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Details provided below for information and were correct at time of publishing,  please contact the groups and organisations to confirm details of the individual sessions to avoid disappointment and inconvenience.  Many of the groups operate on a term time basis.

Download our welcome leaflet  for session times and location


Early Morning Family service – every Sunday at  9.50am in the  Inchkeith/Inchgarvie Rooms

Contact: Bettina (Family worker) 0131 447 4359

Well Baby drop inA drop in session through NHS Lothian for parents & carers of babies under one year of age. Mondays 10:30am – 11:30am.

Contact: Health visiting Team, Bruntsfield 0131 228 7507

Manor School of BalletBallet, Jazz, & Tap classes for children between 2 ½ & 10 years old. From the age of 2 ½ for Ballet & from the age of 7 for the Jazz & Tap classes.

Contact: 0131 347 2570

Beaver Scouts – For children aged 6-8  years.

Cubs85th Blackford cubs troop.

The Cub Scouts section is for young people aged 8 to 10.5 years old (open to both boys and girls).

We encourage participation, personal development and most of all fun. Trips, camps and a range of badges / challenge awards are offered.

Come and join the adventure. Email:

Explorer Scouts       – Meadows Explorer Scout Unit is a group of 14-18 yr olds ( male & female) who enjoy camping, adventurous activities & challenging themselves.

Contact: Pash 07814 705114

Marchmont PlaygroupThe playgroup operates on Tues, Weds & Thurs for children aged 2 ¼ to 4 years old. The children learn skills such as sharing & socialisation.

Contact:    email

Talking TotsThe session provide fun, interactive classes that gently boost preschool children’s communication and social skills.

Contact Zoe   07595002278

Mini French – Suitable for children aged 0 to 5. Experienced, child-centered sessions run with love. A fresh approach to exploring language. Full details on website.

Contact  Tel: 07800554328

Toddlers GroupA group for children and parents/carers aged 0-5 (pre-school age). Meeting over the 2018 summer on

28th June       (Thursday 10am-12 noon)    MSG TODDLER GROUP: Last regular session until 16th August

19th July        (Thursday 10am-12 noon)    SUMMER TODDLER TIME  (MSG Toddler Group with story and singing)

16th August    (Thursday 10am-12 noon)    MSG TODDLER GROUP:

Weekly group resumes on 16th August 2018

Contact: Bettina (Family worker) 0131 447 4359

Peacock Academy of Irish DancingClasses are for boys and girls aged 3 and up. Our classes cater for all abilities, whether you have been a dancer before or not, it doesn’t matter.

Contact: 07525 171 425

RainbowsGirl guiding group for girls aged 5-7 that involves games & activities both indoor & outdoor.

Contact: Fiona Gray

BrowniesGirl guiding group for girls aged 7-10 . Involves various activities including arts and crafts, games, cookery, parties, and visits.

Contact: Kirstin Leighton 07793862978 or email

Sing and SignHelping babies and toddlers communicate before speech. Learn baby signing the easy way; through music, songs and fun!

Contact: 0131 258 4536

Monkey Music  The popular award-winning pre school music classes with original music & quality percussion instruments, written how children learn best.                                                                     Sessions for four age groups starting at just 3 months!

Contact: Abbey Smith  0131 229 4480 web:

Tumble TotsClasses designed for children aged from walking to 2 years old, 2 to 3 years old, and 3 years old to school age.

Contact: Jo Letelier-Lobos at  or   01875 819966.