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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

We can book a BSL interpreter for you or your child(ren) to attend any of the Family Encounters performances. Please contact us in advance to discuss your requirements.


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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Saturday 29 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 30 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday 5 June 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 6 June 10:00 - 17:00

The majority of the Family Encounters offer takes place over two weekends in the stunning surroundings of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The outdoor programme celebrates the creative talents of artists based in Scotland and will bring an array of artistic adventures up close to families. You can expect pop-up dance performances, adventure trails, audio journeys, and sightings of undiscovered creatures, all in a Covid-safe environment. See detailed programme below.

The programme is free to enable as wide access as possible, but you will need to book a (free) time slot through Eventbrite in advance. Time slots will be released on Thu 20 May 12noon for the 1st weekend of the Festival and on Thu 27 May 12noon for the 2nd weekend. We are sorry that due to Covid restrictions, the number of time slots available are limited.

Full programme of events here.

Family Encounters is supported by EventScotland through Scotland's Events Recovery Fund (SERF), Cirrus Logic, the Foyle Foundation and the Walter Scott Giving Group.

Photo: The Unicorn by Nudge Puppets c. Julie Howden