What's on over the summer holidays

Snowsports at Hillend

Junior snowboarding

Special offers


  • Tubing Pay 'n' Play
    Until 17 August, 10am - 5pm
    £8.20 (Junior) and £10.20 (Adult) for one hour. Buy tickets on the day.

Free swimming for under 18s

Free swimming for under-18s over the school holidays

Monday to Friday, 10:30am to 4:30pm (last entry 3:30).

  • Sessions are 1 hour and for Midlothian residents only.
  • Over 16s must be in full time education (proof required).
  • Sessions with inflatables or Aqua Aerobics are still chargeable.
  • Pool rules for under 8's apply.

Contact the centre reception for more details.

Active Midlothian summer programme

For kids of all ages: multi-sports, football, rugby, snowsports and diving camps; tubing sessions; swimming lessons and free swimming; Teenzone sessions; and a National Pool Life Guard Qualification course.

Lifelong learning courses and activities

There is a range of classes and activities on offer over summer for adults and families including crafts, pottery and tennis:

Our summer fun programme also lists free courses in Lasswade and Penicuik:

Midlothian outdoors

Vogrie Country Park hawthorn blossom

Tyne Valley, Vogrie Country Park

Ranger Service events


Mischief Makers Scotland - summer reading challenge

Summer Reading Challenge - read 6 books over the holidays

Mischief Makers is inspired by the Beano, now 80 years old.

If you're in primary school, read any 6 books, as long as you borrow them from the library. Get a reward for each book you finish, and a certificate when you complete the Challenge. You'll be entered in a draw to win a family fun-day pass to various Midlothian locations, and there's a chance to win a bike too!

Wild about Scotland bus

The 'Wild about Scotland' bus is visiting our libraries

Bringing you the wonder of Scotland's wildlife. No need to book: just turn up between 10:00 and 3:00pm:

  • Loanhead Library: Friday 20 July
  • Newbattle Library: Friday 3 August
  • Penicuik Library: Thursday 16 August

More on 'Wild about Scotland' at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Events at your local library

Dalkeith Country Park

More stuff to do in Midlothian