Here are a list of family attractions in Edinburgh to visit.
In just one day, you can meet over 1,000 wonderful animals in the beautiful parkland setting on the outskirts of Edinburgh. There are some wonderful attractions for you to experience, plus you can also enjoy a wide range of visitor facilities and masses of events and daily activities throughout the year.
Family tickets for 5 available!
Gorgie City Farm
The farm, with it’s animals and gardens, has always been considered as a place to visit, relax and see what is new, and of course with no admission charge, people can call in for short visits, to have lunch, or just to take some fresh air even on the most dismal winter’s day.
Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World
Free flying exotic butterflies in an indoor tropical rainforest. Bugs and Beasties exhibition, Reptile Room, Honeybee display. Cure your phobias with the daily ‘meet the beasties’ handling sessions. Also gift shop and garden centre.
Dalkeith Country Estate
Only 5 miles from Edinburgh city centre, Dalkeith Country Estate is your great centre for a fun family day out. The exciting adventure playground has giant slides, tree tip walkways, rope swings and its famous flying fox zip slide.
3D Lochness Experience
Discover real truths beneath the world’s most famous mystery. Your chance to learn about the environment of the real Loch Ness and to investigate the legend of Nessie at the exhibition in Edinburgh. What is the evidence? What are the problems? Could it be true? … 1000 Eyewitness Accounts. Photographs, Hoaxes, Illusions, Facts and Figures, Ecology, History & Mystery … and much more.
They have a family ticket that allows 2 adults and up to 3 children and saving for groups of 6 or more!
Our Dynamic Earth
Our Dynamic Earth takes you on a journey through our planet’s past, present and future, with interactive exhibits and impressive technology. Beginning with the Big Bang, children and adults alike can witness the creation of the Earth, follow the planet through its evolution and even catch glimpses of its future.
The Royal Yacht Brittania
Highlights of the tour of five decks include the Sun Lounge, the Queen’s bedroom, the State Dining and Drawing rooms which contrast with the working side of the ship, such as the Royal Marines’ Barracks, the Sick Bay and the Engine Room. There is something for everyone; whether you are interested in the Royal Family, the Royal Navy, history, or just having a great day out.
Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh’s main hills, set right in the city centre. It is unmistakable with its Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline. In August, Calton Hill is a hub for Edinburgh festival shows, it offers excellent views of fireworks displays from the castle during Hogmanay and the grand finale of the Edinburgh Festival, the Festival Fireworks. On the last day of April, Calton Hill is the scene of the Beltane Fire Festival.
Edinburgh Open Top Bus Tours
There’s no better way to find out about Edinburgh’s majestic and inspiring history than by an open-top bus tour. Each tour is tailor-made to offer a distinctive and entertaining experience and provide a great introduction to Scotland’s capital city.
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One of the most unusual Visitor Attractions in Edinburgh, experience a world of illusions & fun, interactive, hands on exhibits, great family fun.
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