Your kids are going to love Edinburgh; here’s just a selection of the amazing attractions that are perfect for all the family in the historic city.

Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth

Go back in time thanks to the latest technology with this amazing visitor centre that is dedicated to telling the story of the Planet Earth. Thanks to amazing interactive displays, a 4D experience and a 360 degree film theatre, the whole family can feel the thrill of flying across an ice glacier, feel the earth moving under your feet and actually feel the chill of polar ice!

Where to find it?  Dynamic Earth, 112-116 Holyrood Gait, Edinburgh, Scotland

How much? Adult: £15.50, Child: £9.75, Concession: £13.50

Our Dynamic Earth
Museum of Childhood

Museum of Childhood

Your kids will be shocked and amazed at this journey through the evolution of toys through history. It’s a chance for them to put their iPads aside and enjoy a bit of old-fashioned playtime, with the dress up area and puppet theatre particular highlights of this educational and fun museum.

Where is it? 42 High St, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

How much? Free!

Museum of Childhood
Edinburgh Dungeons

The Edinburgh Dungeon

 Not for the faint-hearted, this 80 minute journey through Scotland’s darkest history is a fun and interactive way to learn about the past. You’ll see a number of shows and experience thrilling rides in this spooky underground attraction. Be warned: it’s not recommended for those below eight years old as it can get scary for the very young.

Where is it? 31 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF

How much? Adults £17.95, Children £11.75

The Edinburgh Dungeon
The Royal Mile

The Royal Mile

Take a stroll up this bustling thoroughfare that links the Castle with Holyrood Palace and feel like you’re stepping back in time. The cobblestones, medieval buildings and quaint little alleyways all contribute to that historical feel, while the lively street performers will keep the family entertained, especially during the Festival.


Where is it? Royal Mile, Edinburgh

How much? Free!

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura

Edinburgh’s oldest tourist attraction but still a mind-bender! Whether it’s a mirror maze, vortex tunnel or the famous panorama of Edinburgh, the optical illusions in this Victorian rooftop gallery will have people of all ages scratching their heads and experiencing a variety of sensations.


Where is it? 549 Castlehill, Edinburgh

How much? Adults £15.50, Children (5-15) £11, Under 5s Free

Camera Obscura
Gorgie City Farm

Gorgie City Farm

A green space in the middle of the city, this urban farm is not only an educational experience for children about food production, but also a fun day out for visitors whatever their age. There’s cows, chickens, sheep, goats and pigs, as well as a petting zoo with other animals such as hamsters and even snakes!

Where is it? 51 Gorgie Rd, Edinburgh EH11 2LA

How much? Free!

 

Gorgie City Farm

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