Explorers is our programme of weekly workshops and events for children, families and young people, taking place throughout the Festival. Activities range from creative workshops focussing on different artists to free outdoor art workshops involving play, woodland games, and art activity. 


Art Early

Inspired by our popular Art Late series of after-hours gallery tours and musical events during the festival, Art Early invites families with children of all ages to explore our Festival commissions and partner exhibitions. Families joined us for a morning tour of festival venues, with fun art activities along the way and ending with an outdoor picnic.



Leading up to the Festival, we work on long-term schools projects, providing opportunities for young people to engage creatively with our programme. Working with a range of artists and creative professionals, participating groups make new works and explore new ideas responding to the themes and artists in the Festival programme. 



Each year, as part of our partnership with Euan’s Guide, we launch a dedicated page for the Edinburgh Art Festival bringing together accessibility information on all our partner venues and Commissions Programme, as well as accessible events. For each Festival edition we run an Audio Described Tour suitable for those with visual and hearing impairments, as well as other disabilities, which takes participants on a tour of some of our partner galleries. 

You can find out more here.