Last week the boy and I were invited to go and check out Boxsmall Family Festival on the rooftop of Waverley Mall (with the best views of the Edinburgh skyline you can get!) to enjoy a complimentary round of mini-golf and a delicious meal from one of the many traders at the Box Small market

The wonderful mini-festival, which includes a 9-hole golf course, extensive food and drinks market, giant bungee trampolines and zorbing, as well as stalls by local artists and makers, plus loads of relaxed seating areas to catch some last minute summer sun, is only here until the 28th (Sunday!) so check it out as soon as possible; its hard to miss, being slap bang on Princes street right next to the train station! Located on the roof terrace of Waverley Mall, the Box Small cubes give shoppers and traders a breathtaking view of the Edinburgh city skyline, with access directly from Princes Street. You can even enjoy a fruity cider in the Rekorderlig garden or some gelato from the pop-up sundae bar (we tried the chocolate ice-cream and it was delicious!).


We started our little tour of the market with lunch, of course. Being total foodies and hungry from walking round the city, wrestling through crowds of tourists, we followed our noses to the Crepes and Waffles stand. I opted for a pesto, mozzerella and cherry tomato crepe, while Jack added chicken to his, and my god, we were in foodie heaven for a good half hour. Couldn’t recommend these savoury crepes enough! After re-fueling, we headed over to the golf course, and following a lovely chat with the super-friendly staff, the mini-golf challenge began. Now, I am renowned for being terrible at pretty much every sport, and the last time Jack played golf he ended up in hospital with a flag through his foot, so expectations were low to say the least. It was a close call, but in the end I lost (boo), however, we were both winners really because it was such a laugh and the weather was totally perfect, plus we especially enjoyed being out-golfed by hundreds of small children. Since when are kids good at golf? Anyway, if you fancy one lats weekend of Fringe Festival fun, I strongly suggest a day out at Box Small Edinburgh!


Ruth @ Urbanity xxx
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