A fun and varied English activities programme is an important part of your experience. It not only provides a platform for you to learn about a new culture but also encourages your language learning outside of the classroom, and of course helps you to make new friends!

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city and is the perfect destination for your language programme. It is a small city for a capital with only 500,000 inhabitants, but this means it is very easy to move around and students often tell us how comfortable they feel. With some of the top tourist attractions in the UK and a world famous cultural programme, we think there is no better place to spend your summer holidays!

You can’t help falling in love with this majestic city. It has a medieval Old Town, an elegant Georgian New Town, and is home to Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano in Holyrood Park with sweeping views of the city from its peak! Looming over the city is hilltop Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, traditionally used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. You might not know this but Edinburgh also hosts the world’s largest arts festival, ‘The Edinburgh Festival Fringe’, which takes place every August for 3 weeks.

At Mackenzie School of English, we offer a fantastic programme of English activities that will support and improve your English language skills. We combine cultural visits and language tasks with team building games and challenges to keep learning entertaining and fun.

We are continually improving our activity programme and in 2016 we were very excited to work with an award winning app development company to develop our very own rangeof engaging GPS challenges played on iPad minis. These challenges are designed to engage, entertain and inspire students whilst using the most up to date technology.

Forget the traditional city tour as we provide you with an iPad mini for certain cultural visits and activities. You will love the opportunity to take part in one of our bespoke challenges featuring a variety of interesting questions and trivia along with fun photo and video tasks to provide lasting memories. We are proud to say that we are the only school in the UK using this technology at the moment and students love it!


In the Spring, Autumn and Winter, we offer the Pick ‘N’ Mix Programme for groups. This home-stay programme gives students the opportunity to create their own, bespoke English activities programme. Please see below for the our ‘Pick ‘N’ Mix’ Menu price list:

Click on our menu to see our activity prices: