It’s finally that time of year again. No, not Christmas or Hogmanay: Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest is back and this year bigger than ever! To help you organise your visit, check out our special schedule of events available to download below.
Big Schedule of Events!
This year we have an under-the-sea theme for Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest. Come and enjoy the six floors of interactive exhibits, fabulous workshops developed by Developmental Psychologists, play-stations with hands-on fun from Camera Obscura and all the usual favourites. Make coloured shadows fish theatre, swim without getting wet, take unique family photos, and watch your toddler delight in their mixed up reflections.
Extras include a Quiet Room for feeding, relaxing and sharing a free cuppa with friends or if you want to take advantage of our tickets being valid all day, there are great local discounts if you would prefer to check out some of the cafés in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Toddler Fest will run from Friday the 13th until Sunday the 22nd of January. Although we might add more activities as the event nears, we’re pleased to release a preliminary calendar of activities down below. Pick a day, any day, and have a look below to see what you and your Toddler will be enjoying together this Toddler Fest, and don’t forget to grab your tickets at www.hubtickets.co.uk !
At Camera Obscura we are excited about the run up to Christmas! We wanted to share some of the exciting events that taking place across the city.
The Street of Light will be back this year after its huge success last year, it will take place at a new location on George Street. The stunning light show will take place from 21st of November right through 24th of December. It will have a fantastic display of over 60,000 lights alongside synchronised music – it is truly spell binding. For those of us at Camera Obscura that saw the lights last year we would definitely recommend!
Image found via http://www.edinburghspotlight.com/2015/11/streetoflight/
Of course Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas here in Edinburgh without two visible features – The Big Wheel and of course Edinburgh’s Christmas Market. There is nothing like freezing in the December cold with a mug of mulled wine and pretzel in one hand.
The Big wheel is a noticeable addition to Princess Street and will be operational from 19th November – 7th January 2017, it will be open from 10 am each day but remember its first come first served. It is a fantastic way to see the city and we bet you’ll want to go on the Big wheel more than once!
Image found via https://www.theinnonthemile.co.uk/edinburghs-christmas/
The Christmas Market will return once more and delight us with its mulled wine, fresh foods, warmth and haven of Christmas trinkets. This year the Christmas market will be open until 10pm meaning you never miss the fun.
For those good boys and girls writing their letters to Santa you’ll have to be quick as The Royal Mail will need them sent in by Friday 9th December to send them to Santa himself!
Camera Obscura will also be joining in the festive activities this year with free Christmas face-painting in our gift shop throughout the festive period. We have some beautiful Christmas displays and Christmas hampers available in our gift shop, perfect for those who are hard to buy for.
We will also be supporting Save the Children’s Christmas jumper day on Friday 16th December and we look forward to coming to join in our Christmas fun!