OCTOBER KIDS HOT LIST

BOO! IT’S OCTOBER.
There are lots of kid friendly events and activities planned in and around Edinburgh this month, not forgetting that we also have the October break and Halloween. Here we are sharing some fabulous family friendly happenings taking place with our October Kids Hot List…

Giant Lanterns: Lost Worlds – an all new winter prehistoric spectacle at Edinburgh Zoo

Be transported back to a time where roar-some, weird and wonderful creatures roamed the Earth. Discover 570 million years of wildlife, from when the origins of life appeared as a dazzling array of tiny microbes, to a world where dinosaurs were born and the ice age gave way to the forgotten giants of the animal […]

City Art Centre: Trees, Treasures and Birds – Family Session

Saturday 5 October, 10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm Trees, Treasures and Birds – Family Session Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb and create your own beautiful collage full of little birds, spiky trees and golden treasures. These are free drop-in sessions so no need to book – just come along. With artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb. City Art […]

George Watson’s College Open Morning

Saturday 5 October 2019 9:30am – 12:30pm Join us for our Open Morning and find out more about how we give our pupils the freedom to discover who they really are at Watson’s, including: Tour our Nursery, Junior and Senior School with current pupils. Spend time behind the scenes with our academic staff in the […]

October Half Term Fun with Venturing Out

If you are looking for some fun and exciting outdoor activities to entertain the kids, then look no further. Our activities are delivered in and around East Lothian during school holidays and can also be delivered as children’s parties throughout the year. ​Our holiday activities are delivered in partnership with East Lothian Outdoor Learning Service. ​We […]

Wee Weaving at Dovecot Studios

Saturday 12 October 2019 11am – 12pm A fun workshop to get to grips with the basics of weaving! You will create a wee weaving sample on a cardboard loom taking inspiration from the incredible tapestries at Dovecot Studios. Aimed at children aged 5 to 12, this workshop is taught by an artist who will […]

5th Kinship Family Day

A fun day of activities celebrating families in kinship care. On Monday 21st October, we are opening our doors to all kinship care families across Scotland, with our 5th Kinship Family Day at Tynecastle Stadium! This free open day will offer a host of fun activities including: Face Painting, Owls, Arts & Crafts, Detective Workshop, […]

Festive family fun at The Brunton, Musselburgh

You can go to the ball! Join the pantomime fun with CINDERELLA at The Brunton, Musselburgh 26 November – 4 January. This fun packed panto gives an up to date twist on the well known story. Be prepared to laugh, sing and join in with a family show suitable for all ages. Christmas wouldn’t be […]

Destination Moon! at Dynamic Earth

Daily from Thursday, 17 October 2019 until Sunday, 20 October 2019 10:00 AM Celebrate 50 years since the Apollo moon landings at Dynamic Earth. Join us to learn the epic story of humanity’s first voyage to another world through fun, family activities and demos. Watch explosive rocket launches, zoom across the lunar surface on a VR […]

Aliens of the Deep at Dynamic Earth

Daily from Saturday, 12 October 2019 until Monday, 14 October 2019 – 10am Take part in a wild workshop thanks to the Marine Conservation Society. Find out more about deep-sea animals, and the adaptions that help them survive in the depths, then get creative and design your own ‘alien of the deep’.  Workshops are free with […]

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