Grab some more sun by heading further East this October Week Holiday.
Lockdown restrictions seem like a distant memory and the Edinburgh Schools October Week is coming soon. Running from Monday 18th to Monday 25th for the Mid Term Break for Edinburgh Schools, this may be your last chance to catch some rays of sunshine in Scotland.
The scheduled October Week School Holiday for Edinburgh Schools is one of the last chances to enjoy the outdoors before the days get too short and the temperature drops below a comfortable level. An no matter what age your kids may be, a family holiday after the year we have had may be just the thing you need before we head into winter. So what are you going to do?
THINGS TO DO WITH YOUNGER KIDS
Because we are no longer restricted to ‘staying local’, you are free to discover some of the great untapped locations in East Lothian. And what better place to start than Dunbar! Right on the East Coast and only a short drive from Edinburgh.
Yes you heard us correctly. Dunbar is one of the lesser known yet truly fantastic places to visit in Scotland that really does have a bit of everything for all ages.
WHY SHOULD I VISIT DUNBAR DURING THE EDINBURGH OCTOBER WEEK?
First off, Dunbar is very easy to get to. A simple trip from Edinburgh along the A1 and you are in Dunbar (no winding country roads that can make younger kids’ car sick). Situated on the east coast of Scotland just 30 miles from Edinburgh, it is famous for its sunshine, spectacular coastline and 60 things to do. It is also the birthplace of the pioneering American naturalist, John Muir.
WHAT CAN I DO IN DUNBAR DURING OCTOBER WEEK?
An easier question would be what can’t you do? Dunbar has it all. Outdoor activities, water sports, things to do with the kids and history everywhere you look.
We have handily broken down 60 of the very best things to do in Dunbar into categories:
WATERSPORTS & THINGS TO DO ON THE BEACH
THINGS TO DO WITH THE YOUNGER KIDS
DISCOVER THE HISTORY & CULTURE
WHY SHOULD I VISIT DUNBAR FROM EDINBURGH RATHER THAN GO SOMEWHERE ELSE IN SCOTLAND?
Located right on the east coast, Dunbar is a beautiful town in East Lothian. Dunbar is easy to get to and makes the perfect holiday getaway for a mid week break or a weekend getaway for all age ranges.
If you have never been, you won’t regret your first visit. For adults, it has one of the best beaches in all of Scotland and if you are a fan of long walks and Castles then Dunbar has you covered.
Speaking of long walks, if you don’t fancy driving, taking the train or going by bus, you can walk to Dunbar completing Section 8, 9 and 10 of the John Muir Way. One of Scotland’s Great Trails, the John Muir Way offers walkers and cyclists a unique journey through Scotland’s landscapes, history and heritage. Going coast to coast in 134 miles, the full John Muir Way links Helensburgh in the west with Dunbar in the east. The route symbolically passes through Scotland’s own first national park and offers a chance to connect with nature – just as Muir did here as a boy – taking advantage of the green spaces, beaches and woodlands that link our coasts, villages, and even the capital city.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE JOHN MUIR WAY
If you have been rattling your head over what to do with the kids this Edinburgh October Week during the School Holidays then you need to discover the hidden wonder that is Dunbar. With so much to see and do regardless of the weather, it is a great way to spend a family holiday this October Week.