Mela festival 29th/30th August 2015

It’s been a busy August and festival season is still going strong with the fantastic Edinburgh Mela Festival happening this weekend at Leith Links on the 29th and 30th August…

It is a big and bright festival which brings us lots of dancing, world music, a global food village and of course the Mela kidzone

Children of all ages are set to ‘go bananas’ at this year’s Mela Kidzone inspired by the monkey gods of Asia.

The dedicated Kidzone has a host of fantastic interactive dance workshops, arts and crafts activities and live performances – perfect entertainment for your little monkeys.

Children under 12 go free to the Mela… if you get your adult tickets early its £4 otherwise its £5 on the day…

Saturday and Sunday noon – 9pm

Edinburgh Mela ….

The summer festival season just keeps on giving it seems with the Edinburgh Mela just around the corner!!  The Edinburgh Mela is fantastic – two days of music, dance, fashion and food – its colourful and vibrant and a great day out with the kids !! Its held at Leith Links and will be taking place on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September ….

This year along with the usual music, stalls and dancing which the kids will no doubt also  enjoy there will be another dedicated kidzone, supported again by sponsors Forestry Commission Scotland and Scotland Natural Heritage. There will be four different environments: Forests, Farms, Hills and Mountains and Shore and children will be encouraged to explore all of them…

They will find interactive nature inspired activities and creative arts workshops, environmental educators and wildlife experts will also be present to help young people find out about the Scottish countryside.

Excitingly there will be a storytelling longboat, staffed by a crew of tall tale-telling Vikings, telling stories that span the seven seas!

Tickets are on sale now and are a mere £4 for a whole day !! And, under twelves get in for FREE ! You can buy them via the website here or pop into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Box Office on the High Street and purchase them there if you want to avoid the queues buying them at the Mela on the day itself.