Rainbow Families Picnic at Porty Pride

Sunday, June 30, 2024 Portobello Beach 1 Promenade Portobello EH15 2DX

LGBTQ+ parents, carers and kinship adults are welcome with their children and families to celebrate a fun and informal afternoon together alongside the wonderful Porty Pride! Bring your own picnic goodies to meet your family’s needs, and enjoy meeting other LGBTQ+ families to celebrate pride season. There’ll be Pride themed outdoor games and silliness as we enjoy taking up space on the beach. Just look for the Rainbows and bunting around our space!

Toilets and changing space:

There are no public toilets directly by our event but we will be situated near a range of cafes and venues and there are public toilets nearby.

Ideas of what to bring:

  • Blankets for sitting on the sand, umbrellas for all weather!
  • Any outdoor games or toys you’re happy to share
  • Clothing for cooler / wetter weather / change of clothes
  • Food and drinks for your family

A note about picnic refreshments: whilst you are welcome to bring your own food, alcohol is not permitted at our event. There will also be cold refreshments and a selection of picnic snacks provided on a first come first served basis.


Who we welcome

Any LGBTQ+ families with children (where any member of the family identify as LGBTQ+), living in or travelling to Edinburgh is welcome to join us.

We welcome the entire diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community including non-binary, queer, intersex, asexual people and all identities under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella. This includes those who are questioning or exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity.

We are particularly mindful of creating a welcoming space for LGBTQ+ families whose identities are less visible, less affirmed and represented in wider society, including bi+, trans, nonbinary parents.



Spaces are not limited for this event (including children) however we need you to register in advance so we can ensure we prepare adequately.

Use this Eventbrite form to register.

You can also contact the event organiser Jules at jules@lgbthealth.org.uk or phone our admin phone 0131 564 3970 and leave a message for Jules.

If your availability changes please cancel your place via Eventbrite or by contacting jules@lgbthealth.org.uk to allow somebody else to use the space. Please feel welcome to email Jules if you have any questions.



The picnic will be hosted on Portobello beach.

If there is anything you need to talk to us in advance to help you access the event, please email jules@lgbthealth.org.uk or leave a message on our admin phone 0131 564 3970.

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