Edinburgh’s Most Child-friendly Places

Collington Tunnel Mural General View

From ‘beastie-hunting’ in a secret garden and ‘going up the volcano’ to ‘the place with the spinny bridge and wobbly mirrors’, we asked Edinburgh’s youngsters to pick 50 of their favourite fun things to see and do to help families have an action-packed break in the capital. 

Over 100 unique places of interest were suggested, which have been whittled down into 50 exciting and fun activities - many of which are free to visit.

In addition to internationally renowned visitor attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Zoo, the kids plumped for a huge range of free or low-cost places to visit, including parks and greenspaces like the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Cramond beach.

More unusual suggestions from the local youngsters included the little-known Wild West Cowboy Street in Morningside, The Chocolatarium off the Royal Mile and Scotland’s first dog café, The Chihuahua Café on Frederick Street.

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