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Autumn Nights at Five Sisters Zoo

9th October-15th November 2020

Time: Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, 6pm-9pm

Venue: Five Sisters Zoo

Address: Gavieside, West Calder, West Lothian

Website: fivesisterszoo.co.uk

Enchanted walkways,  illuminated water fountains, and musical lighting shows. Thousands of lights illuminated the animal enclosures and gardens. Toast marshmallows around fire pits. Tickets £12.95,...

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Amazing Architecture

10th-31st October 2020

Time: 1pm to 4pm (Saturdays and Sundays)

Venue: Palace of Holyroodhouse

Address: Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX

Website: www.rct.uk/whatson/event/1028221/Amazing-architecture

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is running an Amazing Architecture event every Saturday and Sunday in October. Find out how the palace was built over hundreds of years. Make a pop-up paper promenade inspired...

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Halloween Trail

10th-31st October 2020

Time: 10am to 3.30pm

Venue: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Address: Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ

Website: www.rbge.org.uk

The annual Halloween Trail at the Botanics returns. Complete a magical trail to help Caley the Garden Witch create a scarecrow to protect our autumn collection. Join in with Mì-àgh the...

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Pumpkin Festival

10th-31st October 2020

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: East Links Family Park

Address: Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1XF

Website: http://www.eastlinks.co.uk/

From the 10th until the 31st of October all children visiting the park can choose their own free pumpkin as part of their entrance ticket. There are carving stations set up near the pumpkin field, a daily...

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Secrets of the Witches' Wood

10th-31st October 2020

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Address: Millfield Livingston EH54 7AR

Website: almondvalley.co.uk

Follow the winding footpaths and venture into the lost lands of the Calder Witches. In a place of old magic you will encounter some strange sights, unexplained sounds and ghastly unforgettable smells....

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Pumpkin Picking

16th-31st October 2020

Time: Various pre-booked slots

Venue: Kilduff Farm

Address: Near Athelstaneford, North Berwick, East Lothian

Website: www.kilduff.co.uk/patch/

You can pick your own pumpkin for Halloween on The Patch at Kilduff Farm. There are hot drinks and snacks available to buy, a straw bale maze, toilets and a tent for shelter. No dogs. Tickets must be booked...

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Conifox Halloween Spooktacular

17th October-1st November 2020

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Conifox Adventure Park

Address: Kirkliston EH29 9ER

Website: conifox.co.uk

Includes pumpkin patch - come and carve your own! £3, no park entry needed. And a spooky trail, £2 plus park entry.

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Wondrous Woods

21st October-15th November 2020

Time: 5.30pm to 8.15pm (8.45pm Fridays)

Venue: Hopetoun House

Address: Hopetoun House, South Queensferry

Website: www.wondrouswoods.com

A 2km trail of outdoor sound, lighting and effects in the grounds of one of Scotland's grandest stately homes, Hopetoun House.  No access via Shore Road. Woodland trails suitable for off-road...

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Nerf Zombie Wars

24th October-1st November 2020

Time: 11am-3pm

Venue: Conifox Adventure Park

Address: Kirkliston EH29 9ER

Website: conifox.co.uk

Nerf Zombie Wars, 24-25 October and 31 Oct -1 Nov, 11am-3pm, £5

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Ghostbusters - Drive-in

29th-29th October 2020

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Edinburgh Airport

Address: Eastfield Avenue Edinburgh, EH12 9DN

Website: www.edinburghdrivein.co.uk

Drive-in Movies, a project by the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events, is proving extremely popular and they have announced their Halloween line-up. Ghostbusters (PG) is included and...

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After Dark in the Witches' Wood

30th-31st October 2020

Time: 4.30pm-8.30pm

Venue: Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Address: Millfield Livingston EH54 7AR

Website: almondvalley.co.uk

Strings of tiny lights guide your way to secret places. Spectacular beams of light form shapes among the trees, while strange creatures are revealed in the shadows. There's ancient magic in the air. Take...

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Coco - Drive-in

31st-31st October 2020

Time: 10.30am

Venue: Edinburgh Airport

Address: Eastfield Avenue Edinburgh, EH12 9DN

Website: www.edinburghdrivein.co.uk

Drive-in Movies, a project by the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events, is proving extremely popular and they have announced their Halloween line-up. Coco (PG) is included - despite...

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E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial

31st-31st October 2020

Time: 2pm

Venue: Edinburgh Airport

Address: Eastfield Avenue Edinburgh, EH12 9DN

Website: www.edinburghdrivein.co.uk

Drive-in Movies, a project by the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events, is proving extremely popular and they have announced their Halloween line-up. E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial (U)...

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Hocus Pocus - Drive-in

1st-1st November 2020

Time: 10.30am

Venue: Edinburgh Airport

Address: Eastfield Avenue Edinburgh, EH12 9DN

Website: www.edinburghdrivein.co.uk

Drive-in Movies, a project by the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events, is proving extremely popular and they have announced their Halloween line-up. Hocus Pocus (PG) is included. Three...

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Jurassic Park - Drive-in

1st-1st November 2020

Time: 5.30pm

Venue: Edinburgh Airport

Address: Eastfield Avenue Edinburgh, EH12 9DN

Website: www.edinburghdrivein.co.uk

Drive-in Movies, a project by the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events, is proving extremely popular and they have announced their Halloween line-up. Jurassic Park (PG) is included - on...

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Labyrinth - Drive-in

1st-1st November 2020

Time: 2pm

Venue: Edinburgh Airport

Address: Eastfield Avenue Edinburgh, EH12 9DN

Website: www.edinburghdrivein.co.uk

Drive-in Movies, a project by the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events, is proving extremely popular and they have announced their Halloween line-up. Labyrinth (U) is included - frustrated...

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Christmas Nights at Edinburgh Zoo

20th November-3rd January 2021

Time: 4.45pm to 9pm (last entry 7.30pm)

Venue: Edinburgh Zoo

Address: 134 Corstorphine Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 6TS

Website: www.edinburghzoo.org.uk

A light trail around the zoo passes Penguins Rock and an enchanted ice forest on the way to visit Santa’s workshop. Tickets start at £12 for children, £18 for adults. Entry slots...

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Christmas at the Botanics

26th November-3rd January 2021

Time: 4.15pm to 10pm (last entry 8.15pm)

Venue: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Address: Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh

Website: https://www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/christmas-at-the-botanics-2020/

A light show among the trees at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh including a laser garden, giant luminescent sculptures rising into the night sky and choreographed lights on the façade of Inverleith...

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Back to the Future - Drive-in

28th-28th November 2020

Time: 6pm

Venue: Edinburgh Airport

Address: Eastfield Avenue Edinburgh, EH12 9DN

Website: www.edinburghdrivein.co.uk

Drive-in Movies, a project by the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events, is proving extremely popular. Back to the Future (PG) is included in this weekend's list of films. Arrive...

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Santa's Grotto

28th November-23rd December 2020

Time: Times vary

Venue: Dalkeith Country Park

Address: Dalkeith Country Park, Via King's Gate, Dalkeith EH22 1ST

Website: dalkeithcountrypark.co.uk

Santa and his elves are bringing the magic of Christmas to Dalkeith Country Park. Obviously Santa is very keen to make sure everyone is safe so this year’s Grotto will be a socially distanced one...

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Toy Story - Drive-in

28th-28th November 2020

Time: 10.30am

Venue: Edinburgh Airport

Address: Drive-in Movies, Eastfield Avenue Edinburgh, EH12 9DN

Website: www.edinburghdrivein.co.uk

Drive-in Movies, a project by the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events, is proving extremely popular. Toy Story (PG) is included in this weekend's list of films. Arrive up to...

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Conifox Christmas Drive-Thru

3rd-23rd December 2020

Time: 2pm to 4pm; 4.30pm to 9pm

Venue: Conifox Adventure Park

Address: Kirkliston EH29 9ER

Website: www.conifox.co.uk

Conifox is hosting Santa in a Christmas Drive-Thru Experience. You can now meet Santa and his gang from the safety of your own car and experience a Toy Workshop, Reindeer Flying School, Mrs Claus’...

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Festive Forest

4th-24th December 2020

Time: 4pm to 10pm

Venue: Beecraigs Country Park

Address: by Linlithgow, West Lothian

Website: https://beecraigsfestiveforest.com/

A 1.8km trail through woods with festive illuminations, laser shows and special effects.  There is also a Santa’s Grotto and Storytelling Experience, and rides. Food and drink available. Recommended...

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The Paraffin Pixies Search for Santa

4th-23rd December 2020

Time: 3.30pm to 8.30pm (last time slot starts at 7.15pm) Fri & Sat (Dec 4 to 19) + Tue & Wed (Dec 22 & 23)

Venue: Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Address: Millfield Livingston EH54 7AR

Website: www.almondvalley.co.uk

The Paraffin Pixies Search for Santa is coming to Almond Valley. Illuminated trails wind among the trees and fields. Santa’s helpers, and his faithful reindeer are met, and you may catch a glimpse...

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Spectacle of Light

5th December-3rd January 2021

Time: 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Venue: Dalkeith Country Park

Address: Via King's Gate, Dalkeith EH22 1ST

Website: www.dalkeithcountrypark.co.uk

Spectacle of Light – a magical winter light show - returns to Dalkeith Country Park in December 2020. Mulled wine, hot chocolate and hot food will be available and early bird tickets...

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Lyceum Christmas Tales

16th-20th December 2020

Time: 7pm (also 2pm Sat Dec 19 and Sun Dec 20)

Venue: Royal Lyceum Theatre

Address: 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX

Website: lyceum.org.uk

An advent calendar of 12 stories has been devised by the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, starting online on December 1 with a free 15 minute Christmas story on the theatre’s website for families to...

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Car Park Panto: Horrible Christmas

30th-31st December 2020

Time: 2pm and 5pm (Dec 31) 11am, 2pm and 5pm (Dec 31)

Venue: Edinburgh Airport

Address: Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh, EH12 9DN

Website: www.ticketmaster.co.uk/car-park-panto

A drive-in panto with Horrible Histories. The festive season is in danger. Not from this year's usual suspects, but from a jolly man in red. The future of Christmas rests on one young boy,...

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