Going into town with children can sometimes be a challenging experience! Knowing where to find child friendly restaurants, play areas, toilets and baby change facilities can make your day out more enjoyable for the whole family.
Here are a few helpful hints to negotiating the Essential Edinburgh area from some mums & dads:
"John Lewis has a fantastic baby room with spectacular views across to Fife – almost makes changing a nappy a pleasurable experience!"
"The toy department in Jenners is a must visit for all Children – even us grown up ones. Hawkins Bazaar in St James Centre is also a treat!"
"My daughter loves the Early Learning Centre, we can never walk out without full bags!"
Expel some energy
"Letting the kids expel some energy running around in Princes Street Gardens, the play park in the West Gardens is always great."
"Putting the picnic rug down in St Andrew Square Garden or Princes Street Gardens for a packed lunch – allows the kids to run around and play while we get a few minutes peace!"
Eating and drinking
"Most restaurants are really child friendly – Gusto on George Street is great; they have a menu option that lets the kids make their own pizza."
"Debenhams café is good value for money and keeps the little ones busy with colouring in from the lunch boxes."
"On a hot or warm day (this is Scotland after all) have a real treat – an Ice Cream float in VinCaffe, just about the yummiest thing ever!"
Knowing where all the toilets are makes a huge difference. To see where the public toilets are click here to view our Essential Edinburgh area map.
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