Edinburgh Fringe 2023: Top Picks – Kids

From acrobatics to beatboxing there's something for every young festival lover

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Published 26 Jul 2023

Chevalier – Hobbyhorse Circus 
Assembly George Square, 3-27 Aug (not 9, 14, 21), 12pm

A loving tribute to traditional horse circuses and silent movies. Expect acrobatics, juggling and balancing – and, of course, an ensemble cast of hobby horses! Suitable for ages four and up. 

The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show Strikes Back!
Assembly George Square, 3-27 Aug (not 14), 4.25pm

The dynamic duo of Jarred Christmas and Hobbit, masters of comedy and beatbox, bring their interactive and mischievous show for the whole family to enjoy. Recommended for ages five and beyond.

Olaf Falafel's Super Stupid Show (20% More Stupider) 
Pleasance Courtyard, 2-27 Aug (not 16, 22, 23), 11.40am

Comedian and author Olaf Falafel's family show may lack brains, but it makes up for it in fun – a show for every daft duck and silly sausage in Edinburgh. Suitable for ages three to 13.

Taiwan Season: World in a Word
Summerhall, 2-27 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 9.45am

What's in a word? Double Cross Theater Group explores all the shapes and sounds of languages. An interactive and cheerful guide to communication. For ages three and older. 

Whipped Up!
Greenside @ Nicholson Square, 4-26 Aug (not 6, 13, 20), 9.05am

On their first day of a job, an ice cream server faces a meltdown while trying to take orders from the most demanding of customers – babies! Set in a 1950s-style diner, this family show promises enough scoops for the youngest audiences.