What The Dickins: Family-Friendly

5 Great Things To Do With Kids During The Edinburgh Festival
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As exciting as the month of August is for Edinburgh, knowing how to entertain the troops during the festival can be difficult. You want to make great memories with the little ones but that’s often easier said than done. Which children’s shows are the best? Are there any suitable activities…

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5 Exciting Things To Do At Edinburgh International Children’s Festival
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The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival returns this year from 25th May – 2nd June with an exciting programme of theatre and dance for children and young people. This year, the Festival celebrates its 30th birthday and the line-up promises to challenge and inspire in equal measures! Adults alike will enjoy…

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Self-Catering In Edinburgh
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Self-catering in Edinburgh is what we’re all about at Dickins, but we’re also about so much more. The world of self-catering has changed beyond recognition since we started letting for the Edinburgh Festival back in 1998. Then, the phrase self-catering probably conjured up the sense of a damp, old fashioned…

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Edinburgh’s Best Parks & Outdoor Spaces
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It’s no secret that Edinburgh winters can be long and when the nicer weather finally arrives, the city seems to come out of hibernation. We’re very lucky in Edinburgh with an endless choice of beautiful parks and natural green spaces (how many places can boast a dormant volcano right in…

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The Best Places For Afternoon Tea In Edinburgh
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Afternoon tea is one of those refined traditions that is synonymous with Britain. As a popular ‘go-to’ for special occasions, we had Mother’s Day in mind when thinking of our favourite places to enjoy this indulgent treat. Of course, afternoon tea isn’t just about the food but also about the…

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