Best Family Day Activities in Edinburgh

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If you are planning on travelling to Scotland, then one city that is likely to appear on your list is Edinburgh. Edinburgh is not only a fascinating city which is packed full of history and culture, but it is also a great place to take your family too. 

Throughout the city there are plenty of family friendly activities for you to try out. So, why not take a look at the best family day activities in Edinburgh and see what appeals to you the most?

Visit Edinburgh Castle

It is impossible to visit Edinburgh and not be impressed by the castle which dominates the skyline. One of the very best paid for attractions that the city has to offer, if you are looking to learn more about the history of Edinburgh, as well as some of the very best views too, then the castle needs to be on your list of places to visit. 

Head to the National Museum of Scotland

If you are suffering with a touch of bad weather during your time in Edinburgh, then you are going to want to make sure that you find somewhere indoors for you and your family to spend some time. The National Musuem of Scotland is a definite must, not only is it ideal for all weathers, but it is also one of the top 20 most visited museums in the world. It has plenty of hands on activities and exhibitions for you to see and whilst you are there you can learn plenty about the history of Scotland as well as the wider world too. 

Explore the zoo

You can’t beat a visit to the zoo when you are with your family and Edinburgh has a great one. This particular zoo is the only place that you can see Giant Pandas in the whole of the UK, which means that it is a popular tourist draw. Of course, the zoo has a whole has plenty of other animals to offer too, making a fantastic way to spend a few hours whilst you are in the city.

Escape the city at West Prince’s Street Gardens

Whilst spending some time in a city is great, there can be times when it feels a little overwhelming too. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend some time in nature; then booking in for a picnic at West Prince’s Street Gardens is a great way to spend some time. 

Take a ghost tour around the city

Sometimes the best way to see everything that the city has to offer is to take a tour. However, if you have older children, or you are looking for something that is a little different, then why not book in on one of our Ghost Bus Tours? Not only will you get to learn more about the city as a whole, but you will also get to enjoy a fun packed, spooky theatre show too. 

As you can see, Edinburgh is a city that has so much to offer; it doesn’t matter whether you are visiting the city as a family or whether you are hitting the streets alone.

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