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Ray Harryhausen - Titan Of Cinema

14th June-20th February 2022

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Modern Two

Address: 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DS

An epic journey into magical movie nostalgia. Without Ray’s pioneering techniques there would be no Star Wars, Wallace and Gromit or Lord of the Rings. Adults from £12, Under 12s free.

Indoor Activities

Flying Into The Future Trail at East Fortune

7th September-31st October 2021

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: National Museum of Flight

Address: East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian, EH39 5LF

The Scottish Government have set challenging targets to reduce the negative impact of aviation by 2040 but how might that happen? Explore the museum with a new family-friendly trail. Learn about the challenges...

Outdoor Events

Spooktacular

8th-31st October 2021

Time: 5.30pm-9pm (various time slots)

Venue: Edinburgh Zoo

Address: 134 Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh EH12 6TS

This Halloween, Edinburgh Zoo is opening its gates after dark to invite you on a family friendly spooktacular trail through the zoo. On selected dates from Friday 8 until Sunday 31 October, you...

Indoor Activities

Holyrood Herbs at the palace

14th-30th October 2021

Time: 11am-2pm

Venue: Palace of Holyroodhouse

Address: Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX

In the past, it was believed that ‘bad air’ could spread infection and disease. People would often use plants and herbs to make the air smell better. A family event to find out more about herbs and...

Outdoor Events

Pumpkin Festival at East Links

15th-31st October 2021

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: East Links Family Park

Address: Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1XF

Free pumpkin for every child - choose your own, carve a scary face on it and take it away. Daily fancy dress competition, themed hunt and lots of scary fun, music and jokes around the park. Tickets to...

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