The Best of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for Kids

There are so many things going on during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for families – free shows, comedians, magic shows, circus acts, classic performances, and even some shows that take the adults back to their childhood. Here’s our hand picked list below, showcasing what we believe to be the best that this year’s Fringe has to offer….

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

From creators Erth Visual & Physical Inc, critically acclaimed international hit Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo™ takes audiences into a new dimension of theatre. Get right up close and personal with an amazing array of prehistoric creatures, from baby dinos to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores that have ever walked the planet. Erth’s dinosaurs are […]

Monski Mouse’s Baby Cabaret

Join Monski Mouse and friends: Richard Crawley, Amy Gwilliam and cabaret superstar Dusty Limits for a live musical cabaret of nursery classics, reworked song, puppetry and fun for 0-5s and parents/carers. Come ready to sing along! All the big topics covered: elephants, fish, wiggly worms, transport and the existential ways of the toddler. Scotland premiere. […]

Wind in the Willows

‘Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats’. Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There’s boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and hijinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr […]

Rhyme Marmalade

Where do gnus do their shopping? What are you supposed to do with broccoli? Where can you go in a time machine? Performance poetry, stories and songs for children (and adults, if they promise to behave). Very silly with lots of joining-in bits. Melanie Branton is a multi slam-winning spoken word artist with two published […]

Don’t Mess with the Dummies

Following the global smash success of the multi award-winning Trash Test Dummies and critically acclaimed Splash Test Dummies, comes Dummies Corp’s all-female circus sensation Don’t Mess with the Dummies. Lions, tigers and Dummies, oh my! Set up camp and stampede into the jungle for an outlandish circus-filled extravaganza that will leave you chuckling like a […]

Girl Scouts vs Aliens

Get ready for the greatest low-fi sci-fi comedy adventure on Earth! Our four teen heroes are on their last ever camp, when an alien spaceship lands in the next field. With only camping kit, scouting skills and toasted marshmallows, can the girls save the world and keep the gang together? Prepare for puppetry, physical theatre, […]

Basil Brush’s Family Fun Show

Britain’s most loveable fox takes you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song in a show for all the family, specially written for the live stage and packed with fun and excitement. Come join in the mayhem! ‘Basil Brush is back with a boom – the children loved it’ **** ( ‘The show was […]

The Wizard of Oz

This is a new, colourful, lively adaptation of a well-known, heart-warming, aspirational story which follows Dorothy and her friends as they embark on their journey to find the Wizard of Oz and discover their own talents and pathways to a brighter future. This unique, creative and imaginative play will delight families of all ages with […]

Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids

SK Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101! ‘Joyous’ ***** ( ‘The kid’s good. Jaw-droppingly good’ […]

Little Baby Bum

Join Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their nursery rhyme friends at the world premiere of a brand new live show. An online and digital TV sensation, Little Baby Bum is the world’s largest educational YouTube channel with over 21 million subscribers and 20 billion views. Combining puppetry, live action and digital animation, it’s time for families […]

The Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last 12 years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep […]

Looking Down on Me

Losing someone you love is never easy, especially when you don’t understand why they’ve gone. Annie worries what she has done wrong, did she cause it? All she hears is that he’s looking down on her… but why? A beautiful story told in a sensitive way to pull at the heartstrings and leave the audience […]

The Listies: Ickypedia

Australia’s kidult comedians are back with a new show filled with trademark bottom-waggling anarchy! Based on The Listies best-smelling book, Ickypedia aims to answer all of life’s unimportant questions, like: How do you take a smellfie? What are udderpants?* How many bubble machines are too many? What’s the Snot Ness Monster? What happens if you […]

The Clinic 4 Kidz

Come see your drag-ony aunt Gloria and let her and some super funny comedians solve all your problems. We’ve got comedy, great advice and ridiculous prizes to give you. Yes, you. Probably. Definitely not your parents. You. So if you’ve got anything going on in your life, no matter how small, it’s time you visited […]

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers, but everyone welcome, regardless of age or ability. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of […]

Alice and the Little Prince

A girl from Oxford meets a boy from Asteroid B-612. A chance encounter between two of the world’s favourite fictional characters – inspired by the fantastic books by Lewis Carroll and Saint-Exupéry… Curiouser and curiouser! Devised and performed by Toby Mitchell (co-director of Tall Stories Theatre Company) and Verity Clayton, for everyone aged five and […]

Children are Stinky

A super five-star total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe sensation, you’d better book your tickets in advance! High-calibre circus, a rocking soundtrack and genuine belly laughs have thrilled audiences all over the globe. Expect daredevil stunts, incredible acrobatics, lightning-fast hula hoops, loads of laughs and mischievous fun, leaving adults and children with their jaws on the floor […]

Mr. Men and Little Miss On Stage

Join your favourite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this beautifully crafted and hilarious live stage show! For almost 50 years, Mr. Men and Little Misses have brought joy to millions of children all over the world through self-expression, colour, simplicity and humour. Featuring […]

Funbox: How to Be a Superhero

It’s time to pull on your spandex, dive into your capes and head up, up and away with Funbox! Join Gary, Kevin and Anya (formerly of The Singing Kettle) for some singalong silliness as they take the super steps needed to become ultimate heroes! But what do superheroes eat? Is super smell a proper power? […]

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass

Captain Flinn is ready for an adventure! Les Petits return to the high seas after their hugely successful shows David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon and Adventures in Wonderland. Join Flinn as he attempts to rescue his kidnapped friends who have been forced to hunt for the Magic Cutlass by his nemesis, the […]

Science Adventures

In their top secret lab, the science fictionaries are trying to collect the fizziest, flashiest, most marvellous stories about science! Join them on their quest and maybe they will even tell you a few if they can get the computer to work! Stories about space, stories about dinosaurs, stories about asking amazing questions. Using specially […]

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