Toddler Fest 2019

View Gallery Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest 2019

7 - 11 January 2019

Thank you for coming to Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest 2019. It was out of this world and we can't wait to see you in 2020! Keep an eye on our social media for future updates.


When the big kids are back at school Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is inviting the littlest kids to come join the fun and for 2019 all of our activities will be themed around space. From galaxies to stars, spacemen to aliens, discover outer space with our fun-filled activities and workshops for everyone to enjoy, especially aimed at teeny tiny toddlers.

In 2019 Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest will begin on Monday 7 and run until Friday 11 January. That’s five whole days of activities aimed at under 5s. Activities will include favourites from previous years, from our Cloud Factory to crawl through kaleidoscopes and testing your reaction times to a cuddle with Cameron, our friendly Camera Obscura bear.

As well as host of our own specially curated activities, we’ve teamed up with a range of exciting partners, making 2019 our biggest event yet.

Mon 7th

Tue 8th

Wed 9th

Thu 10th

Fri 11th

Edinburgh Zoo, Ruby and Zed Cloud Factory Fun Scientist  Young Engineers Young Engineers 
Mess Around Mess Around Wee Science  Wee Science 

Royal Observatory

RSPB RSPB RSPB RSPB  Cancer Research UK 
Selfie Station, Face Painting Selfie Station, Face Painting Move 2 Learn                    Move 2 Learn                      Selfie Station, Face Painting 


We’ve had such a good response to our Quiet Room that we’re bringing it back once again. This means that there will be a colourful space for tired tots to relax and snack away from the main attraction, and a place for parents to have an all-important cup of tea. 

Our usual five floors of exhibits are all ready for you to explore; swim without getting wet, make multi-colour shadows, shrink the adults and grow the toddlers or even make multiple copies of your kids (only for the brave parents)!

Morning and afternoon ticket slots are available. You can book your tickets now through Eventbrite, or in person on the day at our admissions desk. 

Make sure to follow our facebook event and social channels for the most up-to-date information on Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest 2019. 

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Monday 7th January 2019

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Tuesday 8th January 2019

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Wednesday 9th January 2019

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Thursday 10th January 2019

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Friday 11th January 2019

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*The Camera Obscura Show (a 15 minute presentation of the Victorian Camera Obscura) is not automatically included in admission to Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest, but does not cost extra. Spaces in the Camera Obscura Show are allocated on arrival.