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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

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.

Tue 5 Aug

Grand

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 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

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.

Mon 4 Aug

Pleasance One

£10 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Amazing Bubble Man

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

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

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.

Mon 4 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 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

Fri 1 Aug

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 28 more dates until 31 Aug

Billy Waggledagger's Shorts!

Footprints Theatre Fast moving, family-friendly Shakespeare from a company first seen on the 1981 Fringe. Comedy and tragedy bursting with outrageous characters, jokes, live music and fun. A wonderful way to meet the Bard – without the boring bits. Hold onto your seats as the shortened stories of McBroth and Romijoe…

Edinburgh Elim

Mon 4 Aug

Mainstage

£7.50 (£4) / 0131 447 5086

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Mainstage

£7.50 (£4) / 0131 447 5086

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Mainstage

£7.50 (£4) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 20 Aug back to top

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

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.

Mon 4 Aug

Gryphon 1

£7 (£5) / 07531 392 327

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 23 Aug

Jay Foreman's Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children (and Other Funny Stories)

Ditto Productions As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and seen on Dave Gorman's UK/Ireland tour. The multi award-winning comedian is back with charmingly sickable songs, stories, poems and a whole lot more for the whole family from small children to massive children (grown ups). 'Sharp and sophisticated… Victoria Wood for…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Green

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Green

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Green

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

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

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

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 back to top

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

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.

Mon 4 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£12 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Children's Haunted Underground Tour

Auld Reekie Tours Ltd Our costumed guide will take you into our paranormally active and haunted underground vaults dating back to the 1700s. During the 2013 Fringe we had to add as many as three extra tours daily due to the demand. Your guide will take you to a candlelit vault where stories of old Edinburgh's dark…

Auld Reekie Tours Meeting Point, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 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

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.

Mon 4 Aug

Bosco

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

Celeste's Circus

Following Celeste under the big top as her cast of endearing animals emerge one by one. A charming and engaging first trip to the circus especially for very young children (0–5 years).

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£5 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£5 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£5 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 17 Aug

The Seussification of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Red Bonnet Productions 'As comedies go, Midsummer’s the greatest! Except that the language Will used ain’t the latest. Shaky used old words like: Thee, Thou and Thine. It’s hard to process that much old at one time. So we ran the script through the Script Squash Two-Fifty. It’s a machine that makes old scripts more…

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 2

£6 (£4) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug back to top

Absolute Improv Stories

Interactive kids show. A comedy play based entirely on audience suggestions. The audience yell out and then watch as improvisers weave scenes and invent whole new worlds. "a fine troupe of nonsense-mongers and a definite destination for lovers of improvised comedy." ★★★★ Edinburgh Spotlight 2013.

Café Camino, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 523 0102

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:45 – 16:45

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 523 0102

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:45 – 16:45

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 523 0102

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:45 – 16:45
…and 12 more dates until 16 Aug

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

Sid's Show

Oscar Stardust Ltd Join Sid from CBeebies live on stage in a fantastic, fun-filled adventure that will knock your socks off. Sid is setting out on a heroic quest to find out where in the world his favourite socks and shoes have got to - share in the adventure at the bottom of the sea, deep in the jungle and floating in…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£9.50 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£9.50 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 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

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

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.

Mon 4 Aug

Udderbelly

£11 (£10) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Cirque Tsuki: Birthday

ImmerCity presents the Three Rings of Cirque Tsuki From the woods of darkest Europe, inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. The Cirque Tsuki is celebrating the birthday of Madame Mist, the mischievous storyteller's assistant. As the clock strikes midnight, she opens her present and the shadows come pouring out, bringing…

C nova, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

studio 7

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

studio 7

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

studio 7

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Dr Bunhead's Secret Science Lab

Tom Pringle TV's favourite stunt scientist (from Brainiac, Blue Peter, etc) reveals his top secret science recipes for amazing experiments you can do at home - but probably shouldn't! Liquid magnets, super sticky bogeys, rainbow foam jets, and loads more! He'll also reveal heaps of scientists-only experiments like…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

The Ballroom

£5 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

The Ballroom

£5 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

The Ballroom

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 24 Aug

Emily Brown and the Thing

Tall Stories In this brand-new show from Tall Stories (creators of the Gruffalo stage show), Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley hear a Thing crying outside their window. He just can't get to sleep. Emily Brown and Stanley set off on incredible adventures to find the Thing's cuddly… his bedtime milk… his…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Billy's Birthday Bash: Let's Party Like It's 1564!

The Playground Theatre Company It's William Shakespeare's 450th birthday and everyone's invited! But will the celebrations go to plan…? Take your seats for fun, laughter and mayhem as your two hapless hosts struggle to keep the show on the road. The Playground presents a ridiculously entertaining show for everyone over…

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 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Bottom's Dream

Shakespeare on the Run ‘I have had a most rare vision. I had a dream…’ A fantastically funny and fast-paced version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which mischievous fairies mingle and meddle with a troupe of inept actors rehearsing a play. When Bottom, the pompous leading man, is transformed into an…

Greenside, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio One

£7 (£6) / 0131 557 2124

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio One

£7 (£6) / 0131 557 2124

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio One

£7 (£6) / 0131 557 2124

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 16 Aug back to top