The 14 best Edinburgh and Lothians places for a day out with kids, as recommended by our readers

Bank holiday day trip ideas for families in and around Edinburgh

With May the month of bank holidays and long weekends, we’ve taken a look at the best place in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas to take the kids for a day trip.

We asked our readers for their recommendations for day trips in the Capital, and they didn’t disappoint! With suggestions ranging from a rare day in the sun at Portobello Beach to family fun days at East Links Family Park, Dalkeith Country Park, Conifox Adventure Park and Blair Drummond Safari Park. The most popular day trip recommendation was undoubtedly the National Museum Scotland on Chambers Street, with the free entry a great incentive for families as the cost of living crisis bites.

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