Sport and outdoor learning summer activities

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North East

Sandy's Community Centre summer programme

Ages 5 to 12 years.

Outdoor learning including

  • fire safety
  • den building
  • outdoor cooking
  • hammocks
  • building a fairy trail
  • sports and field games.    

At Sandy's Community Centre 76 Craigmillar Castle Avenue.

30 June to 5 August Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am to 1pm.


Donna Huth
[email protected]
0750 462 7853
Sandy's Community Centre Facebook

City of Edinburgh Basketball Summer Sessions - Girls Only

For P5 to S2 girls.

Mondays to 5 to 19 July from 10:45am to 12:45pm at Portobello High School.

A great way for girls to try out basketball, a super fun and energetic sport. Learn lots of new skills and play lots of fun games with some friendly coaches.


Katie McPherson
[email protected]
0753 422 7679

Summer parkour camp by Access Parkour

Ages 8 to 16 years.

5 to 31 July Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

Spend the day learning parkour both indoors and outdoors with the exceptional coaches of Access Parkour at their purpose built venue in Leith at Room to Move, 41 West Bowling Green Street.


Adam Romaine
[email protected]
0131 212 5151

Lochend Football Academy summer programme

Organised football sessions involving physical and technical football coaching for ages 6 to 16 at Lochend Football Academy on Lochend Road South.

July to August 2021 mornings and afternoons


Jimmy Urquhart
[email protected]
Lochend Football Academy Facebook

BEach ACTIVE by Edinburgh Beach Volleyball Club

Ages 7 to 17 - U12 is from 7 up and U18 is 12 to 17 years.

Weekly activity sessions on Mondays from 28 June to 30 August - U12 4 to 4:45pm, U18 5 to 6pm.

Summer camp 20 to 22 July 1 to 4pm.

Fun, organised beach volleyball activity, with some fantastic coaches, in the brilliant outdoor location of Portobello Beach, the home of Edinburgh Beach Volleyball Club.


Lynne Beattie
[email protected]


South East

Summer Football Camps

2 summer football camps based at drum park. available for Girls, boys from all backgrounds and faiths.


Drum Park

Dates and time

Camp 3 - 26 to 30 July
Camp 4 - 9 to 13 August

9.30am to 3pm


Paul Doig

[email protected]



Summer of Shinty by Camanachd Dhùn Èideann

Saturday 17 July and Saturday 24 July. P1 to P5 from 10 to 11am. P6 to S6 from 11:15am to 12.30pm.

At The Meadows, between Melville Drive and Lauriston Gardens.

Discover shinty and develop your skills with qualified coaches. No experience required, all equipment is supplied. Club sessions during term time are available. We offer these free or for a small voluntary donation to any player who may find fees unaffordable.


Ian MacDonald
[email protected]
0772 930 7487

Edinburgh South CFC football camps

Ages 5 to 14

The camps are football based and include

  • technical practice
  • games
  • fun competitions.

Takes place 9:30am to 3pm in Inch and Drum Park on these dates:

  • Monday 12 to 16 July
  • Monday 26 to 30 July
  • Monday 9 to 13 August


Paul Doig
[email protected]
0775 774 3549

Sitting Volleyball Social Integration Programme by Lothian and Borders Volleyball

Our brand new Sitting Volleyball Integration programme allows for participants from any background to enjoy free sessions throughout the summer and start to integrate into society after a long period of inactivity due to the pandemic. These sessions are a perfect way for any person who has had to shield as they are 100% COVID safe and follow all track and trace protocols.

Each Saturday in The Meadows at

  • 11am to 1pm for recreational volleyball
  • 1:15 to 2:15pm for adult sitting volleyball
  • 2:30 to 3:30pm for child sitting volleyball - ages 5 up.


Martyn Johnstone
[email protected]
0781 775 4646

Tanoshii Judo summer camp

Ages 5 to 16.

A morning or afternoon of judo based games, activities and judo practice at James Gillespie's High School on

  • 7 July
  • 11 August


Daniel Pacitti
[email protected]
0746 256 2649

Children's summer Kayak courses

Come and learn to paddle a canoe and  kayak. Our week long beginners courses are a lot of fun.

We ask that you bring a bottle of water and a snack. In addition you will need suitable clothing for kayaking (this is weather dependent, but could include a fleece, warm t-shirt / thermal, tracksuit trousers, cagoule / windproof, hat and towel). We encourage you to wear footwear in the kayaks, plimsolls are ideal. There are no changing rooms or toilets available during this time, so please do plan accordingly.


Our courses are suitable for children and young people aged 8 to 15.

Date and time

26 to 30 July - Three different sessions available: 9am to11am, 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm
2 to 6 August - Two different sessions available: 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm
9 to 13 August - Three different sessions available: 9am to 11am, 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm


Forth Canoe Club Boathouse
Harrison Road

Our boat house is on the opposite side of the canal from Harrison park at the Polwarth Church end of Harrison Road. The nearest postcode is EH11 1LU.


Poppy Croal
[email protected]
07598 976 456
Forth Canoe Club website


Get Into Summer Volleyball with Nuvoc

We have training and fun games on the Meadows, training and games at the camps.

As some activities are run in conjunction with other parties, some events are closed to their participants. Free places are available.


8 to 18 years

Dates, times and venue

  • Every Wednesday and Saturday on the Meadows
  • Camp 1 at Liberton High School, 3 to 5 August
  • Camp 2 at James Gillespies High School, 10 to 12 August
  • Events with Knots and Crosses Youth Club at Wester Hailes, Tuesday and Friday


Bill Stobie
[email protected]
My Club House website

South West

Juniper Green Community Tennis Programme

Tennis coaching programme designed to introduce local pupils of all abilities to the sport with a focus on introducing and developing essential motor skills, basic technique, fun games and match-play.


Juniper Green Tennis Club

Dates and times

July to August 

3pm to 5.45pm 


Kenny Petrie

[email protected]


Juniper Green Tennis Club facebook page 

Get into Summer Sessions at Dunedin Netball Club

Ages 17 to 21.

Thursdays from 1 July to 12 August from 7 to 9pm at Oriam Sports Centre at Heriot-Watt University.

Netball opportunities for student and school leaver groups.


Sarah Prescott
[email protected]
Dunedin Netball website

West Edinburgh Warriors Basketball Club

P1 to S6.

Fun, engaging basketball sessions at Tynecastle High School for new and existing players who love the game of basketball!

Groups are based on school year group at May 2021, not August 2021.

  • P1 to P5 - 9 to 10:30am
  • P6 to S1 - 10:45am to 12:15pm
  • S2 to S4 - 1 to 2:45pm
  • S5 to S6 - 3 to 4:45pm

Monday to Friday from 26 to 30 July and 9 to 13 August.

Hutchinson Value Community Sports Club summer camps

Ages 7 up.

Summer camp programme designed to develop access to sport and improve footballer ability

28 June to 13 August at Saughton Astro on Ford's Road and Wester Hailes Education Centre.


Sean Jarvie
[email protected]
0788 122 4732

Live It Dance Studios Summer Camp

A mixture of dance, musical theatre, Acro and games.

P1 to S6 (week dependant) 

Monday - Friday 
12 -16th, 19th - 23rd and 26th - 30th July

10 to 2pm

Liberton High School 


Kirsty Hamilton

[email protected]

07837 900 468

Summer Basketball Camp

Fun, engaging basketball sessions for new and existing players who love the game of basketball! 


P1 to S6 - school year group in May 2021, not the one moving into in August 2021.


  • 26, 27, 28, 29 30 July
  • 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 August


  • P1 to P5 9am to 10.30am
  • P6 to S1 10.45am to 12.15pm
  • S2 to S4 1pm to 2.45pm
  • S5 to S6 3pm to 4.45pm


Tynecastle High School


Louise Moyes
[email protected]
07375 284 432
West Edinburgh Warriors website

North West

Teeny Weeny Greenies - developing toddlers through sport

Ball sports for toddlers aged 2-4, to help them improve hand to eye coordination, build up their confidence and to engage with other kids their age after lockdown. This activity is also along side our wider community activities at Mini (P1 to P7) and youth level.

Dates, times and venue

18 July to 30 August 2021

Every Sunday 10am at Forrester RFC


Jordan Kay

[email protected]


Edinburgh City FC summer camps

For kids born in 2016 and upwards.

Fun football sessions for everyone with themed days.

Camps run 10am to 3pm every day on the following dates

  • 5 to 9 July
  • 9 to 13 July
  • 26 to 30 July


Tall Oaks Football Pitch
Beside Gylemuir Primary School
Wester Broom Place
EH12 7RT


Wendy Anderson
[email protected]
0754 965 1561    
Twitter @Ecyouthfc

Free access teens by Edinburgh Park Leisure

Ages 13 to 17.

Health and fitness classes for teenagers, including

  • self defence
  • box fit
  • circuits
  • indoor and outdoor high intensity interval training session
  • full use of the whole gymnasium and indoor rig area with assistance from personal trainers

3 to 6pm daily throughout the summer holidays, 7 days a week, at Energize Health & Fitness, Edinburgh Park.


Christopher Wark
[email protected]
0131 317 0260

Junior summer cricket with the Royal High Corstorphine Cricket Club

Soft-ball cricket focused on participation and providing everyone with an opportunity to play.

Sunday morning throughout summer holidays starting at 10am at The Royal High School.


Elliott Rousen
[email protected]
0796 613 5441
Royal High Corstorphone Cricket Club website

Supernetters netball summer camp

Girls aged 5 to 11.

Netball coaching to girls. Our camp is open to players of all abilities, providing a great introduction to netball or an opportunity for skill development and refinement. Most importantly it is a fun way to spend the holidays. Our structured programmes are delivered by coaches with experience in netball and working with kids. We ensure that all of our programmes are fun yet educational and guarantee players will make improvements to their game in a fun, safe, learning environment.

19 to 23 July 2021 daily 10am to 4pm at

St Georges Edinburgh
Garscube Terrace
Edinburgh EH12 6BG


Christine Fourie
[email protected]
0790 989 8037

P7 Sports Transition by Active Schools

For P7 pupils who will be moving up to The Royal High School after the summer. Try a range of sports at the high school and meet pupils from other schools.

4 and 5 August from 10am to 3pm at

The Royal High School
East Barnton Avenue
EH4 6JP.


Matthew McLachlan
[email protected]
0779 981 6473
Book P7 Sports Transition on Join in Edinburgh

Learn to cycle by Active Schools and Lifelong Learning

For current P6 and P7 pupils in the North West of Edinburgh who are unable to cycle and would like to learn.

10.30am to 3pm on

  • Tuesday 10 August
  • Wednesday 11 August
  • Thursday 12 August

at The Royal High School and Davidsons Mains Park


Matthew McLachlan
[email protected]
0779 981 6473
Book Learn to Cycle on Join in Edinburgh

Summer Table Tennis

Learn how to play table tennis in a week! Whether you are new to the sport or have played before, coach Jonas will help you progress with fun games and exercises at the Gyle Shopping Centre.

8 to 11 years old

Pop in and Play at the Gyle Shopping Centre.

19 to 23 July

9am to 1pm


Gordon Muir

[email protected]

07739 337 169

COEVC Summer Camp 2021 

Six Thursday evening outdoor sport session for P1-S6. Multi sport activities for primary 1-7 with a focus on volleyball. S1-6 will receive a full 1hr of volleyball coaching. At COEVC our Summer will finish with a 3 day indoor camp (restrictions permitted) where all children P1-S6 will be offered an opportunity to apply their skills from the outdoor sessions into a game-based camp.

Ages Primary 1 to S6

Every Thursday from 8 July  to 12 August and Monday 9 August to Wednesday 11 August.

Thursday night from 4.30pm to 7.40pm
Three day camp - 10am-3pm

Burgess Park, South Queensferry


Emma Waldie

[email protected]

07908 152 490

City of Edinburgh Volleyball Facebook page

Summer Sport and Activity Camps

Multi sport camps taking place outdoors for most of the time. Free to anyone who considers cost to be a barrier to their child taking part.  


P1 to P7

Date and time

  • 5 to 9 July
  • 12 to 16 July
  • 19 to 23 July
  • 26 to 30 July
  • 2 to 6 August

10am to 3pm


Forrester / St Augustine's Community Sport Hub


Shona Clark
[email protected]
Join in Edinburgh website

Free Swimming

Free swimming lessons for non swimmers.


P4 to P7


  • 5 to 9 July
  • 12 to16 July
  • 19 to 23 July
  • 26 to 30 July


  • 11am to 11.40am
  • 12pm to12.40pm
  • 1pm to 1.40pm
  • 2pm to 2.40pm


Forrester High School swimming pool


Shona Clark
[email protected]
Join in Edinburgh website
Sign up for free swimming for non swimmers

P7 Transition to Forrester High School

This is a transition programme for pupils who will be in S1 at Forrester High School in August 2021.


P7 moving into S1 in August 2021

Date and time

9 to 12th August between 10am and 12pm


Forrester High School


Shona Clark
[email protected]
Join in Edinburgh website

City wide

The Big Day Out 

The Big Day Out programme will provide an opportunity for children and young people to participate in engaging experience days and excursions.  
We will deliver 6 Big Days Out from July 26th until the end of the school summer holidays 2021. We will pick up at a central point in Edinburgh at 9am and return by 4.30pm 

  • Go Biking ( with Blazing Saddles Inclusive Cycling) 
  • Go Beyond (Water Sports - Paddleboarding and kayaking)                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Go Country (Horseriding and Alpaca Walking)                                                                                                               
  • Go Wild -(Bushcraft, den building and outdoor cooking) 
  • Go Arrows and Foils (Archery and Fencing)
  • Go Ape (Zip slide and aerial ropes course)


All outdoor venues.  Mainly from our base at the Treehouse in Callander using qualified instructors and at venues owned by specialist providers , i.e Go Ape, Aberfoyle, Castle Rednock, Farm.              


Fiona Hird

Email [email protected]


Edinburgh Rugby - Summer Is Magic 

A fun packed week catering for anyone and everyone. We have a range of free activities;

  • Girls Only 'Miss Pass' (All ages)
  • Rascals Rugby P4 - P7 
  • Renegades Rugby S1 - S6
  • Inclusive Rugby (All ages and disabilities)
  • Coach Education (16 years and over)   


Edinburgh Rugby Stadium / Roseburn Park   

Dates and times

July to August

10:00am - 21:00pm approximately  


Andrew Whitelaw   

[email protected]


Edinburgh Leisure summer of fun

Edinburgh Leisure are offering fun family activities this summer, enabling families to spend quality time being active together. Challenge yourselves with Aquadash Extreme, an inflatable assault course on water for ages 6 and up. A thrilling adventure awaits families of 2 or 4 with our Clip ’n Climb sessions, a fast-moving climbing wall challenge for ages 8 and up.

Daily from Monday 12 July to Sunday 15 August at various times of day at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena Ratho and Royal Commonwealth Pool.


[email protected]
0131 458 2260

Volleyball 4 All

Two outdoor volleyball sessions facilitated each week for all ages and abilities.


The Meadows (Thursdays)
Portobello Beach (Saturdays)

Dates and times

15 July - 29 August 2021

Thursdays 6.30pm and Saturdays 10am


Janahan Balasubramaniam

[email protected]


Facebook - Jets Volleyball Club

Twitter and Instagram @jetsvc I - @jetsvc

Edinburgh Leisure free footy sessions for ages 11 to 16

Edinburgh Leisure’s Active Communities Team are providing free outdoor activity sessions to help fill the long summer days. Coach-led casual football sessions for 11 to16 year olds take place on our 3G pitches in four locations across the city:

  • Broughton high
  • Portobello High
  • Meggetland Sports Complex
  • Jack Kane Sports Centre

Daily activities 2 to 4pm from 12 July to 13 August.


[email protected]
0131 458 2260

Edinburgh Leisure coached activities

For children from families living on low incomes ages 0 to 11.

Kids can take part in fun, engaging and exciting activities include swimming, gymnastics, trampolining and tennis.      

Daily activities from 12 July to 13 August at various times of the day at

  • Drumbrae Leisure Centre
  • Glenogle Swim Centre
  • Gracemount Leisue Centre
  • Meadows Tennis
  • Kirkliston Leisure Centre
  • Tumbles @ Portobello
  • Portobello Swim Centre
  • Craiglockhart Tennis Centre
  • Ainslie Park Leisure Centre.


[email protected]
0131 458 2260

Play2Learn sports summer camp

Ages 3 to 12.

Full day sport camps, predominantly football. The camps include

  • fun skill-based activities
  • team play matches
  • focussed coaching, for example, for goalkeeping.

The camps are for all, any ability, from any school and club.

Camps are 9:30am to 3pm at Cargilfield and Meggetland at the following dates:

  • 12 to 16 July
  • 19 to 23 July
  • 26 to 30 August
  • 2 to 6 August
  • 9 to 13 August


David Upton
[email protected]
0776 614 3918


Outwith Edinburgh

Pentland Triathlete Juniors summer holiday triathlon sessions

Ages 8 to 16.

Running games, group cycling skills and triathlon transitions at Lochore Meadows Country Park and Fife Bike Park in Lochgelly. You can hire bike, but must have good basic cycling skills.

Trail running and running games for children who love to run at Penicuik House in Penicuik.

  • Sunday 18 July 10:15am to 1:30pm at Lochore Meadows Country Park and Fife Bike Park in Lochgelly
  • Sunday 25 July 4 to 5:30pm at Penicuik House.
  • Sunday 15 August 10:15am to 1:30pm at Lochore Meadows Country Park and Fife Bike Park in Lochgelly.


Marian Caves
[email protected]
0779 287 5449


For children and young people with disabilities

Lothian Disability Sport summer sports camp for participants with physical, sensory and learning disabilities

P1 to S6

Lothian Disability Sport have teamed up with Scottish Disability Sport and Edinburgh Active Schools to offer summer activity for school aged young people with a physical, visual or hearing impairment. Participants will get to experience a variety of different sports, led by qualified and experienced coaches.

10am to 3pm

  • 27 July for children and young people with physical disabilities
  • 28 July for children and young people with visual or hearing impairments
  • 29 July for children and young people with learning disabilities or autism.


ENGAGE Sports Centre
Edinburgh Napier University (Sighthill Campus)
9 Sighthill Crescent
Edinburgh EH11 4BN


Jack Brodie
[email protected]
0788 554 9173


For adults

Edinburgh Wolves American Football

Women ages 18 and above.

1 June to 1 November.

Becoming part of the Edinburgh Wolves family, to play and train with the senior womens team at Peffermill Playing Fields.


George Fell
[email protected]
0790 186 1664