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GLASGOW Activities and tun
I BLACKSHAW FARM PARK West Kilbride. North Ayshire. 0563 34257.
Tired of busy Glasgow? Have a day on the farm. Blackshaws is a working(and playing) farm where you can see daily demonstrations of dipping and shearing sheep. milking the cows and feedingthe calves. Visit the peacocks. ponies. red deer. rabbits. ducks and donkeys. Tractor and trailer rides available and older children and adults can don helmets and ride round on 3 and 4-wheeler motor bikes. Outdoor play areas and under cover play space when wet. Take wellies just in case. Kids£l .20; Adults£1 .80; or £5 per car. Open every day except Tuesdays.
I EASTWOOD BUTTERFLY KINGDOM Rouken Glen. 620 2084.
Tropical atmosphere created indoors to make hundreds of butterﬂies feel at home.
Things that you‘d hate to find in your bath — scorpions. tarantulas — are safely housed in the Insect Kingdom. Leave your cardies
in the car. it‘s a hothouse. Open everyday.
1()am—5.30pm. Kids£l ; Adults£1.50.
I GLASGOW ZDD Calderpark. Uddingston.771 1185.
Open every day of the year. 10am—6pm in summer. Kids£1.50; Adults£2.60.
I HAGGS CASTLE St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725.
Free activities every Saturday. no need to book. just turn up.2. 15pm.
Archery (8—12 years) 26 Aug.
I KELBURN COUNTRY CENTRE On the A78 between Largs and Fairlie. 0475 568685. Plenty to do here. adventure trail in Enchanted Wood. stockade playground. commando assault course. animal and pets' corner. pony trekking (must be booked). Adults may prefer just to wander in the gardens. or view the exhibitions on the history ofthe estate. Open daily 10am—6pm. Kids £1.20; Adults £1 .80.(Family ticket £6).
I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall. Bunhouse Road.357 3929. Mon—Sat
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10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. Admission free. Reconstructions of a Glasgow street in 1938 complete with cars. cobbles and subway station. Largest collection of vehicles in the UK including the world's oldest surviving pedal cycle.
I THE PEOPLE'S PALACE Glasgow Green. 5540223. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm; Sun. 2—5pm. Free. History of Glasgow and its people from the earliest times to present day. See a life-like Billy Connolly in ridiculous platform shoes.
I THE BURRELL 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 6497151.
The Emperor and The Nightingale Lecture Theatre. 29 Aug. 12.30pm. IIandyworks Puppets Company present an adaptation of l Ians Christian Andersen‘s tale. with original music composed by Jeremy Randalls. Suitable for older children. Kids £1.50; Adults £2.50. Tickets at the door. I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street Paisley. 887 1010.
Juggler'sWild 26 Aug. 1.30p. lfyou‘re the nervous type. sit near a fire extinguisher— they throw ﬂames in the air as well as balls. Kids 50p; Adults£l.
EDINBURGH Activities and Fun
I CAMERA OBSCURA Top of the Royal Mile. next to the Castle. 226 3709. Open every day. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat and Sun 10am—5pm. Captures a moving picture of Edinburgh on a viewing table in a darkened room.
I COASTERS 3 West Tollcross. 228 3252. DISCO Every Saturday 6.30— 10pm. £1 .50. Under 18s. alcohol-free.
I DANCE ATTIC King's Theatre. Leven Street. 228 5401 ext 133.
Junior Youth Dance Company Auditions 30 Aug. 5pm. Calling all would-be Bonnie Langfords or Wayne Sleeps aged between
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10-12 years old. Auditions are open to any child. for the Junior Youth Dance Company. no previous dance experience necessary. Further info contact dancer-in-residence Sheridan Nicol at the Dance Attic.
I EDINBURGH BUTTERFLY AND INSECT WORLD Melville Nurseries. Lasswade, 663 4932. Colourful scene of butterﬂies in their natural habitat. See the praying mantis and chums at work and play inthc Insect World. ()utdoor children‘s adventure playground. Open every day, Ilium—5.30pm. Kitls£1.15; Adults£l.95. Family ticket £5.75.
I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202. ()pen every day ofthe year.9am—4pm. I’ree. Down on the farm in the middle of town. Sheep. rabbits. pigs and for non-caged little animals. a children's play area.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon-Sat. 10am—4pm; Sun 2—4pni.
The Discovery Boom Things to do include making your own prints. cross-examining a computer and adding to an old-fashioned recipe book.
I VENUE (‘alton Road. 557 3073.
The Ram Jam Club Every Saturday.
,8—11.30pm.£2. IInder- 18s alcohol-free
disco. playing hip-hop and soul. Exhibitions
I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; During Edinburgh Festival. Sun 2—5pm. Free. Five ﬂoors of toys. Dolls houses. train sets. spinning tops. slot machines. Video presentations and play area.
Beatrix Potter in Scotland Until 2 Sept. Early books. original drawings and material from a Scottish holiday where the fabled Lakeland writer and illustrator first met Jeremy Fisher and MrsTiggywinkle. Competition with super prizes.
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