Edinburgh is a fantastic city no matter the time of year you visit. It offers something for couples and groups of friends to do and has lots of child-friendly activities.

The things to do in Edinburgh for families vary depending on what you like to do; however, the good news is that there are lots of things to do with kids in Edinburgh.

Thinking about spending February half term 2022 in Edinburgh? If you are, then take a look at our list of the best activities in Edinburgh for all the family to enjoy.

City Sightseeing Bus Edinburgh

Take a family tour of the city

Whilst it is great to have so many things to see in one city, it can be overwhelming trying to fit it all in. The good news if you are planning to spend half-term in Edinburgh is that there are a variety of tours that you can take to explore and learn more about the city.

The tours are themed across a variety of things; you can take a tour looking at the city’s darker history, as well as those that give you the chance to live out your Harry Potter fantasy.

You can also book in on a ghost tour of the city, allowing you to learn about the possible hauntings and horrors you may never have known about. You can even book in on a city sightseeing Edinburgh tour, which allows you to hop on and off as and when you want as well as learn about the city too.

Edinburgh CastleSee the castle

It dominates the entire city’s skyline, so it makes sense that whilst you are in Edinburgh, you take in the castle with your family. This fantastic piece of ancient history is your perfect chance to see how it has changed and grown over the years.

It is also a stunning building in its own right, boasting some of the city’s best views as a whole.

National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh

Visit the National Museum of Scotland

The history of Scotland is rich and fascinating, and if you want to learn as much as you can about the country as a whole, then you may want to head to the National Museum of Scotland.

Not only does it get you out of the colder February half term weather, but it is also your chance to learn a lot about Scotland as a whole and the people that call it their home.


Arthurs Seat Edinburgh

Take in the city around you at Arthur’s Seat

Edinburgh Castle offers impressive views of the city, but if you want to see it from a different vantage point, Arthur’s Seat is a great place to go.

Not only will it mean that you all have to get active and outside, but it also is the ideal spot for a picnic, surrounded by a sea of natural beauty.


These are just a few of the things that you can do in Edinburgh with your family. The best way to find out more about the city is to head there this half-term and experience it with your family for yourself.