This year sees the return of Family Beltane, an event for kids and their grown-ups, which takes place between 4.30pm – 6.30pm on the 30th April, before our evening event. It’s a welcome return for an aspect of our celebration which helps to widen our community. It’s a chance for us to open our festival to the next generation and celebrate the Beltane tradition, and we’re very happy indeed to have it back! Whether you’ve never been involved in Beltane before, or if you’re a member of the community who’s had children and is now less involved in Beltane than you used to be, please allow your little ones to bring you to Calton Hill, and come celebrate.
Before the main Family Parade at Beltane, there will be a drama, music and movement workshop at the Holyrood Rangers Hut in Holyrood Park on Saturday 18th April from 12pm – 2pm. Wear loose clothing and bring a picnic to eat in the park! There’ll also be some willow craft going on. More information can be found here.
Family Parade will include a wishing tree, face painting, puppetry and more. Entry is by donation and you can reserve a place here.
As you may know, we receive very little funding apart from that which we gain from ticket sales to the Beltane Festival, and that’s why we’d like to say a huge Beltane thank you to the Scotmid Co-operative for their community grant, which has helped us buy art materials for Family Parade!