Busy, entertained children make for happy relaxed parents, and Edinburgh has a wide range of excellent attractions which are perfect for delighting and stimulating children of all ages. So, come with us as we take a look at the top ten attractions to visit with your kids.
The National Museum of Scotland should be at the top of every parent’s list of things to do in Edinburgh. As well as fascinating exhibits about ancient Egypt, ancient Scotland, Natural History, and Science and Technology, there are some inspired interactive activities. Children can dig for dinosaur bones, get behind the wheel of a Formula 1 race car, try out a miniature trebuchet, or dress up in the traditional costumes of different cultures.
Perhaps your little darlings need to burn up some excess energy? A trip to Time Twisters, Edinburgh’s best soft play center, could be just the ticket. Children of all ages will love this Egyptian-themed attraction and there is a better than average café where adults can enjoy a well-deserved treat while the little ones play.
If the weather is good, the Royal Botanic Gardens is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic. The winding paths and steps of the rock garden are great for the kids to explore and any leftovers from your picnic can be fed to the ducks!
With no shortage of great activities for kids, you can be sure that you and your wee ones will enjoy a great day out in Edinburgh.