Active Futures

Being more physically active is one of the best things that children and young people can do to improve their health and wellbeing.

Regular physical activity brings many benefits, enhancing thinking, improving concentration and supporting learning.  

Our activities provide opportunities for children and young people to make friends, build their confidence, develop social skills and have fun! 

Regular physical activity makes you feel good! It’s great for your overall wellbeing and can even help you get a good nights sleep, essential for growing bodies and minds. 

“I’ve enjoyed meeting new people and have become a lot more sociable and confident, It’s a great way to spend Fridays after school”

The services and activities detailed below support children and young people to be active, have fun, meet new people, learn new skills and improve their health, wellbeing, and quality of life

Open All Hours

We offer teenagers the chance to get active, make friends and have fun on Friday evenings for FREE at Edinburgh Leisure venues across the city.

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You Can

We support care experienced young people aged 14-26 to lead more active, healthy lives. You Can provides one to one motivational support and opportunities to be active, through a range of fun and sociable activities.  

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Jump In

We support nursery aged children affected by poverty and their families to learn to swim, helping to tackle inequalities and teaching an essential life skill.

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Looked After and Active

We harness the power of physical activity and sport to improve the lives of care-experienced children and young people. Supporting these children to see the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Positive Destinations

We help young people to learn new skills, develop confidence, gain qualifications and get ready for the job market. Positive Destinations provides courses which increase motivation, support personal development and help young people to take the next step to a positive future. 

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Be Strong Be You

Uses the power of physical activity to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of young people aged 12-18 experiencing mental health conditions. 

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Relocated People Access Programme

Supports relocated people (refugees, asylum seekers and migrants) in Edinburgh to be active and improve their health and wellbeing.

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Taking Part 

To discuss any programme or how to get referred, get in touch by 

emailing or calling 0131 458 2260. 

We have a range of offers and discounts for young people, providing discounted access to sports and leisure facilities across the city.


Our Junior Memberships gives under 18s full access to pools, gym, classes and golf for just £14.99 a month.

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Whether it is between lectures or during exams, we offer student concessionary rates to motivate students to stay active, let off some steam and relax.

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Young Adult

Our Young Adult memberships offer young people aged 18-24 access to all our gyms, pools, fitness classes and climbing arena. 

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NRG Zone

If you're in secondary school up to 15 years old, find your feet in the gym with instructor-led sessions.

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Help support our Active Communities Programme to ensure our specialist team can provide people with the help and support they need to protect their health and wellbeing.