The Best Things To Do In Edinburgh Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Edinburgh

Get ready for an adventure unlike any other because there are lots of exciting things to do in Edinburgh for you and your kids!

Wander down the medieval avenues of The Old Town towards the castle, which sits regally on the mound and is home to the Stone of Destiny and Crown Jewels, or soak up the atmosphere in the streets of New Town that are littered with restaurants and shops. See the world through a different lens at Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and World of Illusions with its range of optical experiences guaranteed to change your viewpoint!

Older children will love discovering the dark depths of the dungeons on this Edinburgh family day out as live shows, actors and special effects bring this part of Scotland’s history to life in a jaw-dropping 80-minute show. The Museum of Childhood provides the perfect trip down memory lane for parents, whilst the treasure trail around the streets of the city is a family-friendly activity and an ideal way to explore somewhere new!

Back in Old Town the brave can join one of witchery tours. If you make it out alive, head back up the hill to the castle to practice your sword fighting on the battlements as you defend the city beneath you!

Want to check when the next school holiday is so you can plan your family days out? We've got a handy breakdown of the UK school holidays to help.

  1. Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at Pandamonium Play Centre in Erskine

    Pandamonium Play Centre


    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    The luxuriantly jungle themed play area is split into 2 designated areas, those being a gated under 3s' section and a much bigger over 3s' section. T...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 49 miles from Edinburgh
  2. Trees at Gleniffer Braes Country Park in Paisley

    Gleniffer Braes Country Park


    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Glennifer Braes has the following attractions and activities. Recreation: Woodland walks, wonderful views, peace and quiet, wide open spaces, moorlan...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 49 miles from Edinburgh
  3. Horse in stable at Lamont City Farm in Erskine

    Lamont Farm Project


    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Animal welfare is at the heart of Lamont Farm Project , where animals are rescued and, where possible, rehomed. However if a suitable home can’t be f...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 49.6 miles from Edinburgh
  4. Outside view of Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum

    Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum


    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 49.7 miles from Edinburgh

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