Staying at Seton Sands?

Seton Sands holiday park is a popular holiday destination for families.

It is perfectly placed to explore the gorgeous coastal areas of East Lothian and beyond such as:

Seton Collegiate Church owned by Historic Scotland

Cockenzie House and Tearoom – they often hold family-friendly events but it nice just to look around the gardens and visit the tearoom

Secret Garden, Cockenzie – a lovely place for a picnic

Harbour takeaway (and sit-in!)  do amazing fish + chips and occasional lobster curry

Gosford Estate –  a lovely estate to walk around

Dirleton Castle (Historic Scotland) – worth combining with a visit to Dirleton Gallery

Museum of Flight, Drem.  See Concorde.  If you are going here, it’s worth popping into Scottish Archery Centre – if there is not a party on, you can have a go at archery.

All East Lothian swimming pools are free for children during the school holidays.

East Lothian museums including the nearby Prestongrange industrial museum are free, as are all libraries.

Seton Sands is on the 26 bus route which takes you all the way to Edinburgh Zoo for a flat rate of £1.50.  LothianBuses also have family fares and day tickets which offer great value for exploring Edinburgh.

The nearest train station to Seton Sands is Prestonpans from where you can the train east to North Berwick or west to Edinburgh.  The journey is short and the fares are reasonable – make sure you choose the Kids Go Free ticket option when travelling with children – and hang on to your ticket, it gives free kids entry to many Edinburgh attractions.

If going to Edinburgh you might want to look at

The Bank Museum, Gorgie City Farm, National Museum of Scotland, National Library of Scotland, Portrait Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (all free) and Camera Obscura (great value or free kids entry with a Scotrail Kids Go Free ticket).

Keep an eye on for local event listings

If you need any further information, ask @lothianloop