So once the Christmas presents have all been opened and the leftovers are all gone, you might find that the kids are starting to go a little stir-crazy! Why not get everyone out of the house for some fresh air and a fun-filled family day out to Dynamic Earth? Go for an enchanting winter walk in Holyrood Park and see the swans at St Margaret’s Loch! Or, take an energetic hike up Arthur’s Seat and check out the stunning views over Edinburgh! Then afterwards – as we are just on the doorstep - pop in to our Food Chain Café for lunch or a warming coffee and cake, explore Dynamic Earth’s attraction tour and take part in our awesome (and FREE!) winter activities which are running during the school holidays. Sorted!
We are open from the 27th – 31st December, then the 2nd – 6th January and we have a whole host of exciting extras to keep your wee ones amused. This winter, we are focusing on our feathered friends and what you can do help them in the colder months of the year. Come along between 10:00 – 16:00 each day and you can make & decorate your very own bird feeder to take home and put in your garden. Find out all about migration and why some birds come to Scotland in the winter to escape the icy Arctic chill! Examine different types of feathers under the microscope and do some hands-on experiments to learn how birds have adapted to our chilly conditions, how they stay warm in winter and what extra help we can give them in the long, cold months of the year.
Hang out in our Bird Garden and discover more about Scotland’s birdlife, and how they survive the winter months. Make your own binoculars and see how many birds you can spot here at Dynamic Earth! Bird-watching is really interesting and you don’t need any expensive equipment to do it – learn how you can identify different species just by using your eyes, ears and brain!
Our additional drop-in activities are all FREE with admission to Dynamic Earth. We are located right beside the Scottish Parliament at the bottom of the Royal Mile, and have a Café, Gift Shop and onsite car parking available to our visitors. Beat the winter chill and come visit us soon!
(Seasonal opening hours apply, please see our website before visiting to check times)