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Events in Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this award-winning, quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

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Davidson’s Mains Health Walk

Selected dates between 1st April 2024 - 16th December 2024
Edinburgh West

Join Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland’s Walking for Health Project for this free weekly walk in Davidson’s Mains! It's a low level, inclusive health walk open to everyone!

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Portobello Health Walk

Selected dates between 15th April 2024 - 16th December 2024
Portobello

Join Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland’s Walking for Health Project for this free weekly walk in Portobello. It's a low level, inclusive health walk open to everyone!

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Arthur’s Secrets

16th April 2024 - 26th September 2024

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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Arthur’s Adventure

Selected dates between 21st April 2024 - 23rd June 2024

Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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Arthur’s Amble

Selected dates between 28th April 2024 - 7th July 2024

Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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The Bike Month Challenge with Love to Ride! - Edinburgh

1st May 2024 - 31st May 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

This May, join the movement to create safer, more bike-friendly streets with the Bike Month Challenge and #MakeEveryRideCount!

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BMX Lessons

Selected dates between 11th May 2024 - 12th November 2024
Leith

The Scottish BMX School is offering BMX lessons for kids of all ages, currently being held at Victoria Park in Leith.

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Take The High Road

Selected dates between 18th May 2024 - 15th June 2024

Follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on one of their favourite routes through Holyrood Park.

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Edinburgh Running Festival 5K and 10K: Charity places

25th May 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Run for the charity Lepra and help transform the lives of people affected by leprosy and lymphatic filariasis!

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Hop Run

8th June 2024

Durty Events bring their 5k and 10k Hop Runs to Edinburgh on 8th June 2024, starting at the atmospheric Rosslyn Chapel and finishing at the award winning Stewart Brewery!

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The Great Willy Waddle Edinburgh - Charity Fun Run - CANCELLED

15th June 2024

Grab your friends, don your inflatable penis costume (suit provided for you to keep!) and waddle, jog or walk the 2k route through Holyrood Park for Orchid - Fighting Male Cancer!

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Walk For A Cure

23rd June 2024

Join Alzheimers Research UK on 23rd June for this 5k walk and explore the stunning landscape and rich history of Holyrood Park, nestled beneath the majestic Arthur’s Seat.

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The Wild Outdoors Summer Camps - St George’s School

1st July 2024 - 23rd July 2024
Edinburgh West

Discover the magic of summer at The Wild Outdoors Camps nestled in the breathtaking grounds of St. Georges School! For children ages 5-11 Years.

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MoonWalk Scotland 2024 - Event Volunteers Needed!

7th September 2024

Join our night-time party and lots of other volunteers at The MoonWalk Scotland on Saturday 7th September 2024 from Holyrood Park, Edinburgh!

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Edinburgh Kiltwalk

15th September 2024

The Kiltwalk is back in the Capital on Sunday 15th September! Join in and raise money for your chosen charity at the same time.

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Poppyscotland Sportive

22nd September 2024
Prestonpans

Come and support Poppyscotland at their annual sportive on the 22nd of September in Prestonpans!

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Active Events in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of Active Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Summer Solstice Saunter

Summer Solstice Saunter

21st June 2024

Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers on a walk to the Blackwood viewpoint to celebrate the Summer Solstice!

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Neilston Pad Race

Neilston Pad Race

4th May 2024

The historic Neilston Pad Race is being held on Saturday 4th May and local residents are invited to take part!

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Ride With The Wind

Ride With The Wind

16th June 2024

Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers for an exhilarating 15 mile led cycle around the windfarm, checking out the views and exploring the lesser travelled tracks!

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Active Events in Fife

Active Events in Glasgow

Here's a selection of Active Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

Springburn Junior Parkrun

Springburn Junior Parkrun

Selected dates between 7th January 2024 - 29th December 2024

Springburn Junior Parkrun is a weekly, free 2km timed run held on Sunday mornings at Springburn Park!

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Victoria Parkrun

Victoria Parkrun

Selected dates between 6th January 2024 - 28th December 2024

Victoria Parkrun is a weekly, free 5km timed run held on Saturday mornings at Victoria Park in the West End of Glasgow!

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We Make Footballers Glasgow

We Make Footballers Glasgow

Selected dates between 15th April 2024 - 27th June 2024

The UK's #1 football coaching academy is coming to Glasgow! Providing high quality football coaching for children aged 4-12 years.

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Active Events in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of Active Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

Quarriers Golf Day 2024

Quarriers Golf Day 2024

30th August 2024

Quarriers Golf Day is always a day to remember and this year they're returning to Cathkin Braes, the oldest golf course in Glasgow!

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Walk for Parkinson’s: Chatelherault Country Park

Walk for Parkinson’s: Chatelherault Country Park

2nd June 2024

Whatever your reason. Whoever you walk for. Join Parkinson's UK at Chatelherault Country Park and help raise vital funds for research into better treatments and hopefully, one day a cure.

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It’s A Knockout

It’s A Knockout

11th May 2024

St. Andrew's Hospice are holding their annual 'It's A Knockout' charity event in Strathclyde Park on Saturday 11th May!

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Active Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of Active Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Paisley 10k & Fun Run

Paisley 10k & Fun Run

18th August 2024

Time to look out your running shoes and get in training for the 2024 Paisley 10k and Fun Run when it returns on Sunday 18th August!

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Battery Park Junior Parkrun

Battery Park Junior Parkrun

Selected dates between 7th January 2024 - 29th December 2024

Battery Park Junior Parkrun is a weekly, free 2km timed run held on Sunday mornings at Battery Park, Greenock!

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Spring Super Spotter Scavenger Hunt

Spring Super Spotter Scavenger Hunt

1st May 2024 - 31st May 2024

Explore the woodland trail and see how many items you can find on the Spectacular Spring Scavenger Hunt with your family at RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve!

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Active Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of Active Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Preschool Activities With Active Stirling

Preschool Activities With Active Stirling

29th January 2024 - 20th December 2024

Come along to The PEAK, Stirling for three very different, but fun, weekly preschool sports activities!

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Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding

8th March 2024 - 29th September 2024

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding, run by Loch Ard Adventure Centre, is fun filled session for beginners, novices and anyone needing some extra help or support.

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Big Hike The Trossachs 2024

Big Hike The Trossachs 2024

18th May 2024

Join Cancer Research UK on Saturday 18th May for a one-day walking adventure in the stunning landscapes of the Trossachs!

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Events in Other Areas

Dalquharran Dash & Dander

Dalquharran Dash & Dander

18th May 2024

Sign up for the inaugural Dalquharran Dash & Dander, a free community fun run set to take place along the picturesque Dalquharran Path Network as part of the Dailly Village Fete on Saturday 18th May!

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Popular Events

Edinbrick - A LEGO Model Show
Edinbrick is back for 2024 at a new venue! Edinburgh's biggest LEGO Model Show, will be held on the weekend of the 20th and 21st of April at McEwan Hall.
Willow Suncatcher Craft Workshop
Come and celebrate the sun by creating your very own willow suncatcher at this workshop on 25th April at Leith Community Croft!
Castle Street Market
Held in brightly coloured gazebos in the heart of central Edinburgh, Castle Street Market is filled with top quality products and has something to satisfy every taste!
Hamilton
The multi award-winning cultural phenomenon 'Hamilton' is touring the UK for the very first time and is coming to the Festival Theatre for a 9 week season from 28th February 2024!
Will Young
Multi-award-winning British pop star and actor Will Young comes to The Queens Hall Edinburgh on Friday 4th October!

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