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Kids Activities in Edinburgh

Discover great Kids Activities deals near you

 


It may boast great nightlife and the incredible Fringe, but Edinburgh isn’t just a place for grown-ups. Get your kids away from their screens and out exploring the wonders of this amazing city. There are tons of great kids’ activities here, from a trip to see the pandas at Edinburgh Zoo to a haunted tour where they can learn about the city’s history in an entertaining way. You’ll love the prices, too, with the wide range of kids’ activity vouchers near you helping you cut the cost without limiting your children’s fun.

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Giant Lanterns Lost Worlds, Child or Adult Ticket, 15 November - 1 December, Edinburgh Zoo (Up to 20% Off)
Giant Lanterns Lost Worlds: Child (£8.5), Adult (£16)
Edinburgh Zoo 2.9 km
£20.00 from £16.00
(369)
20% discount_off
18 Holes of Adventure Golf with Hot Drink or Golf Visor for Two or Four at Adventure Golf Island (Up to 55% Off)
18 Holes of Adventure Golf
Fife Leisure Park, Whimbrel Place, Dunfermline 11.7 km
£21.00 from £9.90
(16)
52% discount_off
Soft Play Entry, Meal and Drink or Annual Pass for 1 or 2 Kids at Wonder World, 5 Locations (Up to 53% Off)
Soft Play Entry, Meal and Drink
Multiple Locations 1.6 km
£13.40 from £9.95
(10)
25% discount_off
18 Holes of Themed Mini-Golf and Hot Dog for Up to Four at Scrapheap Golf (Up to 44% Off)
18 Holes of Mini-Golf and Hot Dog
Edinburgh 0.4 km
£13.00 from £8.00
(6)
38% discount_off
Giant Lanterns: Lost Worlds, Child or Adult Ticket, 4–19 December, Edinburgh Zoo (Up to 20% Off)
Giant Lanterns: Lost Worlds
Edinburgh Zoo 2.9 km
£20.00 from £16.00
(369)
20% discount_off
Pithead Guided Tour for Four or Eight at The National Mining Museum (Up to 47% Off)
Pithead Guided Tour
Newtongrange 8.1 km
£9.00 from £5.00
(88)
44% discount_off
Two-Hour Soft Play with Trampoline and Soft Drink for One or Two Children at Clown Around (Up to 50% Off)
Two-Hour Soft Play
Edinburgh 1.9 km
£12.00 from £4.80
(26)
Sale Ends 25/11
John Knox House Pass For Two, Four or Ten (Up to 77% Off)
John Knox House Pass For Two
John Knox House 0.4 km
£12.00 from £4.00
(85)
66% discount_off
Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island cruise. See the seals and other marine wildlife
Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island cruise. See the seals and other mar...
Edinburgh
70+ bought
£15.00
The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour
The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour
Edinburgh
90+ bought
£10.00
Full-Day Paintballing for Up to 20 People with 200 Balls Each at Skirmish Paintball (Up to 97% Off)
Full-Day Paintball with 200 Balls
Paintball Edinburgh 7.1 km
£125.00 from £4.99
710+ bought
96% discount_off
Paintball with 100 Balls and Light Lunch for Five, Ten or 15 at Paintball Networks, Multiple Locations (96% Off)
Paintball Experience with Light Lunch
Multiple Locations 8.2 km
£112.39 from £5.00
(31)
95% discount_off
Afternoon Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
Afternoon Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
110+ bought
£9.00
Alpaca Adoption Package from Caledonia Alpacas (47% Off)
Alpaca Adoption Package
Banknock 30.5 km
£69.00 £36.00
10+ bought
47% discount_off
Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
30+ bought
£15.00
90-Minute Alpaca Walk Experience at Caledonia Alpacas (Up to 30% Off)
90-Minute Alpaca Walk Experience
Banknock 30.5 km
£20.00 £14.00
170+ bought
30% discount_off
Witches of Edinburgh Tour for Two or Four with Thistle Knights Tours (Up to 79% Off)
Witches of Edinburgh Tour
City Centre 0.4 km
£24.00 from £6.00
(16)
75% discount_off
Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
1 bought
£14.00
John Knox House Entry for Up to Ten (Up to 70% Off)
John Knox House Entry
John Knox House 0.4 km
£6.00 from £3.50
(85)
41% discount_off
Mystery Landmark Hunt Single or Race Pack from The Great Game (Up to 55% Off)
Treasure Hunt with Prize
Multiple Locations 0.5 km
£22.00 from £9.95
(30)
54% discount_off
Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Edinburgh
1 bought
£14.00
Supernatural or Historic Tours of Edinburgh for Two or Four with Thistle Knights Tours (Up to 79% Off)
Supernatural or Historic Tours
City Centre 0.4 km
£24.00 from £6.00
(16)
75% discount_off
Fright Night Tour
Fright Night Tour
Edinburgh
20+ bought
£15.00
Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
£17.00
Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar
Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground...
Edinburgh
1 bought
£18.00
Mystery Family or Cryptic Hunt from Treasuredays (Up to 51% Off)
City or Rural Treasure Hunt
Multiple Locations 0.4 km
£18.00 from £9.00
(30)
50% discount_off
Paintball With Lunch Each from £6 at A.K. Paintball
Paintball With Lunch £6
Blairgowrie 44.0 km
500+ bought
from £6.00

Kids’ activities in Edinburgh: things to know before you go

Find inspiration for entertaining your kids in Edinburgh with these quick answers to some common questions.

Are there any ghost tours in Edinburgh?

Get into the Halloween spirit all year long with a family-friendly ghost tour that’s fun for everyone. Thistle Knights Tours deliver walking tours perfect for taking along your teens or little ones. Their Witches of Edinburgh tours are a spooky yet entertaining choice.

Alternatively, experience an afternoon with a difference on a daylight ghost tour with City of Edinburgh Tours. Your tour guide – dressed the part in full period costume – will take you around the Old Town Closes, while regaling you all with personal tales of days gone by.

Ever walked through Edinburgh’s Old Town and wondered what lays beneath? If that’s piqued your interest, find out more with a tour of the vaults from Auld Reekie Tours.

What are some outdoor activities for kids in Edinburgh?

Whether looking after you own, a friend or family member’s children, get them outside with these activities for kids in Edinburgh:

  • Paintballing

It’s easy to see why paintballing is so popular. Competing with or against friends and family members, you and your kids will run, hide and shoot, burning off steam and having fun splatting each other with paint.

At a Paintball Networks site just outside the city, you’ll enjoy a fully immersive experience followed up by a light lunch. Choose a deal for five, 10 or 15 (if you want to bring the extended family). It’s perfect for your kid’s next birthday party.

  • Scavenger Hunt

Think you know the streets of Edinburgh inside out? Put it to the test with a family scavenger hunt. The latest in fun family activities, these games only require a smart phone to get going. There are no other contestants, which means numbers don’t matter, so you can do it however many of you there are.

Check out Puzzling Adventures for games up to eight people in Scotland’s capital.

Are there any virtual reality games for kids in Edinburgh?

At The Realm VR in Edinburgh, you’ll find virtual reality games suitable for all the family. As well as options for a one-hour shooter, escape room or horror game, the company also provides experiences designed for really little ones. These include educational games and adventure options that will put them at ease and challenge them.

Where’s a great place for a kid’s birthday party in Edinburgh?

At Groupon, we’ve got loads of deals for kids’ activities in Edinburgh that make the perfect place for their next birthday party.

Bubble Soccer World at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange offers deals for up to 16 people for an hour’s activity. Choose from a fun range that includes combat archery, a game of dodgeball, goggle football or even a sports day. You’ll also find deals for 16 people to play bubble football – a guaranteed way to get even those with little interest in football running around and having fun.