Eeeny Meeny Miney Mo, to Which Show Should My Child Go...

Monday’s child is fair of face. Tuesday’s child is full of grace. Wednesday’s child has parents who use our patented show match machine and gets to go to a Fringe show that’s just right for them!

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Messy Monster By Eunjoo Lee
Published 20 Jul 2016

Messy monsters – love to get their hands dirty

Baby Loves Disco: An absolute hoot. For babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Involves music, face-painting, dressing up – the works!

Electric Circus, times and dates vary

The Amazing Scene Machine: Learn how to make models with Jim Parkyn of Aardman Animations – the next Wallace and Gromit are just a few squeezes of clay away. 

Pleasance Courtyard, times vary, 5-25 August, not 8, 15, 22


Lord and Lady Laughs-a-Lot – love to roll about laughing

Trash Test Dummies: Comedy Circus from Australia complete with wheelie bins. What's not hilarious about that?

Underbelly's Circus Hub, times vary, 4-21 August, not 10, 15

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil: This super villian on a mission needs minions to help him take over the world. Are you up to the challenge? 

Sweet Grassmarket, 11:40am, 6-20 August


Baby Bard – has an imagination that knows no bounds

Drama Workshops for 5-12s: Generally, the Spotlites Theatre workshops are a good bet. It's really hands-on stuff.

Spotlites, 9:30am, various dates

The Story of Mr B: Puppets, shadows and more in this play set inside a giant pop-up book. 

Institut français d'Ecosse, times vary, 5-28 August, not 15, 22


Too cool for school – slightly older kids

Comedy Club4Kids: No rude words, but loads of jokes, and actual comedians who don't talk down.

Assembly Roxy, 5:35pm, 5-28 August

How to Be a Rock Star: What better way to learn about body positivity than through the medium of air guitar? 

Assembly George Square Gardens, 3:15pm, 4-29 August, not 17


Quietly Curious – kids who aren’t quite as keen on the razzle dazzle

Taiwan Season: The Adventure of Puppets: All the way from Taiwan, the action here all takes place on a tabletop

Summerhall, 11:45am, 4-28 August, not 15

I Got Superpowers For My Birthday: A new play about three almost-teens on an epic quest to protect the world from an evil overland, performed in a beautiful pop-up theatre. 

Roundabout @ Summerhall, 11:00am, 5-21 August, not 9, 16