Camp Fort Kinnaird

Open Today

09:00 - 21:00

Pop on your wellies, practice your 'ging-gang-gooleys' and pull up a log around the fire as Camp Fort Kinnaird opens for an 'in-tents' summer of free family fun!

Inspired by the great outdoors and its many fabulous pursuits, we will be celebrating the very best of the British countryside, its inhabitants and the never-ending list of adventures to be had whilst exploring it!

Be prepared for a summer of crafting, creativity and lots of fun learning, as we bring the little ones 18 days of live activity every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Each day will offer a new and exciting adventure suitable for all young explorers’ ages and abilities.

From learning how to care for our environment and snapping a selfie with our blooming Herb Wall to channelling your inner eco-warrior and everything in between, there truly is something for everyone at Camp Fort Kinnaird this summer.

Summer Event Calendar

29 June - 7 August

11am - 4pm

Saturday 29 June

11am – 4pm

Live Show – 12pm with Mr Bloom LIVE

Kicking things off, pop along and say ‘Ello!’ with Mr Bloom. There’ll be a bundle of veggie stories, gardening games, and catchy Nursery songs for Tiddlers and Parents alike. To sum it up in the words of a famous Aubergine: ‘Let’s sing and dance and have some fun!’

Plant Pot Decorating

Monday 1 July

11am – 4pm

Campfire Cookie Decorating

Wednesday 3 July

11am – 4pm

Woodland Wooden Animals

Saturday 6 July

11am – 4pm

Woodland Workouts

Monday 8 July

11am – 4pm

Binocular Making Masterclass

Wednesday 10 July

11am – 4pm

Kids ‘Animal Yoga’ on the Lawn

Saturday 13 July

11am – 4pm

Knot Another Craft Event

Monday 25 July

11am – 4pm

Garden Apron Making

Wednesday 17 July

11am – 4pm

Bug Fossil Making

Saturday 20 July

11am – 4pm

Bug Hotel Making

Monday 22 July

11am – 4pm

Hanging Planters

Wednesday 24 July

11am – 4pm

Woodland Animal Mask Making

Saturday 27 July

11am – 4pm

Bird Box Crafternoon

Monday 29 July

11am – 4pm

DIY Veggie Markers & Seeds

Wednesday 31 July

11am – 4pm

Scouting Saturday

Saturday 3 August

11am – 4pm

Buzzy Bee Sun-Catchers

Monday 5 August

11am – 4pm

Bird Feeder Make & Take

Wednesday 7 August

11am – 4pm

General Opening Times


New Year's Eve we close at 5pm while on 2nd January we'll close at 6pm. 

We're open New Year's Day.

Additional opening times

Fort Kinnaird Edinburgh Store opening times may vary. Food, cinema and leisure will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

Search below for the shop details or view the full list of retailers

Getting here

Fort Kinnaird
32 Fleming House
EH15 3RD
0131 669 9090
  • Car

    Satnav postcode: EH15 3RD

    From the South - A1 Motorway Northbound. Exit at the Newcraighall Junction. Fort Kinnaird is visible to the front off the ramp.

    From the South - A7/A68. Join A750 City Bypass at the Sherrifhall Roundabout. Head East following the signs for Edinburgh East and North, Leith. Join A1(M) at the Old Craighall junction Northbound still following signs for Edinburgh East and North. Exit A1 at the next junction - Newcraighall. 



  • Train

    There are regular train services from Edinburgh Haymarket and Waverley stations to nearby Newcraighall station. Check Scotrail for full timetable and ticketing information.

  • Bus

    Fort Kinnaird is well served by local bus services: Prentice Coaches 108 and 118 and Lothian 30, 400 (previously 18), 106 and 49.

    For full timetables visit the Traveline Scotland website

    Find out more and plan your journey with Lothian here or with Prentice Coaches here.

  • Bike

    If you're looking to travel to Fort Kinnaird by bike, you can plan your journey here.

    Cycle parking locations are on our centre map.


ATMs are available outside Argos, Boots, WHSmith and within Wilko.

There is a baby changing room for both mums and dads in Mothercare and Boots, as well as at Customer Services.

We have a number of bike parking locations around Fort Kinnaird. You can find these in the following locations:

  • In front of Mothercare
  • In front of Fat Face
  • Next to Smyths 
  • In front of Cafe Nero 
  • In front of Pizza Hut 
  • In front of the Management Offices 
  • In front of SCS
  • Next to TKMaxx and Starbucks 
  • Next to M&S
  • Between Primark and McDonalds

We have over 2,600 parking spaces at Fort Kinniard, all of which are absolutely free. The great news is we have recently been awarded the safer parking Park Mark award. 

We are proud that our car park has been issued the Park Mark, an award given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks.

We have also been awarded a Disabled Parking Award by Disabled Motoring UK due to meeting a list of criteria for our onsite disabled parking facilities including maintaining our disabled parking bays, having clear signage, good lighting and easy entry to our car park. There are over 120 disabled parking bays available at Fort Kinnaird. 

There are toilet facilities available for use at Customer Services, towards the back of the retail area. Various retailers also provide customer toilet facilities within their stores.


Some stores have a Click & Collect service available. Check our Click & Collect page for more information. 

If you have lost something while visiting Fort Kinnaird, please contact our Security team on 0131 669 6630. Please note that we will ask for proof of ownership to make sure we give property back to its rightful owner.

Fort Kinnaird offers a free Wi-Fi service so you can surf while you shop.


Shopmobility hire is available at Fort Kinnaird where we have 2 manual wheelchairs and 2 electric scooters available for our customers who require a little help around the centre. If you would like to book the manual chairs please call 0131 669 9090. For the electric scooters you have to be registered with Shopmobility and book through them direct on 0131 557 4123. 

Find out more about Shopmobility electric scooters here.

Download centre map