The Chester Residence is family-friendly and welcomes parents with children of all ages. We provide a range of complimentary facilities for children, including Playstation, games DVDs and portable PSPs, books, board games, Nintendo 3 DS players and games. There is a huge DVD library as well as DVD players in all apartments. And you can even pre-order food for your little darlings by clicking on the link in the My Stay section.
Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels and world-famous one o’clock gun, provides a fascinating insight into the city’s past, plus unrivalled 360 degree views of the city and beyond.
The recently relaunched New Museum of Scotland is well worth a visit. Kids can discover people from the past, pilot an airship, compose a piece of music and even descend into a Mummy’s tomb – a thrilling day out for the whole family!
Take a journey through the planet’s past, present and future at Dynamic Earth which includes interactive exhibits, 3D and 4D experiences, and a range of audio guides to keep children entertained in a fun and educational environment.
The Edinburgh Museum of Childhood is home to an impressive range of toys and games from the 1950s onwards plus exhibits, costumes and videos which are of interest to children and adults alike.
With five floors of interactive activities, Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura provides fun for all the family. From the World of Ilusions to the Magic Gallery and the breathtaking rooftop views, this is an exciting day out not to be missed.
A trip to Edinburgh Dungeon provides scary rides and live shows performed by costumed
actors who take you on a journey through Scotland’s macabre past. Including tours of burial grounds and torture chambers, this is a ghoulish yet fun experience for all the family.
Discover a darker side of the city with Mercat Tours and Witchery Tours which provide a great choice of ghost and history walking tours, from a visit to the breathtaking candlelit underground vaults to checking out the most haunted corners of the Royal Mile.
The Museum of Flight in East Lothian is a short drive from Edinburgh and has a packed line-up of summer activities for children including interactive robot workshops, guided tours, and air shows.
Outdoor activities within easy reach of The Chester Residence include a visit to Arthur’s Seat or one of
Edinburgh’s award- winning beaches – Seacliff, Portobello or Yellowcraigs are all well worth a visit. We will even provide a kid friendly picnic with all their favourite treats including a rug, sun shade and sun cream to protect them from the rays.
If the weather is inclement why not try out one of the many swimming pools in the city which also include other activities such as soft play or various pay as you go classes.