I Kids aims to provide into about mntsln

the specially contructed ice rink. open

and around Edinburgh and Glasgowtor from Monday to Thursday for children of

children and young people. Pluu send all ages (skates can be hired for a small

details not later than todaysbetm charge).

publication. The climax of the week comes on Dec23 with a btltl-strong Massed Carol Concert

G G held in aid of the Crossroads Care

Attendant Scheme.

I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. 427 2725

Saturday Activities 2.15pm. bookings taken. Recommended age in brackets.

Sat DecemberiO Heraldry (7-12)

Booking opens Sat1O December, 10am for llaggs Castlc‘s Christmas Activities programme. Sessions run daily from 88124 Decemberto 7January (excluding Sundays. Dec 25 & Jan 1). and there will be a dayof' Festive Fun on Sat 17 December. Booking ahead is essential. Only one activity per child. Minimum age 4 years. There is also a special Day or Festive Fun Sat 17 December. Full details after Christmas Activities programme.

Sat 24 December 10.15am Christmas Cards (5—8) & Mince Pics (6—9):2. 15pm Christmas Eve Stories (4—7) & Christmas Eve Candles (8—12)

Mon 26 Dec 10.15am llcraldry(7—12):

2. 15pm Sugar Mice (4—7)

Tue 27 Dec 10.15am Victorian Entertainments (6-9); 2. 15pm Buttermaking (4—7)

Wed 28 Dec 10.15am Dressing Up (7—12); 2.15pm Potato Prints (4—7)

Thurs 29 Dec 10. 15am Sugar Mice (4—7) & Beadwork (8—12);2.15pm Storytime Drawing (4—?) & Gingerbread (6—9)

Fri 30 Dec 10.15am Glove Puppets (0—9) & Painting and Printing (4—7); 2. 15pm Tile Making (7—12) & Victorian Entertainments (6—9).

Sat31 Dec 10.15am New Year Cards (5—8) & Candlemaking (8—12): llogmanay Shortbread (6—9) & Seasonal Storics(4—7) Mon 2 Jan 10.15am Kites(8—12);2.15pm Sugar Mice (4—7)

Tue 3 Jan 11). 15am Finger Puppets (5—8); 2.15pm Beautiful Boxes (8—12)

Wed 4 Jan 10.15am Gingerbread Men (6—9);2.15pm Potato Prints (4—7)

Thurs 5 Jan 10.15am Dressing Up (7—12)&

I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 2634:4145

Workshopstor Children 15 December 6—8pm & Sat 17 December Illam—noon. l—3pm. This sounds like the answer to a hassled parent's dream: a place to leave the children playing happily while you get on with some serious Christmas shopping. lfyou have a child aged between 7 and 12 years and are wondering how to occupy him/her during late night or Saturday shoppingon Dec 15 or 17. book theminto one of these workshops. They are being run by David Swift. whose exhibition. Heavenly Bodies and Fabulous Beasts. is currently on show at the Collins until December 23. together with a Christmas Craft Show so you might be able to pick up a few more presents when you go to collect the kids. There is a charge for the workshops of £1 to cover cost of materials.


Christmas in George Square December 19-23. George Square will be the place to be during the week running up to Christmas when Glasgow District Council turn it into ‘the world's biggest advent calendar‘. Festivities start on Dec 19. 6pm. when a huge Christmas cake. all three metres of it. explodes with whistles. silver fountains. Chinese crackers. balloons and music. Adding to the spectacle will be street performers. bands. choirs and a laser light show. projecting slides onto the City Chambers. And the building will be transformed into a huge civic calendar when panels. specially designed by school children from all over Glasgow are placed over the windows and lit up. Events will continue all week with chairs and bands playing every evening 6—8pm. street performers and laser shows. One of the most imaginative events will be

'0 {i’ A Magical Christmas Adventure! .' ' i


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‘As much a delight for grown ups as it is for children . . . can't beg or borrow a child,do see it" (Glasgow Herald). Tickets tram £2.50.

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BOOKING NOW (0311 229 9697 (No

I ports. Sundays)

Buttermaking(4—7); 2.15pm Kites(S—12) & Glove Puppets (6—9)

Fri Wm 10. 15am Candlemaking (S— 12) ck Victorian Entertainments (iv—9): 2. 15pm Seasonal Sweets (4—7) & Pretty Pincushions (8— 12)

Sat7Jan ll). 15am Sugar Mice (4—-7) ck Back-to-School Bookmarks (6—9): 2. 15pm Storytirne Drawing (4—7). 1 leraldry (7—12).

Day Of Festive Fun Sat 17 December. There is no booking for any of the following activities. though numbers are limited; first come. first served.

10.15am Mince l’ies(S--12)& Christmas Tree Decorations (iv-9) ( 15 places pcr activity). 11am Christmas Story Telling (4—7) (maximum 3() places). 2. 15pm Christmas stockings (S- 12) «k Seasonal Sweets (6—9) ( 15 places per activity). 2.3(lpm & 3.30pm Christmas Story Telling (4—7) (maximum 3() places).

I SCOTTISH BALLET 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931

Junior Contemporary Classes livery Tuesday (r—7pm. until 17 Dec. £1 .51). Open to anyone. any standard. aged 12 and over.


I GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane. llillhead. 33‘) 4298. Saturday afternootl films for children will rc-start in mid-January next year.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE .\'ew Street. Paisley. (141-887 1011). Adults £1 . kids 5(lp. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan. Lord otthe Apes (PG) ( 1984) Large Screen Video. 11) Dec. 10.30am. Unsatisfactory version about the life of the jungle-yodelling. tree-swinging and scantily clad youth and his infanthood amongst the apes.



I FBASERS 45 Buchanan Street, 221 3880. Santa's Grotto__& Father Christmas. In toy department until Christmas Eve. Trips to the grotto are tree and children receive a comic, a badge and a token to get a tree drink at any at the restaurants in the store (valid till Christmas). Wrapped presents are £1 (in age groups 0—3, 3—6, 5—9 and over 9). Two colour photos in a tolder, £2.50. Late night shopping Thursdays until 7pm, nearer Christmas open till 7pm most evgs and till 9pm on Thursdays.

I DEATTIES OF LONDON 4th floor of GOLDBERGS, Candleriggs, 5521209. Father Christmas and Grotto £1 (includes present). Full size grotto with Snow Oueens, reindeer and lots at take snow! Open every day trom about 10am-5pm (approx noon—4.30pm on Sundays). One colour photo by protesslonal photographer £1.

Paisley. (141-887 11111). Adultsi‘l . kids 50p. Mr Boom's Moonbeam Music 11) Dec. 1.3llpm. lmpersonatc-ail-animal. sing-a-long session with Mr Boom.

See separate panto section for a full listof Glasgow and l-Idinburgh pantomimcsand Christmas shows.

EDINBURGH Activities and Fun

I COASTERS 3 \Vest 'l-tillCt‘Uss. 228 3252. Disco lis cry Saturday (3.31)» ltlpm. £1.50. 1'ndcr lSs alcohol-free disco. Liveacts most w ecks.

I EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphinc Road. 334 9171. ()pcn ey ery day of the year.

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51(iorgie Road. 337 42112. Open ey cry day of the year.

9am 4pm (plus ey ening sessions). Free. lidinburgh's mid-city farm. in which all kinds of livestock and organic produce thrive. in spite of the traffic grinding past outside.

Young City Farmers Group livery Saturday. lllam 1pm. l‘or 7- 13 year olds. 75p membership. plus 15p per session. A liver weekly group ill which children can learn about farm life and how to look after the animals.

I LAURISTON CASTLE Cralnond Road South. 330 2061)

Yuletide at Lauriston Sat 17 December.

1 lam 3pm. 'I‘raditional Christmas decoration workshops. a magic lantern show and carol singing for the over 5s. Parents may stay if they wish. but everyone should take a packed lunch as there are no refreshments! lintrance free with ticket available from the Museum of Childhood. High Street. from 12 December. First come. first served.

I THE MOUND Princes Street

Festive Family Sundays December 4. 118;


I BEATTIES OF LONDON Toy Dept, 3rd floor, GOLDBERGS, Tollcross, 229 3391. Father Christmas and Grotto £1. As Goldbergs, Glasgow. Open every day, including Sundays. Thursdays until 8pm, and December 21, 22 8t 23 until 9pm. Photos available.

I EAST PRINCES STREET GARDENS Princes Street. Santa’s Grotto and Sleigh Rides Daily from December 11 to Dec 24. 11am—4pm. Free gifts and trips round the gardens in Santa's horse-drawn sleigh tor the under 8’s only.

I JENNERS Princes Street/South St David’s Street, 225 2442. Santa's Grotto: This Santa clearly gets very peckish while he’s working tor he takes a lunchbreak btween12.30pm-2pm and a tea break between 3.30pm & 4pm. Otherwise his hours are Mon—Sat 10.15—515pm (till 7.15pm on Thursdays) and Sundays noon—5pm. No charge & no present, but all children receive a mask or badge.

I SCOTMID 229 2424. Father Christmas will be in the following Scotmid stores on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only. I expect he's stocking up on supplies Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays:

52 Nicolson Street Thurs & Fri 24pm, Sat 10am—1pm & 24pm. 75p tor lucky dip; £1 photos.

174 Great Junction Street, Thurs—Sat 24pm. 75p includes present.

28/58 Bread Street, Thurs—Sat 9am—1pm & 2.30-5pm. 75p includes present.

50 The List 9 22 December 1988