Edinburgh for kids

The Ross Fountain Switch-on, Sunday 8th July 2018

FAMILY FUN DAY PLANNED TO MARK ROSS FOUNTAIN SWITCH-ON A family fun day is planned to celebrate the formal switch on of the Ross Fountain in West Princes Street Gardens on Sunday 8th July 2018. Entertainment will include a bouncy castle, face painters, street performers and stilt-walkers.  The event, which will be free, is being […]

The Ross Fountain ahead of the water switch-on

FREE Summer Activities for Edinburgh Children by Edinburgh Helping Hands

After helping hundreds of children in 2017 with free football coaching, Edinburgh Helping Hands are back for the summer 2018 holidays with drop in classes for kids in the city. These football and boxing fitness sessions are free and open to all boys and girls aged 8-16 years. There is no need to register in advance. […]

Scott Brown meeting local kids at the 2017 football sessions.

Photo credit: Edinburgh Helping Hands

FEATURE – Things to do with kids in Edinburgh

Live in Edinburgh and dreading the next school break already? Visiting Edinburgh with your children? Here’s some of our suggestions that come with our full recommendation. 1. Visit the excellent Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile.  Allow the kids to explore and learn on this very hands-on tourist attraction. Adults will also love the exhibits and […]

Things to do with kids in Edinburgh

Free football coaching sessions for children by Edinburgh Helping Hands

Edinburgh Helping Hands have now been offering free football coaching to local children for the last couple of months and will continue to do so. There is no catch, it is genuinely free sessions by former professional players and coaches giving up their own time for the benefit of the community. The sessions are open for boys […]

Leigh Griffiths helping out at a recent session

Stockbridge Duck Race, Sunday 2nd July 2017

This year’s fabulous Stockbridge Duck Race will be taking place on Sunday 2nd July at 3pm. This is a popular annual event is held to help raise money for local charities and 2017 is its 28th year. The monies collected for purchasing a duck will be donated to St Columba’s Hospice and The Yard. You can buy your […]


EVENT – Edinburgh’s Film Fest in the City, 16 – 18 June 2017

  Free outdoor films in St Andrew Square June is officially movie month in Edinburgh with the 71st Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) taking place 21st June – 2nd July 2017. Returning for 2017 is the Film in the City weekend in St Andrew Square. Friday 16th June – Sunday 18th June sees FREE outdoor screenings […]

Free outdoor films in St Andrew Square

FEATURE – 18 places to walk in Edinburgh in 2018

Edinburgh is brilliant for lovers of the outdoors. You don’t even have to leave the city to find some beautiful green spaces to blow the cobwebs away. One of the most striking things about the city is not just the enormous number of parks, but the sheer quantity of people enjoying using them. Here are 18 […]

Edinburgh in the spring

Popular CBeebies show, Teacup Travels boosts Under-five’s interest in museum exhibits.

An inspiring Scottish children’s television show has sparked a surge of interest among under five-year-olds keen to see unique artefacts held in museums across the UK. The filming of 20 new episodes of CBeebies’ favourite, Teacup Travels, has begun with new outdoor scenes filmed at the Head Gardener’s Cottage in Princes Street Gardens, in Edinburgh […]

Filming in Princes Street Gardens

PHOTOS – The 70th Edinburgh Children’s Taxi Outing

The Edinburgh Taxi Trade Outing for children with special needs took place today. This outing is organised and paid for by the organising committee through fund-raising along with the generosity and support from residents and businesses within Edinburgh and beyond and takes over 250 people on an day out to the beach. We managed to […]

The Edinburgh Taxi Outing 2016

Imaginate Festival 28th May – 5 June 2016

Six shows not to miss at Imaginate Children’s Festival In festivals town, May is for Imaginate, Edinburgh’s international children’s festival, which showcases some of the world’s best theatre and dance for young audiences between 28 May and 5 June. The programme of shows from 9 different countries, all hand-picked by its directors, is brimming with […]

Imaginate Festival 2016. Credit: Sean Young