Fringe By The Sea 2017 – 7th- 13th August

Returning to it’s idyllic seaside setting, Fringe By The Sea looks like a real treat once again and perfect for a day out from Edinburgh- get yourself some fish and chips, have a paddle in the sea and check out some of the offerings of this unique fringe festival !

There are a handful of kids events this year, including a Rockpooling session and some very fun Alien Aerobics !!

Bookbug sessions will be running on the 8th, 10th and 12th August, offering their usual and much loved stories and songs.


Of course Mr. Boom will be making a return on the 8th and 9th August  to entertain and delight children, parents and grandparents alike. An hour of cosmic fun for everyone. Singing, musical games, tell a joke or sing a song. Be a pixie in the pixie ring. Jump, skip, dance around the sun.


Award winning Author Stuart Reid brings boogers, books, big bottom burps and the wacky characters in his Gorgeous George series to life.  It will be yucky. There may be snot. You have been warned!  All this on 10th August.


Alexander The Great returns with his magic and circus skills, suitable for ages 3 and up on the 10th and 12th August.


On Friday 11th August one of the East Lothian Rangers will lead a rock pooling walk along the beach. Numbers are limited so book early for this one if you can…

Big Fish Little Fish are bringing one of their family friendly parties to the seaside on the 11th August ! Rave legend DJ SLIPMATT will play the ‘Mermaids and Pirate’ themed party. Fancy dress optional, but encouraged. The family raves include bubble machines, club visuals and a giant parachute dance. Events also offer a play and chillout area for babies, as well as a quality themed crafting area featuring colouring murals, playdough and transfer tattoos.

To wrap up the childrens events, on Saturday 12th Alien Aerobics will offer a fun and light hearted dance workout to a retro soundrack of hits from The 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The class is a mixture of aerobics, basic choreography, stretching, toning and relaxation. Optional dress code: space age/ sparkles (prize for the best dressed!). All levels welcome including beginners.


So it looks like there is plenty to keep you busy down by the sea in North Berwick for a few days at least !!


Musical Magic….

There are some great musical treats at the fringe for kids this year, and sometimes there is no better way than to start your day dancing….it makes you happy, gives you energy and is sure to leave a big smile on your face…

Here’s a short round up of some of the musical offerings this year:

  • Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco DancehallWhy toddle when you can dance? This is part-show, part disco and is great for wee ones to have a boogie in the morning. We loved it….its on the next two weekends, for under 5’s – 19th-21st and 26th-28th.
  • Big Fish Little Fish – Ravin’ FringeReal DJs, in real clubs playing real music, free glow sticks and transfer tattoos. Features baby chill, sensory dance floor with glitter cannons, giant balloons, bubbles and a legendary parachute dance. For ages 0-8. On the next two Sundays – the 21st and 28th. 
  • Nick Cope’s Family Songbook – A lovely melodic start to any festival day – featuring songs about dragons, pirates and poo ! A real gem of musical delights. On until the 21st (not the 17th-as he’s at the book festival that day, so see him there instead !)
  • Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for KidsShlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged one or 101! Be quick – only on today – the 15th and tomorrow the 16th…