Edinburgh Travel Guide For Kids

Edinburgh Travel Guide For Kids

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and has lots of things involving the history of the city and the country. However there are some more fun things to do as well.


The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty The Queen. It is located close to an ancient volcano called Arthur’s Seat. This is your chance to wander around a real palace which is still used by the Queen.


The Real Mary King’s Close is a one hour tour under the city of Edinburgh. Hundreds of years ago this was just a normal shopping street and now you can find out why it was buried and hidden away.


The Camera Obscura and World of Illusions may sound like a weird place but it is actually quite good fun. You can try out 360 degree cameras and even learn how to make your own. If you like climbing, how about climbing to the top of the tower?


If you like big boats, you can take a trip on The Royal Yacht Britannia and discover how Royal families enjoy their holidays when at sea.


If you like to be scared as well as laugh when learning a little history, then the Edinburgh Dungeon, is a great way to find out about Scotland many years ago.


One thing that you cannot miss when visiting Edinburgh is the Edinburgh Castle. It is huge and dominates the city, you really can’t miss it. The castle has been here for over 1,000 years and welcomes over 1 million visitors every year. Every day at 1pm, a cannon is fired from the castle. And if you want to get up and close to a real cannon, you can visit Mons Meg, which was once upon a time one of the greatest cannon’s in the medieval Europe.


When it is time to move on, Edinburgh Zoo is a great day out for all the family. You can see pandas, koalas, lemurs, meerkats, lions, monkeys, parrots, penguins and loads of other exciting animals. If you want to get a little more involved you could enjoy a day as a wildlife photographer at the zoo or even become a trainee zoo keeper.


If you want to become Indiana Jones or Sherlock Holmes for the day, you can try out The Edinburgh Treasure Trail. This fun tour makes you watch out for clues which are scattered around the city.


At night time you can try out The Cadies and Witchery Tours which offer spooky tours filled with ghosts and gore and even a murder mystery tour to discover.


When it is time to get back to real life Dynamic Earth is a great place to visit. This is the most popular attraction in Edinburgh. You will be able to try out the Deep time Travel Machine, watch the Big Bang, rocket through the universe, see molten lava flows and even dive deep into the oceans in a yellow submarine. This is a really cool day out.


The Yard, Edinburgh is a place of adventure and play for disabled children and young people. It’s a wonderful resource of emotional and practical support for families. Outdoors there are swings, go-karts, trikes, huts, sand pits, a brilliant sensory garden and loads of natural materials to play with. Inside you’ll find musical instruments, arts and crafts, dressing up, a fully equipped kitchen and a calming sensory room.


Doodles Ceramics Workshop is a paint-your-own pottery workshop designed to get kids interested in pottery and ceramics. Choose from a range of white, unglazed pottery items including mugs, plates, bowls, jugs, vases, tiles, tea-pots, boxes, egg cups and many more.

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