midlothian family days out

Midlothian - surprisingly close for adventure, mystery, freedom and fun

Discover a range of activities and days out across Midlothian to suit all the family. With so much on offer so close to home, you’ll spend less time travelling and more time having fun in Midlothian!

You’ll find adrenaline fuelled indoor adventures at Eden Rock Climbing Wall or experience outdoor rushes at Midlothian Snowsports Centre. An abundance of fresh air and freedom await on countryside and riverside walks, or burn off some energy running around Fort Douglas at Dalkeith Country Park. There’s plenty to fulfil enquiring little minds at the National Mining Museum Scotland and Rosslyn Chapel.

With so much more to explore and lots of activities to keep the whole family busy and fabulous food and drink options you may not have even have known about, Midlothian will surprise you.

Surprisingly close to more days out ideas and more fun!

Midlothian Family Days Active Adventure

Active Adventure

Active Adventure

Midlothian boasts some of the finest adventure and activity centres in the country. Surprisingly close to Edinburgh, adventure thrills and fun to beat the winter blues are never far away.

You can bounce high and hone your trampoline skills at Ryze, enjoy some skiing and tubing at Midlothian Snowsports or journey high through the treetops at the new Go Ape at Dalkeith Country Park.

Inside & outside exhilaration for all and a pit stop or two for fuelling up, thrill filled days out are here, on your doorstep.

Midlothian's History and Mystery

History & Mystery

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History & Mystery

Midlothian has a rich and varied history, with plenty of mystery packed in as well.

Discover our five star attractions - National Mining Museum Scotland and Rosslyn Chapel - famous places and national treasures with tours, trails and fun family activities for kids.

Rosslyn Chapel has time and time again mesmerised and intrigued visitors with a magical blend of history and mystery to be discovered while The National Mining Museum Scotland, set in the wonderfully restored Lady Victoria Colliery, tells the story of coal for Scotland.

Midlothian's Nature and freedom

Nature & Freedom

Nature & Freedom

Midlothian walks are awesome and provide with lots of freedom to enjoy nature.

Midlothian is located right on Edinburgh’s doorstep with rolling hills, fresh air and acres of land for exploring. Way marked routes include riverside ambles, woodland walks, waterfalls and reservoirs across locations like The Pentland Hills, Dalkeith Country Park and Vogrie. There’s plenty of places to explore, wander or run free and many are even close to a great venues that serve a tasty lunch or a warming hot chocolate. Here are our top walks and nature places for your winter wanders this season.

Local Eating & Drinking in Midlothian

Local Eating & Drinking

Local Eating & Drinking

If you’re hungry… Midlothian has the answer as it is home to numerous award-winning restaurants, cafes and tea rooms. With an abundance of unique places available and many offering great takeaway options including coffees, hot chocolates and cakes through to full lunches or dinners, we’re confident our suggestions in and around Midlothian will keep the whole family happy.

Local Transport in Midlothian

Local Transport

Local Transport

It’s easy to reach Midlothian by public transport.

Midlothian is well served by local transport for days out in the region. With the Borders Railway travelling through and plenty of bus routes, here are some of the key transport providers and practical information you may need for getting around.

Family Days News & Events

News & Events

News & Events

Keep up to date with your favourite Midlothian attractions and find out what's happening in the area for you and your family.

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Midlothian Family Days has been created by Midlothian Tourism Forum. Midlothian Tourism Forum brings together the wide range of businesses making up Midlothian’s vibrant tourism sector. This includes attractions, transport, accommodation, venues, retail, hospitality, events and festivals, all of which contribute to putting Midlothian on the map.

For any queries please email liz@midlothiantourismforum.co.uk