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- Mix cocktails at Revolution Edinburgh
- Go on a forest retreat with WanderWomen
- Sample DropZone Brewery beers and cider
- Have a lovely evening at The Voodoo Rooms
- Arrange a nude life drawing event
- Book a glam makeover and photoshoot
- Eat for free at COSMO buffet
- Soar through the treetops on a zipline
- Create your signature scent at The Perfume Studio
- Concoct chocolate treats at Thinking Chocolate
If you’re someone who refuses to acknowledge your real age throughout the year but can’t escape it on your birthday, then our list will help you embrace the occasion.
From stunning sites and trendy hotspots to fun activities and hip venues, we’ve rounded up the best ways to make your special day in Edinburgh a blast. So, blow out your birthday candles and prepare to age like fine wine in style!
Mix cocktails at Revolution Edinburgh
Address: 30a Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1HU, United Kingdom
- Mon-Thurs: 12 PM–12 AM
- Friday: 12 PM–1 AM
- Saturday: 12 PM–3 AM
- Sunday: 12:30 PM–12 AM
Contact Details: +44 131 220 5679
Facilities: Disabled access to all floors via a lift
Dress Code: Tasteful. Do note that fancy dress is not allowed.
Under 18 Policy: After 6pm, the venue is for adults only – no children allowed. If anyone under 18 wants to enter before 6pm, the entire group must order a main meal.
Price: £40 per person
- Ingredients and tools
- Signature Revolution vodka flavour train
Celebrate your birthday in style at Revolution Edinburgh with their fun and interactive cocktail masterclass! In this 90-minute session, you and your group will be guided by an experienced mixologist to create your favourite cocktails.
The class starts with a welcome drink, and you’ll then (hopefully) master three cocktail favourites from Revolution’s menu. For an extra special treat, we recommend upgrading to the premium masterclass, which includes a delicious three-course meal.
For a more low-key affair, take advantage of Revolution Edinburgh’s happy hours where cocktails are only £6, available all day Sunday to Wednesday. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy your favourite drinks without breaking the bank!
Go on a forest retreat with WanderWomen
Address: 293 Milton Rd E, Edinburgh EH15 2LA, United Kingdom
Operating Hours: Open 24/7
Contact Details: +44 7816 188615
Must Bring: Walking boots, Waterproofs, Bottled water, Warm layers, Swimwear,
Journal, Personal mug for tea
Price: £200 per person
- A single person tent
- Optional upgrade for a two-person tent if sharing with a friend
- Lunch and dinner
- Breakfast at a Walled Garden Cafe
- Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks
If you like the outdoors, I recommend unwinding and reconnecting with nature at a serene forest retreat near the Lammermuir Hills. WanderWomen offers a chill experience, which includes forest bathing, nature listening, and rejuvenating yoga.
During this trip, you’ll be guided by a botanist and conservationist to discover wildlife secrets; together, you’ll cook over a campfire, fostering a sense of camaraderie. After this adventure, I reckon you’ll emerge feeling refreshed.
At special events, dog owners can bring their furry friends, while mamas can happily bring their babies along for the Mama & Baby Wanders.
If you’re on a budget, check out their discounted tickets online. You might even get a chance to win a FREE ticket through their KarmaWomen Pay It Forward Scheme!
Sample DropZone Brewery beers and cider
Address: Your host can travel within 20 miles of Edinburgh
Operating Hours: Open 24/7 hours
Contact Details: https://www.instagram.com/dropzonebrewery/
Price: £50 per person
- Beers and ciders
- DropZone branded beanie hat
- A set of beer mats
On your special day, go on a unique beer and cider tasting experience with your friends courtesy of DropZone Brewery. We were able to explore their range of brews, and we even scored a cool DropZone branded beanie hat and a set of beer mats as souvenirs!
Don’t miss trying their Green On Go! Cider, Buckshee IPA, and Red On Lager, all brewed near Claro Barracks in Ripon, North Yorkshire.
Founded by former Armed Forces members Sean and Mac, DropZone Brewery supports veterans with PTSD through charity partnerships. It’s the perfect way to toast to your special day while giving back to a great cause!
If you’re a beer and cider aficionado, you can subscribe to their monthly supply drops and get a fantastic 10% discount on all their beers and ciders. You can savour your favourite DropZone Brewery brews while saving some cash – it’s a win-win!
Have a lovely evening at The Voodoo Rooms
Address: 19a W Register St, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, United Kingdom
Mon-Thurs, Sun: 12 PM–2 AM
Fri-Sat: 12 PM–3 AM
Contact Details: +44 131 556 7060
Facilities: Private Dining, Booths, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music, Toilets with No Wheelchair Access
For an unforgettable birthday celebration in Edinburgh, head to The Voodoo Rooms. We just love this speakeasy-esque venue that offers a bar, restaurant, and even live cabaret music entertainment – perfect for a chill night out with mates or family.
We also adore their stunning dining area adorned with intricate ceilings, arched windows, and cosy booth seating. Plus, they have a curated menu featuring tapas, sharing platters, and vegan options, complemented by craft beers, cocktails, and wines.
Whether you have a small or large party, The Voodoo Rooms can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 300 guests, making it a wonderful choice for your special day.
Try their Scotch fillet steak; it comes with potato wedges, slow-roast tomatoes, and balsamic mushrooms for a truly satisfying meal. For drinks, I recommend trying one (or all?) of their house cocktails – they’re all amazing!
Arrange a nude life drawing event
Price: £29.95/person, Minimum of 10 guests, Ladies only
Duration: 90 minutes
- Art materials
- Life model
- Private venue
- A bottle of wine
What better way to celebrate your birthday than discreetly appreciating the majestic human form during a nude life drawing class? It’s a high-brow excuse to ogle – I mean, seriously study the art of figure drawing.
Your professional tutor and male model will create a fun, tasteful, and unforgettable experience as you learn new skills and – ahem – take in the view.
For the shy gals out there, I suggest letting go of any insecurities and enjoy the creative process. Nude drawing classes can be a fun and liberating experience, so embrace it with an open mind and a positive attitude.
Book a glam makeover and photoshoot
Price: £56/per person, Minimum of 10 people
Duration: Two-hour make-up session, One-hour photo shoot
- Make-up artist
- Professional photographer
- Fancy dress and props
- Photos sent to you via online link
- Want to feel like a celebrity on your birthday? Then book a fabulous makeover and photoshoot experience, wherein you and your friends will have a two-hour make-up session and a one-hour photo shoot in Edinburgh.
To cherish your memories forever, all the laughs will be captured by a professional photographer. Within a week, you can share your amazing photos with your loved ones, conveniently accessible through an online link.
To take your birthday photoshoot to the next level, come dressed in fancy outfits or coordinate your looks with your friends. It’ll add a touch of extra fabulousness and make your photoshoot even more memorable and fun!
Eat for free at COSMO buffet
Address: Omni, Omni Centre, Greenside Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, United Kingdom
- Mon-Thurs, Sun: 12 PM–3:30 PM, 4:30 PM–9:30 PM
- Friday: 12 PM–3:30 PM, 4:30 PM–10 PM
- Saturday: 12 PM–3:30 PM, 4:30 PM–10:30 PM
Contact Details: +44 131 557 0808
The only thing better than dining out on your birthday is dining out for FREE on your birthday! We recommend indulging at COSMO with a free meal on your actual birthday or within 7 days before or after.
Inspired by five-star hotels, COSMO offers a stunning selection of fresh dishes, teppanyaki grilling, and food theatre to create a buzzing atmosphere. Be sure to leave room for their yummy cakes, creamy profiteroles, and legendary chocolate fountain!
To get your free birthday meal at COSMO, don’t forget to bring the online voucher and a valid ID. Remember, the offer is valid for groups of at least 4 people, with 3 paying diners, including children.
Soar through the treetops on a zipline
Address: Forest Commission Scotland, Glentress Forest, Falla Brae Car Park, Peebles, EH45 8NB, Edinburgh, UK
Dress Code: Old comfy clothes, Closed toe, Flat shoes, Gloves
Minimum Height: 1.4m
Maximum Weight: 20.5 stone
Not Suitable For: Pregnant women, Children 10 and below
Price: £33/per person, Minimum of 10 people
- High-speed zip wires
- Tarzan swing
- For adrenaline junkies out there, unlock a thrilling birthday experience with ziplines, making it a day to remember! Go Ape’s highest zip wire ever, at 160 ft and 300m long, promises an adrenaline-pumping adventure.
After being briefed by trained instructors, you and your friends can explore the canopy of trees. You’ll enjoy picturesque views at 30m high, on ropes and pathways, from the treetops – so make sure to dress comfortably for the journey!
Ensure you arrive early as there’s paperwork to complete before the ziplining adventure. Late arrivals may miss their slot and be charged full price.
Create your signature scent at The Perfume Studio
Not Suitable For: Pregnant women, Children 10 and below
- £49/person for Perfume Experience + 5 ml Atomiser
- £59/person for Perfume Experience + 20 ml Atomiser
Duration: 2 hours
Who needs a birthday cake when you have your very own birthday fragrance? We highly recommend booking this scent-sational birthday experience and crafting your unique signature perfume.
Guided by a professional perfume stylist, you and your friends can blend your dream fragrance. At the end, you’ll leave with your bespoke fragrance, a scent that truly embodies your individuality at this stage of your life.
If you want your perfume-making experience to be extra delightful, add on an indulgent Afternoon Tea for just £37.50. Don’t forget to book in advance to secure this optional add-on.
Concoct chocolate treats at Thinking Chocolate
Address: Teacher can travel within 20 miles of Edinburgh
Contact details: +44 779 542 0001
Price: £55/person, 6 to 20 guests
- Cocoa beans, cocoa butter, and couvertures sampling
- Ingredients and equipment needed
- Ganache-making demonstration
- Chocolate-making demonstration
- Hands-on making of three different styles of chocolates
- Goodies gift-wrapping
Perfect for birthday celebrations, we recommend you try this unique Edinburgh workshop! During your class, you can dive into the history of chocolate, explore flavour notes, and master techniques to create your own delectable recipes at home.
You and your loved ones can savour tastings of cocoa beans, smooth ganache, and finished chocolates. This fun, informal experience promises to sweeten your special day and create unforgettable (and yummy) memories!
If you’re interested in exploring more classes, consider their other workshop topics like Wine and Chocolate Pairing, Macaron Making, and Advanced Chocolate Techniques.