Five great things to do in Edinburgh with your under-5s

WITH the launch of the latest edition of Edinburgh for Under Fives, here are our top picks.

Friday, 3rd June 2016, 12:12 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd June 2016, 2:17 pm
Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Picture: Ian Rutherford

1. Babies and Bumps Cafe

13-15 Church Hill Place

A ‘baby cafe’ with daybeds and play pods. It runs activities including a Baby Matters weekly weigh-in clinic, song groups and special seasonal events.

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2. The Secret Herb Garden

32A Old Pentland Road

Have your tea in the glasshouse surrounded by herbs, plants and flowers. Take part in a fairy walk, explore the little yurt or enjoy the small animal area of chickens, quails and pigs.

3. Joy Tots

117 Ferry Road

A cafe and studio, with a play area aimed at babies up to age two. It has morning activities, free story time on Wednesdays at 2pm and craft afternoons.

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4. Scottish National Portrait Gallery

1 Queen Street

Plenty to look at and a nice, spacious cafe. It hosts art activities on first, second and third Sunday of the month, suitable for age four-plus, as well as Wee Treasures storytelling on second Saturday of month and baby-friendly art tours on first Monday of month.

5. Cramond Walled Garden

Brighouse Park Rigg

A huge walled area with a play park for little ones. There’s a large play ship, two slides and a bucket swing as well as benches and a picnic table.