Dads Recommendations for Festival shows

We thought we’d collect recommendations for shows to see in August with your children. These are shows that have been seen and recommended by our families. We will add to this during the month, let us know if there’s a recommendation you want to share.

Ranked in no particular order…

Chores - Callum said: ‘Chores is amazing! Would highly recommend it!’ Gemma said: ‘we loved Chores!! I had a 1 year old, 3 year old, 13 year old and 60 year old granny with me and they all thought it was great!’ It’s at George Square.

Moon Dragon - At the pleasence. For under 1s, but they have a show for under 5s as well.

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs - Good for all ages but mostly 3+, at the pleasence. Based on books about pirates who are also dinosaurs! what’s not to love? it’s been here multiple years! - Recommended by Sian.

Little Baby Bum - Suitable for babies upwards. George Square. Join Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their nursery rhyme friends at the world premiere of a brand new live show. At George Square. - Recommended by Alan.

Valentina’s Galaxy - For age 2+. We took our families to see this, it’s about the first women in space! it was lovely, really relaxed and nice show to see. It’s at the Botanics. - Recommended by Dads Rock!

Shark in the Park! - For age 3+ Exactly what you would imagine! Lots of chances to join in and a very enthusiastic cast! At George Square. - Recommended by Alan.

The Greatest Magic show - For age 3+ Contains bogies, pants and wedgies! Winner of Fringe World 2019 Best Children's Show Weekly Award! The multi award-winning, sell-out sensation of 2018 - it appeals to a kids sense of humour! It’s on George Street. - Recommended by Lisa.

Children are stinky - For age 3+. I took my 2.5 yr old and 10 yr old to see this. They both loved it. It’s hard to explain, there’s acrobatics…stunts and more! as well as some pumps! It’s at George Square. - Recommended by Rachael.

Little Top - Circus for kids! For ages 0-2yrs. Roll up for a gently thrilling performance with spectacular balances, astonishing tumbles and inventive juggling. Be transported into a joyous, topsy-turvy world where patterns fill the air and anything is possible. It’s at the EICC. - Recommended by Graeme.

Thomas Lynch