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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Musselburgh

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 397 fun things to do in Musselburgh for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, indoor and soft play areas and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 269 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Musselburgh day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Musselburgh with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Kids playing at Jamboree Adventure Soft Play in Musselburgh

Jamboree Adventure Soft Play

  • Musselburgh
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jamboree Adventure Soft Play is unique to Musselburgh Sports Centre where you will also find a 25m swimming pool if you fancy a splash too. The multi...

The Edinburgh Treasure Trail

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...

A little boy on the phone with his family in an Escape Hunt

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...

Boy jumping into foam pit at Go Jumpin

Jump In Trampoline Arena Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

What’s more fun than bouncing the day away? Obviously doing so on a giant airbag, down a basketball lane and atop a battle beam! Step off solid groun...

Machinery at Prestongrange Museum in Prestonpans

Prestongrange Museum

  • Prestonpans
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Prestongrange offers audio tours, guided tours and visits to the Beam Engine and Powerhouse. Children can take a trail sheet around the site and play...

Kids running on a sandy beach

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...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Walk up Hollywood Boulevard, turn left on the Walk of Fame and follow the lights; movie memories are yours for the making at at ODEON Edinburgh Fort...

Mini trampolines at Orcadia Trampoline Centre in Edinburgh

Orcadia Trampoline Centre

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Head off to the Orcadia Trampoline Centre, where your little ones can let off some steam and bounce the day away. With 6 trampolines, there’s plenty...

Party room at Tumbles at Portobello in Edinburgh

Tumbles at Portobello

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Tumbles at Portobello is a Gymnastics and soft play centre situated right on the beach along the main Portobello Promenade with views across the Firt...

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 paintballing at Edinburgh Combat Challenge

Edinburgh Combat Challenge

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Laser Tag

Edinburgh Combat Challenge welcomes warriors over 6 years old to enter the arena: a huge natural style game space outside with landscaping and levels...

Toddler soft play area at Clown Around Indoor Play Centre in Edinburgh

Clown Around Indoor Play Centre

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Clown Around Indoor Play Centre the multi-level play structure is excellent for kids 3 to 10 and is packed with all the fun physical play features...

Indoor soft play frame at Royal Commonwealth Pool and Clambers in Edinburgh

Royal Commonwealth Pool and Clambers

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Pool known locally as ‘Commie Pool' the facilities here comprise an excellent 50m main pool with 8 lanes set aside, pl...

Girls with crowns at Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

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...

Aerial view of Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh

Dynamic Earth

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

There isn’t anything more diverse or fascinating than the weird and wonderful world we live in, which is what you’ll discover at Dynamic Earth. The t...

Mascots outside Wonder World Soft Play Edinburgh

Wonder World Soft Play Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Kids will love Wonder World Soft Play in Edinburgh . Chock-full of surprises, from go-karts to a huge volcano, this soft play is themed around the wo...

Staff in costume at The Museum of Edinburgh

The Museum of Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A historic journey awaits all budding explorers at The Museum Of Edinburgh. Described as the city’s treasure box there's so much to discover. The maz...

Exhibit at The People's Story Museum in Edinburgh

The People's Story Museum

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The People's Story Museum is housed in the late 16th century Canongate Tolbooth opposite Huntly House, and it's a museum with a difference. It uses o...

Girl looking at threads at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh

Dovecot Studios

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dovecot Studios is a leading international tapestry studio, which is surrounded by a landmark centre for contemporary art, craft and design. Based in...

Boy jumping into foam pit at Ryze Edinburgh in Dalkeith

Ryze Edinburgh - Xtreme Air Sports

  • Dalkeith
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

At Ryze Edinburgh  - Xtreme Air Sports jump around on over 19,000 sq ft of connected, world class trampolines! Their trampoline field features those...

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