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12 Activities to Keep the Kids Amused (and Maybe The Adults Too) This Winter With Edinburgh Leisure

| Friday 1st December 2023 2:28pm

12 Activities to Keep the Kids Amused (and Maybe The Adults Too) This Winter With Edinburgh Leisure

Forget the Twelve Days of Christmas, here’s 12 activities at Edinburgh Leisure guaranteed to keep babies, the kids, and teenagers active and entertained during these long cold, dark and winter days.

At Edinburgh Leisure, we believe in fostering an active lifestyle from a young age, offering a variety of activities that develop skills, burn off energy, and, most importantly, ensure lots of fun.

  1. Soft Play Adventures
    Inspire kids to get into the active habit with three unique soft play venues across the city: Clambers at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Scrambles at EICA Ratho, and Tumbles at Portobello. With pay-as-you-go options or the cost-effective Young Explorer soft-play membership starting from £17.99 per month, your little adventurers can enjoy unlimited fun and even participate in seasonal themed parties and events.
  2. The gift that keeps on giving
    For the perfect gift that keeps on giving, Edinburgh Leisure has Christmas all wrapped up with a year's membership to our three soft play venues for only £179. This membership allows unlimited visits to Clambers, Tumbles, and Scrambles, offering a fantastic way for kids to stay active, burn off energy, and be entertained throughout the year. Their parents will thank you for it!
  3. Birthday parties with a Twist
    When you want your party to go with a swing, look no further than Edinburgh Leisure to celebrate your child's special day doing something a little different and enjoy a fun-filled birthday party. We host parties at a selection of our venues across the city, offering a great range of activities suitable for boys and girls of different age groups.
    And new to the Edinburgh Leisure birthday parties is the option to add a cherry on top of your party and book a delicious birthday cake for your event.  Delivered with candles, it’s guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face and make your day even more special. Available for soft play parties at the Royal Commonwealth Pool and EICA: Ratho.  Choose from a whole cake or individual portions.
  4. AquaDash Adventure
    Perfect for kids who love water adventures, AquaDash is a wild and wet inflatable assault course suitable for ages 6 and above. Bookings for AquaDash Birthday Parties can now be made fully online, allowing for a hassle-free experience. AquaDash and AquaDash Extreme parties are available at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.
  5. Scale new heights at Clip ‘n Climb - For thrilling fun for everyone aged 4 and above, Clip 'n Climb offers 15 elements and 19 climbing routes inside Europe's biggest climbing arena at Ratho, on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Challenge your senses and stamina with vibrant colours, different shapes, and various textures. With auto-belay systems ensuring safety, it's an adventure like no other.
  6. Coaching
    Edinburgh Leisure offers sports coaching lessons led by qualified coaches. With 12 sports across 17 venues in Edinburgh, our coaching programs help children develop new skills, improve agility, and grow in confidence.
  7. Holiday and Strike camps
    Join one of our holiday clubs for a fun-packed camp of sports, arts, games, and activities. Additionally, we offer multi-activity camps on days when teachers are on strike, providing a solution for working parents.
  8. Family fun swim sessions - Make a splash with all the family in these 60-minute open-water sessions. With floats, sinkers, and toys available it’s great fun for children and grown-ups alike.
  9. Anyone for tennis?
    Enjoy fantastic outdoor courts at the Meadows and indoor, outdoor, and all-weather surfaces at Craiglockhart Tennis Centre. Floodlit tennis is available from October 1st, ensuring winter nights are no obstacle. Whether you are a seasoned veteran, casual player or trying the sport for the first time, tennis at Edinburgh Leisure offers something for all abilities and interests. Our tennis sessions at Craiglockhart and the Meadows are pre-book only and you must book online or via 'Court Bookings' on our mobile app for Android or iOS.
  10.  Junior Fitness Membership - For only £12.50 a month, our junior fitness membership gives under 18s access to all Edinburgh Leisure facilities, including gyms, pools, Junior Hatton Boxing fitness classes, golf courses, and the climbing arena. It’s the hottest ticket in town. Under 16s must go through the NRG Zone Accreditation process, our gym accreditation programme for young people from S1 up to 15 years old, before you can access the gym but once accredited, you can attend the gym at any time if there is a gym instructor present. The hour-long sessions are led by an expert instructor who will teach you everything you need to know to work out in the gym safely and effectively. NRG Zone focuses on cardio, weights machines and bodyweight functional exercises.
  11. Under 5s Activities
    It’s never too early to help your little ones get active and have fun! Coached activities, including swimming, dancing, football, diving, trampolining, and gymnastics, ensure a diverse range of options for your youngest family members.
  12. Family Fun at Edinburgh Leisure
    Why should the kids have all the fun? Looking for something to do with the whole family? Have a go at the AquaDash assault course at The Royal Commonwealth Pool or Ainslie Park.  Or climb the walls with a Family Climb session at EICA Ratho. Or pick up a racquet for tennis, badminton, or squash! Just don’t let the kids beat you!

This winter, Edinburgh Leisure invites you to dive into a world of active and entertaining experiences for kids of all ages. Whether it's soft play, aqua adventures, climbing challenges, or sports coaching, there's something for every child (and even as a family group) to stay active and have a blast during the winter months. Embrace the season with Edinburgh Leisure, where fun knows no age limit!

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