City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Kids activities


The Arabian Nights, Lyceum, Review

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The subdued and calming designs on the hanging cloths that drape the sides of the Lyceum stage totally belie the riot of colour and magic that is about to erupt in this world première of a new adaptat

Storytelling Centre Showcases St Andrew's Story in Cultural Diversity Celebration

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Beginning with St Andrew’s Day and running through to Burns Night, the Scottish Storytelling Centre in association with Scotland’s Winter Festivals ente

Slava’s Snowshow 2017, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

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You are invited to retreat from the mundanity of adulthood, to be engulfed in Slava’s enchanting snowstorm, and to be avalanched into a state of childlike glee as Slava’s Snowshow returns to

A Chance for the Words of Three Young Writers to Shine in the Sky

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This New Year’s Day marks the beginning of the Year of Young People 2018 and today, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay launches a new competition aimed at aspiring young wr

SLA Fireworks Green Show

Scottish Love in Action (SLA), the charity helping destitute children in India, hosts an annual fireworks extravaganza on Guy Fawkes weekend

Bonfire Night

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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.

Samhuinn Fire Festival

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The Beltane Fire Society - best known for the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill - bring their unique brand of neo-pagan street theatre, pulsating drums, acrobatics, and fire dancing to Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile on Hallowe'en night. Samhuinn, which literally means "the end of Summer", has taken place for over two decades now.

Meadowbank Fireworks - 5th November

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Remember, remember the 5th of November goes the saying and Meadowbank has been remembering with a large fireworks display each year for over thirty years.

Edinburgh's Christmas

Big wheel on Princes Street

Christmas, or Xmas for non-believers, used to be a quiet period in Edinburgh. It's less so now, although (Edinburgh's Hogmanay aside) it's still not quite as mad as the hurlyburly of the Edinburgh Festival in August.

Santa's Grotto

Mr Claus, at least the Santa of the official Edinburgh's Christmas, this year moves from his East Princes Street Gardens location to George Street, alongside