Activities for Kids at Thurston Manor

Fun days out for the whole family in East Lothian

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Family fun days out

Children of all ages will enjoy the attractions on offer around Thurston Manor. From animal parks to interactive museums and adventures over water, there will be something for everyone to enjoy!


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Thurston Manor
EH42 1SA

01368 840 643

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15th February - 3rd January

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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.

Take a trip to East Links Family Park while on holiday in East Lothian

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 VERDANT22 and showing their their key card (guests) or rewards card (owners) on entry.

An award winning family attraction overlooking the sea at North Berwick, Scottish Seabird Centre

National Museum of Flight

Take to the skies

Discover the story of Concorde! Find out the technology behind supersonic flight and climb on board to see this iconic plane up close. Explore three hands-on galleries and find out how aeroplanes fly, how they are built and the skills needed to fly them. Want to see if you can you navigate your way round the world or land an aeroplane? Try out the flight simulations and see if you can you land an aeroplane or fly solo.

Discover the National Museum of Flight, great for kids near Thurston Manor

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).

Enjoy a host of local attractions when you visit a Verdant Leisure Park

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.  

A must see attraction for kids of all ages at Archerfield Walled Garden

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