Summer Holiday events in Edinburgh

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

Events in Edinburgh

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
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
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
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
Summer Aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia

Summer Aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia

2nd July 2019 - 31st August 2019
Discover what life was like on board for both the Royal Family as well as the 220 Royal Yachtsmen as you tour The Royal Yacht Britannia this summer, it's a perfect family day out! 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
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
Joyce The Play

Joyce The Play

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Complete with puppetry, heart-warming music and live magic this innovative and imaginative new play is sure to dazzle the whole family. 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
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
Alba Flamenca Fringe 2019

Alba Flamenca Fringe 2019

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Enjoy some authentic flamenco passion in Alba Flamenca's ever-popular show as it brings a modern twist to the classic flamenco tradition. 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
India Flamenco Fringe 2019

India Flamenco Fringe 2019

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Come on a journey of discovery across the globe, in search of the essence of flamenco through Indian Kathak dance, the intensity of middle eastern belly dance to the passion of the flamenco! 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
The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

12th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
The multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono's classic environmental tale by Puppet State Theatre Company returns to the Fringe with it's blend of comedy, puppetry and inspiring storytelling. Read more
Supernatural: Wonder Tales From Scotland

Supernatural: Wonder Tales From Scotland

13th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Dougie Mackay shares stories of strange places full of fantastic creatures and curious characters gathered from tradition and presented fresh for a modern audience. 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
The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly

21st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Storyteller Alice Fernbank and musician Graham Dickson lead you on a storytelling voyage laden with song and myth, presented through flute and voice. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Events in East Renfrewshire

Summer Woodland Trail at Greenbank

Summer Woodland Trail at Greenbank

1st June 2019 - 31st August 2019
Explore the Summer-themed trails in the woodland at Greenbank Garden, the perfect way to spend the school holidays!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

24th August 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

25th August 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

31st August 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

1st September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

7th September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

8th September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

14th September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

15th September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

21st September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

22nd September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

28th September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

29th September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

5th October 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

6th October 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

12th October 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

13th October 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

19th October 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

20th October 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

26th October 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

27th October 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!

Events in Fife

Tall Tales and Fabulous Fables

Tall Tales and Fabulous Fables

25th May 2019 - 1st September 2019
Come and join us at Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries for some family-friendly fun with our colourful, interactive summer exhibition!
Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers

Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers

6th July 2019 - 10th November 2019
Let us take you on an epic adventure! Follow in the footsteps of intrepid explorers to discover exotic lands and fantastic voyages through our hands-on, family friendly exhibition!

Events in Glasgow

Summer of Sport

Summer of Sport

1st June 2019 - 31st August 2019
Bring your family along to Hill House in Helensburgh over the Summer where you'll be able to try out a variety of lawn games and activities!
Riverside Museum Summer Beach

Riverside Museum Summer Beach

5th June 2019 - 31st August 2019
Glasgow's only beach is back once again for the summer holidays - grab your bucket and spade for lots of sandy fun at Riverside Museum!
Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Glasgow

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Glasgow

17th June 2019 - 30th August 2019
Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket trail will be taking to the streets of Glasgow this summer with life-size, individually decorated Oor Wullie sculptures waiting to be discovered, for everyone to enjoy!
BRICK BUILT Tour

BRICK BUILT Tour

22nd June 2019 - 15th September 2019
Explore Land, Sea & Air in LEGO® Bricks this Summer with Warren Elsmore's BRICK BUILT tour at St. Enoch Centre!
Culzean Treasure Trail

Culzean Treasure Trail

29th June 2019 - 15th September 2019
Some pesky pirates have docked at Culzean's shore and dropped some treasure around the park on their visit! Can you find the pieces of silver hidden around the park?
Summer Fun at Loch Lomond Shores

Summer Fun at Loch Lomond Shores

1st July 2019 - 1st September 2019
Loch Lomond Shores have an amazing line-up of events and activities planned over the Summer to keep all the family entertained!
Summer Nature Trail

Summer Nature Trail

1st July 2019 - 14th September 2019
Come and discover some of the local wildlife at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond's Summer Nature Trail. Perfect for your mini nature detectives!
R-CADE Family Fun Summer

R-CADE Family Fun Summer

2nd July 2019 - 31st August 2019
At R-CADE they welcome the whole family down for some classic gaming fun, every day during the Summer holidays!
60 Days of Summer

60 Days of Summer

5th July 2019 - 27th August 2019
National Trust for Scotland's Culzean Castle is offering 100 families per day the chance to enjoy all that the historic Ayrshire estate has to offer for a special price, until 27 August!
A Dwelling House

A Dwelling House

6th July 2019 - 31st August 2019
Come along to The Hill House throughout the summer months for a range of family activities, from trails to drop-in arts and crafts inspired by design elements throughout the house!
Outdoor Play

Outdoor Play

6th July 2019 - 31st August 2019
Come along to Geilston Garden this Summer for some outdoor play adventures on the spotter trail, wild flower maze and natural play area!
Woodland Nippers

Woodland Nippers

5th September 2019
Woodland Nippers is a fun, free, nature group for kids under 6 and their grown ups held monthly at Castlemilk Park!
Kids Introduction to Sewing at Sew Confident

Kids Introduction to Sewing at Sew Confident

7th September 2019
In just one Morning or afternoon your child will become a sewing whizz-kid at Sew Confident's Introduction to Sewing workshop for 8 to 15 year olds!
Woodland Nippers

Woodland Nippers

3rd October 2019
Woodland Nippers is a fun, free, nature group for kids under 6 and their grown ups held monthly at Castlemilk Park!
UEFA Euro 2020 Glasgow

UEFA Euro 2020 Glasgow

15th June 2020
Glasgow is one of 12 cities that will host UEFA EURO 2020 fixtures in Summer 2020 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the championship!
UEFA Euro 2020 Glasgow

UEFA Euro 2020 Glasgow

19th June 2020
Glasgow is one of 12 cities that will host UEFA EURO 2020 fixtures in Summer 2020 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the championship!
UEFA Euro 2020 Glasgow

UEFA Euro 2020 Glasgow

23rd June 2020
Glasgow is one of 12 cities that will host UEFA EURO 2020 fixtures in Summer 2020 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the championship!
UEFA Euro 2020 Glasgow

UEFA Euro 2020 Glasgow

30th June 2020
Glasgow is one of 12 cities that will host UEFA EURO 2020 fixtures in Summer 2020 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the championship!

Events in Lanarkshire

Pong to Playstation

Pong to Playstation

24th May 2019 - 24th August 2019
Pong to Playstation at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre is an exciting, hands-on interactive exhibition exploring video game evolution, technology and culture featuring over 500 objects!
The Spectacular High Diving Pirates

The Spectacular High Diving Pirates

22nd June 2019 - 1st September 2019
Shiver me timbers, The Spectacular High Diving Pirates return to M&Ds Scotlands Theme Park, with a whole NEW show!
Summer Dinosaur Hunt

Summer Dinosaur Hunt

29th June 2019 - 1st September 2019
Calderglen Country Park are running another of their popular treasure trails this Summer and this year it's dinosaur themed!
A Game of 2 Halves

A Game of 2 Halves

6th July 2019 - 27th October 2019
As Albion Rovers Football Club celebrate 100 years at Cliftonhill Stadium in Coatbridge, Summerlee Museum presents a unique photographic study of the fans and environment surrounding the team.
Community Table Tennis Sessions For Children

Community Table Tennis Sessions For Children

21st August 2019
Joe Wilson Table Tennis are holding Community Table Tennis Taster Sessions for girls and boys aged 8 - 12 on Wednesdays during the Summer holidays at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Motherwell!
Community Table Tennis Sessions For Children

Community Table Tennis Sessions For Children

28th August 2019
Joe Wilson Table Tennis are holding Community Table Tennis Taster Sessions for girls and boys aged 8 - 12 on Wednesdays during the Summer holidays at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Motherwell!
Community Table Tennis Sessions For Children

Community Table Tennis Sessions For Children

4th September 2019
Joe Wilson Table Tennis are holding Community Table Tennis Taster Sessions for girls and boys aged 8 - 12 on Wednesdays during the Summer holidays at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Motherwell!
Ed’s Lab Science Experiments

Ed’s Lab Science Experiments

21st September 2019
Join us in Edward's Lab at Chatelherault Country Park for some fun science experiments and make everything from a volcano to your own goo!

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Dip Into Digital

Dip Into Digital

14th September 2019
Renfrewshire Libraries and Paisley YMCA invite you to come along and try out some cool kit! It's FREE, fun, and suitable for all the family!
Dip Into Digital

Dip Into Digital

12th October 2019
Renfrewshire Libraries and Paisley YMCA invite you to come along and try out some cool kit! It's FREE, fun, and suitable for all the family!
Dip Into Digital

Dip Into Digital

9th November 2019
Renfrewshire Libraries and Paisley YMCA invite you to come along and try out some cool kit! It's FREE, fun, and suitable for all the family!
Dip Into Digital

Dip Into Digital

14th December 2019
Renfrewshire Libraries and Paisley YMCA invite you to come along and try out some cool kit! It's FREE, fun, and suitable for all the family!

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Archery at The National Wallace Monument

Archery at The National Wallace Monument

20th August 2019
Have you always wanted to try archery? Well now you can! Visitors are invited to try archery when they visit The National Wallace Monument on any Tuesday in July or August.
Warrior Training

Warrior Training

22nd August 2019
Find out about the weapons used by both armies at the Battle of Stirling Bridge during the informative weapons demonstrations at The National Wallace Monument.
August Anniversary Dates at The National Wallace Monument

August Anniversary Dates at The National Wallace Monument

23rd August 2019
Come along to some special presentations at The Wallace Monument to mark important anniversaries in Wallace's life.
Family Fridays

Family Fridays

23rd August 2019
Fridays just got a lot more interesting this summer at The National Wallace Monument!
Shark in the Park

Shark in the Park

24th August 2019
Share the magic of Nick Sharratt’s well-loved children's stories live on stage in this brand new show!
Static Falconry Display

Static Falconry Display

26th August 2019
Meet a variety of birds at this static falconry display at The National Wallace Monument every Monday during July and August.
Archery at The National Wallace Monument

Archery at The National Wallace Monument

27th August 2019
Have you always wanted to try archery? Well now you can! Visitors are invited to try archery when they visit The National Wallace Monument on any Tuesday in July or August.
Warrior Training

Warrior Training

29th August 2019
Find out about the weapons used by both armies at the Battle of Stirling Bridge during the informative weapons demonstrations at The National Wallace Monument.
Family Fridays

Family Fridays

30th August 2019
Fridays just got a lot more interesting this summer at The National Wallace Monument!

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