WITH the weather promising to be good, there are a variety of fun activities in East Lothian for all the family to enjoy today.

From gala days, to top-class horseracing, here are five things happening across the county that we think you make like.

Haddington Festival Fun Day

Haddington’s festival celebrations continue with the popular fancy dress parade and festival fun day on Saturday.

Starting with a parade from Whittingehame Drive to Neilson Park from 12.30pm, there will then be an afternoon of fun for families to enjoy.

With tennis trial sessions, festival shows, funfair rides for all the family, facepainting and temporary tattoos as well as a silent disco, the afternoon should be jampacked with activities for all the family.

Find out more about what’s on here: https://rb.gy/7gbxg

East Lothian Courier: Haddington Festival's fun day was a great success last yearHaddington Festival's fun day was a great success last year (Image: Newsquest)


Wallyford Gala

Wallyford hosts its annual gala day on Saturday, with a variety of fun activities on offer.

The crowning ceremony will see queen Lacey Doman and king Kayden Clelland crowned at noon near the railway station following a parade from Wallyford Miners Club at 11am.

The gala fun day takes place at the park next to the railway station and will feature colour bomb sessions for the children, food and a variety of stalls and rides for families to enjoy.

Entrance is free but wristbands will be sold (£10) for unlimited access to rides.

Read more about the gala here: https://rb.gy/3yml6


East Lothian Courier: Wallyford's gala court are ready for the gala tomorrowWallyford's gala court are ready for the gala tomorrow (Image: Newsquest)

The Edinburgh Cup - Musselburgh Racecourse

Musselburgh Racecourse has proven over the years that it knows how to host a fun event. And this year’s Edinburgh Cup should be no different.

Taking place on Saturday, and with more than £135,000 in the cash pot, guests should be ready for a thrilling afternoon of racing.

Other entertainment will be on offer too with eight-person gin domes and specially created drinks at bars around the course.

The Edinburgh Gin tipple trailer will also debut slushies alongside more traditional drinks and botanical-inspired cocktails.

Live music will also be played throughout the day.

Find out more about the event here: https://rb.gy/g9lef

East Lothian Courier: The Edinburgh Cup returns to Musselburgh Racecourse tomorrowThe Edinburgh Cup returns to Musselburgh Racecourse tomorrow (Image: Newsquest)


Aberlady Gala

Family fun, food and entertainment is all on offer on Saturday at Aberlady Gala.

Kicking off with a crowning ceremony at 12.30pm at Aberlady playing fields on School Road, the fun-filled day should be one the whole family can enjoy.

Featuring live music, a balloon artist and a parade around the village as well as all day food, there should be something for the whole family to get involved in.

Read more about Aberlady Gala here: https://rb.gy/txuao

East Lothian Courier: Aberlady Gala queen Lucy Ratcliffe and consort Kalan McIntoshAberlady Gala queen Lucy Ratcliffe and consort Kalan McIntosh (Image: Newsquest)


Tranent Gala

Tranent’s annual gala crowning ceremony takes place on Sunday at 11.30am at the Loch Centre, which will see queen Esmae crowned before celebrations get under way at Ross High playing fields.

A variety of fun entertainment will be on offer at the fields to keep children and adults entertained, and with the weather predicted to be good, it promises to be a fun day out for the whole family to enjoy.

The gala marks the start of civic week, with more fun activities promised throughout the week.