Got something you’d like to share with your local community this October? Join the fifth Fun Palaces celebration of arts, sciences, heritage, making, sports, secret talents and hidden skills from 6-7 October!

Fun Palaces are free local events that are made by, for and with everyone in the community – young people, adults and everything in between. Check out the Fun Palaces map online and see if there’s any events going on nearby that you could get involved with – either by visiting or better yet, getting stuck in and volunteering your skills! 

If there isn’t anything happening in your local area, there’s still plenty of time to organise something – a skills swap, an open 'taster day', a new collaboration.

Since the first year in 2014, there have been 934 Fun Palaces all around the world involving over 24,000 local people. In Scotland, Fun Palaces have included banana pianos in Fife Libraries, pop-up dance hall in a shopping centre, a science ceilidh, fusions of clowning & neuroscience, prehistoric cave arts, digital spies, science festival fun, curiosity forests and a mad hatters tea party.

If you’d like other ideas, feel free to find out more about Fun Palaces here, get in touch with the Fun Palaces Scotland Ambassador Lewis Hou ([email protected]) or join the Fun Palace Scotland Facebook Group and say hello.

There are two 'Facebook Live' events coming up over the next few weeks that will introduce Fun Palaces and answer any questions you might have, click on the links before for more information and to join:

Thursday 6 September 14.30 – 15.30

Monday 10 September 18.00 – 19.00

For more information about Fun Palaces and links to the Makers Toolkit, for help on how to create a Fun Palace in your community, visit