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"We were looking for a place for our kids to study English and a possibility to have a cultural programme for the whole family. At the same time we didn’t want to spend vacations in a big overcrowded capital city. Edinburgh was the only place which met all our demands and expectations."


Inessa (Parent)

Family Programmes

Our Family Programmes offer English language and cultural experiences to suit all ages and interests

Intro to English


This non-residential programme offers parents and children an English language experience, learning, practicing and improving language skills through classroom tuition both within and outside the school.


Parents and children receive English lessons at one of Edinburgh's top language schools.


Adults can choose private or small group tuition (or a combination of both), while children will have individual lessons, practicing language skills according to their abilities and requirements. 

What’s included?


  • 10-20 hours per week of General English for parents

  • 10-20 hours per week of individual tuition for children

  • Highly professional and certified tutors

  • Two cultural visits per week in the afternoon

  • Evening programme on request

  • First-class full-day excursion on Saturday to the best historic places in Scotland

  • Optional Sunday programme


Additional cultural trips during the week can be arranged on request.


Location: Central Edinburgh

Availabillty: Year-round  Duration: 1 - 4 weeks

Accommodation: Apartment, hotel or homestay on request*

Price: 1 week (for 1 adult + 1 child) – from £650 without accommodation*

“As you like it”


This is a non-residential programme designed to offer families to experience British as well as Scottish cultures and various interesting and exciting activities for all ages.


It also gives an opportunity to learn and practice their English language skills during the day independently in an authentic environment.


Parents can choose between group lessons, private or a mixture of both; children can enjoy their favorite activities that they will be doing throughout the week.


Our fully accredited language school and a sports camp are situated in central Edinburgh within close proximity to one another.

All sporting activities run from 8am till 6pm. To see more details about the sports camp, please click here.

To have a more intensive language programme, parents can have additional private lessons in the afternoon or other cultural visits of their choice.

Besides sport we also offer children our specialist programmes.


What’s included?


  • 15-20 hours of English lessons (group, private or a combination) per week for parents

  • Full day of All sport + activity (of your choice) for children (age 5-15) from Mon-Fri

  • Highly professional tuition and certified coaches

  • Two cultural visits during the week

  • Evening entertainment is available on request

  • First-class full-day excursion on Saturday to one of the fascinating places in Scotland such as St. Andrews, Roslyn Chapel, Loch Ness, and more


Location: Central Edinburgh

Availability: 4th July-12th August  Duration: 1-4 weeks

Accomodation: Apartment, Hotel or Home stay can be arranged on request*

Price: 1 week (for 1 adult + 1 child) - from £850 without accommodation*

Full Immersion


This course offers parents the opportunity to study in Edinburgh at the same time as their children completely independently.

The children's programme is residential and all-inclusive for ages 8-17. Each summer school offers English classes with a focus on developing language skills, culture, outdoor activities and social and sports activities appropriate to the age of the child. Children can enjoy a happy and relaxed international atmosphere set in an English-speaking environment.


Please see more details about our residential summer programmes here.

Whilst children attend a course at the summer school, parents can have group or individual (or a mixture of both) English classes in the morning and afternoon studying in one of our fully accredited language schools in central Edinburgh. For more information about our language courses, click here.

Accommodation for parents can be provided in hotels, apartments or with host families on request.


Location: Edinburgh or West Coast

Availability: 26th June-13th August  Duration: 1 week or more

Accommodation: Hotel or Home stay

Price: Depends on course and accommodation options – please enquire for further information

Please get in touch
If you require further information in relation to Family Programme requirements please do not hesitate to contact us.
Call us on +44 (0)131 629 4343 or +44 (0)7938 680 434
Email: admin@palmerston-house.com.

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Palmerston House Educational Services specialises in arranging educational and cultural tours and placements in Scotland.

We are committed to offering an individual approach, professional advice and cost-effective service prior to and throughout your or your child’s stay in the UK.



24 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh

+44 (0)131 629 4343

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