Activities Scotland

Activities, things to do for the fit and active to the less agile and adventurous, for children and family groups.

There are many activities that suit some people, but not all, and others that everyone can take part in. 

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 What to Do On the Water

There are over 20 beaches with golden sand and there are many activities on the water

The water sports are varied in the sea from surfing, snorkelling, cliff jumping, Kayaking, open water swimming, boat charter, boat trips and speed boat trips, sea fishing, or on a man made lake where there are Ringo's, Wake Boarding, Assault courses over water and open swimming, all equipment is supplied with trained instructors and safety officers. the beaches have no life guards but there are many shallow safe beaches for children. There is also a walled sea play pool.

North Berwick Open Sea Pool East Lothian
Gullane Beach East Lothian Beaches

East Lothian with over 33 miles (53 klms) of coastline there are many places that offer water Activities. All the activities are available for the individual or in a group. There on activities on the water in the water or over the water. As there are many good golden sand beaches in East Lothian it a great place for families and there are safe beaches for the very young and plenty for the teenagers. 

Walking - Hiking

Rambling - Hill climbing - Sightseeing

Days Out

For the Out doors land lovers there are many great walks and hills to climb. Historic houses to visit gardens to admire and coastal walks that will take your breath away. Super Car Driving Experience, Golf and Horse Racing.

With famous bird sanctuaries for the twitcher (birdwatcher) there is something for everyone.

Berwick Law 600 feet High
Scottish Golf Course
Super Car Experience
National Flight Museum
Musselburgh Racecourse Raceday.JPG

Outdoor Activities

Horse Racing  Walk & Climb  

Golf   Disc Golf  Putting Footgolf

 Beach Coming   Lawn Bowls    

 Archery  Zorbing  Biking

Marathons & Runs   

Road Cycle & Mountain Biking  

Mural Trail  Bubble Football   

Paintball  Laser tag

Equestrian Centres    

 Highland Games  Clay Shooting

5 - A - Side Football 

Pan For Gold 

Artificial Snow Skiing + Boarding

 Outdoor Basketball 

Motor Sports Water Sports

Water Sports Activities

Water Sports East Lothian and Scotland

Wakeboarding on Water

This is for all ages all equipment provided in a controlled loch with safety crew always close by its a great place to learn how to wakeboard or for the experienced boarders fly the jumps and thrill yourself at speed. Pulled over the water with a zip wire you'll get the thrills like being behind a speed boat on the sea.

Surfing

Learn to surf all equipment provided wetsuits and boards Learn to surf on the surfskate before you go on the water. Also for the experienced surfers we have hard boards available.

Age Limit: Must be over 7 years old and able to swim.

What you require: Swim wear a towel and sun protection (yes we get sun in Scotland).
If you require medication or have  a health problem or disability, please ensure that you notify instructors in advance.

Sea Cliff Jumping

Seen it in the movies man stands on a cliff 100s of feet from the sea and swan dives off off the cliff with a perfect entry to the water. NO that's not what this is.  You will be taken to an area on the coast fully equipped with all the safety equipment you require to Jump of a cliff into the sea. Safety team always present.

Kayaking

Like to go out on the River Forth in a Kayak? Hire it with with a buoyancy aid, helmet, paddles, 6 litre dry bag and a  shorty wetsuits are also available to hire. Equipment delivered to you at the beach.

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Snorkelling 

Go out and look at the sea life around the coast or islands all that is required is a wet suit mask and Snorkel. 

Go on an organised coastal open water snorkel, explore the sea rock pools and al the underwater wildlife. Swim around the coast and explore caves and snorkel in clearwater.

Fishing

There are great place to fish all over East Lothian either on the sea or Fisheries. For trout fishing Markle Fisheries is the place to go. On this site for over twelve years with anglers coming from all over the world. East Lothian Angling Association run the Tyne, 30 miles in length and has a good stock of wild trout, and is now managed exclusively as a wild trout fishery. Permits required.

Fishing Boat Charters

Come along as a group or individual. With the knowledge of the skippers years at sea he will help you catch that memorable fish. The trip will last up to 6 hours or other times on request. Bait available own fishing gear.

There are roads and reals available for hire but best to bring your own.  

Assault Course over Water

You seen the rope courses in the trees and the courses on the TV shows  on the water. Now is you chance to try it out. The rope assault course is positioned at a safe height over still water so if or when you fall off there is no damage you'll just get wet. All equipment is provided and safety teams are always close by. Come with your friends or i a group and have a competition to see who is the quickest over the course.

Ringo Ride

Seen it or done it on Holiday abroad, now do it in a safe place at high speed just like on the sea in Spain, Turkey etc. The inflatable ring pulled over the water with the same excitement of being in the sea.

Open Water Swimming

This open water swim course is in a controlled environment with safety swimmers and rescue team always close by. If you just want to test yourself,  come with a friend or in a group. 

Swimming Pools

More than a swimming pool, this pool has something for all the family,  a wave machine, water jets and for the ore daring a flume. For the younger children there are water characters to play on or just swim. 

Edinburgh

Swim Centre

Indoor

Drumsheugh Swimming Pool

Belford Road

Edinburgh

EH4 3BL

City of Edinburgh

Scotland

0131 225 2200

 

Swim Centre

Indoor

Dalry Swimming Pool

Caledonian Crescent

Edinburgh

EH11 2AL

City of Edinburgh

Scotland

0131 313 3964

 

Swim Centre

Indoor

Commonwealth Swimming Pool

Dalkeith Road

Edinburgh

EH16 5BB

City of Edinburgh

Scotland

0131 667 7211

Swim Centre

Indoor

Drumbrae Swimming Pool

Drumbrae Terrace

Edinburgh

EH4 7SE

City of Edinburgh

Scotland

0131 312 7957

Edinburgh

Swim Centre

Indoor

Ainslie Park Leisure Centre

92

Pilton Drive

Edinburgh

EH5 2HF

City of Edinburgh

Scotland

0131 551 2200

 

Swim Centre

Indoor

Portobello Swimming Pool

57

The Promenade

Edinburgh

EH15 2BS

City of Edinburgh

Scotland

0131 669 6888

 

Swim Centre

Indoor

Warrender swimming pool

55

Thirlestane Road

Edinburgh

EH9 1AP

City of Edinburgh

Scotland

0131 447 0052

 

Edinburgh

Swim Centre

Indoor

Glenogle Swimming Pool

Glenogle Road

Edinburgh

EH3 5JB

City of Edinburgh

Scotland

0131 343 6376

 

Swim Centre

Indoor

Gracemount Swimming Pool

Gracemount Drive

Edinburgh

EH16 6RN

City of Edinburgh

Scotland

0131 658 1940

 

Swim Centre

Indoor

Leith Victoria Swimming Pool

Junction Place

Edinburgh

EH6 5JA

City of Edinburgh

Scotland

0131 555 7428

 

Swim Centre

Indoor

Westerhailes Leisure Centre

Murrayburn Drive

Edinburgh

EH14 2SU

City of Edinburgh

Scotland

0131 442 2201

Scottish Borders

Swimming Pool

Indoor

Selkirk Leisure Centre

Buccleuch Road

Selkirk

TD7 5DN

Scottish Borders

Scotland

01750 20897  

 

Swimming Pool

Indoor

Kelso Swimming Pool

Inch Road

Kelso

TD5 7JP

Scottish Borders

Scotland

01573 224944  

 

Swimming Pool

Indoor

Galashiels Swimming Pool

Livingstone Place

Galashiels

TD1 1DQ

Scottish Borders

Scotland

01896 752154  

 

Swimming Pool

Indoor

Teviotdale Leisure Centre

Mansfield Road

Hawick

TD9 8AG

Scottish Borders

Scotland

01450 374440  

Scottish Borders

Swimming Pool

Indoor

Eyemouth Leisure Centre

North Street

Eyemouth

TD14 5ES

Scottish Borders

Scotland

01890 750557

 

Swimming Pool

Indoor

Laidlaw Memorial Pool

Oxnam Road

Jedburgh

TD8 6QH

Scottish Borders

Scotland

01835 863430  

 

Swimming Pool

Indoor

Peebles Swimming Pool

Port Brae

Peebles

EH45 8AW

Scottish Borders

Scotland

01721 720779

Swimming Pool

Indoor

Gytes Leisure Centre

Walkershaugh

Peebles

EH45 8GL

Scottish Borders

Scotland

01721 723688

East Lothian

Dunbar Leisure Pool

Dunbar

East Lothian

01620 820655

prior to your visit to confirm flume and waves are available.

For Swimming sessions there four swimming pools available 

 

North Berwick Sports Centre  

East Lothian

North Berwick

01620 820730 

 

Loch Centre

Tranent

East Lothian

 01875 824140

 

Aubigny Sports Centre

Haddington 

East Lothian

01620 820650

 

Musselburgh Sports Centre 

Musselburgh

0131 653 5208

 

Mercat Gait Centre

Prestonpans

East Lothian

 01875 815483