Advice needed: a day out for a 12-year old boy plus mates

(18 Posts)
keiratomm Sun 12-Jun-16 21:00:27

we'll be coming back to Edinburgh for a week after having spent a few years there and plan to take some of our son's friends (all aged around 12-13) for a day out. Any advice on what would be a good place to go? Our first choice was Laserquest in Dalry Rd, but now I see online it's been closed.
Any advice greatly appreciated!

Buckeyedjim Sun 12-Jun-16 21:02:34

Could you get a climbing session at Ratho booked? They have a really cool one now that always seems to be booked up!

keiratomm Sun 12-Jun-16 21:44:23

Thanks a lot, Buckeyedjim! I'll look at that. we still have a few weeks to go.

catdil Sun 12-Jun-16 22:16:52

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Mon 13-Jun-16 14:17:20

When are you coming? If it's over festival time, take them to a show?

keiratomm Mon 13-Jun-16 17:12:45

Dear lonny, thank you for your suggestion. Any shows you'd recommend?

keiratomm Mon 13-Jun-16 17:13:36

and catdil, the combatchallenge is a tad too really military-looking for my liking...

Moomish Mon 13-Jun-16 19:23:11

The climbing session is only for an hour and ££££s

keiratomm Mon 13-Jun-16 19:53:31

It seems to be not so easy anymore to entertain the kids. When they were toddlers all you had to do was get a football and put some biscuits out. Now their demands have increased considerably...

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Mon 13-Jun-16 21:15:05

I haven't got round to getting my festival programme yet but there will be a few good choices for that age group.

Blowninonabreeze Mon 13-Jun-16 21:41:33

Have a look for a puzzle room. Most cities seem to have them now and I'd imagine they'd appeal well to that age group

Blowninonabreeze Mon 13-Jun-16 21:43:02

like this

3nationedinburgh Tue 14-Jun-16 08:46:04

This place is the favourite for my D.SC. and his mates

Buckeyedjim Tue 14-Jun-16 09:10:00

That place looks great 3nation, is it new? Have never heard of it before. Expensive but really different!

Buckeyedjim Tue 14-Jun-16 09:12:29

Moomish the clip and climb thing at Ratho is £8 for a child, not excessively high really - a bloody soft play is over a fiver these days.

Moomish Tue 14-Jun-16 17:51:23

Not if you want to do the vertical drop slide..and why wouldn't you...that's £2.50 extra eaxh

3nationedinburgh Tue 14-Jun-16 20:07:44

Another suggestion is this indoor trampoline place out near Dalkeith

GrooveeCar Tue 14-Jun-16 20:30:15

Foxlake down East Lothian for water sports is good fun.

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