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A Royal Unveiling: Stirling Castle

A Royal Unveiling: Stirling Castle May 31, 2011 | Kid Friendly, What's New | Read More
Summer is here, and you’ll probably be looking for interesting excursions to fill your weekends. Why not take a day trip to Stirling Castle? Located 40 miles northwest of Edinburgh, Stirling Castle rivals Edinburgh Castle in magnificence and even importance (Mary Queen of Scots was crowned here...

Edinburgh Zoo Debuts Baby Zebras

Edinburgh Zoo Debuts Baby Zebras May 30, 2011 | Kid Friendly, What's New | Read More
Two rare baby zebras that were born three months ago have now made their public debut at Edinburgh Zoo. The adorable creatures are Grevy zebras, a particularly endangered species of zebra noted for its large ears and narrow stripes. There are only 2,000-2,5000 Grevy zebras left on the planet due to habitat...

Penguins are Hatching at Edinburgh Zoo!

Penguins are Hatching at Edinburgh Zoo! May 2, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Breaking news from Edinburgh Zoo: penguin eggs are hatching!! Zookeepers reported that the first egg is starting to chip, which means more chicks will begin to break out of their shells over  the next few days. The Penguin Parade at Edinburgh Zoo Edinburgh Zoo is renowned for its penguin colony (the...

A Hopping Good Time: Easter in Edinburgh

A Hopping Good Time: Easter in Edinburgh April 20, 2011 | Kid Friendly | Read More
Easter is just a few days away, and if your kids are hopping for the chance to gorge themselves on chocolate eggs or search for that elusive holiday bunny, check out these events in Edinburgh. Cadbury Easter Egg Trails Fun at a Cadbury Easter Egg Trail For the fourth year running, Cadburys  is joining...

World On a String: The Puppet Animation Festival

World On a String: The Puppet Animation Festival April 11, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Explore the fantastical worlds of stringed beasts, wooden swordsmen and sock princesses. The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s largest performing arts festival for children; it features more than 300 performances and events in more than 150 venues across the country, including Edinburgh and...

Big Bang: Edinburgh’s International Science Festival

Big Bang: Edinburgh’s International Science Festival April 6, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Are your eyes often glued to the Discovery Channel? Does studying thermodynamics or quantum physics make you squeal with joy? Are you an ardent fan of Alexander Graham Bell, or is The Big Bang Theory your favorite show? Then get ready, because, just like particles in heated gas, your atoms are about...

Edinburgh Voted Second Most Family-Friendly City in Europe

Edinburgh Voted Second Most Family-Friendly City in Europe March 24, 2011 | Kid Friendly | Read More
Edinburgh has been named the second most family-friendly city in Europe in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Family awards. Florence took the top spot, while London came in third. The city of Edinburgh This shouldn’t come as a surprise – Edinburgh boasts a wide array of attractions,...

Pandas are Coming to Edinburgh Zoo!

Pandas are Coming to Edinburgh Zoo! January 18, 2011 | Kid Friendly, What's New | Read More
BBC News is reporting that Edinburgh Zoo will be the home of two giant pandas from China soon, apparently the first to live in Britain in 17 years. Born in 2003, we can only hope that the pair, Tian Tian and Yangguang, will go on to have many cubs. No arrival date has been set, but we’ll let you...

Fun in the Snow: Go Outdoors This Winter

Fun in the Snow: Go Outdoors This Winter December 9, 2010 | Kid Friendly, sports, Things to Do | Read More
The weather outside is frightful and the fire is so delightful…but that doesn’t mean you’ve no place to go! So let it snow, let it snow! There is still lots of fun to be had outdoors in Edinburgh during the holiday season, and even some winter sports you can enjoy. Here are our top...

Family-Friendly Christmas Activities

Family-Friendly Christmas Activities December 8, 2010 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Christmas is just around the corner, and you will be hard pressed to find a better city to spend it in. So whether you’ll be in town for the big holiday itself or just in the days leading up to it, here’s a list of things to do and see in Edinburgh that will really put you in a festive spirit: Nutcrackers...