Koolyst Kids August Hot List

Get the most out of Edinburgh as a family.

The best of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for kids


Edinburgh’s Koolyst City Guide

We love Edinburgh – it’s charm, history, cobbled streets, architecture, and it’s many festivals, including the world renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe where our city becomes a culture hub for the whole month of August. Scotland’s Capital is full of amazing bars, cafes and restaurants, along with many theatres, museums and art galleries. You will be sure to enjoy some friendly Scottish hospitality when you visit.

Why not head along to the National Museum of Scotland, or visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, or if you are feeling adventurous you can even climb Arthur’s Seat. Immerse yourself in the history of Edinburgh with a guided ghost tour, or learn all about Burke and Hare and their body snatching ways at Edinburgh Dungeons. And, if you are a Harry Potter fan then you are in luck, as Edinburgh is where it all started.

The Best of Edinburgh

The Best Things to do in Edinburgh with Teenagers

Edinburgh is a city with so many diverse things going on. It’s great for little kids and adults, but we are always being asked for suggestions for family fun with teenagers. Below are just some of our suggestions to keep the older kids off their phones, and in the present:- Foxlake Adventures Located just outside […]

15 of the Best Spots to Get that Instagram Shot in Edinburgh

If you are an avid Instagram user, then you will know the phrase “it’s all about the ‘gram”  – this means getting the perfect shot for your grid, and going to great lengths to make sure it’s Instagram-worthy. We all know that Edinburgh is stunning, so below we have created a list of where we […]

The Best Escape Rooms in Edinburgh

Escape Rooms are vastly becoming a popular way to spend time having fun with friends or with family. We have rounded up some of the best that Edinburgh has to offer. But the question is, can you escape? Department of Magic What trip to Edinburgh, home of medieval witches & wizards, would be complete without […]

News & Reviews

Festival Theatre and the Studio Awarded ‘Most Accessible Large Permanent Venue’ in the Euan’s Guide 2019 Accessible Edinburgh Festivals Awards

Disabled Access Charity Euan’s Guide has announced the winners of the 2019 Accessible Edinburgh Festivals Awards, where venues and festival organisers are rewarded for their commitment to taking steps toward inclusion. Capital Theatres, which runs the Festival Theatre, the King’s Theatre and The Studio was delighted to be awarded the Euan’s Guide Award for the […]

Go Bats at Linlithgow Palace

Join in with a night time walk around the Linlithgow Palace and Peel as you search for Linlithgow’s nocturnal inhabitants. Bat detectors will be available to help track down these elusive creatures, but don’t forget to bring a torch! Bring warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear with good grips and a torch if you have […]

Festival Review: Havana After Dark

We had the pleasure of being in the audience at Havana After Dark at the Pleasance @ EICC – a lively, energetic Cuban dance fiesta. The performance run here in Edinburgh is the world premiere of this breathtaking new Cuban dance musical which will definitely get your toes tapping as you watch. The show opens […]

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