Tag Archives: Child Friendly

The Edinburgh guide for child friendly galleries, museums, walks, activities and places to eat. Edinburgh has a large range of activities inside and out for children and teenagers that are free.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

5 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR - Map
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An amazing building and grounds that are home to an ever changing art collection. The Modern Art Gallery in the Dean area of Edinburgh is favourite for many art lovers and anyone looking for an interesting time. The building itself … Read More

Category: Culture, Great Galleries
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Calton Hill

Dugald Stewart Monument, Calton Hill

Calton Hill offers some of the best views of Edinburgh and across to Fife, it’s a gentle walk and costs nothing. Located on Waterloo Place at the East End of Princes Street (opposite end to the Castle) Calton Hill is … Read More

Category: City Tourer, City Walking, Site Spotting, Visitor
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Edinburgh Farmers’ Market

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Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EL - Map
Edinburgh Farmers Market

Bringing local produce to the city centre for everyone to enjoy every Saturday morning 9am to 2pm. The Farmers Market is great for city residents and visitors, whether you are looking for ingredients for a meal or for something tasty … Read More

Category: Independent Local Traders, Old Town, Shopper, Update, West End
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Porto and Fi

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47 Newhaven Main Street, Edinburgh, EH6 4NQ - Map
Porto & Fi Edinburgh

Waterside location, simple and delightful menu, good service all with a drop of upmarket style. Serving a range of local and regional produce in relaxed surroundings Porto & Fi is a great spot for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or an … Read More

Category: Area, Cafe Culture, Foodie, Leith, Update
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The Meadows

The Meadows Edinburgh

  One of Edinburgh’s best outdoor spaces with a huge playground for kids, tennis courts and open fields for recreation and relaxation. South of the town centre the meadows consists of several large grassed areas with tree lined pathways. Bordered by … Read More

Category: City Walking, Newington, Old Town, Update, Visitor
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Jolly Ristorante & Pizzeria

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This place is one of Edinburgh’s hidden gems and worth a visit if you are going as a couple or a large group; they cater well for both. The outside doesnt exactly lure you in and when you enter you … Read More

Category: Budget Eats, Foodie, Leith
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La Favourita

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325 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8SA - Map
La Favourita Inside

Its smart modern, friendly and they do serve very good pizza and great anti pasti. This is possibly Leith Walk’s busiest restaurant and deservedly so. There are lots of tables and situated in a stylish clean environment, a number of … Read More

Category: Foodie, Leith, Top Restaurants
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Scotsman Steps by Martin Creed

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104 steps in different marble, this is an inspired and sympathetic public art piece by Turner Prize winner Martin Creed. The enclosed stairs that run from the Scotsman on the bridges down to the Old Town and Waverley Station is … Read More

Category: City Walking, Newington, Old Town, Update, Visitor
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Mimi’s Bakehouse

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63 Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA - Map
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From gorgeous homemade cakes to belly busting breakfasts Mimi’s in Edinburgh is a slice of food magic. Located on the Shore in Leith Mimi’s offers relaxed and gentle surroundings where people of all ages sit, sip, nibble and chatter. The … Read More

Category: Cafe Culture, Foodie, Leith, Update
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Canderson’s Sweet Shop

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76 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5HB - Map
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The smallest and the sweetest shop in Edinburgh! Situated on Leith Walk Canderson’s sweet shop sells a vast range of traditional sweets. Edinburgh Rock, Soor Plooms, Traffic Light, Iron Bru, Giant Chocolate Mice, Sherbet Lemons, Rhubarb and Custard, Toffee Doodles … Read More

Category: Independent Local Traders, Leith, Shopper
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South Queensferry

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The Firth of Forth, Iconic Rail Bridge, the prom, ice cream, eateries, and a couple of pubs. If you want to get out of Edinburgh for a morning or an afternoon then take a jolly to South Queensferry. Its got … Read More

Category: City Tourer, Visitor
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Dominion Cinema

18 Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 4RT - Map
Dominion Cinema Sign

The best big screen experience in town, relax on a comfy chair or sofa to watch your movie in style. A cinema that is different from all the big flick houses, showing a mix of mainstream big shows and some … Read More

Category: Culture, Theatre & Film
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Edinburgh Castle

Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG - Map
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With unrivalled history and views Edinburgh Castle is a world class attraction. We want your Edinburgh castle story or review! Art work by Edd Wellesley-Davies ​visit: Eddscape                                … Read More

Category: Area, Old Town, Site Spotting, Update, Visitor
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Loopy Lorna’s Tea House

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33A Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DR - Map
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Loopy Lorna’s has got a reputation for being one of the best tea houses in Edinburgh and beyond. Tea and Cake! Located in Morningside Loopy Lorn’s is a well established tea room serving its sweet and savoury offerings inside the … Read More

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Bonningtons Eaterie

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75 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG - Map
Bonningtons Coffee Stop

A coffee and sandwich shop using fresh produce serving great food and coffee with enthusiasm. We went into this place as it was the closest sandwich option in our vicinity, we came out knowing we would be back. We ordered … Read More

Category: Area, Budget Eats, Cafe Culture, Foodie, Newington
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Jupiter Artland

Bonnington Steading, Wilkieston, EH27 8BB - Map
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Jupiter Artland is an inspired country park with carefully choreographed art pieces, sculptures and landscaping. Located outside of the city near Kirknewton Jupiter Artland is situated in the grounds of Bonnington House which are owned by Robert and Nicky Wilson. It is … Read More

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Yocoko Noodle Bar Edinburgh

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45 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1LL - Map
Yocoko Noodle Bar Edinburgh

Yocoko has a simple frontage, simple dining set up and great food at great prices. Situated just over the bridges in Newington Yocoko noodle bar is a great addition to the range of eastern eateries on offer in this part … Read More

Category: Budget Eats, Foodie, Newington, Update
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Out of the Blue Drill Hall

36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG - Map
Out of the Blue Flea Market

A cultural hub with a cafe and range of public events from art sales to flea markets. This former army drill hall has become a centre for artists studios and community events. The large inside hall is home to a … Read More

Category: Area, Arts & Crafts Shopper, Curio & Collectables, Leith, Shopper
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Edinburgh International Science Festival

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Edinburgh International Science Festival

An Edinburgh festival that is vibrant, diverse and brings the world around us to life. This festival makes science engaging, tangible and exciting, whether you are an adult or a child there is something for everyone. Having been a regular … Read More

Category: Culture, Famous Festivals
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Kiss The Fish

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9 Dean Park Street, Edinburgh, EH4 1JN - Map
Kiss The Fish

A great place to get creative, fun environment, lots to choose from and a friendly helpful team on hand to help! Located in Stockbridge Kiss The Fish is a shop and art studio for children and adults. Anyone can pop in and choose … Read More

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National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF - Map
National Museum

A world class museum, an amazing building, an abundance of interest and detail for adults and youngsters alike. After a £45 million refurbishment the Museum is a must see attraction, not just in Edinburgh but Scotland and the wider UK. … Read More

Category: Culture, Great Galleries, Newington, Old Town
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S.Luca Ice Cream & Cafe

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16 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DB - Map
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An ice cream and sweetie emporium, a kid’s dream, an adult’s heaven! A family run company making homemade ice cream since 1908 located in Musselburgh and Morningside. Have an ice cream or a fancy desert in the cafe or take … Read More

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Mosque Kitchen

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35 Nicholson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX - Map
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Probably the best budget place to eat in Edinburgh, if you enjoy spicy food. Having been to the Mosk Kitchen many times the food is consistently good. A meal can cost from as little as £3.50 for a vegetarian option … Read More

Category: Budget Eats, Foodie, Newington
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