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Days out in East Lothian

East Links Family Park

Fun for all the family

Take a trip to East Links Family Park, a small 20 acre farm, providing a fun and safe environment. With animal information boards and an education barn, this farm features over 60 different activities. These include climbing walls, soft play, a ball blast arena, small animal barn, go karts, trampolines, sledging, the rope swinger, milk churn skittles, horseshoe pitching and many more. 

Guests and owners at Thurston Manor can take advantage of a 20% discount off standard prices with a discount voucher available from Reception.

Foxlake Adventures

Zip over to Foxlake Adventures

Kids will love to take a trip to Scotland’s first cable wakeboarding park and the UK’s only ropes course constructed over water. Try your hand at the FoxFall Rope Course, explore woodland trails on Off-Road Segways, or just relax in the award winning Boardside café. 

Guests and owners at Thurston Manor can take advantage of a 10% discount off standard prices by showing their key card (guests) or rewards card (owners).

Archerfield Walled Garden

Search for fairies

Are there fairies at the bottom of the garden? Go on a search for them at Archerfield Walled Garden and see how many fairy houses you can spot. Stop at the wishing tree and allow yourself to drift into this magical world. This beautiful attraction is a must see for kids of all ages.  

Scottish Seabird Centre

Go puffin spotting

Visit the Scottish Seabird Centre to discover more about Scotland’s incredible marine wildlife and habitats, brought to life through exhibits, games, 3D films, wildlife trails and virtual reality experiences. Marvel at the gannets, puffins and a whole host of wildlife on the newly upgraded, interactive live cameras in the Discovery Experience. Browse the gift shop for some eco-friendly treats and complete your visit with lunch in the seabird café with incredible views over the Firth of Forth to the Bass Rock. By choosing to visit you are also supporting their charity’s vital marine conservation and education work.

Guests and owners at Thurston Manor can take advantage of a 15% discount off entry to the Discovery Centre by using the online discount code VERDANT24 and showing their key card (guests) or rewards card (owners) on entry.

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Scotland's Best Attraction (VisitScotland)

The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you can follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.

Belhaven Bikes

See the countryside on 2 wheels

Head out on hire bikes from Belhaven Bikes and enjoy the stunning countryside, towns and coast of East Lothian and the Scottish borders. For your convenience and comfort, the mountain bikes are fitted with full mudguards and a rear rack, a pump, spare tube and tyre levers. Cycle routes aplenty can be found on their website, and a collection and delivery service is also available.

Guests and owners at Thurston Manor can save 10% off cycle hire by showing their key card (guests) or rewards card (owners).

Ford & Etal Estates

One destination, over 20 attractions

There is something for everyone at Ford & Etal Estates. With so much to see and do, you can easily spend a day, or more, at Ford & Etal. From a working corn mill to the steam railway, and the ‘old school’ in Ford to the Heavy Horse Centre, no matter what your age or interest your day out will be filled with fun!

Bamburgh Castle

You can learn all about the history of the area, Bamburgh Castle and its inhabitants in the fourteen public areas. There are over 3,000 items including arms, armour, glass, china, furniture and artwork to view. Bamburgh Castle offers an extensive programme of events throughout the year, featuring woodworking lessons, reenactments and theatre shows.

Thirlestane Castle

Set within the beautiful Lauderdale Estate in the Scottish Borders, Thirlestane Castle is a magnificent 16th century castle. The historic home of the Duke of Lauderdale, the castle is one of the oldest and finest in Scotland. Discover a journey through history and find fascinating collections and stories on one of their public tours!

Guests and owners at Thurston Manor can take advantage of a 10% discount on guided tour tickets from May-October 2024 by using code VISIT10 when booking on their website by clicking here!

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