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Easter and Spring activities in Edinburgh

19th April 2018

Gardens, parks, attractions and even houses will be scattered with Easter eggs this March and April as eagle-eyed youngsters go on the hunt for these oval shaped objects, and hope for a surprise and a treat!  To read about Easter events and activities in Edinburgh click here...       Easy...

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Parties Edinburgh

19th April 2018

Everyone remembers parties from their childhood, so when it’s your child’s turn to host a party, naturally you will want to make it extra special for them. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to arrange a bespoke party, whether this is at home or a party venue of choice. Many venues...

Reviews of the Children's Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe

10th September 2018

All Children’s Fringe acts reviewed by the Primary Times team are available to read here.    Read the reviews and see what the children thought of the shows too.  Read more about children’s shows and reviews at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe    

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After school activities for children in Edinburgh

3rd September 2018

Prolong that summer holiday feeling at the beginning of the autumn term by making the most of the weekends. Need some ideas? Here are some for you…   Septemberfest 2018 Community Festival at Broughton High School The theme at this year’s Septemberfest, at Broughton High School,...

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Announcing the winner of this year's Edinburgh Fringe and Primary Times Children's Choice Award

18th August 2018

  The Garden of Delight wins this year’s Primary Times Children’s Choice Award! Local and visiting family audiences, who have been streaming into the city in their droves, have been engaged by the diverse variety of compelling performances and shows at this year’s Edinburgh...

Edinburgh and the Lothians Schools Open Day Directory

9th June 2018

The last year of primary school is often an exciting one for pupils in P7. The children start the year by becoming the eldest of their peers, giving many of them a welcome boost in confidence. They also know that they’ll be moving on, so there’s a sense of excitement, or sometimes anxiety,...

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Performing Arts in Edinburgh

19th April 2018

When deciding on a suitable performing arts school for your child, there will be questions that need answering first. For example, what are the time commitments – ‘How often are the classes held?’ and ‘How long do the classes last?’ You will also need to consider...

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Holiday Hotspots in and around Edinburgh

19th April 2018

We know it's not easy organising a family holiday as you need ideas for things to do on a family day out that will inspire, excite, challenge, reward and entertain lots of different people all at once. And then, everyone wants a whole lot of new things to do tomorrow….. Well, it's...

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News in Edinburgh

19th April 2018

Childcare providers urged to sign up for Meningitis Awareness Childcare providers are being encouraged to demonstrate their commitment to fighting deadly meningitis by signing up to the UK’s first Meningitis Aware Recognition Mark for the sector. There are about 8,000 cases of all types of meningitis...

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Healthy Family - Edinburgh

19th April 2018

These 'Healthy Family' features highlight preventative health conditions amongst families. This feature looks at ways to keep colds and flu at bay... Also in the Healthy Family Series:   The State of the Nation's Health Building a Child's Confidence Help...

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Father's Day in Edinburgh

19th April 2018

It's Father’s Day on 17 June Personalised presents or thoughtful gestures will help make dads, grandpas or the other important men in your child’s life feel special and loved this Father’s Day. Here’s a few thoughts:   Wash his Car Those four wheels parked...

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Signs of Sepsis

19th April 2018

LOOK OUT for Signs of Sepsis… Sepsis, also known as Septicemia or blood poisoning, is potentially a life-threatening condition that is triggered by an infection. In sepsis, the body’s immune system goes into overdrive, setting off a series of reactions including widespread inflammation,...

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Summer Camps and Childcare in Edinburgh

8th January 2018

Occupying the active minds of young children over the long school summer holiday can sometimes pose a bit of a challenge to parents, who are juggling work commitments, finances and a multitude of other activities. So, the summer camps, workshops and play schemes in the area, that offer quality childcare...

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Summer camps and play schemes in Edinburgh

1st May 2017

Occupying the active minds of young children over the long school summer holiday can sometimes pose a bit of a challenge to parents, who are juggling work commitments, finances and a multitude of other activities. So, the summer camps, workshops and play schemes in the area, that offer quality childcare...

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