I’m Lizzy and I’m a mother to two fantastic children aged 13 and 10 and have lived in Edinburgh for over twenty years now – I’ve enjoyed many festivals in Edinburgh over the years and lately have enjoyed discovering what’s on offer for the kids. I am a huge fan of the Fringe festival and the Book festival and love Edinburgh summers! I started this blog as a way to share my love of the festivals and also as a one-stop shop of what’s on offer for families.
Here’s a little background to why I started the blog from my first ever post :
“…I LOVE the Edinburgh festivals, all of them, and have worked my way through them through many stages of my life – but since having children, my activities have changed – gone are the beautiful dawn mornings crossing the meadows after a late late night which began somewhere in the Spiegal garden – gone are the spontaneous ‘lets just see whats on right now and buy a ticket’ moments with friends that more often than not ended a little disastrously – gone are the intellectually motivating and inspiring author discussions mid afternoon at the Book festival….now I look out for child friendly venues, free arts and crafts corners, face painting, ice cream stands, space for kids to run around and not cause chaos, free entertainment, buggy parking…….but I still love it. Infact I love it so much I thought I’d write about it ! I’m not the most eloquent or fluid writers but after such a great experience enjoying all the festivals last summer I decided to share some of that joy and also create a space where others could find out what’s on offer in one place including all the fantastic free stuff going on around the city for kids during the festivals….”
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Starting in 2017, I have a guest contributor for the blog, covering what is on offer for parents of littler little ones : I’m Katriona and I’ve lived in Edinburgh for over 20 years. I have a just turned 6 year old who is rapidly becoming a seasoned culture goer. She has a great concentration span for shows and is willing to try anything! We’ve joined Lizzy to add a younger perspective to the festivals. We like shows which entertain, engage and inspire!
Joining us from 2018 is Toni Dickson – concentrating on shows for older children/teenage category.
In 2019 we were joined by Emma May reviewing shows for babies with her mini-mini reviewer !