on Sunday 15th September! 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 September 2019
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
Paper Mosaics

Paper Mosaics

15th September 2019
Join us at City Art Centre on Sunday 15th September for this family session and make your own paper mosaics inspired by nature and Victoria Crowe's use of flowers and animals in her work. Read more
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! Read more
Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm

17th September 2019 - 21st September 2019
Multi award-winning Theatr na nÓg present an unmissable original musical play that’s guaranteed to seize your heart and capture your mind. Read more
Showcase 2019

Showcase 2019

17th September 2019 - 21st September 2019
Showcase returns to Churchill Theatre this September with another musical extravaganza, and an eclectic mix of songs, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support! Read more
Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia

19th September 2019 - 28th September 2019
Don't miss the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2019, to open a UK Tour celebrating 20 years since it's London premier! 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

21st September 2019
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
Crannogs: Ancient Life on Linlithgow Loch

Crannogs: Ancient Life on Linlithgow Loch

21st September 2019
Join Historic Scotland and friends from the Scottish Crannog Centre as we journey back in time 2,500 years and learn about the crannogs that were built on Linlithgow Loch! Read more
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

21st September 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! Read more
Fizz on the Forth

Fizz on the Forth

21st September 2019
Join us for Maid of the Forth's sunset cruise – Fizz on the Forth - as part of our acclaimed musical events programme. 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 September 2019
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
Regal Knights

Regal Knights

22nd September 2019
Make you own coat of arms, sword and shield to battle and defend yourself from marauding dragons in this workshop at Lauriston Castle on 22nd September! 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

28th September 2019
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
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

28th September 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! 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 September 2019
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
Annie

Annie

30th September 2019 - 5th October 2019
Direct from the West End, Annie returns in 2019 and is stopping off at the Edinburgh Playhouse as part of a UK tour. Read more
Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

30th September 2019
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? Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

1st October 2019
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

2nd October 2019
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

3rd October 2019
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 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
A Most Royal Rebellion

A Most Royal Rebellion

5th October 2019
Hear the forgotten story of Scotland’s own version of the war of the roses, between father and son King James III and the future James IV. Read more
A Spoonful of Vintage

A Spoonful of Vintage

5th October 2019
A Spoonful of Vintage returns with a fantastic line-up of hand-picked, authentic vintage traders on Saturday 5th October! 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

5th October 2019
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
Spooky Happenings

Spooky Happenings

5th October 2019 - 31st October 2019
Explore a world of magic and shadows, with mysteries to solve and games to play at Almond Valley Heritage Centre this October! Read more
A Most Royal Rebellion

A Most Royal Rebellion

6th October 2019
Hear the forgotten story of Scotland’s own version of the war of the roses, between father and son King James III and the future James IV. Read more
Autumn’s Bounty

Autumn’s Bounty

6th October 2019
Collect objects from nature and create your own badge, brooch, and pendants in this family workshop with Mike Durnan at Lauriston 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

6th October 2019
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
Colinton Market

Colinton Market

6th October 2019
Colinton Market is now a monthly event, landing on the first Sunday of each month. You will find jewellery, ceramics, stationery, art, artisan food and drink, and lots more... Read more
A Most Royal Rebellion

A Most Royal Rebellion

12th October 2019
Hear the forgotten story of Scotland’s own version of the war of the roses, between father and son King James III and the future James IV. 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

12th October 2019
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
Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

12th October 2019
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invites you to a ceilidh in Lauriston Hall with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Read more
Comic Con Scotland

Comic Con Scotland

12th October 2019 - 13th October 2019
Monopoly Events brings Comic Con Scotland back to Edinburgh for a second year and this time it comes to the Royal Highland Centre on 12th and 13th October! Read more
A Most Royal Rebellion

A Most Royal Rebellion

13th October 2019
Hear the forgotten story of Scotland’s own version of the war of the roses, between father and son King James III and the future James IV. 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

13th October 2019
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
Royal Brunch

Royal Brunch

13th October 2019
Fawna Love presents Royal Brunch! An intimate drag show every second Sunday of the month, suitable for all ages, with 100% Vegan Brunch served at the interval by award winning Lucky Pig! Read more
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! Read more
The Night Watch

The Night Watch

15th October 2019 - 19th October 2019
Catch The Night Watch, the thrilling and beautiful story from the award-winning, number one best-selling author, Sarah Waters, at the King's Theatre in October! Read more
RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

18th October 2019
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! 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

19th October 2019
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
RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

19th October 2019
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! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

19th October 2019
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

20th October 2019
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
Halloween Wand Making Workshop

Halloween Wand Making Workshop

20th October 2019
Join us at Lauriston Castle in a magical crafting class just in time for Halloween and create your own unique magic wand! Read more
RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

20th October 2019
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! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

20th October 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Friday Fright Night

Friday Fright Night

25th October 2019
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
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

26th October 2019
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Spooky Saturday

Spooky Saturday

26th October 2019
It's Spooky Saturday at Almond Valley Heritage Centre on October 26th with lots of spooky activities for younger children. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

27th October 2019
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

28th October 2019
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? Read more
Meet the Barbersurgeon

Meet the Barbersurgeon

28th October 2019 - 31st October 2019
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
Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show

Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show

2nd November 2019 - 3rd November 2019
The biggest wedding fair on the east coast of Scotland will once again return to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 2nd and 3rd November! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

2nd November 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Colinton Market

Colinton Market

3rd November 2019
Colinton Market is now a monthly event, landing on the first Sunday of each month. You will find jewellery, ceramics, stationery, art, artisan food and drink, and lots more... Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

3rd November 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Cabaret

Cabaret

5th November 2019 - 9th November 2019
Bill Kenwright presents the multi-award winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, Cabaret at Festival Theatre in November! Read more
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

5th November 2019 - 9th November 2019
The iconic musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is going on tour and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in November 2019! Read more
Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

9th November 2019
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invites you to a ceilidh in Lauriston Hall with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Read more
Cheese Fest Edinburgh

Cheese Fest Edinburgh

9th November 2019
Experience some of the cheesiest cheeses in the world with Melted Raclette, Cheese Wheels, Gooey Mozzarella Sticks and a whole host of cheesetastic tastes at Cheese Fest Edinburgh 2019! Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

9th November 2019
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Royal Brunch

Royal Brunch

10th November 2019
Fawna Love presents Royal Brunch! An intimate drag show every second Sunday of the month, suitable for all ages, with 100% Vegan Brunch served at the interval by award winning Lucky Pig! Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

10th November 2019
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

11th November 2019
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
9 To 5 The Musical

9 To 5 The Musical

12th November 2019 - 16th November 2019
Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to the Edinburgh Playhouse to see Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical this November, starring Louise Redknapp and Amber Davies! Read more
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

12th November 2019
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

13th November 2019
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
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

16th November 2019
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

17th November 2019
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

18th November 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

18th November 2019
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? Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

19th November 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Edinburgh Gang Show

Edinburgh Gang Show

19th November 2019 - 23rd November 2019
The Edinburgh Gang Show returns to the King’s Theatre in November for a night of music, comedy, drama and dance . Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

20th November 2019
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

21st November 2019
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

22nd November 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
St Andrews Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

St Andrews Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

22nd November 2019
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their St Andrews Ceilidhs on 22nd, 23rd and 30th November in Lauriston Hall. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

23rd November 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
St Andrews Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

St Andrews Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

23rd November 2019
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their St Andrews Ceilidhs on 22nd, 23rd and 30th November in Lauriston Hall. Read more
Christmas Market

Christmas Market

24th November 2019
Get ahead of the crowds this Christmas and support our dogs and cats by visiting the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home annual Christmas Market on 24th November! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

24th November 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

25th November 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

26th November 2019 - 1st December 2019
Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic story 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' when it comes to life on stage at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in November! Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

26th November 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

27th November 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

28th November 2019 - 4th January 2020
The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is delighted to present the world premiere of An Edinburgh Christmas Carol, a magical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

28th November 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

29th November 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
King’s Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

King’s Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

30th November 2019 - 19th January 2020
Roll up, roll up! Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott are back in a circus-inspired King's Panto spectacular packed full of the thrills, spills, dazzling stunts and jaw-dropping special effects! Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

30th November 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
St Andrews Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

St Andrews Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

30th November 2019
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their St Andrews Ceilidhs on 22nd, 23rd and 30th November in Lauriston Hall. Read more
Colinton Market

Colinton Market

1st December 2019
Colinton Market is now a monthly event, landing on the first Sunday of each month. You will find jewellery, ceramics, stationery, art, artisan food and drink, and lots more... Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

1st December 2019
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Unsung Heroines

Unsung Heroines

2nd December 2019 - 4th December 2019
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Disney’s The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King

5th December 2019 - 9th February 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
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen

Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen

7th December 2019 - 29th December 2019
Scottish Ballet’s 50th year will come to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen this Christmas at the Festival Theatre! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

7th December 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Spectacle of Light

Spectacle of Light

7th December 2019 - 5th January 2020
Don't miss Dalkeith Country Park’s new winter festive light experience, Spectacle of Light: the magical after-dark adventure for all the family! Read more
Royal Brunch

Royal Brunch

8th December 2019
Fawna Love presents Royal Brunch! An intimate drag show every second Sunday of the month, suitable for all ages, with 100% Vegan Brunch served at the interval by award winning Lucky Pig! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

8th December 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

Boogie Beat Pop Up Monthly Classes at Joy Tots Cafe

9th December 2019
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? Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

13th December 2019
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

14th December 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

14th December 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

15th December 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

15th December 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

16th December 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Traditions and Tales of Christmas

Traditions and Tales of Christmas

19th December 2019 - 21st December 2019
Learn about the traditions and tales of a Victorian Christmas at Edinburgh Castle from 20th - 22nd December. Read more
Funbox Presents Christmas In Toy Town

Funbox Presents Christmas In Toy Town

21st December 2019 - 24th December 2019
It's time to get 'dolled' up and get your skates on because we're heading to Toy Town for the brand new seasonal spectacular from Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo the Dog at The Brunton! Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

22nd December 2019 - 24th December 2019
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
Trebuchets and Trickery

Trebuchets and Trickery

28th December 2019
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
Trebuchets and Trickery

Trebuchets and Trickery

29th December 2019
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
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

30th December 2019
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

31st December 2019
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Hogmanay Ceilidhs

Hogmanay Ceilidhs

31st December 2019
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their Hogmanay Ceilidhs on 31st December in Lauriston Hall. Read more
Trebuchets and Trickery

Trebuchets and Trickery

1st January 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
Trebuchets and Trickery

Trebuchets and Trickery

2nd January 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
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

3rd January 2020
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
A Most Royal Rebellion

A Most Royal Rebellion

4th January 2020
Hear the forgotten story of Scotland’s own version of the war of the roses, between father and son King James III and the future James IV. Read more
A Most Royal Rebellion

A Most Royal Rebellion

5th January 2020
Hear the forgotten story of Scotland’s own version of the war of the roses, between father and son King James III and the future James IV. Read more
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

6th January 2020 - 9th January 2020
Find out the part Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

13th January 2020
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

14th January 2020
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

15th January 2020
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

18th January 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!

19th January 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

3rd June 2020 - 4th June 2020
Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals is returning to Edinburgh Playhouse in June 2020! Read more

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