It might not quite be February yet, but there’s always time to plan out a mid-term outing in the gorgeous Scottish capital, Edinburgh. It’s a historic city and there’s plenty of fun to be had for the whole family. But just in case you’re stuck on ideas, here’s our top pick of things to do over the half term break in Edinburgh, be it with family or on your own.
Half Term Pandamonium
With over 800,000 visitors a year, the Edinburgh Zoo is one of Scotland’s most popular attractions. Make the most of your half term break in Edinburgh by checking out its various exhibits and attractions. Perfect for animal lovers, families or those that just want to spend the day walking, gawking and enjoying themselves, the Zoo takes guests on a trip to the wild side.
The Zoo can proudly boast that it is home to the UK’s only giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang. Be sure to book online, the Pandas are very fondly regarded.
Family outings don’t all need to be about trips to the zoo, and Edinburgh has its own dark secrets. Sitting at a ten minute walk from Princes Street is the aptly named thrill ride, the Edinburgh Dungeon. In truth, the Dungeon is a theatrical show that intends to delight crowds with a mix of acting, interactive storytelling and just a dash of horror!
A new show is opening in February, Vicious Verdicts, just in time for the half-term break. Booking online is encouraged as there’s an online saver offer!
A City of History
For something a little more relaxing and less likely to make you jump out in fright, the National Museum of Scotland is almost always open and is perfect for the history buffs among you. From Scottish History and Archaeology to the cultures of the World, the National Museum has something for everyone.
Be sure to check out the Natural World gallery for a number of interactive activities, including a bike machine that tells you which animal you’re as fast as! Edinburgh is packed full of attractions and events that are sure to be worthwhile.
Explore the city and learn why it’s one of the most well-loved and historic capitals in the world. What’re you waiting for? Book your half term break in Edinburgh today, start exploring and discover all that Edinburgh has to offer and more.