Fringe By The Sea has a stunning beach location, so you can enjoy a great family seaside day out and catch a festival show too ! It’s like a minature Edinburgh Fringe festival and as such it hosts a handful of family friendly shows and events that are well worth checking out – I’ve picked a few in particular :
Mr Boom – Festival veteran Mr Boom will be back again to entertain children with his one-man band from the moon ! This promises to be an exciting mix of song, dance and audience participation ! 12th August 3pm, 13th August 11am (ages 3-9)
Tales in the Tide – Do you dare to take the hand of a mermaid? Swim with a Selkie? Hear the song of a Siren? Such stories are only fishwives’ tales… or are they? Come and join this London-based theatre company as they transport you deep into the enchanting depths of some of the greatest folktales and fairytales of the tides. 12th and 13th August 4.30pm (Age 7+)
Funbox – The magical FUNBOX contains everything you need to sing a song and have an adventure, but it’s locked tight, and won’t open until you find the special keys to open it up. Where could those keys be hiding though? Can you help to find them all? 13th August 2pm
We have been blessed with a great summer lately…long sunny days and warm summer evenings and I am keeping my fingers crossed that it stays this way well into August to make festival season even better !
Fringe By The Sea in North Berwick is a great combination – you can have a lovely day out on the beach and see a show with the sand still between your toes !
There are a few bits and pieces for children during the festival that are worth checking out :
Mr Boom – Festival veteran Mr Boom will be back again to entertain children with his one-man band from the moon ! This promises to be an exciting mix of song, dance and audience participation ! August 5th at 3pm and August 6th at 11am. Tickets from £6
The other childrens events are more your usual kids classes/workshops running special festival events :
Sparkle Arts : Sparkle arts offer children performing arts classes and will be bringing a fun mix of music, drama, dance and storytelling to the festival. Workshops are suitable for 2-5 year olds. 5th August 11am/1pm, and 9th August 11am/1pm Tickets from £6
Jo Jingles – ‘Summer at the seaside’ is the theme this year and they will be hoping for sunshine with this singing, music and movement class for babies and children. Suitable for 1-6yrs old. 7th August 11am/1pm. Tickets from £6
Bookbugs – This is a great FREE event run by East Lothian’s library service – its a mixture of rhyme, story and song accompanied by a good selection of puppets and instruments to make it as interactive as possible! 8th August 11am FREE
I know it’s not technically Edinburgh, but I thought this festival deserved a little mention too – especially as we’ve been having such great weather lately that a day out at the beach in North Berwick could be easily combined with seeing something at this little festival.
They have a few things on for children :
Bookbugs – these song and story sessions last around 40 mins and are perfect for younger children – August 6th – Baby Speigeltent 11.00
Mr Boom – The unique children’s entertainer, combining songs, dance and audience participation. August 6th – Belhaven Speigeltent 2,.00pm £6
Jo Jingles – There are two sessions of this on the 8th August, it’s a music, singing and movement class for babies and young children. on 8th August 11.00am and 2.00pm Belhaven Spiegeltent £5
I know it’s not really a children’s show, but I know a few folk in the fantastic band Orkestra Del Sol – and the band is always great- high energy and will totally get the whole family up and dancing with their Balkan musical mayhem ! definitely worth checking out…. August 7th Belhaven Speigeltent 4.00pm £15