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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Prestonpans, Edinburgh and Lothian

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 367 fun things to do in Prestonpans 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 – 246 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Prestonpans 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 Prestonpans 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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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...

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

  • 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...

Whiteloch Farm Riding and Trekking

  • Tranent
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

The BHS and and TRSS approved Whiteloch Farm Riding and Trekking Centre offers a variety of well trained and mannered mounts ideal for beginners and...

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...

Longniddry Beach

  • Longniddry
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great beach to explore? Longniddry Beach in South Scotland is a great spot for the kids to go rockpooling, build sandcastles, or even s...

Gosford Sands

  • Longniddry
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Beaches

Gosford Sands the beautiful sands spread down to muddy expanses when the tide recedes, which make it a good habitat for wading birds such as the curl...

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...



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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 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...

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...

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

  • 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...

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...

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...

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...

Vogrie Country Park

  • Gorebridge
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Vogrie Country Park is a great location for outdoor activities such as picnics, walking and wildlife-spotting. There is an adventure play area and to...

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...

Newbattle Swimming Pool

  • Newtongrange
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Newbattle Swimming Pool, located on Main Street in Newtongrange, offers the community a diverse range of water based activities and facilities, inclu...

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...

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