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Games With James


August 1 – 18 (not 14) - 11am

11a Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD

Award-winning comedian and UK board-gaming champion James Cook invites you to play board games live on stage. Buckaroo, Guess Who, Hungry Hippos and more, played like never before. For ages 5+. Free, non-ticketed.

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Girl Scouts vs Aliens


31 July - 26 August (not 13 or 20), 12.10pm

Assembly George Square Studios, George Square, EH8 9LH

Get ready for the greatest low-fi sci-fi comedy adventure on Earth! Our team: four Scouts on camp. Their team: alien invaders in the next field! Can the girls save the world and keep the gang together? Suitable for 7-13 years.

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The Greatest Magic Show


August 1 -24 (not 12 and 19) - 11.30am

Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, EH2 2LR

Winner of Fringe World 2019 Best Children’s Show Weekly Award. The multi-award winning sensation is coming to Edinburgh for the first time – with incredible illusions and circus stunts! Ages 3-12. Tickets £7-£12.

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Read the review for Primary Times' Children's Choice Awards


Grumpy Pants


August 1 - 25, 11am

Laughing Horse @ the Free Sisters, 139 Cowgate EH1 1JS

A hilarious mix of physical comedy, experimental juggling and fork throwing. Yes! Forks! Free, non-ticketed. For ages 4+.

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