Looking for something fun to do with the family this bank holiday weekend? Here are our pick of a few of the best events, offers and things to do in Edinburgh and East Lothian.
As part of Scotland’s Gardens, lots of gardens across the country will be open for special weekend celebrations – including some that are usually closed to the public. This bank holiday, there are a great selection of gardens in East Lothian and Edinburgh to visit, and kids go free. Wander through the beautiful flowers at Stobshiel House, admire the landscaped grounds at Newliston, check out the walled garden at Tyninghame, or take part in storytelling session at Dr Neil’s Secret Garden.
Find out more here: scotlandsgardens.org/where-to-go-this-may-bank-holiday-weekend
Life & Style
For a glamorous bank holiday weekend, head to Edinburgh’s Life & Style event. Bringing together experts in beauty, fashion, interiors, style and wellbeing, there will be masterclasses, workshops and lots more across the weekend. Plus there will be express beauty treatments, fashion shows and plenty of cocktails on offer. If you fancy heading along, use our special discount code to get 2-for-1 tickets: LSE241
Find out more here: edinevents.com/lifestyle
Inner Strength Yoga Workshops
Tribe Yoga Quartermile have teamed up with Scotmid Co-operative to raise money for Samaritans this bank holiday weekend. They’ll be holding several sessions of their Inner Strength yoga workshops, at both beginners and advanced level, to introduce you to some top yoga techniques, and offer you the chance to unwind and relax at the same time as raising money for a great cause.
Find out more here: tribe.yoga/tribe-yoga-quartermile
The Monster and Mary Shelley
Fancy a trip to the theatre this bank holiday weekend? The Occasion Theatre group are bringing their take on a classic tale to The Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh on Saturday 5th May. An atmospheric, darkly comic exploration of fear, the performance mixes music hall, melodrama, horror and teenage rebellion with a contemporary cinematic score in the story of Mary Shelley.
Find out more here: eastlothian.gov.uk/thebrunton
British Street Food Awards
Enjoy a foodie bank holiday weekend at the Scottish heat of the British Street Food Awards. Held at The Arches (where the Food + Flea Market usually is), the weekend offers visitors the chance to taste some of the best street food in the country and vote for their favourite traders. There will also be pop-up bars, live music and DJs throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Find out more here: facebook.com/events/1699477243450501