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Hoop’s Picks for Families at the Edinburgh Science Festival

Posted: 05 March 2019

The team at Hoop (a free app that helps parents discover family activities) have picked out their top events for families at this year’s Edinburgh Science Festival.

“At Hoop, we’re all about supporting organisations that get kids excited about science and make learning STEM subjects fun. That’s why we’re super excited for the Edinburgh Science Festival 2019. Packed with exciting hands-on activities, this is an amazing chance for kids to discover their curiosity and the spirit of adventure in the world of science today. We’re delighted to bring you our picks for families at this year’s festival.”


The Hoop team’s top choices are:

Robo Constructors

Saturday 6–Saturday 20 April (not Sundays) | Ages 7+ | Third Floor, City Art Centre

Have you ever dreamed of building your own robot? Then you won’t want to miss this fun, energetic workshop, where you’ll have the chance to become a mini-robot engineer! Simply snap together magnetic blocks to create cool and crazy robots.


Electronic Music: Beginners

Saturday 6 April | Ages 7+ | Ochil Room, Pleasance

Make your very own electronic instrument at this exciting workshop that’s perfect for beginners. Discover how electronic circuits can produce noise and learn to solder your own little musical gadget.


Easter Trail

Saturday 6–Sunday 21 April | Ages 3+ | John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

If you’re feeling adventurous this Easter, join the Botanic Bunny on a quest to explore the Royal Botanic Garden. If you complete the trail, you’ll even be rewarded with a tasty Easter treat!


Zoom Box

Saturday 6–Saturday 20 April (not Sundays) | All Ages | Third Floor, City Art Centre

Discover the hidden power of your smartphone and take a close up look at some seriously cool scientific samples! You can have fun examining samples with special microscope tables and even create your very own Zoom Box to take home.


Make a Monster

Thursday 11–Friday 12 April | Ages 7+ | Ochil Room, Pleasance

At this workshop, you’ll have the chance to get inspired by the bizarre animals here on Earth to design and create your very own monster out of recycled materials. Discover how biodiversity and adaptation have helped these crazy creatures to survive.


Build and Break

Saturday 6–Sunday 21 April | All Ages | Grand Gallery, National Museum of Scotland

Let your imagination run wild as you build your own massive, magical structures out of super-sized construction blocks. Get hands-on and learn about electronics by taking old pieces of tech apart to discover what they’re made of and how these can be re-used.


Hoop is a free app that helps parents discover what’s on for kids and is trusted by over a million families. Listing over 80,000 different family activities each week from interesting workshops, like those at the Edinburgh Science Festival, to local baby and toddler groups, dance classes, sports clubs and more.