Kids, Storytelling

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Fringe by the Sea

With a spot of sea air and an entertaining line-up of music, comedy, theatre, film, author and children's events, North Berwick's multi-arts festival offers a respite from the madness of Edinburgh in festival season.

Various venues: North Berwick

Fri 2 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

Sat 3 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

Sun 4 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

…and 7 more dates until 11 Aug

Social in the Gardens

Scotland's festival of social enterprise that celebrates the field with a day of market stalls, live music, open air family ceilidh, art exhibition, food stalls and a bar - all produced and run by social enterprises that are working to improve people's quality of life here in Scotland. The 2019 event will be free as it…

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Jul

Free / 0131 228 1276

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Sat 27 Jul

Free / 0131 228 1276

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Vogrie Superhero Adventure

Turn into one of Vogrie Country Park's superheroes at this interactive activity for kids under the age of 12.

Vogrie Country Park, Gorebridge

Thu 11 Jul

£3 (Children £6; Family £20) / 01875 821990

For large group bookings of more than 20 people, discounts can apply. These bookings are to be made directly with the Booking Team who can be contacted at greg@trotworkevents.co.uk.

Fri 12 Jul

£3 (Children £6; Family £20) / 01875 821990

For large group bookings of more than 20 people, discounts can apply. These bookings are to be made directly with the Booking Team who can be contacted at greg@trotworkevents.co.uk.

Sat 13 Jul

£3 (Children £6; Family £20) / 01875 821990

For large group bookings of more than 20 people, discounts can apply. These bookings are to be made directly with the Booking Team who can be contacted at greg@trotworkevents.co.uk.

Sun 14 Jul

£3 (Children £6; Family £20) / 01875 821990

For large group bookings of more than 20 people, discounts can apply. These bookings are to be made directly with the Booking Team who can be contacted at greg@trotworkevents.co.uk.

I Believe In Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo

Wizard Presents Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents brings Morpurgo's treasured story to life, sparking imagination in both young and old. This intimate five-star show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. It is a tale of the power of books, and the bravery of a young boy…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

Pleasance Two

£6.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 26 Aug

Folk at the Farm - Shropshire Folklore, Story and Music Festival

A festival in a day! Celebrate Folklore, stories & music at the wonderful Acton Scott Historic Farm (Famed Victorian Farm BBC TV) nestled within the Shropshire hills landscape. Tranquillity, farm animals, storytelling, folklore, folk music, folk art exhibition, stalls, food, bar, family activity paddock, pop up…

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Church Stretton

Sat 20 Jul

£15 Adult (in advance) (£9 OAP (in advance); Children £5 Child (in advance); Family £30 2 adults & up to 3 children (in advance)) / 01694 781306

The Portstewart Community Red Sails Festival

There's fun for all the family at this festival, with a variety of storytelling, magic and puppet shows, Victorian-themed workshops, fancy dress competitions, street theatre, live music and more.

The Crescent, Portstewart

Mon 22 Jul

Times vary / Free / 028 7034 4723

Tue 23 Jul

Times vary / Free / 028 7034 4723

Wed 24 Jul

Times vary / Free / 028 7034 4723

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jul

Samhuinn Fire Festival

Hosted by Beltane Fire Society, the Samhuinn Fire Festival celebrates the Celtic New Year, marking the end of summer and welcoming the onset of winter. The change of seasons is brought to life through wild drumming, fire-dancing, acrobatics, and vibrant costumes.

Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed

3 Harbours Arts Festival

A diverse mix of art, music, performance and heritage which has been hosted by the delightful East Lothian locations of Prestonpans, Port Seton and Cockenzie for over a decade now.

Various venues: East Lothian

Sat 29 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Sun 30 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Mon 1 Jul

Times & prices to be confirmed

…and 6 more dates until 7 Jul

When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish

Dommy B / PBH's Free Fringe In the middle of the night, there's a noise – a snuffling and a shuffling and a splintering of wood. A line of troll-prints lead out the door, across the lawn and into the deep, dark forest. When a grotesque gang of greedy trolls steal all the village’s pets (including Nikki’s favourite…

Ciao Roma, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

Downstairs

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Downstairs

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

Downstairs

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 24 Aug

Historic Underground

Learn about the history of Georgian Edinburgh through a tour of the Blair Street Underground Vaults.

Mercat Tours, Edinburgh

Tue 25 Jun

£14 (£12; Children £9; Family £37) / 0131 225 5445

  • 12:00 – 13:15
  • 14:00 – 15:15
  • 16:00 – 17:15

Wed 26 Jun

£14 (£12; Children £9; Family £37) / 0131 225 5445

  • 12:00 – 13:15
  • 14:00 – 15:15
  • 16:00 – 17:15

Thu 27 Jun

£14 (£12; Children £9; Family £37) / 0131 225 5445

  • 12:00 – 13:15
  • 14:00 – 15:15
  • 16:00 – 17:15
…and 277 more dates until 31 Mar 2020

Olaf Falafel – It's One Giant Leek for Mankind

Olaf Falafel Surrealist comedian, author, illustrator and Fringe favourite Olaf Falafel presents his latest book It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the historic 1969 moon landing, this hilarious silly show is packed full of jokes, farts, drawing, moon baboons and oversized vegetables!

Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Main room

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Free Festival.

Sat 3 Aug

Main room

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Free Festival.

Sun 4 Aug

Main room

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Free Festival.

…and 7 more dates until 11 Aug

Portland Street Exchange Southampton: Arts and Literature

Local creatives host this day of literary-themed workshops and activities.

Mutrend Lab, Southampton

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 02380 972 366

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

Showstopper Productions Ltd and Something for the Weekend Fringe favourites and Olivier Award-winning improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids' ideas and transform them on the spot into interactive musical adventures. Captain Underpants underwater? Done! SpongeBob and the Gruffalo on the moon? No worries! Kids…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

Pleasance Two

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Pleasance Two

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Pleasance Two

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 18 Aug

Alice and the Little Prince

Toby Mitchell and Co A girl from Oxford meets a boy from Asteroid B-612. A chance encounter between two of the world's favourite fictional characters – inspired by the fantastic books by Lewis Carroll and Saint-Exupéry… Curiouser and curiouser! Devised and performed by Toby Mitchell (co-director of Tall Stories Theatre…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

The Green

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

The Green

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

The Green

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 18 Aug

Ballater Victoria Week

Initiated in 1987 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Queen Victoria's accession and to raise funds for the refurbishment of the Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater's Victoria Week brings together numerous sections of the community to lay on a host of fun activities for all ages.

Various venues: Ballater

Sat 3 Aug

prices vary

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sun 4 Aug

prices vary

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Mon 5 Aug

prices vary

  • 12:00 – 00:00
…and 6 more dates until 11 Aug

Debi Gliori

Max had lots of ideas for what would be his ideal pet. A cat? A dog? A penguin? A shark? A dragon? For some reason, Max's parents weren't quite so keen. Join Debi Gliori to hear the story of The Bookworm and draw your own idea of what happened next. Debi, creator of the Bookbug mascot, has written and illustrated so…

North Berwick Library

Fri 2 Aug

£2.50 / 01620 820700

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Charlotte Country Day School The National Theatre's adaptation comes to life in Dr. Seuss's classic story. Join Cat as he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. Presented by Charlotte Country Day, an award-winning American High School Drama programme. This play is sure to delight with the trickiest of…

Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

South Wing

Free / 0131 447 4520

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

First Piano on the Moon: Will Pickvance

Will Pickvance Adapting Mozart, Chopin and Scott Joplin for outer space requires a specially equipped pianist. Will has been doing some groundwork. As schoolmates study for exams, he's busy making preparations for his lunar recital. How will less gravity affect hand position? Do melodies get homesick? Stories come…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 18 Aug

Return of the Garrison

A chance to meet your favourite Star Wars characters.

National Space Centre, Leicester

Sat 29 Jun

0116 258 2111

Sensory Storytelling and Crafts

An afternoon of storytelling and craft activities, drawing inspiration from the natural wonders around Loch of the Lowes.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Sat 29 Jun

£4.50 (£3.50; Family £8.50; Children £1) / 01350 727 337

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Spec-tacular

Tiny T's Tiny Theatre Once upon a time there was a creative and beautiful family who were about to lose everything. But when Starla, a little girl with a big imagination, finds some exciting objects in boxes from the attic, she realises they could turn their fortunes around. Armed with a pair of 'spiffing specs' from…

Riddle's Court, Edinburgh

Mon 5 Aug

Q2

£11.50 (£8.50) / 0131 510 8789

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

Q2

£11.50 (£8.50) / 0131 510 8789

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

Q2

£11.50 (£8.50) / 0131 510 8789

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 18 Aug

Tidelines Book Festival

Largs-based book festival with a great little line-up of events for kids and adults alike.

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

Thu 26 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01294 274059

Fri 27 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01294 274059

Sat 28 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01294 274059

Sun 29 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01294 274059

Winter at the Museum

Series of Christmas-themed activities for the wee ones, featuring a winter exhibition, storytelling, seasonal arts and crafts, film screenings and an Elf School.

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell

Sat 23 Nov

Sun 24 Nov

Mon 25 Nov

…and 29 more dates until 24 Dec

Big Fat Poo Bergers

Pinch your nose and dive into some 'seweriffic' activities, in celebration of the inventor of London's sewer system Joseph Bazalgette's 200th birthday.

Aldgate Square, London EC3N

Thu 19 Sep

Fri 20 Sep

Sat 21 Sep

Sun 22 Sep

Big Jam Sandwich: Summer Picnic in the Park

Outdoor concert for family with story-time, sing-a-longs, magic and fun.

Garon Park, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 4 Aug

£12.25–£165.25 (Children £12.25–£22.25; Family £26.75–£71.75)