Charity supporting families with children through befriending, short-term hosting, and provision of skills and resources.
Vegetable garden; welcomes volunteers to garden together. Also family-friendly. Work-days last Sunday of the month.
"Everyone is welcome to community land workdays. Forthcoming workdays: Last Sunday of the month, starting at 10.30 am. The garden has a ‘drop in’ every Thursday, and people are welcome to come along to garden, share knowledge and skills and good company."
"Early years centres offer support, advice, groups and classes for families with children up to age eight.
Contact the centre to find out what's available."
for bereaved children.
"where children and young people can explore their feelings & find ways of coping."
try their Community Cafe too.
"classes, gym, fitness studios.
Inclusive, family friendly.
Clambers: soft play for children."
“Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Edinburgh through providing opportunities to participate in community growing activities.”
Allotments are involved!
The project is also open to anyone who wants to get involved, and share in the experience of growing, cooking and eating healthy food in the great outdoors.
WHALE Arts Agency
• Drop-in activities
Brilliant - loads of free stuff for kids to do
North Edinburgh Arts offers local residents a place to relax, explore, learn, meet, share, volunteer and have fun in. Over 17 hours of creative workshops are on offer each week, most with a family focus, alongside a wide range of other events from singing groups, to dance shows, circus skills workshops, community theatre to film clubs.
Incorporating a community garden and a community cafe.
The venue is also home to Licketyspit Theatre Company and Muirhouse Youth Development Group, both reaching out to the most disadvantaged children and families in the area.
Beautiful country park with trees, parkland, river and picnic area. Great day out. Family friendly.
Book groups, book-bug sessions, venues & meeting rooms
ebook surgery; sip & stitch - monthly meeting for embroidery and chat.
Kids from 3-9 years old can spend up to 60 minutes in the free supervised crèche. Don't forget children's socks as these are mandatory.
"Something of a hidden gem to the west of the city centre, our beautifully preserved Victorian 'baths' at Dalry Swim Centre have a real community feel and provide the main ingredients needed for a healthy, active lifestyle."
swimming for children.
Out of school care for 5-12 yr olds. Pick ups from Brunstane Primary School, Castleview Primary School, Lismore Primary School, Newcraighall Primary School, Niddrie Mill Primary School, Prestonfield Primary School, St Francis' Primary School, St John's Primary School
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 18:00
Big park with children's playground, picnic area, trees.
A friendly community library, with a range of activities for all ages, as well as a good selection of books. Groups for children and young people.
Granton Library is a friendly community library where all are welcome. There are lots of activities for all ages (for example, a Bookbug group for small children, a knitting group, and a homework club.. amongst other things) as well as a good selection of books. The staff are very friendly.
"A social enterprise seeking to encourage, support and promote the creative skills of Craigmillar residents, through the running of arts workshops, plays and community concerts, and by providing a venue for exhibitions and touring productions. Run with the help of many volunteers, the organisation also promotes the annual Craigmillar Community Festival."
"Castlebrae is a High School at the heart of our community and we provide a fully comprehensive education to all of our young people.
We have a diverse student population and we welcome and celebrate the values and culture all our young people bring to our community. We have a range of adult provision and an associated family centre and if you are interested in our adult classes please see the appropriate section of our website."
[Community High Schools have a special brief to be inclusive]
"Positive Help is a registered Scottish charity which offers free volunteer-led practical help to those affected by HIV and Hepatitis C in Edinburgh and the Lothians."
"Our charitable objectives are: “to relieve the suffering and distress of adults and children in Edinburgh and the Lothian area who are infected or affected by HIV/ AIDS and Hepatitis C and their families, friends and carers”.
Without the support of our dedicated volunteers and our generous donors, we simply could not provide our range of life-changing services."
"Positive Help offers four free services to support those affected by HIV and Hepatitis C in the Edinburgh area:
Supportive Transport service
Home Support service
Children & Young People’s Befriending service
Study Buddies service (formerly homework club)
Our services are focused on helping people with HIV or Hepatitis C to live independently and have control over their lives."
"Muslim Scouts is for both boys and girls aged 6 to 14 years. It provides fun, educational and practical skills for the children while in a Muslim community."
Scottish Country Dancing; Boys Brigade; Brownies; Thursday Lunch Club for elderly; Film nights; Sewing Club (Monday evenings); Cooking Club from time-to-time; Fully equipped catering kitchen; Parent & Toddler Group.
"PEEP (Parents Early Education Partnership) groups are held in venues across the city. They are open to families with children aged 0 to 5. Bring your child to a PEEP session to take part in learning actvities such as singing, story and rhyme time. The groups also offer advice about learning and you can borrow play resources."
"Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (CBCS) exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people in Scotland. We seek to help anyone experiencing bereavement to understand their grief and cope with their loss. We work primarily through volunteers, providing free care to bereaved people. We also train and educate individuals and organisations who may in turn be able to contribute to the well-being of bereaved people."
"Basic Bank provides a friendly, non-threatening atmosphere where individuals, parents and children can find the kind of help they need, whether that be practical, emotional or spiritual."
"We are lively, large Quaker Meeting. We strive to be an All-age worshipping community, with monthly All-age Worship and regular children's activities. We welcome many visitors each week, both from Edinburgh and from around the world. You are welcome to join us"
Can you beat Netmums' description?!
"For a variety of indoor and outdoor fun, most of which is free, you can't beat Portobello Promenade. On sunny days the kids can play on the beach, the toddlers park or the swing park, all within a few minutes walk of each other along the prom. For eats and treats the traditional fish-and-chips or ice-cream are available, or there are a number of child-friendly cafes, pubs and hotels along the prom - including the 'Espy' with its gigantic portions of fresh tasty fare.
There's a host of sporting fun along the Prom too including the new sailing school. And if the weather's not so good you can take your swimming indoors at the Swim Centre, bowl at the bowling centre or simply spend some loose change having fun in the seaside arcades."
Well it doesn't mention the volleyball (it's always pleasant to watch other people taking exercise!), right next to the excellent Little Green Van coffee stall.
Almost any day of the year, you can meet people of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds enjoying the fresh air and sea breezes.
"The Centre programme is Youth Work focused with a comprehensive range of activities taking place for young people. It has links with the Boys Club Movement with an emphasis on sport. It is also home to various community groups addressing local issues and needs."