Things to do in Edinburgh with kids
From fun attractions to beautiful historic buildings outside the city, Edinburgh and the Lothians is a great region for the whole family to enjoy. Country parks offer adventurous activities and you can spot local wildlife as you explore.
Have a fantastic family trip to one of Edinburgh and the Lothians’ gardens and country parks. From the stunning Royal Botanic Garden to archery and orienteering at Beecraigs Country Park, there are many activities to enjoy in these delightful open spaces.
Don’t miss the chance to meet two of the world’s rarest and most captivating animals in Scotland’s capital.
Make sure you are all up and ready to go nice and early so you can visit all of these fantastic attractions in one day and you’ll be guaranteed a fantastically fun, action packed, family day out.
Visit some of Edinburgh’s top city centre attractions for fantastic family days out. Enjoy fantastic family experiences from standing in the centre of a bubbling volcano to creating your own lightning and even meeting Scotland’s most infamous cannibal.
Have great family trips to some of Edinburgh’s fantastic galleries and museums. From enchanting tales in the Scottish Storytelling Centre to becoming detectives in the National Gallery of Scotland, there are many fascinating adventures to be enjoyed.
Explore Edinburgh and the Lothians’ fascinating historic attractions and uncover the region’s colourful past on a family day out. From stunning stately homes to secret underground passages you will certainly have entertaining trips to the attractions.
Enjoy fantastic family trips to brilliant wildlife centres and zoos in Edinburgh and the Lothians. From seabirds to glow-in-the-dark scorpions and indoor tropical rainforests to penguin parades, you will have a blast discovering some wonderful wildlife.
Find out what it’s like to be part of the Royal Family at some of Her Majesty The Queen’s Scottish residences. Admire the Palace of Holyroodhouse, discover Scotland’s glittering crown jewels at Edinburgh Castle and explore the Royal Yacht Britannia.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.