Wed 310.15am Abernethy Biscuits(6—9). Fans (8— 12); 2. 15pm Potato Prints(-l>-7). Finger Puppets (5—8)

Thursd 11). 15am Dressing up(7-12). Pancakes (5—8); 2. 15pm Buttermaking (‘L 7). Lavender Bags (6—9)

Fri 5 ll). 15am Pressed Flower Bookmarks (7—12). Wheaten Scones (5—8);2. 15pm Sweets (+70. (ilove Puppets (6-9)

Sat 6 The fourth event in the museum's special summer programme. sponsored by the Festivals linit of (ilasgow District (‘ouncil is Hapgs Victorian Fete. No Booking. ('ontact Museum for details. Mona 111.15amBoxes(8-12).Nature Trail (4—?) T1189111.l5am\\'eaving(7—12). Gingerbread (W9); 2. 15pm Storytime Drawing (-1- 7). Archery (8-12)

Wed 10 ll). 15am Samplers (7— 12). Masks (5—8);2.15pm Victorian Entertainments ((+79). ("roquct (77-12)

Thurs11 11). 15am Marzipan Fruits(+ 7). Dressing up (7» l2 )1 2. 15pm Lavender Bags(6 L)).1-'ans(1's-»l2)

Fri 12 11). 15am Archery (8~ l2). Pancakes (5- 8); 2. 15pm Street games(7-- 12). Painting and printing (1-7)

Sat13 11). 15am vaeetsH 7).Weaving

(7 12);2.15pniI-'ingerpuppets(5a8). Shortbread(6 9) MDD15111.15amvaccls(-l-7);2.15meilc making(7 12)

Tue 15 11). 15am Archery (8-12).Tussie Mussie(6 9);2.15pm(‘roquet(7—12). Storytirne drawing (4—7)

I SCOTTISH BALLET 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931

Junior Contemporary Class ()pcn classes organised by Steps Out of Scottish Ballet will re-start during the week of 18 AugUst.


I HAGGS CASTLE 1le St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Mon --Sat 1(1am-5pm. Sun 2 -5pm.

Digginglor History 13June‘ 28 August. Archaeology for children. There is a reconstructed dig to explain how and what archaeologists unearth. plus quiz sheets and an archaeologist on site who will be holding a number of bookable talks. Also included is a politely named ‘lucky-dip‘ diistbin. full of contemporary throw-away artefacts. like newspapers. crockery and fast-food cartons which will tell future archaeologists so much about our own society.

I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Ilall (entrance front Bunhouse Road) 357 392‘) .‘vlon-~-Sat 111 5pm. Sun 2' 5pm.

The trams. trains and cars which make up the collection have been on the move and 'are now on show again irt their new home. opposite the Art (iallery and Museum. Kclvingrove.


I THEATRE ROYAL l lope Street. 332 3321 Romeo and Juliet l 'ntil Sat 1 1 June. 7.15pm. Sat mat. 2. 15pm. £2.5li-l'15 (cones half prices except I'Tl and Sat evgs). Students and 1'B4U standby £2.51) front 5pm. A good-looking production by Scottish Ballet. Very wellchoreographed fighting scenes set to Prokofiev"s sparkling score should make it a winner with any older child interested in dance. though it is not specifically aimed at children.


I CUMBERNAULO THEATRE (‘umbernauld (1236 732887. Box office Mon—Fri

lllam- 6pm. Sat lllant—3pm. 6—8pm perf evgs. (‘hildrcn's shows are at 1.15pm . last approx 1 hour and are suitable for 5— 12 year olds. Adults £1.50. kids £1.

Sat 11 Punch and Judy and the Bear by Alakazam puppets. This is the last ofthe Saturday shows for children until the autumn.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Box office “lam—8pm. A new film programme for children will be announced shortly. Full details will be

listed as soon as they become available.

I THEATRE ROYAL I lope Street. 332 3321 Peter Pan 211-25 June. Mon 21) 1 .3llpni. Tue Thurs is Sat 111.3(1am and 1.3llpm. Fri 2-1 111.3(lam. Adults £2.75. Kitis£1.75. The Darling children. the man-eating crocodile. ( 'aptain llook. Peter and the lost boys all become 1'\' painted puppets in Purves Puppets spectacular and colourful production. liarly booking advised as previous productions by the company hay e sold out quickly.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267 8. Box office Tue Sat noon - 8pm. Sun

12.31) llprn. (‘losed Mons

Great Expectations 21-261unc. .s'pm. Non-members £4 (members £3 ). children i 1. Suitable for secondary school children. TA( i's ingenious adaptation of Dickens‘ sad. dry novel. in collaboration vv itli the (ireg Nash (iroup. A very fluent and imaginative production with many lllsl rate performances and sortie inv entiv e choreography woven in to help tell the story. Directed by lan Brown and adapted by John Clifford.


Activities and Fun

I BRUNTON HALL Musselburgh. 665 3711 ext244.

Elchat Dance Xplosion livery \chticsday until 2*)June. 4 5pm. 511p. lixpressive dance workshops for 4 7 year olds. (‘lasses re-start 21 September.

East Lothian Youth Theatre livery Wednesday. until 2‘) June. 7..3(H)..3Uprii. Free. For 13 —21 year olds. A youngbut impressive company which has already won a Fringe First in the lidinburgh I‘cstival. (iencral workshops in theatre are currently on offer with a touring production planned for the summer. Membershipof the Youth Theatre also gives free entry to the contemporary dance class for 16 year olds and over. Wednesdays 5.31% 7pm. (‘lasses re-start 21 September.

All Classes A new series of art classes for 11-- 16 year olds with a chance to tryout new materials and techniques will begin on 14 July and run for 5 weeks. Venue will be Red School Youth (’entrc. l’restonpans and they will be held on Thursdays and Fridays each week at 4pm. Numbers are limited to 15 places. and bookings must be made in advance. Free to children of unwaged or low waged. othervv isc l 111 for whole series. though attendance at one or two classes only may be possible. Ring665 731 1 to book and for furtherinformation. I COASTERS 3 West Tollcross. 228 3252. Disco Saturdays. 6.3(1—lllpm. £1 .50.

l'nder 18s alcohol-tree disco. l.iveacts most weeks.

I EDINBURGH ZOO (’orstorphine Road. 334 9171 , ()pen every day ofthe year. Mon Sat ‘Iam 6pm. Sun 9.3llam ~6pm. Adults £2.81). children over 3 years}; 1 .41) Animal Handling Classes livery weekend

1 1am- 4pm on the hour. 311p. See howthe animals feel. Stroke a rat. snake. stick insect or any one of a number ofothcr animals in the zoo‘s collection ofcreepy cravv'lics.

I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 55fi8921

In the Gallery Gardens ()n Mondaysduring July (-1. 11. 18 and 25 July. lllam - noon) the (iMA w ill be holding workshops with a botanical theme for 7 ~ 14 year olds. It will include a tree trail. and vv ill build

lovv at ds making a mural. Please book in advance for any or all of the session by telephoning or writing to the liducation Dept. 1 Interested parents or grandparents are inv itcd to stay and hpr also).


Road 'I‘ynccastle Lane. 337 42112. Open every day ofthe year. Want 4pm. Free. lidinburgh's mid-city farm where livestock is reared and organic produce grown. There are sheep. goats. covs s. chickens. ducks. pigs and a special ‘lron Age' pig (half wild boat and halfpig) whose mother was in show biz with the BB( ‘. An ideal place to visit for childrenof any age.

Young City Farmers livery Saturday.

Illam lprn. for 7-- 13 yearolds. 75p annual membership. plus 15p per session. A regular club for children to learn more about farming. animals and animal welfare.

Craig’s Close 2 9 Cockburn Street Edinburgh


Reservations 031—226 3537

Pimpernel is French Country Cooking, is Charcoal Grills, is Fresh Fish, is Restaurant, is Bar with Bistro Food (£2.60 for 2-cou rse Lunch), is owned and personally run by g

Peter and Irené.


ITHINS BOOKSHOP M 5981mm Bridge. 556 6743

Saturday Club Every Saturday.

10.31)- 1 1 .30am. Free. Open to any child (age range approx 2— 13 years). Story-telling for younger children. and activities and competitions. vv rth prizes. forolder children. Special \t‘ilstillill activities are held from time to time.

I WILKIE HOUSE (‘ovy gate. 225 2117‘)

Play Group lor the Under 5s Mon 1‘”. 9atn—4.3()pm. Free. 1 his playgroup l’orthc under 5s still has places av ailablc contact ('arol at the venue for int ther information.


I ROYAL COMMONWEALTH POOL l )alkeith Road. 667 7211. Mon— 111 "am “pm. Sat and Suns 1(1am—4pm.

Spring Fling Competition Prizewinners t 'niit 14June. Prizewinning entries born the Spring Fling competitions in Painting. Poetry and Photography go on show This year‘sthcme was 'Surioundings'.


I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road, 22821v88. Children‘s Saturday matinees. Tpm ’\ll scats£l bookable in adv ancc.

Sat 11 Masters of the l'niv else l l’( i) (USA. 1987) 106 mins. lie-man Dolph Luridgren gets called 111 to do hisslutl when the evil Skeletor tries to upset the order of the universe.

Sat 18 Swallows and Amazons ll lll'ls'. l‘)74)‘)2 mins. With Virginia \IcKctha and Ronald Fraser. :‘sdapation ot :\1 thin Ransomc's farnotis nov e1. about the adventuresofa group of children in the Lake District in 192‘). Stylisltlv lilmed. but a bit lacking in pace.


I HALLClerk Strch 11- is UlllL‘L‘ 668 2111‘) Mon-Sal ltlam 5pm. Lothian Region Schools Orchestra Inc 1 .1.

.7.3(lpm. £1 (cons 511p) from box ollicc or

from Lothian Region Itducation 1 )cpt. Torphichen Street. Bar and snacks horn 6.30pm.


I NIOORIE SCHOOL Nttldrlc Mains Road Captain Scurvy and the Sea-Sprite Sat 1 1. noon. 25p at the door. Relrcslmicnts available. A swashluickling adv enture story for 5—- 12 year olds and parents by the Fly on the Wall (‘hildren's lhcalie ('ompany'. Scc(ilasgovv (imden l estiv .ll Diary for full description,

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