1 August 2019

Hey Diddle Diddle - Family Friendly Edinburgh Festival Show


It's the 1st of August and the Edinburgh Festival has officially begun! The husband and I love visiting the Fringe with the kids as there's always so much to see and do when it's on and to kick off the fun we were invited along to see Hey Diddle Diddle in George Square Gardens. If you're looking for a fun family friendly show then this one is for you.


Here's a little intro to the show: "When the full moon shines bright there's magic in the air, and all the animals come out to play. Stay up late with flying cows, jazzy cats, laughing dogs, runaway crockery, farting sandwiches and dancing sausages as we jump and jive to the music in a brilliant new take on the classic nursery rhyme. Ever wondered how a cow jumped over the moon? Or why the dish ran away with the spoon? With original music, brilliant puppetry and lots of laughter, this new show is a wild and musical celebration of nonsense. From acclaimed company Goblin."


And it's exactly what it says on the tin, a musical celebration of nonsense. The hubby, kids and I thought this show was brilliant. Logan is 9 and thought it was hilarious and Harlow is 4 and thoroughly enjoyed interacting and clapping along. It's aimed at children 2-8 years but babies can go along as well, children under 18 months do not need a ticket. The venue is easy to find in the Assembly George Square Gardens, it's the Piccolo Tent venue 3. It says Piccolo in big writing so you can't miss it.


Hey Diddle Diddle is on from 1st to 14th August and lasts for 45 minutes. It's the perfect timing of a show for little ones and I highly recommend you grab some tickets and go along. You won't regret it, especially all the laughs and jokes in there for the adults too. Tickets vary in price from £7 - £10 and Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th August are 2 for 1 ticket days if you're looking to save some pennies.


I asked the kids what their favorite parts were. Logan's was when the dish ran away with the spoon in the car and Harlow really liked when the dish and spoon visited the freezer as there was lots of bubbles. I particularly liked the ambitious cow who was determined to fly to the moon and the hubby loved the astronaut training montage. The whole show had us giggling and laughing throughout.


So if you're visiting Edinburgh Festival with the kids gets some of these tickets booked (simple and easy to do online) and pitch up to the Piccolo Tent in the Assembly George Square Gardens, you won't be disappointed.

We were gifted these tickets in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

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