Family Things to do in Edinburgh

With the kids in toe, a day out in Edinburgh must be nothing short of fun-filled and extravagant. The cameras, lunches and emergency entertainment all packed, all that is left is what to do? Don’t dread the school break, excel in it. Give the family a day out in Edinburgh that will capture memories to look back on and put smiles on your faces that would become infectious.


It is but an Illusion

If a world from another is what you are looking far, take the family to Camera Obscure and World of Illusions  where seeing is definitely not believing! The oldest visitor built attraction in Edinburgh, filled with puzzles, illusions, tricks and disbelief, it is definitely an experience to fully involve yourself in. This Aladdin’s cave is the hidden magic of Things to Do in Edinburgh, where the kids will be transported to another world, and even the parents begin to doubt whether or not magic illusion exists. Feel taller, smaller, hypnotized and wondering all at the same time – but most definitely, always entertained.


Death by Chocolate

Take a walk down the cobbles of Edinburgh and visit Mary’s Milk Bar. Famous in Edinburgh as the sweetest spot in town, if you haven’t been already, then Mary’s Milk Bar is a fantastic pit stop for a cold sweet treat. A cosy space dominated by the best gelato this side of Italy, the key to it is daily prepared ice cream treats for the whole family to savour. With the ice cream, the chocolate and the cosy environment – what better place is there to fuel your kids with treats and fun, ready for more exciting things to do in Edinburgh?


Watch out – Adventurers on the loose

With the cyber and ice cream gone, visit one of the things to do in Edinburgh’s that we consider a hidden retreat – Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World. This tropical rainforest in a series of hothouses linked in the large garden centre is the place to get up close and personal with the wide variety of butterflies and insects. For the braver of us, the snakes are definitely a must see. Although, for the mum’s and less daring of individuals, why not feed the fish and relax in the fantastic tropical garden. With the adventurer in us at its peak, stop off at Edinburgh Zoo and meet the most famous duo if Scotland, pandas Yang Guang and Tian Tian.  The Zoo is by far one of Edinburgh’s most famous attractions and one sure to have the kids pressed up against the glass, learning and gazing all at the same time.