Support for families

Family activities North West

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North Edinburgh Arts

North Edinburgh Arts runs a programme of online and face-to-face activities for children and adults to enjoy in North West Edinburgh.

For more information visit the North Edinburgh Arts Facebook page or the North Edinburgh Arts website.

CREATE -  North Edinburgh Arts

CREATE is an art-making experience for early years, that engages parents and carers in messy play with children, aged five and under.  CREATE provides the resources, ideas and creative activities using recycled, low-cost, and easily obtainable materials. These sessions are aimed at families living in the local community areas of Muirhouse, Pilton, Granton and Drylaw. Places are FREE and drop-in and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis each week. Session run on Thursdays from 10 am to 12 pm and Saturdays from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm at 

West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre
19 West Pilton Grove
 EH4 4BY

Registration is required before attending please contact

0131 315 2151 or pop by the North Edinburgh Arts office at West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre.

Stepping Stones Steps to Grow 

These sessions are for families and children aged under 5 in North Edinburgh. An opportunity to meet and socialise with other local families while taking part in outdoor play and learning opportunities for your children. Sessions run on Wednesday from 10 am to 11.30 am at

Granton Community Garden 
10 Wardieburn Road 

For more information or to book contact 

0131 551 1632


Family gardening club

This family gardening club runs on Wednesdays from 1 pm to 3 pm at

Granton Community Garden
10 Wardieburn Road
EH5 1LY.

Sessions are open to all and children should attend with a responsible adult. Participants can help look after the community garden and grow food for themselves and the community. Includes a free community lunch around 2 pm. 

For more information contact Tom Kirby 

or Lisa Houston