Summerhall is a fantastic venue….the cafe is great, its an interesting building to explore and the courtyard is a lovely place to sit in the sun and there is always an exhibition or two to discover on a visit. Not only all this but they have a great little room where they have ‘Animal Antics‘ – a place where you can play with your child, do arts and crafts and generally have lots of fun. Sadly this space is closed from July 3rd but they have an alternative and very exciting sounding room instead for the festival :
Jolly Jungle – Summerhall’s Fringe Play Space – this is for 0-6 year olds and looks ace…a perfect space to play with the children and find some peace and quiet inbetween all the shows ! Featuring toys, soft play, arts and crafts and a story corner for little-ies.
August 5th – 24th Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays and also closed Friday 8th and Staurday 9th too). Costs £2 per child for 1 hour of play / 6months £1 Open 11am – 4.30pm
On top of all this, they are hosting some great sounding children’s shows too ! Here are my top picks :
Duck, Death and the Tulip – A duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with death…using mime, magic and puppets to deal with a dfiifcult subject.
August 5th – 24th (not 11th/18th) 10.00
Kid Box – Kid explores the relationship between mother and kid through lighting and sound design and Box breaks the barrier of dream and reality – ‘ A powerful double bill of dance transforms poetry into body language.’
August 5th – 24th (not 11th/18th) 13.00
The Worm – An Underground Adventure – Join Wilma and William, two nature lovers, on a journey underground as they discover a family of friendly, musical worms and their colourful miniature world. The Worm is a fun filled musical tale guaranteed to make everyone giggle, wiggle and love the squirmy wonders beneath our feet.
August 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 16th, 17th 10.30