Fringe by the Sea 5th- 14th August 2022

In this brilliant sunny weather we’ve been having, nothing seems better than a festival located at the seaside, to get the best of everything !! And Fringe by the Sea captures just that….

Returning to its stunning North Berwick location, Fringe by the Sea offers a fantastic programme of author talks, music, magic shows, seaside science, craft workshops and lots more…its DEFINITELY worth checking out, and makes for a great day trip, combined with some beach action and fish and chips !

Check out the full programme of events here, and here are a few of our top picks for events for children and littler folk….

Make Mess Matter – This is on six days over the festival and promises to be lots of fun ! Messy play for under 5s, and slime making for ages 5+ in this mega mess session. Engage the senses and develop skills and coordination through play.

Grafitti Workshop – If you’ve ever thought about trying your hand at street art, here’s a chance to develop your skills and get creative. Spectrum Arts are offering up a special workshop which includes using spray responsibly, basic technique, characters, backgrounds and stencils. Ages 12+

Silent Disco Adventure Tours – These are SO much fun ! Join the Silent Adventures Team as they lead you in a song and dance around the beautiful streets of North Berwick for the famous one-hour guided adventure. Expect all your inhibitions to melt away as you don our hi-tech headsets and bust some funky new moves whilst singing your heart out. Age 5 +

Beano – Calling all Mischief-Makers… Beano is back and inviting you to join in the fun in this 45-minute show from the brains behind the much-loved comic. An interactive session led by Beano writers. Created especially for kids 6+…

Bugsy Malone – I LOVE this play, this promised to be lots of fun. Come with us on a journey to 1920s New York for a show full of gangsters, molls, glamour, speakeasies and cream pies. Join our talented cast of 27 local children aged between 8 and 12 and our fabulous live band, as they belt out classic numbers including My Name is Tallulah, You Give A Little Love and Fat Sam’s Grand Slam.

Colouring Nature – Eilidh Muldoon – These colouring events are super lovely and super relaxing..Join Eilidh for a relaxed doodling and colouring-in session inspired by her latest book: The Scottish Nature Colouring Book. Chock-full of intricate drawings of plants and animals from around Scotland, you’ll get chance to hone you colouring-in skills as well as drawing your own scenes and creatures and bringing them to life with colour!

Fringe By The Sea 2021 6th-15th August

It’s great news that Fringe By The Sea is also returning this year, bringing a whole host of shows and events to entertain you in their gorgeous seaside setting…

There’s lots of family friendly shows and this year it seems there are loads of great workshops you can get involved with, including

hula hooping

hip hop and streetdance

potion making,


renewable energies


A few top picks from the rest of the family programme include :

Colouring in With Eilidh Muldoon – We’ve been to a few of these events at the book festival before, and loved all of them – and her new colouring book looks fab ! 15th August 10am

Brainiac Live ! – We saw these guys in 2018 – read review here – it was brilliant – everything you want from a live science show – lots of bangs and colour ! More mischievous than ever before Brainiac Live! explodes on stage and will take you on a breathless ride through the wild world of the weird and wonderful. Watch from the safety of your seat as the Brainiacs delve fearlessly into the mysteries of science and do all of those things on stage that you’re too scared to do at home! 10th August 1am and 1.30pm

Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 – we’ve all been missing festivals and live music lately, so it’ll be such a treat to see these guys and finally get to dance !!

14th August 1pm

Beano – Bringing you fun from the brilliant comic ! Calling all Mischief-Makers… Join in the fun and mayhem with this 45-minute show from the brains behind Beano. Get ready for LOLZ in an interactive session led by Mike Stirling and Craig Graham, creators of Beano’s brand-new book, Dennis & Gnasher: The Battle for Bash Street School. Learn how to develop your own personal Manual of Mischief with hilarious tips from Dennis, Gnasher, Minnie and friends. 8th August 1pm