20 Best Parks and Playgrounds In Edinburgh Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Parks and Playgrounds In Edinburgh

We've rounded up the best parks and playgrounds in Edinburgh in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 64 Edinburgh parks and playgrounds to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the parks and playgrounds we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Girl playing in sand pit at The Yard Edinburgh

Sunday Funday at The Yard Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Yard, Edinburgh is home to adventure and play for disabled children and young people. It’s a wonderful resource of emotional and practical suppor...

Autumn at RBGE and John Hope Gateway in Edinburgh

RBGE and John Hope Gateway

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

At The Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh and the John Hope Gateway there are a whopping 70 acres of amazing gardens here to explore, including (but n...

Family enjoys Foodies Festival

Inverleith Park

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Just a little north of Edinburgh city centre, Inverleigh Park is a hub for sports, strolls and enjoying some rare sunshine. This well-loved park boas...

Landscape of Meadows and Bruntsfield Links in Edinburgh

Meadows and Bruntfield Links

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Meadows and Bruntfield Links is a park in the centre of Edinburgh with loads to do for children of all ages - everything from a flying fox, sand play...

Dalkeith Country Park

Dalkeith Country Park

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Head out to Dalkeith Country Park for an action-packed adventure at the magical Fort Douglas. Featuring all sorts of exciting things to explore such...

Kids playing at Conifox Adventure Park in Kirkliston

Conifox Adventure Park

  • Kirkliston
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Kids are an unpredictable bunch so cover all bases at Conifox Adventure Park with footgolf, trampolines, go-karts and loads more! You’re sure to find...

Cones of Japenese White Pine tree at Vogrie Country Park in Gorebridge

Vogrie Country Park

  • Gorebridge
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Vogrie Country Park is a great location for outdoor activities such as picnics, walking and wildlife-spotting. There is an adventure play area and to...

River at Almondell and Calderwood Country Park in Broxburn

Almondell and Calderwood Country Park

  • Broxburn
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Almondell and Calderwood Country Park is a 220 acre Country Park in Mid Calder, offering woodland and riverside walks, picnic areas and seating and b...

Playground at Ravenscraig Park in Kirkcaldy

Ravenscraig Park2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Kirkcaldy
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Money might not grow on trees, but adventures certainly do at Ravenscraig Park! Why not take your family on a woodland walk for this day out and vent...

Outside view at Almond Valley Heritage Trust in Livingston

Almond Valley Heritage Trust4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Livingston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

All the family will enjoy a wonderful day out at Almond Valley Heritage Centre, situated at the heart of Scotland just outside Livingston, West Lothi...

Boats at Lochore Meadows Country Park in Lochgelly

Lochore Meadows Country Park3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Lochgelly
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Lochore Meadows Country Park, with the loch as its heart provides a strong and varied mix of informal and formal leisure activities. It is great for...

Pond at Beecraigs Country Park in Linlithgow

Beecraigs Country Park

  • Linlithgow
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Beecraigs Country Park is one of 3 country parks in West Lothian. You can find it nestled in the Bathgate Hills near the historic town of Linlithgow....

Lake at Riverside Park Glenrothes

Riverside Park Glenrothes

  • Glenrothes
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Riverside Park is idyllic territory for a saunter with the small ones and offers plenty of space to let the big ones detach and play games a short di...

Beach at Yellowcraig in North Berwick

Yellowcraig

  • North Berwick
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Yellowcraig offers an isolated mix of woodland, dune grassland and coast plus a great play park to boot! The pirate themed adventure play area is eve...

People on Leven Beach

Leven Beach

  • Leven
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

A long sandy beach, stretching some 2k linear metres, which has private amusement arcades; kiddies rides; summer fair; putting green, crazy golf and...

Clear day at Muiravonside Country Park in Falkirk

Muiravonside Country Park

  • Falkirk
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Muiravonside Country Park combines 170 acres of woodland and parkland with an open farm, play parks, river walks and ruins to explore. The park has t...

Families watching show at Zetland Park in Grangemouth

Zetland Park

  • Grangemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Zetland Park is a great place to take the kids for a family day out with things to do including crazy golf, putting, tennis courts, bouncy castle, ch...

Polkemmet Country Park

  • Whitburn
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Polkemmet Country Park offers beautiful woodland and riverside walks, a great natural style adventure play area, with nearby picnic areas with seatin...

Guinea pigs at Muddy Boots in Cupar

Muddy Boots

  • Cupar
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Muddy Boots is a family run kids' adventure play centre situated next to a fabulously foody Farm Shop and Cafe. Muddy Boots is located just 10 minute...

Bridge at Kailzie Gardens in Peebles

Kailzie Gardens

  • Peebles
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Kailzie Gardens, located about 2.5 miles from Peebles town centre in the Scottish Borders, provide a rich variety of colour and charm throughout the...

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