This Easter there are some great things to do in Edinburgh taking place throughout the city. Our handy Top 5 Things to Do List will appeal to all ages.
No.1 Edinburgh ZOO
Edinburgh Zoo is set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, the Zoo is situated three miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre allows you to get close to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals. There is always a busy programme of educational events and activities - ranging from keeper talks through to hands-on animal encounters - and a wide-range of eating experiences, several play areas and a fantastic gift shop.
No.2 National Museum of Scotland
The National Museum of Scotland holds a diverse selection of both Scottish history as well as those from around the world, displaying the wonders of nature, art, design and fashion and science and technology – all under one roof. Make sure you venture up on to its roof top garden where you will see stunning views of the entire city. Its a great place for families and best of all it is FREE!
NO.3 The Royal Yacht Britannia
Step aboard a floating palace. For over 44 years the Royal Yacht served the Royal Family, travelling more than a million nautical miles to become one of the most famous ships in the world. To Her Majesty The Queen, Britannia provided the perfect Royal residence for glittering state visits, official receptions, Royal honeymoons and relaxing family holidays. Today, Britannia is a five-star visitor attraction and exclusive evening events venue in Edinburgh. Bring along your favourite cuddly toy and you will both get in for free! Find out more, including terms and conditions, on the Royal Yacht Britannia website.
NO.4 The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Palace of Holyroodhouse stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Explore the Palace's close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and learn how today it is used by The Queen when carrying out official engagements in Scotland. Get creative this Easter in the Palace Family Room where you can make your very own Faberge Egg basket before dancing the day away in the family ceilidh run by CeilidhKids in the Grand Gallery. These activities are free with standard admission to the Palace. Visit their website for further details.
NO.5 Edinburgh International Science Festival
There’s an abundance of jaw dropping things to do and see at this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival. In a program packed with events that will show you how to “Get Connected", it will delight and inform all ages. It reveals how our everyday lives are connected to science and technology, food and drink, politics and even art and literature. Highlights include the Play On exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, Moments in Time that can be explored free of charge on The Mound, a Mini Maker Fair, events, interactive exhibitions and children’s science lessons.