Entertaining The Kids In EdinburghAuthor: Andrew Regan
The capital of Scotland has long been a wonderful place to visit. Edinburgh can offer you trips to the castle, trips to the local shops and much more besides, but how welcoming is it when you have kids in tow?
If you are planning on visiting Edinburgh with your children in the near future, you needn’t worry about coming up short on ideas. Edinburgh Zoo is a good place to start, and since it is open every single day of the year there is no chance of turning up to find it is closed.
There are lots of great attractions here for the whole family to enjoy as well. One of the most popular parts of the zoo is called the Budongo Trail. This is where you can meet the chimpanzees and see how they live in a way you may not have done before.
If those little legs get tired – and yours too – you can always take the Hilltop Safari. This enables you to see more of the zoo from a trailer attached to the rear of a jeep. The driver will share some stories and information about the sights you can see as well, so it is very educational for the young ones and adults alike.
Having one or two places up your sleeve that will enable the kids to run around while you relax is also a good idea. You can do no better than The Meadows for this purpose. This park is just a five minute drive from Edinburgh Castle, so it is conveniently located and offers an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle for a while. If the kids are any good at pitch and putt, you can enjoy a game of that while you are there, but there are other play areas and activities going on as well.
Of course Edinburgh Castle itself is ideal for people and children of all ages. The very fact that the castle was built on the site of a volcano – thankfully extinct – is usually enough to enthral the children before you even set foot inside it!
They will certainly want to see (and hear) the One O’clock Gun being fired and a journey down into the castle vaults will enable them to revisit what it was like being a prisoner here back in the 18th century.
Finally they are bound to be entertained by the 3D Loch Ness Experience. You won’t have to travel to Loch Ness to find out more about the monster – this exhibition is just a few minutes' walk from the castle. There is a lot to explore here and you can make up your mind about whether the monster actually exists or not.
If you want to treat the kids to more than a day away in Edinburgh, there are plenty of Edinburgh hotels to stay in. It could be just what you need after you wear the kids out!
Andrew Regan writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.
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