LGBTQ+ parents, carers and kinship adults are welcome with their children and families to celebrate a fun and informal afternoon together ahead of the Pride march in Edinburgh (on June 24th). Bring your own picnic goodies to meet your family’s needs, or enjoy some picnic-style snacks provided free by Jules and the Events Team. There’ll be Pride themed outdoor games and silliness as we enjoy taking up space in Leith Links, close to the children’s playpark. Just look for the rainbows and bunting around our space!
Toilets and changing space
There are no public toilets next to our event but there will be staff to let you in the LGBT Health’s offices at Duncan Place, which are a short walk from the site and provide all-gender and accessible toilets, and changing space.
Ideas of what to bring
- Blankets for sitting on, umbrellas for all weather!
- Any outdoor games or toys you’re happy to share
- Clothing for cooler / wetter weather
- Food and drinks for your family
Weather permitting, there’ll be a Tee-pee style tent for the kids to take shelter in as a quiet space and a gazebo for some light rain cover for those that need it.
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 limited so we need you to register in advance. The capacity of this event is 100 people (including children).
If something changes and you can no longer attend the meetup, please let us know as soon as you can so your booking becomes available for someone else.
The picnic will be hosted in Leith Links (EH6 8HR).
We will send more information about the location after registration.
🅿️ 2 disabled parking spaces are available on the grounds of Duncan Place, with loads of on-street free parking around Leith Links
♿️ Duncan Place is wheelchair accessible with ramp access and automatic doors. There is a lift to access the different floors of the building.
🚾 There are accessible gender neutral toilets available at Duncan Place
🤫 Quieter shelter provided at the picnic area
If there is anything you need to talk to us in advance to help you access the event, please email email@example.com or leave a message on our admin phone 0131 564 3970.