Sunday 29th July-Wednesday 1st Aug


For the fourth year running, the Free Sisters are hosting another Fringe for Bairns located in the courtyard at the Three Sisters on the Cowgate and various rooms around the building – expect children’s shows, face painting, magicians, an outdoor cinema and the return of the very popular courtyard petting zoo.

Full Rundown:
Sunday 29th July

9am-12am- Frozen Sing-a-Long with Anna & Elsa
12am-2pm- Fairy-tale Themed Arts & Crafts, Magician, Balloon Modeller, & Face Painter

Monday 30th July

10am-12am- Lego Games, Lego Themed Arts & Crafts, Magician, Balloon Modeller, & Face Painter
12am-2pm Bricks4Kids workshop

Tuesday 31st July

10am-12am- Animal Themed Arts & Crafts, Magician, Balloon Modeller, & Face Painter
12am-2pm- Petting Zoo

Wednesday 1st Aug

10am-2pm- Superhero Animal Themed Arts & Crafts, Magician, Balloon Modeller, & Face Painter

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Kids Pop Up Cinema

Every Sunday from July 29th till Aug 19th in partnership with Scottish Autism

Sunday 29th July

Frozen Sing A Long with Anna & Elsa

Sunday 5th Aug

Beauty & The Beast with Belle

Sunday 12th Aug

Brave and Kids Ceilidh

Sunday 19th Aug

Moana with Moana

All movies are at 9am.

We will be working with Scottish Autism to make the events as inclusive as possible as well as hopefully raise some funds to help them enable people living with autism in Scotland through the whole life journey.

All the events are completely FREE but there will be an opportunity to donate.


Back for the 15th year of free shows in Edinburgh: 1000’s of performances start on August the 2nd and run all month until the 26th. A month of frivolous free fun all around the city.

With top names from the world of Stand-up, Cabaret, Theatre, Music and Kids shows; Award winners and Nominees, faces you’ll recognise from film and TV, and the very best of talent putting on the very best fringe shows for free all month (with contributions accepted at the end of each performance).

All events are free and unticketed, just show up on the door!

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