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.

Open All Hours runs from 7pm - 9pm on Fridays until 22nd March 2019.  Please note, Portobello Swim Centre's session runs from 6pm - 8pm on Fridays.


  • Ainslie Park Leisure Centre
  • Craiglockhart Leisure Centre 
  • Drumbrae Leisure Centre
  • Gracemount Leisure Centre 
  • Jack Kane Community/Sports Centre 
  • Portobello Swim Centre
  • The Royal Commonwealth Pool
  • Warrender Swim Centre 
  •  Wester Hailes Education Centre (WHEC)

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