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What's On 

Not an endless list - we know that you are all busy people. We have picked a few highlights we think may interest parents in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Updated every month.

Family and Kids Events Coming Up

  • Jemima Puddleduck at Lauriston Castle
    Jemima Puddleduck at Lauriston Castle
    Sat, 20 Jul
    Lauriston Castle
    20 Jul 2024, 14:30 – 16:00
    Lauriston Castle, 2 Cramond Rd S, Edinburgh EH4 6AD, UK
    20 Jul 2024, 14:30 – 16:00
    Lauriston Castle, 2 Cramond Rd S, Edinburgh EH4 6AD, UK
    Outdoor Theatre for Families, children of all ages . New for 2024, Quantum presents a delightful new adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s much-loved tale — The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck which will be performed in front of the castle on the sea facing side.
  • Moon Dragon
    Moon Dragon
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 01 Aug
    LifeCare Centre
    01 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 10:40
    LifeCare Centre, 2 Cheyne St, Edinburgh EH4 1JB, UK
    01 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 10:40
    LifeCare Centre, 2 Cheyne St, Edinburgh EH4 1JB, UK
    Suitability: 0+ (0-6) 40 min show at LifeCare Centre, Stockbridge. Bertie the Moon Dragon had one job to do and he has fallen asleep and missed his cue! Now how will the moon get up into the sky?
  • Sprog Rock
    Sprog Rock
    Sun, 11 Aug
    Edinburgh Futures Institute
    11 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 10:30
    Edinburgh Futures Institute, 1 Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh EH3 9EF, UK
    11 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 10:30
    Edinburgh Futures Institute, 1 Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh EH3 9EF, UK
    AGE 0-5 Sun 11 Aug 10:00 - 10:30 EFI Spiegeltent
  • Sea Dragon for Under 6s
    Sea Dragon for Under 6s
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, 12 Aug
    LifeCare Centre
    12 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 10:40
    LifeCare Centre, 2 Cheyne St, Edinburgh EH4 1JB, UK
    12 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 10:40
    LifeCare Centre, 2 Cheyne St, Edinburgh EH4 1JB, UK
    Sea Dragon is the second production by Dragon Song Productions. Basking in all the magic and storytelling of Moon Dragon, this production brings more magnificent puppets to the stage as well as brilliant songs and audience participation. 40 minutes
  • Alice Melvin: Paper & Nature Workshop 4yrs+
    Alice Melvin: Paper & Nature Workshop 4yrs+
    Mon, 12 Aug
    Edinburgh Futures Institute
    12 Aug 2024, 10:30 – 13:30
    Edinburgh Futures Institute, 1 Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh EH3 9EF, UK
    12 Aug 2024, 10:30 – 13:30
    Edinburgh Futures Institute, 1 Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh EH3 9EF, UK
    4+ Mon 12 Aug 10:30 - 13:30 EFI Children's Tent
  • Rainbow Parade with Elmer the Elephant
    Rainbow Parade with Elmer the Elephant
    Sun, 25 Aug
    Edinburgh Futures Institute
    25 Aug 2024, 11:30 – 12:00
    Edinburgh Futures Institute, 1 Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh EH3 9EF, UK
    25 Aug 2024, 11:30 – 12:00
    Edinburgh Futures Institute, 1 Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh EH3 9EF, UK
    ALL AGES Sun 25 Aug 11:30 - 12:30 EFI Children's Tent
  • PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA RESIDENCY: FAMILY CONCERT
    PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA RESIDENCY: FAMILY CONCERT
    Sun, 25 Aug
    Usher Hall
    25 Aug 2024, 15:00 – 15:50
    Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, UK
    25 Aug 2024, 15:00 – 15:50
    Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, UK
    Recommended for ages 7-11, but suitable for all ages. All adults must be accompanied by a responsible child! Festival Director Nicola Benedetti performs a mesmerising violin solo in a classical programme that explores the animal kingdom
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