Family Samhuinn 2016


Family Samhuinn is a spooky invitation to children and their families to discover the ancient celebrations of the Celtic New Year via the medium of having loads of fun!

Family Samhuinn
Saturday 29th October, 12pm to 3pm
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Free, drop-in event for accompanied children 5 and up (donations appreciated)

Our volunteers crafted heaps of fun for everyone at Family Beltane earlier this year.
Our volunteers crafted heaps of fun for everyone at Family Beltane earlier this year. Photo by Mark Taylor.

Join us as we explore aspects both creepy and cosy of the changing seasons. Listen to a tale or two, make a mask or get your face painted, have a go at the drums, bob for apples, meet strange and spooky characters…and look out for the Meadows Mummers, who are bound to show up when they’re least expected to delight everyone with the traditional story of Galoshin. Regardless of age, there will be plenty for everyone to do and see!

As this is a drop-in event you can feel free to stay as little or as long as you would like and take part in as many activities as you wish. We also encourage everyone to come dressed up in their scariest costumes. There may even be some goodies for our best-dressed visitors!

This event is free but we will have a donation box where you can make a contribution towards the cost of the event. Activities are suitable for children from five years old as well as their grown-ups and all children must be accompanied by an adult. The Storytelling Centre is a fully wheelchair-accessible venue.

Family Samhuinn is part of TRACS Scotland’s International Storytelling Festival – check out the programme of events here.

You are welcome to register your attendance on our official Facebook event page.