17 June 2023
Just walking along a street at the Edinburgh Festival is enough to delight and thrill the family. Street performers, those selling their shows and people just out for a good time fill the city with fun and humour. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (known as the Edinburgh Festival or Edinburgh Fringe) runs each year for three weeks during the month of August and features hundreds of shows, many of which are fun for the whole family. Here are some of the best that you can find at this year’s festival.
The title says it all, really. For an evening in which you leave your worries at the door, head down to see Olaf Falafel (known for winning 2019’s “Best Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe”) and his evening of utter ridiculousness. The kids will definitely find his antics fun. As an adult, you just have to go with it - you’ll definitely be rewarded with a smile or two.
This is a live science show with a fun interactive hook: audience members are invited to spin The Wheel of Science to let fate construct the demonstration. Therefore, no two shows are the same. Doktor Kaboom is on a mission to show children that science is fun, exciting, spontaneous and fascinating, and this show is all of those things.
Your children can compete to be crowned the worst child in this interactive game show, which has previously won Best Kids’ Show at the UK Kids Comedy Festival. Presented by French comedian Marcel Lucont and recommended for ages 6+, this is hilarious fun for both adults and children alike.
Enjoy the magical Roald Dahl story James and the Giant Peach, about a boy who sets off on an adventure in a giant peach with some anthropomorphic invertebrate friends. The show by Dynamik Theatre is based on an adaptation by David Wood and is suitable for all ages.
Kids love magic shows, and this interactive, exciting one promises to be a treat for them. Your kids will be desperate to be picked to go up on stage and help energetic magicians Justin and Sam with their tricks. They’ll be inspired to go home and learn magic tricks of their own.
Aimed specifically at babies and toddlers, this sensory show comes all the way from Australia. As well as the bubbles, they use clowns, puppets, shadow play and much more to entertain and engage little ones. If you have under 4s, you can relax and enjoy the experience, while they watch in wide-eyed wonder.