Bairns Afore

31 December 2017, 5.00pm

A new event for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, this is one for the families! Celebrate with the kids, with spectacular fireworks and family entertainment, and all afore bedtime hosted by Forth One's Mickey Gavin.

This Hogmanay, a brand new event gives parents and children an opportunity to enjoy an hour of family fun, including their own spectacular fireworks display, ahead of the Street Party later in the evening.

Dizney Rascal headline the main stage in West Princes Street Gardens, mashing up Disney classics with your favourite pop anthems for an hour of sing-a-long fun for all the family.  Then it’s time to look up and celebrate the end of the year and the start of the new, with a special early fireworks show lighting up the sky over Edinburgh Castle.


Bairns Afore gives families the chance to enjoy your own Hogmanay experience, and still have the kids tucked up in bed well before the midnight bells.

Important Info

  • Entry to Bairns Afore is via King’s Stables Road and the west end of Princes Street by St John’s Church. No access via the Floral Clock or the east end of Princes Street.
  • Arena open from 4pm. 
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • This is an outdoor event, so please dress comfortably and for the weather.
  • The Event Organiser reserves the right to search Ticket Holder's bags and clothing for security reasons.
  • Alcohol cannot be brought into the Bairns Afore arena.
  • Re-entry is not permitted (ie. leaving the Bairns Afore arena and trying to gain re-admittance).
  • There are outdoor bars, street food and toilet facilities within the Bairns Afore arena.
  • Strictly no buggies within the enclosure area but buggy parking is available. Please be aware that the event will be busy.
  • Children under 2 years of age do not require a ticket.  
  • No pets are allowed into the event.