Beltane 2015 Family Parade

This information is from Beltane Fire Festival 2015. It will be updated in time for next Beltane but is being left in place until then for anyone who wants to read about the festival.

Beltane 2015 Family Parade banner

Family Parade is a family celebration of the Beltane tradition for adults and children aged 3+ to share together. Workshops will be held throughout April, culminating on Calton Hill on the afternoon of Beltane, prior to the main celebration. Family Parade is for the whole family to play together – please note that all children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. All Family Parade events are by donation.

Art and Craft workshop

Saturday April 11th, 12pm – 2pm
Holyrood Ranger’s Hut, Queens Drive, EH8 8HG
Headdress and crown making, lantern making and elemental garland creation, with family yoga workshop and wish seed planting. Bring your grown-ups, your imagination and food for a picnic.

Drama, Movement and Music workshop

Saturday 18th April, 12pm – 2pm
Holyrood Ranger’s Hut, Queens Drive, EH8 8HG
Drama, music and movement on the theme of the May Queen, the Green Man, the creatures of the land, and the elements. Loose clothing should be worn and picnic food is welcome to be eaten outside.


Thursday 30th April, 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Big tent, top of Calton Hill
Celebrations on Beltane night, featuring face painting, wishing tree, puppetry, games and more!

Entry by donation on the day

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!