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GLASGOW Activities and fun

I DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda. Govan Road. 427 1792. £2 (child£l ). Tue—Sun 10am—5.30pm.

Science and technology interactive exhibition. which includes 3D images. a vertical roundabout and an air cannon.

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

Saturday activities. 2. 15pm. Free. no booking. Phone Castle for details.

I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 330 4221 ext 5517/5431.

Young Printmakers Saturday morning workshops for 7— 1 7 year olds covering various aspects of printmaking. Free. but booking essential. Separate sessions on 5 May and 2 June. 10am—l2.30pm. Contact Anne Tynan at Gallery.

I JOHN SMITH'S 57 St Vincent Street. 221 7472.

Children‘s illustrator Colin McNaughton will be holding a sketching session at 11am.

I VOLUMES 63—65 Queen Street. 226 57623.

Children‘s illustrator Colin McNaughton will be holding a sketching session at 2pm. I LITTLE MARCO'S Templeton Street. 554 7184.

Karting. climbing. hiding and sliding. Indoor play area guaranteed to exhaust the most active child. L'nder 4ft 7in only and under-3 year olds must be supervised. One and a half hour sessions. £3. Mon—Sat. 10am—8pm.

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

Family Craft Sessions Workshops aimed at parents and under-5s. Details and tickets available from centre.

25 Apr Decorate containers for growing cress. lit—11.30am.

Modelling Craft Sessions Workshops for 8—12 year olds. Free. But book early as places are limited.

28 Apr 2—4pm. Group Sculpture.


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

28 Apr A Hitch In Time (U) A couple of kids rescue an inventor from his collapsed time machine. he rewards them with a journey back in time. 1.30pm. Kids 50p: Adults £1.


I CUMBERNAULD 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. Kids£1; Adults£1.50 21 Apr Pictish Puppets.

28 Apr Mr Magic.

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

21 Apr Stu Pot‘s Magic Show. Fun and magic with a special rabbit. 11.30am and 1.30pm. Kids 50p; Adults£1.

24 Apr SAABA Children of Africa. Looking forward to meeting Scottish children are a group of young Africans from Burkina Faso. aged 7 upwards who

will present an evening of music and dance. 7.30pm. Kids £1 : Adults £2: Family £5 (2 adults. 2 kids).

1 and 2 May Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Brediland Primary School children present their contribution to the Year of Culture celebrations. 7.30pm. Seats limited. contact centre.

I PAVILION Renfield Street 332 1846. Fireman Sam to the Rescue Fire-fighting Sam features in several ofthe favourite tales from the television series. All the familiar faces are here. Elvis. Trevor Evans and Dilys Price. Includes some easily understood Fire Safety

Information. Show ends with a spectacular

fireworks party. Suitable for 2—8 year olds. Runs to 21 Apr. Fri 10am. 2pm; Sat 10am. 2pm. 7pm. Kids £4: Adults £5. (Balcony Kids £3; Adults £4)

EDINBURGH Activities and fun

I EDINBURGH CENTRAL LIBRARY George [V Bridge. 225 5584.

Creche Facilities in Central Library Browse in peace while the kids are in the safe care of the Edinburgh Creche Co-op. Free to all library users. Please note amended hours. Tuesday and Thursday mornings. l0am— noon. Large selection of toys suitable for all ages.

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202.

()pen every day of the year. See the new arrivals down on the farm in the heart of the city. Free.

Young City Farmers Group. Every Saturday. 10am—1pm. For 7-13 year olds. 75p membership plus 15p per session. Learn about farm life and looking afteranimals.

I LITTLE MARCD'S Grove Street. 228 2141. Mon—Sun. 9.30am—8pm. Play sessions for children with bouncy castle. slides. ball pit. climbing frames and karting. £3 for one and a half hoursession. Adults can escape to the downstairs lounge or stay within earshot.

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

Saturday Club Every Saturday.

1030-] 1.30am. Free. open to any child (age range approx 3—1 1 years). Activities and competitions with prizes. as well as storytelling sessions for younger children.


I CITY ART CENTRE Market Street. Dinosaurs Alive! Until 3 Jun. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm. Kids 65p; Adults£l .(Visit two exhibitions at a reduced rate special price. kids £1; adults £1 .65. gains admission into this exhibition and Dinosaurs Past and Present. sec Royal Museum of Scotland). Seven adult and three baby dinosaurs. some life-size.some half life-size. operated by computers. cylinders. and pistons.



Just published in Canongate’s estimable ‘Kelpie' series are Julie by Cora Taylor (£2.25); Mary-Ellen L. Collura’s Winners (£2.25); Masteroi Morgana by Allan Campbell McLean (£2.50) and Donald Lightwood's The Baillie's Daughter (£2.50).

Julie and Winners are both set in Canada; winners of Canadian book awards, each has an ‘outsider' as its central character. Julie (suitable for age 9 plus) is a haunting, sensitive story of a ‘seventh child oi a seventh child’ who has special powers which isolate her from her family. Though guarded and fearful of this gift nevertheless she has to use and trust her powers when her father is involved in an accident and only she can save him.


Winners describes a young blacktoot Indian boy's coming to terms with life on a reservation with a long-lost grandfather, after eight years oi

fostering by white folks. Young Jordy feels unwanted and useless when he is given a prairie horse and finds new hope and a will to win as he breaks it in for a big race. (Forage 11 plus).

Like the author's better known novel The Hill of the Red Fox, Masteroi Morgana is set in and around Skye. Niall’s brother suffers a near-fatal fall; in an attempt to discover the truth about the ‘accident', he takes his brother’s place on the fishing boat and reveals a twilight world of deception.

‘Ouest fora Kelpie Award l990' winner, The Baillie's Daughter has 19th century backdrop, bringing togethertwo travellers in an unlikely combination; Cope, a young free-thinking English prize fighter, and Janet, a God-fearing14-year-old girl looking for work in St Andrews after the death of her mother. Their first meeting with Baillie Douglas does not auger well but little do they realise the secrets and hypocrisy they will uncover and the affect the Baillie will have on their lives (for age 12 plus). (Susan Barnes)

Chambers Street. 225 7534 ext 219. Dinosaurs Past and Present until 27 May. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Kids 65p; Adults £1. (Special ticket.see City Art Centre). Around 150dinosaur portraits— paintings. sculptures and models from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD High Street. 225 2424. ext 6645.

Our Friends the Dinosaurs Until 3 June. Mon—Sat.10am—5pm. Free. Exhibition of dinosaur toys. models. comics. posters. View the earliest most successful screen cartoon. ‘Gertie the Dinosaur'. made in 1909.


I EDINBURGH FILM HOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688.

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

21 AprThe Land Before Time (U) Follow a group of little orphaned dinosaurs on their dangerous journey to find happiness in the Great Valley.

28 Apr The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (U) Two Victorian girls flee from a pack of wolves.


21 April. various venues.

I THE NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Kids£1.50; Adults £2.50. Box office open loam—4.30pm Mon—Sat and from 6.30pm before evening performances.

20 Apr.11am and 2.30pm Aladdin & Puppet Cabaret. 7.30pm Curtain Up!

21 Apr, item The Amazing Mr Bone‘s Spring Hop; 2.30pm Granny Kettle‘s Cake; 7.30pm Curtain Up!

PORTOBELLD TOWN HALL High Street. Portobello. Tickets from Usher Hall box office. Lothian Road. 228 1155: Sibbald Travel. 135 High Street. Portobello. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Kids£l .50; Adults £2.50.

20 Apr 1 1am. Granny Kettle's Cake; 2.30pm The Amazing Mr Bones Spring


ROSEBERY HALL. SOUTH DUEENSFERRY Tickets from ‘Sometbing Special‘ and the EDC office. High Street. South Queensferry. Mon—Fri 8.30am— 1pm; 2.15—5pm. Fri3.45pm. Kids£l.50;Adults £2.50.

21 Apt 1 1am. Granny Kettle‘s Cake; 2.30pm Kaspar and His Friends. Community CentresTlckcts and prices available directly from the venue.

Leith Community Centre 21 Apr. 2.30pm. The Amazing Mr Bones Spring Hop. Wester Hailes Education Centre 20 Apr. 2.30pm. Geordie The Viking.

I ST BRIDES CENTRE 10 Orwell Terrace. 346 1405.

20 Apr Clown Stevie. Juggling. magic and comic capers. 2.30pm. 50p.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. 226 2633.

21 Apr One performance only. (inntholling Guizers present The Wooden Boy . a story based on the tale of Pinocchio. Suitable for all ages. 7.30pm Kids £2.50; Adults £4.

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