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

Support The Makers Market

Support The Makers Market

Selected dates between 3rd October 2021 - 4th December 2022

Enjoy an incredible selection of beautiful handmade local artisan products and support the incredibly talented Makers.
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A Walk in a Walled Garden

A Walk in a Walled Garden

17th October 2021 - 5th June 2022

Enjoy a visit to Granton Castle Walled Garden! It's open to visitors for a couple of hours every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
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Edinburgh Personal PhotoShoot Experience

Edinburgh Personal PhotoShoot Experience

1st December 2021 - 1st December 2022
Edinburgh Old Town

Join photographer Simon Messer in Edinburgh Old Town for your Personal PhotoShoot Experience! It's perfect for couples, families and solo travelers alike.
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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st January 2022 - 31st December 2022
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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Hopetoun Explorers

Hopetoun Explorers

1st February 2022 - 11th December 2022

This is an exciting outdoor based club for 7-12 year olds with a keen interest in nature and the outdoors, whatever the weather.
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Hopetoun Junior Rangers

Hopetoun Junior Rangers

1st February 2022 - 11th December 2022

Hopetoun Junior Rangers is a fun, monthly outdoors club for 11-18 year olds with an interest in nature and the countryside.
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Portobello Local Market

Portobello Local Market

Selected dates between 5th February 2022 - 3rd December 2022
Portobello

Portobello Local Market is a much loved monthly event for truly local food, drink and crafts, held in Brighton Park!
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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 26th February 2022 - 30th October 2022
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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Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

1st March 2022 - 31st August 2022

Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route.
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West Linton Market

West Linton Market

Selected dates between 5th March 2022 - 3rd December 2022
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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Van Gogh Alive

Van Gogh Alive

17th March 2022 - 17th July 2022

Van Gogh Alive, the most visited immersive, multi-sensory experience in the world, makes its hotly anticipated debut in Edinburgh in 2022 for an exclusive four month run!
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Dancing Queen Brunch

Dancing Queen Brunch

Selected dates between 27th March 2022 - 20th November 2022

Join The Liquor & Brunch Squad in Revolutions, Chambers Street for Edinburgh's exclusive Dancing Queen Brunch!
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Masterpieces Family Trail

Masterpieces Family Trail

28th March 2022 - 25th September 2022

Explore the Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace exhibition with the help of a fun family trail at The Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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Dinosaurs!

Dinosaurs!

1st April 2022 - 31st March 2024

Immerse yourself in our walk-through exhibition included in your Edinburgh Zoo ticket and see prehistoric beasts come to life around you!
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Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

Selected dates between 2nd April 2022 - 3rd September 2022

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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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Humbie Dean

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Humbie Dean

Selected dates between 14th April 2022 - 8th September 2022
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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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shepherd House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shepherd House

21st April 2022 - 21st July 2022
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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Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Selected dates between 23rd April 2022 - 17th September 2022

Enjoy this Ranger-led walk at Hopetoun House will guide you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 101 Greenbank Crescent

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 101 Greenbank Crescent

23rd April 2022 - 28th October 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

101 Greenbank Crescent hides a fascinating garden on a steeply sloped site, with views over Braidburn Valley Park to the Pentland hills.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Moray Place and Bank Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Moray Place and Bank Gardens

Selected dates between 24th April 2022 - 11th December 2022
Edinburgh New Town

Visit the amazing communal gardens for the Residents of the Moray Estate. Between them they stretch over 9 acres offering an atmosphere of tranquillity within the city centre!
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Kids Circus Club (5-8 year-olds)

Kids Circus Club (5-8 year-olds)

26th April 2022 - 28th June 2022
Leith

Join Think Circus to spin, twirl, juggle and play at our Kids Circus Club (5-8 year olds) every Tuesday in Leith!
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Kids Circus Club (8 -11 year-olds)

Kids Circus Club (8 -11 year-olds)

26th April 2022 - 28th June 2022
Leith

Join Think Circus to spin, twirl, juggle and play at our Kids Circus Club (8-11 year olds) every Tuesday in Leith!
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Arthur’s Amble - dog friendly

Arthur’s Amble - dog friendly

Selected dates between 30th April 2022 - 27th August 2022

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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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Newliston

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Newliston

1st May 2022 - 4th June 2022
Edinburgh West

Take a walk round Newliston, a well preserved 18th-century parkland/designed landscape rather than a garden as such, full of mature rhododendrons and azaleas, fine vistas and allees of trees!
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The Blossom Theatre Project: Drama classes for children aged 7-12

The Blossom Theatre Project: Drama classes for children aged 7-12

2nd May 2022 - 20th July 2022

Calling all children interested in drama in Edinburgh between the ages 7-12! Edinburgh based The Blossom Theatre Project are holding exciting new drama classes starting on 2nd May.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Longwood

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Longwood

Selected dates between 12th May 2022 - 11th August 2022
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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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Stobshiel House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Stobshiel House

Selected dates between 12th May 2022 - 11th August 2022
Various Locations East Lothian

A large, formal lily pond now forms the focal point in front of the house. There is a large pond, another lily pond and a woodland garden with a burn running through.
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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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A Scottish Concert

A Scottish Concert

27th May 2022 - 28th May 2022

Come along and support a local Scottish event this weekend at Forth Dimension Musical Productions annual Spring Concert held in The Priory Church, South Queensferry!
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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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George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

27th May 2022

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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Dandelion Festival - Free For Alls

Dandelion Festival - Free For Alls

Selected dates between 28th May 2022 - 23rd July 2022
Nationwide

Dandelion Festival's Free for Alls are travelling Scotland this summer, giving away thousands of free plant plugs to anyone who fancies having a grow!
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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

28th May 2022 - 29th May 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend will take place on 28th and 29th May 2022 and promises to be the best one yet!
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Maker’s Market In support of Mental Health

Maker’s Market In support of Mental Health

28th May 2022

Come along to the Charteris Centre on Saturday 28th of May for a Makers Market in support of mental health.
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StagEHd Festival

StagEHd Festival

28th May 2022 - 29th May 2022

Come along to StagEHd, a two day festival of theatre, celebrating the performing arts in Edinburgh, on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May at the Ross Bandstand, Princes Street Gardens.
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The Gruffalo Storytelling Event

The Gruffalo Storytelling Event

28th May 2022 - 29th May 2022

Join us at Edinburgh's Gorgie Farm for A fun interactive outdoor Storytelling Event with puppets, fun songs & there might even be such a thing as a Gruffal....OH!
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RSPB Forth Islands Seabird Cruise

RSPB Forth Islands Seabird Cruise

Selected dates between 29th May 2022 - 18th June 2022

Come and join us on Maid of the Forth for this 3-hour special birdwatching cruise with expert commentary provided by RSPB staff!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Congalton House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Congalton House

29th May 2022
North Berwick

The garden at Congalton House is an attractive family garden with a wide variety of plants and good colour throughout the summer months.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Fairnielaw

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Fairnielaw

Selected dates between 29th May 2022 - 18th September 2022
North Berwick

Visit Fairnielaw with its mixture of both formal and wild areas with beautiful views towards Traprain Law and the Garleton Hills at the highest point!
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Disney’s The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King

2nd June 2022 - 2nd July 2022

The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.
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Platinum Jubilee celebration

Platinum Jubilee celebration

2nd June 2022 - 4th June 2022

Celebrate the historic Platinum Jubilee at the Palace of Holyroodhouse with fun activities and special crafts for the whole family to enjoy.
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Family Fun Festival

Family Fun Festival

3rd June 2022 - 5th June 2022

Join us at Newhailes House & Gardens for an amazing fun packed family weekend, with something for everyone to enjoy!
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The Kingdom of Conifox

The Kingdom of Conifox

3rd June 2022 - 4th June 2022

Conifox Adventure Park are calling all Knights and Princesses to join them for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations, where they can enjoy a fun, interactive trail for all the family!
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The Meadows Festival

The Meadows Festival

3rd June 2022 - 4th June 2022

Edinburgh's free volunteer-run music & community Meadows Festival returns on the 3rd and 4th June 2022.
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Heritage Day

Heritage Day

4th June 2022

Join MADE in East Lothian for their Heritage Day on 4th June, the next chapter of Creative Connections, our six-month programme to promote make, create and reuse!
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Linlithgow Antique Vintage and Collectors Fair

Linlithgow Antique Vintage and Collectors Fair

4th June 2022

Saturday 4th June sees the return of the Linlithgow Antique, Vintage and Collectors Fair with all proceeds going towards Linlithgow Heritage Trust!
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Marine Fest

Marine Fest

4th June 2022 - 12th June 2022

Explore the wonders of Scotland’s marine environment when Marine Fest hosted by the Scottish Seabird Centre returns from 4 – 12 June!
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Songs of Farewell - Rosslyn Chapel

Songs of Farewell - Rosslyn Chapel

4th June 2022

The Scottish Chamber Choir present a summer concert of bright and beautiful choral music by British composers from different centuries in the very special venue of Rosslyn Chapel.
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The Jubilee Celebration Weekend at Musselburgh Racecourse

The Jubilee Celebration Weekend at Musselburgh Racecourse

4th June 2022 - 5th June 2022

The Jubilee Celebration Weekend at Musselburgh Racecourse is one of the most prestigious weekends of Scottish summer racing, this is a must attend event for racing fans!
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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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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Dean Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Dean Gardens

5th June 2022
Edinburgh West

Founded in the 1860s by local residents, the Dean Gardens contain part of the great structure of the Dean Bridge, a Thomas Telford masterpiece of 1835.
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Learn To Code With Pyrhon (Age 10 -15) - Online

Learn To Code With Pyrhon (Age 10 -15) - Online

6th June 2022
Online Event Edinburgh

Are you ready for a new challenge? Join ComputerXplorers SEScotland and take your first steps to learn those all important coding skills!
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Richard Durrant

Richard Durrant

8th June 2022

Critically-acclaimed guitarist and composer Richard Durrant returns to Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh on 8th June as part of his popular 27-day Midsummer for Music tour.
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Art Exhibition by Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art

Art Exhibition by Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art

10th June 2022 - 12th June 2022

Enjoy an exhibition of prints and original drawings and paintings produced by students and instructors of Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art at The Leith Gallery from 10th to 12th June!
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Jacobite Occupation

Jacobite Occupation

11th June 2022

Alan Breck's Regiment bring Jacobite reenactment to Gladstone's Land on Saturday 11th June.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Broomieknowe Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Broomieknowe Gardens

11th June 2022 - 12th June 2022
Lasswade

Several charming and individual gardens are to be found in the Broomieknowe Conservation Area of Lasswade. They all differ in size and design, yet are complementary in style.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Dirleton Village

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Dirleton Village

11th June 2022 - 12th June 2022
Dirleton

Dirleton is widely recognised as one of Scotland’s prettiest conservation villages. The gardens can all be visited on a single ticket which will also admit you to the castle gardens.
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Scottish Fiddle Orchestra - Summer Concert

Scottish Fiddle Orchestra - Summer Concert

11th June 2022

Join the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra for a evening of traditional music at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Saturday 11th June.
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Soup Group: Fringe Preview

Soup Group: Fringe Preview

11th June 2022

Soup Group are previewing their new Fringe Show for Free at Artisan Roast, Leith Walk, Edinburgh on Saturday 11th June. It's a silly, physical comedy show for all the family!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 89 Ravenscroft Street

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 89 Ravenscroft Street

12th June 2022 - 19th June 2022
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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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Rivaldsgreen House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Rivaldsgreen House

12th June 2022
Linlithgow

Come and visit Rivaldsgreen House in Linlithgow with its mature two-acre garden with mixed herbaceous, rose and tree planting!
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Spontaneous Potter Kidz: The Unofficial Improvised Parody

Spontaneous Potter Kidz: The Unofficial Improvised Parody

12th June 2022

Grab your wands, don your house robes, and apparate yourselves to the box office! A very magical improv show awaits... Suitable for ages 5+.
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Village Green Makers Market

Village Green Makers Market

12th June 2022

The Village Green Makers Market is a carefully curated market bringing together the creative artisan makers, artists, designers and small independent businesses of East Lothian.
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Royal Rhyme Time: Jubilee Jamboree

Royal Rhyme Time: Jubilee Jamboree

13th June 2022

Come along and help us celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with a session full of songs, dancing and games at The Palace of Holyroodhouse on 13th June!
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Into the Light

Into the Light

14th June 2022

The San Antonio Mastersingers come to Greyfriars Kirk on 14th June to celebrate the joy of song in a programme of works from both sides of the Atlantic.
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Refugee Festival Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland

17th June 2022 - 26th June 2022
Nationwide

Refugee Festival Scotland is back with a packed programme of events showcasing refugee arts and culture!
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Design a platinum plate: Family workshop

Design a platinum plate: Family workshop

18th June 2022

In the past special china has been designed to commemorate jubilees- in this Platinum Jubilee year, it’s your turn to get creative as you design your own special platinum plate to take home!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Inveresk Village

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Inveresk Village

18th June 2022 - 19th June 2022
Musselburgh

The village gardens are open over two days for the first time and enthusiasts can visit on both days if they retain their village map and a sticky badge.
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The Jack & Jill Market - Edinburgh

The Jack & Jill Market - Edinburgh

18th June 2022

Shop smartly, be savvy and save money at The Jack & Jill Market on the Saturday 18th June at Granton Refectory Hall, Edinburgh College!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Meadow Place

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Meadow Place

19th June 2022
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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Sing a Merry Madrigal

Sing a Merry Madrigal

21st June 2022

On Tour and direct from California! Davis Madrigals, a chamber choir performing various music dating from the 15th century to the present, come to St Giles's Cathedral on 21st June!
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Circus Vegas: Hunters Hall Park Edinburgh

Circus Vegas: Hunters Hall Park Edinburgh

22nd June 2022 - 28th June 2022

Circus Vegas, a new death-defying circus, is touring the UK in 2022 and comes to Hunters Hall Park, Edinburgh from 22nd to 28th June!
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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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Here Come The Boys

Here Come The Boys

24th June 2022

Here Come the Boys returns with three Strictly dance superstars, a brand-new cast and a brand-new dazzling production in 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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Edinburgh Preloved Vintage Kilo

Edinburgh Preloved Vintage Kilo

25th June 2022

Preloved Vintage Kilo returns to the Assembly Rooms on 25th June. Shop through tens of thousands of Preloved, Vintage and Retro clothing and pay by weight - all at just £20 per kilo!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 19 Gardiner Road

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 19 Gardiner Road

25th June 2022
Edinburgh West

19 Gardiner Road is a newly designed (and surprisingly large) south-facing garden which had been neglected for some years.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Bonnington House by Jupiter Artland

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Bonnington House by Jupiter Artland

25th June 2022 - 26th June 2022
Wilkieston

The gardens at Bonnington House were designed by Nicky Wilson and Arabella Lennox-Boyd, comprising a parterre, laburnum arch, labyrinth, terrace gardens, a lawn tennis court and swimming pool.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gullane House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gullane House

25th June 2022 - 26th June 2022
Gullane

Gullane House is a traditional walled garden of three acres including a lily pond, a rose and lavender garden, a selection of fruit trees and magnificent, mature trees thoughout the garden.
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TuFlamenco Festival 2nd Edition - Annual Student Showcase

TuFlamenco Festival 2nd Edition - Annual Student Showcase

25th June 2022

The 2st Edition of TuFlamenco Festival - the Dance Students Show in Edinburgh - is here and will take place in the Edinburgh Academy Magnusson Centre for Performing Arts on 25th June!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 5 Greenbank Crescent

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 5 Greenbank Crescent

26th June 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

5 Greenbank Crescent is a newly designed, sloping terraced garden with views over Braidburn Valley Park to the Pentlands.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Claremont

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Claremont

Selected dates between 26th June 2022 - 7th August 2022
Whitburn

Claremont is an eclectic garden created over the past 18 years. There are three ponds (one very large), a rockery, a dovecot, rose patio and a few interesting trees including a grand monkey puzzle.
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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

26th June 2022
Edinburgh New Town

Not to be missed - A fascinating variety of horticulture creations bringing fresh air and wildlife into the heart of the city!
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AccessEA Summer Camps

AccessEA Summer Camps

27th June 2022 - 17th August 2022

Join our fun and flexible Holiday Camps this summer located at the Edinburgh Academy Sports Hub! With over 20 camps to choose from they are ideal for 5-17 year olds.
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Summer Concert 2022 - St. Mary’s Music School

Summer Concert 2022 - St. Mary’s Music School

27th June 2022

St Mary's Music School are thrilled to announce that after an absence of two years, they are finally able to hold their Summer Concert at The Queen's Hall on Monday 27th June.
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Scottish Opera Pop-up Opera Tour

Scottish Opera Pop-up Opera Tour

30th June 2022
Musselburgh

Scottish Opera's Pop-up Opera is back with three brilliant half-hour shows for audiences of all ages at Fisherrow Links, Musselburgh on 30th June!
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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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Edinburgh Zoo After Hours

Edinburgh Zoo After Hours

1st July 2022 - 6th August 2022

This summer, we are pleased to announce our rawr-some range of family-friendly After Hours evenings at Edinburgh Zoo!
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The Nickelodeon Experience

The Nickelodeon Experience

1st July 2022 - 14th July 2022

Nickleodeon Experience announces a nationwide outdoor adventure tour bringing fans' favourites shows to life this summer, kicking off in Saughton Park, Edinburgh from 1st to 14th July!
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Jurassic Encounter

Jurassic Encounter

2nd July 2022 - 17th July 2022

Jurassic Encounter is coming to Newhailes Newhailes House and Gardens this summer with an interactive installation of 50 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs!
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Spectacular Jousting

Spectacular Jousting

2nd July 2022 - 3rd July 2022

Hear the thunder of hooves and the clashing of lances at the annual jousting tournament at Linlithgow Palace on 2nd and 3rd July!
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AK’s Magic Music Summer Course

AK’s Magic Music Summer Course

4th July 2022 - 8th July 2022

Come along to AK's Magic Music week long summer music camp from 4th-8th July located in the heart of Stockbridge at the Life Care Centre!
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Circus Vegas: Livingston

Circus Vegas: Livingston

5th July 2022 - 7th July 2022

Circus Vegas, a new death-defying circus, is touring the UK in 2022 and comes to Howden Park Centre, Livingston from 5th to 7th July!
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Summer Childrens Events at Hopetoun House

Summer Childrens Events at Hopetoun House

8th July 2022 - 12th August 2022

Enjoy a mix of activities including bushcraft, pond dipping and story making in the woods over 6 Fridays this summer within the Grounds at Hopetoun House!
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The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

8th July 2022 - 9th July 2022

Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that's toured Britain and the world!
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Redcoats in Residence

Redcoats in Residence

9th July 2022

Alan Breck's Regiment bring Jacobite reenactment to Gladstone's Land on 9th July. Reenactors will be in costume and character throughout the museum.
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Scottish Opera Pop-up Opera Tour

Scottish Opera Pop-up Opera Tour

9th July 2022 - 10th July 2022
Edinburgh West

Scottish Opera's Pop-up Opera is back with three brilliant half-hour shows for audiences of all ages at Edinburgh Park on 9th and 10th July!
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Zog and the Flying Doctors

Zog and the Flying Doctors

9th July 2022 - 13th July 2022

The roar-some crew are back at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh for a brand new adventure.
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Polar Bears Go, Go, Go

Polar Bears Go, Go, Go

15th July 2022

The Polar Bears Go, Go, Go is a very funny and beguiling show without words for children aged between 2 and 5 years. Catch it at the Howden Park Centre on 15th July!
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Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Mardi Gras at Grassmarket

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Mardi Gras at Grassmarket

16th July 2022
Edinburgh Old Town

It's non-stop entertainment and a party atmosphere for Mardi Gras as a host of bands bring jazz to Grassmarket on 16th July.
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Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Give it a Go - Jazz for Kids!

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Give it a Go - Jazz for Kids!

16th July 2022 - 23rd July 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

Do you know your scooby doors from your doo-dats? Learn all about jazz in this fun, interactive workshop led by the brilliant saxophonist Sue McKenzie.
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Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

17th July 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Festival Carnival returns with music, dance, costumes, circus acrobatics and puppetry from all over the world on 17th July as part of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival.
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Scottish Festival of Motoring

Scottish Festival of Motoring

17th July 2022

The Scottish Festival of Motoring is coming to the Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh on Sunday 17th July 2022, it's a must go event for all the family!
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Cinderella

Cinderella

19th July 2022

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for best loved of all fairytales as they perform Cinderella against the backdrop of Edinburgh Zoo’s beautiful Mansion House on 19th July!
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Capital Sci-Fi Con

Capital Sci-Fi Con

22nd July 2022 - 23rd July 2022

Capital Sci fi Con, Edinburgh's not-for-profit pop culture, comic and movie convention for fans by fans, is back on 23rd & 24th July!
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ABBA Mania

ABBA Mania

23rd July 2022

It’s time to dig out those platforms and look out those flares as ABBA Mania come to the Festival Theatre, on 23rd July!
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Make a masterpiece: Family workshop

Make a masterpiece: Family workshop

23rd July 2022

Visit The Queen’s Gallery and hear stories about some of the masterpieces on display, then return to the historic Abbey Strand building to create your own masterpiece to take home!
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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

27th July 2022

Set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Zoo’s beautiful Mansion House, Chapterhouse Theatre Company bring the beautiful story of Pride and Prejudice to life!
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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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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

28th July 2022

Returning this summer, Edinburgh Zoo will host the wonderful Chapterhouse Theatre Company who are bringing their new production of Romeo and Juliet!
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Beyond Broadway Experience: Grease

Beyond Broadway Experience: Grease

29th July 2022 - 30th July 2022

Experience the spectacle of 200 of the country’s best youth theatre talents filling the stage at the Festival Theatre this summer with the high-energy cult classic 'Grease'!
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Funbox Presents Jungle Party

Funbox Presents Jungle Party

30th July 2022 - 31st July 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 at Howden Park Centre and you're invited!
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Doghailes

Doghailes

31st July 2022

Doghailes 2022 is here. Enjoy a day out with your best friend at our fun dog event for all the family at Newhailes House and Gardens on 31st July!
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Groovy Geology

Groovy Geology

1st August 2022

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

Cirque Berserk!

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Britain’s biggest theatre circus spectacular is back by popular demand, featuring all your favourite Cirque Berserk! acts plus some thrilling new ones!
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Mischief Movie Night

Mischief Movie Night

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Mischief return to the Edinburgh Fringe stepping back to their comedy roots with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage!
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Paw Patrol Live

Paw Patrol Live

3rd August 2022

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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The Black Blues Brothers

The Black Blues Brothers

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Having thrilled audiences at the Fringe in 2019 with a sell-out, five-star run, The Black Blues Brothers returns to Assembly this summer.
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Will Tell and the Big Bad Baron

Will Tell and the Big Bad Baron

3rd August 2022 - 21st August 2022
Edinburgh Old Town

Will Tell and the Big Bad Baron is a madcap physical comedy with capers around castles, damsels in distress, a jaw-dropping joust and lots of original catchy musical numbers!
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Amazing Bubble Man

Amazing Bubble Man

4th August 2022 - 29th August 2022
Edinburgh South

An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.
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Peppa Pig: My First Concert

Peppa Pig: My First Concert

4th August 2022 - 21st August 2022

Join Peppa Pig at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer for her musical interactive show Peppa Pig: My First Concert!
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The Gruffalo, the Giant and the Mermaid with Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo, the Giant and the Mermaid with Julia Donaldson

4th August 2022 - 29th August 2022

Author Julia Donaldson and a cast of four return with a brand-new show based on her much-loved books including The Smartest Giant in Town, The Singing Mermaid, The Highway Rat, and The Gruffalo.
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Foodies Festival Edinburgh

Foodies Festival Edinburgh

5th August 2022 - 7th August 2022

Foodies Festival, the UK's biggest celebration of food, drink and music is returns to Inverleith Park, Edinburgh in August!
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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

5th August 2022 - 27th August 2022

Following a two-year hiatus, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo returns from 5th to 27th August!
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Hotel Paradiso

Hotel Paradiso

6th August 2022 - 27th August 2022

Full of hijinks and impeccable clowning, Lost in Translation will treat audiences to heart-stopping aerial, stunning floor acrobatics, and extraordinary juggling.
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Out East Festival

Out East Festival

6th August 2022 - 7th August 2022

The family friendly Out East Festival is headed your way on Saturday the 6th and Sunday 7th of August 2022 at the beautiful Dalkeith Country Park!
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Truckfest Scotland

Truckfest Scotland

6th August 2022 - 7th August 2022

Scotland's biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh's Royal Highland Centre on the 6th and 7th August, it's a great day out for the family!
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Royal Rhyme Time: Kings and keys

Royal Rhyme Time: Kings and keys

8th August 2022

200 years ago a king called George made an important visit to the Palace. Join us to hear the story of a special ceremony of the keys with some rhymes and music along the way!
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Outdoor Cinema Experience at Dalkeith Country Park

Outdoor Cinema Experience at Dalkeith Country Park

12th August 2022 - 14th August 2022

Adventure Cinema is back with a bang and coming to Dalkeith Country Park from 12th to 14th August!
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Party at the Palace

Party at the Palace

13th August 2022 - 14th August 2022
Linlithgow

The award winning Party at The Palace will return in 2022, taking place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August.
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Edinburgh International Festival: We Are Monchichi

Edinburgh International Festival: We Are Monchichi

19th August 2022 - 21st August 2022

This dance show for young audiences explores how we connect across cultures and languages.
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This Old Cello Box

This Old Cello Box

20th August 2022

From Bach to The Beatles and beyond, renowned South Australian musician/songwriter William Jack presents a free (non-ticketed) multi-style cello recital in St Giles' Cathedral on 20th August!
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Alex Hodgson: Tickety Boo

Alex Hodgson: Tickety Boo

27th August 2022

Alex Hodgson returns to the Brunton from another successful tour of New Zealand to entertain on his home turf!
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Scottish Opera: BambinO

Scottish Opera: BambinO

1st September 2022 - 4th September 2022

BambinO from Scottish Opera is back in September! This five-star, sell-out show has been entertaining babies in Scotland and around the world since it was created in 2017.
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The Music of Lord of the Rings and Beyond

The Music of Lord of the Rings and Beyond

3rd September 2022

Middle Earth is brought to life when The Music of Lord of the Rings and Beyond comes to Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 3rd September!
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Edinburgh Pretty Muddy 5k

Edinburgh Pretty Muddy 5k

10th September 2022

Race for Life Pretty Muddy is a brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course. Have fun with your friends whilst raising valuable funds for life-saving research!
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Edinburgh Pretty Muddy Kids 5k

Edinburgh Pretty Muddy Kids 5k

10th September 2022

Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids is our brilliant muddy obstacle course just for the little ones where they take on the obstacles, crawl through the mud pit and have fun with friends!
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The Gin to My Tonic

The Gin to My Tonic

10th September 2022 - 11th September 2022

The Gin To My Tonic Show, the ultimate gin festival with unlimited tastings, is coming to Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 10th and 11th September!
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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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Counterfeit Seventies Show

Counterfeit Seventies Show

23rd September 2022

Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between!
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In the Night Garden Live

In the Night Garden Live

24th September 2022 - 25th September 2022

Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, MakkaPakka and friends are coming to Edinburgh in their fun-filled live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day!
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Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival

25th September 2022

Experience an extraordinary collection of short films when the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre on 25th September!
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Two Houses and a Castle Walk

Two Houses and a Castle Walk

25th September 2022

Explore the links between three of West Lothian's historic properties on a Ranger-led guided walk between Hopetoun House, Blackness Castle and House of the Binns!
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Comic Con Scotland

Comic Con Scotland

8th October 2022 - 9th October 2022

After time out with Covid, Monopoly Events brings Comic Con Scotland back to the Royal Highland Centre on 8th and 9th October 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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Fascinating Fungi

Fascinating Fungi

23rd October 2022

Come along for a gentle Ranger-led walk on to explore the fascinating world of fungi at Hopetoun House.
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Tree-mendous Walk

Tree-mendous Walk

23rd October 2022

A gentle Ranger-led walk to explore the wonderful world of trees found throughout Hopetoun’s designed landscape.
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Royal Rhyme Time: Stories by the fireplace

Royal Rhyme Time: Stories by the fireplace

24th October 2022

Join us in the historic Abbey Strand building as we gather round the fireplace for a story or two! Suitable for ages four and under.
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

25th October 2022 - 29th October 2022

The smash-hit London Palladium production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to Edinburgh Playhouse from 25th to 29th October 2022!
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Scottish Signs and Symbols: Family Workshop

Scottish Signs and Symbols: Family Workshop

12th November 2022

In this family workshop at The Palace of Holyroodhouse on 12th November, create your own shield using Scottish symbols - or even invent your own! Suitable for ages 5 - 14 years.
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Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

17th November 2022 - 30th December 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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Scottish Ballet: The Snow Queen

Scottish Ballet: The Snow Queen

19th November 2022 - 10th December 2022

Scottish Ballet’s spectacular and much-loved production of The Snow Queen returns to the stage in 2022, after its sell-out tour in 2019.
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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

24th November 2022 - 4th January 2023

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is delighted to present a brand new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen for Christmas 2022.
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Mother Goose

Mother Goose

2nd December 2022 - 28th December 2022

Howden Park Centre and Martin and Martin Theatre company present Mother Goose - our pantomime for 2022!
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Family Wreath Making

Family Wreath Making

10th December 2022

Get hands on at Hopetoun and create your own beautiful wreath and make some other Christmas crafts and ornaments to hang on your tree.
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Collabro

Collabro

11th December 2022

Following a sell-out UK Tour, Collabro, the world’s most popular musical theatre vocal group, have announced a dazzling new tour for 2022 with a date at the Usher Hall on 11th December!
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Royal Rhyme Time: Christmas Ceilidh

Royal Rhyme Time: Christmas Ceilidh

12th December 2022

Join us to hear stories about celebrations and play a special game called the Feast of the Bean. With music and dancing in our Christmas ceilidh, suitable for children aged four and under!
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

17th December 2022 - 22nd January 2023

Experience Edinburgh's most lavish festive production as fabulous as ever, packed full of music, magic, laughter and fun for the whole family!
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The Gift

The Gift

17th December 2022 - 4th January 2023

This festive show will ignite a playfulness, inspiring children and their families to find new games together when it’s their turn to open gifts!
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Charlie and The Chocolate Factory The Musical

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory The Musical

29th March 2023 - 15th April 2023

Roald Dahl's Charlie and The Chocolate Factory The Musical comes to Edinburgh Playhouse March/April 2023 and it is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses!
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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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Sister Act

Sister Act

2nd October 2023 - 7th October 2023

Brace yourselves Sisters! The Broadway and UK smash-hit musical Sister Act is coming to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in 2023!
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