things to do

FEATURE – 16 Things to do with kids in Edinburgh in 2016

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 […]

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FEATURE – 10 things to do in Edinburgh (non-Fringe)

We understand that some Edinburgh residents will be less than enthralled at the prospect of the coming weeks with the madness and traffic jams that ensues. Here is our guide to finding some peace in Edinburgh, away from Fringe performers demanding you accept their flyer for a show you have no intention of seeing.  All of our […]

REVIEW – National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street

For years, the Royal Museum on Chambers Street was the ‘forgotten bedfellow’ of the National Museum of Scotland. Now, after a three year refurbishment, it is ready to reopen its doors once more: with a treasure trove of objects and exhibits and a modern space which has been designed to give access to its rich […]

EVENT – Open week at the Forth Road Bridge, 13-18 June 2011

A week of celebrating the Forth Road Bridge Tomorrow sees the start of the Forth Road Bridge’s open week. We’re super excited that we managed to get a place on the special tours that are running that will give a close up view of the Forth Road Bridge. Places are booked up, but a stand-by […]

What’s on in Edinburgh, 13th – 19th June 2011

What’s on in Edinburgh 13th – 19th June 2011 It’s hard to keep up with everything that’s going on in Edinburgh at the best of times, but in the summer there seems too many events to choose from. In a new feature (beta), we bring you a list of interesting events on this coming week (Monday […]

What’s on in Edinburgh, 6th – 12th June 2011

What’s on in Edinburgh 6th – 12th June 2011 It’s hard to keep up with everything that’s going on in Edinburgh at the best of times, but in the summer there seems too many events to choose from. In a new feature (beta), we bring you a list of interesting events on this coming week (Monday […]

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 – Gorgie City Farm

  Gorgie City Farm is an excellent trip for children of all ages. It’s still free to enter, but a suggested donation of £2 is welcome.  It is placed off Gorgie Road and is open every day from 9.30am – 4.30pm in the summer (slightly different in winter). They’ve got a good selection of animals, turkeys, […]

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REVIEW – Morningside Shopping

Morningside is a lovely area to spend a couple of hours in, wandering around the shops. There’s all kinds, from fancy boutiques, to crafts shops to old fashioned book shops.