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Top dark night reads for children

3rd January 2020

There's no time like winter to curl up with a book.  Here's my top choices for wintry reads with children that have been favourites in our family. Immi by Karen Littlewood Beautiful tale and beautiful illustrations in this story about an Innuit girl and how colour is brought to her...

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What to do with kids in 2020 - our top choices!

3rd January 2020

2020 marks not just a new year but a whole new decade! As the new year begins, we look ahead to just some of the exciting events and trends for children in Edinburgh and Lothians in 2020. Get up close to dinosaurs The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs will make its only...

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“Medical history with a humorous twist . . one of the funniest tours we’ve ever taken”

8th December 2019

“Medical history with a humorous twist . . one of the funniest tours we’ve ever taken”  Our review of Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh's Medical History Tour Today Hailey (aged 11) and I travelled back in time over 500 years in the fair city of Edinburgh,...

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St John Vianney pupils win competition to transform school classroom

28th November 2019

Primary school pupils’ idea for a new inspiring space in their school will become a reality after they won an innovative new competition run by the City of Edinburgh Council. St John Vianney RC Primary School pupils came up with the idea of transforming their outdated Audio Visual room into...

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"We left feeling full of festive spirit"

23rd November 2019

My 11 year old daughter and I were lucky enough to experience the opening night of Christmas at the Botanics, and what a wonderful time we had! To be honest, as we went in on a chilly, slightly damp November evening I hadn’t thought too much about Christmas yet, but by the time we came out we were...

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Schools win sports awards

21st November 2019

A record number of Scottish schools have received a prestigious award from sportscotland including 39 from Edinburgh, 20 from Midlothian, 63 fromWest Lothian and eight from East Lothian. The sportscotland School Sport Award is presented for innovation and achievement in delivering school sport and...

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...

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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.

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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