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Best Treasure Hunts In Edinburgh

We've rounded up the best treasure hunts in Edinburgh in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 0 Edinburgh treasure hunts to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the treasure hunts 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.

Find your perfect day out

We're still waiting to list treasure hunts in Edinburgh but there's still plenty of fun to be had – try one of these instead!

Salmon in stream at Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre in Selkirk

Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre

  • Selkirk
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Children particularly love the interactive displays, which are both fun and pleasingly educational. There are also plenty of engaging features for ch...

Map and booklet for Peebles Spy Mission Treasure Trail

Peebles Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Peebles
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Peebles self-guided themed Treasure Trail is the ideal activity for children and parents to enjoy together. Can you and the kids get into charact...

New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site

  • New Lanark
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take an educational trip to Lanark World Heritage Site - a fully restored 18th-century cotton mill village, open for you to explore.  A UNESCO World...

Boy exploring grounds of Traquair House

Traquair House

  • Traquair
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Traquair House and grounds has plenty to offer families including a maze, woodland and willow tunnels to explore, a mini adventure playground for all...

Outside view of The Carmichael Visitor Centre in Biggar

The Carmichael Visitor Centre

  • Biggar
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Carmichael Visitor Centre features the former Edinburgh Wax Model Collection showing Scotlands history in a unique way. There is also an adventur...

Kids on swing at Bowhill House and County Estate in Selkirk

Bowhill House and County Estate

  • Selkirk
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Welcome to Bowhill House and County Estate. The estate has plenty to offer visitors of all ages not least of which is their recently improved adventu...

Outside view of Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum

Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum

  • Sanquhar
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum tells of life in the past in Sanquhar. Discover the tolbooth jail to see what life was like for the criminals of Sanquhar. T...

Train at The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway

The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway

  • Leadhills
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

At The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway you can visit Scotland's highest villages and enjoy a run on the narrow gauge railway which operates from Le...

Hill top view of Museum of Lead Mining in Wanlockhead

Museum of Lead Mining

  • Wanlockhead
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Lead Mining, also known as Hidden Treasures, set in the picturesque village of Wanlockhead (the highest village in Scotland), is an excelle...

Roof top view of Glasgow Riverside Museum

Glasgow Riverside Museum

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Open the door to Glasgow’s rich past at the Riverside Museum. This multi-award winning museum is home to over 3,000 objects that tell the story of Gl...

The Peoples Palace

The Peoples Palace

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Peoples Palace is set in historic Glasgow Green, tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century. Expl...

Wind turbines at Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre in Eaglesham. Photo by Andy Dysart.

Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre

  • Eaglesham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Just 20 minutes from central Glasgow, Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre  has lots to offer for visitors of all ages. A lot of these include families o...

Kids looking at display at Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

There are over 400 interactive exhibits at The Glasgow Science Centre to boggle, bemuse and offer a whole lot of learning! Welcome to the new frontie...

Visitors looking at exhibit at Clydebank Museum

Clydebank Museum

  • Clydebank
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Clydebank Museum is a museum with permanent exhibitions including large model ships and exhibitions concentrating on Clydebanks proud industrial heri...

National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall

National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Step into history of Scotland with an educational day out at the National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall. Journey 100 years back in time with an...

City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop on Hop off Tour bus

City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop on Hop off Tour

  • Glasgow
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Scotland’s second city is famous for the arts, a historic harbour and some classic architecture. See it all aboard an iconic red bus on a City Sights...

Family on Treasure Hunt Trail

Pollok Country Park Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Glasgow
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Explore Glasgow’s largest country park while on the hunt for clues and buried loot, on the Pollok Country Park Treasure Hunt Trail. It’s the best way...

ImmotionVR Glasgow

ImmotionVR Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

What do you fancy doing today: a space quest, an underwater adventure, or maybe a high-speed car race? With the exciting selection of VR experiences...

Inflata Nation Glasgow

Inflata Nation Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bouncy castles may be designed for kids but Inflata Nation Glasgow doesn’t discriminate by age. Bounce and tumble, climb and slide; there’s so much f...

Games at R-CADE in Glasgow

R-CADE

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Gamers of all generations unite at the home of old-school arcade games and instant noodles - R-CADE Glasgow! Experience playing game consoles from th...

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