October in Edinburgh

Our guide to what's on and where to go this month

School holidays, clock changes and Halloween! If you’re looking for things to do this month, here’s our top 5 tips,

1. Oktoberfest

This year Oktoberfest takes place on 11-15 October in West Princes Street Gardens.  The gardens will be transformed into a Bavarian Oktoberfest with live music, traditional food and drink and a few lederhosens and dirndls!  It will be a fun day out for the entire family.

ALL CITY CENTRE BUSES

 

2. Scottish Storytelling Festival  20-31 Ocotober

The Scottish Storytelling Festival takes place from 20-31 October.  Hosted by the storytellers of Scotland, the event will be take place across ten days and nights offering an abundance of dreamscapes and myths celebrating oral traditions and cultural diversity to entertain everyones imaginations.

Scottish Storytelling Centre - 3, 6, 7, 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 37, 45, 49
Summerhall - 3, 7, 8, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 41, 42, 49, 67
National Library of Scotland - 23, 27, 41, 42, 67
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - 8, 23, 27

 

3.  East Coast Buses Open Day

Our friends at East Coast Buses are having an Open Day on 21 October to show off their newly refurbished garage and let you know a bit more about them and their buses.
Pop down to Musselburgh on an East Coast Buses bus and see what they have been up to since their launch last August.  The garage will be open 1000 – 1400.

Musselburgh Buses: 26, 30, 40, 44, 106, 113, 124,

 

4. Enjoy Edinburgh's Outdoors

Playgrounds, skate parks, greenhouses, a game of hide and seek or a leisurely walk taking in the autumn colours – Get wrapped up, jump on a bus and explore.

Saughton Park Buses: 1, 2, 3, 22, 25, 30, 33, 38
Inverleith Park Buses: 8, 23, 27, 36
Princes Street Gardens: All city centre buses
The Meadows Buses: 2, 11, X5, 16, 23, 24, 27, 35, 36, 41, 42, 67

 

5. Scare you kids at Edinburgh Dungeon

With it being Halloween this month, why not treat your family to a visit to Edinburgh Dungeon? Take a trip through Edinburgh's dark history, meet Maggie Dickson, Burke and Hare, The Torturer and hunt the witches.  It'll be a scream!

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Posted on: Tue, October 03, 2017 at 1:10
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