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Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest '17

13th - 22nd January

It’s back! Camera Obscura and World of Illusions will once again transform itself into the place to be for toddlers (and their grown-ups).

Our Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest was so popular in January 2016 that we are making it bigger, longer and better this year. We will open earlier – from 9.30 every morning, because we know that toddlers aren’t big on sleeping in, and stay open later, till 7pm on Friday to Sunday. We are also extending the festival beyond a week and going Toddler-Mad for 10 days! That means two weekends to choose from so you can spread out the fun, and we can make sure it is never too busy.

This year we have an under-the-sea theme for Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest. Come and enjoy the six floors of interactive exhibits, fabulous workshops developed by the University of Edinburgh, play-stations with hands-on fun from Camera Obscura and all the usual favourites. Make coloured shadows fish theatre, swim without getting wet, take unique family photos, and watch your toddler delight in their mixed up reflections.

Tickets will go on sale in December.

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Opening Hours!

We are currently open from 9.30am till 8.00pm every day!  1st January will be a slightly later opening at 11.00am.

We recommend you allow about two hours to see everything – although you can stay as long as you like. It will get busy in the middle of the day so come along early and take advantage of the All Day Ticket*! Enjoy part of the visit -  head out for a coffee or some lunch, or even to visit one of the other great experiences close by -  and then come in again to finish your visit anytime that day. Or, if you are looking for something to do later on, come in after dinner to kick off a night of fun - if you arrive too late to see everything, don’t’ worry, we give you a free pass to come back the next day so you don’t miss anything. 


*The All Day Ticket is not available to groups entering on the discounted group rate.

Standard admission prices:

Adult: £15.00    

Student (with ID): £13.00    

Senior: £13.00    

Child (5 - 15 years): £11.00


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Tickets available at the reception desk on arrival.

Money Back Guarantee

We are so sure you will have a fantastic time we offer a Money Back Guarantee.

Enjoy a show in the original Camera Obscura, check out the stunning views of Edinburgh from its 360 degree rooftop terrace, visit the five floors of interactive optical trickery in the World of Illusions; find your way out of the magical Mirror Maze, shrink yourself in the amazing Ames Room, try to stay on your feet in the Vortex Tunnel, walk on water without getting wet and lose your head!

If we haven’t managed to put a smile on your face at the end of all that, come and speak to a manager after the visit. We would love it if you can tell us what we should have been doing to make your visit a success, and we will be happy to offer you a full refund*.


*Proof of purchase required for Money Back Guarantee.

Infinity mirrors in the  foyer of Camera Obscura