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The Best Edinburgh Kids Clubs and Activities 2019

Published on 29th October 2019 by Tessa Robinson

Rugbytots Edinburgh

Rugbytots is the World’s favourite rugby play programme. Our dynamic weekly sessions enable boys and girls aged 2-7 to develop their social and physical skills in a fun, positive environment.

Our approved, first aid qualified and fully trained coaches work hard to implement fun-filled games and programmes aimed at improving general ball skills, hand-to-eye coordination, balance, agility and social skills. We also do FREE TASTER sessions in classes where we have availability.

We run classes all across Edinburgh on weekends and midweek.

To find your nearest class, visit our website www.rugbytots.co.uk or email [email protected] to arrange a taster. Please quote “CLUBHUB”.

Step it up Dance

Step It Up Dance is Edinburgh’s most innovative, fresh and funky urban dance company. With a highly experienced, qualified and devoted team, SIUD work hard to keep their educational hip hop curricula up to date so that kids enjoy not just a regular dance class, but gain an Active Education (TM).

Delivering classes across Edinburgh for children aged 18 months – 11 years, classes are completely rooted in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Curriculum for Excellence.

Each weekly class covers new moves, unique activities and dance-based fun, and grown ups, you can stay up to date with your child’s learning at every step via their new learning logs & progress reports.

Healthy, happy kids will leave every class super happy, a little tired (in the best kind of way!) and having made real progress that they will be excited to share with you.

Find out more and sign your child up to join the fun!



Soccerstarts Football Academy

Soccerstarts Football Academy provide fun football skills activity classes for children from confident walkers (toddlers) to 9.5 year olds at present with various age specific groupings.

While football skills development is the focus we are also looking to develop your child social skills and their confidence as well as develop their love of sport/football and improve their movement, co-ordination and balance.

Our classes are on Saturdays and Sundays in venues in Edinburgh and Musselburgh. In the future we may develop further age groups and venues so watch this space…..

Please view our great website www.soccerstartsfootballacademy.co.uk

Our great website will provide more information on Soccerstarts Football Academy, what classes involve, further info on the coaching team, where and when we run sessions, and how to join.

Book now via our great booking system @ https://soccer-starts.class4kids.co.uk/

Lastly you can also find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Swim World Edinburgh

Hi and welcome to Swim World! We provide small group and private swimming lessons at affordable prices. Our lessons start as young as 2 years old for budding water babies and go all the way up to adults.

The classes are kept small to give swimmers the attention needed to progress without breaking the bank. The levels are split into ability, with the exception of Preschool, to ensure good quality lessons with those at a similar stage in their learn to swim journey.

Our Edinburgh lessons take place at James Gillespie’s High School on Saturday afternoon from 1:15pm to 3:15pm and Craigroyston High School on Sunday afternoon from 2pm to 3:30pm.

Website: www.swimworldedinburgh.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/swimworldedinburgh

Instagram: www.instagram.com/swimworldedinburgh

Twitter: www.twitter.com/swimworldedin

Music Bugs Edinburgh

Music Bugs provide award winning sensory, play-based music and singing classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Research has shown that music and singing are not only very enriching activities but an excellent way for children to develop their language and communication skills. Our 40 minute sessions will provide your children with a lovely opportunity to socialise and develop in a creative and stimulating environment. We have a new theme each week for our little bugs to explore from outer space to a day at the zoo, there is always something exciting going on.

Join us for nursery rhymes, counting songs, knee bouncers and action songs. Watch your children develop as they sing and play with a whole host of beautiful props and lots of wonderful percussion instruments. We have classes running in Corstorphine, Canonmills, Longstone, Newington and Newhaven.

Feel free to like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram @musicbugsedinburghcentral to get an idea of what we get up to in class or you can book a 3 for £16 taster session block to get a real feel for it.

We look forward to meeting you and your little bugs sometime soon!’


Bumblebee Sports coaching for children aged walking to 10 years

We offer weekly classes at various classes throughout Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian (see class list for days, times & venues).

Parties are available at the weekends, where we take care of the kids for the duration (different packages available), we can cater for up to 30 kids.During the school holidays (Summer, October, Christmas, February & Easter) we take care of the kids with fun games, art & crafts, face painting, animal zoo, sporting games and give them well deserved snacks & drinks.Nursery & school sessions are more than welcomed.

We offer inclusive, developmental, building on a fun ABC-based foundation (agility, balance and co-ordination), your child will be introduced to and develop the skills for eight core sports:

Basketball – Cricket – Dodgeball – Football
Handball – Hockey – Rugby – Baseball

Learning in a positive, energy packed environment encourages children to enjoy sport. It is our ambition for every Bumbleebee child to enjoy sport for life. This is why our multi-sports journey also includes activities inspired by sport in the news for your child to discover sports over and above our core eight.

Website is www.bumblebeesports.co.uk

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/bumblebeesportsscotland/


Octotots is an established baby, toddler and academy swim, with over 7 years experience.  Our highly trained teachers work using the Swim Teacher Associations (STA) framework for teaching swimming as a life-saving skill.

All our teachers are fully trained and qualified via the Swim Teachers Association.  As a minimum, all teachers have a qualification in Baby and Pre-school teaching but, in reality, all currently have additional qualifications including a pool rescue qualification, UKCC Level 1 & 2, the STA Award (which focuses on teaching beginners how to swim) and most teachers have a certificate in swim teaching for teaching improvers and competitive swimming.  Some of our teachers hold a diploma in baby and pre-school aquatics (and those who don’t are working towards this).  This qualification looks at baby development in early years and the impact and implications for swim teaching alongside this.

Our baby classes are suitable from birth until around 18 months.  The focus of our baby classes is to promote an enjoyment of water for babies, somewhere they feel safe and secure.  These classes also offer a great bonding opportunity for parents and baby.

Our toddler classes are suitable from around 18 months until 4 years.  These classes work towards independent swimming and life-saving skills.  We use lots of toys, games and songs to ensure your child has great fun on their swimming journey.  You do not have to have completed the baby swim programme to attend the toddler classes. 

Our academy classes are aimed at those who have mastered the basic swimming techniques and are moving on to stroke development and more independence.

We also have Octokidz classes which are our transition classes for those who have completed the Octotots programme are moving to swimming without a carer in the water with them.  The classes not only take swim skills to the next level but work on the other skills necessary for joining mainstream swim lessons, for example, listening skills, patience and following instruction.


Waterfront Dance Studio

Dancing Fun for Everyone at Your Friendly North Edinburgh Dance studio.

Our Professional, qualified instructors and progressive timetable give everyone a chance to achieve  in a safe caring, friendly dance environment.

Whether for fitness and fun or more serious training, from tots to teens and adults too, there really is something for everyone at Waterfront Dance.

Classes are held in our fully fitted dance studios on West shore Road with plenty of free off road parking.

Please browse our Website for full class details. Pre-school dance, RAD Ballet, Move It, and adult dance-

We look forward to meeting you soon!


Mess Around Edinburgh

At Mess Around Edinburgh we are all about providing children with exciting opportunities to get messy and explore fun new sensory activities. We run parties throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians, bringing you and your children larger-than-life unique messy fun!

There really is something for everyone at our Mess Around parties – from painting to water play, gloop, coloured spaghetti and even baked beans! Our sessions are friendly, relaxed and informal with a fun party atmosphere. They are a great way to meet other parents, friends and of course enjoying some quality time as a family. With lots of activities to explore. the little ones can squelch, pour, mix and get messy to their hearts content.

What’s more, our parties wouldn’t be complete without our famous snow-machine finale!

We also do private messy parties for nurseries and toddler groups, and messy birthday parties!So, come along, Mess Around and leave the cleaning up to us! I hope to see you at one of our parties very soon!


Website: www.messarounduk.com/edinburgh

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MessAroundEdinburgh

Instagram: www.instagram.com/messaroundedinburgh

Twitter: www.twittercom/Mess_Around_Edi

Toddler Sense Forth Valley & Edinburgh

Toddler Sense adventure play classes are suitable for toddlers and preschool children aged from 13 months – 5 years.  Our classes are a mixture of free-flow exploratory play followed by structured group activities.

Our exploratory play area is an exciting and challenging playground of soft play, bouncy castles, balance equipment, tents, tunnels, and toys that changes every week! Our activities are designed to keep toddlers and children active and stimulated by offering them a magical, multi-adventure experience while making new friends!

What a wonderful world of activities for social and emotional interaction while making new friends.

Mobile: 07518391891

Website: www.toddlersense.com/forth-valley/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ToddlerSenseForthValley


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