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Places To Visit With The Family This Easter

Keep the Kids Entertained on a Budget

Easter holidays are always a welcome break, but how to fill in those days with the kids off school? Here are a few suggestions of our favourite places and activities to keep them amused.


Edinburgh Zoo

Explore Edinburgh Zoo and get up close to a wide range of animals from all over the globe. Make time for a visit to the Giant Panda Exhibit, take in the Budongo Trail which allows visitors to see the  chimpanzees in the world’s most innovative, interactive chimpanzee enclosure, and don’t miss the ever popular Penguin Parade each day at 2.15pm!

Edinburgh Zoo Information HERE

The Real Mary King’s Close

Real Mary Kings Close

One for the older kids to enjoy.  A 1600s period tour with costumed guide and characters throughout the recreated environment. It is atmospheric and some stories are a bit blood curdling, so choose your kids’ suitability for this wisely.

Real Mary Kings Close Information HERE


The Scottish Seabird Centre

Enjoy great days out at the seaside at North Berwick harbour, East Lothian, with stunning views across the Firth of Forth and the iconic Bass Rock. Control remote cameras to see wildlife in its natural habitat. Boat trips, events, films, exhibitions, shopping, foodie treats and much more!

Seabird Centre Information HERE


Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Botanics captures the imagination of everyone who visits and is world renowned for its horticultural excellence. Over 70 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds provide a tranquil haven just one mile from the city centre.  Garden entry FREE with a charge for Glasshouses.

Edinburgh Botanic Gardens Information HERE

Children playing on new equipment at the Vogrie Adventure Play Area.

Vogrie Country Park

Retains much of its character as a Victorian parkland estate, with sweeping carriage drives, beautifully landscaped vistas, an original walled garden and the baronial-styled Vogrie House. There are 105 hectares of woods and over 4 miles of beautiful woodland walks, facilities include an adventure play area, barbecue sites, 9-hole golf course, woodland walks, water features, a minature railway and the Tree Top Cafe.

Vogrie Country Park Information HERE