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Address: Water of Leith Visitor Centre, 24 Lanark Road Edinburgh EH14 1TQ

Telephone: 0131 455 7367

Fax: 0131 443 1682


Opening Times

The visitors centre is open every day from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Except Christmas and New Year - Closed from 24th Dec to 3rd January.

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Events -To book your space please call 0131 455 7367 or email


CHILDREN'S Events at the Visitor Centre £5 per child & start at 2.00pm until 4.00pm. 

BOOKING ESSENTIAL  0131 455 7367 

Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds, Accompanying adult free.

We run River Dipping every week and one other fun themed event – join the summer fun!! 

Thursday 4th July – River Dipping Put on your wellies and join us IN the river for this fun event

Tuesday 9th July – BUGS Track down the mini creatures and create your own 'extreme' bug 

Thursday 11th July – River Dipping 

Tuesday 16th July – River Dipping

Thursday 18th July - STICK 101 things to do with a stick, they are awesome

Tuesday 23th July – FAIRIES join the 'wee folk' in the Dells as we discover the history of fairies & do some magical crafts – wings optional 

Thursday 25th July – River Dipping

Tuesday 30st July – River Dipping 

Thursday 1st August – SURVIVE Build a shelter, forage for food and learn to create fire.

Tuesday 6th August – WILD ART!! Get creative with natural material & take inspiration from wild

Thursday 8th August – River Dipping 

 Sunday 25th August  – 2.00pm  Historical Heartlands of the River -  Leith  - Guided Walk

The mouth of the river has a long and often turbulent history join us for a trip back in time. Meeting at the Coburg St Carpark near Great Junc St Bridge £5 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Sunday 15th Sept – The Famous Five Return to the Water of Leith Start times from 1pm - Adventure

Join grown up Julian, Dick, Anne and Georgina – and their dog Timmy on a treasure hunt of activities along the Water of Leith as we have vintage fun 1940’s style. Yes we will make camps and guddle in the river – there may even be lashings of ginger beer. Adventurous family event suitable for all. £5 per participant or £15 per family group (up to 4 people) children 2 and under Free - Booking Essential – call / email and you will be allocated a start time to suit. – 1.00, 1.30, 2.00, 2.30 or 3.00pm

Sunday 22nd September  – 2.00pm  Historical Heartlands of the River -  Dean Valley  - Guided Walk

The industrial heart of the river dates back to 11C, join us for a trip back in time along the Dean Valley from Roseburn to Stockbridge. Meeting on the old Coltbridge off Corstorphine Road   £5 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL