Days Out Midlothian


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Vogrie Country Park
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Vogrie Country Park
Vogrie offers a haven of tranquillity in the heart of Midlothian's countryside. It retains much of its character as a Victorian parkland estate, with sweeping carriage drives, beautifully landscaped vistas, an original walled garden and the baronial styled Vogrie House
Newbattle Swimming Pool
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Newbattle Swimming Pool
Opening times Monday 09.00 - 22.00 Tuesday 09.00 - 22.00 Wednesday 08.15 - 22.00 Thursday 09.00 - 22.00 Friday 09.00 - 22.00 Saturday 08.30 - 17.00 Sunday 08.00 - 18.00       Public Holidays Facilities and activities available Swimming pool programme 25m swimming pool ...
Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World
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Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World
Why not visit us today for a great day out!  Enter our tropical rainforest paradise and discover… Tropical Rainstorm Experience what a tropical rainstorm is like 1st hand Fish Feeding Animal Handling Join our experts and get the chance to handle tarantulas, snakes and millipedes PLUS many other fascinating daily occurrences...
Elginhaugh Farm - Lasswade
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Elginhaugh Farm - Lasswade
Our extensive Menu is packed with delicious pub classics as well as a traditional carvery, served daily, which boasts a fantastic choice of fresh seasonal vegetables, our signature flavoured potatoes and succulent roasted meat joints. Too full after your meal? Why not take a slice of cake home from our famous Cakeaway cabinet to enjoy whenever...
Dalkeith Country Estate
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Dalkeith Country Estate
Dalkeith Country Estate is a very special place. Only 5 miles from Edinburgh city centre, Dalkeith Country Estate is your great centre for a fun family day out. The exciting adventure playground has giant slides, tree tip walkways, rope swings and its famous flying fox zip slide. It's not all fast and furious fun, re-charge your batteries...
Craig House - Musselburgh
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Craig House - Musselburgh
Should you wish to take advantage of the warmer days al fresco dining is available. However you can enjoy looking out on the beer garden and play area throughout the year as many of our tables have window views.
Royal Commonwealth Pool - Edinburgh
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Royal Commonwealth Pool - Edinburgh
New 25m teaching pool with a moveable floor Improved 50m pool that can be split by a boom into two 25m pools New 25m diving pool with a moveable floor New dry land training area for divers Larger gym with three fitness studios/activity areas New changing village including a family changing area New reception area and cafe New...
Tumble @ Portobello
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Tumble @ Portobello
Tumbles at Portobello is our Gymnastics and Softplay Centre. Tumbles is situated right on the beach, along the main Portobello Promenade, with views across the Firth of Forth. Tumbles is the City’s first, purpose-built gymnastics facility and softplay venue. Tumbles caters for all levels and ages, providing coaching programmes from...
Black Hart Edinburgh Tours
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Black Hart Edinburgh Tours
Descend into Edinburgh’s Legendary Underground City, where a population once lived in utter misery. Black as Satan’s jammies, with a fascinating history to match, this lost metropolis is a sight you will never forget.
The Imagination Workshop - Edinburgh
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The Imagination Workshop - Edinburgh
We’ve got everything you and your friends need to have a brilliant time making something special. Drop in for crafty fun at the studio in Edinburgh or sign up for a holiday workshop. Have a crafty partyor let us help make your event extra special.
Scout Association
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Scout Association
Scout Association Bonaly Camping & Training Centre, Bonaly Rd, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH13 0EA Tel: 0131 441 1878   Youth & Community Groups
Air Training Corps
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Air Training Corps
Air Training Corps Duke Of Edinburgh House, 301, Colinton Rd, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH13 0LA Tel: 0131 310 5226   Youth & Community Groups
Tumbles Softplay - Edinburgh
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Tumbles Softplay - Edinburgh
We all know how important it is for little ones to play, make friends, be active and tumble around from an early age.  That's why Tumbles softplay is the perfect place to keep your 0 - 5 year olds entertained and let them explore their imaginations in our soft play jungle themed area, designed specially for them. Based within...
Our Dynamic Earth - Edinburgh
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Our Dynamic Earth - Edinburgh
Days out in Scotland don't get much bigger or better than this! As you and your family tour the 14 breath-taking interactive galleries at Our Dynamic Earth, you'll be embarking on the journey of a lifetime. And the good news for the environment is that you and your fellow travellers wont leave a carbon footprint during your epic trip, since no...
The People's Story Museum - Edinburgh
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The People's Story Museum - Edinburgh
The People’s Story explores the lives of Edinburgh’s ordinary people at work and play from the late 18th century to today. Visitors can see displays showing a bookbinder’s workshop, a wartime kitchen and much more, all packed with real objects. You can even see a former jail, an original part of this historic building.
The Museum of Edinburgh
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The Museum of Edinburgh
The Museum of Edinburgh is the City’s treasure box - a maze of historic rooms crammed full of iconic objects from the Capital’s past. Find out about the history of Edinburgh from the earliest times to the present day. Discover more about the city, its people, crafts and trades and the beautiful objects they created. As the Brass...
Palace of Holyroodhouse - Edinburgh
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Palace of Holyroodhouse - Edinburgh
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen, stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat. This fine baroque palace is closely associated with Scotland's rich history. The Palace is perhaps best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, and as the...
Weans World Screening - Edinburgh
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Weans World Screening - Edinburgh
As Scotland’s leading independent cinema, Filmhouse is internationally renowned as a venue for dynamic programming and debate and is the most successful outside the BFI Southbank, formerly the National Film Theatre, in London. Our key aim is to challenge, inform and entertain through the delivery of an essential, intelligent and enlightening...
Prestongrange Museum
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Prestongrange Museum
Prestongrange is a site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution. It was the location of a sixteenth-century harbour, a seventeenth-century glass works, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century potteries and a nineteenth/twentieth-century coal mine and brick works. Remnants of these former industries can still be seen, and...
Tenpin Edinburgh Fountain Park
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Tenpin Edinburgh Fountain Park
When it comes to bowling at Edinburgh Fountain Park, we're the experts. At Tenpin you'll find plenty of lanes where you can show off your strike to your friends, family or colleagues. We offer children, teen and adult parties, corporate celebrations, great nights out and cures for boredom, as well as tasty food and refreshing drinks from our Beach...
Edinburgh Printmakers
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Edinburgh Printmakers
Halloween Stories: Bogles, Goblins, Ghouls & Other Creatures of the Night... With storyteller Owen Pilgrim 31 October 2012, 6.30pm, £3 per child Tales of the strange, the unexpected, and of otherworldly beings who haunt our world during the Halloween time. Storyteller Owen Pilgrim delights in telling stories of the natural and...
Gorgie City Farm - Edinburgh
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Gorgie City Farm - Edinburgh
Gorgie City Farm has been a much-loved part of the local community in Edinburgh for the past 30 years. We are dedicated to inspiring local people and tourists at our farm. We are proud to offer courses in agriculture, gardening and handicrafts for adults and children. We delight in educating and entertaining city kids with hands-on, exciting...
Laser Quest Edinburgh
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Laser Quest Edinburgh
Laser Quest is the world's best known and most exciting brand of Laser Tag game.  Laser Quest was formed in 1988 after many months of research by the directors into the space games market. Trials began at the Manchester site in 1989 with prototype equipment imported from New Zealand. With the Laser Tag concept proven new equipment was...
Museum of Childhood - Edinburgh
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Museum of Childhood - Edinburgh
The Museum of Childhood is a fun day out for the whole family. Young people can learn about the children of the past and see a fantastic range of toys and games, while adults enjoy a trip down memory lane. Young people and adults will enjoy finding out about growing up through the ages, from toys and games to health and school days. Hands-on...
Museum on the Mound - Edinburgh
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Museum on the Mound - Edinburgh
Opened in 2006, this fascinating museum takes a fresh look at money – and much, much more. Art & design, technology, crime, trade and security – all feature in the story of money. We are open throughout the year and admission is FREE. We look forward to seeing you!
National Museum of Scotland - Edinburgh
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National Museum of Scotland - Edinburgh
National Museum of Scotland has key exhibits from all over Scotland and beyond. Viking brooches, Pictish stones, ancient chessmen, medieval oak carvings, ornate quaichs and Queen Marys clarsach. The unusual, the weird and the wonderful - all under one roof. Theres more Connect with Dolly the sheep, design a robot, test drive a Formula One...
Edinburgh Dungeons
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Edinburgh Dungeons
The Edinburgh Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary. We love it. We know you will too. Here's why:    ...
Sandemans Edinburgh Free Tour
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Sandemans Edinburgh Free Tour
We believe in supporting our local communities and are committed to giving a voice to self-employed guides who have chosen Edinburgh as their home. By ensuring that every native English speaking guide represents our unique style of mixing history and story-telling while maintaining their own personality and flair, we’ve become one of the...
Edinburgh Castle
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Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle dominates the city of Edinburgh like no other castle in Scotland, and Edinburgh Castle is unequalled in the whole of the British Isles. Over one thousand years of history sit on top of the famous Edinburgh rock, and when you see Edinburgh Castle you will understand why over a million visitors a year visit Edinburgh Castle. ...
National War Museum - Edinburgh
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National War Museum - Edinburgh
 This intimate museum, within the battlements of such a strategically-important fortification, reflects the lives of the many thousands of Scots who have been affected by war. The objects, the individual stories and the events which are detailed reveal the extent to which conflict and military service have influenced this proud nation’s...
The Cadies and Witchery Tours - Edinburgh
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The Cadies and Witchery Tours - Edinburgh
The award-winning Cadies & Witchery Tours invite you to join our fearless phantoms for a suspenseful and mirth-filled tour of Edinburgh's Old Town. Step back a few hundred years as Adam Lyal (deceased) and his spooky chums bring the Capital's grisly past vividly to life.
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - Edinburgh
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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - Edinburgh
The Camera Obscura show is a fascinating and highly amusing way to see the city and learn about its history. This unique experience has delighted and intrigued people for over 150 years. It is a 'must' on any visit to Edinburgh. From inside this mysterious Victorian rooftop chamber, you see live moving images of Edinburgh projected onto a viewing...
Murrayfield Ice Rink - Edinburgh
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Murrayfield Ice Rink - Edinburgh
Learn to Skate Session with free tuition from our resident qualified coaches. Private Tuition available. Skate Hire is available with over 1000 pairs ranging from toddlers size 4 to Adult size 14. Safe friendly environment for all ages, particularly youngsters. Cloakroom and locker facilities. Locker keys available from the box office at...
287 (Force Edinburgh) Squadron
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287 (Force Edinburgh) Squadron
287 (Force Edinburgh) Squadron 114, Stenhouse Drive, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH11 3HA Tel: 0131 443 0263   Youth & Community Groups
Leith Waterworld - Edinburgh
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Leith Waterworld - Edinburgh
We are the only leisure pool in the city which means flumes, fast flow channel, wave machines and the river run, but most importantly fun! We also have the Island and a Multi Sensory Play Area both designed to be mentally and physically stimulating as well as being loads of fun with a tempting ball pool.
Wester Hailes Education Centre - Edinburgh
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Wester Hailes Education Centre - Edinburgh
Wester Hailes Education Centre has an extensive recreation and leisure programme which operates 85 hours per week, 52 weeks of the year, offering a variety of casual and coached activities to suit all ages and abilities. The central feature is the leisure pool which consists of a 25m free form swimming pool, encompassing a diving pool with a...
Glenogle Swim Centre - Edinburgh
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Glenogle Swim Centre - Edinburgh
Glenogle Swim Centre Glenogle Rd, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH3 5JB Tel: 0131 343 6376  
The Yard - Edinburgh
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The Yard - Edinburgh
The Yard was established in 1986 as a purpose built indoor and outdoor play facility and adventure playground for children and young people with additional support needs.
Edinburgh Zoo
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Edinburgh Zoo
Welcome to Edinburgh Zoo, the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland, commited to the highest standards of animal welfare, conservation and environmental education. In just one day, you can meet over 1,000 wonderful animals, in our beautiful parkland setting on the outskirts of Edinburgh. And you can also enjoy a wide range of...
Clown Around Indoor Play Centre - Edinburgh
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Clown Around Indoor Play Centre - Edinburgh
Clowaround is Edinburgh's leading activity centre and children's party place! A family run venue where Julie and her team welcome you all year round for children's parties and hourly drop in play.
The Royal Yacht Britannia - Edinburgh
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The Royal Yacht Britannia - Edinburgh
This magnificent ship has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. But, above all, she was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. Now in Edinburgh you are welcome on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences.
Newhaven Quay - Edinburgh
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Newhaven Quay - Edinburgh
FUN FACTORY (Indoor Play Building) OPENING TIMES    Sunday - Thursday 12noon - 8pm. Friday & Saturday 12noon - 9pm. PARTY PACKAGES    Are available from £5.99 please ring for details. CHARGES    £2.50 per child per hour.
Alien Rock - Edinburgh
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Alien Rock - Edinburgh
alien rock was Scotlands first dedicated indoor climbing centre and has been providing a fun, exciting and friendly venue for indoor climbers since 1994. Indoor climbing is suitable for almost all ages and abilities from the complete novice to experienced climber, whether you visit individually or as part of a group of friends. alien rock is...
Time Twisters - Edinburgh
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Time Twisters - Edinburgh
TimeTwisters is the most amazing Indoor Adventure Soft Play Centre for children. TimeTwisters is conveniently located at Sighthill on the West of Edinburgh, just off the city bypass.
Thirlestane Castle
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Thirlestane Castle
Discover The Magic of Thirlestane Castle Set in the Scottish Borders at Lauder, Thirlestane Castle has its origins in the 13th century. It was rebuilt as the Maitland family home in 1590 and greatly enhanced by the Duke of Lauderdale in the 1670s. In 1840, it was extended and refurbished with the addition of two new wings. The Maitlands are a...
Scrambles - Edinburgh
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Scrambles - Edinburgh
Scrambles now includes; a giant area for babies, toddler zone, play frame for children 2 - 5 years old, and a play frame for children up to 9 years old. And if that wasn’t enough we have also developed Scrambles very own party area and a fantastic new café!
Potter Around
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Potter Around
Potter Around is a ceramic painting business and craft studio based in Kirknewton on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Please ‘potter around’ our site and discover more about us and the enthusiasm we have for unique hand painted pieces and crafts.
Neidpath Castle
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Neidpath Castle
The castle was probably built by Sir Simon Fraser of Oliver Castle (East Lothian) beteen 1263 and 1266 while he held the office of High Sheriff of Tweeddale. The castle was acquired by the Hays of Yester who rebuilt the structure c. 1370. It was held by them until when it was bought by William Douglas, 1st Duke of Queensberry from the first John...
Kailzie Gardens
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Kailzie Gardens
Situated 2.5 miles from Peebles town centre on the B7062, Kailzie Gardens in the Scottish Borders are open 7 days a week throughout the year. In their seasons, including the display of Snowdrops, Daffodils and sheets of Bluebells, the Gardens provide a rich variety of colour and charm for both the keen gardener, and for the visitor simply...

Welcome to the picturesque Scottish county of Midlothian. If you need child friendly ideas where to take the kids, kids days out, or fun things to do with the kids in Midlothian then we can help. We have family pubs with kids play areas, soft play areas, indoor play areas, outdoor play areas, playgrounds, aquariums, castles, stately homes, children's clubs such as Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Brownies, Guides, youth clubs, activity centres, Air, Sea, Army Cadets. We list children's entertainers in Midlothian if you are planning a birthday, cinema, theatre, petting zoo, animal farms, children's farms, leisure hire, museum and art gallery, nature areas such as parks, and countryside walks and beaches. We have kids activities related to outdoor pursuits and sports such as swimming, ice skating, ten pin bowling and football centres. We list theme parks and Adventure Parks in Midlothian. If you are looking for zoos with more exotic animals then we have them. Don't forget to look at the nearby counties of  Scottish Borders, Strathclyde, to see what they can offer you. We have days out with the kids in Midlothian in and near :- Ae, Amisfield Town, Annan, Annan Water, Applegarthtown, Ardwell, Auchencairn, Auchenmalg, Auldgirth, Back of the Hill, Balmaclellan, Balmaghie, Bankend, Dumfries, Stranraer.

Midlothian
  is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and a lieutenancy area. It borders the Scottish Borders, East Lothian and the City of Edinburgh council areas. The council area was created in 1996, under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, with the boundaries of the Midlothian district of the Lothian region. The district had been created in 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, and it consisted of the local government county of Midlothian, minus the burgh of Musselburgh and Calder, Cramond, Currie and Inveresk areas.