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GLASGOW Activities and fun I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive.

Pollokshields. «127 2725.

Easter Activities Still some places left in these popular activities. must be booked. Free. Age range given in brackets.

Mon 9 Apr 10. 15am Make a Mask (6 U);

2. 15pm ‘How we l'sed to Dress'(7~ 12).

Tue toApr Ill. 15am Apr. Flowers

(7—12). Springtime Nature Trail (47); 2.15pm(’andlemaking(#12) Finger Puppets (5 -S).

Fri 13Apr 10. 15am Decorate an Faster Iigg (Hr—12) ‘Making Faces' —‘ collage portraits

(4»7):2.15pm Luster ('ards (6—-9) How we L'st to Dress(7-«l2).

Sat 14 Apr Ill. 15am Izaster Bonnets

(6—-‘)) Iiaster'I’iles(7-12):2.15pm Decorate an Faster 1:gg(5- S) Springtime

Stories (4—7).

Mon 16 Apr 10. 15am Spring Nature Ramble (4-7); 2. 15pm ‘Warp and wett‘

Weaving made easy (8—12).

I KELVIN HALL Argyle Street. 357 2525. Improve your Badminton. Special Iiaster Holiday session with a qualified coach. IIlam-noon. Mon—Fri. 50p per session.


Paisley. 887 1010.

Easter Craft Sessions Suitable for S— 12 year

olds. Theatrical masks. African and

Indian headdress making. 1). l l and 13

Apr. 2—4pm. Free. but must be hooked.

Family Craft Sessions Workshops aimed at

parents and under-5s. Details and tickets

available from centre.

18 Apr Mixed media street frieze. Ill—11.30am.


Pollokshaws Road.

Easter arrivals on show. chickens. geese.

ducks. 10am—4pm daily. 11— 1‘) Apr. Free.

Easter Sunday walk ( 15 Apr) with a

spring-like theme starts at 2pm at the

Rangers Centre.


Springburn Way. 558 2666.

Variety of sports to choose from during

Easter Holidays. Mon~Fri. 10am-—noon.

25p per session.


Festival of Writing.

Storytellings and Workshops for Children

Storytelling for 6— I I year olds by Liz. Loehhead. Shirley and others 4- H Apr. 1pm and 3pm. Writers Workshops for II--15 year olds. 7 Apr. 11am. Papermaking and Bookbinding Workshops for is 12 year olds. 6 and 7 Apr. 1 —3pm. All events are free. on a first-come first-serv ed basis.


Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. The World in Miniature L'ntil 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. ()uiz. sheets and ‘hands-on' activities for kids and adults. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. Free.




The 6th Edinburgh Puppet Festival, the largest of its kind in Britain, is out to attract more audiences with additional venues in theatres on the outskirts of the city as well as several community centres. Nucleus oi the festival is of

course the Netherbow who offer a programme packed with something for all ages. Where's William, a journey through nursery land on a kidnap trail, and Puss 'n' Boots are aimed especially at younger children. Aladdin a Puppet Cabaret, a colourful production using extra large puppets, and Willie The Wicked Wolf, surely a cousin ot lovable Basil Brush, will appeal to children and adults.

Playing to a home crowd are Pictish Puppets from Wester Hailes, with The Haggis that lost its Glen, described as a ‘tast-moving comic epic’. From turther atield comes Yorkshire-man Phil Spellacy, performing two shows, the traditional Jack and the Beanstalk, opening with a display of puppet-making and Anansi the Spider, an Alrican legend about goodies and baddies in the animal world. Creating a world of legends is Mary Allan with Between Form and Fantasy, an exhibition of her work in various mediums including decorative carving and painting. Until 28 Apr. (Rene Taylor)

Paisley. 8871010.

All films start 1.30pm. Kids 50p; Adults £1.

7 Apr Sooty (L' ). Plenty of mischievous fun when Sooty and Sweep are around. although no doubt Su will try to keep things under control.

9AprThe Last L'nicorn (L7 ). A Prince falls in love with a fair maiden but she is really a unicorn transformed by a magician? toAerstr Horatio KnibblesiIf). (‘anyou see that six-foot tall rabbit dressed in an old-fashioned coat'.’ No‘.’ \Vell Marycan.


I CUMBERNAULO THEATRE 0236 732887. Kid‘s Stuff Saturday afternoon shows for children. Puppets. magic songs and fun. suitable for4~11 yearolds. 1.15pm. Shows last about 1 hour. Kidsil:Adults£1.50. 7 Apr Mr Bones.

I MOTHERWELL CIVIC CENTRE 0698675 15. The Singing Kettle Book now for 'I)ow n in the Jungle'. a new show from the very popular Singling Kettle trio. stamp your feet tothe jungle beat. 9 and ItlApr. 10.30am and 2pm. Kids £2.50; Adults £3.50 (concessions).

Glen Michael Cavalcade Fun and cartoons with Michael and the faithful Rustv. 12 Apr. 2pm. Kidsil so; Adults£2. '

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

Can you keep up with the PACE? The Arts ('entre’s ()utreach team present an hour of fun and music and audience participation. 2pm. Kids 50p; Adultsil: 7pm. Kids £1 .; Adults £2 ( Family ticket. £5. 2 adults. 2 kids).

I PAVILION Renficld Street 332 1846. Fireman Sam to the Rescue Fire-fighting Sam features in several of the favourite tales from the television series. all the familiar faces are here. Iilv is. Trevor


Fvans and Dilys Price. Includes some easily understood Fire Safety

Information. Show ends with a spectacular fireworks party. Suitable for 2-44 year olds. 17—21 Apr. Tue & Wed. 2pm. 4.30pm; Thurs a Fri 10am. 2pm; Sat. 10am.2pm. 7pm. Kids £4; Adults £5. (Balcony Kids £3; Adults £4).

EDINBURGH Activities and fun

I AINSLIE PARK LEISURE CENTRE Pilton Drive. 551 2-100.

Faster Holiday programme for children with variety of sports including table tennis. judo. uni-hockey and gymastics. 0“ I3 and 16—20 Apr. Forinformation contact centre.

I BRASS RUBBING CENTRE Chalmers (‘lose. High Street. 556-1364.

Faster Holiday workshops for children. must be booked in advance. Age range given in brackets.

16 Apr Make a Felt Easter Bunny and Brass Rubbing. 10am—noon (5—8); 2—4pm (‘)-<12)£I.5(l. 17Apr Draw paint your own Dinosaur. 10 11.30am (5—8); 2—3.3(lpm. (9—12) Free.

18 Apr Make an old-fashioned Plane and (5—12); Make a Shoe Shine I’ad. 2—3.30pm (5—12) Free.

20 Apr Make a Dragon Dinosaur and Brass Rubbing. lilam—noon (5—8).2—4pm (((F 12) £1 .51).

I CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE 177 (‘olinton Road. 4430101.

Easter Playscheme For 5— 12 yearolds. painting. games. bouncy castle. Slipper session. No need to book. just turn up. (#13 Apr and 16—20 Apr. Illam—noon; 2—4pnr


Free creche for Central Library users (George IV Bridgcl Open to children ofaII ages. Tuesdays 1(Iam—noon ; Thursdays 1.30—3pm. Runs until 12 Apr. I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE Gracemount Drive. 658 1940. Holiday Club 3—5pm. Mons and Weds of Easter Holidays. for further info contact centre. Also various sports on offer including American football and fencing. I JACK KANE CENTRE Niddrie Mains Road. 669 0404. Easter Playscheme Activities include short tennis. treasure hunts. egg painting. 10p for under-10s; 25p for over 10s. 9--13 Apr; 16—20 Apr. 2—4pm. I LAURISTON CASTLE Davidson‘s Mains. Dinosaur Safari and Egg Hunt There‘s- lots of dinosaurs hidden in the castle grounds. find them and identify them on an entry form. Also eat any chocolate eggs that you find too (hundreds hidden!) Each participating child will receive a Safari certificate and entry forms will go into a draw for prizes of dinosaur goodies. Registration. 2pm. Safari starts 2.30pm. Inflatable dinosaur Mammy the Mamenchiasaurus will pay a visit hold on to your chocolate eggs. Thurs 12 Apr. free. I MEADOWBANK SPORTS CENTRE London Road. 6615351. Play Sessions for the Under-10s Supervised fun. face-painting (ifOK‘d by parent!). £1 per session. Tickets can only be purchased on the day. 943 Apr;16—20Apr. 10—noon. I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424 ext 6645. Dinosaur Frieze Project (‘ui out and colour paper dinosaurs which will be displayed in a dinosaur-size frieze. Suitable for children ofall ages. Thursdays 12 and 1‘) Apr. Illam—noon; 2—4pm. Free. Further info contact the Museum. How to knit a dinosaur Demonstrated by Kath Hurry. Tuesdays llland 17Apr. 10am—noon; 2-4pm. Free. just turn up. I THE PEOPLE'S STORY MUSEUM Canongate Tolbooth. (‘anongate. 225 2424. ext 667‘). Easter Competition Choose a People's Story figure. read about the character then either imagine you are that person and write about a day in your life or draw x’paint a picture of the person in action. Age range 7— It) years and 1 1— 1-1 years. Winning entries will be displayed in the Museum entrance. (‘ompetition runs from 7—21 Apr. Museum open 10am—5pm. Mon—Sat. Free. I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith Row. Winter Tropical Wonderland Duiz I l ire a ‘Sounds Alive' guide (Walkman-style information about what to see and where in the greenhouses and gardens) and you will receive a quiz sheet. Answers to be found as you go around. (‘ompetition runs until lllApr. Prizesinclude the Royal Botanic (iarden Book of the Scottish Garden and a personal stereo. Hire of audio guide is 50p for kids; £1 for adults. Round off your visit with refreshments in the recently opened Terrace (‘afe in Inverleith House. I SALISBURY CENTRE 2 Salisbury Road. 667 5438.

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