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Summer Activities in Edinburgh and East Lothian


Summer Activities in Edinburgh and East Lothian

Enjoy a visit to Edinburgh this summer and you will find an array of summer activities to keep you entertained, both in Scotland’s historic capital city, and in the East Lothian Area. Camping is an adventure you can enjoy at any time of year, and whilst our Scotland based campsite is open all year round, we’ve put together a list of some favourite activities to enjoy in the summer months! 

East Lothian Beaches

With 40 miles of breath-taking coastline, you will find an array of golden beaches and picturesque coastlines in East Lothian. A holiday park near Edinburgh can give you the best of both worlds – easy access to the bustling city, whilst being just a few minutes-drive from the coastline. Whether you enjoy a spot of sunbathing in the summer weather, like to play games on the beach, take a walk, fly a kite, explore the rock pools or even try your hand at horse riding, there is something for everyone. Check out our page on East Lothian Beaches where we’ve put together a guide on some of the best beaches in the area!

Outdoor Activities and Adventure

  • If a round of Golf is your go to leisure activity, then check out our blog on Golf Breaks in Scotland. With East Lothian being home to Scotland’s Golf Coast you will find an abundance of courses to challenge your hand at the sport, whilst enjoying stunning views of the coast at the same time!
  • Explore the most popular Cycling and Mountain Biking trails in the East Lothian area with alltrails.com – featuring detailed reviews and photos from campers and nature lovers themselves!
  • Coast to Coast Surf School in Dunbar, East Lothian, is a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors this summer. Whether you’re a beginner, or already a dab hand at water sports, you can enjoy surfing, paddleboarding and coasteering. 

Days Out Near Edinburgh 

When staying at Drummohr holiday park near Edinburgh, you’ll find you’ve got the perfect base for enjoying summer activities in the local area.

  • Dalkeith Country Park is a short drive from Drummohr and is the perfect spot to spend a day outdoors in the summer. Enjoy woodland walks, an adventure playground, Go-Ape and cycling trails. 
  • Edinburgh Zoo is open all year round but is the perfect summer activity in Edinburgh. Spend a day exploring the zoo and enjoy a picnic outdoors!
  • A visit to the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens is well worth a visit, whether you want to enjoy the stunning gardens, or learn more about the fascinating world of plants, it’s a fantastic day out. 
  • Just 20 miles from Drummohr you’ll find John Muir Country Park, in Dunbar. Explore wildlife trails and beautiful coastline, go on an Alpaca Walk
  • Visit East Links Family Farm Park.
  • Open from Spring to Autumn, Jupiter Artland is an award-winning contemporary sculpture garden. Enjoy the art exhibitions in their unique outdoor setting – a perfect summer activity on the outskirts of Edinburgh! 
  • Enjoy local walking routes and wildlife spotting this summer, with an array of trails in East Lothian. Whether you’re looking for a short walk, or a challenging hike for the day there’s so much to explore. We’ve put together a guide on some popular local walks in East Lothian, or why not visit Pentland Hills slightly further afield.

If you’re looking for campsites open all year round in Scotland, Drummohr is perfectly placed in East Lothian. For more things to do in the local area take a look at our blog on Place to Visit Near Edinburgh.