Activities and Fun


Rainbow Two— Libraries Summer Reading Programme Until 15 Aug. There are 140 fiction paperbacks under this colourful title for holiday reading. At the end ofthe programme on 25 Aug, there will be a certificate Presentation to all the children who have taken part.

0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive, Pollokshields, 427 2725. Daily programme (except Suns) of edible or interesting things to do at 10.15am and 2.15pm. Numbers limited so book in advance. Only two activities per child. Free. 10.15am & 2.15pm .

Fri 8: Making Masks (5—10). Stained Glass Windows— to eat (6—9).

Sat 9: Summer Sweets (4—7). Herb Bags (6+ ).

Mon 11: Finger Puppets (5—8). Fruit Scones (6+)

Tue 12: Pancakes (6+). Weaving (8+).

Wed 13: Dressing Up and Dancing (8+). Tussie Mussie (6—9)

Thurs 14: Marzipan Fruits (4—7). Archery (8+).

Fri 15: Sewing Samplers (8+). Back to School Bookmarks (7+ ).

Sat 16: Sugar Mice (4—7). Croquet Tournament (7+)

0 INSECT 200 Winter Palace, People’s Palace. Glasgow Green. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm. Free. During August the Dolphin Arts centre Insect 200 has crept into the Winter Palace. (The insects are returned each day. so go before 4.30pm). Ifyou‘ve never seen a pink-toed tarantula, this is your chance!

0 GLASGOW DISTRICT LIBRARIES Mystery Mountain Tour Until Sat 16 Aug. The books on the reading list at local libraries are the guide around the tour, and there is a free passport to log progress. For 7—13 years. Contact local library or 221 7030 ext 128 for details.

Summer Programme Last two days. A film show and a Special Event are among the things to do in local libraries. Contact local library or 221 7030 ext 128 to find out what’s happening near you.


0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive, Pollokshields, 427 2725. Yesterday's Children Until 28 Sept. For4—l2 years. An interesting exhibition ofchildhood long ago. It‘s not full of things you can‘t touch

either— children are invited to have a go on an Edwardian rocking horse or even churn some butter.

Mary Queen of Scots Semi-permanent. Dress-up as a colourful court jester. or be King James V1 for the day



Hooch yer Haggis Sat 9 Aug. 11am & 2.30pm £1 .50 (£1) Song and dance and fun from the Raskolnikoff Theatre. See Theatre page.


A hundred and twenty young people from all over Scotland show what they can do in three main productions:

Colonists, Tron Theatre until 9 Aug, 8pm. Tickets: 552 4267/8; Earthcrack, Glasgow Arts Centre, until 9 Aug,

at venue only. Mon 113—4pm Children’s Creative Dance. Wed 13 3—4pm Improvisational drama. Thurs 14 3—4pm Children‘s music. Fri 15 3—4pm Dance (young people). Sat 1610.30—11.30am Circus.

0 EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road, 334 9171. Open every day of the year. Mon-Sat 9am—6pm. Sun 9.30am—6pm.

There is a giant inflatable frog, some 45 feet of it, waiting to be jumped on every weekend at the 200. Don’t disappoint him! There is also a climbing frame for children (conveniently sited next to the chimpanzees) and you can watch the sea lions being fed their fishy lunch every day at 2.45pm. after the proud Penguin Parade at 2.30pm.



The Hermits Nature Club Summer Programme. The Hermits Club will meet on Monday mornings from

i 10am—noon during the school

holidays at the Hermitage of Braid

Visitors Centre. All school children

; approx 7—12 years (and their

: CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE ; Under10s play sessions Weekday

7.30pm. Tickets: 221 4526; Revisions 5

a trilogy, Mitchell Theatre, until 9 Aug, 7.30pm. Tickets: 552 5961. See Theatre page for full details.


Activites and Fun 0 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 10-30

August. For selected previews of children‘s theatre and dance shows see Kids page in the Festival section. For children‘s Festival exhibitions

see: East Meadows and Freemason‘s

Hall in regular Art listings.

Festival Workshops The following workshops for children are available as part of the Edinburgh Festival: Circus Workshops, The Dome, Pilrig Park, Pilrig Street/Balfour Street, off Leith Walk. Box office 225 5756. 12,14,19, 21, 26 & 28 Aug, 1 lam. £1 (50p) for children, young people and adults. Book in advance. Ifseeing lots of circuses going on in the Festival makes you or the kids want to do it yourselves. this is your chance. (EIF) Children’s Circus Workshops Control Suite Productions. Lister Housing Co-operative, (venue 40) 36a Lauriston Place. 11-16 Aug 11am-1 .30pm. £2 Tickets at venue only. 6—11 years. The company are coming to Edinburgh with lots of bits of false hair, costume and tightropes so children can dress up and learn different circus skills. The plan is to present a little show in the last 15 minutes ofeach workshop. (F) Special Festival Workshops East Lothian Youth Theatre. Musselburgh Town Hall, (venue 131), High Street, Musselburgh. 50p

Coaching Session MOn—Fri 2pm and

parents) welcome.

Aug 11 Treasure Hunt; Nature Games; Slide Show.


Until 15 Aug. In the wake of the Commonwealth Games swim a few lengths or learn judo, canoeing or gymnastics. Organised by the EDC.

mornings at 10am. 30p.

3pm. £2.50 per week. 10—18 years: badminton, tennis, squash and canoeing.

Boating Pond 9am till dusk. Boat hire 45p Child, 55p Adult.

0 JACK KANE CENTRE Craigmillar. Under 10 play sessions Mon—Fri. 10am—2pm. 30p. With Marvin the Inflatable Monkey.

Coaching Sessions 10— 1 8 years.

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics (open to over 5s). Judo, Tennis, Volleyball. Tel 669 0464 for details.


All pools will operate extended hours. Inflatables will feature in all pools and there will be coaching sessions at 11.40am, Mon—Fri in Glenogle, Leith, Portobello Pools 9am—noon and 5—8pm at Dalry Pool. Tel 667 7211 for further details.


AND DRAMA 106 St Stephen Street 2265533 Modern Dance Classes 11- 15 Aug,

10-11.15am (8-12 years) £8 for 5

classes. 11.30am-1 .()0pm (13- 18 years) £10 for 5 classes. ' Take along a cutting of this listing and I get I21 011 the cost of the week.

; Exhibitions . o MUSEUM or CHILDHOOO42 High

Street,5571265 ext 21 1. Mon-Sat 10am—6am.Awonderful wealth of

3 toys from the past and present,

. including a doll in her 4000th year. i and ET. in his 5th. In newly

refurbished premises. it is a must.



42 High Street (Royal Mile), Edinburgh Monday to Saturday: 10amr6pm (October to May: 10amr5pm)

During the Edinburgh Festival, Sundays: 2pm'5pm

Admission Free

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A joint City ofEdinburgh District Council/Scottish

Tourist Board promotion

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