Gorgie City Farm with its animals and gardens, has always been considered as a place to visit, relax and see what's new, and of course it's free so even a short visit is good value! Spot chickens, woolly sheep, oinking pigs, adventurous goats and long tongued cows, especially if you buy some feed!
Briarlands Farm A Fun Family Day Out in the Fresh Air. Fun activities for the family to enjoy including Jumping Pillows, large and small pedal go kart tracks, animal paddocks, animal tours, an indoor craft area and tots play area.
Lamont City Farm A friendly domestic animal exposure experience featuring kune kunes, llamas and bearded dragons plus a unique and wonderful Kids' Club where over 8s can volunteer and be of genuine help to the farm!
Dalscone Farm Big indoor and (seasonal) outdoor play areas, trampolines, crazy golf, go carts, loads of little rides and a friendly animal farm. Sweet!
Mabie Farm Park Farm Park with animals and pet handling, rides including Donkey Rides, Train and Paddle Boats. Also we have two indoor play barns!
Chain Bridge Honey Farm Family friendly working bee farm, with a great visitor centre from which you can learn and observe the foundations of the work. A most popular display is the observation hive where a living colony of bees can be viewed behind glass.
Five Sisters Zoo Park boasts a wide variety of mammals, birds and reptiles from all over the world. New Exhibits include the adventure playground, monkey area, walk through aviary plus lemur enclosure.
Scottish Owl Centre One of the largest collections of owls in the world ranging from Rainforest varieties to Snowbirds! Plus loads of great kid friendly exhibits, fascinating daily flying shows and a special section full of adorable dwarf owls called Wee Owl World! other highlights include the Adventure playground, play nest and...
Edinburgh Zoo - is the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland offering the opportunity to see over 1000 wonderful animals, including their new, first ever banteng calf! Great idea for fun things to do with kids in Edinburgh
Scottish Seabird Centre This award winning Centre has something for all ages. including soft play zone and wildlife cinema! The world leader in remote wildlife viewing, featuring interactive cameras beaming incredible live close ups of nearby marine wildlife onto giant screens.
National War Museum Explore over 400 years of Scottish military history within the historic setting of Edinburgh castle. A number of excellent displays that are full of numerous artefacts, will help you discover how war has left its mark on Scotland.
National Museum of Scotland Has loads of stuff that kids will love, like the life size T Rex, costumed deep sea diving game, Viking Tour and mock archaeological dig site, and more! As educational as you want to make it: lots to learn but lots to just goggle at too!
Museum on the Mound Want to see a million pounds or Scotland's oldest banknote? Explore the changing face of Edinburgh or crack open a safe? You can do this and more at the Museum on the Mound. Free to visit!
St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments The oldest concert hall in Scotland and a museum of musical instruments. Re Opening Late 2016.
Museum of Childhood Young people can learn about the children of the past and see a fantastic range of toys and games, while adults enjoy a trip down memory lane!
The People's Story Museum Explore the lives of ordinary people in Edinburgh from the late 18th century to present day, in an historic building built in 1591. Plenty to see and do, open all year, and free to visit!
The Museum of Edinburgh A delightful maze of historic rooms crammed full of iconic objects from the Capital’s past. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Edinburgh with kids.
Dynamic Earth Thundering tropical storms, icy winds from the North Pole and moving tectonic plates bring the extremes of Planet Earth to life at Edinburgh's 5 star visitor attraction for families.
National Mining Museum Scotland Guided tours and interesting historical mining information, plus the new Mini Miners' softplay area for kids up to 8, to help soften all the education!
Prestongrange Museum A museum site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution, you can still see the remnants of glass works, potteries, coal mine and brick works, as well as the Hoffman Kiln and the unique Cornish Beam Engine. Games, toys and trails keep children occupied inside and out.
National Museum of Flight Something for the whole family! Have you tried to fly our airship, seen a Spitfire, got on board Concorde or completed our assault course?
The museum also includes hands-on games, cafe and shop. East LothianâÂÂÂÂÂÂs five star attraction with indoor and outdoor...
Xcite Livingston Leisure centre with a large leisure pool with flumes, a separate teaching pool, and soft play area with 2 level play frame.
Xcite Whitburn Leisure centre with a deck level pool, 3 tier soft play area, plus a teaching pool for babies and young children..
Xcite Linlithgow Leisure Centre 20m Pool, Teaching Pool with toddler slides and splash area and Space Bugs Soft Play Adventure zone with 2 level play frame.
Wester Hailes Education Centre Centre with 25m leisure pool, diving pool with 2 boards, plus toddler pool. Also has fitness suite, plus lots of activities for kids, including karate, gymnastics, basketball, badminton and more! Junior Holiday Sports Camp during school holidays.
Royal Commonwealth Pool and Clambers Decent main, lane and teaching pool swimming facilities with an additional diving pool for the kids to show off in! Plus Clambers adventure play and party centre is on the same site and they do a mutual discount. Handy!
Newbattle Swimming Pool Pool offering a diverse range of water based activities, with facilities that include 25m swimming pool, 8m training pool, and high and spring diving boards. Disability accessible. A number of party options available.
Overboard Softplay Huge ocean themed play centre with a massive play frame and plenty of features to entertain the kids, plus we have a Go kart track, astro turf football area, and a caf;© with extensive seating. We also do childrenâs parties.
Pitstop offers a multi-level soft-play facility for children under the age of eight as part of a One-Stop Shop of services plus a Gym and Sauna.
The Hive Soft Play Indoor play centre with a spectacular play frame, desgined for children aged 0 to 12 years. Also a fantastic party venue offering a variety of party options to celebrate your child’s birthday. We have a cafe too.
Spacebugs at Craigwoods 2 level play frame within this leisure centre where you can also play sports or workout.
Space Bugs A space themed soft play area, situated in a sports centre with swimming pool and plenty more activities to keep kids entertained from badminton to table tennis!
Scrambles play frame for children 2 to 5 years old and a play frame for children up to 9 years old. Recent additions include a bigger chute, and an interactive Flasma floor with HD moving images.
Playbugs Play Centre A triple level adventure wonderland with loads of fun features with highlights including super fast slides, trampolines and sports area, plus the toddler zone has it's own play frame with slide and other fun like the ball juggler! So whatever age you're packing this is the place for you, and they do...
Time Twisters offers a completely unique soft play experience for both children and parents; with its state of the art play facilities and unique Ancient Egyptian themed environment.
The Leadburn Inn Bar, Restaurant and Soft Play Centre just outside Penicuik with Soft Play Area housing a three level soft play frame plus separate toddler area.
Gambado We offer children the chance to play, learn, explore and party in some of the most exciting indoor play venues in the world. Try our 31 seat carousel.
Bring the children to Gambado and let them play in a fun and above all safe environment whilst learning some of the most valuable development skills
Amazone at the Kabin A 3 tier jungle themed adventure soft play facility with all the classic fun features to entertain and exhaust, plus a comfy cafe for parents.
The Fun Factory - Newhaven Quay attached to a friendly pub, this is a multi-level play space with adventure equipment, ball ponds and a toddler zone, that can also be booked out for children's parties!
Wonder World Soft Play Edinburgh is a soft play themed around the wonders of the world, designed to stimulate children's imagination and encourage physical development.
Maddie and Marks Play Town Soft play within Ocean Terminal shopping and leisure complex with separate zones for toddlers up to tweenies.
Clown Around Indoor Play Centre Loads of physical play fun with a multi level adventure play structure, trampolines for all age ranges, a particularly good toddler zone and a mesmerising sensory room to calm everyone down!
Tumbles at Portobello Multi-level play frame with distinct zones for babies (under 12 months), Toddlers (under 3 years) and Juniors (4-10 years).
Orcadia Trampoline Centre 5 full sized trampolines embedded into the floor and soft play bricks at one end for younger ones make this a soft play centre with a difference.
Jamboree Adventure Soft Play Multi-level soft play centre in Musselburgh Sports Centre where you will also find a 25m swimming pool.
Jabberwocky Soft Play and Cafe is a soft play and café inspired by the classic poem. Featuring a dragon-themed soft play!
The Real Mary Kings Close 1600s period tour with costumed guide and characters throughout the recreated environment. It is atmospheric and some stories are a bit blood curdling, so choose your kids' suitability for this wisely.
Linlithgow Palace The ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch with walks you can download and a nearby play park and canal to explore too.
Hopetoun House House open daily to visitors from Easter until the last weekend in September and 150 acres of gardens with regular events and activities for families.
Edinburgh Castle No visit to Edinburgh is complete without a visit to the Castle, with spectacular views and an amazing history. See the Stone of Destiny, and the crown jewels, explore the battlements and stone vaults, and loads more!