Port Edgar Open Weekend

Featuring watersports sessions, streetfood, shopping, DJs, kids’ activities and adventure talks, Port Edgar Open Weekend returns for a special 10th anniversary event .

Kayaks and Dinghy sailing under the Queensferry Crossing

South Queensferry

4th May - 5th May
Watersports taster sessions: £30.00 per adult; £20.00 for children

Taking place between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 04 and Sunday 05 May 2024, and with an expanded offering to mark its 10 year birthday, Port Edgar Open Weekend returns to Port Edgar in South Queensferry.

Held at the largest watersports and activity centre in Scotland, Port Edgar Watersports CIC will be hosting numerous watersports taster sessions offering the chance to try canoeing, sea kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, windsurfing, keelboating and powerboating. Wetwheels Edinburgh CIC will have experiences available throughout the weekend. Sessions cost £30.00 per adult and £20.00 for children (over 8 years old) and should be booked in advance via the Port Edgar website.

New to this year’s programme is a series of adventure talks hosted by fitness and sports enthusiast and podcaster Alan Nash aka Get After It Nashy. His guests will include Mollie Hughes, the world record breaking mountaineer, adventurer and author; former marine and explorer, John Bathgate and rowing adventurers, Jess Goddard, Charlotte Irving and Taylor Winyard, who will be shedding light on the training and preparations needed to get ready for the epic 2,800-mile row they’ll be tackling this summer as part of The World’s Toughest Row endurance event.

In celebration of its 200th anniversary, the RNLI will be offering practical skills training relating to water safety for both adults and animals.

And when it’s time to refuel, visitors will be able to take their pick from a feast of food and drink options, including Smoke and Sear, Alanda’s Fish & Chips, Pizza Geeks, Taberu, Yu Ca Taco, Choola, Caravan of Courage, Moskito, Mimi’s Bakehouse and MacLaurins coffee.

Shoppers can peruse an extensive range of country, marine and casual clothing and accessories at the Marina’s shop, Beacon, which will be running offers over the weekend.

Taylors Snacks will be adding some further fun and games to the proceedings, with their special ‘potato shy’, ‘snack race’ and crisp grabber, while face painters and crazy golf will keep younger visitors entertained.

Due to the popularity of the Open Weekend event, car parks are expected to be very busy, so visitors are being encouraged to travel by public transport. ScotRail run a regular train service from Edinburgh Waverly to Dalmeny Station, which takes approximately 20 minutes. It is then a 15 minute walk into South Queensferry. If travelling by bus, Lothian Country Buses service 43 runs regularly the east end of Edinburgh’s Princes Street.

For more details see Port Edgar Open Weekend.

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