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Activities and fun

I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 9503437. 3 Mar Fortnightly craft workshops on Saturday mornings. suitable for 7— 1 2 year olds. 11am—1pm. £3.

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

Saturday activities 2.15pm. Free. no booking.

4 Feb Storytime Drawing (4—7 years).

3 Mar Heraldry (7—12 years).


I HAGGS CASTLE MUSEUM 100St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. The World in Miniature Until May. Display of toys and games reflecting the influences that various factors from world wars to developments in education. have on the design of toys through the ages. Quiz sheets and ‘hands-on' activities for kids and adults. Mon—Sat lllam-5pm;Sun 2—5pm.

I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Bunhouse Road. 357 3929. Admission Free. Largest collection of vehicles in the UK. Mon—Sat 1(lam-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.



The Red Noseeaggy Trousered Circus Show Black Box Puppet Theatre present a star-studded show with Boris the roller skating teddy bear and a tightrope walking panda. just two of the acts to keepyou pinned to the edge of your seat. 23 Feb. 6.30pm. Kids 50p; Adults £1 . Tickets in advance or pay at door. subject to availability.

I CUMBERNAULO THEATRE ()236 732887. Kid's Stuff Saturday afternoon shows for children. Puppets. magic songs and fun. suitable for 4—11 year olds. 1.15pm. Shows last about 1 hour. Kids£1;Adults£1.50. 24 Feb Mr Boom.

3 Mar Uncle Mike.

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

The Late. Late Christmas Show Pretend it‘s still Christmas time and have some fun with Pack (Paisley Art Centre‘s Children‘s Theatre Group). 24 Feb. 12.30pm and 2pm. Kids 50p; Adults£1.

Singalong Wllh Mr Boom An hour oflunar lunacy with Mr Boom. Air your vocal chords before you go. 3 Mar. 12.30pm and 2pm. Kids 50p; Adults£l.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846.

The Rainbow Show It's out of the television studies and into live theatre for under-fives‘ favourites Geoffrey. Zippy. George and dear old Bungle. Guest appearance by Roy Skelton.27 Feb—3 Mar. Tue 4.30pm; Wed—Fri 2pm; Sat 11.30am and 4.30pm. Wed & Fri 10.30am. Prices range from Kids £2.50; Adults £3.50to Kids £3.50; Adults £4.50.


Activities and fun


Dinosaurs Alive! City Art Centre, Market Street.

Dinosaurs Past and Present. Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. Pachycephalosaurus, stegosaurus, apatosaurus. No, it's not a Gaelic translation of the Mary Poppins' song, but the names of dinosaurs which, by the time you‘ve visited both exhibitions in the ‘Dinosaur Season’, should roll off the tongue. Visitors to ‘Dinosaurs Alive‘ will take a gigantic step back in time over 65 million years, give or take a mill —to enter the world ruled by lumbering reptiles. Seven adult and three baby dinosaurs make their

Scottish debut courtesy of the American company Dinamation. The dinosaurs are broughtto life (even their eyelids move) by an intricate system of compressed air, pistons, cylinders and hoses. Computers control the air flow to give them lifelike movements and sounds. The exhibits are full and half scale, old pachycephalosaurus is all fall and 15ft long, while a ‘baby’ apatosaurus waddles in at an x 10ft. Watch out for the snapping teeth and swishing tails!

Another exhibition making a debut— European no less— is ‘Dinosaurs, Past and Present'. Following a successful tour throughout America, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County are exhibiting around 150 paintings, sculptures and models of dinosaurs. Often depicted as lumbering, clumsy grey beasts this exhibition gives us a different view of dinosaurs- as loving mothers with their young, and young males sporting courting colours in the mating season. A bit like you’re average football supporter, really. Don't try to sneak in without paying there’s a 20ft-long allosaurus heavy on the door. (Rene Taylor)

Drive 551 2400.

Football Coaching Coaching for boys and girls currently running every Friday evening. 50p per session.

34pm Under 13 boys.

4—59!" Girls.

5-6pm Under 16 boys.

6-7pm Under 18 boys-

Junior Karate Classes Currently running every Saturday morning. 10-1 lam and Ham—noon. 50p per session.

I CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE 177 Colinton Road. 4430101.

Coaching sessions available in various sports;

Fencing 8 years upwards; 90p per session.

Table Tennis 10 year upwards; 90p per

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

Phone centre for details of dates and times of sessions.

I DANCE BASE Assembly Rooms. (ieorge Street.

Dance classes for children. £1 per class. Turn up 15 minutes before start ofelass wearing loose. comfortable clothes. For further information contact Sheridan Nicol. Dancer-in-Rcsidenee at the Base. 2204348. 9.

Tuesdays 5pm Youth Jazz (9 y ears +) 6. 15pm Jazz (Level II)

Wednesdays 5pm Children's 'l‘ap (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+.

Sundays 2—4pm Calder Community Centre. lllyears+.

£1 for children. Turn up 15 minutes before start of class in proper clobber. Further details. see Dance Base.

I ELCHAT Brunton llall. Musselburgh. 665 371 1.

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. Pull on your wellies. wrap up warmly and visit the farm in the heart of the city.

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 tend the animals.

I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE (iracemount Drive 6581940. Mini-Mounties Playscheme Saturdays. l0am—noon. Games and bouncy castle. suitable for primary school children. 30p per session.

Junior aerobics Mondays. 4—-4.3(lpm (9— 15


Dance classes Thursdays. 3—4pm (pre-school): 4—5pm (5—7years); 5—7pm (7ycars+ ) Ballet'l‘ap/Modern disco. Junior Wrestling Fridays. 6—7pm (8 years+ ). £1.

1 Fencing Sundays. 10—1 lam (8—15 years). ' £1. For full details of classes and costs. contact

the centre.

I LITTLE MARCO'S Grove Street. 228

sessions for children. Just the place tolet off steam. An hour and a half ofjumping. climbing. rolling. karting and sliding about. £3.

I MURRAYFIELO ICE RINK Riversdalc Crescent. 337 6933.

Open weekdays from 2pm; weekends from l0am. Saturdays 10am—noon family skating; Sundays llH 1.30am group tuition. Check with venue for full session times. Admission 80p. skate hire 40p.

I NETHEROOW 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647.

Children's Workshops Spring Here. There and Everywhere. Storyteller and drama worker Kresanna Aigner leads workshops using movement. music. mask-making. drama games and storytelling to encourage children to develop their own ideas on spring. Saturdays 10.30am—noon. until 31 Mar. £1 per session.


Winter Tropical Wonderland Quiz An innovative activity for a winter Sunday afternoon hire a ‘Sounds Alive‘ guide (Walkman-style information about what to see and where in the greenhouses and gardens) and you‘ll receive a quiz sheet. Answers to be found as you go around— sounds a bit like a treasure hunt. Competition runs until 10 April. Prizes include the Royal Botanic Garden Book of the Scottish Garden and a Personal Stereo. 1 lire of audio guide is 50p for kids; £1 foradults.

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

Saturday Club Every Saturday.

1030—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 CITY ART CENTRE Market Street. Dinosaurs Alive! 28 Feb—3 June. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm. Kids 65p; Adults£l .See Panel.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street .225 7534 ext 219. Dinosaurs Past and Present 1 Mar—27 May. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Kids 65p; Adults£1. See Panel.


I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE l.othian Road, 228 2688.

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

24 Feb High Wind in Jamaica (U). Swashbuckling adventure set in Victorian times when some children get captured by pirates. 3 MarThundcrbirds 6 ( U ). (ierry and Sylvia Anderson's puppets in another

thrillingadventure—willInternational 3 Rescue triumph over the Black Phantom?


I KING'S THEATRE Leven Street. 229 1201. The Rainbow Show See Glasgow Pavilion Theatre. 6-10 Mar. 'l‘ue 2.30pm; Wed

1 lam and 2.30pm; Thurs & Fri 2.30pm; Sat 1 lam. Prices range front Kids £2.50;

I AINSUE PARK LEISURE CENTRE Pillon Fridays See Dance Base. 2141. Mon—Sun. 9.30am—8pm. Play

Adults £3.50toKids£3.50;Adults£4.50. J

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