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Royal Rhyme Time

Join us in the historic Abbey Strand Centre for our special Royal Rhyme Time sessions for toddlers.

Royal Rhyme Time

About Royal Rhyme Time

13th July 2024
30th September 2024
2nd December 2024
11am - 11.45am
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh East EH8 8DX
Adults £3 / Toddlers/babies £3
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Each session is led by a member of the Learning Team and explores different themes through interactive storytelling, songs and rhymes. Sessions are 30 minutes in length with time for free play at the end of the session.

March – Palace builders
Help Stuart the unicorn discover how you build a palace as he explores the shapes, colours and textures used to make the Palace.

July – A Royal Garden Party
Stuart the unicorn has been to the Royal Garden Party and is very excited to tell everyone about it. Join us as Stuart tells stories, sings songs and has his own Garden Party.

September – Amazing Autumn
With Autumn on its way we are celebrating the changing of the seasons as we explore nature’s wonder. Meet some fluffy friends who make the Palace garden their home and discover the stories they have to tell and the rhymes they can teach us.

December – Snowy stories
It is Stuart the Unicorn’s favourite time of year: Christmas! Explore some snowy pictures and discover how some Kings and Queens spent this special time of year a long time ago.

These sessions are best suited to children aged two to four but children under two are welcome. Children should be accompanied by parents or carers.

Additional Dates: 30 September 2024, 02 December 2024

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