Family Activities

Active Schools: Active at Home ideas for children and young people

Arty Smarty: Simple arts & crafts. No experience needed. No special equipment. Online every Tuesday and Friday 11.30am to 12pm

B Healthy Together: continue to offer online exercise and support sessions – most of the session take place via their Facebook page : activities include: High Impact Workouts, Emotional Eating Live Chats, Low Impact Exercise, Chair Exercise, Seated Yoga, Active Kids Exercise, Community Chats

Bookbug: sessions online sessions now being hosted on library Facebook pages Balerno, Currie, Colinton, Fountainbidge, Ratho, Sighthill (Gate 55), Wester Hailes or download the Bookbug Songs and Rhymes app. Also from Space & Broomhouse Hub

Bridge 8 & Paddle Café: with support from Edinburgh Tool Library, Cycling UK and Spokes Lothian Campaign we have opened Wednesday to Sunday supporting local residents with a free bike maintenance check and repair service. Bridge 8

Children & Young People at Edinburgh Libraries: New Facebook Page with lots of fun family activities such as Cosmic Kids Yoga, Drag Queen Storytelling, Bookbug, Quizes, Challenges and Craft ideas.

Children’s Art Activities from National Galleries Scotland: New activity ideas every Monday, all ages.

Clovenstone Community Centre: ideas and challenges for the whole family

Edinburgh Zoo: Watch the animals while the zoo is closed on the live webcams Discovery and learning resources can be accessed at

Healthy choices talk with Edinburgh Community Food
Contact Chris Mantle

Home-Start Edinburgh West and South West: continue to offer remote support to families with one child under 5. We can offer 1:1 or group telephone and digital support. For more information Visit
Contact 0131 564 1540, leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Impact Arts: Creative Arts organisation currently offering a range of virtual creative projects for 12-26year olds for more information visit. 0141 575 3001

Keep Scotland Beautiful: new eco-schools home activities

Library Online Memberships: If you are not already a member, join your local library for free and access magazines and newspapers online, download ebook, audiobooks and learning resources

Monday Morning – Fitness Roadshow Oxgangs
Contact Kim Sibbald Ruth Wyatt for the link

National Theatre of Scotland Play Dates: An 8-week interactive online arts programme running Tue- Fri until the 17th July with interactive workshops and activities for children and families. For more information visit

Nursery to P1 Transition: We’re going on a bear hunt Six weeks of activities to help prepare your child for starting P1 in August 2020.

Out and About (Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust):
Family fitness, Gardening, Virtual catch-ups, Gentle fitness
Facebook Instagram @outandabouted

Parents as partners: – help your child gain a qualification at home.

Peeple: Supporting babies and children to play and learn together. Visit the Facebook or Instagram pages to see posts on Peep Tips, Things to do at home, simple ideas and videos.

Peep ideas from HomeStart South & West Edinburgh
Starcatchers have launched a new series of Wee Inspirations idea cards for parents at home with young children. Fun, creative ideas to engage little ones without a lot of resources, stress, and no pressure to ‘achieve’ anything.

Stay In Work Out: Online exercise and workout routines from The Health Agency and Health All Round on Facebook.

The Story Kist: inclusive online story and song sessions Saturday mornings
WHALE Arts Centre free online classes Free Art Packs for all ages via pick-up or delivery on Fridays.

If any of the information listed here is incorrect, please contact us and we will update as soon as possible.