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Are you visiting Edinburgh with your kids?

If so then you will be spoilt rotten with family-friendly attractions to choose from.

Edinburgh has a whole host of family-friendly attractions and things to do. Parks, beaches, castles and anything else you can think of. Regardless of your age or interests, we have something to help entertain the entire family. Our guide below details some of the best things to do in Edinburgh with kids.

Family-Friendly Activities

  • Explore Edinburgh Castle
  • Visit Edinburgh Zoo
  • Learn about Edinburgh’s underground at Mary Kings Close
  • Make chocolate at The Chocolatarium
  • Get whacky at the Camera Obscura
  • Take a tour of Edinburgh Dungeons
  • Get your skates on at The Boardwalk
  • Visit the amazing Gorgie City Farm
  • Challenge your strength at Ninja Warrior
  • Take a walk up Carlton hill
  • Take a walk up Arthurs Seat
  • Get a Selfie with Greyfriars Bobby
  • Visit Portabello or Cramond beach
  • Visit South Queens Ferry
  • Alien Rock, Indoor climbing
  • Murrayfield Ice Rink
  • Gravity, Indoor trampoline park
  • Midlothian Snow Centre, Dry slopes and tubing
  • Walk tours! Ghouls, Harry Potter and history

Museums in Edinburgh

  • National Museum of Scotland – Scottish antiquities, culture and history
  • Museum of Edinburgh – Exhibits sharing the history of Edinburgh
  • The People’s Story Museum – The story late 18th century to the present day people of Edinburgh
  • St Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room and Music Museum – Musical instruments
  • John Knox House – Historic owned and lived in by Protestant reformer John Knox during the 16th century
  • The Writers’ Museum – The story of Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Museum of Childhood – Toys through the ages
  • Surgeons’ Hall Museums – Artefacts and medical history
  • Museum on the Mound – Learn about money in Scotland
  • National War Museum – 400 years of conflict in one museum

Galleries in Edinburgh

  • Scottish National Gallery – Fine art including The Skating Minister
  • Royal Scottish Academy Building – Annual Scottish graduate show
  • Fruitmarket Gallery – Art gallery, bookshop and a cafe
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery  – Famous Scots in portrait
  • Modern One and Two – Modern and contemporary art
  • The Queens Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse – Small gallery at Holyrood

 

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