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Holidays in East Lothian, Scotland +44 (0) 1620 671 966

Planning your next self-catering holiday in Scotland?

East Lothian is the perfect place for a family holiday, a romantic weekend away, a golfing break, or for attending one of our many world-class sporting events throughout the year.

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Here is a list of upcoming events so you can plan the best time to visit.

2023/4 Events in East Lothian

Feburary 2024

Manipulate Arts

Manipulate Arts, formerly Puppet Animation Festival, will showcase amazing puppetry and visual theatre from the 1st to the 11th of February.

In 2024 the festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary with events across East Lothian and Edinburgh, including short films, workshops and performances.

May 2024

U.S. Kids Golf European Championship

After a successful return in 2022, the U.S. Kids Golf Open will take place 28th-30th May 2024!

The world’s best young golfers, aged 5-18, will travel to East Lothian for the 14th U.S. Kids Golf European Championship.

With rounds played at top golf courses across the region, this is a great opportunity for up-and-coming talent.

US Kids Golf Open, Gullane

June 2024

Boat tours

If you like getting outdoors, why not book a Ferry Trip?

The Seabird Catamaran seats 55 passengers and takes you around Craigleith and Bass Rock, providing plenty of opportunities to see birds, seals and sometimes even dolphins!

Please note that although these ferry trips are seasonal they are weather dependent.

For rainy days, the Seabird Centre in North Berwick offers interactive exhibits to learn about Scotland's marine life, including Bass Rock, home to the world's largest northern gannet colony.

Boat Trips with the Scottish Seabird Centre

July 2024

Musselburgh Festival Family Day

Each July all are welcome to the Musselburgh Festival Family Day.

Enjoy live music, bouncy castles, games, and food galore at this free event, hosted at Musselburgh Racecourse.

Scottish Open

Keep an eye out for ticket sales for the 2024 Scottish Open, one of Europe's top golfing events.

In 2024 this event will be held at the Renaissance Club again from 11th-14th July.

Make sure to book your accommodation early as it is very popular!

Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club

August 2024

Family-friendly tour of Newhailes House

See the treasures and hear the stories of the beautiful Newhailes House.

Follow in the footsteps of other children and explore the grand dining room, the eerily empty library and leave the house through the spooky servant’s tunnel!

North Berwick International Highland Games

The North Berwick International Highland Games, which will return in 2024, are a fantastic day out for anyone, featuring Pipe Bands from around the world and Highland Dancing and the Hammer and Tossing the Caber competitions.

There are also plenty of craft stalls, amusements, and rides to enjoy.

Highland Games, North Berwick

Fringe by the Sea

With a spot of sea air and an entertaining line-up of music, comedy, theatre, film, author and children's events, North Berwick's multi-arts festival offers a respite from the madness of Edinburgh in festival season.

Fringe by the Sea will take place again in August 2024 - you can find the line-up and buy tickets on their website.

September 2024

Lammermuir Festival

Lammermuir Festival brings together Baroque Music, Scottish Opera and Mozart in 35 concerts across a variety of locations around East Lothian.

The 2024 festival will take place from 5th to 15th September and more details can be found on their website.

c2 jeremy denk lammermuir lestival 2021 credit robin mitchell

East Lothian Archaeology & Heritage Fortnight

Visitors can join experts throughout East Lothian each September to dig into the past, with guided walks and talks, excavations and surveys, as well as online exhibitions and videos.

See the full list of events on the John Gray Centre Website

November 2023

Events at Gosford House

Gosford House, located in Longniddry, is situated on 5,000 acres of coast and parkland, making it an ideal venue for family-friendly events!

In 2023, Gosford's 'Wondrous Woods' welcomed visitors to hidden gardens with beautiful light installations and this great event will return in 2024.

December 2023


Pantomimes are a must for the winter and nowhere less than at The Brunton in Musselburgh.

Enjoy family-friendly performances full of songs and comedy.

Christmas markets

Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, boasts some of the most spectacular Christmas markets in the world.

Discover the magic of the festive season with a day trip to the city from our East Lothian holiday homes.

Whenever you choose to visit the fantastic region of East Lothian, there is always something to enjoy.

Head to our portfolio and find the perfect holiday home for your next self-catering break today.