The perfect day with young family in Edinburgh?

(4 Posts)
issynoko Thu 04-Oct-12 12:34:21

We will have a full Friday in Edinburgh on 2nd November plus a Sat am and the Thursday night. Have a baby, a 4 year old, a 7 year old and an 8 year old. Oldest two very into Harry Potter. Don't want to go to the zoo but what else would be a great day for our lot? And good places to eat - they are adventurous eaters...even have a taste for haggis...!

Prizepudding Thu 04-Oct-12 16:03:15

We love the National museum of Scotland (free) always had lots to see and some fun activities for the kids. My dd who is 7 loved Camera Obscura, quite pricey but you can get kids go free vouchers sometimes (travel in Scotland on a kids go free ticket which probably won't be an option for you or if you are a member of dobbies gardening club). Both are close to the Royal mile.

www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/national_museum.aspx

www.camera-obscura.co.uk/

There is also the dynamic earth close by but can be quite frightening for the younger ones I have heard although there is also a small soft play there which is an option.

WorkInProgress Thu 04-Oct-12 16:33:48

The elephant house cafe where JK Rowling wrote some of Harry Potter is very nice and just round the corner from the National Museum.

issynoko Sat 01-Dec-12 12:41:42

Hello! Just saw this and we've been now but did indeed go to the Museum and to the Elephant House. Then checked out 'Tom Riddle's' grave in Greyfriars. So thanks anyway - clearly all on the same wavelength!

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