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What to Do in Edinburgh With Kids

Destination & Tourism Janeen Christoff November 16, 2016

What to Do in Edinburgh With Kids

PHOTO: Edinburgh (Photo courtesy Thinkstock) 

Families will likely find the compact Scottish capital a win for kids, says Wanderlust Travel Magazine, which has provided visitors with a family-friendly to-do list. 

First and foremost, they suggest heading to the Museum of Childhood, a ramshackle building on the Royal Mile. 

“The collection is just as much fun for parents as for kids. You’ll probably spend a lot of your time saying “I had one of those”, to the astonishment of your kids. It is a real trip down memory lane. I had practically all the original Ladybird books they had on display,” writes says Wanderlust. 

Another must-do, if your children are amenable, is a ghost walk. 

“If you go to Edinburgh these days, it's almost become mandatory to go on a ghost walk, especially if you go any time near Halloween, like we did. The good news is that they sneak in a lot about the city’s history, much of it gruesome, that the kids lap up. If your kids love watching Horrible Histories, they'll love this,” says Wanderlust. 

Animal lovers will want to head to the zoo. 

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“A 10-minute bus ride from the center of the city, the Edinburgh Zoo is the only place you can see pandas in the UK, says Wanderlust.

“If you want to see the pandas you need to pre-book a 15-minute viewing slot before your visit. If the pandas aren’t out during your time slot you can come back at a later time and try again,” notes the magazine. 

For more suggestions on what to do with the kids in Edinburgh, read on here.