Taking Your Family To Edinburgh

Interested in discovering the captivating capital city of Scotland? Edinburgh offers a wealth of exciting activities. Nowhere on earth is able to hold a candle to its sophisticated construction, countless cobblestone avenues, and the imposing, iconic castle resting on a dwindling volcano. There is so much to explore in Edinburgh for anyone to enjoy. As soon as you throw children into the mix, matters tend to get even more dynamic and intriguing. An entirely new perspective is seen by children through their unique perspective and you can rekindle your childlike wonder with a family trip to Edinburgh this year. There are many options available when it comes to places to stay from hotels to serviced apartments and if you're looking for something in between, there are many companies offering Airbnb management services in Edinburgh.

Family trip to Edinburgh, Castle

The National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland is situated in the city centre and is a wonderful place for children. It is ideal for children who like being able to learn while having fun and they will love participating in the Adventure Planet exhibit. Kids will relish touring this fascinating and captivating museum inside and outside its grounds, taking a dive into the deep sea or partaking in the excavation research.

As it is suitable for all ages, you are on to an educational winner. The museum was developed when the new Museum of Scotland integrated with the neighbouring Royal Museum, which hosts science and technology exhibitions along with collections on the natural world.

Scale Arthur's Seat
Arthur's Seat, part of Holyrood Park, is perhaps one of Edinburgh's most iconic attractions. With views of Edinburgh and the Lothians from the ancient volcano, 251 meters above sea level, this site stands out among the rest.

It’s important to note that you should prepare your children with sturdy walking boots for your visit to Arthurs Seat. It's a good idea to wear something grippy if the surface is textured or slick, notably in the winter months. A few sets of attire and waterproof equipment are warranted, as well as food and refreshments.

With many parking options available, it could be worth enquiring about car hire at Edinburgh Waverley, to get your family from the centre to the outskirts.

Dungeons of Edinburgh
Have you considering trying something a little unconventional in Edinburgh? The Edinburgh Dungeons provide an immersive experience that will educate you about the city's turbulent era. With live actors, underground rides and special effects, you're guaranteed a spellbinding time. Face trial in The Courtroom or creep into Greyfriars Kirkyard at your own risk; the infamous pair of Burke & Hare are waiting to greet you!

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
There's also the Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, where a real-time panorama of Edinburgh will be rendered via a projection surface comprising a reflective surface, optics, and lighting, presenting it in a Victorian-style atmosphere.

You can also experience the Magic Gallery there, as well as snorkel in a digital aquarium, enjoy an immersive experience in the Light Fantastic showcase, and marvel at vintage photographs of the city. Visitors can see how visual practitioners manipulate optical illusions to enrich their creative output.

Nelsons Monument
The huge obelisk-shaped colossus is known as the Nelson Monument. As it turns out, you can physically walk into the complex, and if you are especially ambitious, you can also ascend the stairs to the observation deck for a stunning perspective. Entering this venue requires a fee, which is £5.00 for adults and kids. In addition to viewing the city's beautiful views, those who enter the museum will learn about Nelson's individual story in an exhibit focused on him.

Edinburgh Zoo
Located in the Corstorphine district of Edinburgh the Zoo houses a variety of animal collections. As one of the top paid-for tourist attractions in Scotland, it is the second most popular building to the Castle, and was built in the early 20th century.

With a café, dining area, and snack bar, plus seasonally-available booths serving hot and cold food and drinks, you won't go hungry. Bring a picnic if you like.

Edinburgh Castle
Last on the list, Edinburgh Castle is hardly a secret. Families won't be left unoccupied with the number of attractions and fun that will be showcased, ranging from entertainment, live shows, and interpretations of Scottish lore. The whole family will find plenty of activities they can enjoy at Edinburgh Castle. Perhaps the city's greatest vistas are from the fortress walls of the castle, forming one of the world's most dazzling silhouettes.

Whether you're coming to Edinburgh for a weekend or a holiday, it's a great destination to visit any time of year. If you're looking for ideas of activities to do whilst in Edinburgh, check out Experience Days. They have a wide array of fun, unique and exciting activities to try so you can really make the most of your trip! 

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