What to do in Edinburgh for Summer Holidays With Kids

Those parents among us will be well and truly aware that the kids are finished school for another year and half term has now officially arrived. So if you're wondering what to do to keep the kids busy during the summer holidays in 2018 then fear no more. Edinburgh has more than enough to keep the family entertained.

Here are a handful of tips from us. Good luck!

  1. Feeling Brave?

    If you are, then The Edinburgh Dungeon on Market Street is well worth a visit. Travel back in time for a ‘thrill-filled’ journey and meet some of Scotland’s most famous, and infamous, characters. This half term you'll come face to face with Scotland's most fearsome warrior! Will you survive?

  2. Looking for a Spot of Adventure?

    Edinburgh has a wide range of exciting activities on offer from climbing and skiing to paintballing and go karting. Set in the Pentland Hills, the Snowsports Centre is home to the UK’s biggest artificial ski slope. Instructors can coach you with a wide range of lessons from beginners to advanced classes. Buy a ‘practice ticket’ this half term and give it a go. Practice makes perfect!

  3. Summer Music Mayhem

    The National Museum of Scotland is one of the UK’s Top 10 visitor attractions, and in the Top 20 of the most visited museums and galleries in the world! As part of the 'Rip it Up' exhibition in Edinburgh this Summer the museum has a number of musical themed activities for all the family to enjoy including arts and crafts and performances from Macastory.

  4. Hit the Road

    If you prefer motorsports to snowsports, why not take a spin around the track go karting at Xtreme Karting, which is Edinburgh's only 5 star rated go karting experience. As well as go karting, visitors also have the option of taking part in laser tag, which now include Fortnite style missions (which is completely painless).

  5. Go Karting in Edinburgh
  6. Farm Yard Fun

    After using up all that energy wind down with a trip to Gorgie Farm and enjoy a walk round a ‘much loved’ part of the community. Visit the animals and enjoy learning about how to look after them whilst having a go at feeding them! Learn about gardening and wildlife all at the same time! A perfect family-friendly day out!

What are your favourite activities with the kids in Edinburgh during the Summer? Let us know on Twitter @reserveapts