10 events for children this summer in Edinburgh


With the schools breaking up for the holidays, take your children along to one of these 10 events this summer in Edinburgh. There’s entertainment across the city for children of all ages.

National Museum of Scotland

There’s always something new to learn when you visit the National Museum of Scotland. If you are in Edinburgh during July or August, check out their special summer holiday activities for children.

Social in the Gardens

Enjoy traditional Scottish music and family entertainment in the Princes Street Garden on Weds 2 and Thurs 3 August at the Ross Theatre Bandstand.

Arisol Samulnori

The Korean children’s classical music club take over the stage on the 5th, 6th and 7th August as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


From the 8th to the 20th August bring your little bambino’s along to the Edinburgh Academy. Bambino Beats have proved popular with the under 3’s for years.

Tales from the Magic Drum

In the courtyard of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, the acclaimed Dougie Mackay hosts “Tales from the Magic Drum” on Saturday 22nd July. Children will be involved in this interactive storytelling, complete with West African drumming and dance.

The Hairy Maclary and Friends Show

They’ve performed all over the world and now Hairy Maclary and Friends are back on tour, with shows on from 3rd August to 20th August at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh.

Bend it Like Beesley Summer Camp

Spartans Community Football Academy run their summer camp from 17th July to 11th August. If your child is the next Premiership superstar, fancies learning some new skills or just in need of a run around, they will enjoy this professional environment.

Comedy Club 4 Kids

4th August to 27th August, at the Assembly Roxy. Comedy shows for youngsters over the age of 6. These events are tailored to amuse children, while still appealing to a grown-up sense of humour.

Comedy Academy 4 Kids

In conjunction with the Comedy Club 4 Kids the little ones can try their hand at becoming a hilarious stand-up comedian.

Baby Loves Disco

Spread across various dates in August, Baby Loves Disco takes place at The Jam House. The ultimate family friendly dance party, especially catering for parents and toddlers. In Brighton DJ legend Fatboy Slim took part in the daytime event, so expect something just as special in Edinburgh.

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