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Activities and fun

I GLASGOW ZOO Calderpark. Uddingston.771 1185.

Open every day of year. 10am—5pm. Kids £1 .50; Adults £2.60.

I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshieids. 427 2725.

Saturday activities re-start 13 Jan. 2.15pm. Free. no booking. just turn up. Phone for details. Don‘t forget the Museum is open Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Reconstructions show how life was lived in the castle in the 17th and 18th century and there are toys from Victorian days in the nursery.

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 ages£1 .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 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. 427 2725.

From the Cradle to the Grave From christening robes to burial kists. exhibition showing how societies past and present have celebrated life from the beginning to the end. Quiz sheets and related activities. Showing until February. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2-5pm.

I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Bunhouse Road, 357 3929. Admission Free. Chain the new scootex or mountain bike to the railings and view yesteryear‘s fashionson wheels. Largest collection of vehicles in the UK. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.


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

Cat Out DI the Bag Puppets. masks, singing and lots more everyone can join in. 12.30pm and 2pm. 13 Jan. Kids 50p; Adults £1.

Tam o'Shanter Edinburgh Puppet Company tell the tale of legless Tam and his luckless horse Meg. 19 Jan. 7pm. Kids £1 ; Adults £2.

Uncle Jimmy's Magic Show Magic and puppet show with jovial Uncle Jimmy. 20 Jan. 12.30pm and 2pm. Kids 50p; Adults £1.


Activities and tun

I CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE 177 Colinton Road, 4430101 .

Week beginning 15 Jan is the start of new coaching sessions in various sports; Fencing 8 years upwards; 90p per session. Badminton 10 years upwards; 6week course. £5.40.

Gymnastics 5—8 year olds. 8— 16 year olds; 6 week course £5.40.

Short Tennis 5—8 year olds. 8—16 year olds; 6week course £6.

Squash Pro-Squash for beginners, 5—8 year olds. Junior Squash 8—16 year olds; 6week course, £6.

The animated version at George Onvell’s political table Animal Farm is the Saturday matinee at

Edinburgh Filmhouse on 13 Jan. Younger children may tail to grasp the subtler elements at old

Eric’s attack on Stalinlsm, but the megalomania otthe porcine politbureau should still entertain.

Table Tennis 10 years upwards; 90p per session.

Tae-Kwon-Do 5 years upwards; £1 .50 per session.

Phone centre for details of dates and times ofsessions.

I DANCE BASE Assembly Rooms, George Street.

Classes start 18 Jan. £1 for children. Turn up 15 minutes before start of class wearing loose. comfortable clothes. For further information contact Sheridan Nicol. Dancer-in-Residence at the Base. 220 4348/9.

Tuesdays 5pm Youth Jazz (9 years+ );

6. 15pm Jazz (Level 11)

Wednesdays 5pm Children's Tap (9 years+ ); 6pm Jazz (Level 1).

Thursdays 5.30pm Jazz (beginners). Fridays 5—7pm Edinburgh Youth Dance Company Juniors.

I EDINBURGH YOUTH DANCE COMPANY Tuesdays 4.30—6pm Leith Community Centre. 7 years+.

Fridays See Dance Base.

Sundays 2—4pm Calders Community Centre, 10 years+.

Classes commence 18 Jan. £1 for children. Turn up 15 minutes before start of classin proper clobber. For further details, see Dance Base.

I EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road, 334 9171. Open every day of the year. 9am to dusk; 9.30am on Sunday. Kids£1.5(); Adults£3.

I ELCHAT Brunton Hall, Musselburgh. 665 3711.

Dance Xplosion Dance workshops for children. Autumn programme: Wednesdays Children‘s Creative Dance (4—8 years) , 4—5pm; Young People‘s Dance (12—18 years) 5.45—7pm. 50p per

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202. Open every day of the year. 9am—4pm. Free. Put on your wellies and come on down to the farm in the heartof the city.

Young City Farmers Group Every Saturday. 10am—1pm. For 7—13 year olds. 75p membership, plus 15p per session. Lively group in which children can learn about farm life and how to tend the animals.

I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE Gracemount Drive 6581940. Mini-Mounties Playscheme Saturdays, l()am——noon. Games and bouncy castle, suitable for primary children. 30p per session.

I LITTLE MARCO'S Grove Street, 228 2141. Mon-Sun. 9.30am—8pm. Play sessions for children. Let them work off excess energy. One and a half hours of jumping, climbing. rolling. karting and sliding about. £3.

I MEGA BOWL Craig Park,Newcraigha11 Road, 657 3731.

Come lO-pin bowling American style. Sun—Thurs mam—midnight; Fri and Sat 9am—lam. £15 per lane (up to 6pcrsons) per hour if booked in advance. Non-booking prices are per game; before

5pm. kids £1.20; Adults £1.50. Alter 5pm Mon—Thurs. everyone £1 .90; Fri. Sat and Sun; everyone £2. Shoe hire. kids 30p: Adults 50p.

I MURRAYFIELO ICE RINK Riversdale Crescent, 337 6933.

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

I ROYAL COMMONWEALTH POOL Dalkcith Road, 667 7211.

Pool closed until 26 January. Most others open as usual after 3 January.

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 369 Gallery 233 Cowgate, 225 3013.

Art Classes Book now for popular children's art classes. Winter term starts Sat 13 Jan. One and a half hour sessions, led by Clive Dean, in drawing, printmaking, collage etc. for 6—10ycar olds. 10.30am—noon. £25 for 10-week term. No telephone bookings. For further details contact Sandra Duncan at the gallery, Mon—Fri 10.30am—5.30pm.


I CITY ART CENTRE Market Street.

Fun and Games Until 3 Feb. Exhibition of games from the late 18th century to the present day from the Museum of Childhood‘s reserve collection. Admission free. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm.

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I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE Lothian Road,228 2688.

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

13Jan Animal Farm (U) Down on the farm. it‘s Animals Rule, OK? Animated version of Orwell‘s political satire with Maurice Denham doing the voices. Walt Disney it ain‘t.

20 Jan Jason and the Argonauts (U) Journey with Jason on a voyage of fantasy

in his quest for the Golden Fleece.

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