Edinburgh for Families

Edinburgh for Families

Tailor made experience for children, teenagers and the ‘young at heart’

A ‘pick and mix’ walking tour catering for the ages and interests of the family group. There will be plenty of photo opportunities.

2 hours or 3 hours depending on how much or how little you wish to see and do, the stamina/attention span of those in the group and the locations of your choices.

Please email me and let me know what your group would like to see and do.

Like a ‘sweetie’ shop, here is the selection from which to choose:

  • The story of Greyfriars Bobby, a famous faithful dog
  • The stories of the infamous characters of Burke and Hare and Deacon Brodie
  • The witches fountain.
  • Interactive experiences at the National Museum of Scotland including the Millennium Clock, racing cars, hot air balloons, coin pressing and energy saving tests. Dinosaurs, planes and many other attractions!
  • National Museum of Childhood – childrens’ toys, games, puzzles etc from the 1880’s onwards. Not interactive.
  • Paper sculptures in the main public library.
  • Visits to shops e.g.Harry Potter shop, fossil shop, museum shop, souvenir gift shops
  • ‘Blood and guts’ in the Grassmarket and Greyfriars Churchyard.
  • Food stops e.g. The Fudge House, Mimi’s Bakehouse, Scottish gourmet sausage rolls, Luca’s icecream, Mary’s Milk Bar (icecream), Considerit delicious vegan filled or topped doughnuts and mini doughballs for tiny tots (open 7 days during August, rest of year Wed - Sun)
  • The Meadows with a children’s swing park, green spaces to walk and play, tennis courts, croquet, Sunday mini funrun and murals. The Scottish gourmet sausage roll truck which also sells little tubs of Luca’s ice-cream is located here.
2 or 3 hours

Meeting point and end point: arranged after your group decide what they would like to see and do. I will notify you by email of the meeting point and the end point.

Mondays and Tuesdays
Start time: 1.00pm
Finish Times: 3.00pm or 4.00pm

Wednesdays to Sundays
Start time: 9.00am (9.30am or 10.00am by arrangement). Please note the library is not open on Sundays.

Finish times: 11.00am or 12 noon.

Child Friendly:

2-hour tour: £90 for groups of up to 10 people.

3-hour tour: £135 for groups of up to 10 people.

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