The north of England holds some beautiful places and cities to visit, as well as being my birth place. I have spent weekends camping in the rugged moors of the peak district, partied in Newcastle, and explored the culture of Leeds. For our 30th birthdays, my husband and I escaped from the children and took and driving trip from the Lakes up to Scotland, truely exploring and loving the northern lands.
One place I fell in love with was Edinburgh, a rich vibrant city, full of tourist attractions, hidden quirks and plenty for everyone to do both young and old. I returned to Edinburgh a few years later and spent the time discovering more of this beautiful city and my husband and I have toyed with the idea of taking the kids to show them what we love about this fascinating city.
Accommodation is reasonable and you can find good deals close to the city centre, Hotel Direct offer a fantastic range in price and comfort level.
However, we are not going until we know if a new Giant Panda is about to be born!Zoo is fab place to take children, when I went it was just with grown ups, but now I long to take the kids when we do our northern tour. The Scotsman recently reported that their Giant Panda, Tian Tian has undergone articifical insemination in order to try and get her pregnant. I am not sure I can imagine anything cuter than a tiny Giant Panda!
Edinburgh Zoo is fab place to take children, when I went it was just with grown ups, but now I long to take the kids when we do our northern tour. The Scotsman recently reported that their Giant Panda, Tian Tian has undergone articifical insemination in order to try and get her pregnant. I am not sure I can imagine anything cuter than a tiny Giant Panda!
The zoo also have my favourite animals, Koala’s, and I am using this to convince the husband to book a trip soon, Edinburgh has to be cheaper than Australia – right?
What else we will do when we get there.
When you have visited a city as a grown up without kids and I think it is amazing when you discover what hidden treats you may have missed that you swarm towards with children.
I want to take the kids horse riding with Tower Farm, who have a route in which you can see all Edinburgh including the Pentlands, Arthur seat, The Castle, the Forth Bridges and many other of Edinburgh’s famous landmarks. Is there a better way to encourage an interest in history than from horseback?
Plus all of my three will be beautifully intrigued by one of the many ghostly tours to be taken in Edinburgh, they all adore being spooked silly.
The Scottish National Mining Museum looks awesome, my grandfather was a miner so it will be great to share more knowledge of this with his great grand children!
All in all, I think we are ready to book our trip – well when the Panda gets a positive pregnancy test!
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