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Things To Do & Days Out near Prestonpans
Prestongrange Museum (< 1 mile)
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.
Jamboree Adventure Soft Play (3 miles)
Jamboree Adventure Soft Play Multi-level soft play centre in Musselburgh Sports Centre where you will also find a 25m swimming pool.
Whiteloch Farm Riding and Trekking (3 miles)
Whiteloch Farm Riding and Trekking BHS approved facility offering lessons plus beaches, railway line, old drove roads and farm tracks for hacking.
Gosford Sands (4 miles)
Gosford Sands A fairly isolated sand and shingle beach, good for bird watching as it is a haven for waders, kite flying and coastal walking.
Dalkeith Country Park (5 miles)
Dalkeith Country Park is an open space with rivers and woodlands to explore. Cyclists, dog walkers and adventurers are all welcome. Please note the Adventure Playground is closed for redevelopment until 2015.
Orcadia Trampoline Centre (5 miles)
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.
Tumbles at Portobello (5 miles)
Tumbles at Portobello Multi-level play frame with distinct zones for babies (under 12 months), Toddlers (under 3 years) and Juniors (4-10 years).
Edinburgh Combat Challenge (6 miles)
Edinburgh Combat Challenge Zero contact combat gaming for over 6s played in an outdoor arena with cammo gear and loads of natural obstacles and hiding places. Crunch through the leaves, slink through the trees, and shoot everyone you see! Zapzapzap!
Vogrie Country Park (6 miles)
Vogrie Country Park is a beautiful Victorian parkland estate which is a haven of tranquillity in the heart of Midlothian's countryside. Facilities include an adventure play area, barbecue sites, 9-hole golf course, over 4 miles of woodland walks, water features, a miniature railway and the Cedar Tree Cafe.
Ryze Edinburgh (6 miles)
Ryze Edinburgh Stylish and family friendly, their vast field of trampolines beckons for your bouncing delight! Plus play epic dodgeball, super slam dunk or even try slack lining! Sessions from 2 years upwards.
Newbattle Swimming Pool (7 miles)
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.
Clown Around Indoor Play Centre (7 miles)
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!
National Mining Museum Scotland (7 miles)
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!
Wonder World Soft Play Edinburgh (7 miles)
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.
Palace of Holyroodhouse (7 miles)
Palace of Holyroodhouse The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen, stands against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat. This fine baroque palace is closely associated with Scotland's rich history especially the reign of Mary Queen of Scots.
Royal Commonwealth Pool and Clambers (8 miles)
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!
Dynamic Earth (8 miles)
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.
The Museum of Edinburgh (8 miles)
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.
The People's Story Museum (8 miles)
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!
Jabberwocky Soft Play and Cafe (8 miles)
Jabberwocky Soft Play and Cafe is a soft play and café inspired by the classic poem. Featuring a dragon-themed soft play!
The Ceramic Experience (8 miles)
The Ceramic Experience Friendly paint-your-own pottery studio, with soft play and cafe too! So make a mess, make a fuss, make time for a treat, and make a bee line for the Ceramic Experience!
Museum of Childhood (8 miles)
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 Royal Yacht Britannia (8 miles)
The Royal Yacht Britannia Explore 5 decks of this famous ship with your complimentary audio guide and learn all about the fabulous luxury that carried the Royal Family a million miles over 40 years! It's so big there was even a Rolls-Royce for driving on board!
St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments (8 miles)
St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments The oldest concert hall in Scotland and a museum of musical instruments. Re Opening Late 2016.
Maddie and Marks Play Town (8 miles)
Maddie and Marks Play Town Soft play within Ocean Terminal shopping and leisure complex with separate zones for toddlers up to tweenies.
Sandemans Edinburgh Free Tour (8 miles)
Sandemans Edinburgh Free Tour If you're visiting on a budget and have a few hours to spare a free fun tour is just what the banker ordered! Perhaps for the less boisterous child, or one who's already been run ragged! One of many family places to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Edinburgh with kids.
Meadows and Bruntfield Links (8 miles)
Meadows and Bruntfield Links Park in the centre of Edinburgh with loads to do for children of all ages - everything from a flying fox, sand play, swings, slides, climbing frames and suitable for toddlers to teens.
Edinburgh Dungeons (8 miles)
Edinburgh Dungeons The ultimate thrill-filled journey through Scotland’s murky past! 11 live shows, and 80 minutes of laughter, screaming, theatre, history and special effects. Great idea for fun things to do in Edinburgh but with older kids only.
The Edinburgh Treasure Trail (8 miles)
The Edinburgh Treasure Trail Explore Edinburgh on a treasure hunt with this self guided themed Treasure Trail. Follow the directions and solve the clues to reveal the location of the lost treasure!
The Real Mary Kings Close (8 miles)
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.
National Museum of Scotland (8 miles)
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!
Edinburgh Bus Tours (8 miles)
Edinburgh Bus Tours Edinburgh city sightseeing from an open top bus including a Forth Bridges Bus and Boat tour, and tour that includes looking around the Royal Britannia Yacht.
Museum on the Mound (8 miles)
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!
The Cadies and Witchery Tours (8 miles)
The Cadies and Witchery Tours join professional costumed guides for a suspenseful and amusing tour of Edinburgh's Old Town suitable for brave kids and their families. Choose from Ghosts And Gore or Murder And Mystery versions!
Doodles Ceramics Workshop (8 miles)
Doodles Ceramics Workshop Paint-your-own pottery workshop.
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions (8 miles)
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions A chance to see Edinburgh as you never have before, from the rooftop and through a giant periscope! Loads of cool hands on exhibits, optical illusions, hidden images, holograms, and more! You won’t believe your eyes!
The Yard (8 miles)
The Yard Creative and adventure play for children and young people with additional support needs! Loads of different acitivities, plus a number of clubs for different ages. A great way to have fun and make friends with support from the play team.
Amazone at the Kabin (8 miles)
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.
Edinburgh Castle (9 miles)
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!
National War Museum (9 miles)
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.
The Fun Factory - Newhaven Quay (9 miles)
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!
Alien Rock (9 miles)
Alien Rock Indoor climbing! Discover the thrill and excitement of climbing walls 10 meters high! Try walls from easy slabs to steep overhangs. Kids clubs at weekends, taster sessions, parties and groups. Parent and child courses. Suitable for 8's and over. Please book in advance for all instruction.
RBGE and John Hope Gateway (9 miles)
RBGE and John Hope Gateway boasts 70 acres of beautifully themed and landscaped gardens and glass houses, plus public access microscopes and loads of useful facilities in the centre. Cool!
Tenpin Edinburgh (9 miles)
Tenpin Edinburgh is a bowling centre located in Dundee Street. We have 18 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
Gambado (9 miles)
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
Midlothian Snowsports Centre (9 miles)
Midlothian Snowsports Centre Skiing, snowboarding and race training for the serious types with all sorts of lessons available, plus Junior and Premium Tubing for kids over 4 and kids who never grew up. We mean you! Great idea for fun things to do in Edinburgh with kids.
Gorgie City Farm (10 miles)
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!
Murrayfield Ice Rink (10 miles)
Murrayfield Ice Rink A great ice skating rink, offering a variety of sessions suitable for different ages and ability levels. Family Skating, and Disco Sessions available twice per week. Plenty of skates in different sizes to hire.
National Museum of Flight (10 miles)
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...
World Of Bowling (10 miles)
World Of Bowling offers 12 AMF professional ten pin bowling lanes, sports bar and cafe plus snooker and pool tables. Even the odds for the smalls with gutter guards and balls ramps!