Thing's to do for Kids in Edinburgh is for families looking for ideas for things to do with children in and around Edinburgh. 

kidsedinburgh aims to be your first choice website for days out and activities for children and families in Edinburgh.  Our What's on pages list over 500 ideas for events, activities and ways for families to have fun. That's a bigger list than you'll find at any theme park, and much more variety! 

If you are spending your family holiday in Edinburgh, you will find it is rightly famous for its festivals, but its not commonly known that these festivals are great for families too! The International Book Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival have hundreds of shows just for children. Edinburgh runs its own International Children's Theatre Festival in May, and Science Festival in April.

What's On for Kids In Edinburgh

You'll find holiday activities, attractions, suggestions and events for children and families in and visiting Edinburgh.

Within 25 miles of Edinburgh you'll find museums, theatre, art galleries, cinema, theme parks, historic houses, pottery making, animals, farms & zoos, indoor events and activities, playparks, beaches, family walks, holiday classes, festivals, views of Edinburgh, castles, swimming pools, climbing, dances, ghosts and ghouls, and balloon trips. We provide suggestions for Easter, Halloween and Santa events.

Find all of the activities and events for children in Edinburgh and Lothian. Festivals, Culture, Performing Arts, Dance, History, sport and fun and games for families with kids under 15.

Fun Family Holiday Things to Do in the Edinburgh Area

You'll find loads of kids activities, attractions, suggestions and events for children and families in Edinburgh on our What's On database, but here are some of the most popular activities, from the last 12 months.

  1. Dalkeith Adventure Park
  2. Five Sisters Zoo
  3. Our Dynamic Earth
  4. Clown Around
  5. Museum of Childhood visit
  6. Visiting the Giant Pandas
  7. Play Planet
  8. Deep Sea World Aquarium
  9. Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World
  10. Adventure Golf Island
  11. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
  12. Edinburgh Castle Visit
  13. Family Fun at East Links Park
  14. Time Twisters Play Centre
  15. Indoor Climbing at Alien Rock
  16. Scottish National Mining Museum visit
  17. Visit to Edinburgh Zoo
  18. Seafari Trips
  19. Transgression Park Indoor Skatepark
  20. Discovery Trails for Children
  21. Scrambles Soft Play
  22. Ghostly Underground with Mercat Tours
  23. LaserQuest
  24. Inchcolm Island Cruise
  25. Gorgie City Farm animals visit
  26. Scottish Deer Centre Visit
  27. Biggar Puppet Theatre
  28. Ski, Board, Blade and Sledging
  29. Straiton Pond
  30. Tower Farm Horse Riding
  31. Vogrie Park Walk
  32. Connect: Science at the Museum
  33. Ice-Skating at Murrayfield
  34. Pottery Painting at Doodles
  35. Aerial Assault at EICA
  36. Arts & Crafts at Kiss the Fish
  37. Almond Valley visit
  38. Gambado
  39. Ceramic Experience
  40. Scottish Seabird Centre
  41. The Art Cart at Museum of Scotland
  42. Surgeons Hall Museum Visit
  43. Real Mary Kings Close Visit
  44. Inchcolm Island Cruise
  45. Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre Tour


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