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Game On 2.0


Jul 30-31 Aug 1-19    Times vary

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

Direct from Australia for kids of all ages – Game On 2.0 is the sequel to the 2015 cult interactive comedy for kids all about video games – Game On! Matty Grey is returning to Gameland to fight his way to freedom through a whole new series of games and pixelated chaos. 

Suitability: 5+ (5-12)

Box Office: 0131 622 6801


The Garden of Delight


Jul 31 Aug 1-14, 18-19    2.00pm

Duddingston Kirk Manse Gardens, Old Church Lane, EH15 3PX

We have a simple environmental message: look after our world before people destroy it forever. The children journey back in time with Tumshie the jester joining the inhabitants of the garden with music and singing along the way. The audience explore the venue to discover how they can help, meeting magical folk and finding clues to help them on the quest. 

Suitability: 3+ (4-10)

Box Office: book via website

Primary Times Children's Choice Award review


The Greatest Goat of All Time


Aug 2-20, 22-26    3.00pm

Assembly George Square Gardens, George Square, EH8 9LH

World premiere of this fresh, funny, fantastical story starring award-winning comedian, singer and dancer Charlie Baker. Live clip-clop hip-hop soundtrack accompanies our hero on her journey from 0-100% confidence with her magically tuneful farmyard friend. Jokes! Songs! A goat! (plastic). Smiles! (Not plastic). 

Suitability: 8+ (7 and older)

Box Office: 0131 623 3030

Primary Times Children's Choice Award Review



The Gruffalo, the Witch and the Warthog with Julia Donaldson


Aug 2-14, 16-27    11.00am

Underbelly, George Square, George Square, EH8 9LH

The UK's best-selling author Julia Donaldson returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show featuring Room on the Broom, The Magic Paintbrush, The Ugly Five, Superworm, The Gruffalo and newly released The Cook and the King. The cast of five, including husband Malcolm, bring Julia's stories to life with songs, puppetry and plenty of help from the audience.

Suitability: 3+ (3-10)

Box Office: 0131 510 0395

Primary Times Children's Choice Award review


Grimms Fairer Tales


Aug 5-19    12.55pm

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ

With wolves, witches and goblins, the story unfolds as the audience is invited to become part of the drama. The Brothers Grimm collected their classic tales over 200 years ago. Today, interactive storyteller Eden Ballantyne has reimagined them for a contemporary audience. 

Box office: 0131 556 6550


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