Family Fun at St Giles’ Cathedral

Here at St Giles’ we welcome families of all shapes and sizes from across the world to enjoy the space and history of our cathedral. Updates on family friendly events at St Giles’ will be posted here.

cathedral crafts logo 3We are excited to announce a new series of family arts and crafts workshops at St Giles’ Cathedral where you can try your hand at the crafts of the Trade Guilds of Old Edinburgh!

Upcoming sessions:

Saturday 11th March 2pm – 4pm (Mothers’ Day special)
Saturday 8th April 2pm – 4pm (Easter special)
Saturday 6th May 2pm – 4pm (Theme to be announced)
Saturday 3rd June 2pm – 4pm (Theme to be announced)
Saturday 22nd July 2pm – 4pm (Theme to be announced) Please note the change in date!

  • Workshops are open to children aged 5 – 15 with accompanying adult,
  • Maximum of 20 – 25 children per workshop,
  • Places will be given on a first come first serve basis.
  • Workshops will take place in the Moray Aisle, to the right of the Welcome desk.
  • Entry is by recommended donation of £2pp with all proceeds going towards running costs.

Time Bubble TalesTime Bubble Logo

Come and enter the Time Bubble with your wee tot and travel back in time with
Debbie the Deer to learn about Scottish history through the eyes of a building that has witnessed it all!

New sessions starting this May 2017!

What you need to know about Time Bubble Tales!


Time Bubble Tales are our new sessions of story-telling, songs and sensory engagement activities, centred on a Scottish history and folklore theme, promising a fun and educational experience for both child and parent.


Our workshops are for under 4 year olds with an accompanying adult. At present we have a limit of 12 children per workshop.


They will take place in the main cathedral space at the Chancel.


Workshops open to the public will be weekly on Tuesday mornings
from 23rd May 2017 at 9:30am – 10:30am
Nurseries are invited to book private slots at 10:30 – 11am via email.

The last session this summer will be on Tuesday 25th July 2017.

How much?

Entry is £2 per child, with all proceeds going towards running costs.
Workshop places will be given on a first come first serve basis
with no prior booking necessary.

We hope you’ll join us in exploring our unique Scottish heritage through the age old medium of storytelling and song.


For further information or general enquiries about Time Bubble Tales or
Cathedral Crafts please contact:

Fiona Murray Urquhart
Visitor Services Coordinator