Another vote for national museum. We always take a picnic. We were there last week and they had fab free science workshops on for kids but that might only be durning school holidays . Worth phoning to check
But late, but parking is a nightmare regardless in Edinburgh. I rarely use the car for places like that. But if you parked at Prestonfield and walked up or jumped on a bus would possibly your best bet.
So we're off to Edinburgh tomorrow for a couple of days. Myself, dh and both boys aged 5 and 7. We're planning to visit the zoo on one day and are staying in a hotel near there but would be grateful for recommendations for the other day.
On a quick look it does appear that it will be very easy to bankrupt ourselves with most of the major attractions costing around £50 for the 4 of us to get in. And i'm sure those of you with small boys will know that it's not a simple as thinking 'it might cost £50 but we can stay there all morning and get our moneys worth' because the boys will charge in, run round, and be ready to leave after half an hour.
So it would be great to hear what is worth spending money on, what is good for free, and any tips for getting discounts. We've discovered Edinburgh pass which for an upfront fee will let us into lots of places for free but i'm not sure how many of them will be good for the boys - if you think otherwise let me know!
Cross posting to UK to get the most input before we go tomorrow. Thanks in advance for your help