Where in Edinburgh do I take a heavily pregnant hen?
January 31, 2007 11:24 AM   Subscribe

Hen afternoon/evening activities in Edinburgh for an 8-month pregnant bride-to-be and about 20 friends?

Obviously, the condition of the hen rules out white water rafting/getting riotously drunk. Suggestions so far have included a picnic on the beach (but that would need a wet weather alternative...this’ll be in May), and a cruise up the Forth. I used to live in Edinburgh so have an idea of the geography, but I left about 10 years ago, so am out of touch on what activities are available. Oh, and I’m arranging this from the Falkland Islands, so bonus points for things I can check out online. (I do have an accomplice in Edinburgh who can help, but as the bridesmaid, I’ve offered to kick things off).
posted by penguin pie to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Inchcolm?

Bonus points if you see the killer whales.
posted by the cuban at 12:20 PM on January 31, 2007

How difficult is the bride finding it to walk/stand for a while? If she's not absolutely huge/having twins etc and can walk without too much difficulty, I've heard good things about the Ghost Tours.
posted by corvine at 1:08 PM on January 31, 2007

Musselburgh has race meetings scheduled for the 4th and 21st of May. And the officially-best ice cream on earth is just down the road from there.
posted by genghis at 4:28 PM on January 31, 2007

Edinburgh is well supplied with good museums and art galleries for a wet day: National Museum of Scotland, Gallery of Modern Art, National Gallery etc. The museums themselves are well supplied with interesting cafes - and with a wonderfully located restaurant in the case of the Museum of Scotland. All good wet weather options.

I'd second the idea of a cruise on Maid of the Forth to Incholm - you could also try a short train excursion over the bridge to, say, Aberdour or south to North Berwick.

You could try taking everybody to a spa.

and finally the new Royal Infirmary has a program of interesting guest art work if you find yourself there.
posted by rongorongo at 2:43 AM on February 1, 2007

Plaisir du Chocolat has a lovely afternoon tea and you can arrange to go downstairs and learn how to make chocolate with the french dude down there -- it was a really nice afternoon and the food was great.
posted by ukdanae at 3:36 AM on February 1, 2007

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