Family Things To Do in Edinburgh

Looking for the top things to do for families in Edinburgh? Keep all ages entertained aboard Britannia, just 2 miles from the city centre. Experience Tripadvisor's No.1 UK Attraction!  

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Britannia exterior © Marc Millar

Five decks to explore!

See all five decks of Queen Elizabeth II's former floating palace with your family. Sailing over 1 million nautical miles, this Royal residence was home to the Royal Family for over 40 years and is now a top attraction for a family day out in Edinburgh.

Family listen to audio guides on Britannia

Free audio guide

Listen to the free audio guides, available in both adult and children’s versions, to find out fascinating stories of life on board.

Inside Britannia's State Drawing Room. Armchairs around a fireplace.

State Apartments

Follow in the footsteps of Royalty, where kings, queens and world leaders from across the globe once walked, with a day out aboard the Best UK Attraction.

Corgi - Porthole

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

See if all the family can spot the corgis hiding in the Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt.

Family in Tea Room and Gayle

The Royal Deck Tearoom

Relax in the Royal Deck Tearoom with waterfront views and choose from a menu of delicious soups, sandwiches, cakes and scones all made in the Royal Galley.

Petty Officers' uniforms aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia

Be the Admiral

Feel like one of the crew and try on their uniforms for a family photo in the Crew's Quarters!

Under 5's go free

Britannia is a top thing to do with your family as a highly accessible attraction for prams. Admission is free for children under the age of five.

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A woman and two boys take a selfie in front of Britannia's Bell.

Make memories

"Was a great afternoon out for my son and me. My son loved searching for all the corgis, the staff were excellent, the museum was fascinating and we had a great day." - Google Review