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Summer Holiday events in Edinburgh

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Events in Edinburgh

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

1st January 2024 - 31st August 2024

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

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Arthur’s Secrets

16th April 2024 - 26th September 2024

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

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Arthur’s Amble

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

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

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Curiosity Club

Selected dates between 18th May 2024 - 22nd June 2024

Leave your grown-ups at the door and jump into a Curiosity Club for these exciting, hands-on sessions for curious kids aged 7 – 11 at the National Museum of Scotland!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gifford Bank

29th June 2024 - 30th June 2024
Various Locations East Lothian

Gifford Bank is a Georgian house set in 4 acres on the edge of the village and is taking part on Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden on 8th & 9th July.

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Spectacular Jousting

29th June 2024 - 30th June 2024

Hear the thunder of hooves and the clashing of lances at the annual jousting tournament at Linlithgow Palace on 29th and 30th June!

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Summer Family Fun

1st July 2024 - 12th August 2024

Drop-in for some holiday fun and games at the National Museum of Scotland this summer.

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The Wild Outdoors Summer Camps - St George’s School

1st July 2024 - 23rd July 2024
Edinburgh West

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

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Adventure Cinema Outdoor Cinema at Dalkeith Country Park

5th July 2024 - 7th July 2024

The UK's No.1 Outdoor Cinema tour is back with some incredible movies to watch under the sun and stars at Dalkeith Country Park!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Pentland Crescent Gardens

7th July 2024
Edinburgh South

Pentland Crescent Gardens include three neighbouring gardens (two of which are new for 2022). They are all laid out very differently, offering a wide range of ideas for visitors.

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Summer Outdoor Club

8th July 2024 - 2nd August 2024

Dynamic Earth’s Summer Outdoor Club is back. Join us for a week of fun and adventure in Holyrood Park, perfect for kids aged between 7 to 12 who love being outdoors and exploring the natural world!

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Midweek makes: Collage crowns

Selected dates between 10th July 2024 - 28th August 2024

Join us in the Family Room at The Palace of Holyroodhouse to discover the stories behind some special crowns. Get creative by decorating your own crown to wear as you visit the rest of the Palace.

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Sprint World Orienteering Championships

12th July 2024 - 16th July 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Ahead of what is set to be an exciting summer of sport in Scotland, Edinburgh plays host to the Sprint World Orienteering Championships (WOC 2024) from 12-16 July.

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Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out

20th July 2024 - 21st July 2024

Peppa Pig is back in her oinktastic brand new live show, Fun Day Out! Don't miss it at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July!

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Foodies Festival Edinburgh

2nd August 2024 - 4th August 2024

Foodies Festival, the UK's biggest celebration of food, drink and music, will return to Inverleith Park in Edinburgh between the 2nd and 4th August!

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Fringe by the Sea

2nd August 2024 - 11th August 2024

Fringe by the Sea is back with a bang! With over 250 events between August 2nd and 11th in the beautiful seaside town of North Berwick, there's something to suit every taste!

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

2nd August 2024 - 24th August 2024

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo returns from 2nd to 24th August 2024!

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Foxfest

3rd August 2024 - 4th August 2024

Foxfest is back at Conifox Adventure Park for summer 2024, bringing kids and adults together for a weekend packed to the brim with fun and entertainment!

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Music Improvisation Summer School

10th August 2024 - 11th August 2024

St Mary's Music School will be hosting our very first Improvisation Summer School in August 2024!

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Recycled fashion: Family workshop

10th August 2024

Take part in a fun family workshop exploring fashion in Georgian Britain at The Palace of Holyroodhouse on 10th August!

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The Secret Room at Lauriston Castle

Selected dates between 13th August 2024 - 22nd August 2024

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

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Summer Holiday Events in East Renfrewshire

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

Vision Coaching School Holiday Multi-Sports Camp

Vision Coaching School Holiday Multi-Sports Camp

15th July 2024 - 2nd August 2024

Vision Coaching has been delivering high quality multi-sports camps for over a decade and this Summer they are returning to Giffnock!

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Kids and Teens Summer Art Classes

Kids and Teens Summer Art Classes

1st July 2024 - 8th August 2024

The Wee Art Studio in Clarkston are running a variety of classes for kids and teens over the summer holidays!

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Artie’s Singing Kettle - Greatest Hits

Artie’s Singing Kettle - Greatest Hits

29th June 2024

Artie is bringing the original Singing Kettles packed full of clues to his Greatest Hits show at Eastwood Park Theatre on Saturday 29th June!

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Summer Holiday Events in Fife

Here's a selection of Summer Holiday Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Crail: Gardens in the Burgh

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Crail: Gardens in the Burgh

6th July 2024 - 7th July 2024

Take an enjoyable stroll around this quintessential East Neuk village and explore its many beautiful gardens.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Pitlochie House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Pitlochie House

Selected dates between 26th May 2024 - 1st September 2024

This established garden has year-round interest. A restoration project with quirky features, characters and surprises!

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Grass to Grill - Estate Tours

Grass to Grill - Estate Tours

Selected dates between 3rd May 2024 - 6th September 2024

Experience an estate tour of our organic farms, crops & animals by tractor ride, followed by a seasonal BBQ dinner back at Bowhouse.

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Summer Holiday Events in Glasgow

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

The McDougalls In Toyland

The McDougalls In Toyland

3rd August 2024

All aboard the Toyland express and join everyone's favourite children's theatre company, The McDougalls, for five star family fun at The Pavilion Theatre on Saturday 3rd August!

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The Scotland Card Show

The Scotland Card Show

29th June 2024

The Scotland Card Show is excited to welcome card collectors and players from around the world to the SEC Glasgow on Saturday 29th June!

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Madagascar The Musical

Madagascar The Musical

7th August 2024 - 10th August 2024

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage when live musical spectacular Madagascar The Musical comes to the King's Theatre Glasgow in August!

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Summer Holiday Events in Lanarkshire

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

Badger Watch at Falls of Clyde

Badger Watch at Falls of Clyde

Selected dates between 11th May 2024 - 14th August 2024

View badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures on a Badger Watch event organised by the Falls of Clyde Rangers!

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South Lanarkshire Super Race Series: Calderglen Family Run of Colour

South Lanarkshire Super Race Series: Calderglen Family Run of Colour

28th July 2024

Take a unique, colourful walk, jog or run, through some of the beautiful grounds of Calderglen Country Park at the Family Run of Colour on Sunday 28th July!

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Pride South Lanarkshire

Pride South Lanarkshire

26th July 2024 - 27th July 2024

Returning for 2024, Pride South Lanarkshire will be a vibrant two-day celebration of LGBTQ+ culture taking place in Hamilton Town Centre on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July!

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Summer Holiday Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

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

Summer Super Spotter Scavenger Hunt

Summer Super Spotter Scavenger Hunt

1st July 2024 - 31st July 2024

Explore the woodland trails at RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve this Summer on this family-friendly Scavenger Hunt!

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Sma’ Shot Day

Sma’ Shot Day

6th July 2024

Paisley's annual Sma' Shot day event, one of the oldest workers' festivals in the UK, will take place this year on Saturday 6th July!

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The Amazing Bubble Man

The Amazing Bubble Man

26th July 2024

Edinburgh Fringe favourite, Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles... don't miss The Amazing Bubble Man at Beacon Arts Centre!

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Summer Holiday Events in Stirling

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

Bridge of Allan Highland Games

Bridge of Allan Highland Games

4th August 2024

Enjoy a great day out at the 2024 Bridge of Allan Highland Games on the 4th August at Strathallan Games Park.

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Beauty and the Beast at Stirling Castle

Beauty and the Beast at Stirling Castle

19th July 2024

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company at Stirling Castle this summer for a brand-new telling of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast!

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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

9th July 2024

Join us in the grounds of Stirling Castle as Chapterhouse Theatre Company bring the beautiful story of Pride and Prejudice to life!

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Events in Other Areas

Kelburn Garden Party

Kelburn Garden Party

4th July 2024 - 8th July 2024

The Kelburn Garden Party is a music and arts festival that explodes across numerous stages, nooks and spaces throughout the magical glen and stunning gardens that surround Kelburn Castle!

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Zippos Circus at Ayr’s Low Green

Zippos Circus at Ayr’s Low Green

7th August 2024 - 12th August 2024
Ayr

Zippos Circus returns to Ayr's Low Green between Wednesday 7th and Monday 12th August with their all-new 2024 production, Magnificent!

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Popular Events

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

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