Who We Are
The Venchie provides children and young people in Niddrie with a range of play, recreation and issue-based youth work. The children and young people come from various schools in the local area and enjoy our extensive range of activities which include….
We’re situated in Craigmillar, in the south east of Edinburgh, within a purpose built centre, on the grounds of an Adventure Playground many may know from decades gone by.
The building is accessible to people with disabilities, and is registered under the Children (Scotland) Act by Edinburgh Registration and Inspection Department. The building is well maintained and comprises an arts and crafts room, sports hall, and kitchen, office, meeting room / computer room and a large communal area to which all the other rooms are connected.
The centre sits within over half an acre of land which makes up the Adventure Playground. This area has a range of high quality manufacturer designed fixed play equipment, an all weather pitch, a basketball area, swings and a sand play area.
The location, building and grounds provide an environment conducive to delivering a range of developmental opportunities for children and young people.
Read all about how the Venchie was formed Our History
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The Venchie was formerly known as Niddrie Adventure Playground and was created in 1961 by Edinburgh University Settlement, making it possibly the first adventure playground in Scotland. Save the Children managed and funded... READ MORE
Since 2009, the Provident Good Neighbour Community Programme has existed to financially support community organisations which best demonstrate a ‘good neighbour’ approach to their local community. Susan Heron our Project Manager and... READ MORE
Kezia Dugdale Scottish Labour Leader visits our Breakfast Club On Friday the 16th of September 2016, Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale came to visit our breakfast club. Kezia met with staff and some... READ MORE