Kids Entertainment Tour, Edinburgh

Kids Entertainment Tour, Edinburgh
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You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Edinburgh Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Edinburgh Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Edinburgh is a city with a thousand and one things for children to enjoy. There are many sources of amusement for children of all ages, from tots to teens, such as playgrounds, toy stores, children's museums, sweet-shops, and wonderful ice cream stores to keep them happy. Take this tour and discover the best kids entertainment venues in Edinburgh!

Kids Entertainment Tour Map

Guide Name: Kids Entertainment Tour
Guide Location: Scotland » Edinburgh (See other walking tours in Edinburgh)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Author: Helen
Museum Of Childhood

1) Museum Of Childhood (must see)

If your kids are a bit fed up with visiting ancient monuments and galleries, it’s time to take them to the Museum of Childhood on the Royal Mile.

In the early nineteen fifties, Patrick Murray, a member of the Edinburgh Council, realised that a lot of children weren’t very interested in the museums their parents took them to on cold, wet days. He began to think about a museum dedicated to children and everything that centres around kids – their education, their health and, of course,...   view more
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The Toddle-In

2) The Toddle-In

This sweetshop serves a fine selection of traditional sweets and assures high quality service and products. Its impressive range of sweets includes boiled sweets, bonbons, toffee, fudge, liquorice, lollipops, sherbet, coconut, aniseed and cinnamon, mints, rock candy, millions, chocolate, jelly beans, novelty sweets and old favorites. The clientèle is a delightful mix of locals, tourists and commuters that come here with a great desire for the tastes of childhood.

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Scott Monument

3) Scott Monument (must see)

Sir Walter Scott was perhaps Scotland’s best loved poet and novelist, so it is only natural that the nation wanted to pay him homage. You will find the Scott Monument in Princes Gardens.

When Scott died in 1832 an architectural competition was launched to build a monument in his honour. A great many noted architects submitted their ideas; the winning design was by George Meikle Kemp, a draughtsman who had no architectural experience, so he had submitted his design under the name of “John...   view more
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Princes Street Gardens

4) Princes Street Gardens (must see)

Between Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street, renowned for its superb shops, pubs and restaurants, lies the beautiful Princes Street Gardens, a haven of peace and beauty in the heart of the city.

110,000 years ago the area that is now the gardens was formed by glacial erosion, when the basalt bulk of Castle Rock caused a glacier to divide around it, forming a depression at the foot of the rock. For thousands of years this area was marshland and when man came to the region, it formed a natural...   view more
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Traverse Theatre

5) Traverse Theatre

This theater has a great reputation for the highest quality productions, staging many major new plays and encouraging the work of young writers. The theater was built in 1963, specializing in the development of puppetry and animation, where visitors can relax in the café while watching the...   view more
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Quicksilver

6) Quicksilver

Quicksilver is the source for genuine arcade fun. This amusement arcade has a wide range of slot machines and other games, including a coin drop. It is a fun place for the whole family and great for kids of all ages. Many customers stop by to play a few of their favorite video...   view more
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