Best Things To Do & Days Out In Edinburgh

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 22 fun things to do in Edinburgh for you and the family to discover. Finding the right Edinburgh day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Edinburgh with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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Vue Cinema Edinburgh Omni Centre

Vue Cinema Edinburgh Omni Centre, Omni Leisure Building, 61/11 Greenside Pl, Leith St, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 3AU

Vue Cinema Edinburgh Omni Centre review Vue Cinema Edinburgh Omni Centre is located on the edge of the city centre. They show the latest Blockbuster movies using state-of-the-art technology. Vue cinemas are one of the biggest multiplex cinema chains in the UK. They have Mini Morning sessions which give...
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Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh

Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh, 20 George Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH2 2PF

Things to do at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh review The legendary Hard Rock Cafe was established in Edinburgh city centre in 1998. Located in the heart of the historic city and celebrating all things rock and roll. Today you can see historic music memorabilia gracing every wall of the restaurant. The...
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City Sightseeing Bus Edinburgh

City Sightseeing Bus Edinburgh, Lothian Buses, 55 Annandale Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH7 4BF

City Sightseeing Bus Edinburgh Hop On Hop Off Tour review The City Sightseeing Bus tours in Edinburgh offer a number of different tours around the city and the local area. With 24 hours and 48-hour ticket options, there is something to suit all short breaks to Edinburgh. Tours include...
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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 2ND

Things to do at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions review Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions is located on the Castlehill section of Edinburgh, Scotland, close to the Royal Mile and Edinburgh castle. It has five floors packed full of over 100 illusions and hands-on exhibits. Plus...
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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG

Things to do at Edinburgh Castle review Edinburgh Castle is located at the top of the Royal Mile, high on a hill overlooking the Scottish city of Edinburgh. It is a historic fortress that dominates the skyline of the Capital of Scotland. Human occupation of the rock has existed...
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Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS

Things to do at Dynamic Earth review Dynamic Earth is a state of the art family attraction near Edinburgh in Scotland. It takes visitors through our history from the Big Bang theory up to the modern-day. It's a chance to experience the primaeval forces of nature as they shaped...
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Escape Hunt Edinburgh

Escape Hunt Edinburgh, 24 Castle St, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, RG21 7BA

Escape Hunt Edinburgh review Escape Hunt Edinburgh is located in the city centre on Castle Street. The escape rooms are packed with excitement and you can tackle various challenges as a family. Together you will work as a team to find clues, solve puzzles and missions. The best group...
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Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX

Things to do at Palace of Holyroodhouse review Owned by Her Majesty the Queen is this 16th-century palace. It is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland and it is located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh castle....
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ODEON Edinburgh Lothian Road

ODEON Edinburgh Lothian Road, 118 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH3 8BQ

ODODEON Edinburgh Lothian Road review The ODEON Cinema Edinburgh Lothian Road is located in the heart of the city centre. The ODEON Cinema chain is the biggest in the UK. Their cinemas show the latest Blockbuster movies plus other classics from the past decades of films. To help make...
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Escape Reality Edinburgh

Escape Reality Edinburgh, 1 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH3 9QB

Escape Reality Edinburgh review Escape Reality Edinburgh is located in the heart of the city centre. It is a live escape room that provides players with an immersive experience. Your challenge is to solve a series of challenging puzzles and escape the room within 60 minutes. Families can play...
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Gravity Trampoline Parks Edinburgh

Gravity Trampoline Parks Edinburgh, 6 Fountain Park, 130 Dundee St, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH11 1AF

Things to do at Gravity Trampoline Parks Edinburgh review Gravity Trampoline Parks Edinburgh is located in the Fountain Park area of the city centre. It's a great family-friendly venue with something for everyone. They offer a number of sessions including Open Jump, Gravity Rocks, Parent and toddler, SEN sessions...
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Tenpin Edinburgh Fountain Park

Tenpin Edinburgh Fountain Park, Fountain Park, Dundee St, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH11 1AW

Things to do at Tenpin Edinburgh Fountain Park review Tenpin Edinburgh Fountain Park is located in the centre of the city, slightly away from the main shops and restaurants. It is a family-friendly ten-pin bowling alley venue with pool tables, table tennis, air hockey, shuffleboard and arcade machines. This centre...
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Cineworld Edinburgh

Cineworld Edinburgh, 130/3 Dundee St, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH11 1AF

Cineworld Edinburgh review Located in Fountain Park close to the city of Edinburgh is the Cineworld Cinema. It is a 13 screen cinema which is home to the only IMAX theatre in Edinburgh and the only ScreenX in Scotland. Cineworld is one of the leading UK multiplex cinema chains....
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Ninja Warrior UK Edinburgh

Ninja Warrior UK Edinburgh, 126 Salamander St, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 7LA

Things to do Ninja Warrior UK Edinburgh review Ninja Warrior UK Edinburgh is a unique, purpose-built indoor obstacle course inspired by the famous ITV hit show, Ninja Warrior UK. It is located in the Leith area close to the city of Edinburgh. It is the best Ninja Warrior...
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LOVE Gorgie Farm

LOVE Gorgie Farm, 51 Gorgie Rd, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH11 2LA

Things to do at LOVE Gorgie Farm review Right in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, you will find a little piece of the countryside at LOVE Gorgie farm. It is home to many well-loved animals and it is a free entry urban farm (donations are welcome). The farm offers hands-on...
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