Activities for children


Ballet Buddies


Ballet Buddies:

Ballet Buddies is a magical, fun filled baby ballet class aimed at children aged 18 months - 3 years. This class follows a story or theme so little ballerinas can learn to dance whilst using their imagination and having fun! Parents/caregivers join in the class to give their little ones some added confidence and encouragement.

£6 drop-in or pre paid class £5

To book your child's place, contact Miss Rebecca: 07376322236 or


3:30 – 4:30pm


4.30-5.30pm (intermediate)

5.45-6.45 (Advanced)

Capoeira is an excellent activity for physical development and coordination, especially for children.

The classes are structured in a fun and interesting format, using games and interaction to develop areas of physical and musical skills.

Contact: Rod Penn – Professor Medusa for more details:


Hungarian Folk Dance

Sunday 11am - 12pm

Regular Hungarian folk dance classes for children age 4-6.
Children’s folk games is part of the dance sessions also there will be 10 minutes story telling (both Hungarian folk and contemporary tales), and 10 minutes singing session.
The class takes place fortnightly on Sundays from 11:00 until 12:00 . 
Teacher: Beàta Tóth
Storyteller: Adam Tompa
Entry fee: £4/class/child.

Hungarian Playgroup

Activities for Everyone to Enjoy

2020 Term 1 Dates:

21st March

11th April

16th May

13th June.

The Hungarian Playgroup is for Hungarian and bilingual families living in Scotland.

The playgroup is especially aimed at children ranging from 0 to 6 ages and their families, but anyone else who’s interested can join. Expectant couples are welcome too.
We meet every last Saturday on each month from 10.00 to 11.30 am. We sing, play different games, tell tales in Hungarian and do art and craft.

Our aim is to build a community among local Hungarian speaking families and to provide a place to learn about Hungarian culture and history.

Every session has one or two topical themes. Parents are also involved and have the chance to meet and chat with each other. Hope to meet you there soon!

Too join in contact zsuzamma on 07424154327

Japanese Playgroup

Tuesday 10.00 - 12.00

A friendly baby - preschool playgroup for japanese speaking parents living in and around Edinburgh area.

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month ( Check website for term dates)




 6.00 – 7.00pm


 10.15 – 12.30pm

Learn new skills, build confidence and have fun with Karate Ashihara.

Our classes are designed around you and what you want to achieve. Whether you’re looking to keep fit or master a martial art our instructors are on hand to make sure you get the best out of every class.

Our children’s classes are designed so that kids enjoy themselves and learn at the same time. With its own junior grading system kids can work their way through a series of belt colours.

You don’t have to be young to join in though, even if you’re an adult beginner Karate Ashihara can teach you the basics and help you to develop into a Martial Arts Master.

Whoever you are, whatever age you are Karate Ashihara will help you reach your potential.

Contact Metin for more details at 077 189 56230

Krav Maga

Tuesday 5-5.45 (teens)  6-6.45pm (kids)

Kids and teenagers face different problems than adults, like bullying, developing motor skills, confidence, and daring to speak up. Krav maga kids & teens offers a perfect blend of practical self-defence, physical fitness, and valuable life skills – all through fun and games!

Krav Maga...

  • Is simple and fun to learn

  • Builds self-esteem and confidence

  • Develops fitness and motor skills

  • Teaches practical life skills that will help your child grow

For more information and booking, email

Monday Fun Time

Mondays 9.30-11.00

For Under 5's - £3 per session
Brand new parent and child class, ‘Monday Fun Time’ will be an opportunity for you and your children to play with all the toys the club has to offer inc. but not limited to: Ball pond, Bouncy Castle, Cars, trikes, slides, tents, car tracks etc. 
*Must be booked in advance
For more information or too book please contact or 01316221757

Step - it - up Dance

Every Friday
3.20pm - Hip Hop Juniors (3 Years - 5 Years)
4.10pm - Urban Dance Allstars (P1 - P7)

Award - Winning Urban Dance Company teaching a wide range of styles including Breakdance, Hip Hop, and Acrodance to tots and teens.
Our team of qualified Dance teachers deliver our unique brand of hip hop and Breakdance classes to thousands of children every week.

Tuesday Mum and Baby Yoga

Tuesday 10.00-11.00

Suitable for mums 6 weeks post natal following on from your GP check.
Please be aware we recommend waiting 10-12 weeks if you have had a 
c-section or stitching.

Practicing yoga with your baby helps the two of you bond and have some 
special time together. It also helps ease the mother's achy body 
whilst baby develops their motor skills and enjoys the sounds and 
interaction of other babies.
These classes can also provide a safe space for you to just 'be' with 
baby, whilst being surrounded by other mums who are having the same 
experiences as you.
Suggested for babies up until they begin crawling.

Classes are booked in 5 week blocks for £45, and you have the ability 
to use these 5 sessions over a 6 week period. Drop in price is £10 per 
class. Please contact Jenny if you have any questions, or to book

Velasco Walker School of Dance

Every Wednesday
3.15-4.00 Tiny Tots Dance (age 2-4)
4.00-4.45 Jazz and Tap Kids (age 5-8)
4.45-5.30 Stretch and Conditioning (age 5-12)
5.30-6.15 Tap Juniors (age 10+)

Velasco Walker School of Dance offers the highest standard of training in a variety of dance disciplines for children. Classes are available from absolute beginners to those with dance experience. The ethos of our school is to create a fun, inclusive and friendly environment but well structured and disciplined classes. All of our teachers have been professionally trained and have had highly successful professional careers in dance and performing arts. Class cost £4.95.

For more information please visit:

or Email:

Young Engineers

Wednesdays 4.30-6pm

Young Engineers offers educational LEGO and KNEX clubs for children aged

3 to 13. Sessions are developed by professional engineering and use the magic of play to help children understand maths and engineering concepts. Learn more about our programs and book your class on

7th Fret Guitar Lessons

One to one lessons for adults and children

Acoustic or electric guitar lessons available.
Over 10 years teaching experience.
PVG Certified.
All levels Welcome.
Gift Vouchers available.
Phone: 07592381965

0131 622 1757

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