BBC tent 2016 is now open…

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So, today the lovely BBC tent opened in its brand new location and it is looking as beautiful as ever, the luscious green grass is back, as are the deckchairs; the new space feels roomier and has an incredible backdrop of Edinburgh Castle !

They have a host of free children’s events going on over the next few weeks- which can be seen here, but to kick things off, this weekend:

Saturday 6th they have Digital Toybox from 10.30 , so go along and build electronic gadgets and have a go at 3D printing. Digital Toybox offer ‘mobile makerspaces’ based in City of Edinburgh Libraries and encourage young people to learn new skills through projects presented in a hands on and high impact way.

On Sunday 8th they have Edinburgh Art Festival Dazzle Ship Art Table  again from 10.30 which  is inspired by the Edinburgh Art Festival Dazzle Ship Scotland docked down in Leith. Create your own dazzle ship designs, boats and objects made up of geometric shapes, patterns and colours as seen in the dazzle ships of WW1.


Brilliant BBC tent fun….

BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals  I’m not sure if any of you made it down to the BBC tent this weekend – we made it today and it was once again a fantastic family friendly venue with loads going on. Amazing facepainting for the kids, lots of hands on workshops and demonstrations and there were tickets available to events happening in the blue tent – we had a great time there and its fantastic to have a venue that is so welcoming for families….

I have just seen some of the free things going on in the BBC area tomorrow and they look great – its worth adding the BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals on facebook if you use it as they update it daily and you’ll always know about the free childrens events going on there which is brilliant !!

So, for tomorrow – Monday 4th they have :

11.30am – 12.30pm / Edinburgh Museum / Family Fun / Pink Tent / Drop-In
Join Edinburgh Museum’s hands on workshops

2pm – 4.30pm / Puppet Soup / Family Fun / Pink Tent / Drop-In
Join theatre company Puppet Soup as they bring a hands on crafty workshop on dragons, trees and other marvels from their new show Land of the Dragon

Tuesday 5th looks entertaining too :

1pm – 1.20pm / The Snow Queen / Family Fun / Pink Tent / Drop-In  A taster performance of this magical adventure based on Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting tale of one girl’s quest to save her best friend

2pm – 2.30pm / Mil’s Trills / Family Fun / Pink Tent / Drop-In   Come and sing along with Mil’s Trills and her ukulele

2.30pm – 3pm / Brooke Laing / Family Fun / Pink Tent / Drop-In  Story telling from the Enchanted Forest Adventure