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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...

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Edinburgh's Christmas line-up announced!

16th October 2019

Edinburgh’s Christmas celebrations have announced the line-up for this year with old favourites back and new events planned! The celebrations kick off with Light Night on Sunday November 17 when Santa will make a “flying” visit to Edinburgh’s Christmas and the Royal Mile. Before...

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Dick and Dom to host Bairns Afore!

8th October 2019

The Edinburgh Hogmanay 2019 line-up has been announced! Never mind all the adult stuff about Marc Almond on the Waverley stage - what's really important is that Dick and Dom are going to be hosting the Bairns Afore bash! As the main events get under way on the 31st December, families have the...

Families invited to public meetings over school changes

3rd October 2019

Parents and carers are being invited to public meetings this month over proposed changes to schooling in West Lothian. West Lothian Council has launched three separate school consultations due to the creation of a new secondary school in Winchburgh, a primary school at Calderwood and the relocation...

News in Edinburgh and the Lothians

1st October 2019

Vote for your favourite picture book! So will it be a unicorn expert, a ninja frog (and pals) or a station mouse who wins? The Scottish Book Trust’s 2020 Bookbug Picture Book Prize Shortlist has been announced and fans are invited to vote for their favourite by 5pm on Friday December 6. The...

Halloween and Mid Term Activities in Edinburgh and the Lothians

30th September 2019

Autumn is here and the leaves are putting on their coats of red and gold. It’s extraordinary how much change happens over this season – at the end of September we’ve still got golden days and (mainly) green trees, by November the twigs are bare and we can be feeling the first pinch...

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Vote for your favourite picture book!

26th September 2019

So will it be a unicorn expert, a ninja frog (and pals) or a station mouse who wins? The Scottish Book Trust’s 2020 Bookbug Picture Book Prize Shortlist has been announced and fans are invited to vote for their favourite by 5pm on Friday December 6. The shortlisted books are: Sophie Johnson:Unicorn...

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Youngsters invited to give up their bed for a night to help homeless

26th September 2019

Young people are being encouraged to give up their beds this December as part of the movement against homelessness. The Wee Sleep Out has been launched by social enterprise Social Bite, which has run Sleep In The Park events for adults in Scotland over the last few years raising more than £10...

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Junior brass band looking for new players!

26th September 2019

Newland Junior Brass Band is looking for new players.  The band is looking for anyone aged 8 and above to join their team. The band rehearses in Bathgate Partnership Centre on Monday evenings during term time. For more information, please PM the Newland Concert Brass Facebook page.

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The Listies scoop Primary Times award!

23rd September 2019

The winners of the seventh Primary Times Edinburgh Fringe Children’s Choice Award are Australian madcap duo The Listies! The Listies - Richard Higgins and Matt Kelly – clinched the award for their show Ickypedia after being awarded five stars by this magazine’s adult and children...

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Want to develop new teaching skills this autumn?

13th September 2019

Learn how to bring the subjects you teach to life using simple filmmaking and animation techniques on our free online course; Filmmaking and Animation in the Classroom, starting 23 September! Designed for educators working with young people aged 5-19, this three-week course will help you discover...

Edinburgh and the Lothians Schools Open Day Directory

2nd September 2019

For all our new P7s, it’s the last year of primary school. They’ve come a long way from those wee P1s entering the school gates, often with a wobble in their step – and lip! Now they are the oldest in the school and the best advice from former P7s and teachers is to grab all the...

Alphabetical listings of the Children Fringe shows 2019

8th July 2019

Here you can find the full list of Children’s Fringe shows, with links to our reviews for the Primary Times Children's Choice Awards, sorted alphabetically below. Reviews will be added to the shows as they come in, so keep an eye on this page! Shows beginning with A Shows...

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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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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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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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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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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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