Family and Kids in Edinburgh

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Edinburgh? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Edinburgh, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Edinburgh.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Edinburgh for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Edinburgh Castle

    Family and Kids

    Built in 1130 by David I, the castle featured prominently in the wars for the Independence of Scotland, and as such, maintains a number of old traditions. The Military Tattoo function in August includes performances the pipes and drums played by regiments of the British Armed Forces and civilians including the fireworks. The traditional New Year's Eve party is attended by thousands of people i...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Stirling Castle

    Family and Kids

    Stirling Castle, found in Stirling, is one of the biggest and generally significant chateaux, both truly and compositionally, in Scotland. The manor sits on Castle Hill, a meddling bank, which structures part of the Stirling Sill geographical creation. It is encompassed on three sides by steep bluffs, giving it an in number opposing position. Its key area, guarding what was, until the 1890s, th...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Edinburgh Zoo

    Zoo

    Penguins; that’s the deal here, for the zoo breeds them. Exotic birds, lions, monkeys, koalas and giant pandas are the zoo’s other attractions. There are even ex-military personnel among the animals, which include Wojtek the bear and Sir Nils Olav the penguin. Highly respected for its animal behavorial research and conservation work, the zoo recieves over half a million visitors eve...Read more
  4. Amazing Edinburgh attraction for kids
    Edinburgh Dungeon

    Family and Kids

    Horror and humour have always gone well together, and the Edinburgh Dungeon exploits that to it’s fullest. Gallows, cannibals, mirror rooms… this is a horror house that wants you experice the chills without getting bogged down in a B-Grade plot. The actors are all terrific, and portray villains out of Scotland’s history. For a short experience, it packs quite the punch. We wo...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

    Garden, Botanical Garden

    This scientific centre and popular tourist attraction wasfounded in 1670. About 4% of all known plant species are preserved here. There are no limit to the things you can see: rare plants, waterfalls, rock gardens, glass houses, Asian-themed gardens and stunning borders and plant collections. The staff is wonderfully helpful and knowledgable so don’t be afraid to ask quentions. There...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Edinburgh
    Calton Hill

    Family and Kids

    It’s location in the middle of Endinburgh makes it a very convenient destination. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hill offers fabulous views of Edinburgh, Arthur’s Seat and the sea reaching over to Fife. Bring your cameras! It’s best to visit in the early morning when the air is crisp and clean. Also catch the numerous iconic monuments scattered over the area, one o...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Real Mary King's Close

    Family and Kids

    The Real Mary King's Close is a lovely opportunity to experience Edinburgh’s beautiful past. The guided tours offered here surely make you step back in time. The tour throws light upon history as old as some facts dating back to the 17th century. Spanning across an hour, the tours here are presented in a lovely, animated and very engaging manner. Its location in the city’s old town ...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
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    Family and Kids

    Nestled in the Scottish Highlands, the Glen Coe valley is undoubtedly one of the most scenic and unexplored places in the country. This U-shaped valley is home to a number of stunning mountains in United Kingdom which rise up to 3000 feet. Formed by the glaciations during the Ice Age, the Glen Coe valley also has a small village with the same name and is mostly uninhabited, thus has been able t...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Drummond Castle

    Garden

    The Drummond Castle has got to be on your list of things to do in Edinburgh owing to its gardens that were credited to be “the best example of formal terraced gardens in Scotland.” Featuring striking features of the Victorian era, this castle’s construction along with the layout of its gardens does not cease to mesmerize visitors. This place gives you the opportunity to embark...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Lancaster Castle

    Family and Kids

    If castles and forts fascinate you, Lancaster Castle in Lancaster is the perfect spot for you. A monument of national historical and international importance, the Castle’s origin is traced back to the early 11th century. For several centuries, the Castle served as a prison, and opened to the public only recently. You can explore large parts of this imposing Castle at your leisure or opt f...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Melrose Abbey

    Family and Kids

    The Melrose Abbey in Scotland’s Melrose is a medieval monastery that is now, in ruins but continues to remain a place of tourist attraction. Founded in the mid-12th century, the Melrose Abbey or the St. Mary’s Abbey offers a stunning site for exploration. What you most definitely must look for, is the architectural details which include the unusual sculptures of gargoyles, dragons a...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Lauriston Castle

    Garden

    The 16th century Lauriston Castle boasts of its ornate gardens, Edwardian and Georgian art pieces and relics and the 19th century extensions which overlook the Firth of Forth. This four storied tower house is equipped with the circular tower with spiral staircase, gun loops and the two storied angel turrets. Designed by William Burn, the Jacobean Range gives the Lauriston Castle a look of count...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Archivist's Garden

    Garden

    The Archivist's Garden is a hidden green oasis tucked in between the New Register House and the General Register House, offering perfect relaxation from the bustling town. The plants in the garden are symbolical and bear history of the Tartans, famous Scots, heraldry and various life events like marriage, death and birth. The Archivist's Garden is home to 57 plant species in a flowing pattern t...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
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    Family and Kids

    Fort George in Scotland’s Edinburgh is another iconic landmark in the United Kingdom that you cannot miss, if you are visiting. Built in the 18th century, Fort George currently serves as a military base which makes large parts of the Fort closed to the public, but what you most definitely have to visit, is the museum. The museum holds historic war memorabilia from the World War I era and ...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Regent Gardens

    Garden, Park

    In an urban location of Edinburgh, the Regent Gardens offers an amiable carve of nature. The authority keeps this garden in a wonderful shape, maintaining the structure of 19th century English gardening meticulously. The garden is ornamental in nature. Hence, you are guaranteed to come across a lot of lovely plants and flowerbeds here. A lot of trees and medicinal plants can also be seen in thi...Read more