Events in Edinburgh on 28 December 2020

View all the upcoming events in Edinburgh on the 28 December 2020 below, or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

12 Days of FITMAS

12 Days of FITMAS

11th November 2020 - 31st December 2020
Online Event

Complete Alzheimer Scotland's 12 Days of FITMAS this November and December and help make sure nobody faces dementia alone this winter!
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A Gambler’s Guide to Dying

A Gambler’s Guide to Dying

17th December 2020 - 27th January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This is the story of one boy’s granddad who won a fortune betting on the 1966 football World Cup and, when diagnosed with cancer, gambled it all on living to see the year 2000.
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Aladdin - CANCELLED

Aladdin - CANCELLED

27th November 2020 - 31st December 2020

Christmas wouldn't be the same without a trip to The Brunton for their fabulous traditional panto and this year it's Aladdin!
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Art Exhibition at Paulin

Art Exhibition at Paulin

11th November 2020 - 17th January 2021
Stockbridge and Canonmills

Paulin Watches launch a new art exhibition in-store at their Stockbridge location in Edinburgh, celebrating original talent, creativity, and artistry.
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Breakfast Plays: New Tracks

Breakfast Plays: New Tracks

3rd December 2020 - 31st January 2021
Online Event

This year's Breakfast Plays (New Tracks) return after a successful first run in August, delivered as an audio-only podcast.
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Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

12th September 2020 - 6th June 2021

The 1920s was a period of contrasts and this exhibition explores the styles, ideas and events that shaped Scottish art during this influential decade.
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Charles Phillips Pre-Auction Opportunity

Charles Phillips Pre-Auction Opportunity

10th September 2020 - 31st December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Due to Covid-19 we are are unable to perform our normal live auction event in your area therefore we will now offer an online collection at way below the auction estimates.
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Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

26th November 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience when it returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh!
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Christmas at the Palace: Family trail

Christmas at the Palace: Family trail

3rd December 2020 - 4th January 2021

This December explore The Palace of Holyroodhouse with the help of Holly and Rudy and a special Christmas trail!
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Christmas Search Party

Christmas Search Party

20th November 2020 - 8th January 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Great fun for all ages, Christmas Search Party is a brand new interactive outdoor experience from the team that brought you Fringe Search Party. All you need is a fully charged mobile phone!
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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st October 2020 - 31st March 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
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E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas

E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas

7th November 2020 - 14th March 2021

This Exhibition is a collaboration between the National Trust for Scotland and the City Art Centre and is the first major retrospective of Hornel's art for over 35 years.
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Edinburgh Marathon Festival Virtual Challenge

Edinburgh Marathon Festival Virtual Challenge

28th October 2020 - 31st December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

The first ever Edinburgh Marathon Festival Virtual Challenge is up and running and you can complete your challenge anytime before 31st December 2020!
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Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

20th November 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Make your evenings merry and bright this festive season with a magical journey to the North Pole and back!
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Escape the Past: The Anatomist

Escape the Past: The Anatomist

13th November 2020 - 31st January 2021

Descend into a world of grave robbery, mystery and malpractice as you embark on a thrilling adventure into Edinburgh’s dark past.
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Festive Family Afternoon Tea at Dalmahoy

Festive Family Afternoon Tea at Dalmahoy

1st December 2020 - 1st January 2021

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club has come up with fun ideas where family Christmas memories can still made during the pandemic, including festive in-room camping and family afternoon tea.
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Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

11th December 2020 - 10th January 2021

Our ever-popular Christmas Zoo illuminations will return on selected dates this December and January from 5pm – 9pm.
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Invisible Cities Walking Tours - Edinburgh

Invisible Cities Walking Tours - Edinburgh

31st July 2020 - 31st December 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

Invisible Cities offer family friendly guided walking tours of Edinburgh that showcase some of the city's historical landmarks and explore the social projects that make the city what it is!
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Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures

Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures

14th November 2020 - 11th April 2021

Timed to mark his 70th birthday, this major exhibition by contemporary artist Jock McFadyen displays new and existing paintings, alongside works from City Art Centre’s collection of Scottish art.
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Joint Wildlife Art Exhibition

Joint Wildlife Art Exhibition

15th October 2020 - 10th January 2021

The Scottish Ornithologists Club is hosting a joint exhibition of paintings, prints and sculptures by three specialist wildlife artists: Robert Greenhalf, Matt Underwood and Anthony Theakston!
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Lockdown Virtual Tour and Tasting

Lockdown Virtual Tour and Tasting

23rd April 2020 - 3rd April 2021
Online Event

Come and join us at Stirling Distillery as our team take you on a virtual tour and tasting from the comfort of your own home!
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Mid-Century Modern Art and Design From Conran to Quant

Mid-Century Modern Art and Design From Conran to Quant

15th July 2020 - 4th January 2021

Explore the furniture, fashion, textiles, lighting, ceramics, and printed material that defined Mid-Century Modern in this exhibition on now at Dovecot Studios!
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Paths to Other Places - Drawing Parallels

Paths to Other Places - Drawing Parallels

25th September 2020 - 24th January 2021

Enjoy a virtual tour of 'Paths to Other Places: Drawing Parallels' and see this fantastic new exhibition by Scottish artist James Cosgrove!
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Rapunzel: A Hairy Tale Adventure

Rapunzel: A Hairy Tale Adventure

23rd December 2020 - 4th January 2021
Online Event

The National Theatre of Scotland in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland presents Rapunzel: A Hairy Tale Adventure an online festive show, packed full of songs and filmed at Stirling Castle!
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Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

24th October 2020 - 5th September 2021

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation to celebrate what would have been film special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen's 100th birthday year.
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Scotland’s Precious Seas

Scotland’s Precious Seas

19th August 2020 - 10th January 2021

To celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters, this small exhibition explores Scotland’s diverse sea life and the many threats facing our marine life.
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Shielders

Shielders

1st December 2020 - 31st January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Shielders takes a unique look at the very alien world we now find ourselves in and its impact on those who still find themselves on the inside, looking out.
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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

14th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021
Online Event

The Original Online Panto Company is proud to present a magical production from Polka Dot Pantomimes, the spellbinding fairy-tale of Sleeping Beauty!
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Spectacle of Light

Spectacle of Light

5th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Don't miss Dalkeith Country Park’s winter festive light experience 'Spectacle of Light' when it returns in 2020! It's a magical after-dark adventure for all the family!
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The Big Escape Edinburgh

The Big Escape Edinburgh

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Edinburgh City Centre into a giant escape game!
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The Chocolatarium Tour

The Chocolatarium Tour

1st November 2020 - 23rd November 2021

Enjoy a 90-minute fully-guided Tour of Chocolate for adults, teens and children aged 6 and over, just off the Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
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The Snow Queen - POSTPONED

The Snow Queen - POSTPONED

25th November 2020 - 3rd January 2021

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is delighted to present a brand new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen for Christmas.
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Tour of Chocolate *Festive Edition*

Tour of Chocolate *Festive Edition*

24th November 2020 - 31st December 2020

Immerse yourself in festive cheer and award-winning chocolate at The Chocolatarium - Edinburgh's visitor attraction dedicated to chocolate!
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Traverse Podcasts

Traverse Podcasts

25th November 2020 - 31st December 2020

The Traverse Podcast is a series of conversations between Traverse’s Co-Artistic Director Designate Debbie Hannan and the most exciting and innovative theatremakers, creatives and cultural figures.
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Traverse Young Writers’ Scratch Performances

Traverse Young Writers’ Scratch Performances

1st August 2020 - 16th May 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Traverse is delighted to present brand new, specially created, pieces from nine Young Writers online, with performers filming in their own homes under lockdown conditions.
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User Not Found

User Not Found

10th September 2020 - 31st December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

What happens to your digital life after you die? If there was a magic button, would you delete your online existence?
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Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

10th August 2020 - 19th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Check out ComputerXplorers SEScotland's online kids computing clubs, the perfect way to learn the latest technologies and develop invaluable tech skills.
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White Christmas - The Musical - POSTPONED

White Christmas - The Musical - POSTPONED

15th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Make it a magical family Christmas in 2020 as the spectacular brand-new production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas lights up Edinburgh Playhouse!
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YogaBellies Edinburgh North - Online

YogaBellies Edinburgh North - Online

5th August 2020 - 30th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

YogaBellies Edinburgh North is holding LIVE classes, starting from Wednesday 5th August and bookings are now open!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Friends Online Sessions

Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Friends Online Sessions

17th June 2020 - 31st December 2020

Alzheimer Scotland's Dementia Advisor is now delivering free, interactive and informative online Dementia Friends information sessions throughout East Renfrewshire.

Find out about Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Friends Online Sessions on What's On East Renfrewshire
Macmillan East Ren Move More

Macmillan East Ren Move More

9th July 2019 - 1st February 2021

Move More is a programme of physical activity, advice and support for people at all stages of the cancer journey, contact the Macmillan East Ren team and find out how to get involved.

Find out about Macmillan East Ren Move More on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Art-tastic

Art-tastic

19th December 2020 - 10th April 2021

Come along to our colourful and entertaining family-friendly exhibition to explore the stories hidden within some of our fantastic paintings.

Find out about Art-tastic on What's On Fife
Blooming Marvellous

Blooming Marvellous

12th September 2020 - 14th February 2021

Everything in the garden’s lovely as we explore the wonderful world of wildlife and plants through our colourful and entertaining family-friendly exhibition!

Find out about Blooming Marvellous on What's On Fife
Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers

Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers

14th November 2020 - 10th April 2021

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!

Find out about Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers on What's On Fife
Scotland’s Coasts

Scotland’s Coasts

5th December 2020 - 28th February 2021

This exhibition, drawn from Historic Environment Scotland's archives, explores Scotland's relationship to the sea and its impact on everyday life.

Find out about Scotland’s Coasts on What's On Fife
Snow White: Panto 2020 - CANCELLED

Snow White: Panto 2020 - CANCELLED

5th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Join us on this magical, traditional pantomime adventure where we meet a Wicked Queen, a handsome Prince and the fairest damsel of them all, Snow White!

Find out about Snow White: Panto 2020 - CANCELLED on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

All the Young Nudes’ Online Life Drawing Club

All the Young Nudes’ Online Life Drawing Club

Selected dates between 26th October 2020 - 3rd May 2021

Join All the Young Nudes on Monday nights for their Online Life Drawing Club, a weekly, accessible, affordable and fun life drawing session!

Find out about All the Young Nudes’ Online Life Drawing Club on What's On Glasgow
Craigton & Southside Christmas Penguin Trail

Craigton & Southside Christmas Penguin Trail

14th December 2020 - 30th December 2020

A group of penguins have escaped from the zoo and have invaded Craigton, Southside & Southeast areas of Glasgow and it is your mission to try and spot as many as you can!

Find out about Craigton & Southside Christmas Penguin Trail on What's On Glasgow
Curious About Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2020

Have fun discovering Glasgow with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

Find out about Curious About Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2020

Good Move Glasgow run Health Walks right across the city which are suitable for all ages and abilities!

Find out about Good Move Glasgow Health Walks on What's On Glasgow
Hire-a-Guide Goose Walk

Hire-a-Guide Goose Walk

17th November 2020 - 15th March 2021

Hire-a-guide at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond for an exclusive dawn or dusk goose watching experience!

Find out about Hire-a-Guide Goose Walk on What's On Glasgow
Invisible Cities Walking Tours - Glasgow

Invisible Cities Walking Tours - Glasgow

31st July 2020 - 31st December 2020

Invisible Cities offer friendly walking tours of Glasgow that showcase some of the city's historical landmarks and explore the social projects that make the city what it is!

Find out about Invisible Cities Walking Tours - Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Lex McFadyen & Madeleine Hand: 40 Years in the Making

Lex McFadyen & Madeleine Hand: 40 Years in the Making

12th December 2020 - 30th January 2021

Scottish artist Lex McFadyen returns to the Glasgow Gallery alongside Madeleine Hand with their '40 Years in the Making' exhibition!

Find out about Lex McFadyen & Madeleine Hand: 40 Years in the Making on What's On Glasgow
Loch Lomond Festive Faerie Trail

Loch Lomond Festive Faerie Trail

20th November 2020 - 10th January 2021

Come to Luss to experience the Christmas magic of the Loch Lomond Festive Faerie Trail complete with a new festive mystery to be solved!

Find out about Loch Lomond Festive Faerie Trail on What's On Glasgow
My Shawlands Christmas Pinata Trail

My Shawlands Christmas Pinata Trail

23rd November 2020 - 31st December 2020

This festive season, there are fifty wonderful pinatas hiding in the windows of the amazing businesses in Shawlands, can you find them all?

Find out about My Shawlands Christmas Pinata Trail on What's On Glasgow
Rajni Perera: Traveller

Rajni Perera: Traveller

24th October 2020 - 14th February 2021

Tramway is delighted to present Traveller', the first exhibition in the UK by multi-disciplinary artist Rajni Perera!

Find out about Rajni Perera: Traveller on What's On Glasgow
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - CANCELLED

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - CANCELLED

26th November 2020 - 10th January 2021

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow is a truly magical pantomime with a real Christmas feel-good factor!

Find out about Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - CANCELLED on What's On Glasgow
Solo Photography Exhibition, David Gilliver: It’s a Small World

Solo Photography Exhibition, David Gilliver: It’s a Small World

1st September 2020 - 31st December 2020

The Scotia Gallery welcomes you to a solo photography exhibition featuring an impressive series of macro photography created by Scottish Artist and photographer David Gilliver!

SWG3 Winter Wonderland

SWG3 Winter Wonderland

12th December 2020 - 31st December 2020

Join the team at SWG3 this festive season as they transform their yard into a winter wonderland for all the family to enjoy!

Find out about SWG3 Winter Wonderland on What's On Glasgow
The Big Escape Glasgow

The Big Escape Glasgow

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Glasgow City Centre into a giant escape game!

Find out about The Big Escape Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
The Winter Show

The Winter Show

25th November 2020 - 30th January 2021

Cyril Gerber Fine Art are thrilled to bring you an array of paintings, drawings and sculptures as part of their annual Winter Show!

Find out about The Winter Show on What's On Glasgow
Virtual Running Event - Run 5K, 10K, 21K - Glasgow Medal

Virtual Running Event - Run 5K, 10K, 21K - Glasgow Medal

2nd October 2020 - 31st December 2020

Do you love Glasgow and want to get fit? Then why not try Beat Your Goal's virtual event and get your hands on this stunning medal!

Virtual Yoga & HIIT Pilates Classes

Virtual Yoga & HIIT Pilates Classes

11th November 2020 - 31st January 2021

Join Hot Yoga Glasgow Online for daily virtual classes all suitable for beginners and available to stream straight to your living-room!

Find out about Virtual Yoga & HIIT Pilates Classes on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Jerusalem News

Jerusalem News

1st December 2020 - 31st December 2020

Jerusalem News by Drama Kirk is a short, fun nativity is suitable for primary school children!

Find out about Jerusalem News on What's On Lanarkshire
Lanark Winter Wonderland

Lanark Winter Wonderland

21st November 2020 - 28th December 2020

We know how different and difficult this festive season is going to be for all of us... so here's lots of reasons from Discover Lanark why this Christmas in Lanark can still be extra special!

Find out about Lanark Winter Wonderland on What's On Lanarkshire
M&D’s On Ice

M&D’s On Ice

12th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Enjoy the perfect festive day out at M&D's... skate day and night with family and friends at Scotland’s most magical ice rink!

Find out about M&D’s On Ice on What's On Lanarkshire
Tenement Through Time

Tenement Through Time

27th March 2020 - 31st December 2020

Tenement Through Time is a new, innovative and interactive exhibition which explores tenement life in New Lanark between 1881-1971!

Find out about Tenement Through Time on What's On Lanarkshire
The Tolbooth Christmas Shop

The Tolbooth Christmas Shop

12th December 2020 - 7th January 2021

45 local artists and makers will be showcasing their products at The Tolbooth Christmas Shop in Lanark between the 16th November and 7th January!

Find out about The Tolbooth Christmas Shop on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Paisley’s Christmas Buddie Bear Hunt

Paisley’s Christmas Buddie Bear Hunt

14th November 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Christmas might be a little different this year but there's still plenty of festive cheer in Paisley town centre with the Christmas Buddie Bear Hunt!

Find out about Paisley’s Christmas Buddie Bear Hunt on What's On Renfrewshire
Santa’s Reindeer Hunt

Santa’s Reindeer Hunt

12th December 2020 - 31st December 2020

Santa's reindeer have come to visit RSPB Lochwinnoch and are spending their time out on the reserve near the Aird meadow trail... how many can you spot?

Find out about Santa’s Reindeer Hunt on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Beauty and the Beast online

Beauty and the Beast online

5th December 2020 - 31st December 2020

Fizzgig Theatre would usually be getting ready for their Panto at Mugdock, but as current circumstances won't allow it, they're bringing it online this year.

Find out about Beauty and the Beast online on What's On Stirling
New Members Required!

New Members Required!

7th November 2020 - 31st December 2020

Planet Cheer, a new Cheerleading and Dance Studio in Stirling, is recruiting new members for their team!

Find out about New Members Required! on What's On Stirling
Rapunzel

Rapunzel

22nd December 2020 - 31st December 2020

A hairy tale adventure brought to the big screen this Christmas, packed full of songs and filmed at Stirling Castle!

Find out about Rapunzel on What's On Stirling
Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED

Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 2nd September 2020 - 21st February 2021

Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.

Find out about Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED on What's On Stirling
The John Muir Family Award

The John Muir Family Award

27th April 2020 - 31st January 2021

Under The Trees is offering the chance for families to undertake the John Muir Award with them. It's a fantastic outdoor learning award, and is easy to achieve - even under our current situation!

Find out about The John Muir Family Award on What's On Stirling

Events in Other Areas

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Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh
Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Edinburgh for an exciting festive experience at Santa's Grotto!
The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival Edinburgh
The magic of Christmas lives on at The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival... featuring pantomimes, huge Christmas parties, festive movie screenings, fireworks, comedy, food trucks & more!
Christmas at the Botanics
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience when it returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh!
Royal Highland Show 2021
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' returns to the Royal Highland Centre from 17th June!
Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights
Make your evenings merry and bright this festive season with a magical journey to the North Pole and back!

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