Born Free Forever

When: 6 Oct – 1 Jan Where: The Meadows, Edinburgh South Cost: Free Time: Various W: bornfree.org.uk Featuring stunning life-size, bronze lion sculptures to raise awareness and vital funds for lions. Visit the event website here: https://www.bornfree.org.uk/born-free-forever

Seek & Peek

When: Daily. Where: V&A Museum, Dundee. Cost: Free. Time: 10am-5pm. This colourful trail will take your family on a waterfront wander of discovery around the plaza, urban beach and gardens. W: vam.ac.uk

Free with admission

Selkie Trail

When: Daily. Where: V&A Museum, Dundee. Cost: Free. Time: 10am-5pm. Self-guided, family-friendly trail inside the museum where you can sketch, wander and find out fun facts about the architecture and design. W: vam.ac.uk/dundee/event/353/selkie-trail

Free with admission

Love Gorgie Farm

When: Various. Where: Gorgie Road, Edinburgh. Cost: Free but donations welcome. Time: 9.30am-4pm. Get a hands-on experience of taking care of farm animals at the community-led charity. W: lovegorgiefarm.org.uk

Free

The Bing Store Pop-Up

Glasgow Fort

Where: Glasgow Fort When: 7 Nov – 31 Dec Time: 9am – 7pm Cost: Free (booking required for Meet & Greet) W: glasgowfort.com An exciting new shopping experience featuring Bing, is coming to Glasgow Fort this November and December, complete with the chance for families to meet the show’s much-loved

Free

Christmas Fair at George Square

When: 18 Nov – 8 Jan Where: Glasgow City Centre Time: Various Cost: Free W: glasgowlife.org.uk Get into the festive spirit by visiting the two Christmas Fairs in the heart of the city at St Enoch Square and George Square. Visit the event website here: https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/arts-music-and-cultural-venues/glasgow-loves-christmas/christmas-fair-george-square

Free

Cranside Winter Village

When: 24 Nov – 31 Dec Where: Cranside Kitchen Time: From 12pm Cost: Free W: cransidekitchen.co.uk Cranside Kitchen's Winter Village transforms the Finnieston into a magical Scandic inspired Winter experience! Visit the event website here: https://www.cransidekitchen.co.uk/wintervillage

Free

Ocean Terminal Christmas Market

When: 25 Nov – 23 Dec Where: Ocean Terminal Cost: free Time: 10am – 6pm W: localmotivemarkets.co.ukDon’t miss this beautifully decorated Christmas Market, brimming with local and Scottish gifts, food, and drinks. Visit the event website here: http://www.localmotivemarkets.co.uk/ocean-terminal-market.html

Free

Christmas Market – East Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh

When: 25 Nov – 3 Jan Where: Princes Street Garden Cost: free Time: 10am – 10pm W: showcatcher.com The Christmas Market returns to East Princes St Gardens in 2022 showcasing the best in artisanal festive products and goods from local makers. Visit the event website here: https://showcatcher.com/edwinterfest/whats-on/51257/edinburgh-christmas-market

Free

Castle Street Christmas Market

When: 26 Nov – 23 Dec Where: Edinburgh New Town Cost: Free Time: 10am – 6pm W: localmotivemarkets.co.uk This beautiful festive outdoor market is held in bright coloured gazebos and filled with quality gifts, as well as delicious food options. Visit the event website here: http://www.localmotivemarkets.co.uk/castle-street-fairs.html

Free