City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Kids activities


Clambers soft play Christmas Party

Join in the Christmas fun at Clambers soft play at The Royal Commonwealth Pool with their annual festive party.

Work off all that excess energy and enjoy 2-hours of soft play and lots of other fun activities including face painting, tattoos, disco, games, and arts and crafts and receive a present from Santa.

Don your best Christmas jumper and/or Christmas outfit to be in with a chance of a prize.

Tickets

Children - Non-Members-£10.00 / Members-£9.00 / 0-11 months-£5.00

Breakfast and afternoon tea with Santa at Clambers at the Commie Pool

Enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea in the Clambers’ party room at the Royal Commonwealth Pool whilst making reindeer dust; writing a letter to Santa with the elves, before visiting Santa to receive a present. This will be followed by a 45-minute soft-play session.

Breakfast with Santa and party away at Srambles soft play

Join Santa for a Christmas breakfast at Scrambles soft play at EICA:Ratho, before he retires to his office to check the ‘Naughty and Nice’ list. Children will enjoy a breakfast of cereal, yoghurt, a sausage in a mini roll, a piece of fruit, a Christmas cookie and a carton of juice, while the adults will have a choice of tea or coffee served with a bacon roll.

The hearty breakfast will be followed by good old-fashioned party games, including the Hokey Cokey; Christmas Corners; Musical Statues; and the elves’ favourite game, Pass the Parcel. Before they leave, the children will visit Santa to receive a gift.

Tumbles soft play Christmas party with Santa

Get set to show off your best dance moves at the Tumbles soft play Christmas disco and party, with arts and crafts, face painting and a buffet bag. Santa will be visiting and there’ll be gifts for all good boys and girls.

MagicFest Exhibition Of Photographic Illusions

Prepare to be mesmerised by the uncanny illusionists from Edinburgh Young Carers in this free exhibition.

Scottish Santa Run

A crowd of Santas in Edinburgh's Winter Festivals

Bellies will bounce and beards fly when hundreds of Santas make their annual charity jog through Princes Street Gardens. The actual run starts at around 1pm following a warm-up. The circuit around the gardens is around 2.5km, so even the most sleigh-bound Santa shouldn't have too much of a problem.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Torchlight Procession

Up Helly Aa vikings

As in previous years, the 2018 Torchlight Procession opens the annual Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations with around 8,000 torchbearers creating a "river of fire" down the Royal Mile. The previous year saw around 30,000 people come out for the event.

MagicFest Christmas Special: The Miracle of Christmas Future

The MagicFest Christmas show is back at the Traverse theatre from 27th to 30th December!

Bonfire Night

Fireworks scatter with blue and yellow tracers

Other countries go crazy at Halloween. In Britain, not just Edinburgh, Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is marked with fiery celebrations across the land.

Hopetoun Fireworks & Bonfire Night

The palatial estate home in West Lothian hosts a spectacular annual Bonfire Night fireworks displays.