Join in the festive fun with Santa and work off those mince pies

Edinburgh Leisure | Tuesday 16th October 2018 10:05am

Join in the festive fun with Santa and work off those mince pies

Santa’s been in training for his busiest time of year by paying a visit to Edinburgh Leisure’s soft plays and venues, burning off his excess energy and all those calories he’s going to consume this December. He’s been spotted practising his descending skills on the climbing walls at Ratho and making a splash at The Commie. 

You can join in Santa’s festive celebrations at Tumbles at Portobello; at the EICA:Ratho (CANCELLED DUE TO REFURBISHMENT OF SOFT PLAY); and at Clambers at The Royal Commonwealth Pool, whilst getting active too.  From rocking around the Christmas tree to Christmas parties, breakfasts and teas and burning off all that Christmas excitement across the city’s soft play venues, there’s plenty to keep kids active this festive season.

Tumbles at Portobello, 20 Westbank Street, Edinburgh  EH15 1DR

What: Tumbles Christmas party Get set to show off your best dance moves at the Tumbles Christmas disco and party, with arts and crafts, face painting and a buffet bag.  Santa will be visiting and there’ll be gifts for all good boys and girls. 

When: Sunday, 9th December Time: 15.00 – 17.00hrs

Cost: Children - Non-members-£10 per child / Members-£9 / Under 12 months- £5

To book: 0131 669 0878 /

Scrambles at EICA: Ratho, South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh  EH28 8AA (CANCELLED DUE TO REFURBISHMENT OF SOFT PLAY)

What: Breakfast with Santa and party away Join Santa for a Christmas breakfast, before he retires to his office to check the ‘Naughty and Nice’ list.  Children will enjoy a breakfast of cereal, yoghurt, a sausage in a mini roll, a piece of fruit, a Christmas cookie and a carton of juice, while the adults will have a choice of tea or coffee served with a bacon roll. The hearty breakfast will be followed by good old-fashioned party games, including the Hokey Cokey; Christmas Corners; Musical Statues; and the elves’ favourite game, Pass the Parcel. Before they leave, the children will visit Santa to receive a gift.

When: Friday, 21st/Saturday, 22nd/Sunday, 23rd/Monday, 24th December

Time: 9.30 – 11.30hrsCost: Children - £13.50 / Adults £5.00 per adult (all attending adults must book a ticket)

Age recommended:1-7 years only

To book: 0131 333 6333 /

Clambers at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, 21 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 5BB

What: Breakfast and afternoon tea with Santa Enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea in the Clambers’ party room whilst making reindeer dust; writing a letter to Santa with the elves, before visiting Santa to receive a present. This will be followed by a 45-minute soft-play session. 

Children’s breakfast: Box of cereal, yoghurt, a mini bread roll with chipolata sausages (veggie sausages are also available); Christmas cookie, and diluting juice.

Adults’ breakfast: Hot roll, tea or coffee and a mince pie

Children’s tea: Finger sandwiches, Christmas cookie, mini muffin, crisps and diluting juice

Adults’ afternoon tea: Sandwiches, mini scone, mini tray bakes and tea or coffee

When: Friday, 21st/Saturday, 22nd/Sunday, 23rd December

Time: Breakfast: 9.00-10.30hrs;or Afternoon tea: 12.00-13.30hs and 14.00-15.30hrs

Cost: Children - Non-Members-£14.00 / Members-£12.00 / 0-11 months-£5.00 / Adults - £7.00

To book: 0131 667 7211 /

Clambers Christmas Party  

What: Join in the Christmas fun at Clambers with their annual festive party. Work off all that excess energy and enjoy 2-hours of soft play and lots of other fun activities including face painting, tattoos, disco, games, and arts and crafts and receive a present from Santa.  Don your best Christmas jumper and/or Christmas outfit to be in with a chance of a prize.

When: Thursday, 20th December 2018

Time: 16.00-18.00h

Cost: Children - Non-Members-£10.00 / Members-£9.00 / 0-11 months-£5.00

To book: 0131 667 7211 /

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