Children and Families Virtual Family Fun Day

The City of Edinburgh Council Children and Families Department will be holding a Virtual Family Fun Day on Thursday 22 October 2020.

Storytelling, arts and crafts, magic, hairdressing, yoga, quiz and a scavenger hunt. Find out about local support for families at the same time. There is a full schedule of events and activities planned:

  • 10am Bookbug by Edinburgh libraries
  • 10.30am Spooktacular play with Play Talk Read
    • Join Play Talk Read for autumn / Halloween arts, crafts and singing. This event is suitable for families with children aged 0 to 4. We can send you a free craft pack before the session. Please contact
  • 11am Hairstyle help with Dad’s Rock
    • Sign up in advance to Dad’s Rock for our popular hairstyle workshop. This event is suitable for dads and mums with children aged 2 and over. It’s a fun, relaxed hairstyle session with our trained team who will help with practical skills in how to plait and put up hair, including pony tails. Please bring your child and hair brush, hair ties and hairbands.
  • 11.30am Children Inspired by Yoga Online
    • Join yoga for children for a short yoga session introducing popular poses, some calming breathing and relaxation. This event is suitable for children aged 8 to 11.
  • 12 noon Parents v kids Halloween quiz with NSPCC
  • 1pm Scavenger hunt with HomeLink
    • Sign up in advance by emailing
      For a fun scavenger hunt. This event is suitable for children under 6 and their parents. The session will be held on Zoom and will last approximately 20 minutes.
  • 2pm Story time with Stepping Stones
  • 3pm Getting ready for winter with Maximise
    • Sign up in advance by emailing
      for a chat with our advice, employability and family support team. We’ll share together tips and ideas for the winter months, helping keep homes cosy and pennies in pockets.
  • 4.30pm Speak out. Stay safe with NSPCC Scotland
    • Sign up in advance to speak out stay safe and listen to Alan Stewart from NSPCC Scotland’s Schools service talk about the charity’s work with primary school children, letting them know their right to be protected from abuse and neglect. This event is suitable for primary children and parents.

Please sign up for some of our events in advance. The event organiser will contact you with details of how to take part on the day. More information and sign up at

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