3 Best Lakes In Edinburgh Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Lakes In Edinburgh

We've rounded up the best lakes in Edinburgh in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 3 Edinburgh lakes to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the lakes 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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Swans swimming at Lanark Loch

Lanark Loch

  • Lanark
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

20 acre man-made loch with fishing, childrens activities, pitch and putt golf and more between mid April and the end of September. Facilities include...

Pond at RSPB Scotland Barons Haugh Nature Reserve in Motherwell

RSPB Scotland Barons Haugh Nature Reserve

  • Motherwell
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Baron Haugh Nature Reserve offers you a glimpse at a wondrous wildlife haven on the banks of the Clyde. Spend some time in one of their four hides, l...

Fun day event at Station Park in Forfar

Station Park

  • Moffat
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Situated in idyllic surroundings Station Park provides activities for all the family, from boating which boasts a wide variety of boats from kayaks a...

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