Whether it’s a break during half term or a pleasant change in the Christmas holidays, it’s always fun to get away from the toil of everyday life with your family and enjoy the outdoors and delights that a city break can offer. Escape to the beautiful city of Edinburgh with your family during the festive season and you could enjoy a whole manner of attractions that are available during the yuletide celebrations.
If you’re hoping to see the city over a weekend or a few days, you can find great deals on hotels in Edinburgh to ensure you keep accommodation costs low. With many hotels centrally located and offering affordable family rooms, you can be safe in the knowledge that not only will you all be safe and comfortable but your purse will be pleased too.
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It’d be a shame to visit this glorious Scottish city and not experience the beauty of Edinburgh Castle. Dominating the skyline, this impressive fortress atop Castle Rock remains the most popular paid tourist attraction in Scotland with umpteen historical displays as well as re-enactments to entertain its visitors.
Visit at the end of a cold afternoon in winter and you can admire the panoramas as the dusk falls. A truly beautiful sight to behold. After your visit, why not test your skills on the ice at the outdoor ice rink that can be found in the vicinity?
Spend a morning wandering Edinburgh Zoo and discover over 1000 animals including penguin parades and sealion displays. With regular special events held throughout the year your children will be in their element getting to grips with zoo life and utilising the new play areas.
During the Christmas holidays, you can enjoy the festive pantomime – Peter Pan – as well as participate in the Pandaversary, commemorating the magnificent giant panda.
Alternatively, a little further out of the city is the Five Sisters Zoo – a great family excursion housing animals from all over the world.
With so many advertised all over the city, it’s difficult to choose one that would suit you and your requirements. The Ghostly Underground by Mercat Tours comes highly recommended and suits anyone from 8 years and up. Offering walks of underground vaults and scary ghost stories to keep up the intensity, it’s a great little activity to wile away a few hours.
Having won the National Scottish Aquarium award three times over, you and your family can enjoy a multitude of underwater displays and demonstrations. From getting close to the sea life and feeding the seals to swimming with sand tiger sharks, there’s something for everyone.
Whether these options are for you or you just want to browse the shops and enjoy the hubbub of this thriving city, Edinburgh has something for everybody. Book a family room in a city hotel today and guarantee yourself and your brood a winter break in one of the most spectacular cities in the world.