We went here for a breath of fresh air having not been before and thought a good way to escape the Edinburgh Festival for the day. There is plenty of parking with a main car park as well as an overflow available. After having a jealous look at the Fort for children we then opted to do one of the walks instead. Looking at the map we thought we opted for one colour but ended up on a completely other colour (Green) - probably our lack of map reading skills. The walk wasn't the most exciting or interesting but was nice to stretch the legs and it actually improved as it came back into the main grounds of the Park. After the walk we had planned a visit to the cafe but it looked like it was shutting up shop so we popped across to the shop for some ice cream and had a seat in the cafe there. The ice cream was amazing and staff so friendly and allowed us to taste a couple of the flavours without any issues. I would definitely go back here as seemed to be plenty to keep kids amused and the shop and cafe were a welcome treat at the end of any walk.
Karen Aon 06/08/2017 20:29
We visited the park with our baby today for the first time since the improvements were made and it is absolutely fantastic! The courtyard looks really lovely with the tables and plants outside and the gift shop is the best I have ever seen, brilliant range of gifts and food. There were a couple of downsides though- it was pricey, hard to navigate with a buggy and the scones were rubbish. The pasta from the salad bar, made with herbs from the garden was lovely however. The park itself is beautiful, with loads of great walks, it is a shame that we had to mainly use the road because we had the buggy though as there were loads of cars coming through, this is a bit of a hazard. We didn't go into Fort Douglas but it looks great, and free for under 2s and adults. On the whole, we will definitely be back, a really great place to visit.
Entertaining the granchild/ren
Linda mon 04/08/2017 20:30
What a great place for kids. Adventure wonderland. Play. Eat..shop. plenty of fresh air & outdoor activity to keep them occupied for hours. Parents & grandparents can relax with a coffee & be within eye distance of children.
KayleighM24on 03/08/2017 08:51
Visited here with our daughter , lovely walks , great sights too . Coffee and cafe but pricey but other than that there's lots of land to get round and fort Douglas for the kids too
Ewart Gon 24/07/2017 21:21
We are two older folk looking after a 3&5 year old girls in the summer holidays, we found this great place last week and had so much fun we went back today. We were £3 each child a bit more for older children I'm sure, Adults are free . There are lots to do climbing,slides swings, there are walks in the grounds Free a cafe and a restaurant a truly great day out