FEATURE – Things to do with kids in Edinburgh

Live in Edinburgh and dreading the next school break already? Visiting Edinburgh with your children? Here’s some of our suggestions that come with our full recommendation. 1. Visit the excellent Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile.  Allow the kids to explore and learn on this very hands-on tourist attraction. Adults will also love the exhibits and […]

Things to do with kids in Edinburgh

Competition – Win copies of Edinburgh Unlocked

A guide to Edinburgh for kids By Colin Chisholm We wrote an article with some ideas of activities to do in Edinburgh during  the February break with children. We love exploring Edinburgh with the mini-Spotlight members and look forward to trying out the ideas in a fabulous new book called Edinburgh Unlocked. Written by local teacher […]

REVIEW – Craigmillar Castle with children

The summer holidays from school are a perfect time to take the mini Spotlight members on trips around town and one of their favourite places is Craigmillar Castle. Owned, by Historic Scotland, a child’s admission is only £3.30 (June 2016) which makes it a very reasonable day out. We’re all members of Historic Scotland, so can take advantage […]

Craigmillar Castle

DAY TRIP – Vogrie Country Park, Midlothian

Vogrie Country Park is just 12 miles from Edinburgh city centre and is a wonderful place to spend a day whatever your age.  Yesterday, on the bank holiday, the mini members of the Spotlight team were packed into the car, armed with lunch, bikes, footballs etc with the aim to spend the whole day there.  Entry […]

NEWS – Edinburgh’s Musical Youth

From rock to jazz; classical to choral: Edinburgh’s school children are a musical bunch, and this week a series of concerts will showcase their talents in the city’s annual spring school music festival. Over 1,000 pupils will be taking part, from primary school children through to those about to study music in further education. Starting […]

EVENT – Free Puppet Shows This Weekend @ Museum of Edinburgh

This info is taken right off the council website HERE Name: Museum of Edinburgh Address: Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DD Tel: Museum: 0131 529 4143 Tel: Media: 0131 529 2427 E-mail: museumsandgalleries Free Puppet Show More free fun for all the family! Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2009 Come along […]