Activities: 4 fabulous things to do in Edinburgh with Kids

I always like to try new things and take the kid’s to different places. The problem is that it can be tricky to find new things to do in Edinburgh with Kids. It’s really easy to fall into the trap of doing the same things over and over again.

Whilst I really enjoy the National Museum and believe it’s an amazing resource. It’s nice to find new things to do.

I’ve recently taken over as the local editor of the Bubble Edinburgh Newsletter which does this job for you. Published every other week, I’ve been scouring the news networks to find a variety of different activities for you to enjoy.

You can subscribe to this to receive your own copy in your inbox every couple of weeks. But since March has so many great events – I’ve also pulled some ideas together for you here:

Storytelling for wee ones

Things to do in Edinburgh with kids

On the second Saturday of the month (11th March 2017) – head to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery for a free story telling session:

“Join us for storytelling for early years children and their families inspired by a different portrait each month, and delve into our magic treasure chest to find out what the story will be. With fun rhymes and songs, puppet characters and lots of opportunities to join in, this is sure to become a firm favourite with little ones!”

Places are limited but you can sign up on the day and there are two sessions – one at 10.30 and then again at 11.30. Each lasts 30 minutes.

Emily Dodd Book Launch

Head to the Waterstones in the West Head this Thursday 9th March from 18:30 – 19:30 for the launch of Emily Dodd’s new book – Ollie and the Otter: A Scottish Osprey Story.

Things to do in Edinburgh with Kids

Following the success of ‘Can’t-Dance-Cameron’ and ‘The Grouse and the Mouse’, Ollie and the Otter promises to be a brilliant and engaging story full of fun sounds.

This is an event for all the family. There will even be dancing!

This event is also free so just turn up at the right time on the day!

Become a fairy for the day!

Waterstones is evidently the place to be this moth as they are also hosting a Fairy Activity Day with local author Pauline Tait.

Things to do in Edinburgh with Kids

On Saturday 18th March 2017, Pauline Tait will be reading from her book ‘The Fairy in the Kettle’. Check in at 11am and or later, at 3pm. But there’s also an opportunity to join in with Fairy Bingo. You could make your own Wand and there’s even promises of balloons and colouring in! From 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Every Sunday is a Funday!

Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? We’re open to the general public every Sunday Funday – your chance to share in The Yard magic. All families are welcome at The Yard Edinburgh to play in our adventure playground, get messy in our art room, roll about on the soft play, build a castle in the sandpit, ride bikes or just get outside and run around.

The Yard Edinburgh is open to the public every Sunday from 10am to 4pm (January to March). Each child over the age of one pays just £5 for two hours of play. Tea and coffee are available by donation and you are welcome to bring a snack for the kids.

Things to do in Edinburgh with Kids

The best thing about it is that every penny goes back into running the Yard’s services for disabled children. They have to fundraise over 70% of their income to pay for all the services that they provide. Sunday Funday provides a great chance to support the work they are doing while your kids have a blast!

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