Open All Hours

Open All Hours (OAHs) is a physical activity youth work provision delivered in partnership between Edinburgh Leisure, City of Edinburgh Council and the voluntary organisations, Canongate Youth and Jack Kane Community Centre.  The provision aims to provide young people with fully inclusive, accessible and affordable opportunities to take part in sports and physical activities at weekends. Sessions are free! 

Currently, Open All Hours takes place in 5 Edinburgh Leisure facilities and Jack Kane Community Centre.  Young people attending can choose to go to the gym, go swimming, participate in a dance session, enjoy team sports or hang out with their friends.  

The programme targets High School aged young people (aged 11 to 17), encouraging them to make positive and healthy choices on Friday evenings  Youth Workers, Coaches and Volunteers work in small teams to deliver activity programmes which are fun and engaging.  Focussing on making sport and physical activity enjoyable, providing appropriate pathways for young people to learn and develop, bringing young people into contact with youth & community workers and talented coaches, offering the chance to try new things in a supportive environment and opening up facilities to young people on Friday evenings.

You can attend Open All Hours on Friday evenings at the following venues

Jack Kane Community Centre (Active Youth) – 6pm to 8pm

Royal Commonwealth Pool – 7pm to 9pm

South Queensferry High School – 6pm to 8pm

Craiglockhart Leisure & Tennis Centre – 7pm to 9pm

Gracemount Leisure Centre – 6.30mp to 8.30pm

Drumbrae Leisure Centre – 7pm to 9pm 

For more information or to book onto our Open All Hours programme, please contact or our Active Communities Advisor team at