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You’re spoilt for choice with activities here to make your birthday the best one yet. Amongst our most popular choices are cocktail making, paintballing, bar crawls, zorb games and bottomless brunch. But there are hundreds more options. Just take a look at our activity listings and see for yourself.
Absolutely! We have a wide range of exciting kids' activities ideas in Edinburgh. From interactive escape games to virtual reality, laser tag to archery and so much more, we ensure a fun-filled experience for your little ones of all ages from toddlers to teens.
Yes! Throwing a birthday party doesn’t have to break the bank. Our activities start at just £8 per person. You can rearrange this page in price order so the cheapest activities are at the top, great if you’re on a budget.
Definitely. This Scottish city offers a treasure trove of exciting and traditional activities for your birthday bash. You can indulge in thrilling Highland Games, enjoy a whisky tasting tour, try your hand at traditional Scottish dancing or savour a delicious meal of haggis, neeps, and tatties.
Edinburgh is brimming with iconic landmarks and attractions. You can explore the majestic Edinburgh Castle, stroll along the historic Royal Mile, visit the enchanting Palace of Holyroodhouse or take in the breath-taking views from Arthur's Seat. Each of these will make your birthday truly memorable. And don’t forget the amazing pubs, bars and restaurants that’ll make your special day even more fun.
Edinburgh Birthday Ideas
If you’re searching for the perfect destination to celebrate your birthday? Look no further than vibrant and historic Edinburgh. The Scottish capital offers an unforgettable birthday experience like no other. Birthday parties in Edinburgh are always epic, equally fun for history lovers, culture vultures, thrill-seekers, foodies and hardcore party goers with more birthday activities than you can shake a stick at. Edinburgh's rich cultural heritage and stunning architecture provide a majestic backdrop for your special day.
Imagine celebrating amidst the iconic Edinburgh Castle or strolling along the cobbled streets of the Royal Mile, immersing yourself in the city's medieval charm. The city's historic venues and world-class event spaces offer a touch of sophistication, ensuring your birthday celebration exudes elegance and style. And let’s not forget the famously friendly locals. They’ll make sure your birthday is one to remember! There’s something for everyone here, from dance classes to paintballing, cocktail making to escape rooms, sure to please all groups whatever your taste and budget.
Why Celebrate a Birthday Party in Edinburgh?
There’s so much to see, do and enjoy during your birthday party in Edinburgh. This city is renowned for its thriving arts and festival scene, guaranteeing loads of top entertainment options. From comedy shows to live music performances, you and your guests will be spoiled for choice. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in particular, is a renowned international event that takes place in August, giving your birthday a massive dose of laughter and creativity.
Any foodies looking for birthday ideas in Edinburgh? You’ll be happy to hear that this city has a thriving culinary scene. Whether you prefer fine dining restaurants, trendy gastropubs or tasty street food vendors, the city offers so many culinary delights to satisfy every palate. Indulge in traditional Scottish delicacies, such as haggis or whisky tasting, for an authentic and memorable experience. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to plan your best birthday yet!
Action-Packed Birthday Ideas in Edinburgh
Calling all action seekers! If you're in Edinburgh and looking for a hilarious way to celebrate your special day, look no further than paintballing! You’ll don your camo gear, wield a paint-spewing weapon and charge into adrenaline-pumping battles with your mates. It's the ultimate fusion of strategy, teamwork and fun! Edinburgh's lush countryside provides the perfect backdrop for thrilling skirmishes, where you can unleash your inner warrior and celebrate in epic style. So, gather your squad, prepare for colourful chaos and make your birthday an explosion of paint and laughter.
Looking to kick your birthday celebrations up a notch? Then you’ve got to try bubble football where you’ll wear a giant, inflatable ball to roll, tumble and laugh your way through the beautiful game. Just imagine trying to score goals while bouncing off your friends like a human pinball machine! It's the perfect blend of football and hilarious chaos, guaranteeing belly laughs and banter. We also offer bubble mayhen where you’ll climb into one-person zorbs to play games such as bulldog, capture the area and last person standing that’ll have everyone in hysterics.
Chilled Out Birthday Ideas in Edinburgh
Fancy a relaxing birthday? You deserve to take a day that’s just for you. Celebrate your birthday in ultimate relaxation with a luxurious spa day! Treat yourself to the perfect blend of pampering and self-care. Indulge in soothing massages, revitalising facials, and serene hydrotherapy experiences. A spa day not only provides a blissful escape from the daily hustle but also offers numerous benefits for your well-being. Whether you prefer a tranquil solo retreat or a day of bonding with loved ones, a spa day is the perfect way to indulge yourself on your special day.
Want to feel like VIPs for the day? Then you’ll love our makeover. Each of you will have your make-up done by a professional make-up artist. They’ll make you feel like a superstar as they tailor the look to your personal tastes, whether you want a smoky, dramatic look, natural beauty or something in between. Now you’re looking gorgeous, it’s time to hit the town. Don’t forget to take loads of photos, the perfect memento of your birthday party in Edinburgh.
Boozy Birthday Ideas in Edinburgh
Hey, party people! Want to shake things up for your next birthday? Gather your crew and unleash your inner mixologist with a cocktail making class. Get ready to muddle, shake and sip your way through a boozy adventure. Learn the art of crafting delicious concoctions from an expert bartender who’ll guide you through the secrets of mixology. From classic margaritas to modern martinis, you'll be slinging drinks like a pro in no time. It's the perfect excuse to show off and enjoy delicious drinks in the process. You’ll even play competitive games to up the fun factor. What’s not to love?
Who’s up for a day drinking session? Get ready to brunch like royalty? Treat yourself to the ultimate daytime indulgence where you’ll sip on unlimited booze, accompanied by a brunch dish of your choice and even live entertainment or a DJ. Get ready to party with a huge number of themes to choose from including 90s, Spice Girls, Beyonce, ABBA, drag and many more. Enjoy as many glasses of cocktail, bubbly, wine, beer or soft drink as you like. Who wouldn’t love eating, drinking, singing and dancing along to their favourite hits with their favourite people on their birthday?
Unusual Birthday Ideas in Edinburgh
Do you like to think outside the box? Then you’ll love these quirky birthday ideas in Edinburgh. Get the laughs going and totally immerse yourself in the Scottish theme with the Highland Games where you’ll compete in nine wacky games, including Tossing the Caber, Hurling the Wellies, The Haggis Malt Challenges, Tyre Flip and a classic Tug o’ War. You’ll all be in hysterics as you compete in this quirky challenges that’ll having sweating and smiling in equal measure.
For those looking for something totally immersive and unique, you've got to try a graffiti art masterclass. You'll be learning from absolute professionals as you create stencils, paint characters and learn to spray fun lettering. You'll be able to create a huge mural with your friends, making this a totally awesome experience for you and your group. It doesn't matter if you haven’t got arty since school. This activity is all about enjoying yourself and trying something new. With expert tuition, you’ll be amazed at what you’re able to achieve.
18th Birthday Party Activities in Edinburgh
Are you ready to kick off your journey into adulthood? How better than with an epic 18th birthday bar crawl in the city centre? Have an exhilarating night of non-stop fun and laughter as you explore the city's coolest drinking spots. From hidden gems to buzzing hotspots, you'll discover a great selection of bars where you can drink, dance and mingle with fellow party lovers. Grab your squad, raise a glass (or a few), and let Edinburgh's vibrant nightlife be the backdrop to your coming-of-age celebration. A bar crawl will help you create unforgettable memories as you toast to turning 18 in the most fabulous way possible. We also offer nightclub entry if you want to keep the party going.
21st Birthday Party Activities in Edinburgh
Celebrate your 21st birthday in style with a cocktail making class at one of the many pubs and bars in this vibrant city. Shake things up as you step behind the bar and unleash your inner mixologist. Learn the secrets of crafting delicious concoctions from skilled bartenders who will teach you the art of muddling, shaking, and garnishing like a pro. You’ll make several cocktails each and will drink everything you make. The mixologist leading your class will even host fun party games to make things feel even more special. Alternatively, you can strut your stuff at a dance class, led by a professional dance teacher. There are so many themes available from ABBA to Beyonce, Spice Girls to drag.
30th Birthday Party Activities in Edinburgh
It's time to brunch like a boss and celebrate the fabulousness of your 30th birthday in Edinburgh! Gather your besties and prepare for a bottomless brunch extravaganza that includes an endless flow of bubbles, cocktails or soft drinks, mouth-watering brunch dishes and entertainment such as DJs and live performers. If you’d rather do something more active, you’ll love school sports day! Go back to the good old days as you compete against each other in a retro range of games. We’re talking sack, three-legged and egg and spoon races and balancing bean bags on your head!
40th Birthday Party Activities in Edinburgh
Get ready to indulge in a birthday activity fit for a queen or king on your 40th. It's time to have your cake and eat it too on an afternoon tea bus. You’ll have a double whammy of delight as you not only savour a mouth-watering spread but also embark on a bus tour of the city's iconic sights and attractions. You’ll tuck into finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, cakes and other sweet and savoury goodies as well as tea, coffee and even a glass of bubbly if you like. As the bus winds its way through Edinburgh's historic streets, you'll catch glimpses of majestic landmarks like the iconic Edinburgh Castle, the regal Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the captivating Old Town.
Edinburgh Nightlife for Birthdays
Get ready for an amazing night out! From trendy clubs to cosy Scottish pubs, this vibrant city offers so many night time options to make your birthday unforgettable. Dance the night away to infectious beats, sip on craft beer and cocktails that’ll tickle your taste buds and immerse yourself in the buzzing atmosphere that fills the air. Edinburgh's nightlife is a playground for partygoers, with friendly locals, diverse music genres and a welcoming spirit that ensures your birthday bash will be filled with laughter. So grab your squad and let loose in this enchanting Scottish city that knows how to throw a party.
The Best Bars and Pubs in Edinburgh for a Birthday
Whether you want someone lively, peaceful, bang on trend or traditional, you’ll find it in Ediburgh’s buzzing city centre. Here are some of the best hotspots in the city centre:
The Cauldron - 57a Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1LH
If you’re a fan of magic and fantasy, you’ll love the Cauldron where you can unleash your inner witch or wizard. In this themed bar, you’ll don a cloak, wield a working magic wand and delve into molecular mixology to create drinkable elixirs. Get ready for an enchanting experience, where potions flow and birthday magic comes to life.
Revolution - 30a Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HU
With three stylish bars spread over two floors on bustling Chambers Street, Revolution is the place where the party's at. Sip on epic cocktails and revel in unbeatable drinks. Snuggle up in comfy seating, unleash your moves on the dancefloor 'til dawn and soak in the fun atmosphere that’ll help make your birthday party go with a bang.
Frankenstein - 26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EN
Frankenstein is a spooktacular themed pub in Edinburgh's Old Town. This haunt has three bars across three levels, epic games, brain-teasing quizzes, pulse-pounding club nights, classic black and white movies on the big screens and jaw-dropping live monster entertainment. Venture downstairs to Bierkeller, a Bavarian bar with top-notch DJs and quality beer that’ll make your taste buds yodel.
Fancy a Birthday Party in Edinburgh?
If you’re hungry for more birthday ideas in Edinburgh, check out our full listings now. There’s something to suit all ages, tastes and budgets. So, what are you waiting for? You deserve a fabulous birthday and Fizzbox is here to help you make that happen.