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More details - MCN Scottish Festival
The two day event will bring together the best of biking plus a whole host of live entertainment and tribute bands to rock you through the weekend.
Royal Highland Showground
Today and Sun 22 Jul

More details - Den Building Adventures
DEN-BUILDING ADVENTURES - daily from 30th June to 20th August Join the tribe for daring daily adventures exploring some of the wildest and most remote corners of the Almond Valley site.
Almond Valley Heritage Centre
Today to Mon 20 Aug

More details - Love Drama Summer Extravaganza 2018!
Love Drama Camps are a fun, five day experience during selected selected school holidays. The camps are attended by children from East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian, The Borders and Fife. We believe that it is the spirit, camaraderie and friendships that makes a camp so special.
5, Stoneyhill Farm Road
Mon 23 Jul to Fri 27 Jul

More details - Fort Douglas Summer Holiday Sessions
Get the kids outdoors and away from the screens this summer with a visit to Fort Douglas. During the summer holidays you’ll find lots of extra activities in this magical adventure playground, included in your entry fee.
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Nr Edinburgh
Mon 23 Jul to Fri 27 Jul, Mon 30 Jul to Fri 3 Aug, Mon 6 Aug to Fri 10 Aug

More details - Speed Dating in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Speed Dating About Speed Dating in Edinburgh Events At one of our Edinburgh Speed Dating events, you will have four minutes to chat to each date.
Lulu, 125b George Street
Thu 26 Jul

More details - Day out with Thomas
Travel on the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. Engines with friendly faces, children’s entertainment, competitions, face painting, fairground attractions: a popular event with young fans of the Railway Stories by Rev W Awdry and his son Christopher, as seen on TV.
Boness & Kinneil Railway
Sat 28 Jul and Sun 29 Jul

More details - The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute
Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will surely know and by the end of the evening
Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Peebles Peebles
Wed 1 Aug

More details - Audacious Mr Astley - how the circus REALLY began!
In this 250th Anniversary year of the world’s first circus performance, the ’father of the modern circus’ Philip Astley is reincarnated by his modern-day equivalent.
Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33), 60 Pleasance, EDINBURGH
Wed 1 Aug to Mon 27 Aug
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More details - Zippos Cirque Berserk!
For the very first time at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Direct from a string of sold-out seasons in London’s Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and the West End, Britain’s favourite contemporary thrill circus is on tour to amaze and entertain.
Lennox Theatre - Pleasance at EICC, EDINBURGH
Fri 3 Aug to Sun 26 Aug

More details - Youth Music Theatre UK - Musical Theatre Summer Camp (Edinburgh)
YMT’s Musical Theatre Summer Camps are fun-filled 6-day summer activity holidays providing intense, creative training for anyone aged 11-17 looking to explore their potential and develop their acting, singing and dancing abilities.
Merchiston Castle School, Colinton Road, Edinburgh
Mon 6 Aug to Sat 11 Aug

More details - Handmade Edinburgh
HANDMADE EDINBURGH – THE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT AND DESIGN FAIR This summer, Scotland’s renowned Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will play host to the third edition of international craft and design fair, Handmade Edinburgh.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 20A Inverleith Row Edinburgh
Fri 10 Aug to Sun 12 Aug

More details - Speed Dating in Edinburgh
Speed Dating in Edinburgh How speed dating in Edinburgh works By simply arriving at venue for the Speed Dating in Edinburgh event, you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening and confirm how many people you will be dating.
Lulu, 125b George Street
Thu 23 Aug

More details - Day Out With Thomas
Travel on the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. Engines with friendly faces, children’s entertainment, competitions, face painting, fairground attractions: a popular event with young fans of the Railway Stories by Rev W Awdry and his son Christopher, as seen on TV. Special timetable : hourly departures to Birkhill from 10.
Boness & Kinneil Railway
Sat 8 Sep and Sun 9 Sep

More details - Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight
Indulge in this diverse programme as London Concertante present Four Seasons from both hemispheres, works by English mastermind Sir Edward Elgar, and German giants, Bach and Mozart.
High Street, Edinburgh
Sat 29 Sep

More details - Spooky Happenings
SPOOKY HAPPENINGS - daily from 6th to 31st October As the nights get darker, mysterious creatures emerge from the dark corners of the old farm. Grab your trail sheet and look out for the clues on your spooky quest.
Almond Valley Heritage Centre
Sat 6 Oct to Wed 31 Oct

More details - Friday Fright Night
FRIDAY FRIGHT NIGHT- 26th October - from 18.00 to 21.00 A little extra horror once the sun goes down, with a scary surprise around every corner, ghost trains to nowhere, and trailer rides circuiting the graveyard. Come dressed to kill.
Almond Valley Heritage Centre
Fri 26 Oct

More details - Spooky Saturday All Day Halloween Party
SPOOKY SATURDAY - 27th October - the all-day Halloween Party - 10.00 to 17.00 On the Saturday before Halloween there’s even more spooky fun going on throughout the day - dooking for apples and other traditional games, crafts and creations, and music for monster dancing - ideal for families with younger...
Almond Valley Heritage Centre
Sat 27 Oct

More details - Steam 'n' Scream Hallowe'en Weekend
Travel on the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. Try to frighten our spooks with your fancy dress! A train journey and spooky fun for everyone. Trains at 10.45, 12.10 & 14.10 Standard fares apply; Come in fancy dress! (No need to book) .
Boness & Kinneil Railway
Sat 27 Oct and Sun 28 Oct

More details - Steam Gala weekend
See the Scottish Railway Preservation Society’s steam locos and their finest coaching stock. See website www.bkrailway.co.uk for updates.
Bo’ness Railway, Union Street. Bo’ness
Sat 3 Nov and Sun 4 Nov

More details - Bach Violin Concertos by Candlelight
Presenting J. S. Bach’s finest concertos alongside household names and hidden gems of the genre, London Concertante and guest soloists promise a magical evening of remarkable musical and delightful entertainment.
St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh
Sat 10 Nov

More details - Santa Steam Trains
Travel on the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. Santa travels by Steam Train, giving a gift to each of the young passengers. Christmas decorations and Christmas songs create a festive atmosphere. Adults receive seasonal refreshments at Bo’ness station. Special timetable; Advance Booking Essential.
Boness & Kinneil Railway
Sat 1 Dec, Sun 2 Dec, Sat 8 Dec, Sun 9 Dec, Sat 15 Dec, Sun 16 Dec, Sat 22 Dec, Sun 23 Dec

More details - Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight
With a programme loaded full of Classical delights and Baroque masterpieces, this magical concert presented by London Concertante, is one you do not want to miss!
St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh
Fri 7 Dec

More details - Santa's Farmyard Cottage
SANTA’S FARMYARD COTTAGE -  8th, 9th, and daily from 14th - 24th December Once again, it’s the time of the year when dear old Santa Claus visits Almond Valley and settles into his comfortable farmyard cottage within a chilly midwinter forest.
Almond Valley Heritage Centre
Sat 8 Dec, Sun 9 Dec, Fri 14 Dec to Mon 24 Dec

More details - Santa Breakfasts
SANTA BREAKFASTS - 14th, 17th - 21st December Enjoy a tasty breakfast before visiting jolly old Santa in his magic cottage. Brilliant breakfasts are served at 10.30 and 11.00, and must be booked in advance.
Almond Valley Heritage Centre
Fri 14 Dec, Mon 17 Dec to Fri 21 Dec

More details - Viennese Christmas by Candlelight
Touring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel the length and breadth of the country presenting treats from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies, and baubles.
St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh
Fri 14 Dec

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