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Disney’s The Lion King

5th December-18th April 2020

Time: 7.30pm (matinees 2.30pm)

Venue: Edinburgh Playhouse

Address: Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical is the powerful story of Simba and his epic adventure to his destined role...

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Parasites: Battle for Survival

6th December-19th April 2020

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: National Museum of Scotland

Address: Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

This interactive family-friendly exhibition will explore the fight to eliminate five tropical diseases and the role of research taking place in Scotland. Best suited to older primary school children and...

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Afternoon tea at Almond Valley

20th January-22nd March 2020

Time: 2pm-4pm

Venue: Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Address: Millfield Livingston EH54 7AR

Afternoon teas with a range of sandwiches and sweet treats for grown-ups and mini-versions for children.  Afternoon tea costs £12 per adult and £6 per child, it must be booked 24 hours...

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Tyrannosaurs

23rd January-4th May 2020

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: National Museum of Scotland

Address: Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

Meet the most feared and revered of all dinosaurs in this cutting-edge family-friendly exhibition. Adult £12, Over 60s £10, concs £9,child (5–15) £6, Under 5s free, Family...

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Lion cub encounters

4th-29th February 2020

Time: 10am-4pm (last admission 3pm)

Venue: Edinburgh Zoo

Address: 134 Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh EH12 6TS

Visit the three Asiatic lion cubs Edinburgh Zoo! The cubs were named by Edinburgh residents after the birth of two boys and a girl last year. Named in tribute to the Gir forest in western India where the...

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