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Best Things To Do Outdoors In Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian

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The Edinburgh Treasure Trail

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Hunt for clues as you explore on the Edinburgh self guided themed Treasure Trail and locate the long lost treasure! You'll discover all manner of thi...

Escape Hunt Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take your kids to Escape Hunt Edinburgh and put your puzzle-solving skills to the test in one of 4 epic themed rooms. Even though the games are more...

Huntfun Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Turn your daily walk with the kids into an exciting adventure. Grab your treasure map and let the clues lead you on the huntfun treasure hunt in Edin...

City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop On Hop Off Tour

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

On a City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop on Hop off Tour, 14 stops will carry you from the dizzy heights of Arthur’s Seat, to the narrow wynds of the Old...

Sandemans Edinburgh Free Tour

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

In Sandemans Edinburgh Free Tour the narrow streets of Edinburgh you are as likely to meet a mischief maker as a man of genius. Body-snatchers, witch...

Edinburgh Codebreaking Walk

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Fancy taking the kids for a walk around Edinburgh? Make your day out in the historic city even more exciting and discover the hidden wonders of Edinb...

Mercat Tours

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

See all the gruesome, ghostly and downright gross bits of Edinburgh with Mercat Tours. As well as a highly accredited team of guides to bring the str...

The Cadies and Witchery Tours

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The award winning Cadies and Witchery Tours are an excellent way for brave families to spend an evening getting to know the darker side of the city!...



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Edinburgh Castle4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Edinburgh Castle dominates the city of Edinburgh. Over 1,000 years of history sit on top of the famous Edinburgh rock, and it is easy to see why it h...

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...

Palace of Holyroodhouse5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty The Queen and stands against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat...

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...

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...

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...

LOVE Gorgie Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Do your little ones love wildlife? Take them down to LOVE Gorgie Farm where you’ll get to visit, pet and sometimes even cuddle the friendly animals.&...

Edinburgh Zoo

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Make a beeline for Edinburgh Zoo. Come and visit the 1000+ rare animals and watch the UK’s only giant pandas nibbling on bamboo! On loan from China f...

Portobello Beach

  • Portobello
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great sandy beach? Head down to Portobello Beach in South Scotland, a great and popular beach that’s perfect for a day of exploring.  D...

Deep Sea World

  • North Queensferry
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

Take a peek into life deep underwater at Deep Sea World - Scotland's national aquarium. Located beneath the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge, it’s home...

Midlothian Snowsports Centre

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Midlothian Snowsports Centre has skiing and snowboarding of course, but so much more if you've got kids along! Tubing is also known as Ringos and it'...

Cramond Beach

  • Cramond
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a seaside adventure? Head on down to Cramond beach in South Scotland, a great sandy beach that’s perfect for little explorers.  Check out...

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