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

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

10th August 2020 - 19th December 2021
Online Event

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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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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Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka

Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka

Selected dates between 9th January 2021 - 18th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Namaste All....! Join us online for the Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka each Saturday!
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Digital Champions: Coolest Projects

Digital Champions: Coolest Projects

Selected dates between 29th January 2021 - 25th June 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Heart of Midlothian FC's Innovation Centre presents Digital Champions: Coolest Projects for girls and boys in S1-S6 every Friday during term time.
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West Linton Market

West Linton Market

Selected dates between 3rd April 2021 - 31st December 2021
West Linton

A monthly market for West Linton, held on the first Saturday of the month, showcasing artisan foods, produce and crafts.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shepherd House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shepherd House

20th April 2021 - 22nd July 2021
Musselburgh

Visit Shepherd House, a constantly evolving artist’s garden that never stands still, with lots of surprises including a shell house built in 2014, lavender parterres, a rill and fountains!
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Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Selected dates between 1st May 2021 - 27th June 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museums on their 5* weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment!
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Connections - Wholly Holistic

Connections - Wholly Holistic

1st May 2021 - 30th June 2021

A group of artists come together in the creative spirit which flows in these challenging times to bring Connections – Wholly Holistic Exhibition + Events to Santosa Wellness Centre Edinburgh.
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RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

Selected dates between 8th May 2021 - 13th November 2021

Come along to Lauriston Castle to hear about your local feathered friends and to get a chance to do a quick art activity with the RSPB.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Tyninghame House and The Walled Garden

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Tyninghame House and The Walled Garden

Selected dates between 9th May 2021 - 4th July 2021
Dunbar

Enjoy a visit to Tyninghame House and The Walled Garden, awarded ‘Outstanding’ for every category in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes of Scotland!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Longwood

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Longwood

Selected dates between 13th May 2021 - 9th September 2021
Various Locations East Lothian

Visit Longwood, an extensive, long-established country garden at 800 feet, undergoing renewal. There are ducks and hens, stream and ponds as well as areas of wild garden.
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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

14th May 2021 - 31st October 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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Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

20th May 2021 - 30th June 2021

Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route.
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Pandemic: A Personal Response to COVID-19

Pandemic: A Personal Response to COVID-19

23rd May 2021 - 20th June 2021

This exhibition in the Lower Galleries features a selection of work from seven winners of the RSA Pandemic Award, an award created in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the summer of 2020.
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Willie Rodger: Across the Board

Willie Rodger: Across the Board

23rd May 2021 - 20th June 2021

The Academicians' Gallery is pleased to present the first posthumous exhibition in Scotland devoted to the work of Willie Rodger RSA (1930 - 2018) this spring.
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Webcam Circus Show

Webcam Circus Show

29th May 2021 - 27th June 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Welcome to one and only Webcam Circus Show, a live clowning interactive family-friendly circus show delivered online on Zoom.
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Erskine’s Big Picnic

Erskine’s Big Picnic

1st June 2021 - 30th June 2021
National Event

Grab your family and friends for a Big Picnic and help raise money to support Erskine's Veterans!
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March for Erskine

March for Erskine

1st June 2021 - 30th June 2021
National Event

Join up this June and March For Erskine! March towards Armed Forces Day on 26th June 2021! Show your support and take on a March in honour of our Veterans.
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Insectarium

Insectarium

3rd June 2021 - 25th July 2021

An exhibition by members of the Society of Scottish Artists in response to the conflicting feelings insects inspire in a wide range of media.
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Wonder Wander

Wonder Wander

3rd June 2021 - 26th September 2021

Wonder Wander, by Edinburgh-based sculptor Andrea Geileis, is the first extensive display of outdoor sculptures in the grounds of Waterston House.
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Edinburgh Zoo After Hours

Edinburgh Zoo After Hours

4th June 2021 - 14th August 2021

Edinburgh Zoo After Hours events return for summer 2021 giving you more opportunity to see your favourite animals!
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In Our Yard: After Zooms

In Our Yard: After Zooms

Selected dates between 4th June 2021 - 27th August 2021

‘After Zooms’ are a re-invention of Capital Theatres popular play days and they are happening live and in-person in Festival Theatre's Courtyard this summer.
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In Our Yard: Wee Creatives

In Our Yard: Wee Creatives

Selected dates between 4th June 2021 - 27th August 2021

This summer Capital Theatres are delighted to be returning with Wee Creatives, live and in person, delivered in the newly transformed courtyard space at the Festival Theatre!
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Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Selected dates between 5th June 2021 - 18th September 2021

This Ranger-led walk at Hopetoun House will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape.
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In Our Yard: Family Takeovers

In Our Yard: Family Takeovers

Selected dates between 5th June 2021 - 28th August 2021

Family takeovers are back with two hour sessions delivered outdoors by professional artist, providing an opportunity for families to make, create and play together.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Humbie Dean

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Humbie Dean

Selected dates between 10th June 2021 - 7th October 2021
Various Locations East Lothian

Come and visit Humbie Dean, a two-acre ornamental and woodland garden sandwiched between two burns at 600 feet with interest throughout a long season!
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Jock McFadyen: Lost Boat Party

Jock McFadyen: Lost Boat Party

11th June 2021 - 25th September 2021

This summer Dovecot Studios celebrates the artist Jock McFadyen’s 70th birthday year with Lost Boat Party an exhibition of paintings which describe the romance and grandeur of the Scottish landscape
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Human Nature

Human Nature

12th June 2021 - 21st July 2021
Portobello

Take a fascinating journey around the world through this large-scale outdoor photography exhibition and explore how we connect to nature as humans.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 89 Ravenscroft Street

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 89 Ravenscroft Street

12th June 2021 - 19th June 2021
Edinburgh South

89 Ravenscroft Street is a large walled garden, full of surprises, in the old mining village of Gilmerton. There are plenty of seats so bring a thermos and sit and enjoy the garden!
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The Lauriston Horror Tour

The Lauriston Horror Tour

Selected dates between 12th June 2021 - 24th October 2021

Come along and see the sights of the castle as never seen before – hear the history of the castle and ghostly tales of the city with your professional tour guide.
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Refugee Festival Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland

14th June 2021 - 20th June 2021
National Event

Refugee Festival Scotland is back with a packed programme of online and outdoor events showcasing refugee arts and culture!
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Search Party Edinburgh

Search Party Edinburgh

14th June 2021 - 29th August 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Search Party Edinburgh is back for Summer 2021! Race against the clock around the streets of Edinburgh and help Professor Artie Fact find the missing city mascot.
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Digital Event: Family Craft: Pirate Treasure Hunt

Digital Event: Family Craft: Pirate Treasure Hunt

20th June 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Ahoy me hearties! Make and decorate your own pirate treasure chest at this digital event on 20th June!
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Queen Victoria’s Palace

Queen Victoria’s Palace

20th June 2021

Join us for a day of family activities exploring Queen Victoria's time at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Even More Gardens of the Lower New Town

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Even More Gardens of the Lower New Town

20th June 2021
Edinburgh New Town

Not to be missed - an even wider variety of horticultural creations than last year bringing fresh air and wildlife into the heart of the city!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Meadow Place

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Meadow Place

20th June 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

The secret garden of Meadow Place is a walled garden of a Georgian house that was built in 1816 and planted with a mixture of trees, shrubs and herbaceous flowers.
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Stay and Play for Father’s Day as Dads go free at Conifox Adventure Park

Stay and Play for Father’s Day as Dads go free at Conifox Adventure Park

20th June 2021

Conifox Adventure Park is waiting to welcome back all of our favourite dads, daddies and ‘you’re like a dad to me’ dudes, with an unmissable offer this Father’s Day.
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Victorian Objects Up Close

Victorian Objects Up Close

20th June 2021

Surrounded by the exhibition Victoria and Albert, come along and find out more about what life was like at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in the nineteenth century!
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Summer Evening with Scottish Music

Summer Evening with Scottish Music

21st June 2021

Enjoy the Summer Solstice at the Botanics on Monday 21st June with an evening recital of Scottish Music in the John Muir Grove!
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Here Come The Boys - POSTPONED

Here Come The Boys - POSTPONED

23rd June 2021

Here Come the Boys returns with three Strictly dance superstars, a brand-new cast and a brand-new dazzling production in 2021.
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Climate Detectives

Climate Detectives

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

The Heriot-Watt campus is a lovely, scenic spot for a walk with a side of learning. Framed by greenery and nature, the campus is brimming with intriguing facts about research into our climate's histor
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Deep Time Walk

Deep Time Walk

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

Experience a history of the Earth like never before with the Deep Time Walk, an interactive audio app that helps you learn about deep time.
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Discovering the Deep Outdoor Exhibition

Discovering the Deep Outdoor Exhibition

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

Explore the mysteries of the deep ocean in this outdoor photography exhibition that tells the story of marine science in Scotland, from its earliest beginnings to the present day.
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Edinburgh Science Festival at the Zoo!

Edinburgh Science Festival at the Zoo!

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

It’s that time of year again when we grab our lab coats, dig out our magnifying glasses and gather our inquisitive minds for two weeks of science at Edinburgh Zoo!
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Edinburgh’s Mathematical History

Edinburgh’s Mathematical History

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

From Thomas Bayes through James Clerk Maxwell to Mary Somerville, explore the mathematical delights hidden in Edinburgh's city centre on this self-led walking trail.
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Elemental

Elemental

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

Discover and interact with the elements on this magical, multi-sensory journey through an intriguing, immersive digital world where magic meets alchemy and alchemy meets science.
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Ellie Harrison: Early Warning Signs

Ellie Harrison: Early Warning Signs

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

This summer marks the ten-year anniversary of Ellie Harrison's artistic project Early Warning Signs, and the first opportunity to see the artwork reunited.
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Exploring Edinburgh’s Volcano - Children and Families

Exploring Edinburgh’s Volcano - Children and Families

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

Explore the evidence for these ancient volcanoes on this self-led walking tour for families and learn how geology still shapes the city and landscape we see today!
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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

26th June 2021 - 9th July 2021

In Memoriam is a new touring artwork by Luke Jerram. The installation is a temporary memorial for the public to visit and remember all those we have lost from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mackie’s Summertime Explorers at Newhailes House and Gardens

Mackie’s Summertime Explorers at Newhailes House and Gardens

26th June 2021 - 27th June 2021

There are 26,000 Mackie's chocolate treats waiting to be claimed at 13 famous locations across Scotland on the 26th & 27th June including at Newhailes House and Gardens!
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Oscillation in Light and Sound

Oscillation in Light and Sound

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021
Edinburgh New Town

Explore light and sound with our interactive crystals situated in St Andrews Square, consists of five giant crystal blocks that come alive through movement.
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Outdoor Family Walks

Outdoor Family Walks

Selected dates between 26th June 2021 - 4th July 2021

Join the Dynamic Earth team for these family-friendly walks in Holyrood Park exploring Edinburgh's past.
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Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

National Museum of Scotland is proud to be hosting Edinburgh Science Festival’s brand-new exhibition, Pale Blue Dot, created to celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020–21.
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Rockpool Rambles

Rockpool Rambles

26th June 2021 - 29th June 2021

Join the wild side of life on this informative walk along the North Berwick shoreline with the team at the Scottish Seabird Centre!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Belhaven House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Belhaven House

26th June 2021
Dunbar

Join Mr and Mrs Bruneau as they open their four acres of formal Georgian gardens as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme on 26th June!
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Secrets of Healthy Cognitive Ageing

Secrets of Healthy Cognitive Ageing

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

On this self-led walk around George Square and the local neighbourhood you will hear about the project’s unique history and its people, and learn about the secrets of healthy cognitive ageing.
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Sherlock Holmes and the Biofilms Mystery

Sherlock Holmes and the Biofilms Mystery

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021
Edinburgh South

Calling all budding detectives! Sherlock Holmes needs your help to find out who broke into his apartment and why they did it...can you examine the clues and identify the burglar?
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This is Engineering… As You’ve Never Seen It Before

This is Engineering… As You’ve Never Seen It Before

26th June 2021 - 21st July 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

This is an exhibition by the Museum of Engineering Innovation and photographer Ted Humble-Smith which takes you on a fascinating journey through some of the UK's greatest engineering innovations.
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Urban Fossil Detective

Urban Fossil Detective

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

Become a fossil detective and discover what ancient creatures can be found in rocks, buildings and even pavements right here in Edinburgh in this self-guided walking trail!
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Walking Through the COVID-19 Vaccine

Walking Through the COVID-19 Vaccine

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Watch the story of the COVID-19 vaccine development unfold by following our treasure trail through the city, pausing to watch animations that reveal the science behind the vaccine.
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Women in STEM Street Art Trail

Women in STEM Street Art Trail

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Join us on this trail as we celebrate amazing women who have passionately contributed to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Longniddry Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Longniddry Gardens

27th June 2021
Longniddry

Longniddry is an attractive village with extensive green spaces and outstanding sea views. The gardens offer a wonderful variety of size, layout and planting ensuring something for visitor to enjoy.
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Digital Outdoors: Satellites and Environmental Science

Digital Outdoors: Satellites and Environmental Science

Selected dates between 28th June 2021 - 2nd July 2021

Discover how satellite technology can be used by environmental scientists to learn about our planet.
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Introduction to self-defence for Girls aged 14-17  -  Krav Maga

Introduction to self-defence for Girls aged 14-17 - Krav Maga

30th June 2021 - 14th July 2021

This course gives an introduction to some key elements of self-defence training that can help girls feel safer and more confident, using the reality based self-defence system Krav Maga.
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Family Trail: Portraits at the Palace

Family Trail: Portraits at the Palace

1st July 2021 - 30th July 2021

Pick up your copy of this family trail and use it to become an art detective and explore the Palace, discovering details and hidden histories in the portraits on display.
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Family Bushcraft

Family Bushcraft

2nd July 2021
Leith

In this workshop you will try your hand at some essential survival skills while testing your family’s ability to light fires and create tools to hunt and cook the elusive... marshmallow!
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Seaweed Excursion

Seaweed Excursion

2nd July 2021
North Berwick

Come along for an introductory seaweed foray at North Berwick with Greg Kenicer on 2nd July and find out all about these incredible organisms in real-life!
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Outdoor Family Walk: A Tropical Land

Outdoor Family Walk: A Tropical Land

3rd July 2021

Join the Dynamic Earth team for a family-friendly walk in Holyrood Park, exploring Edinburgh's tropical past as part of Edinburgh Science Festival.
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Tough Mudder Scotland

Tough Mudder Scotland

3rd July 2021 - 4th July 2021

Tough Mudder is coming to Dalkeith Country Park this July. Will it be the classic 10 mile series of obstacles and mud runs or the shorter, 5k course? Both will push your physical and mental limits!
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Edinburgh Summer 2021 Camp at George Watson’s College

Edinburgh Summer 2021 Camp at George Watson’s College

5th July 2021 - 9th July 2021
Edinburgh South

Miniversity Holiday Camps are coming to George Watson’s College this summer and are specifically designed for children age 5-12 years!
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Art Map Making - Summer Workshops

Art Map Making - Summer Workshops

Selected dates between 7th July 2021 - 11th August 2021

Every Wednesday from July 7th - August 11th a variety of artists will be hosting sessions for young people (age 11+) to explore different art making techniques.
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Paw Patrol Live

Paw Patrol Live

7th July 2021

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” brings everybody’s favourite pups to the Edinburgh Playhouse stage for an action packed, high-energy, musical adventure!
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Kids Learn to Sew Class

Kids Learn to Sew Class

Selected dates between 9th July 2021 - 16th July 2021

This Kids learn to sew class is an introductory sewing class for 8-15 years. The class must be taken before children can progress to take any of my other sewing classes for children.
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Kids Sewing - Hair scrunchies

Kids Sewing - Hair scrunchies

Selected dates between 9th July 2021 - 16th July 2021

This sewing class for children aged 8-15 will show them how to upcycle old clothing into fun fashion accessories.
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Kids Sewing Class - Tote Bag

Kids Sewing Class - Tote Bag

9th July 2021

Has your child already taken the Kids Introductory Sewing Class to learn how to use a sewing machine? Then this Tote Bag class is an ideal sewing project to gain practice.
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Zog

Zog

9th July 2021 - 12th July 2021

The smash-hit stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's ZOG is back in 2021 and promises to be bigger, brighter and more roar-some than ever before!
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Digital Event: Family Craft – Stained Glass Windows

Digital Event: Family Craft – Stained Glass Windows

10th July 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Come along to this family drop in session with artist Claudia Miller and create your own faux stained-glass picture to hang in the window at home!
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European Stone Stacking Championships

European Stone Stacking Championships

10th July 2021 - 11th July 2021
Dunbar

Rounding off Edinburgh Science Festival’s contribution to the Scottish Year of Coasts and Waters, the European Stone Stacking Championships returns to Dunbar for the 4th Year.
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Watercolours for wee ones

Watercolours for wee ones

10th July 2021

Become an artist like Queen Victoria and paint your own watercolour as you join us in the ancient abbey to create your own work of art to take home!
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July Summer Market

July Summer Market

11th July 2021

Come along and support the incredibly talented Makers at the July Summer Market at The Old Dr Bells Baths in Leith on Sunday 11th July from 10am - 6pm!
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Pentlands Activity Camps - Summer

Pentlands Activity Camps - Summer

12th July 2021 - 13th August 2021

Pentlands Activity Camps (PAC) offers school holiday fun, adventure and activity for school aged children (5+/nearing the end of Primary 1) and young teenagers.
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Summer Camp - Minecraft Exploration Island

Summer Camp - Minecraft Exploration Island

12th July 2021 - 16th July 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join our exclusive Minecraft World: ComputerXplorers Exploration Island. Share the fun and learn along the way as we dig, chop and code our way though a world full of challenges and new discoveries.
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Digital Event: Family Craft – Tea Party Garland Decoration

Digital Event: Family Craft – Tea Party Garland Decoration

13th July 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Make your own tea party garland at home, the perfect decoration for a sunny day garden picnic!
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Kids Sewing - T-shirt skirt

Kids Sewing - T-shirt skirt

16th July 2021

Take 2 T-shirts.... This is a fun and fashionable upcycling class for 11-15 year olds, upcycling t-shirts in to a grunge-style skirt.
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Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight - 16th July

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight - 16th July

16th July 2021

Join the stunning musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta for a magical, candlelit evening in Edinburgh's St Giles Cathedral!
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How to be a Psychic Conman

How to be a Psychic Conman

17th July 2021

Roll up! Roll up! Gather ye round the traveling caravan as Snake Oil Salesman, Ash Pryce, demonstrates the miraculous curative abilities of psychic surgery.
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Tommy Smith Solo Saxophone

Tommy Smith Solo Saxophone

17th July 2021

Internationally acclaimed saxophonist Tommy Smith plays a solo celebration of melody in the magnificent setting of Edinburgh’s 12th century St Giles’ Cathedral.
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Treasure Island with Quantum Theatre

Treasure Island with Quantum Theatre

17th July 2021

It’s pirates, ships and buried treasure for Summer 2021 at Quantum Theatre’s adaptation of Robert Louis- Stevenson’s classic adventure, Treasure Island!
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Scottish Festival of Motoring

Scottish Festival of Motoring

18th July 2021

Brand new 'Scottish Festival of Motoring' is coming to the Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh on Sunday 18th July 2021, it's a must go event for all the family!
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Jazz for Kids

Jazz for Kids

Selected dates between 19th July 2021 - 23rd July 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Jazz for Kids is a Festival Pass Exclusive 'Give It A Go' Workshop led by Sue McKenzie (Suitable for 4 to 7 years).
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Edinburgh Food Festival

Edinburgh Food Festival

23rd July 2021 - 1st August 2021

Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens IN 2021!
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Palace Paintbox

Palace Paintbox

24th July 2021

Join us for a day of activities inspired by the many portraits you can see at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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Scottish Opera Pop-up Opera Tour - A Little Bit of Iolanthe, The Mikado and The Gondoliers

Scottish Opera Pop-up Opera Tour - A Little Bit of Iolanthe, The Mikado and The Gondoliers

28th July 2021

Pop-up Opera is back on the road for Summer 2021 with a bumper tour featuring Gilbert & Sullivans' best-loved hits! Don't miss it at Edinburgh Zoo on 28th July!
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Scottish Opera Pop-up Opera Tour - A Little Bit of Iolanthe, The Mikado and The Gondoliers

Scottish Opera Pop-up Opera Tour - A Little Bit of Iolanthe, The Mikado and The Gondoliers

29th July 2021 - 1st August 2021

Pop-up Opera is back on the road for Summer 2021 with a bumper tour featuring Gilbert & Sullivans' best-loved hits! Don't miss it at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre between 29th July & 1st August!
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Joan Eardley I Centenary

Joan Eardley I Centenary

30th July 2021 - 28th August 2021

Marking the centenary of Joan Eardley’s birth, The Scottish Gallery will present a major exhibition of Joan Eardley’s paintings and drawings this Summer as part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
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Funbox Presents Jungle Party - POSTPONED

Funbox Presents Jungle Party - POSTPONED

31st July 2021 - 1st August 2021

It's time to stop 'lion' around, pack up your 'trunks', be a 'snappy dresser' and get up to some 'monkey business' because FUNBOX are having a JUNGLE PARTY at Howden Park Centre and you're invited!
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Truckfest Scotland

Truckfest Scotland

31st July 2021 - 1st August 2021

Scotland’s biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre on the 3rd & 4th August. A great day out for the family!
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Summer Magic Workshop with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Summer Magic Workshop with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

1st August 2021

Learn, create and perform your own magic in this workshop at Lauriston Castle this summer for Ages 7 - 11!
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Family Craft: Pond life - Pond Dipping

Family Craft: Pond life - Pond Dipping

2nd August 2021

Discover what lives in our wonderful pond in the Japanese Garden and like a scientist record what you have found in a special little book.
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Groovy Geology

Groovy Geology

2nd August 2021

Enjoy your Bank Holiday at Hopetoun House with a Ranger-led stroll along the foreshore exploring part of the best of West Lothian's geological resource!
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Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

6th August 2021 - 8th August 2021

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival, returns to Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park 6th, 7th and 8th August 2021!
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Out East Festival

Out East Festival

6th August 2021 - 7th August 2021

Out East is a new family friendly festival landing in a socially distanced East Lothian this summer!
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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - CANCELLED

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - CANCELLED

6th August 2021 - 28th August 2021

It is with deep regret that we must announce the cancellation of the 2021 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
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Fringe by the Sea: Gordon Buchanan – Animal Families and Me

Fringe by the Sea: Gordon Buchanan – Animal Families and Me

7th August 2021
North Berwick

Animal Families and Me promises a unique opportunity to hear personal recollections of Gordon’s globetrotting travels, as he delves into his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife.
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Party at the Palace

Party at the Palace

7th August 2021 - 8th August 2021

The award winning Party at The Palace will return in 2021, taking place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August.
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MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

Selected dates between 8th August 2021 - 21st August 2021

What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room!
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Woodland Treasure Box

Woodland Treasure Box

11th August 2021

Make your own little treasure box to store your Summer memories and decorate it with natures scenes with Lauriston Castle staff!
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Walter Scott Storytelling Festival Day

Walter Scott Storytelling Festival Day

15th August 2021 - 15th July 2021

Born 250 years ago, Scottish novelist Walter Scott was at one time the most famous writer in the world. Join us on his birthday to celebrate Scott and his connection to the Palace of Holyroodhouse!
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George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

17th August 2021

The world’s very first Ukulele Orchestra is not just about ukuleles; it is about entertainment, joy, fun, strum and artistry. Come along and tap your toes at The Queen's Hall!
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Scottish Opera Pop-up Opera Tour - A Little bit of HMS Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance

Scottish Opera Pop-up Opera Tour - A Little bit of HMS Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance

21st August 2021 - 22nd August 2021

Pop-up Opera is back on the road for Summer 2021 with a bumper tour featuring Gilbert & Sullivans' best-loved hits! Don't miss it at Musselburgh Racecourse on 21st & 22nd August!
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Field - Something for the Future Now

Field - Something for the Future Now

Selected dates between 22nd August 2021 - 29th August 2021

Directed by Christine Devaney and featuring an ensemble of Edinburgh-based performers, Field is an immersive, uplifting work that has Arthur’s Seat as its backdrop.
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Alex Hodgson: Tickety Boo

Alex Hodgson: Tickety Boo

28th August 2021

Alex Hodgson returns to the Brunton from another successful tour of New Zealand to entertain on his home turf!
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Family Festival: Summer Garden Party

Family Festival: Summer Garden Party

28th August 2021

Join us for a day full of activities, for all ages to enjoy, inspired by the garden at The Palace of Holyroodhouse!
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Let’s Rock Scotland

Let’s Rock Scotland

28th August 2021

Let's Rock Scotland, the Ultimate 80's Festival, returns to Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday 19th June 2021 with a fantastic lineup of artists bringing you the very best of the 80’s!
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Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival

1st September 2021 - 2nd September 2021

Experience an extraordinary collection of short films when the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre on 1st and 2nd September!
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Ocean Film Festival

Ocean Film Festival

3rd September 2021

The Ocean Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre with a brand new selection of the most amazing ocean films.
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Scots at War at the Castle

Scots at War at the Castle

11th September 2021

Join Scots at War for an interactive family experience where you can join Scotland's army of yesterday- today!
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9 To 5 The Musical

9 To 5 The Musical

14th September 2021 - 18th September 2021

Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to the Edinburgh Playhouse to see Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical in September!
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AJ and Curtis’ Big Night Out

AJ and Curtis’ Big Night Out

18th September 2021

Strictly Come Dancing star AJ PRITCHARD and his brother, Love Island and Greatest Dancer favourite CURTIS PRITCHARD are bringing you a brand new, action packed variety show in 2021.
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Upstairs Downstairs

Upstairs Downstairs

19th September 2021

Come along to Lauriston where you will don an apron and mob cap to make lemonade and biscuits in the old kitchen then visit the magnificent rooms upstairs!
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Tracks, Trail and Signs

Tracks, Trail and Signs

20th September 2021

A Ranger-led guided walk to help you investigate the tracks, trails and signs of the Hopetoun wildlife.
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In the Night Garden Live

In the Night Garden Live

24th September 2021 - 25th September 2021

In the Night Garden Live is the perfect musical theatre experience for the entire family and comes to the King’s Theatre in May as part of a UK tour.
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Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

24th September 2021

Treat yourself and your loved ones to an evening of stunning classical music by candlelight performed by spectacular British concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith!
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Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight: Four Ballades

Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight: Four Ballades

25th September 2021

Hear the world’s most breath-taking classical music performed live by the spectacular British concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith!
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Family Event: Poetic Neon Signs

Family Event: Poetic Neon Signs

25th September 2021

Inspired by maritime themes in our Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition, Create your own poetic neon sign using paint!
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Flags Ahoy

Flags Ahoy

25th September 2021

Come along to these structured family drop-in sessions where you will make some little flags inspired by maritime themes in our Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition!
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Grease

Grease

28th September 2021 - 2nd October 2021

Grease, the world’s best-loved musical is back, grittier and more glamorous than ever before. Catch it at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh!
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Push the Boat Out

Push the Boat Out

2nd October 2021

Join writer Katy Hastie at a family friendly drop-in poetry session to make nautical collage poems that fold into origami boats to sail the seven seas - just bring your imagination!
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Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show

Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show

5th October 2021 - 6th October 2021

Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in October 2021, immersing you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance!
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Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular

Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular

9th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

This Halloween, Edinburgh Zoo is opening its gates after dark to invite you on a family friendly spooktacular trail through the zoo!
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Fascinating Fungi

Fascinating Fungi

16th October 2021

Come along for a gentle Ranger-led walk on to explore the fascinating world of fungi at Hopetoun House.
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Halloween Wand Making Workshop

Halloween Wand Making Workshop

20th October 2021

Join us at Lauriston Castle in a magical crafting class just in time for Halloween and create your own unique magic wand!
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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

21st October 2021 - 27th November 2021

Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in 2021!
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Wondrous Woods

Wondrous Woods

21st October 2021 - 14th November 2021

Don't miss a stunning creative lighting journey through the winding mystical pathways of the amazing Wondrous Woods when it returns to the grounds of Hopetoun House in 2021!
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Ian Waite and Vincent Simone - the Ballroom Boys Act 2

Ian Waite and Vincent Simone - the Ballroom Boys Act 2

23rd October 2021

The Ballroom Boys double act Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are set to return with a brand new show! Catch it at the Howden Park Centre in October!
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The Terror Trail

The Terror Trail

23rd October 2021 - 24th October 2021

The Edinburgh Horror Festival have created an all new interactive morning adventure for families at Lauriston Castle.
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Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

8th November 2021 - 13th November 2021

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is back, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing.
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Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

19th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

Make your evenings merry and bright this festive season with a magical journey through Edinburgh Zoo!
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Dachshund Pop Up Cafe Edinburgh

Dachshund Pop Up Cafe Edinburgh

21st November 2021

Pup Up Cafe are coming to The Old Dr Bells Baths for a special Dachshund Edition featuring all new props, treats, photo opportunities, competitions, prizes and much more!
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Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

25th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

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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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

25th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

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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Aladdin

Aladdin

26th November 2021 - 31st December 2021

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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King’s Panto: Sleeping Beauty

King’s Panto: Sleeping Beauty

27th November 2021 - 16th January 2022

Rise and shine, it's the pantomime of your dreams, as Sleeping Beauty comes to the King's Theatre!
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Christmas Tricks with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Christmas Tricks with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

28th November 2021

The Christmas magic show is back at Lauriston Castle! Witness mind-blowing magic and festive frolics for the whole family in a lavish, historic setting inside the Castle.
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Edinburgh Vegan Festival

Edinburgh Vegan Festival

28th November 2021

Don't miss the Edinburgh Vegan Festival, taking place on Sunday 28th November 2021 at Out of the Blue Drill Hall!
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Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

1st December 2021 - 31st December 2021

This winter, banish the dark skies and enjoy a visual feast as we take you and your family on a fantastical adventure with Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker!
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The Muppet Christmas Carol Live In Concert

The Muppet Christmas Carol Live In Concert

2nd December 2021

Disney's The Muppet Christmas Carol is live in concert across the UK this winter, featuring its musical score performed live to the film! Don't miss it at the Usher Hall on December 2nd!
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Bairns in the Wood

Bairns in the Wood

3rd December 2021 - 28th December 2021

Join us at Howden Park Centre for another Christmas cracker of a pantomime - Bairns in the Wood!
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Enchanted Christmas Pictures

Enchanted Christmas Pictures

4th December 2021

Create a Christmas themed 3-dimensional framed picture that will light up like an enchanted magical forest in this workshop with Lauriston Castle staff!
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An Edwardian Christmas

An Edwardian Christmas

5th December 2021

It’s Christmas 1910 all the family and staff come together to enjoy the season. Walk through Lauriston Castle on a special tour watching the performance by Edinburgh Living History unfold!
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Heathers The Musical

Heathers The Musical

7th December 2021 - 11th December 2021

Following two smash hit record breaking London West End seasons, Heathers The Musical embarks on its first national tour and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in May 2021.
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A Family Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle

A Family Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle

12th December 2021

Join us at Lauriston Castle for our annual Christmas event where you can capture the magic of Christmas past!
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Il Divo

Il Divo

12th December 2021

The original and the best classical cross over group of all time Il Divo return to the UK in December 2021 for the Christmas With Il Divo tour and stop off at the Usher Hall!
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Burn the Floor

Burn the Floor

9th January 2022

Kevin Clifton is back with the sensational worldwide Ballroom dance company 'Burn the Floor' in 2022!
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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

19th January 2022 - 23rd January 2022

Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney's classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks comes to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh as an exciting new musical!
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School of Rock - The Musical

School of Rock - The Musical

25th January 2022 - 29th January 2022

School of Rock - The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit, award-winning West End show, is coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse in January 2022!
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The Addams Family

The Addams Family

25th January 2022 - 29th January 2022

Everyone's favourite kooky and spooky family are back in this spectacular and hilarious musical comedy.
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

8th February 2022 - 12th February 2022

Direct from London, the acclaimed production of The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe is coming to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in February!
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Bring It On The Musical

Bring It On The Musical

15th February 2022 - 19th February 2022

Amber Davies and Louis Smith are ready to BRING IT ON as the smash hit Broadway Musical back flips into the UK.
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Toy Story - Film with Live Orchestra

Toy Story - Film with Live Orchestra

16th February 2022

Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story” will be presented live in concert for the first time in the UK in 2022 with a nationwide tour. Catch it at the Usher Hall on Wednesday 16th February!
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The Story of Guitar Heroes

The Story of Guitar Heroes

26th February 2022

The Story of Guitar Heroes - If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show at The Brunton Theatre on 26th February 2022!
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Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody

Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody

27th February 2022

Celebrate Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury at the smash hit film as you have never experienced it before!
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Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

27th February 2022

Singalonga Productions returns with the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing - The Greatest Showman!
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Hairspray the Musical

Hairspray the Musical

14th March 2022 - 19th March 2022

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray returns to Edinburgh Playhouse for one week only. Don't miss it!
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SIX

SIX

15th March 2022 - 26th March 2022

The international smash hit ‘SIX’ is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over and it returns to the Festival Theatre in March 2022!
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Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

16th March 2022 - 19th March 2022

The Bohemians present Shrek the Musical, bringing all the beloved characters you know from the film to life and proving there's more to the story than meets the ears!
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Remembering The Oscars

Remembering The Oscars

27th March 2022

Get ready to celebrate the Oscar-winning songs in this exhilarating new dance spectacular with Strictly's favourite couple, Aljaz and Janette!
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The Magical Music of Harry Potter

The Magical Music of Harry Potter

14th April 2022

Witches, wizards and muggles alike are sure to enjoy this spectacular concert showcasing the music from the magical world of Harry Potter at the Usher Hall on April 14th!
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Edinburgh Comic Con 2022

Edinburgh Comic Con 2022

16th April 2022 - 17th April 2022

Edinburgh Comic Con returns to the EICC in 2022 and once more, it will be a weekend of madness from the world of film and TV, comic books, gaming, cosplay and much more.
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Diversity - Connected 2022

Diversity - Connected 2022

Selected dates between 23rd April 2022

After nine sell out UK tours, Diversity have announced one of their biggest UK tours to date including a night at The Usher Hall.
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Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever

23rd April 2022 - 24th April 2022

Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show when it comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh, packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!
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Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain

26th April 2022 - 30th April 2022

Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain is back to make a splash. Catch it at the Festival Theatre in April 2022!
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Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling

Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling

26th May 2022 - 28th May 2022

Reimagined and redesigned by Scottish Ballet, this dramatic world premiere will be the first time MacMillan’s iconic ballet is produced in the UK outside of London.
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Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

27th May 2022

Enjoy an intimate evening at The Brunton celebrating over 30 years on the road with Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham!
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Funbox present Jungle Party

Funbox present Jungle Party

5th June 2022

It's time to stop 'lion' around, pack up your 'trunks', be a 'snappy dresser' and get up to some 'monkey business' because FUNBOX are having a JUNGLE PARTY in Edinburgh - and you're all invited!
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The Royal Highland Show

The Royal Highland Show

23rd June 2022 - 26th June 2022

One of Scotland's most iconic events, The Royal Highland Show, returns to the Royal Highland Centre between the 23rd and 26th June 2022!
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BGCP Comic Con: Bathgate

BGCP Comic Con: Bathgate

25th June 2022

BGCP Comic Con is coming to Bathgate for the first time, with an array of awesome themed activities, traders and fun for all ages!
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Anton and Giovanni - Him and Me Tour

Anton and Giovanni - Him and Me Tour

1st July 2022

BBC Strictly professionals Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice bring their first ever tour together to the Festival Theatre in June!
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Billionaire Boy

Billionaire Boy

28th July 2022 - 30th July 2022

From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Horrible Histories comes this amazing new production of David Walliams' best-selling story comes to Edinburgh Playhouse!
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Sister Act

Sister Act

6th September 2022 - 17th September 2022

Brace yourselves Sisters! The Broadway and UK smash-hit musical Sister Act is coming to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in 2022!
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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

13th September 2022 - 8th October 2022

The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s smash-hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in 2022!
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The Cher Show

The Cher Show

10th October 2022 - 15th October 2022

It’s time to turn back time with this fiercely fabulous kick-ass new musical to honour the original Queen of Sass – the inimitable Cher!
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Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom

8th May 2023 - 13th May 2023

With direction from dancer, choreographer, theatre director and Britain’s favourite TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood, Strictly Ballroom the Musical will be foxtrotting into Edinburgh in May 2023.
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