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I BLAIR DRUMMOND SAFARI AND LEISURE PARK Near Stirling on the A84. 0786 841456.

Last weekend of the season. Added attraction this year is an elevated walkway above the big cats‘ compound. See zebras. camels. lions and tigers at close range. watch the sea lions in their performing show. Face painting for kids by resident clown. Pets‘ Farm. Monkey House. Waterfowl Sanctuary Cruise. Astraglide and Amusement Arcade. 3D film show takes you over the Grand Canyon and on a rollercoaster ride. Open daily (until 2 Oct) 10am. last admission 4. 30pm. Kids (3— 14 years) £2. 50 (under 3 free); Adults £3. 50. (film show. face painting not included in admission charge).

I BOOK TRUST 15a Lynedoch Street. 332 0391.

Children's Book Week Exibition of over 3()() books which have been selected as Children‘s Books of the Year. There will be also be some book on sale. Open tothe public 6—14 Oct.Mon—Fri. 10am—5pm: Sat 11am—4pm. Free.

I GLASGOW ZOO Calderpark. Uddingston. 771 1185.

Open every day ofthe year. 10am—5pm. 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.

Buttermalting (4-7 years) 30 Sept. Candlemaking (8-12 years) 7 Oct.

October Activities Booking opens 30 Sept. 10am. Places limited. One activity per child. Admission free. Book by telephone or in person at llaggs. Age range given in brackets.

14 Oct 10. 15am Victorian Entertainments (6—9).Buttermaking (4—7); 2. 15pm Finger Puppets (5—8).Edible Stained Glass Windows (6—9).

15 Oct 10. 15am Sugar Mice (4—7);2. 15pm Candlemaking (8—12).

17 Oct 10. 15am Street Games (6—9). Hallowe’en Tiles (8—12); 2. 15pm Weave a Cobweb (7-12). Autumn Leaf Prints (4—7).

18 Oct 10. 15am Magic Lantern Show (7—12); 2. 15pm Nature Trail (4—7). Hallowe'en Monster Masks (6—9).

19 Oct 10. 15am Treaclc Scones (6—9). Storytime Drawing (4—7); 2. 15pm Weave a Cobweb (7-12). Gingerbread Ghosts (6—9).

28 Oct 10. 15am Hallowe‘en Monster Masks (6—9); 2. 15pm Nature Trail (4—7). Candlemaking (8—12).

21 Oct 10. 15am Gingerbread Ghosts (6—7). Storytime Drawing (4—7); 2. 15pm Hallowe‘en Tiles (8—12). Ghostly Glove Puppets (6—9).


Workshops Places limited. booking essential. One activity per child. Free. Booking from 10am. 9 Oct. telephone Haggs Castle Museum. 427 2725.

18 Oct Archaeological Pottery (8—12 years). lOam—noon; 2—4pm.

17 Oct Asian Dance (8— 12 years).

10am—noon; 2—4pm.

18 Oct Armour and Ileraldry (8— 1 2 years). 10am—noon; 2-4pm.

19 Oct Storytelling sessions (7—10years). 10—1 lam; 2—3pm.

20 Oct Fossils (8— 1 2 years). 10am—noon; 2—4pm.

I SUMMIT CENTRE Minerva Way. Finnieston. 204 2215.

Ice skating Saturday. 9. 30am—noon : 2—4. 30pm and 7—10pm. Sunday 1.30—4pm; 7—10pm. Sat morning all agcs£l. 50; Sat and Sun afternoons under 12s £1 . 50. over 12s £2; Sat and Sun disco sessions £2. 50all 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. Largest collection ofvehicles in the UK Currently on loan. display ofsmall scale models from Erskine Ilospital.

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I PAISLEY ART CENTRE New Street. Paisley.887 1010.

BMX Bandits (U) Lots of action when bikers challenge the bad guys. 7 Oct. 1. 30pm. Kids 50p; Adults £1 .


I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE 0236 732887. Kid's Stutt Shows suitable for 4—1 1 years. lasting 45mins—l hour. all performances begin 1. 15pm. Kids£l ; Adults £1. 50. Uncle Mike 30 Sept. Magic show.

The Amazing Mr Bones 7 Oct. Puppet show with fun and games.

I GLASGOW PAVILION 121 Renfrew Street. 332 1846


Postman Pat’s Happy Days Following last year's successful Postman Pat‘s Adventures. Postman Pat and all the Greendalc regulars are back in a new show by Layston Productions. Its real people. not puppets. and there's life-size working models of Pat‘s van and Peter Fogg‘stractor. 17—21 Oct. Tue2pm.4. 3()p.; Wed- Fri 10am. 2pm; Sat 10am.2pm and 7pm. Kids £4; Adults £5 with reductions for large parties. Ifyou‘d like to win a family ticket to see the show enter the competition.

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

Singalong with Mr Boom Touchdown in Paisley for the man from the moon. 30 Sept. 1.30pm. Kids 50p; Adults £1.


Activities and fun


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. Don‘t brush anything offyour shoulders. it might be one ofthe exhibits as they flit around in an indoor tropics. Leave empty matchbosz at the door when you enter the Insect World. you can‘t take any of the creepy crawlies home. Open every day. 10am—5. 30pm. Kids £1. 15; Adults £1.95. Familyticket £5. 75.


Portobello Library Rosefield Avenue. 669 51 15.

7 OctStorytelling session organised by Edinburgh Children‘s Book Group. Harry Holland will read a selection ofAustralian and British stories suitable for 5—8 year-olds. 10am. Free. tickets available from Library.

Witch Week is the theme for Children's Book the city libraries. From 9—14 Oct books about Mag and Mog. Tenny Tiny and Winnie the Witch and other witch tales will be highlighted and some branches will be holding story-telling sessions. Broomstick down to your local branch to find out what‘s brewin .

I EDINBURGH DANCE PROJECT The Dance Base. Assembly Rooms. George Street. Classes led by Sheridan Nicol. £1 . per session. Further info phone 557 2480.

Tue 5pm. Children's Jazz Class (9

years+ ).

Wed 5pm. Children‘s Tap (9 years+ ).

I ELCHAT Brunton Hall. Musselburgh. 665 371 I.

Wednesdays Children‘s Creative Dance (4—8 years). 4—5pm; Young People’s Dance ( 12—18 years) 5. 45—7pm. 50p per

Painting Classes For Children aged 4—12 years. Started 18 Sep but still places available. £20 for ten week session. Concessions available. Phone Brunton Hall for further details.

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202. Open every day of the year. 9am—4pm. Free. Close your ears to the sounds of traffic and breathe in the smells ofthe farmyard.

Young City Farmers Group Every Saturday. 10am- 1 pm. For 7— l 3 year-olds. 75p membership. plus 15p per session. Lively group in which children can learn about farm life and how to look after animals.

I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE Gracemount Drive 658 1940. Mini-Mounties Playscheme Saturdays. 10am—noon. Games and bouncy castle. suitable for primary children. 30p per

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 MURRAYFIELO ICE RINK Riversdale Crescent. 337 6933.

Open weekdays from 2pm; weekends from 10am. Saturdays 10am—noon family skating; Sundays 1(Ll l . 30am group tuition. Check with venue for full session times. Admission 80p. skate hire 40p.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. October holiday activities The theme is Scottish folk-tales and the art of storytelling. Orcadia Movement present ‘Tales of the Tide‘. told in shadow. glove and rod puppets. Find out what the beachcomber finds by the sea-shore. There's also a one-hour workshop in Drama and Creative Movement with puppets. Suitable for 6—12 year olds. 16. 17.18 October. 10. 30am—noon; 2—3. 30pm. Free but places are limited and sessions are popular so early booking is advised. Tickets can be collected from the Museum from 10am. 9 Oct onwards.

I ROYAL COMMONWEALTH POOL Dalkeith Road. 667 7211.

Nautilus Flume Complex Mon—Fri 2. 30—8pm; Sat and Sun 10am—4pm. Ridethe River Rapids. the Twister. the Black Vortex and the ultimate challenge. the Stingray which bullets bathers round a 50-metre hairpin bend in four seconds. Not for the nervous! 5-ride ticket £1 .

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

Saturday Club Every Saturday. 10. 30—11. 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 389 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Art Classes Book now for 10-week term (one and a half hour session) starting Sat 7 Oct. 10.30am—noon. 2.30-4pm. Artists Emma Graham-Yooll and Gill Curran will lead classes for 6— 1 2 year-olds in drawing, printmaking. model-making. collage etc. All materials supplied by gallery. £25 for ten weeks (cones available). furtherinfor from Sandra Duncan at the gallery. Mon—Fri 10.30am—5.30pm.

I VENUE Calton Road. 557 3073.

The Ram Jam Club Every Saturday. 8—1 1. 30pm. £2. Under-18s alcohol-free disco. playing hip-hop and soul.

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I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE Lothian Road.228 2688.

Children‘s Saturday matinees; all seats£1. bookable. Films start at 2pm.

Willow (PG) 30 Sept. Tale ofevil trolls.

dragons and enchanted castles. The Last Unicorn (U) 7 Oct.



The Tempest TAG Theatre Company in association with Dundee Rep Dance Company present a new adaptation with music and dance of Shakespeare‘s tale of Prospero and Miranda. Suitable for age 13 and over. 11—14 Oct. 2pm. Kids £1.50; Adults£3. Tickets available in advance from Usher Hall Box Office, Lothian Road. 2281155.

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