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Family Activities: The Big Draw

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Map & directions

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
By car

There is a public car park adjacent to the Palace at Broad Pavement. Please visit the Historic Environment Scotland website for more details.

By train

Edinburgh Waverley. The Palace is a 15-minute walk from the station.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 6 and 35 stop near the Palace.  Open-top tour buses stop nearby.

Coach parking is provided free of charge.

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Saturday, 12 Oct 2013 - Sunday, 3 Nov 2013
  • 09:30 - 17:00

The Big Draw at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Visit us during the October half term holidays and find out what life was like at the Palace for the kings and queens of Scotland. Delve deeper into the historic palace with the family audio guide and record your findings through an activity trail with The Big Draw, a national campaign to get people drawing.

Visit the Family Room and dress up like royalty and take part in hands on craft activities on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:00 – 15:00

All activities are free with standard admission price. No booking required.

1 YEAR PASS! Enjoy free re-admission for a year if you buy your tickets directly from us. Simply ask us to stamp your ticket on your first visit – a great way to fill the school holidays at no extra cost!