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Boxsmall Market returns with a brand new family putting course

Boxsmall Market, the unique family festival, returns to Edinburgh for the third year running and takes place at Waverley Mall Roof Terrace from Monday 1st – Sunday 28th August (11am – 7pm daily).

This year, visitors can enjoy a game of family putting at Waverley Green – Boxsmall Market’s 9-hole wave putting course. Designed by Boxsmall Market’s architect and designer Pol Taylor, the course is an undulating, contorted astro putting course offering contemporary family fun with views over the city. Also new to 2016 is the interactive kid’s zone with giant garden games and toys, and visitors can relax on deck chairs whilst enjoying cupcakes, and afternoon tea provided by Eteaket Teas. Throughout the festival there will also be family friendly performances scheduled.

The Boxsmall Market is an architecturally designed market made up of contemporary cubic micro-stores, showcasing the very best of Scottish products including cutting edge design, clothing and crafts. Exhibitors include Meredith Jewellery, Snow Paw and The Knight’s Vault. Visitors can also dine from the exciting range of fresh food stalls which offer everything from seasonal Scottish fare to international street food. Food traders include Jones & Son Bespoke BBQs, Frisky Froyo, Shrimpwrecked and Pizza Geeks.

The children’s Bubbleparc returns, also designed by Pol Taylor, featuring the hugely-popular Bungeydome which allows children over three years old to reverse jump up to eight metres high.

Shona Donaldson, festival director, said: “We are really excited to be back in Edinburgh for our third year running. Not only do we have a fantastic mix of local food and craft traders, but our new putting course, Waverley Green, means there are even more fun activities for families to enjoy.

“We wanted to create a space where families can come for an exciting day out – parents can sit back and relax while their children enjoy some bouncy fun in the Bubbleparc, take part in a unique and fun game of putting with the whole family, dine on delicious street food and pick up unique souvenirs. There is something for everyone at Boxsmall Market and plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained all day long.”

Calum Hill, Scottish amateur golf champion, says: “I’m delighted to help launch Boxsmall Market’s new putting green and teach the kids a few putting techniques. It’s not often you find a putting green such as this in the city centre! I’ll definitely be coming back with my friends and family and putting them through their paces.”