I Kids arms to provide into about events In and around Edinburgh and Glasgow tor children and young people. Please send details not later than 10 days before publication.


Activities and fun

I BLACKSHAW FARM PARK West Kilbride. North Ayshire. 0563 34257.

Bored with busy Glasgow? Then have a day out on the farm. Blackshaws is a working (and playing) farm with daily demonstrations of dipping and shearing sheep, milking the cows and feeding the calves. Peacocks. ponies. red deer. rabbits, ducks and donkeys and others from the Ark. Tractor and trailor 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. Wellies wecommended. Kids£1 .20; Adults £1.80. or £5 per car. Open every day except Tuesdays.

I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College, Southbrae Drive, 950 3437. Crawford Kids 16 Sep. 2—4.30pm. Saturday afternoon fun suitable for 5-12 year olds. Piano entertainer and magician. £1 . Family ticket £4.


Hundreds of butterflies flitting about in indoor tropics. Things that you‘d hate to find in your bath - scorpions. tarantulas - are safely housed in the Insect Kingdom. Leave cardies in the car, it‘s a hothouse. Open every day, 10am—5.30pm. Kids£1; Adults £1 .50.

I GLASGOW ZOO 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.

Weaving (7-12 years) 16 Sep.

Victorian Entertainments (6—9 years) 23 Sep. I KELBURN COUNTRY CENTRE On the A78 between Largs and Fairlie, 0475 568685. 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£l .20; Adults £1 .80.(Family ticket £6).

I SUMMIT CENTRE Minerva Way. Finnieston. 204 2215.

Re-opening 16 Sep for winter weekend skating. Saturday, 9.30am-noon;2—4.30pm and 7—10pm. Sunday 1.30-4pm;7-10pm. Sat morning all ages £1.50; Sat and Sun afternoons under 12$£1.50, over 125 £2; Sat and Sun disco sessions £2.50 all ages. Skate hire 50p all sessions.


I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall. Bunhouse Road.357 3929. Mon—Sat 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.

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I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley, 887 1010.

Shaggy DA (U) Walt Disney comedy. Young lawyer swops his identity with a large sheepdog. it wasn‘t like thisin Lassie. 23 Sep. 1.30pm. Kids 50p; Adults £1.


I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE 0236 732887. Kid's Stull Shows suitable for 4—1 1 years, lasting 45mins—1 hour, all performances begin 1.15pm. Kids£1;Adults£1.50. Uncle Jimmy's Magic Show One-hour show of magic and puppets. 16 Sep, 1.30pm. Kids 50p; Adults£l.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street Paisley. 887 1010.


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 EDINBURGH BUTTERFLY AND INSECT WORLD Melville Nurseries, Lasswade, 663 4932. Colourful scene of butterflies in their natural habitat. In the Insect World there's praying mantis and other crawly delights. Outdoor children‘s adventure playground. Open every day. 10am-5.30pm. Kids£1.15; Adults£1.95.


As Edinburgh Zoo launches their major architectural competition tor a new penguin enclosure, we announce our very own penguin competition for all children underthe age of fourteen.

Wanted! Ideas tor a desirable residence for large Iamily (over 100). Requirements; nursery accommodation (new arrivals number over 50 each year), swimming pool, spacious area lor relaxing and parading aboutiorvisitors. No wardrobe storage required -Iamiiy wears wet suits and flippers all year round.

The ‘large family‘ are penguins who have lived in Edinburgh Zoo since l914, when the Christian Salvesen company brought some over from the Antarctic in their whaling boats. Three species, Gentoo, King and Rockhopper make up one at the largest penguin colonies exhibited in the world. The daily ‘penguin parade'in the zoo grounds is one of the main attractions to visitors and some of the colony paraded nationwide—starring in one olthe earlier television advertisements tor a well-known chocolate biscuit.

In July Edinburgh Zoo launched a £500,000 appeal, ‘Preserve Our Penguins' (P.0.P.) and now the Royal Zoological Society oi Scotland and the

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Royal incorporation of Architects in Scotland have announced details of their competition open to architects in the UK to design a new penguin enclosure.

KIDS page would like our younger readers to send in a drawing or painting illustrating their ideas lor the 200's new penguin home. Entries will be judged by one oI the penguin keepers and the Kids Page Editor. Three winners will each receive a P.0.P. pack containing sweatshirt, car-sticker and badge, a lamin ticket to the zoo, and a chance to teed the penguins.

Winners will be announced on 26 Oct, and their entries displayed in the new centre opening shortly in the zoo. Don‘t delay!

The List, 14 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TE.

Family ticket £5.75.

I EDINBURGH DANCE PROJECT The Dance Base, Assembly Rooms. George Street. Classes commence 12 Sep. led by Sheridan Nicol. £1 for kids. Further info phone 557 2480.

Tue 5pm. Children's Jazz Class (9

years+ ).

Wed 5pm. Children‘s Tap (9years + ).

I EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road, 334 9171. Open every day of the year.9am to 6pm; 9.30am on Sundays. Kids£1.50; Adults £3.

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202. Open every day of the year. 9am—4pm. Free. Down on the farm in the middle of town. Sheep. rabbits. pigs and for non-caged little animals. a children‘s play area.


Guided Walks Walks led by the Ranger Service with a theme relating to the environment ofthe Hermitage. No booking necessary, just turn up. Meet at Information Centre 2pm.

24 Sep Autumn Ramble.

I LITTLE MARCO'S Grove Street. 228 2141 . Mon—Sun, 9.30am—8pm. Play sessions for children with bouncy castle. slides. things to climb in, out and over. £3 for one and a half hours. Adults can escape to the lounge or take ear-plugs.

I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riversdale Crescent, 337 6933.

Open weekdays from 2pm; weekends from 10am. Saturdays l0am—noon family skating; Sundays Ill—11.30am group tuition. Check with venue for full session times. Admission 80p. skate hire 40p.

I ROYAL COMMONWEALTH POOL Dalkeith Road. 667 7211.

Nautilus Flume Complex Mon—Fri 2.30-8pm; Sat and Sun 10am—4pm. Ride the River Rapids. the Twister. the Black Vortex and the ultimate challenge. the Stingray which bullets bathers round a50 metre hairpin bend in four seconds. Hang on to your costume and your heart! 5 ride ficket£l.

I THINS BOOKSHOP 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743.

Saturday Club Every Saturday.

10.30—1 1.30am. Free. Open to any child (age range approx 2—13 years). Activities and competitions with prizes as well as storytelling for younger children.

I 359 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Art Classes Book now for 10 week term (one and a half hour session) starting Sat7 Oct, 10.30am—noon; 2.30-4pm. Artist Emma Graham-Yooll will lead classes for 6—12 year olds in drawing. printmaking, model-making, collage etc. All materials supplied by gallery. £25 for ten weeks (concessionary rates available). Further info from Sandra Duncan at the gallery, Mon-Fri. 10.30am—5.30pm. 369 hope to run Sunday classes starting Oct. ifyou’re keen give them a ring, they‘d like to know who‘s interested.

I VENUE Calton Road. 557 3073.

The Ram Jam Club Every Saturday.

8—1 1.30pm. £2. Under-18$ alcohol-free disco, playing hip-hop and soul.


I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Free. Come and see the toys your mums, dads, grannies and great-grannies played with in the days when there was no lounging in front ofthe TV set.


I EDINBURGH FILM HOUSE Lothian Road.228 2688.

Children's Saturday matinees; all seats£l , bookable. Films start at 2pm.

The Mouse and his Child (U) l6Scp. Cartoon based on Russell Hoban story about a toy mouse who longs to become self-winding.

Asterlx and Cleopatra (U) 23 Sep. The Gaul meets the lady with the asp.

28 The List 15 28 September 1989