Drumbrae Leisure Centre
Drumbrae Leisure Centre is a bright, airy single level venue that takes advantage of its hilltop location with plenty of green spaces and breathtaking views of the Firth of Forth. The large windows in our swimming pool and fitness studio provide an open outlook and make this a place to inspire and enjoy a healthy active lifestyle.
There really is something for everyone at Drumbrae. In our extensive high-spec gym our friendly, experienced fitness team are here to answer any questions and help you get the most from your workout. We have over 70 instructor led fitness classes a week across two fitness studios and our dedicated cycle studio. You can also enjoy hundreds of classes any time the studios are free with virtual classes on demand, or mix it up and hire a badminton court or football pitch in our sports hall. We also have a large adult and junior sports coaching programme running throughout the week.
Festive Opening Hours
We all know how good getting active over the festive period can feel. To make sure you can get access to Drumbrae Leisure Centre over the Christmas holidays, please check our festive opening hours before your visit. We will be operating revised opening hours across all venues from 24/12/19 to 05/01/20.
Facilities & Activities at Drumbrae Leisure Centre
Open All Hours
Nothing to do, nowhere to go, spent your allowance? If you’re in S1-S6, Open All Hours could be the answer - come try out new sports or fitness and dance classes, work out in the gym, join in a game of football or meet up with friends.
Take the stress out of party-planning and let the kids go wild playing games with our fun, sporty equipment or bouncing around like Tigger.
Party packages available at Drumbrae Leisure Centre:
- Multi-activity (an age limit of 12 years is suggested as height restrictions apply)
- Bouncy Castle (1 to 8 years)
- Football Party
- Sports Hall Party
Holiday Club - 12th Dec
On top of our regular seasonal holiday clubs and camps, we've added a Christmassy themed Election Day special with:
Swimming and gymnastics
Badminton and football
Christmas arts & crafts and talent show
Young People in the Gym
If you’re from S1 to age 15, you can still use Drumbrae's gym. In our NRG Zone sessions, you can learn to use the gym with expert instructors in a structured and safe environment. Once you’ve completed a minimum of five sessions, you can become accredited in our gyms to work out with minimal supervision.If you’re not interested in doing this, you can do one of our Youth Circuit classes, which you can drop into without getting accreditation.
We’re not just a leisure centre – we also have a fantastic café serving delicious, healthy meals and snacks! Whether you’ve been at the gym or pool just want to pop in, there’s something for everyone.
Choose from our range of freshly made soup, sandwiches, filled rolls and wraps; or why not enjoy one of our delicious cakes with a freshly ground coffee made by our barista-trained staff? Open 7 days a week.
NEW Les Mills GRIT Fitness Classes
We know how popular our Les Mills classes are at Drumbrae Leisure Centre, so we've introduced two new classes for you to try: GRIT Cardio and GRIT Strength!
These classes are 30-minute HIIT workouts that will improve your strength, cardiovascular fitness and build lean muscle.
GRIT Cardio uses a series of bodyweight exercises to improve speed and endurance, while GRIT Strength incorporates barbells and plates to hit all major muscle groups.
With both morning and afternoon sessions available, there's a class to suit everyone!
NEW Bumps and Babies Fitness Classes
Controlled exercise can help women prepare for or recover from the physical demands of birth. That's why we're delighted to introduce you to the latest additions to our fitness class timetable: Bumps and Babies!
These pre and postnatal classes are all about nurturing the well-being of the mother, whether they are pregnant or have recently given birth. Led by instructors who are experts in each trimester as well as the postnatal phase, these classes provide a safe, comfortable and secure environment for exercise.
If you know a friend or family member who would benefit from these classes, please spread the word!
Recruiting Swim Teachers Now
We are currently recruiting swim teachers to join our swim teams across Edinburgh!
Whether you are looking for a part-time and full time post, you can find hours to suit you in venues across the city.
Apart from fun and fulfillment we offer one of the best rewards packages in the business, including free membership to all of our centres. All of which makes this job something of a catch.
If you are interested in joining our swim team or interested to find out more then just click here.
Pay at the kiosk
If you're a Discount Card, 10 for 8 Card or Loyalty Card holder and are visiting the gym, pool or a fitness class, pay at the kiosk and avoid the queues. Check out the demo video below or ask a member of the team next time you're at Drumbrae.
Myzone. Tracking your effort just became effortless.
Are you trying to get more from your workouts? Or aiming to push yourself and achieve more? Whether you're hoping to lose weight, get stronger, or increase your stamina, Myzone can help and it's now available to buy at Drumbrae Leisure Centre.
Using a strap (worn across the chest) Myzone tracks every ounce of effort you put into exercise by the beat of your heart and links back to the Myzone app. Click the link below or ask in the gym to find out how you can use Myzone to achieve more.
Coaching and Courses
We’ve got loads of different courses and coaching options available at Drumbrae Leisure Centre. Take a look at the different options, filter by activity and courses for adults and juniors and get all the information you need to book.
Whether you've never swum before, just starting out or more confident in the water, we can offer coaching to support you on your swim journey. We have Beginners' sessions where you can gain confidence and learn different strokes. More confident swimmers can develop their technique and fitness at our Stroke Development classes. Adults of all ages, including those over 60 years, are welcome.
Looking for something more relaxing? Our 10-week Tai Chi course is an exercise system for stress reduction and self–healing for all ages and abilities and is a progressive course with emphasis on developing your Tai Chi abilities.
Take to the water with classes for baby to pre-school and for children who are new to swimming or not yet swimming confidently over 5 metres unaided, develop through our programme of classes from Beginner to Elite and with ASN Beginner for children with additional needs.
Out of the water we have Mini-Athletics for pre-schoolers to courses for teens, Gym Nippers Parent and Toddler classes are for children aged 18 months to 3 years with our focus to improve coordination and motor skills through song, dance and movement and classes in badminton, dance, judo and gymnastics.