Activities for children


Capoeira Kids

Classes age level, day, time and price:

Age 3-4 years old

– Wednesday 4pm – 4:45pm - £6.50

Age 4-11 years old

– Monday 4pm – 4:55pm - £7.00

– Thursday 4pm – 4:55pm - £7.00

Age 12 – 16 years old

– Thursday 5pm – 5:55pm - £7.00

What is this Capoeira?

Is it a game, dance or maybe fight? The answer is as interesting as Capoeira itself, because it is an activity that contains all these elements, and their proportions depend in a large extent on what we ourselves are looking for in this art and on our character and temperament. An experienced trainer will develop the skills of the participants in each of these aspects, with particular emphasis on the natural predispositions of the participant. That is especially taken place at our kids’ classes to make the class as open, interactive and interesting for everyone as possible.

This culture from Brazil attracts people not only with its sport aspect, but also with the culture of Brazil, the language, music and traditions of this colourful country.


Some of the Benefits of Capoeira training:

- improves physical development

- develops group work for children

- shapes perseverance

- sharpens features such as reflexes and reaction time and decision-making

- teaches that the fall is not a reason to feel shame, but a natural step on the road to development

- teaches responsibility for your actions and movements

- it is a sport for everyone and everyone can play with each other, children with adults, women with men, building respect for others and themselves

- builds friendships and community

How to book?

Please register with Kasia at

or 07895483226


10.00 Daisy Baby Wrigglers

11.30 Daisy Baby Tinies


DN Dance ballet and tap

Monday 4-6pm

DN Dance provides a wide range of dance classes. Classes on a Monday at North Merchiston Club are Grade 2 ISTD syllabus ballet and Tap, perfect for students from Age 9-10. Book online at or

DN Dance Theatre

Thursday 4-6.46pm

DN Theatre Academy runs musical theatre drama classes for kids from ages 4-16. Classes are delivered in three sections of singing, dancing and acting. If your child loves to perform, then why not come along and try our theatre classes, bookable at

Japanese Lessons for children

Thursday 5-6pm

For international children - Learning Japanese language and culture in a variety of ways.

PVG Certified.





Friday Junior/advanced 1700 -1900

Sunday Advanced 1000 -1130

Sunday Advanced 1130 -1300

Sunday Beginners 1300 - 1345

Sunday Improvers 1345 - 1430

Sunday Junior 1430 - 1530

If your looking for something to keep you active, have fun or something a bit more serious then we will have a class for you. Highland Dancing is a fantastic way to keep fit. It requires strength, balance, co-ordination and stamina. If these are components you don't think you have then don't worry, you will quickly progress after a few classes. It's a hard work out and a great way to meet new friends. Classes will be sculpted, planned and designed to every dancer's needs and goals. 



 6.00 – 7.00pm


 11.00 – 12.00pm

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 5pm-6.00 (teens) 

6pm-6.45 (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

Postnatal yoga with babies

Tuesday 10-11am

This challenging yet gentle yoga class focuses on your post natal recovery to ease aches and pains and regain strength, whilst incorporating meditation, breathwork and relaxation in to your practice. Doing yoga with your baby helps the two of you bond and have some special time together, as baby can be involved in the movement, or held close during meditation/relaxation.

Recommended for mums following on from their six week GP check (12 weeks if c-section or medical intervention). 

Classes sold in blocks of 5 here: 

Contact 07943738468




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 PVG 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 are delighted to be bringing Rugbytots to Merchiston Boys Club each Wednesday in a Covid secure way.


For more information on our classes please contact Sandra at

Sing and sign


0-6 months 12noon

6-14 months 11am

14 months-2 years 10am

West Edinburgh Sing and Sign - Baby Signing the Fun Way!


Join us in our friendly and relaxed classes on Wednesday mornings and learn baby signing through songs, music and games. We teach simple sign language for useful words such as "milk", "more", "all gone" and "nappy change" to help babies communicate before speech develops. Find out what your baby wants to say! 


We run 3 different 'age appropriate' classes in 10-week blocks for babies aged 0-30 months. Upon booking, you will receive wonderful resources to support your learning and enjoy the class safely. 


Book your place today. Visit our website


Or drop your local teacher an email at 

Star dance and fitness

Dance classes for children

Ballet: RAD registered teacher, PVG certified, over 5 years teaching experience, students are encouraged to take part in graded RAD examinations, various competitions and shows.

Street and Hip-hop Dance: Suitable to beginners, boys and girls

Phone: 07751848843 Christine


Tanoshii Judo


4.45-5.30pm (Currently full)

5.40-6.25pm (Over 10 years)


9.10-9.55am (Under 8 years)

10.05-10.50am (9 Years +)

 Tanoshii Judo (meaning 'Fun' Judo) is a community sports club set up in 2017.
We are based in Edinburgh and have classes for a whole range of ages and abilities. 

All of our Judo classes are designed to improve physical literacy as well as instill the ethos of Judo - honesty, humility, respect and hard work whilst, of course, having FUN!

Tanoshii Judo is run by three head coaches; Jack, Jonny and Daniel. We are all black belts, and either current or former British Judo team   members.

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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