A Summer of Fun along the river

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With the schools about to break up parents and carers are always looking for fun, preferably free things, to do with their kids – We have put together a couple of suggestions of days out on the river.

The best place to start is at our Visitor Centre, pick up a map of the walkway so you know how to get to all the best places, visit our free interactive exhibition and you could also kit yourself out with a bug box and river dipping kit – on sale

From there head into The Dells a wonderful patch of ancient woodland with lots of places to paddle and explore the river. Ask at the Centre for any advice on catching the rivers creatures.

If you would like to learn more of have us entertain your child / grand child for the afternoon check out our list of Tuesday and Thursday activities, from 12th July to 11th August – https://www.waterofleith.org.uk/whats-on/

There are so many places to visit along the 13 miles of walkway you could occupy days with nothing more than a picnic in your bag. You could even spot some amazing wildlife like otter and kingfishers. The river also connects fantastic FREE attractions

Colinton Tunnel and Spylaw Park would be a great afternoon out.

What about a trip to beautiful Saughton Park (with fabulous winter garden and play area) then walk to Murrayfield and Roseburn.

Another idea is a visit to the Gallery of Modern Art then access the river from the back of the gallery and follow the Gormley statues to Stockbridge (through the picturesque Dean Village).

Then there is the Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park and so much to discover in Leith.

Above all enjoy a wild and free summer on the Water of Leith

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