Hollyoaks stars line up for Leonard Cheshire football match

The star-studded cast of Hollyoaks will be playing in a fundraising football match in Edinburgh on Saturday 3rd November to support disability charity Leonard Cheshire. Continue reading Hollyoaks stars line up for Leonard Cheshire football match

Join in the festive fun with Santa at Edinburgh Leisure and work off those mince pies

Santa’s been in training for his busiest time of year by paying a visit to Edinburgh Leisure’s soft plays and venues, burning off his excess energy and all those calories he’s going to consume this December. He’s been spotted practising his descending skills on the climbing walls at Ratho and making a splash at The Commie!

You can join in Santa’s festive celebrations at Tumbles at Portobello; at the EICA:Ratho; and at Clambers at The Royal Commonwealth Pool, whilst getting active too.

From rocking around the Christmas tree to Christmas parties, breakfasts and teas and burning off all that Christmas excitement across the city’s soft play venues, there’s plenty to keep the kids active this festive season. For further information visit https://www.edinburghleisure.co.uk/news/christmas

Tumbles at Portobello, 20 Westbank Street, Edinburgh EH15 1DR
What: Tumbles Christmas party

Get set to show off your best dance moves at the Tumbles Christmas disco and party, with arts and crafts, face painting and a buffet bag. Santa will be visiting and there’ll be gifts for all good boys and girls.

When: Sunday, 9th December

Time: 15.00 – 17.00hrs

Cost: Children – Non-members-£10 per child / Members-£9 /
Under 12 months- £5

To book: 0131 669 0878 / info.tumbles@edinburghleisure.co.uk

Scrambles at EICA: Ratho, South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh EH28 8AA
What: Breakfast with Santa and party away

Join Santa for a Christmas breakfast, before he retires to his office to check the ‘Naughty and Nice’ list. Children will enjoy a breakfast of cereal, yoghurt, a sausage in a mini roll, a piece of fruit, a Christmas cookie and a carton of juice, while the adults will have a choice of tea or coffee served with a bacon roll.

The hearty breakfast will be followed by good old-fashioned party games, including the Hokey Cokey; Christmas Corners; Musical Statues; and the elves’ favourite game, Pass the Parcel. Before they leave, the children will visit Santa to receive a gift.

When: Friday, 21st/Saturday, 22nd/Sunday, 23rd/Monday, 24th December

Time: 9.30 – 11.30hrs

Cost: Children – £13.50
Adults – £5.00 per adult (all attending adults must book a ticket)

Age recommended: 1-7 years only

To book: 0131 333 6333 / info.eica@edinburghleisure.co.uk

Clambers at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, 21 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 5BB

What: Breakfast and afternoon tea with Santa

Enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea in the Clambers’ party room whilst making reindeer dust; writing a letter to Santa with the elves, before visiting Santa to receive a present. This will be followed by a 45-minute soft-play session.

Children’s breakfast: Box of cereal, yoghurt, a mini bread roll with chipolata sausages (veggie sausages are also available); Christmas cookie, and diluting juice.

Adults’ breakfast: Hot roll, tea or coffee and a mince pie

Children’s tea: Finger sandwiches, Christmas cookie, mini muffin, crisps and diluting juice

Adults’ afternoon tea: Sandwiches, mini scone, mini tray bakes and tea or coffee

When: Friday, 21st/Saturday, 22nd/Sunday, 23rd December
Time: Breakfast: 9.00-10.30hrs; or
Afternoon tea: 12.00-13.30hs and 14.00-15.30hrs

Cost: Children – Non-Members-£14.00 / Members-£12.00 / 0-11 months-£5.00
Adults – £7.00

To book: 0131 667 7211 / info.rcp@edinburghleisure.co.uk

Clambers Christmas Party

Join in the Christmas fun at Clambers with their annual festive party. Work off all that excess energy and enjoy 2-hours of soft play and lots of other fun activities including face painting, tattoos, disco, games, and arts and crafts and receive a present from Santa. Don your best Christmas jumper and/or Christmas outfit to be in with a chance of a prize.

When: Thursday, 20th December 2018

Time: 16.00-18.00h

Cost: Children – Non-Members-£10.00 / Members-£9.00 / 0-11 months-£5.00

To book: 0131 667 7211 / info.rcp@edinburghleisure.co.uk

Briggs meets with breastfeeding campaigners and NHS Lothian

Tory health spokesman Miles Briggs MSP has met with breastfeeding campaigners from the Edinburgh Breastfeeding Partnership and NHS Lothian, at Holyrood, to discuss improvements that can be made to breastfeeding services across Lothian. Continue reading Briggs meets with breastfeeding campaigners and NHS Lothian

Community groups encouraged to Grow Stories as part of local campaign

Scotland’s Local Storytelling Campaign “Growing Stories” is underway and is running to Friday 30 November.

The Local Storytelling Campaign is a creative outreach initiative that bookends and runs alongside the Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF); an annual celebration of live storytelling & cultural diversity that takes place each year at the end of October, organised by Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS). Continue reading Community groups encouraged to Grow Stories as part of local campaign

Easter Drylaw Drive to close for three weeks

Scottish Water has informed residents that a section of Easter Drylaw Drive will be closed to traffic for three weeks to allow essential repairs to the sewer network to take place.

The work will begin on Thursday 25 October and is expected to last three weeks.

All local footpaths will remain open but road traffic will be diverted via Easter Drylaw Place and Easter Drylaw View.

Venue switch for Madelvic History Group

The next meeting of the Madelvic History Group will be on Saturday morning 20th October from 10-12 but there’s been a change of venue.

The meeting will now take place in Morrison’s cafe at Granton, as the Madelvic is fully booked for the weekend. All welcome. Continue reading Venue switch for Madelvic History Group

RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio announces ‘It’s Jester Joke’ 2019 UK Arena Tour

Following two consecutive sell-out UK tours, including three sold out nights at London’s Eventim Apollo, comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio has announced that she will be returning to the UK for an unprecedented arena tour from Sunday 1 – Tuesday 24 September 2019. Continue reading RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio announces ‘It’s Jester Joke’ 2019 UK Arena Tour