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Hi, I'm Ildiko

Welcome to the Weekend Enthusiast! A collection of travel, lifestyle, restaurant reviews and home of the Edinburgh Enthusiast. 

What to do this weekend: 9-10 July


Visit Little Sparta

Never heard of Little Sparta? We're not surprised - we first read about it this spring and we've been Edinburgh residents for over 4 years! So we were counting the days until their summer opening. Very limited timeframe, but in July they are open both Saturday and Sunday afternoons (and during the week on Wednesdays and Fridays). For a Saturday visit you should book via Brown Paper Tickets. Ideally visited by car - if you can't drive or get a lift, better wait until August when the Scottish Poetry Library will be providing minibus transport. More visitor info here.


Instameet at NMS

Are you on Insta? Get up ridiculously early on a Saturday for a fun instameet hosted by the National Museums of Scotland. They have just unveiled 10 new galleries - pop in to see the new exhibits ranging from Picasso ceramics to a 3D print of a human brain. There are still a few spaces left, sign up here with the password 'Emptynms'.

Edinburgh Printmakers Market

Edinburgh Printmakers will be hosting a summer craft fair at Union Street. Excellent opportunity to get unique items from local artists - plus there is always an excuse to get a new print for your empty walls!


Wine Making at Jupiter Artland

Make your own wine from elderflowers foraged at the Jupiter Artland Estate - tickets can be booked here. Alternatively, you can just check out one of the gallery exhibitions which are due to close soon. We love the Ballroom and until the 17th July it is filled with giant baskets by artist Ditte Gantries, certainly Instagram-worthy.

What to do this weekend: 16-17 July

What to do this weekend: 2-3 July