Keep kids entertained in Edinburgh this Easter

Finding things to do during school holidays can be wearisome, especially as children get older and their desired activities get more and more expensive. We’ve had a look around and have put together a list of family friendly activities for you that won’t break the bank this Easter. Whether you’re visiting the capital for a short break, are a local with a day to spare, or are spending a long weekend with us, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our top picks of Edinburgh’s best attractions.

The Royal Botanic Garden

The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh boasts a rich collection of fascinating plants and is a world-renowned centre for science and education. School’s out for Easter but that doesn’t mean kids can’t still learn a thing or two! A day out at The Botanics will keep children entertained and will also encourage their curious minds to explore. Why not join in the Easter Treasure Hunt that’s running from 15 April – 21 April this year? If you solve all the clues and hunt down the treasure, you’ll even win a prize!

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

One for children, teenagers and adults alike, this is a trip that’ll have the full family talking. From the sky-line views of Edinburgh to the Magic Gallery and Light Fantastic, you’ll be left in awe of the amazing tricks this attraction can play on your mind. Visit the website to see their full range of exhibits and book tickets for a day out that is sure to banish boredom now.

Museum on the Mound

Have you ever seen a million pounds in cash? What about Scotland’s oldest bank note? We’re going to assume most people haven’t which is why Museum on the Mound is such an exciting place to explore. Located in the historic Bank of Scotland Head Office just next to Edinburgh Castle, this museum takes a fresh look at money amongst other fascinating topics. Admission is free and you’ll be able to explore a wide variety of displays and collections to see for yourself the changing face of Edinburgh. Oh and you’ll also get to crack open a safe! If only all museums were this hands on!

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Featuring hands-on science for all ages in different venues across the city, Edinburgh International Science Festival is made for school holidays. From entertainment to controversial science to family workshops, you’ll never be short of things to do. 2018’s highlights include the Science Mini Cinema, Make it Glow! and Virtual Worlds.

Discover Edinburgh’s beauty from the top

Edinburgh is well-known for its landscape. There are plenty of outdoor open spaces for you to explore with children to take in the scenic views and fresh air. Older kids will love the 360 degree views of the city from the vantage point at Arthurs’ Seat but if the weather isn’t great, climb to the top of Scott Monument instead and it’ll be an equally as interesting experience. If you’re visiting the monument, you’ll even get a free certificate and entry is just £4! If you want to experience show-stopping views but would rather not brave the Scottish weather then be sure to visit the National Museum on Chambers Street for it’s 7th floor views of the city’s skyline.

If you’re visiting Edinburgh this Easter, why not book a stay with us? We’ve got four hotels in the city that would be the perfect place to rest your head after a busy day of activities. Book your Easter stay with Apex here.