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Edinburgh with Kids Blackford Pond

Edinburgh with Kids: Blackford Pond

We feel blessed to live in a city that is not only beautiful and steeped in history, but is also surrounded by lots of nature. It means my city kids get a bit of the best of both worlds. I have written before about the Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill Nature Reserve, which is […] Read more…

St Andrews Castle

Fife with Kids: St Andrews Castle & Cathedral

Happy Museum Monday. We’re back this week to share another of our recent cultural day trips with you. This week, we’re sharing last month’s visit to St Andrew’s to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had booked in to visit St Andrew’s Castle, which is under the auspices of Historic Scotland. Visitation is by pre-booking only […] Read more…

Jupiter Artland Sculpture Park

Museum Monday has been on a bit of a break since the beginning lockdown in Spring, with most cultural institutions closed and all travel plans put on hold. But as things slowly started to open up again, we embarked on a series of socially distanced local day trips, which we now love to share with […] Read more…

Our Top Edinburgh Indie Bookshops with Kids

It’s Independent Bookshop Week (20-27 June 2020), so I thought I would share our favourite indie bookshops in Edinburgh to visit as a family. Sadly you can’t visit them right now, but they need our support more than ever. For anyone local, many closed shops – including bookshops – offer a ‘Click & Collect’ service […] Read more…

5 Favourite Family Friendly Museums

Happy International Museum Day! With all the museums closed, unfortunately we can’t go and visit a museum today to celebrate, so instead for a little armchair travelling I thought I would round up some of our favourite family friendly museums. Our absolute favourite, of course, is the National Museum of Scotland right here on our […] Read more…

Museum Explorers – Interview #10

Happy Museum Monday! We’re back with another edition of Museum Explorers, my interview series where families share their favourite museums with you! This month, we have Jo from Cup of Toast. 1. Why don’t you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your family? Hi, I’m Jo. I live with my husband Jacob and our […] Read more…

Deutsches Röntgen Museum - German X-ray Museum

X Marks the Spot – The Röntgen Museum

Happy Museum Monday! Many museums around the world are closed right now, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, which means no new museum visits for a while. BUT I still have a few in my archives to share with you for a bit of armchair travelling, and perhaps something to look forward to including in […] Read more…

Museum Explorers – Interview #9

Happy Museum Monday! We’re back with another edition of Museum Explorers, my interview series where families share their favourite museums with you! This month, we have Christy from Welsh Mum of One. 1. Why don’t you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your family? I’m Christy and I blog over at http://www.welshmum.co.uk. I live […] Read more…

The National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Happy Museum Monday! Today we have a hidden gem in Washington, D.C. to share with you, which we discovered during one of our visits there a couple of years ago. The National Museum of the U.S. Navy is located on the Navy Base, down by the waterfront in the SE quadrant of the city, and […] Read more…

The Scottish Portrait Gallery with Kids

Happy Museum Monday! We are blessed with having some great family-friendly museums and galleries here in Edinburgh, and most of them offer free entry too. During our recent half-term break, we attended a great art workshop at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, where we made house shaped collages out of various materials. It kept my […] Read more…

The National Museum of Denmark with Kids

Happy Museum Monday! This week’s tip takes us Copenhagen, to the Nationalmuseet – or the National Museum of Denmark. We have visited this museum twice, once when Oskar was 3, and once with both boys when they were 2 and 6, and we loved it both times. I’ve briefly mentioned the museum before, in my […] Read more…

Museum Explorers Interview Number 8

Museum Explorers #8

Happy Museum Monday! We’re back with another edition of Museum Explorers, my interview series where families share their favourite museums with you! This month, we have Lisa from The Family Ticket. 1. Why don’t you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your family? My Names Lisa I have a Husband Chris, nicknamed […] Read more…

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