I ODEON Renfield Street. 332 S701. Jungle Book ( I ' ) (Wolfgang Reitherman. L'S. I967) 'I‘hroughout summer holidays. Adtilt £2.S’5.child'()AP£I.65. lptn. 3.30pm. 6pm. 8.30pm. Irresistable combination of Disney‘s animation and Kipling's story.

EDINBURGH Activities and Fun

I BRUNTON HALL Mttsselbtirgh. 665 37I I ext244. Elchat Dance Xplosion Iixpressiy e dance workshops for 4 7 year olds re-start 21 September. East Lothian Youth Theatre ('Iasses re-start 2l September. Art Classes t‘ntil l2 Aug. Thursdays and l-‘ridays each week. 4pm. A new seriesol artclasses for II lbyearoldsofleringa chance to try out lots of itew materialsand techniques. Venue will be Red School Youth Centre. Prestonpans. I‘ree to children of unwaged or low waged. otherwise ill) for whole series. though attendance at one or two classes only may be possible. Ring665 731 I to book arid for further information. I CITY LIBRARIES Clowning Around 'l‘hroughout summer. linlivening the libraries for kids Iidinburgh libraries" Youth Sery ices have organised a busy programme oI workshops. story‘time sessions and show s in all 22 local libraries. ('elebrtty y isits include I‘ungus the Bogey mart. Spencer who makes spaghetti glasses. and Mrs ’I'wit who cooks spaghetti witlt worms. Ihe silly season hasarriy ed. I .“ \Vesl 'I‘ollcross. 213252. Disco Saturdays. 6.30 ltlpm. £15”. l'nder ISsaIL‘oltol-free disco. l.i\ e acts most weeks. I CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE I“ (‘olinton road. 443llllll. SummerSports Programme t'ntil 12 Aug. Mondays to Fridays. front lilam. I.otsot specialist actiy ities lor the under llls. plus courses in tennis. badminton. canoeing and squash for It lbyearolds. (‘ontact venue for details. I EDINBURGH ZOO ( ‘orstorphine Road. 334917l. ()pen eyery day of the year. Mon- Sat9am 6pm, Sun 9.3tlam 6pm. Adttlts £28“. children oy er .3 years LI .4“ Weekend Carnival :3 34 July . (‘elebrates the zoo‘s 75th birthday with lots of fun and Iotsol style. See panel. Animal Handling Classes Iiyery weekend llatn 4pm on the hour. 3llp. l.otsot the zoo's creepy craw lies come otit of their cages and into the hands of parentsand children. I EDINBURGH SWIMMING POOLS 66" "2ll SummerHoIiday Programme 'I'hrougltotit school holidays. Royal Commonwealth Pool Fun with inflatables 7 day s lilam noon. 2»- 4pm. 'l'here w ill also be dry ing. iudo and fencingat this venue. Ringoo" "21 l for details. Portobello Pool Fun with inflatables Monday s today s Illam-noon. 2 4pm Saturdays. lilam noon.2 4pm. Learn to Swim Mons \y'eds and Hi (NB poolclosed‘l'hursdaysl9am noon. 2 5pm. Special children's classes. lntirmary Street Pool Mondays l-‘rittays Illam -noon. 2 «lpm. Saturdays lllam- noon. Warrender Swimming Centre Fun with inflatables Monday s 'I‘hursday s (NB pool closed Fridays) Illam noon. 2- 3pm. Saturdays. Illam ~noon. Glenogle Pool Fun with inflatables ‘I'uestlay s l'riday s ( NB poolclosedMondays) 1 Iain noon.2 4pm at (ilenogle Swimming Centre. Saturday s. Illam~ noon. ' Leith Swimming Centre Fun with inflatables Monday s and Wednesday Friday s ( NB pool closed Tuesdays) “lam—noon. 2 4pm. Saturday's. lllam noon.

Dalry Pool

Fun with intlatables Mondays and Tuesdays. Thursdays and I-"ridays (NB pool closed Wednesday afternoons) 2—4pm. Saturdays. Illam—noon.


Road 'I‘ynecastle Lane. 337 42ll2. ()pen eyery day of the year. 9am—4pm. l-‘ree. Iidinburgh‘s mid-city farm where

liy estock is reared and organic produce grown. 'l'here are sheep. goats. cows. chickens. ducks. pigs and a special ‘iron age' pig ( half wild boar and half pig) whose mother was irt show biz. w ith the BB(‘. An ideal place to visit for childrenof any age.

Young City Farmers livery Saturday.

lilam- lpm. for 7 13 year olds. 75p annual membership. plus 15p per session. A regular club for cltildren to learn more abotit farming. animals and animal welfare.

I JACK KANE CENTRE 208 \iddrie Mains Road. 669(l4il-l.

SummerSports Programme

Mondays» I-‘riday s throughout school holidays. lilam—noon. 2 4pm. Basketball. football. Imdnnnton. and Mary in the Inflatable Monkey.

I HERMITAGE OF BRAID ( 'ountry side Ranger Service. Braid Road. 4-17 71-15. The Hermit's Nature Club I'.\ cry Monday until S August. lilam noon. I’ree. Meet at the I lermitage ol Braid \'isilor'(’entre. Very popular and energetic club w lticlt meets every Monday during the school holidays. Nature emironment-based games led by the rangers include activities such as treasure hunts. hill treks and country cooking. All children aged about S and upwards ( and their parents) are

welcome please dress for business and

wear old clothes. waterproofs and wellies. I MEADOWBANK SPORTS CENTRE 66] 535 I Summer Sports Programme

Mondays l‘ridaysthroughotttschool holidays.

Play sessions for the under IDs and short tennis sessions for l l—l6 yearolds. lilam & 2pm..

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 I Iigh Street. 225 2424. Tickets for the following events are free btit must be collected in person (no phone bookings) from the venue from lilam on the Monday preceeding each Thursday activity.

The Royal Mile at Midnight: Storytelling session with Puppets 2s .Iuly. one hour sessions at ill. l5am. ll.3llam. 2pm and 3.30an After midnight. w hen they finally get a bit of peace. the toys in the musuem come aliye —- at least they do in thisstory. told with puppets. and presented by Sheena Dixon of the Solo'liheatrc. Toymaking lrom Paper Workshop Ix August. one hour sessions at 11). 15am.

l 1.30am. 2pm and 3.3tlpm. I‘or 5-- 12 year olds. How not toscrew tip making paper toys.

Doll Day 4 Attgttst. It).3(lam and 2pm. It's Marlene's. a I92“ 3| ls labric boudoir doll. turn to hay e her style. image and construction discussed Ill a talk for lllyear olds and oy ct

I ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDEN Inverleith Row. 552 7 I "I : contact Ian Iidwardsor Ileather Paul.

Discovery Days 27 .luly. lllani I2.3()prn. I‘ree. Meet at lnyerleilh House. Activities for 7 14 year olds include treasure hunting. art and crafts and using microscopes. Supervision will beayailable for any child w tshing to complete a project alter lunch. Ilelplul parentswelcome. Wear weatlierprools on rainy days.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND (’Itambers Street. 225 7534 list 2l9

Make a Hat (to take home) August I. 4 A I). lll.3llam 12.3llpnt. £l.l5. Ilelplul parents welcomelree. Workshops for S l4 year olds. Numbers limited; please book.

I THINS BOOKSHOP 53 59 South Bridge. 5506-31.“

Saturday Club Iiy ery Saturday.

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Weekend Carnival, Edinburgh Zoo Anyone arriving at Edinburgh Zoo wearing masks or costumes this weekend (23-24 July) will not be suspected of being an early arrival to the Festival Fringe. Rather it will allow hall price entry to the zoo as it will be celebrating its 75th anniversary with a host at special carnival style events.

For children especially it will be a weekend of tun and surprises with street

theatre events explaining ‘why penguins can'tin any more', clowns, puppets, pony rides, treasure hunts and monkey puzzles. Tempting parents there is a Peugot 405 to be won in the 75th Anniversary Appeal Prize Draw, and Radio Forth's Music Cruiserwill be broadcasting live from the zoo on both days. The event is sponsored by Batista Chocolate Bars and run in conjunction with Radio Forth.

lt).3()—l 1.30am. Free. Open to any child (age range approx 2— l 3 years). Story-telling for younger children. and activities and competitions. with prizes. for older children. Special seasonal activities are held from time totime.

I WILKIE HOUSE (‘owgate. 225 2079

Play Group for the Under 5s Mon—Fri. 9am~4.3tlpm. Free. This playgroup for the under 5s still has places available contact (‘arol at the venue for further information.


I DDEDN (‘Ierls‘ Street. 667 7331.

Jungle Book ( If) (Wolfgang Reitherman. IS. 1967) Throughout summer holidays. £2 (cones £1 .50) for perfs commencing befre 6pm. £2.75 (cones £2) for perfs commencing after 6pm. 2. 15pm. 4.30pm. 6.40pm. 8.45pm. Irresistable combination of Disney animation and Kipling story.

I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. (‘hildren‘s Saturday matinees re-start in September.



The Soldier's Tale 26. 27. 28. 29 a: sunny. 7.30pm. The inventive London Munich Puppet Players (who trained in London and live in Munich) present Stravinsky"s Soldier's ‘l'u/e using shadow puppets. See panel on (‘Iassieal Music page.


Street. 5569579. Old Town Arts Festival l'ntil 30 July. Dance Along with Mr Boom limit 23 July. lll.3llam and also 2.30pm Sat 23only. I.iyely one-man band for 3 year oldsand aboye. I VARIOUS VENUES All events free. Magic Bob For 4 year olds upwards. Lotsof fun and mystery with an emphasis on partiticpation. At the follow venues: 22 .Iuly. 10.30am Davidson's Mains Park. 3pm Saugltton Park. Common Lore For all ages. 'I‘raditional stories. songs. games and music from all over the world. At the following venues: 25 July 3pm Pilrig Park. 26July. 10.30am Inch Park. 3pm (iorgie Memorial Hall. 27July. ltl.3llam Brighton Park. Portobello; 3pm .lack Kane(‘entre. (‘raigmillar 28 July. 10.30am Princes Street (iardens (by fountain ); 3pm Braidburn Valley Park. 29July. lll.3tlam Davidson‘s Mains Park; 3pm Satighton Park. Mimika I‘or all ages. Street theatre. magic. juggling. fire-eating and puppetry. At the following venues: I August 3pm Pilrig Park. 2 August ltl.3tlam Inch Park. 3pm South ()ueenslerry ('ornmunity (‘entre. 3 August Ill.3llam Brighton Park. Portobello; 3pm .Iack Katie (‘cntre. ('raigmillar. 4 Atigtist lll.3llam Princes Street (idns; 3pm Braidburn Valley Park. 5 August lil.3llam l)ayidson's Mains Park; 3pm Saughton Park. In case of bad weather ey ents scheduled for Brighton Park. Portobello will take place in the Portobello'l'own llallzevents scheduled for Pilrig Park will be transferred to the Thomas Morton I Tall. 28 Ferry Road. Iidinbtirgh. I THE ROSS Princes Street ( iardens. Tickets in advance front box office 228 l I55 Mon - Sat Illarn-~5pm or one hour before performance at venue. Singing Kettle Monday 25 July. I lam. {I 50p. (‘hildren are invited to bringalong a really noisy instrument like pots. pans. lids and spoons for their improvised Kitchen Band. Singing Kettle Monday I Atigtist. l lam. A-’/.. The last of the singing Kettle's popular shows steams right through the alphabet from A-Z.

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