Edinburgh is set to be one of the most popular UK staycation destinations of summer 2021. If you are making plans to visit Edinburgh with your family in August 2021 and take in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, we hope you will find this blog useful. We discuss our bespoke 2021 Tattoo packages and why they are perfect for a family getaway, as well as our tips on the activities you can do whilst visiting the Scotland’s capital.
Self-catering Apartment in the heart of the city
As part of our bespoke packages, we can offer a self-catering accommodation option in one of our apartments. There is a range of different sized apartments available and we will find
the most suitable option depending on the size of your group and the length of your stay. For the most central option, we recommend our apartments on York Place – modern and spacious apartments located in a renovated Georgian town house, only a short walk away from George Street, Princes Street and the Waverly train station. The rooms provide comfort to each family member and the living / kitchen areas are great for enjoying a home-cooked breakfast and spending some quality time as a family.
Guaranteed Official Tattoo Tickets
As an official travel trade partner of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, we get a guaranteed allocation of Official tickets for all the performances in different sections. Our packages include entry level tickets or two different ticket upgrades. If you are looking to make your Edinburgh visit a little more special, we can include a hospitality ticket option as an addition to your package – we would be happy to discuss the different upgraded seating options and the great range of dining packages on offer.
Family Fun in Edinburgh
Edinburgh loves to welcome adults and children alike and there many fun activities both indoors and outdoors. We have chosen just a few of the amazing family-friendly activities the capital offers:
Visiting the Zoo makes for a lovely day out. Even though slightly further out of Edinburgh’s city centre, the Zoo is easily accessible using Lothian Buses service 12,26 and 31. If you are staying at our apartments on York Place, you can catch the number 26 and arrive at the zoo in under half an hour (traffic dependent!). Get a chance to see over 1000 animals and learn more about the animal world by attending some of the amazing activities such as keeper talks, feed of the day or the famous penguin parade. For the most up-to-date information and to book your tickets in advance please click here.
The National Museum of Scotland
The National Museum is a perfect place for the whole family – you can discover anything from the natural world, Scottish history, science and technology, as well as art and design. You can explore the different galleries in your preferred order, or you could try one of the special trails created by the museum to help you guide you through the exhibitions. For more details on the museum trails click here. We also recommend checking the official website before your visit for any special activities, or events, taking place.
Edinburgh Sightseeing Tour with Edinburgh Bus tours
If you are a little short on time, the hop-on/off bus tours are an excellent way to see the highlights of the city while also learning some history along the way. Edinburgh Sightseeing Tour is a great option for the wee ones as it also includes special Horrible Histories commentary narrated by Terry Deary. The tour has a stop at both the National Museum and the Dynamic Earth so you can easily visit both attractions in one day. For more information, please click here.
If you prefer a hotel accommodation (with breakfast included) for your family stay – this is also an option and we can discuss the different family room, connecting room, or triple room options with you.
By choosing to buy a package with Glory Days, your accommodation and tickets are all sorted hassle-free and we take care of the package delivery as well – all that is left is to put your travel dates in your calendar and have something nice to look forward to in 2021!
If you need help with organizing your Edinburgh stay please contact our friendly team on 0131 556 3840 or firstname.lastname@example.org