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Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings its Jurassic creations to Scotland with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Grand

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Grand

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Grand

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

The Cat in the Hat

Cat In The Hat UK Ltd From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Ready, Steady, Ceilidh

This is Ceilidh A chance for the whole family to get up, dance and learn the secrets of Scotland’s most famous shindig. Join host Iain Stirling (comedian and Bafta nominated CBBC presenter), and our live musicians as they introduce you and the kids to the exhilarating world of ceilidh and its fantastic party…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Maia and the Sock Monster

Uncommon Productions Staffordshire The story follows the tale of an action packed granny and her granddaughter Maia, in their epic adventure to retrieve the socks of the world which have been stolen by the horrifying sock monster. The tale contains comedy, action, dancing and singing, and lots of opportunities for the…

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Large Hall

£5 (£3.50) / 0131 339 5374

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Large Hall

£5 (£3.50) / 0131 339 5374

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Large Hall

£5 (£3.50) / 0131 339 5374

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 8 Aug

Amazing Bubble Man

Bubbles, people in bubbles, square bubbles, round bubbles. Basically all your bubble needs.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Scamp Theatre Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo, award-winning author of War Horse. Private Peaceful relives the life a young WW1 soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night, he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

McEwan Hall

£11 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

McEwan Hall

£11 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Boxsmall and Airpuddle

Taste, discover, bounce! A revolutionary, interactive play experience for children has bounced into Edinburgh! This magical giant airshell is a main feature at BOXSMALL, an innovative architecturally designed family market and street food destination at Festival Square this summer. The market aims to showcase the very…

Festival Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 29 more dates until 31 Aug

Freedom Family Circus

Circus Emporium Roadshow ‘Amazingly jaw dropping, extraordinarily brilliant’ (Fest Magazine). ‘These performers have a charm and enthusiasm about them and talent that is worth the very reasonable ticket price’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Hilarious antics and madcap adventures explode in a cornucopia of visual delights!

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Gryphon 1

£5 (£3) / 07531 392 327

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Gryphon 1

£5 (£3) / 07531 392 327

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Gryphon 1

£5 (£3) / 07531 392 327

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Funz and Gamez

Phil Ellis Paul Ellis returns to Edinburgh but this time he's brought along some friends. Jim Elf and Bonzo the dog will be on hand to ensure it's a giggle-packed hour of family fun where anything could happen. There'll be prizes, laughter and plenty of Funz and Gamez. 'Endearingly daft … and solidly funny' (List).

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£5 / 0131 220 2987

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Jungle Bungle

No Mates Productions It’s a new day and a new school for Oliver, and making a new friend when he meets Claire in the school ground doesn’t help him with the feeling that nothing is as it should be, but things are about to get much worse. Suddenly here they were in a jungle, without supplies, a mobile phone or a map…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Green

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Green

£8.50 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Green

£8.50 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

A Sunday in the Park

Albert & Friends Instant Circus This year's Albert & Friends Instant Circus troupe of highly skilled young performers (aged 11-18 years), bring to life a day in the park with the story unfolding in a delightful array of short montages. Performing at the Fringe since 1994, London’s Premier Youth Circus offers a…

Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Inverleith House Lawn

Free / 0131 248 2971

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Inverleith House Lawn

Free / 0131 248 2971

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Inverleith House Lawn

Free / 0131 248 2971

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 24 Aug

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

James Campbell More merriment for anyone over six who enjoys stand-up comedy without rude words… but with fish! ‘James Campbell pioneered the idea of stand-up for children, and it is still genuinely impressive to watch him hold the attention of a theatre full of six- to 11-year-olds for an hour with nothing but a…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

£7.50 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

£7.50 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

£7.50 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

£7.50 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Potted Sherlock

All 60 Sherlock stories in 70 elementary minutes. New show from creators of Potted Potter and Potted Panto, double Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

Billy, the Monster and Me!

Colour The Clouds Colour The Clouds present Billy, The Monster and Me! Join Billy on his adventure of a lifetime! Find out what happens when a Monster appears in Billy’s bedroom on the very day that his family are just too busy to play. Are you ready to be part of Team Billy and help him to save his family from meeting…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Ballroom

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 12 Aug

Pirate Gran

  • Directed by: Pieter Lawman
  • Written by: Geraldine Durrant

You'd never know Gran was a pirate – until you need her most! Based on Geraldine Durrant & Rose Forshall's Pirate Gran series.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Udderbelly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Udderbelly

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Udderbelly

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Reach for the Stars

Craft Theatre Company Three talentless directors try to find new performers for their TV company. In the audition studio hopefuls are brought in to perform their stuff, unfortunately directed and joined by the hapless directors. Through comic sketches and hilarious dance routines they keep trying. From Dracula to ER…

Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio

£7 (£5) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio

£7 (£5) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio

£7 (£5) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 6 Aug

Russell Grant: Strictly Edinburgh

MMM Ltd Reach for the stars as the nation's darling rockets into town with a showbiz extravaganza that'll have you dancing in the aisles. Filled with magic and sparkle, get ready for a barn-storming, foot-tapping, feel good hour to lift your spirits and have you wreathed in smiles. This is the ultimate happy hour! It's…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Wine Bar

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Wine Bar

£13 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Wine Bar

£13 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

The Sagas of Noggin the Nog

Third Party Productions Silly Vikings, puppets, original film, live music. Captivating theatre for children, families and fans. ‘Whether you know the stories of Noggin or not, this show should be seen by all’ ★★★★★ (WhatsOnStage.com). In the Lands of the North where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, the…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Bosco

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bosco

£9 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Bosco

£9 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Huggers: Family Friendly Comedy and Cabaret

Nik Coppin / Free Festival Following more packed houses at Melbourne, Brighton and Adelaide Festivals, the comedy and cabaret show returns to Edinburgh. With a revolving line-up of children's entertainers, magicians, musical theatre, comedians, street performers and fun giveaways, this hugely popular show is fantastic…

Laughing Horse @ Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Indoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

Indoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Indoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug

Oz And The Space Pirates

Professional interactive theatre where kids come onstage throughout the show. Ages 5–12.

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Big Red Bath

Full House Theatre with Half Moon/ Escalator East to Edinburgh Rubba dubba giggle, rubba dubba laugh! There's magic to be found in the Big Red Bath. Children's theatre innovators Full House are on a bubbly, barmy bath time adventure around the world and home again in a new and vibrant adaptation of the popular…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Pleasance Two

£8 (£7) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Pleasance Two

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 24 Aug

HUFF

Inventive walkthrough retelling of The Three Little pigs from Shona Reppe and Andy Manley.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Retro dance tracks, pop favourites and funky nursery rhymes.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 17 Aug

Our Teacher is a Troll

Paines Plough / Half Moon Two terrible twins with a talent for turmoil rule their school with terror and tyranny - until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin, sharp gnarly fangs and a long spiky tail… Can the twins save the school from the child-eating troll? Can they get brussels sprouts in peanut…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Roundabout

£11 (£9) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

Peter Pan

Porty Youth Theatre A classic tale retold with spectacular visuals to keep the whole family entertained. With pirates, fairies, mermaids, the lost boys and the mighty villainous Captain Hook, there’s something for everyone. A great show for kids with sword fighting, magical fairy dust, and a journey to the land where…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug back to top