Things to do with kids in Edinburgh & The Lothians

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Schools are back but there are still loads of online resources for kids across Edinburgh and Lothian to enjoy

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Hansel and Gretel

10th February-31st December 2021

Time: Any

Venue: Scottish Opera - online

Address: Scotland

Scottish Opera is showing Humperdinck’s enchanting Hansel and Gretel in the latest Scottish Opera: On Screen, filmed at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal. The whole family can immerse themselves in this...

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Moon Capers

22nd March-31st December 2021

Time: Any

Venue: The Brunton Theatre - Online

Address: Musselburgh

Shaper/Caper’s film Moon Capers is an interactive performance film from for ages 4-9 and their adults, designed to be enjoyed at home. There will be a trip to space to help rescue the cow who jumped...

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Edinburgh Science Festival 2021

26th June-11th July 2021

Time: Various

Venue: Edinburgh Science - various and online

Address: Edinburgh

This years's Edinburgh Science Festival will explore the theme One World. In a year that sees the us celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first draft of the human genome,...

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

6th-30th August 2021

Time: Various

Venue: Edinburgh - various and online

Address: Edinburgh

The Fringe will return this year! The exact format is still being worked out because of Covid but plans are in place to run events from 6 to 30 August. Check back for updates and details.

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Flags Ahoy

25th September 2021

Time: 10am - 12.30pm or 1.30 - 4pm

Venue: City Art Centre

Address: 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

A structured family drop-in session where you will make some little flags inspired by maritime themes in the centre's Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition. You could also make some seashore-bunting. Free.

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