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

OpenJump 7+

OpenJump 7+

1st July 2017 - 31st December 2018
Jump around on over 19,000ft2 of interconnected, world-class trampolines at Ryze Edinburgh's OpenJump sessions! Read more
Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

1st December 2017 - 31st December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with two self-guided, heritage walks and optional treasure hunt with Curious About! Read more
Historic Underground

Historic Underground

1st January 2018 - 31st December 2018
Discover a dark, damp world unchanged since the 18th century in this tour of Blair Street Underground Vaults with Mercat Tours. Read more
Children’s Judo Club

Children’s Judo Club

2nd March 2018 - 2nd March 2019
Randori Judo will be starting a four week Introduction to Judo Course commencing on Friday 2nd March at 4:30pm at Clovenstone Community Centre. Read more
Growing Up With Books

Growing Up With Books

1st June 2018 - 9th December 2018
Explore the world of children’s books in this exhibition on now at the Museum of Childhood. Read more
Kids Hip Hop Dance Classes at Shapes Studio, Leith

Kids Hip Hop Dance Classes at Shapes Studio, Leith

3rd September 2018 - 14th December 2018
Kids hip hop dance classes are back at Shapes Studio from 3rd September, taught by resident teacher Ashley Jack. Read more
Yottie Bear Treasure Hunt

Yottie Bear Treasure Hunt

3rd September 2018 - 31st December 2018
The Royal Yacht be hiding lots of cuddly Britannia Yottie Bears on board the ship for you to spot. Read more
Recruiting 28-32 Month Old Wee Scientist

Recruiting 28-32 Month Old Wee Scientist

27th September 2018 - 31st December 2018
Edinburgh South
Do you know a wee scientist, 28-32 months old? Do they speak English? If so, come help us understand how toddlers learn about the world in our Wee Science language study! Read more
Wee Scientist Wanted: English-Polish Child Language Study

Wee Scientist Wanted: English-Polish Child Language Study

3rd October 2018 - 31st December 2018
Edinburgh South
Bilingualism Matters, Wee Science, and the University of Edinburgh are currently looking for young children (aged 24-30 months) from English-Polish families for a fun study. Read more
The Art of Intelligent Ageing: Portraits of the Lothian Birth Cohort by Fionna Carlisle

The Art of Intelligent Ageing: Portraits of the Lothian Birth Cohort by Fionna Carlisle

27th October 2018 - 24th November 2018
See a unique exhibition, The Art of Intelligent Ageing: Portraits of the Lothian Birth Cohort by Fionna Carlisle, showing at The Fire Station Edinburgh College of Art from 27th October. Read more
Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition 2018

Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition 2018

3rd November 2018 - 1st December 2018
An exhibition of outstanding contemporary portraiture by artists born, living or studying in Scotland, including the top sixty of over 700 works entered in the Scottish Portrait Awards 2018. Read more
Storyworlds: Paper Sculptures by Edinburgh Young Artists

Storyworlds: Paper Sculptures by Edinburgh Young Artists

10th November 2018 - 12th May 2019
Storyworlds is a magical group of sculptures showing tiny enchanted storyworlds under glass domes completed by senior students of art. The exhibition is on at The Writers' Museum from 10th November. Read more
Chrysalis: Noise

Chrysalis: Noise

15th November 2018 - 17th November 2018
Camden Youth Theatre pull us into a world inside their headphones, sharing their inner thoughts, rebellions and the playlists they use to escape from the everyday Noise. Read more
Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens

Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens

16th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items! Read more
Giant Lanterns of China 2018

Giant Lanterns of China 2018

16th November 2018 - 17th February 2019
The Giant Lanterns of China are back at Edinburgh Zoo! It's a new and exciting adventure as Scottish myths, ancient Chinese legends and incredible creatures come to life this winter. Read more
Autumn Internationals

Autumn Internationals

17th November 2018
The Granary Leith will be showing all the live action from the Autumn Internationals 2018 Rugby, book your seat now! Read more
Cheese Fest Edinburgh

Cheese Fest Edinburgh

17th November 2018 - 18th November 2018
The UK's biggest touring cheese festival is returning to Edinburgh and will be at the Corn Exchange on 17th and 18th November. Read more
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

17th November 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced! Read more
Fergus McCreadie Trio

Fergus McCreadie Trio

17th November 2018
The Fergus McCreadie Trio has won standing ovations at Edinburgh, Islay and Aberdeen jazz festivals and you can catch them at St James Scottish Episcopal Church Leith on November 17th! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

17th November 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

17th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

17th November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa... when he arrives at Santa Land in George Street. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

17th November 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
West Lothian Comic Con

West Lothian Comic Con

17th November 2018
Livingston
The Big Glasgow Comic Page is coming to West Lothian College on 17th November with big brand toys, comics, collectables and original artworks that you won’t find anywhere else. Read more
Winter Windows

Winter Windows

17th November 2018 - 26th December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Come and see Edinburgh's 2018 Winter Windows, designed by budding young artists from Edinburgh’s schools to the theme of Kindness! Read more
Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

18th November 2018
Bring your pooch along on a dog friendly guided walk in Holyrood Park and learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past. Read more
Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas at Dobbies Edinburgh

Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas at Dobbies Edinburgh

18th November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Make it a Christmas to remember and see your child's eyes light up as they tuck into breakfast or tea with Santa at Dobbies Edinburgh! Read more
Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas at Dobbies Livingston

Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas at Dobbies Livingston

18th November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Make it a Christmas to remember and see your child's eyes light up as they tuck into breakfast or tea with Santa at Dobbies Livingston! Read more
Felted Soap Making Workshop

Felted Soap Making Workshop

18th November 2018
Spend a day in the studio with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club making felted soap. A great beginner workshop and also an ideal class for kids too! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

18th November 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Light Night

Light Night

18th November 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Light Night is a free event for all to enjoy, which encapsulates the true spirit of the festive season: family and the community. Read more
Lou Lou’s Edinburgh Vintage Fair

Lou Lou’s Edinburgh Vintage Fair

18th November 2018
The award-winning Lou Lou's Vintage Fair will be returning to Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms on Sunday 18th November! Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

18th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh

18th November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Edinburgh for an exciting festive experience at Santa's Grotto! Read more
Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Livingston

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Livingston

18th November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Livingston for an exciting festive experience at Father Christmas’ Grotto! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

18th November 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Sparkling Snowmen

Sparkling Snowmen

18th November 2018
Learn to make your snowman from scratch and decorate him with a brightly coloured scarf and glossy buttons in this popular workshop. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

18th November 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
The Jack and Jill Market

The Jack and Jill Market

18th November 2018
Livingston
Shop smartly, be savvy and save money at The Jack & Jill Market on the 18th November at West Lothian College. Read more
Unicorn and Dinosaur Tail Making Class

Unicorn and Dinosaur Tail Making Class

18th November 2018
Make a fabulous, rainbow, glitter, magical unicorn tail or a scaly, wild and wonderful dinosaur tail in this workshop with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club on Sunday 18th November! Read more
Hula Hooping For Beginners - Drop In

Hula Hooping For Beginners - Drop In

19th November 2018
Learn how to hula hoop, while getting a great core workout, at these fun classes with AniDanceHoop at Southside Community Centre on Monday mornings! Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

19th November 2018
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Silent Light

Silent Light

19th November 2018 - 29th December 2018
Edinburgh New Town
In a world first, Silent Light brings together the spectacular Street of Light from Edinburgh’s Christmas 2015 and 2016 and silent disco headphones to give you the ultimate street party. Read more
Edinburgh Gang Show

Edinburgh Gang Show

20th November 2018 - 24th November 2018
The Edinburgh Gang Show returns to the King’s Theatre in November for a night of music, comedy, drama and dance. Read more
Brick Wonders

Brick Wonders

21st November 2018 - 24th March 2019
Historic Environment Scotland presents Brick Wonders at Blackness Castle featuring recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore! Read more
Class Act

Class Act

21st November 2018 - 22nd November 2018
See exciting new work from the Traverse’s next generation of playwrights – the Class Act 2018 graduates! Read more
Scottish-Themed Bookbug Sessions - West Lothian

Scottish-Themed Bookbug Sessions - West Lothian

21st November 2018 - 22nd November 2018
Various Locations West Lothian
Join Scottish-themed songs and rhymes at these Bookbug sessions! Free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together. Read more
Badger the Mystical Mutt

Badger the Mystical Mutt

22nd November 2018
Livingston
Come along to Lanthorn Library and meet Badger the Mystical Mutt, the spell-making, toast-eating dog that everyone loves! Read more
How to Find Calm: An Anxiety Event for Children

How to Find Calm: An Anxiety Event for Children

22nd November 2018
West Calder
Listen as author and illustrator Deborah Malcolm talks about why she thinks it is important to talk about coping with anxiety at a young age. An event aimed at families and children. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

22nd November 2018
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

22nd November 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving Feast

22nd November 2018
Join us at The Three Sisters Edinburgh for our annual Thanksgiving feast on Thursday 22nd November, plus we will be showing the NFL games. Read more
Be a Chorister Day

Be a Chorister Day

23rd November 2018
St Mary's Cathedral and St Mary's Music School are looking forward to welcoming Edinburgh pupils, who enjoy singing, to a unique opportunity to participate in our ‘Be a Chorister Day’. Read more
Cargilfield Christmas Fair

Cargilfield Christmas Fair

23rd November 2018
Edinburgh North
Come along to Cargilfield Preparatory School for a fundraising Christmas Fair on Friday 23rd November in aid of The Pilton Youth Project, Spartans CFA and the Yard. Read more
Christmas at the Botanics 2018

Christmas at the Botanics 2018

23rd November 2018 - 29th December 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens! Read more
Festive Party Lunch!

Festive Party Lunch!

23rd November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Join us for a festive party lunch at the Ghillie Dhu and enjoy an unforgettable celebration of food, drink and festive cheer! Read more
Foodies Festival Christmas

Foodies Festival Christmas

23rd November 2018 - 25th November 2018
Foodies Festival Christmas, Edinburgh’s favourite food festival, kicks off the festive season at the EICC on 23, 24 & 25 November. Read more
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

23rd November 2018
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Magic Carpet Minis

Magic Carpet Minis

23rd November 2018
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet, especially for very little ones, at the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 0 - 2. Read more
Self-defence Classes for Kids in Leith!

Self-defence Classes for Kids in Leith!

23rd November 2018
Rencounter Krav Maga is holding self-defence classes for kids (8-12yrs) on Fridays at Room to Move. Book a FREE trial class now! Read more
Self-defence Classes for Teens in Leith!

Self-defence Classes for Teens in Leith!

23rd November 2018
Help your teenager be happy, healthy, and prepared for life’s challenges with fun self-defence classes run by Rencounter Krav Maga! Read more
Autumn Internationals

Autumn Internationals

24th November 2018
The Granary Leith will be showing all the live action from the Autumn Internationals 2018 Rugby, book your seat now! Read more
Celebrating All the Rebels!

Celebrating All the Rebels!

24th November 2018
Dalkeith
Come and celebrate the rebels out there at Newtongrange Library! There will be fun crafts, snacks and storytelling with a very special guest - Pepper the Therapy Dog! Read more
Comedy Kids

Comedy Kids

24th November 2018
Come and join us for an afternoon of giggles, snorts and talent as Tribe Porty Youth Theatre come to the Stand! Read more
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

24th November 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced! Read more
Edinburgh Steiner School Christmas Market

Edinburgh Steiner School Christmas Market

24th November 2018
Edinburgh South
Bring the magic back to Christmas when the Edinburgh Steiner School Christmas Market returns on Saturday 24th November. Read more
Enchanted Hand Wreath

Enchanted Hand Wreath

24th November 2018
Express your creativity and imagination and make a beautiful little wreath to hang for Christmas. Read more
Free Marie-Clare Cooking Class

Free Marie-Clare Cooking Class

24th November 2018
Join us at Ikea Edinburgh for our festive live food demonstration at our Kitchen Showroom and learn quick and easy recipes to amaze your guests at Christmas! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

24th November 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

24th November 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

24th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Torphichen Christmas Market

Torphichen Christmas Market

24th November 2018
Come and join us at Torphichen Community Centre on Saturday 24th November for a festive and fun filled afternoon with some beautiful and unique artisan stalls showcasing the best of local talent! Read more
Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

25th November 2018 - 29th December 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas when this magical after dark experience returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens! Read more
Edinburgh Comic Art Festival

Edinburgh Comic Art Festival

25th November 2018
Edinburgh Comic Art Festival returns to Leith's Out of the Blue Drill Hall on 25th November with a packed comic book market, workshops, talks and events for comic book fans of all ages! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

25th November 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Ghillie Dhu Cinema Club

Ghillie Dhu Cinema Club

25th November 2018
Whether you’re looking for a fun activity with the family or looking to impress that special someone on date night the Ghillie Dhu's brand new cinema club has you covered. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

25th November 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

25th November 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Photo Exhibition and Picture Sale

Photo Exhibition and Picture Sale

25th November 2018
A free exhibition and print sale of stunning images by local photographers John Dickson and Paul Cunningham will be taking place at Granton:hub on Sunday 25th November. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

25th November 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Hula Hooping For Beginners - Drop In

Hula Hooping For Beginners - Drop In

26th November 2018
Learn how to hula hoop, while getting a great core workout, at these fun classes with AniDanceHoop at Southside Community Centre on Monday mornings! Read more
Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

27th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Join us at The Brunton for Jack and the Beanstalk, a fun packed panto with an up to date twist on the well-known story! Read more
Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

27th November 2018
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Nativity! The Musical

Nativity! The Musical

28th November 2018 - 2nd December 2018
After an extended run in the West End, Nativity! The Musical is coming to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre. Read more
Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

28th November 2018
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Black Beauty

Black Beauty

29th November 2018 - 30th November 2018
From the cosy horsebox they call home, the McCuddy Brothers take the bit firmly between their teeth and tell the classic tale of Black Beauty as you’ve never seen it before. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

29th November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

29th November 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Wendy and Peter Pan

Wendy and Peter Pan

29th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Full of fairy-dust, adventure and all your favourite characters this magical story is everything a Christmas treat should be. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

30th November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Coburg House Christmas Open Studios Event

Coburg House Christmas Open Studios Event

30th November 2018 - 2nd December 2018
Coburg Open Studios Event is back for Christmas! With over 70 artists opening their doors it offers a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes and a great opportunity to buy direct from the artists. Read more
Dunedin Consort: The Golden Age

Dunedin Consort: The Golden Age

30th November 2018
Ben Parry, co-founder of Dunedin Consort, returns to direct this choral tour of music at Canongate Kirk on Friday 30th November in association with St Andrews Fair Saturday 2018. Read more
Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival

Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival

30th November 2018 - 2nd December 2018
Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival EMSF is bringing together artists, researchers, children and communities for the first time in Scotland to celebrate the diversity of our city at Assembly Roxy. Read more
Guitar Day with Guitarist Craig Ogden

Guitar Day with Guitarist Craig Ogden

30th November 2018
St Mary's Music School is hosting a Guitar Day with world renowned guitarist Craig Ogden including workshop, guitar orchestra rehearsals, a masterclass and an evening performance conducted by Craig. Read more
Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

30th November 2018
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 2 - 4. Read more
Self-defence Classes for Kids in Leith!

Self-defence Classes for Kids in Leith!

30th November 2018
Rencounter Krav Maga is holding self-defence classes for kids (8-12yrs) on Fridays at Room to Move. Book a FREE trial class now! Read more
Self-defence Classes for Teens in Leith!

Self-defence Classes for Teens in Leith!

30th November 2018
Help your teenager be happy, healthy, and prepared for life’s challenges with fun self-defence classes run by Rencounter Krav Maga! Read more
St Andrews Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

St Andrews Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

30th November 2018 - 1st December 2018
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their St Andrews Ceilidh on 30th November and 1st December in Lauriston Hall. Read more
You Choose

You Choose

30th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Edinburgh West
You Choose is a brand new interactive musical show for all the family, but in this show – YOU CHOOSE what happens! Read more
24 Doors of Advent

24 Doors of Advent

1st December 2018 - 24th December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar. Read more
Autumn Internationals

Autumn Internationals

1st December 2018
The Granary Leith will be showing all the live action from the Autumn Internationals 2018 Rugby, book your seat now! Read more
Calton Consort - Into The Light

Calton Consort - Into The Light

1st December 2018
Calton Consort, together with their new Artistic Director, Frikki Walker, present Into The Light at Canongate Kirk on Saturday 1st December. Read more
Christmas

Christmas

1st December 2018
Celebrate the season with Origin Scotland, in association with Tearfund, and enjoy a fantastic night of both traditional and contemporary Christmas classics at The Usher Hall on 1st December! Read more
Christmas Charity Festival

Christmas Charity Festival

1st December 2018 - 2nd December 2018
This annual event is now in its eighth year with over 30 charity stalls to brows around within the comfort of a large marquee you can even stay awhile for a snack at the coffee / tea bar. Read more
Christmas Wreath Making Class

Christmas Wreath Making Class

1st December 2018
Get you into the Christmas spirit as you make beautiful Christmas wreaths and garlands for your home or for fabulous gifts at this workshop on 1st December with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club! Read more
Enchanted Christmas Pictures

Enchanted Christmas Pictures

1st December 2018
Create a Christmas themed 3-dimensional framed picture that will light up like an enchanted magical forest in this workshop with Mike Durnan. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

1st December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Free Treetorial: Christmas Tree Interior Designing Workshop

Free Treetorial: Christmas Tree Interior Designing Workshop

1st December 2018 - 2nd December 2018
Join our Interior Designers at Ikea Edinburgh as we show you clever tips and ideas to create a tree that's perfect for you and make you own tree skirt to take away! Read more
King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast

King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast

1st December 2018 - 20th January 2019
Edinburgh panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray & Grant Stott return to the King's Theatre in Beauty and the Beast! Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

1st December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Musical Stories

Musical Stories

1st December 2018
To celebrate Bookweek Scotland, join storyteller Daniel Allison to hear some captivating tales brought to life with music and inspired by the traditional tales we all know and loved as children. Read more
Paintbox Christmas Open Weekend

Paintbox Christmas Open Weekend

1st December 2018 - 2nd December 2018
To celebrate Paintbox's 5th Birthday we are hosting a Christmas Open Weekend on 1st & 2nd December, the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

1st December 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
West Linton Market

West Linton Market

1st December 2018
West Linton
A monthly market for West Linton, held on the first Saturday of the month at St. Andrews New Church Hall. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Secrets - Paws in the Park

2nd December 2018
Bring your pooch along on a dog friendly guided walk in Holyrood Park and learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past. Read more
Celebrating the Peace, Christmas 1918

Celebrating the Peace, Christmas 1918

2nd December 2018
It's Christmas 1918, join the family and staff of Lauriston as they reflect on what has been but look forward with some optimism to what is to come. Read more
Edinbrick Toy Fair - LEGO and Toys - For Families and Collectors

Edinbrick Toy Fair - LEGO and Toys - For Families and Collectors

2nd December 2018
Team Edinbrick is Hosting a Toy Fair for Families and Toy Collectors of all Ages at The Counting House on Sunday 2nd December. Read more
Edinburgh Christmas Run (5K or 10K)

Edinburgh Christmas Run (5K or 10K)

2nd December 2018
The annual Edinburgh Christmas 5k & 10k Runs are back on Sunday 2nd December throughout Inverleith Park, Inverleith & Stockbridge. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

2nd December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

2nd December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

2nd December 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

2nd December 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Meet the Barbersurgeon

Meet the Barbersurgeon

3rd December 2018 - 5th December 2018
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
On This, A Winter’s Night

On This, A Winter’s Night

3rd December 2018
On This, A Winter’s Night is a creative performance project for upper primary schools conceived as a celebration of song, verse, music and light to mark the turning of the year. Read more
Balerno Theatre Company Present: Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood

Balerno Theatre Company Present: Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood

5th December 2018 - 8th December 2018
Balerno Theatre Company Present an original pantomime chronicling the adventures of Robin Hood as he storms through the forest rescuing the two babes from the machinations of their evil uncle. Read more
The Great Muslim Panto: If the Shoe Fits Part 2

The Great Muslim Panto: If the Shoe Fits Part 2

5th December 2018
Beat boredom with some family-friendly fun and follow theatre company Once Upon a Family (a real-life family of seven) on their hilarious journey to perform the UK’s first ever halal pantomime! Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

6th December 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Tales of Mendelssohn II conducted by Daniele Rustioni

Tales of Mendelssohn II conducted by Daniele Rustioni

6th December 2018
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra invites you to Tales of Mendelssohn II conducted by the brilliant Italian conductor Daniele Rustioni on 6th December at The Queen's Hall. Read more
A Christmas Fairy Trail

A Christmas Fairy Trail

7th December 2018 - 24th December 2018
Enter Archerfield Walled Garden’s mystical Fairy Trail and get lost in a world of fairies, forest folk and folklore when it returns in December! Read more
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

7th December 2018
Join us at our IKEA store in Edinburgh to have your breakfast along with a very special guest - Santa! Read more
Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle

Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle

7th December 2018 - 23rd December 2018
Make Christmas 2018 special with a three course lunch in the opulent Queen Anne Room at Edinburgh Castle, and enjoy a dining experience fit for royalty. Read more
Magic Carpet Minis

Magic Carpet Minis

7th December 2018
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet, especially for very little ones, at the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 0 - 2. Read more
Mum’s the Word

Mum’s the Word

7th December 2018
Mum's the word is a comedy gig at the Gilded Balloon, designed for parents with babies, hosted by comedian and Mum, Katie Mulgrew. Read more
Self-defence Classes for Kids in Leith!

Self-defence Classes for Kids in Leith!

7th December 2018
Rencounter Krav Maga is holding self-defence classes for kids (8-12yrs) on Fridays at Room to Move. Book a FREE trial class now! Read more
Self-defence Classes for Teens in Leith!

Self-defence Classes for Teens in Leith!

7th December 2018
Help your teenager be happy, healthy, and prepared for life’s challenges with fun self-defence classes run by Rencounter Krav Maga! Read more
Treasure Island Pantomime

Treasure Island Pantomime

7th December 2018 - 8th December 2018
Dalkeith
Don't miss Treasure Island, a Ben Crocker pantomime, presented by Pit Pony Productions on 7th & 8th December at Newbattle Community Campus! Read more
3D2D Edinburgh Christmas Craft, Art and Design Fair

3D2D Edinburgh Christmas Craft, Art and Design Fair

8th December 2018 - 9th December 2018
Don't miss the 3D2D Edinburgh Christmas Craft, Art & Design Fair at the Assembly Rooms 8th and 9th December! Read more
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

8th December 2018
Join us at our IKEA store in Edinburgh to have your breakfast along with a very special guest - Santa! Read more
Cara Dillon: Upon A Winter’s Night

Cara Dillon: Upon A Winter’s Night

8th December 2018
The exceptional Irish singer Cara Dillon will be returning to The Queen’s Hall on Saturday 8th December with her Christmas show Upon A Winter’s Night. Read more
Christmas Balloon Modelling Workshop

Christmas Balloon Modelling Workshop

8th December 2018
Learn how to make your very own Christmas-themed Balloon Models with super-fun hands-on workshop from Magic Ian. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

8th December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

8th December 2018
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

8th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Santa’s Doggy Grotto

Santa’s Doggy Grotto

8th December 2018
Bring along your furry friend and join us at Dobbies Edinburgh for one of the most exciting festive experiences - Santa’s Doggy Grotto! Read more
Santa’s Farm Yard Cottage

Santa’s Farm Yard Cottage

8th December 2018 - 24th December 2018
Santa visits Almond Valley once again, settling into his farmyard cottage set within a chilly midwinter forest. Read more
Teapot Trust Christmas Craft Fair

Teapot Trust Christmas Craft Fair

8th December 2018
Come along to the Teapot Trust Christmas Craft Fair with it's wide range of art, design and craft stalls to meet all of your Christmas shopping needs! Read more
A Family Christmas at Lauriston

A Family Christmas at Lauriston

9th December 2018
Get back to traditional values as a family and spend a very special morning with us at Lauriston Castle this Christmas. Read more
Adventures in Nightmareland

Adventures in Nightmareland

9th December 2018
Join magician Ash Pryce as he journeys to the Wonderland like Nightmareland with mind reading, side show stunts and creepy illusions. Read more
Baby Loves Disco’s Christmas Cheer

Baby Loves Disco’s Christmas Cheer

9th December 2018 - 30th December 2018
Edinburgh West
Baby Loves Disco returns for Christmas 2018 with its unique dayclubbing experience at the Festival Square Spiegeltent. Read more
Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair

9th December 2018
Greening Our Street invites you to come along to a Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday 9th December in Lauriston Hall. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

9th December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Lunch with Santa!

Lunch with Santa!

9th December 2018
The Ghillie gang will be getting into the festive spirit with carvery style dining, festive face painting, arts & crafts, and a gift from Santa Claus himself on 9th December! Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

9th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Santa’s Doggy Grotto

Santa’s Doggy Grotto

9th December 2018
Bring along your furry friend and join us at Dobbies Edinburgh for one of the most exciting festive experiences - Santa’s Doggy Grotto! Read more
Santa’s Grotto at Carberry Tower

Santa’s Grotto at Carberry Tower

9th December 2018 - 24th December 2018
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa's Grotto! So come and visit him in his enchanting Grotto at Carberry Tower this year! Read more
Story Time with Mrs Clause

Story Time with Mrs Clause

9th December 2018
Bring along the kids to the Granary Leith and let them experience a Christmas tale from Mrs Clause herself followed by gingerbread decorating. Read more
Summerhall Christmas Market 2018

Summerhall Christmas Market 2018

9th December 2018
Our Summerhall Christmas Market returns packed full of local businesses selling unique gift ideas whilst our food vendors will be serving up delicious food and drink in our Courtyard. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

9th December 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Tumbles Christmas Party

Tumbles Christmas Party

9th December 2018
Portobello
Get set to show off your best dance moves at the Tumbles Christmas disco and party, with arts and crafts, face painting, a buffet bag and a visit from Santa! Read more
Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

10th December 2018 - 5th January 2019
Don't miss the ultimate night out when the Kinky Boots tour comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2018! Read more
Bugle Boys Christmas Crackers

Bugle Boys Christmas Crackers

11th December 2018 - 30th December 2018
After wowing crowds at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bugle Boys bring their Christmas Crackers show to the Assembly Roxy from 11th December. Read more
A Very Georgian Christmas

A Very Georgian Christmas

12th December 2018
Come along to Gladstone's Land on Wednesday 12th December for some Georgian Christmas entertainments, including carols, punch and Georgian Christmas crafts! Read more
Feed the Minds Carol Concert at Greyfriars Kirk

Feed the Minds Carol Concert at Greyfriars Kirk

12th December 2018
Come and celebrate Christmas at Feed the Minds’ magical carol concert in the stunning and atmospheric Greyfriars Kirk this December! Read more
Christmas at the Tron

Christmas at the Tron

13th December 2018
We would be delighted if you could join us from 6pm on Thursday 13th December for an Edinburgh World Heritage Christmas celebration at The Tron Kirk! Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

13th December 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

14th December 2018
Enjoy a sophisticated seasonal afternoon tea, with cakes, sandwiches and many dainty festive nibbles at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

14th December 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Join us at Church Hill Theatre as Edinburgh People's Theatre present Little Red Riding Hood, a traditional family pantomime with just a little twist in its tail! Read more
Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

14th December 2018
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 2 - 4. Read more
Santa Breakfasts

Santa Breakfasts

14th December 2018
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before visiting jolly old Santa in his magic cottage at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Santa Suppers

Santa Suppers

14th December 2018
A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your tables by the kitchen elves, then it's time to visit Santa. Read more
Self-defence Classes for Kids in Leith!

Self-defence Classes for Kids in Leith!

14th December 2018
Rencounter Krav Maga is holding self-defence classes for kids (8-12yrs) on Fridays at Room to Move. Book a FREE trial class now! Read more
Self-defence Classes for Teens in Leith!

Self-defence Classes for Teens in Leith!

14th December 2018
Help your teenager be happy, healthy, and prepared for life’s challenges with fun self-defence classes run by Rencounter Krav Maga! Read more
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

15th December 2018
Join us at our IKEA store in Edinburgh to have your breakfast along with a very special guest - Santa! Read more
Christmas Concert With Ciara Harvie

Christmas Concert With Ciara Harvie

15th December 2018
After the success of her first ever concert in July this year, classical crossover singer Ciara Harvie is holding a Christmas concert on Saturday 15th December at The Lighthouse, Prestonpans. Read more
Edinburgh Light Orchestra: A Most Wonderful Christmas

Edinburgh Light Orchestra: A Most Wonderful Christmas

15th December 2018
Join us at The Queen's Hall on Saturday 15th December for ‘A Most Wonderful Christmas’ – a fun-packed special programme of popular seasonal favourites for all the family. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

15th December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

15th December 2018
Find out the part Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden. Read more
It’s a Wonderful Life!

It’s a Wonderful Life!

15th December 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Floating Brick Theatre will be putting on a stage production of "It's a Wonderful Life" this December at the Cornerstone Centre. Read more
Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

15th December 2018
Enjoy a sprinkling of actual magic in the run up to Christmas with our heart-warming comedy magic show. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

15th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Santa’s Doggy Grotto

Santa’s Doggy Grotto

15th December 2018
Bring along your furry friend and join us at Dobbies Edinburgh for one of the most exciting festive experiences - Santa’s Doggy Grotto! Read more
Snow White 2:  Appley Ever After

Snow White 2: Appley Ever After

15th December 2018
Come join us at The Stand Comedy Club for our first ever pantomime 'Snow White 2 - Appley Ever After', a classic panto with an alternative edge, suitable for ages 5+! Read more
Blitzen’s Ball - Kids Christmas Party

Blitzen’s Ball - Kids Christmas Party

16th December 2018
Bring the kids along to The Telford Arms for a Blitzen's Ball with Disco, Party Games and a visit from Santa on Sunday 16th December. Read more
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

16th December 2018
Join us at our IKEA store in Edinburgh to have your breakfast along with a very special guest - Santa! Read more
Carols with the Salvation Army

Carols with the Salvation Army

16th December 2018
Join Edinburgh Gorgie Salvation Army for carols, featuring Edinburgh Gorgie Salvation Army Band and special guests, in the beautiful Mansfield Traquair on Sunday 16th December 2018! Read more
Colinton and Merchiston Choir Christmas Concert

Colinton and Merchiston Choir Christmas Concert

16th December 2018
Edinburgh South
The Colinton & Merchiston Choir presents a Christmas Concert of choral music on Sunday 16 December in the magnificent Memorial Hall at Merchiston Castle School. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

16th December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Harps of Gold

Harps of Gold

16th December 2018
Na Clarsairean (gaelic for the harpers) along with harp players from other parts of Scotland and musicians and singers from George Watson’s College present magical music, singing and carols for all. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

16th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Santa’s Doggy Grotto

Santa’s Doggy Grotto

16th December 2018
Bring along your furry friend and join us at Dobbies Edinburgh for one of the most exciting festive experiences - Santa’s Doggy Grotto! Read more
Story Time with Mrs Clause

Story Time with Mrs Clause

16th December 2018
Bring along the kids to the Granary Leith and let them experience a Christmas tale from Mrs Clause herself followed by gingerbread decorating. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

16th December 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

17th December 2018
Enjoy a sophisticated seasonal afternoon tea, with cakes, sandwiches and many dainty festive nibbles at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Santa Breakfasts

Santa Breakfasts

17th December 2018
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before visiting jolly old Santa in his magic cottage at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Santa Suppers

Santa Suppers

17th December 2018
A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your tables by the kitchen elves, then it's time to visit Santa. Read more
SCO Chorus Christmas Concert

SCO Chorus Christmas Concert

17th December 2018
The annual Christmas Concert with the SCO Chorus in Greyfriars Kirk has quickly become a highlight of Edinburgh’s Festive Calendar and a new date has been added on 17th December as 20th is sold out. Read more
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

18th December 2018
Find out the part Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden. Read more
Carols By Candlelight

Carols By Candlelight

19th December 2018
Enjoy an exquisite concert of carols and seasonal classics staged in full 18th Century costume at the Usher Hall on 19th December. Read more
Dunedin Consort | Children’s Messiah

Dunedin Consort | Children’s Messiah

19th December 2018
Bring your children along for a short, specially designed performance of Handel’s Messiah by the Dunedin Consort at The Queen's Hall on 19th December. Read more
Full-time Professional Dance Course Auditions

Full-time Professional Dance Course Auditions

19th December 2018
Dance For All is holding full-time Professional Dance Course Auditions on Wednesday 19th December 2018 (booking required), for entry to the course in September 2019. Read more
Children’s Christmas Baking Afternoon

Children’s Christmas Baking Afternoon

20th December 2018 - 21st December 2018
Does your child love baking? The Edinburgh New Town Cookery School is holding some Children’s Christmas Baking half days on the 20th and 21st December and suitable for ages 9 to 13. Read more
Children’s Christmas Baking Morning

Children’s Christmas Baking Morning

20th December 2018 - 21st December 2018
Does your child love baking? The Edinburgh New Town Cookery School is holding some Children’s Christmas Baking half days on the 20th and 21st December, suitable for ages 9 to 13. Read more
Clambers Christmas Party

Clambers Christmas Party

20th December 2018
Enjoy 2-hours of soft play as well as lots of other fun activities and receive a present from Santa at Clambers Christmas Party on 20th December! Read more
Emily Smith ‘Songs for Christmas’

Emily Smith ‘Songs for Christmas’

20th December 2018
Scottish singer Emily Smith returns to the road with her hugely popular Christmas show ‘Songs For Christmas’ and brings it to The Queen's Hall on 20th December. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

20th December 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
Traditions and Tales of Christmas

Traditions and Tales of Christmas

20th December 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Learn about the traditions and tales of a Victorian Christmas at Edinburgh Castle from 20th - 22nd December. Read more
Breakfast or Afternoon Tea with Santa at Clambers Soft Play

Breakfast or Afternoon Tea with Santa at Clambers Soft Play

21st December 2018 - 23rd December 2018
Bring the kids along to Clambers Soft Play for breakfast or afternoon tea in the party room followed by a visit from Santa and a 45-minute soft-play session! Read more
Breakfast with Santa at Scrambles Soft Play

Breakfast with Santa at Scrambles Soft Play

21st December 2018 - 24th December 2018
Join Santa at Scrambles Soft Play for a Christmas breakfast, before he retires to his office to check the ‘Naughty and Nice’ list. Read more
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

21st December 2018
Enjoy a sophisticated seasonal afternoon tea, with cakes, sandwiches and many dainty festive nibbles at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Funbox presents Once Upon a Christmas at The Brunton

Funbox presents Once Upon a Christmas at The Brunton

21st December 2018 - 24th December 2018
FUNBOX present their brand new seasonal spectacular – ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS as they return to The Brunton Theatre 21st December through to Christmas Eve! Read more
Magic Carpet Minis

Magic Carpet Minis

21st December 2018
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet, especially for very little ones, at the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 0 - 2. Read more
Martin Aelred Winterland Concert

Martin Aelred Winterland Concert

21st December 2018
Internationally acclaimed Tenor, Martin Aelred, gives an enchanting vocal performance of Puccini and Mozart at St John's Episcopal Church on 21st December. Read more
Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook

Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook

21st December 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Don't miss Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook, a well-loved fixture in The Queen's Hall seasonal calendar on 21st and 22nd December! Read more
Santa Breakfasts

Santa Breakfasts

21st December 2018
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before visiting jolly old Santa in his magic cottage at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Santa Suppers

Santa Suppers

21st December 2018
A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your tables by the kitchen elves, then it's time to visit Santa. Read more
Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

22nd December 2018
Enjoy a sprinkling of actual magic in the run up to Christmas at Lauriston Castle with a festive show will be sure to bring a smile to your face! Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

22nd December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Reflection of Home

Reflection of Home

22nd December 2018
Make your own little model house reflecting your 'special' place and taking inspiration from all the lovely doll’s houses in the Museum of Childhood. Read more
Santa’s Doggy Grotto

Santa’s Doggy Grotto

22nd December 2018
Bring along your furry friend and join us at Dobbies Edinburgh for one of the most exciting festive experiences - Santa’s Doggy Grotto! Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

23rd December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

23rd December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Santa’s Doggy Grotto

Santa’s Doggy Grotto

23rd December 2018
Bring along your furry friend and join us at Dobbies Edinburgh for one of the most exciting festive experiences - Santa’s Doggy Grotto! Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

23rd December 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

24th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
Christmas Day at the Village Hotel Edinburgh

Christmas Day at the Village Hotel Edinburgh

25th December 2018
Enjoy a 4 course feast with all the trimmings and family disco or our famous festive carvery with live music and of course a visit from Santa. Read more
MagicFest Christmas Special: The Miracle of Christmas Future

MagicFest Christmas Special: The Miracle of Christmas Future

27th December 2018 - 30th December 2018
The MagicFest Christmas show is back at the Traverse theatre from 27th to 30th December with 'The Miracle of Christmas Future'. Read more
School Hols Special: A Christmas Story

School Hols Special: A Christmas Story

27th December 2018
Kid's bored already? Bring them along to Grassmarket Picture House on 27th December to see 'A Christmas Story', a 1983 perennial festive favourite, about one boy’s quest to get his very own BB Gun. Read more
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

27th December 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church. Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

28th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
School Hols Special: Basil The Great Mouse Detective

School Hols Special: Basil The Great Mouse Detective

28th December 2018
Ripe for rediscovery the 1986 Disney film 'Basil The Great Mouse Detective' is a real treat for young and old alike and it's screening at Grassmarket Community Picture House on 28th December. Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

29th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
Glenn Miller Orchestra

Glenn Miller Orchestra

29th December 2018
Swing back in time with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and special guests The Polka Dot Dolls at Usher Hall 29th December. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

29th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

30th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
Baby Loves Disco Big Hogmanay Bash

Baby Loves Disco Big Hogmanay Bash

30th December 2018 - 31st December 2018
Edinburgh West
Edinburgh's Hogmanay - Grab your tiny dancers and join Baby Loves Disco for 2 hours of Hogmanay dayclubbing at the Spiegeltent in Festival Square! Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

30th December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

30th December 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Torchlight Procession

Torchlight Procession

30th December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Don't miss the opening event of Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2018/19, the spectacular Torchlight Procession on 30th December. Read more
Bairns Afore

Bairns Afore

31st December 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Enjoy the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay experience as a family, and still\have the kids tucked up in bed afore the bells, at Bairns Afore. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

31st December 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party

31st December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join people from around the world to bring in the New Year at one of the world's biggest and best outdoor parties! Read more
Family Hogmanay in the Honest Toun 2018

Family Hogmanay in the Honest Toun 2018

31st December 2018
Family Hogmanay returns to The Brunton on Monday 31 December with a packed programme of performances, workshops and events. Read more
Hogmanay Ceilidh

Hogmanay Ceilidh

31st December 2018
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their Hogmanay Ceilidhs on 31st December in Lauriston Hall. Read more
Hogmanay Family Party

Hogmanay Family Party

31st December 2018
Party the night away at the Village Hotel Edinburgh's Hogmanay Family Party with 3 Course Dinner, Live Singer, Family Disco and Piper to Pipe in 2019. Read more
Loony Dook

Loony Dook

1st January 2019
South Queensferry
Loony Dook - Get 2019 off to a fresh start with a bracing fundraising New Year's Day dip in the freezing River Forth! Read more
Robots

Robots

18th January 2019 - 5th May 2019
Featuring more than 100 objects, this major exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human. Read more
Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival

19th January 2019
Experience an extraordinary collection of short films when the Banff Mountain Film Festival to the Festival Theatre on 19th January! Read more
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

19th January 2019
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound. Read more
Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

20th January 2019
Bring your pooch along on a dog friendly guided walk in Holyrood Park and learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past. Read more
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

20th January 2019
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound. Read more
Burns Ceilidh

Burns Ceilidh

25th January 2019 - 26th January 2019
Come along and enjoy a Burns Ceilidh with Edinburgh Ceilidhs on 25th or 26th January at Lauriston Hall! Read more
Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle

Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle

26th January 2019 - 29th January 2019
Come along for a light-hearted introduction to the bard and some of his works at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

26th January 2019
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound. Read more
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

27th January 2019
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound. Read more
Little Monsters Club (4-7 years)

Little Monsters Club (4-7 years)

27th January 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
The Little Monsters Club next programme starts in the new year and provides your little ones with six fun packed sports sessions. Read more
Spirit of the Dance

Spirit of the Dance

31st January 2019
International smash hit, Spirit of the Dance, is one of the greatest dance shows ever, catch it at Edinburgh Playhouse on 31st January. Read more
Counterfeit Sixties Show

Counterfeit Sixties Show

2nd February 2019
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 2nd February! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Secrets - Paws in the Park

3rd February 2019
Bring your pooch along on a dog friendly guided walk in Holyrood Park and learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past. Read more
Capital Sci-Fi Con 2019

Capital Sci-Fi Con 2019

15th February 2019 - 17th February 2019
Capital Sci-Fi Con 2019, Edinburgh’s not-for-profit pop culture, comic and movie convention, returns to the capital for its fourth year from 15th-17th February. Read more
Little Monsters Club (4-7 years)

Little Monsters Club (4-7 years)

23rd February 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
The Little Monsters Club next programme starts in the new year and provides your little ones with six fun packed sports sessions. Read more
Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Swan Lake

Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Swan Lake

8th March 2019 - 9th March 2019
Swan Lake, the greatest romantic ballet of all time, is brought to Edinburgh Playhouse by the Russian State Ballet. Read more
Bonnie Bairn - Pregnancy and Family Fair

Bonnie Bairn - Pregnancy and Family Fair

10th March 2019
Bonnie Bairn is delighted to be bringing our wonderful Pregnancy & Family Fair to Edinburgh on 10th March 2019. Read more
Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

17th March 2019
Bring your pooch along on a dog friendly guided walk in Holyrood Park and learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past. Read more
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

19th March 2019 - 23rd March 2019
Catch Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday March 19th to Saturday 23rd March. Read more
Wannabe - The Spice Girls Show

Wannabe - The Spice Girls Show

30th March 2019
Come and join the exceptionally talented Wannabe cast as they pay homage to Ginger, Scary, Posh, Sporty & Baby on the smash hit touring sensation not to be missed! Read more
Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical

2nd April 2019 - 27th April 2019
Matilda The Musical, the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2019 as part of a UK tour. Read more
In the Night Garden Live

In the Night Garden Live

27th April 2019 - 28th April 2019
In the Night Garden Live is the perfect musical theatre experience for the entire family and comes to the King’s Theatre in April as part of a UK tour. Read more
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

10th May 2019
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals at Edinburgh Playhouse in May 2019! Read more
Thriller Live

Thriller Live

14th May 2019 - 18th May 2019
THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of Michael Jackson, the world’s greatest entertainer and it's coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse in May! Read more
Edinbrick 2019 - a LEGO Model Show

Edinbrick 2019 - a LEGO Model Show

18th May 2019
at the Potterrow Dome on 18th May. Read more
Hair the Musical

Hair the Musical

18th June 2019 - 22nd June 2019
Come join the tribe and relive the summer of love as Hair the Musical comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in June! 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
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
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

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Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items!
Light Night
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Giant Lanterns of China 2018
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Cheese Fest Edinburgh
The UK's biggest touring cheese festival is returning to Edinburgh and will be at the Corn Exchange on 17th and 18th November.
La Clique Noël - Part Deux
La Clique Noël returns home to Edinburgh for Christmas with a new seasonal spectacular, La Clique Noël - Part Deux.

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