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Excel Sports Camps run every Easter, summer and October break. Excel Sports Camps are based at St Georges School in Murrayfield and welcome children aged five to 15 years. The children follow a structured timetable led by friendly and experienced staff and sports coaches.

Excel promises to make every day special offering a wide variety of sports and activities to ensure maximum fun, enjoyment and the opportunity to learn something new. Excel is a place to learn, enjoy, develop and meet new friends and happy children means happy parents. The Easter camp will have a Life Savings Skills course integrated into the week’s sporting activities.

Always extremely popular, 2017 Camps are now available to book online at  Take a look at the website to see what’s available this year.  The team look forward to welcoming you and your children.

Dates: April 3-7, Easter Camp £195 with early bird discount available until 1 March 2017. July 3-August 11, Summer Camps. All Sports Camps every week and 15 different Excel Plus camps available. October 16- 20, October Camp. Open 8am-6pm, packed day of activities: 9am-5pm. Childcare vouchers accepted.

Dance Base is a brilliant resource for the whole family, offering dance classes for all ages and all levels of experience.

Based in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, Dance Base is Scotland’s National Centre for Dance and in its four spectacular dance studios you can go on a journey through dance with your family. You can bond with your baby in Baby Steps, then get creative with your toddler or pre-schooler in Dance ‘n’ Play or Creative Dance. Once your child becomes a bit more independent, they can try out classes on their own, like Mini Dance Academy, Street & Hip Hop, or Aerial Dance.

Meanwhile, parents and grandparents can try out a vast range of classes – everything from Ballet, Tap and Jazz to Ballroom, Tango and Cuban Salsa, to Bollywood, Belly Dance and Hip Hop. It doesn’t matter if you’re a lapsed ballerina, or a total beginner – everyone can dance and dance is for everyone. Visit for more.

Oscars operates breakfast clubs, after-school clubs and holiday programmes throughout East and Central Scotland for children aged five to 14 years. Founded in 1992, the company has welcomed thousands of children to its centres over the years who have enjoyed participating in many diverse activities from sports and games to art, pottery and performing arts.

Founder Andrew Fisher explains: ‘The background to OSCARS success incorporates a number of reasons. These include keeping the activity programme fresh and inventive, making sure that there is always a good choice of fun activities for children of all age groups to participate in, and keeping the programme moving so children are kept active.’  He adds: ‘For parents, we have always aimed to offer flexibility, reliability and security in the quality of care given and to this day these criteria remain our guiding principles.’

OSCARS holiday programmes operate Monday to Friday between 8am and 6.30pm. To find out more information on OSCARS and the out-of-school services they offer, take a look at their refreshed website or simply call Tel: 0131 557 7500 and speak with one of the team who will be pleased to hear from you.

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