17 Aug, 10.15am Keep Cool:Make a fan (8—12)/ Summer Sweets (4—7) 2.15pm Stained glass windows (8—12)/ Glove Puppets (6-9). 18Aug.10.158m Archery (8—12)/ Makea mask (6—9) 2.15pm Nature Trail (4—7)/ How we used to dress (8—12). I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 3305431 . Build a House with Mackintosh Workshops for 7— l 7 year olds based on the exhibition of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Architectural Drawings. Activities include touring the exhibition. constructing an architectural model and studying the techiques used by builders in ancient times. 31 Jul—10Aug. 930—1 1 .30am or 1.30—3.30pm. One session only per child. Places limited so book early. contact Anne Tynan or Roslyn Purss. Admission free. I MCLELLAN GALLERIES Sauchiehall Street. 331 1854. The Art Machine Until 26 Aug. Mon—Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. noon—6pm (late opening until 10pm on Thu). Exhibits range from a large sea monster made from two old fishing boats to an enormous mask whose mouth is the doorway to a carnival in Venice. Visitors are encouraged to be creative and take part. Variety of workshops. drama. storytelling. writing. computers. animation. ongoing every day. Materials including sand and water. Lego bricks and dressing-up gear. are provided. Play area with specially designed toys for younger children. I MOTHERWELL LEISURE SERVICES Sunbusters Summer programme ofevents of kids. Workshops. films. shows. treasure hunts. Call in at the Civic Theatre with a passport photograph and £1 registration fee and join up. (Application forms also available at all Motherwell Libraries). Check out your local community centre or library for other Sunbuster activities. I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Clydebuiit Puppets Shadow Puppet Workshop Chance to design and built puppets and scenery then present your own show. 3 Aug. 10am—noon.then ' 1.30—4pm. £2.50 (includes all materials and 4 tickets for the show). Places limited. booking essential. (8—12 yrs). I STREETBIZ Free workshops and shows for children with Arts Play Umbrella. Circus skills workshops in the mornings followed by performances by professionals in the afternoons. 10am—noon and 1—4pm. No booking necessary but large parties should phone first to make sure of places. Contact Susan Maxwell on 204 4059. 27 Jul Robertson Park Renfrew. 30 Jul—3 Aug Victoria Park (ilasgow. Ft | m I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. 28 Jul. 1.30pm Masters of the Universe (P('r). lle-Man battles to save the planet liternia from Lord Skeletor and 1ivil-1.yn. Kids 50p; Adults i I.


Coaching and play sessions running in all sports centres. Try Roller Skating at the Kelvin Hall. daily sessions Illam--noon:2--4pm. Kids£l;Adu1ts£1.50 (inc hire ofskates). or how about Gymnastics at Pollokshaws. Mons

1.30 3.3(lprnz'1‘hu1030:1111—1230an Phone 632 2200 for details.



Handyworks Puppet Company on tour. All shows are tree.

Puss in Boots

Children‘s Library. Town Centre. ('umbernauld. 31 Jul. 10.30am.

Aronhill Branch Library. 31 Jul. 2.30pm. (‘ondorrai Branch Library. 1 Aug.

1 2.30pm.

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The Adventures oi Endill Swiit: Stuart McDonald (Canongate £8.95)

The story is about a boy called Endill who is sent away to a really weird

school called Epitaph. He hates it! Surrounding the school is an eel-inlested moat. In the library lurks a book-creature who makes buildings out of books. The corridors are toll of crazy goings-on: pupils trudging along wearing lead boots, a hall-ghost scientist, the matron riding a motor bike and an odd-job man inside a protective glass case. In the classrooms there is a sleeping teacher who talks in rhyme, a maths teacher who is forever writing on the walls when he uses up his blackboard space, and a chemistry teacher with a multi-coloured beard. The headmaster has a terocious temper and as a punishment tor not wearing tartan

; shoes, he makes pupils walkthe entire

length at the longest corridor wearing lead boots. I thought the book was brilliant because Endiil has lots at exciting adventures. The illustrations are iantastic and I could hardly wait to lind out it Endill escapes from this beastly place. I read it through twice over. (James Weddell, aged 9)

The Emperor’s Nightingale

Kilsyth Branch Library. 1 Aug. 10.30am. I HARBOUR ARTS CENTRE 114—116 Harbour Street, Irvine. 0294 74059. Children’s Entertainment Every Saturday. until 25 August. Two shows ofmagic. Punch & Judy. games and competitions. 2—4pm. £1.

I MOTHERWELL CIVIC THEATRE 67515. Sunbuster: events. see Motherwell Leisure in Activities listings for membership details.

Ciydebuilt Puppets present the popular fairy tale Rapunzel. 27Ju1.

10.30-1 1.30am. Members 50p; Non-members£1.

Concert Hall

The Faerie Queen and the Goblin King An hour of fun with puppets. circus. music and magic by Clown Jewels. 6 and 7 Aug, 2pm and 6pm. Members 50p; Non-members £1 .50 (adults £3). Tickets on sale in advance.

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

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

Kids 50p;Adu1ts£1.

Ostrich. Ostrich. Ostrich Fun and music show. 1 Aug. 11.30am and 1.30pm.

Up for Grabs! Fifty minutes ofjuggling frolicks. 4 Aug. 11.30am and 1.30pm. Puss In Boots Nursery favourite presented by Handiworks Puppets Company. 6 Aug. 2pm.

Little Red Riding Hood and Aladdin Double bill by Jack O'Lantern Shadow Puppet Theatre. 8 Aug. 2pm.

I Pavilion Theatre Renfield Street. 332 18461332 9107.

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 at 11am.

1 Aug Top Ten Countdown. Come with your cut-out record and help compile the chart of Kettle songs.

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Activities and tun

I ASH GALLERY 156 Canongaie. 5562160. Up the magic mountain and back to the gallery Workshops for 8—12 year olds in drawing. painting and paper sculpture. 28 and 29 Jul. Ham—4.30pm £10 per day. Places limited. booking essential.


Holiday activities lor under 12s. 31Jul.10.30—11.30am Kidds Whizz Show

(4—8 yrs) £1. 1Aug,10.30am-12.30pm Badminton Coaching (must be booked. 3 wk course) (8—11 yrs) £1. /Tablc tennis. pool (8—11 yrs) 50p. 2Aug, 10.30am—12.30pm Bouncy castle. skittles (5—11 yrs) 50p. 7Aug,10am-12.30pm Pet Show ( all ages) 50p. 8Aug10.30am-12.3opm. Badminton Coaching (see above)/Arts and Crafts Workshop (8—1 lyrs) 50p (must be booked). I EDINBURGH CITY LIBRARIES 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). CENTRALJUNIOR 31 Jul, 10.30—11.30am Salty Sea Stories (3—5). CRAIGMILLAR 1 Aug, 2.30—3.30pm Sea Spectacular (all ages). GILMERTON 1Aug.10.30—11.15am Sea Stories (4—6). KlRKLlSTON 1Aug.11am-noon Songs. games and rhymes with Alison McMorland (5—8). MOREDUN 31 Jul. 2.304.30pm Songs. games and rhymes with Alison McMorland (5—8). MORNINGSIDF 1 Aug, 2.304.30pm Songs. games and rhymes with Alison McMorland (5—8). MUIRHOUSE B Aug. 24.30pm Pennywell Pirates! (3—12). NEWINGTON 31 Jul. 11am—noon Songs. games and rhymes with Alison McMorland (5—8). 2 Aug, 2.30—3.30pm Seashore special (5— 12). PO R'I‘OBELLO 31 Jul. 2.30—4pm Sea spectacular! (5—12). I EDINBURGH SWIMMING CENTRES ‘On Water' inilalable Sessions Summer Programme runs until 17 Aug. Dairy Mon—Fri 2—4pm; Sat 10am—noon. Glenogle Mon—Fri lilam—noon and 2—4pm: Sat 2—3.40pm. Portobello Mon—Fri ltiam—noon and 2—4pm; Sat ltlam—noon and 2—3.40pm. Royal Commonwealth Mon—Fri 10am—noon and 2—4pm. I EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road. 334 9171. Open every day ofthe year. Animal handling session (must be booked) on the hour. 50p. Penguin parade 2.30pm.

9am—6pm. Kids£l .50: Adults £3.


The Hermits Club Meets every Tuesday until 7 August. 10am—12.30pm in the Hermitage House. Games. walks. competitions. craft work. cooking. treasure hunts. for 5—12 year olds. Parents welcome. Admission free. bring warm. waterproof clothes.

I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row. 552 7171 . cxt459.

Discovery Days Activity workshops for

8— l 2 year olds. Admission free but places limited so book now. Kids should wear old clothes and bring macs and wellies ifits wet. 1 and 8 August. lilam—noon.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534 ext 219.

The Discovery Boom Ever X-rayed an axehcad or tested animal teeth? Do you know where the fish went on holiday? Pop in and find out. Mon—Sat. 10am—4pm: Sun. 2—4pm. Admission free. Not suitable for under 6 year olds and under 10s must be accompanied by an adult. (Family groups. one adult to 4 kids).


I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. Doctor Who Exhibition Currently showing. 10am—6pm. Admission free. Props. costumes. competitions. models and toys. and of course. a life-size Tardis‘.

I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688.

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

28 Jul Gleaming the Cube (PO) A must for skateboarders.

4 Aug Grease(PG)11igh school bopping with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

Out and About

I HAY LODGE PARK below Neidpath Castle. Peebles.

Bear FairTwo day event packed with entertainments including ClownJewels. Ostrich. Ostrich. Ostrich. Stu Who'.’.and The Natural Theatre Company. Craft market with demonstrations. facepainting. hot air balloons. workshops. kites and swingboats. 28 and 29Ju1. 11am—7pm. Kids £2.50 (under 5s free); Adults £5 (family tickets. 2 kids. 2 adults. £12).


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

Ainslie Park Leisure Centre 5512400. Craiglockhart Sports Centre 443 0101. Meadowbank Sports Centre 661 5351.


Free outdoor entertainment by the Clown Jewels. The Faerie Queen and the Goblin King. a crazy tale of magic. circusand puppets. will appear at the following venues at 3pm;

30 Jul Ainslie Park Leisure Centre.

31 Jul (iracemount Leisure Centre.

1 Aug Jack Kane ('entre.

2Aug S. O'Ferry CommunityCentre. 3Aug ('raiglockhart Sports Centre.

I LAURISTON CASTLE ('ramond Road Sotith.

Theatre Alba present an open-air performance of The Time Garden. a fantasy thriller for 7—-l l yearolds. 27and 28Jul. 11am and 2.30pm: 29 Jul. 2.30pm. Kids£1 : Adults £2.

I USHER HALL Lothian Road. 228 1 155. Singing Kettle Series of new summer shows with songs for everyone to join in. Stalls/Grand Circle £3.50 and £4; Top Gallery£3 for adults. £1 off all seatsfor kids. 2pm.

28 Jul Flash Trash. Come dressed in useless household rubbish.

4Aug Top Ten Countdown. Bring a cut-out record and help compile a chart of Kettle favourites.