Quirky Activities In Edinburgh

Brimming with unique venues and amazing nightlife happenings, Edinburgh is always buzzing with tonnes to do. But it's time to upgrade your standard nights out with some of the most weird and wonderful events sure to get you out of your comfort zone, from hilarious comedy shows to treasure hunts and rustic whisky tastings. Here's our guide to the quirkiest activities in Edinburgh.

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Last updated on 6th June 2024

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Sounds Familiar Music Quiz - Edinburgh

@ The Three Sisters on Fri, 27th Sep 2024 @ 18:30 - 23:00

Head to Old Town venue The Three Sisters this September, for the fantastic Sounds Familiar Music Quiz - combining cracking tunes and a great night out. Each round follows a different theme, from chart toppers to indie classics and power ballads - taking the form of guessing songs, singalongs and more. Tickets cost just £10 per person to this four-hour event, where you'll compete against other teams to claim the winning spot.


Looking for fun things to do in Edinburgh's New Town? YO! on Princes Street is holding its exciting sushi school every Wednesday, giving you the chance to construct four tasty Japanese bites, as well as enjoy a tipple and nibbles while you learn.

Serene Woodland Escapes

If you fancy a weekend reconnecting natural and adventuring to picturesque forests, then you'll love one of Serene Woodland Escapes' experiences, starting from £60 per person. Led by an experienced instructor, you'll be able to participate in activities like foraging for beginners, meditation, yoga and more. All you need to do is bring yourself, a mat, cup and spoon, for lunch of course. 


One of the most fun things to do in Edinburgh at night? If you're single, it's time to ditch the apps and spice up your love life with SpeedDater's exciting events. Enjoy cocktail making with someone new or go on a bunch of mini-dates at Voodoo Room - you never know, you might meet your one true match.

Bada Bingo

A must-visit if you love fun activities in Edinburgh, Bada Bingo presents one hell of a party night. Let out your competitive streak with a raucous few rounds of the game, followed by some glasses of prosecco at the bar and dancing. Plus you'll get the chance to win prizes.

Escape Hunt Edinburgh

You've got 60 minutes on the clock - ready, set, go. At this escape room adventure, you'll get to choose between 4 different themed rooms and put your problem-solving skills to the test. Beat these puzzles for your adrenaline-inducing pleasure and see if you can crack the case.

The Three Sisters

If you're on the hunt for something a little different in Edinburgh, look no further than The Three Sisters. This buzzing hangout is renowned for its excellent events, with things like drag bingo, cracking cabaret and lovely live music nights on the roster.