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 FABB, 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.  Each session only costs £1!


Open All Hours takes place in 9 Edinburgh Leisure facilities and Wester Hailes Education Centre (WHEC).  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.  Sport Development staff, 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.

With so much on offer, at only £1 per session, please speak to your nearest participating venue for more information.



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

Portobello Swim Centre – 6pm to 8pm

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

Ainslie Park Leisure Centre – 7pm to 9pm

Warrender Swim Centre – 7pm to 9pm

Royal Commonwealth Pool – 7pm to 9pm

Kirkliston Leisure Centre – 7pm to 9pm

Craiglockhart Leisure & Tennis Centre – 7pm to 9pm

Wester Hailes Educaiton Centre – 7pm to 9pm

Gracemount Leisure Centre – 7pm to 9pm

Drumbrae Leisure Centre – 7pm to 9pm 


Current sessions will run until 20/03/20.