What to do in the Edinburgh School Holidays

The Summer holidays are here and Edinburgh has lots of fun things to offer families who are looking to fill some of these days. The Festival and Fringe are just around the corner, along with Carnivals, Galas, the Mardis Gras and Fiestas all offering child friendly activities to keep the whole family amused. Here is our best of the best picked out for you to check out. Many of these events run for more than one day, so feel free to check out what’s on offer and use our  calendar as a guideline. Happy holidays everyone!

Wed 20th July
Ugly Bug Ragtime Three
City Art Centre
5.30pm
£10

Thurs 21st July

Oliver
Oliver
Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre – 7.30pm
Tickets from £18 – £65

Friday 22nd July

Bring it on
Bring it on
Kings Theatre – 7.30pm
Tickets from £15 -£17.50

Sat 23rd July

Alzheimer Scotland
Alzheimer Scotland – It’s a Knockout
Holyrood Park
11am – 4pm
£30

Sun 24th July
Story Telling age 4-12
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
2pm – 4pm
FREE

Mon 25th July

Lauriston-Castle-465
Harry Potter’s School of Magic & Wizardry
Lauriston Castle
10am
£12

Tues 26th July

Holyrood summer days
The weird and the wonderful
Summer Activities at Holyrood Palace
11am
Free with admission (£7.20)

Wed 27th July
Scotland’s Gardens Charity Open Days
Newhall Garden
2pm – 4.30pm
£4

Thurs 28th July
Sally Hackett – The Fountain of Youth
Museum of Edinburgh
10am – 5pm
FREE

Fri 29th July
World Tiger Day
Edinburgh Zoo
Included with admission (£12.50)

Sat 30th July

Bonness railway
Day out with Thomas
Boness & Kinneil Railway
10am

£13

Sun 31st July
Fringe for Bairns
Three Sisters
11am – 2pm
FREE

Mon 1st August

clip and climb

Clip and Climb

Edinburgh International Climbing Centre

10am – 7pm

£8

Tues 2nd August

Dibblers & Nibblers

Almond Valley Heritage Centre

£5.50

Wed 3rd August

Summer Holiday Activities

National Museum of Scotland

12pm – 4pm

FREE

Thurs 4th August

Glasgow Girls

Glasgow Girls

Assembly Hall

2.20pm

£12

Fri 5th August

Heart of Midlothian Summer Coaching Classes

Tynecastle Stadium

10.30am – 12.30am

£40

Sat 6th August

Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

St Andrew Square Garden

5.15pm

£15

Sun 7th August

Funbox presents Superheroes

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

3.30pm

£12.50

Mon 8th August

Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Castle Esplanade

9pm

£25

Tues 9th August

Musical Theatre Classes

North Merchiston Club

5pm – 6.30pm

£5

Wed 10th August

fabulous food fest

Fabulous Food Fest

North Berwick

All Day

FREE

Thurs 11th August

Hup

Edinburgh International Conference Centre

11.30am

£8

Fri 12th August

Dazzle Hub

Ocean Terminal

10am – 5pm

FREE

 

Sat 13th August

Edinburgh Farmers Market

Edinburgh Old Town

9am – 2pm

FREE

Sun 14th August

portrait detectives

Portrait Detectives

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

2pm – 4pm

FREE

Mon 15th August

pirate treasure hunt

Pirate Treasure Hunt

Lauriston Castle

10.30am

£4

Tues 16th August

Celeste’s Circus

Scottish Storytelling Centre

10.30am

£6

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