Journey to the Centre at the Earth Imagination Unlimited lead an all-day workshop which takes you back in time to look at dinosaurs. cave paintings and Stone Age man. Activities include mask making. drama. music and craft work. will culminate in a short performance for family and friends. Suitable for 8— l 2 year olds. 20 Jul. ltlam—noon. then 1.30—4pm. £2.50(includes all materials and four tickets for the performance). Places limited so book early.

The Krishnaleela all day workshop in Indian dance and puppetry Kavi Puppets & Plays lead an interesting workshop. You can choose between pupptry or Bharata Natayam Dance. then at the end of the day the two groups will come together to perform for family and friends. For8— l 2 year-olds. 25 Jul. ltlam—noon. then 1.30—4pm. £1 .50 (includes all materials and 4 tickets for the performance). Places limited. so book early.


Free workshops and shows for children with Arts Play Umbrella (see panel). 10am—noon and l—4pm. No booking necessary but large parties should phone first to make sure of places. Contact Susan Maxwell on 204 4059.

13 Jul Last day at Airdrie Sports Centre. 16-20 Jul Glasgow Green.

23-27 Jul Robertson Park Renfrew.


Coaching and play sessions running in all sports centres. Try Roller Skating at the Kelvin Hall. daily sessions 10am—noon; 2—4pm. Kids £1 ; Adults £1 .50 (inc hire of skates). Come and try Gymnastics at Pollokshaws. Mons 1.30—3.30pm; Thurs 10.30am—12.30pm. Phone 632 2200 for details.


I MOTHERWELL CIVIC THEATRE 67515. Sunhuster events. seeMotherwell Leisure in Activities listings for membership details. Tinker's Tangle The Hullaballoo Children's Theatre. using slides. sound and light effects. tell the story oftwo tinkers who accidently trap the King ofall the Trolls under their tent. I8Jul. llam—noon. Members 50p; Non-members


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

Best to book for these shows. phone or call in at the Box Office.

The Adventures ot Tom Sawyer Tom goes out for a night adventure and finds himself pursued by the nasty Indian Joe. Presented by Pocket Theatre Company from Cumbria. l3 and 14 Jul. 7pm. Kids £1.50; Adults £3. Special matinee. 14 Jul. 2pm. Kids £1 : Adults £2. (family ticket. 2 adults. 2 kids.£5).

Peter and the Wolf Peter needs the help of the audience to guess who the animals are in this traditional tale performed by the Handiworks Puppet Company. l6Jul. 2pm. Kids 50p; Adults £1.

The Three Little Pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk Double bill of nursery favourites presented by Jack O‘Lantern Shadow PuppetTheatre. 18Jul. 2pm. Kids 50p: Adults£l.

The Smartest Travelling Fun Fair Showloin in all the fun of the fair as the Arts Centre is transformed into an old fashioned fairground. complete with ghost train and a human (puppet) eannonball. Presented by the Black Box Puppet Theatre Company. 21 Jul. 2pm. Kids 50p; Adults £1. 7pm. kids £1 ; Adults £2 (familyticket. 2 kids. 2 adults.£5).

The Emperor's Nightingale Handiworks Puppets Company perform a traditional story set in China. For 7 year-olds and over. 24 Jul. 2pm. Kids 50p; Adults£1.

I PAVILION THEATRE Renfield Street. 332 1846 /332 9107.

OorWullle Until l4Jul. Adventures ofthe rascal from The Sunday Post who had spiked hair before styling gel was ever

invented. Nightly 7.30pm: Sat mat. 2.30pm. Kids £3.50: Adults £4. £5. £6.

Singing Kettle Popular trio present their new shows for summer. Lots ofaction songs for everyone to join in. Kids £2. £2.50. £3. Adults £3. £3.50. £4. Shows start 11am.

18 Jul Nice an‘ Nasty. Come dressed as your favourite goodie or baddie.

25 Jul Flash Trash. Wear an outfit constructed from useless household rubbish.


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I ASH GALLERY 156 Canongate. 556 2160. Up the magic mountain and back to the gallery Workshops for 8—12 year-olds in drawing. painting and paper sculpture. 28 and 29Jul. l lam—4.30pm. £l0per day. Places limited. book early.


Sea Spectacular Nautical fun at your local library. All events are free. but byticket only. each branch has tickets for their own events. Check with relevant branch for ticket information. (Age range given in brackets). BALGREEN

19 Jul 1030—] 1.30am Sea Stories and crafts (6—8).


17Ju| 10.30—11.30am Pirate Party! (5—8). COLINTON

18 Jul 2.30—3.30pm Pirates Ahoy! Stories and crafts (7—10).

25 Jul 2.30—3.30pm Fishy finger puppets (5—8).


18 Jul 2.30—3.30pm Pirates Ahoy! Stories and crafts (5—8).


26 Jul 3.30—4.30pm Mr Bones‘ spectacular seaside puppet show (4—10).


16 Jul 2.30—3.30pm Mask making(7—10). 25 Jul 2.30—3.30pm Finger painting(6—8). GILMERTON

17 Jul 2.30—3.30pm Pirate party! (7--lll). GRANTON

18Ju| 1030—] 1.30am Stories. rhymes and lots of fun (4—6).


18 Jul Ham—noon Sea spectacular. Stories and crafts (5-8).


19 Jul 2.30—3.30pm Sea spectacular. Stories. masks and badges (5—8). MCDONALD ROAD

19Ju| 1030—1 1 . 15am Seaside tales (3—5). 26 Jul Mr Bones‘ spectacular seaside puppet show (4—10).


18Jul 2.30—3.3()pm Pop-up shark cards! (6—10).

25 Jul 2.30—3.30pm Make-a-mobile (s10).


26 Jul 1030—] 1.30am Sea birds. Talks and crafts with the SSPB (8—12). ML'IRHOUSE

17JU12—3pm Magic and Puppets with Scott Lovat (3—10).


17Ju| Ham—noon Magic and puppets with Scott Lovat (3—10).

26 Jul 2.30—3.30pm Pirate party! (6—10). STOCKBRIDGE

18Ju| Pirates ahoy! Stories. rhymes and fun (5—8).

24 Jul 2—2.45pm Scoular's seaside sketches with author/illustrator Scoular Anderson. I EDINBURGH SWIMMING CENTRES

‘On Water’ Inflatable Sessions Summer Programme runs until 17 Aug.

Dairy Mon-Fri 2—4pm; Sat l0am—noon. Glenogle Mon—Fri 10am—noon and 2—4pm; Sat 2—3.40pm.

Portobello Mon—Fri 10am—noon and 2—4pm; Sat 10am—noon and 2—3.4()pm. Royal Commonwealth Mon—Fri I0am—-noon and 2—4pm.

I EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road. 3349171. Open every day of the vear.

Animal-handling session (must be booked) on the hour. 50p. Penguin parade 2.30pm. 9am—6pm. Kids £1 .50; Adults £3. I ELCHAT Brunton Hall. MUsselburgh. 665 3711.

Circus School Week-long workshop in Big Top skill ending in a performance. Suitable for 10 year-olds and over. 16—21 Jul. 10.30am—noon. then 1—4.30pm.bring a packed lunch. £15 (£5 concessions). Places limited. must be booked.

I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921.

Follow in the footsteps . . . Art workshops for 7—14 year-olds. Study the works of abstract painter. Wols. in the gallery‘s exhibition. then create your own masterpieces. 17 and 18Jul. 10.30am—12.30pm. Free. but booking essential.


22 Jul What‘s in the Woods'.’ Have acloser look at wildlife in the wood. 2pm. Free. Meet at Hermitage House.

The Hermlts Club Meets every Tuesday until 7 August. 10am—12.30pm inthe Hermitage House. Games. walks. competitions. craft work. cooking. treasure hunts. for 5—12year-olds. Parents welcome. Admission free. bring warm. waterproofclothes.

I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Interleith Row. 552 7171 . ext 459.

Discovery Days Activity workshops for 8—12year-olds. Admission free but places limited so book now. Kids should wear old clothes and bring macs and wellies ifit‘s wet. 18 and 25 Jul. 1 and 8 Aug. 10am—noon.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534 ext 219. The Discovery Room Ever X-rayed an axehead or tested animal teeth'.’ Do you know where the fish went on holiday? Pop in and find out. Mon—Sat. l0am—4pm; Sun. 2—4pm. Admission free. Not suitable for under 6 year-olds and under 10s must be accompanied by an adult. (Family

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I CITY ART CENTRE Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650.

The Art of Lego Runs until l4 .lul. l0am—s6pm. Mon- Fri. Admission free. Clever and imaginitive Lego building by grown-ups from the world of science. art and design. Young visitors can build and display their own models in the hands-on-bricks area.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 I liin Street. Doctor Who Exhibition front 2l Jul onu ards. l0am~6pm Admission free. l’rops, costumes. competitions. models and toys. and of course. a life-size 'l‘ardis.

I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSEI titltian Road. 228 2688.

Children‘s Saturday matinet-s: all st‘t'fs l~ '.. bookable l-ilms start 2pm

14Jul Who l'ianied Roge' Rabbit I” i) Cartoon-cum human tale ot shath goings-on in 'l oontow n

21 Jul Dumbo (1') Disney cartoon taleol the wee elephant with the big ears.


Coaching and Playscssions running during school holidays at the following venues. Phone or call in for details.

Ainslie Park Leisure Centre 551 2400. Craiglockhart Sports Centre 4430101. Meadowbank Sports Centre not 535 1.


I USHER HALL Lothian Road. 228 1 I55. Singing Kettle Series of new summer shows with songs for everyone to join in. Stalls/Grand (‘ircle £3.50 and £4: 10p Gallery£3. for adults. £1 off all seatsfor kids. 2pm.

14Jul Boogie Woogie Zoo. I’aint your face up as an animal or bring an animal mask.

21 Jul Nice 'n' Nasty. (‘omc dressed as your favourite goodie or baddie.


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