Adult Leisure

  • Leisure time is as important as classroom time when learning English, so we encourage our students to continue practising English after school.  Our Cultural and Social Programme is ideal for this: we arrange different activities for our students each week, which are chosen based on the wide range of cultural events that take place around Edinburgh.

  • We can also assist in organising full-day and weekend trips to other places in Scotland.

Cultural and Social Programme

A variety of social and cultural activities are available to students throughout the week, helping them to get to know Edinburgh and Scotland. To make the most of their time in Scotland, students can also choose from overnight and day trips at the weekends to famous castles and locations such as Loch Ness.

During August Edinburgh hosts several festivals.  The most famous of these are the International Festival and the Fringe Festival,  which aim to be the most exciting and accessible festivals of performing arts in the world. 

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Sample weekly activities programme (summer)

Week Afternoon Evening

Orientation Tour
Discover some of the highlights of Edinburgh's city centre with one of our experienced staff members.
Free Evening
An opportunity to get to know your host family or to explore the city. Ask our friendly staff for recommendations for placed to visit.

National Museum
Recently renovated, the National Museum is a window into Scotland's past and a must see for all visitors.
Ceilidh Night
Come along and experience a ceilidh - live music and Scottish dancing with friends makes this unmissable!

WednesdaySport in the Meadows
Edinburgh's largest park is a mecca for visitors and locals alike as they take advantage of Scotland's summer to play a range of sports.
Festival Show
Do you know the largest arts festival in Europe takes place in Edinburgh every August? Whether your interest is in music, drama or comedy there is something for you to enjoy.
ThursdayNational Portrait Gallery
From kings and queens to Dolly the Sheep. The great and the good of Scotland are immortalised in this gallery. 
Jazz Night
Sit back, relax and enjoy the music in one of Edinburgh's famous jazz bars. Unwind after a productive day of study and drink in the live performance.
FridayScottish Parliament
Designed by renowned architect Enric Miralles, the Parliament building evokes images of Scotland's seafaring heritage. Enjoy a tour round this stunning building. 
Pub night and Traditional Music 
Finish the week on a high with music, dancing and LOTS of fun!
Many of Edinburgh's pubs have live music in the evenings. Rely on our local knowledge to show you the very best places to start your weekend.

Saturday & Sunday Highlands and Loch Ness Trip - Approx. £120*
*Includes all travel and accommodation

Activities shown are examples and may be subject to change

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