School may be out for summer but science stops for no-one! Here are some free, fun activities to keep the kids entertained over the next few months.
Explore the natural world around you with Our Colourful Parks and Sensory Seashore Scrapbooks, our outdoor trails designed for any green space or beach in Scotland! Make sure you download the guide in advance to get the most out of the activity.
These trails are available in English, Arabic, Romanian and Ukrainian.
Not only are parks important for our health and the health of a city, they're also full of colourful plants, animals and other creatures just waiting to be found!
Our Colourful Parks is a self-led trail for all the family that can be done in any urban green space. Download the guide and start exploring.
Explore coastal life in the most sensational way possible – using all your senses!
Sensory Seashore Scrapbook is a self-led trail for all the family that can be done on any part of the coast – in Scotland that's over 18,000km to choose from! Download the guide and start exploring.
Get crafty and try out our series of Make at Home Workshops. Led by our fantastic science communicators through pre-recorded videos, these easy-to-follow workshops can be done with items found in the house at any time – perfect for a rainy day!
Design, build and test your very own land yacht in Speedy Sails, create your own musical instrument and join a musical adventure through the wonderful world of sound in Ella's Wobble, and take on the role of an animal conservationist in Wild Vets.
Prepare to be inspired by these recorded talks from the 2023 Edinburgh Science Festival, A Climate of Change – In Conversation with Patricia Espinosa and MSP Máiri McAllan and Edinburgh Medal Address – Food Politics: Why It Matters Now. You can find other fascinating discussions from previous Festivals on our YouTube channel.