Holiday Club & Camps

The February school holidays are just around the corner and if you're still looking for childcare or a way to keep the kids busy you'll love the biggest holiday club in town! 

Kids in P1 to P7 can look forward to games, the opportunity to try different sports, arts, crafts, drama, challenges and educational activities such as learning about healthy food.

Available at The Royal Commonwealth Pool and Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre during 10th - 14th February.

Book before 31st January 2020 and save 10% on your weekly booking.

Holiday Club

When the kids are off we've got you covered, with fun activities to make their holidays incredible!

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Holiday Sports Camps & Coaching

Kids can keep up their sports or pick up new ones with our specialty sports camps or holiday coaching.

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Holiday Activities

Looking for something fun during the holidays? See what's on for kids of all ages to take part in. 

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Previously known as 'Activator', Holiday Club runs Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm during the main school holidays - with early drop off from 8am and late pick up until 6pm - perfect for working parents.

Kids in P1 to P7 can look forward to games, the opportunity to try different sports, arts, crafts, drama, challenges and educational activities such as learning about healthy food.

If you have any questions about our Holiday Club have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions

During February, Easter, Summer, and October Holidays

Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre

Kids can try it all at Craiglockhart. Everyday is packed full of fun and games, as well as new sports to try such as dance, football, tennis, gymnastics, and even martial arts. Who knows they might learn a thing or two from our special visitors or see something new out on their nature walk?

Royal Commonwealth Pool 

Whether they are sporty, arty, curious, or just love to have fun, there's something for everyone at the Commie. Kids can keep active with swimming, diving, and other sporty sessions.  They'll also take part in fun arts & crafts, learn something new from special visitors, and occasional trips outside. 

During Summer Holidays

Ainslie Park Leisure Centre 

Perfect for sporty kids. Kids can try it all with a wide variety of sports such as football, gymnastics, basketball, badminton, athletics, and more, as well as other fun activities.

Drumbrae Leisure Centre

At Drumbrae active kids can stay busy with gymnastics, swimming, dance, football, athletics, and other active fun activities like bouncy castles packed into their day.

Gracemount Leisure Centre

Kids can get creative and have fun with arts & crafts games, drama sessions, and talent shows. Not to mention sporty activities like swimming, gymnastics, dance, and more!

Tumbles at Portobello

Kids will love this seaside adventure, with swimming, gymnastics, arts & crafts, softplay, and special visitors during their camp. Plus fun seaside activities in the nice weather. 

Early bird catches the worm, and you can save 10% on your weekly Holiday Club booking if you book early. 

For February Holidays - Book before January 31st

For Easter Holidays - Book before 31st March

For Summer Holidays - Book before 30th June

For October Holidays - Book before 30th September

Kids can keep up their sports or pick up new ones with our specialty sports camps or holiday coaching. Our holiday sports camps run all day keeping kids busy, while our holiday coaching sessions run during the day so they can keep active during their busy holidays. Within each of our sports there are different sessions meaning there is something for different ages and abilities.

Kids can pick up tennis in the holiday or work on their swing with our tennis camps and coaching for all ages a Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre. 

  • Tots Tennis (3-5) -  Little ones can get a fun introduction to tennis in our 45 minute Tots Tennis sessions. Parents/helpers can stay on the court too!
  • Red Tennis Camps (P1-P3) - Perfect for kids who just want to play all day! They won't just learn and play tennis, they'll have lots of fun too. 
  • Active Kids (P3-P6)
  • Active Teens (P7-S6) - Pre-teens and teens can really hone their skills with our full day tennis coaching camp. 

Whether kids are brand new to climbing or regular rock stars, they can have their own adventure in the holidays at EICA Ratho.
  • NICAS Intro (8-12) - Kids can start their climbing journey and earn some qualifications too. Great for beginners, runs 2hrs and booked per week.
  • NICAS Development (10-14) - Kids who already have their NICAS Level 1 can keep climbing and work on their technique. Runs 2hrs and booked per week.
  • Rocksters Drop in Holiday (8-12) - Looking to squeeze a bit of climbing inbetween the holiday fun? Our Rocksters drop in 2hr sessions are booked by the day and perfect for those new to climbing or those already climbing.

How to Book

From February our Holiday coaching and camps will be bookable online for Easter and Summer sessions. For bookings before this time or for February camps/coaching please contact the relevant venue by phone or email, or visit us next time you are in.

Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre:     Phone   0131 443 0101      Email

EICA Ratho:     Phone   0131 333 6333     Email

Swimming & Diving




Make a splash this summer with our aquatics based full day camps and coaching! Kids can try new sports such as diving, or learn new swim skills such as life guarding skills in our Aqua Camp. Our Aqua and Dive camps are also perfect for kids already in the sport to work on their skills and have some fun. 

Available at Royal Commonwealth Pool during the Summer Holidays

Kids can leap and laugh all summer long with our gymnastics camps and coaching for all ages. Kids can fill their day with gymnastics fun with our full day gymnastics camps, or squeeze some tumbles in between their busy holiday schedule. Perfect for those new to gymnastics or little gymnasts looking to stretch themselves.

Available at Ainslie Park leisure Centre, Drumbrae Leisure Centre, and Tumbles at Portobello during the Summer Holidays.

We don't mind them climbing the walls during the holidays! Whether kids are looking to learn to climb, looking to reach that bit higher, or just looking for adventure, there'es something fun for everyone in the holidays at EICA. Kids can enjoy our full day camps, focusing on climbing or on other exciting activities, or keep up their climbing and even learn to climb with our climbing coaching sessions.

Available at EICA Ratho during the February, Easter, and Summer Holidays

Serve up some fun in the holidays with our specialty tennis camps and coaching. Our sessions are not only great for kids looking to improve, but also help those new to tennis learn basic skills in a fun environment. Whether kids want to spend all day on court or just have a quick match (or two) there's plenty to keep them busy in the break. 

Available at Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre, and The Meadows, during the February, Easter, Summer, and October Holidays

Looking for something fun during the holidays? There's something for all the family during the school holidays. See what's on for kids of all ages to take part in below:

Dare you do the dash?

The very first in Scotland, AquaDash is our fantastic inflatable playground on water, perfect for all fun-seekers. An attraction that the whole family will enjoy, you will slide, climb and bounce your way through the thrilling obstacles, beating each one and racing your friends and family.

To find out more or book a session - Click Here 

Thrilling fun for everyone with cleverly designed climbing challenges at Europe’s largest indoor climbing arena just outside Edinburgh. Reaching new heights never looked so good!

Challenge yourself or challenge your friends and family with 15 climbing elements providing a range of features and levels suitable for children and adults.

Don't worry if you've never climbed before, it's suitable for beginners.

To find out more or book a session - Click Here

Teens can also stay active in the holidays.  With full access to our well-equipped gyms, our trained instructors will be on-hand to coach correct technique and use of equipment. Gym access at any time (accreditation) is granted after completion of our 5-day camp. 

Camp runs Monday 10th - Friday 14th February, 10.00 - 11.00 at The Royal Commonwealth Pool. 

5-day camp costs £21.00 per child.

To book, please call The Royal Commonwealth Pool on 0131 667 7211 or email 

Camps also running at Ainslie Park, Craiglockhart, Drumbrae, Gracemount, Leith Victoria and Warrender - times vary at these venues, so please call for details or speak to a member of the team.

What time can I drop my kid(s) off and pick them up?

Holiday Club runs 9am to 5pm, but we offer early drop off from 8am and late pick up until 6pm at no additional cost. Early drop off and late pick up must be booked through reception at least one day in advance.

What does my child need to bring with them?

Important things first – a packed lunch, healthy snacks and plenty to drink, we recommend a water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day. Our aim is to keep the children active so plenty of food and drink is a must. 

As the weather can be so unpredictable in Scotland we recommend that you include a sunhat, sun cream, waterproof and a warm sweatshirt. If swimming is included please remember their swimsuit, towel and goggles.

What if my child has additional support needs? 

Holiday club runs with a ratio of 1 adult to 8 children. We can support children who have mild to moderate support needs due to learning or physical disabilities to attend if they are comfortable in a group setting, but we are unable to provide 1:1 support. If you wish to discuss your child’s specific needs please contact the centre directly.

What shouldn't my child bring with them?

No mobile phones, iPods, tablets or other valuable items should be brought to Holiday Club. We also recommend no toys of sentimental value - whilst we take every care to make sure nothing gets mislaid - a precious teddy bear is hard to replace!

Do you provide lunch or snacks?

Most of our venues do not any lunch or snacks so please make sure you pack enough to keep your child going. We have access to plenty of fresh chilled water so a refillable water bottle will be very handy.

However if you have booked a Holiday Club at The Royal Commonwealth Pool then you will be able to purchase a packed lunch from the cafe at the time of booking. You will need to fill in an order form for your child's when you drop your child off.

What should my child wear?

We recommend that you dress your child in anything that they’re comfortable in – t shirt, joggy bottoms and trainers are ideal, you know your child best, but please remember that the children will be active and will more than likely get involved in messy activities throughout the day.

What if my child has an accident?

Where active children are involved there will always be minor bumps and bruises, but don’t worry we have fully qualified First Aid staff on hand to deal with any wee accidents that might happen. The staff are qualified and trained to also deal with more significant accidents and we will contact you should such an accident happen to your child.

You will be required to complete a registration form before you leave your child with us, this will contain your contact details and any other information we might need should an emergency arise.

What if my child is sick?

If your child is unwell prior to the start of the day we ask that you don’t bring them to Holiday Club. However if they become unwell during the day we will look after them and will contact you to decide if they should be picked up early. 

What if my child takes medication?

This shouldn’t be a problem. You’ll be required to bring your child’s medication with them and you’ll need to complete a medical consent form during registration at drop off so we can safely administer your child’s medication during the day.

What experience and qualifications do the staff at Holiday Club have?

All of the staff who will be looking after your child will have been properly recruited, vetted by Disclosure Scotland and undergone a training programme. Additionally some of the staff will hold specific coaching qualifications and some will have or be working towards child care qualifications.

What if my child is picked on by other children?

This is always something we try to be aware of, we expect the children who attend the camps to be courteous and co-operative to staff and each other at all times. However if in the unusual event of seeing any behaviour such as bullying, hitting or aggression from any child we will deal with this behaviour with the child involved immediately and discuss this with their parent.

We take behavioural standards seriously and will deal with it quickly but if you have any concerns about any behaviour your your child speaks to you about that may have gone undetected please speak to the camp supervisor and we will deal with it.

Is there a timetable of activities for Holiday Club?

Each centre will be able to provide a detailed timetable closer to the date. Activities vary by centre, but include games, sports, arts, crafts, drama, challenges and educational activities.