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GLASGOW Activities and fun

I BIG NOISE ()ld .-\tltertacurtt Theatre. 17‘) Buchanan Street. 332 2333.

The Space livertts for under-12s dttring summer. organised by Big Noise who are responsible for kids‘ ev ents during (ilasgow 1990. Tickets cost 511p artd cart be booked tn advance by telephone or pay at the door.

11Aug Storytelling for 5— S y ear-olds. 11—11.-I5am.

I DOME OF DISCOVERY Soutlt Rotunda. (ittvan Road. 4271792.

()vcr (vliscientific exhibits to pttll. pttsh. ride on. sit on. spin on. Demonstrationsat weekends. Open all year. Tue-Sun. 1(1artt»-5.3tiprtt. Kids £1 '. Adults £2 ( family ticket . 2 adtilts artd up to 3 kids. £5).


Summer Fun Reading Fun Sclteme rurtrtirtg until 18 Aug. involving lotsofbooks.

charts and stickers. (‘ertificates will be awarded on 2-1 Attgttst irt a special

ceremony with gttest Magic Bob. Popinto your local branch for details.


Games. rafts. inflatables t-‘un sessions (normal pool prices) are runrting throughotttt the school ltolidays at the following venues;

Govanhill Mon—Fri. 1(i.3(iartt—noort:

2 ---lpm.

Pollokshaws Mon- Fri. 111.3(1am—noon; 2—4pnt

Whiteinch Mon-Fri. 2—3pm.

Drumchapel Mon. Tue. Thurs. Fri. lliam—noon; Wed. 2-4pm.

I HAGGS CASTLE lliti St Andrews Driv e. Pollokshiclds. 427 2725. SummerActivities Always very popular. must be booked (irt person or by phone ). ()ne activity per child. Admission free. age range givett in brackets. (Bring wellies and cagoules for Natttre Trails if wet ). At time of going to press. places still available forth following:

10Aug.1o.15am Make a mask (ft—9) Summer Sample rs (s- 12) 2.15pm How we used todress(7--12) Nature'l'railH-7). 11 Aug. 10.15am Mosaic Pictures (4-7) Shellwork (S-12) 2.15pm (‘roquet (S-12) Victorian Entertainments (ts—ti).

Mon 13. Aug 10.15am Sugar Mice (4-?) Make a tile (7—12) 2.15pm Making FaceszCollage portraits (4—7).

14Aug. 10.15am Ilerbs (7--12)2.15pm Archery(8—12) Summer Storytime(4—7). 15Aug.10.15am Summer Flowers(S—12) Street (iall‘lcs (6—9) 2.15pm I‘irtger Puppets(5—S) IIeraldry(S—l2). 16Aug.2.15pm(‘roquet(S—l2) Pairtting & Printing (4—7).

17 Aug.1o.15am Keep ( 'ooleake a fan

(S 12) Suntrtter Sweets (4—7)2.15pm Stained glass windows (8— 12) (ilovc Puppets ((v -‘) ).

18 Aug. 10.15am Archery (S- 12) Make a mask (ts—9). 2.15pm Nature Trail(4~~7) How we Used to dresslS -l2).

I MACLELLAN GALLERIES Saucltieltall Street. 331 1S5-l.

The All Machine I 'ntil 26 Aug. MortSat. Iliam— 5pm; Stttt. noon opnt (lateopening until llipm on’l'lturs). szltibitsrartge frortt a large sea monster made frortt twoold

921'.‘i—st IU— 16 August 19.91)- H

tisltirtg boats to an enormous mask whose mouth is the doorway to a carrtival itt Venice. Visitors are encouraged to be creative and take part. Varietyof 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 cltildrert.

I MOTHERWELL LEISURE SERVICES Sunbusters Summer programme ofevents of kids. Workshops. filnts. shows. treasure hunts. (‘all irt at the (‘ivic Theatre with a passport photograph and £1 registration fee and join up, (Application forms also available at all Motherwell Libraries). (‘heck out your local community centre or library for other Sunbuster activities. Dalziel Estate

Teddy Bear's Picnic. Take your teddy along lorlun activities and Punch a Judy Show. 10 Aug. llam—tpm. admission lree.

Concert Hall

Stage Make-up a Stage Fighting. Learnthe tricks ot the theatre. For 10 year-olds and over. Must be booked. phone 67515.14Aug. 2—4pm. Members 50p; Non-members £1.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley . SS7 llilli.

Arts a Craft Sessions tor 8-12year-olds. Free. but must be booked.

14 Aug Weather vartes. 11.3liam— I .3(ipm. I THIRD EYE CENTRE lily—354 Sauchieltall Street. 332 (1522.

The Kangaroo Dance Join iii the fun with storytelling. dance artd song. Wear play clothes artd be prepared to dress tip. 11 Aug. l1.3(iamattd2.3tipm. Kids£lz Adultsi‘l .5li



See Museums. Hear Museums Most museums now ltave Walkman Tour (‘ruides available for hire. kids 5lip: adults £1 . with the following aimed especially at kids.

Mysteries ot the Universe at Kelvingrove Art Gallery 3. Museum Turns the entire collection irtto an instructive computer game.

Faces ol History at The Burrell Collection The faces on various exhibits tell their owtt storiesas Hayley Mills takes you through 5000 years of history. For 7—12year-olds. Drivers at The Museum at Transport Meet the people w ho worked on or built the vehicles through the ages. For 7-12 year-olds.

Out and About


View camels. liorts. bison artd zebra at .‘lose range. front the safety of your car. New big cat enclosure. Sea lion show. Lots to do. facepairtting. boat trips. arttttsentcnl trcade. pets farm and adventure

:tlay ground Kids £2.50; Adults £3.51). Iipert daily from lliam. last admission

1. ilipm.


Coaching artd play sessiorts runnirtg inall sportscentres. Try JuniorTennis. at anvof

:he ('ity of Glasgow cottrts. weekday sessions with coaches. 1(1am—noon.3(ip tnd a tennis racquet. (Obtain yourticket

it the court on day before you wish to tlay'). ()r join in Fun Games at Pollokshaws Sports Centre. Tue & I‘ri lli.3(iam—l2.3(ipm; Wed 1.3(1- 30pm. 5lip TCI’ session.


I HARBOUR ARTS CENTRE 1 14—116 llarbour Street. Irvine. (i294 7405*). Children’s Entertainment livery Saturday. until 25 August. Two shows ofmagic. Punch & .Ittdy. games arid competitions. 2—4pm. £1.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 11111).

Best to book for these shows. phone or call in at the Box ()ffice. Kids 5(1p;.’\dults£1. Uncle Jimmy's Magic Fun with puppets and magic. 11 Aug. 11.3(iam and 1.30pm. Magic Bob Art hour ofpretty' slick tricks. 13 Aug. 2pm.


Water races. fttn slides. acrobatics and featuring The Jumping Jax. For all the family. Kids 75p; Adults £1 .50. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

North Berwick Swimming Pool livery Wed until 22 Aug. 3pm.

Port Seton Swimming Pool Iivery' l-‘ri until 2-1 Aug. 3pm.

I CENTRAL LIBRARY (ieorge I\" Bridge. 225 558-1.

Creche Rttrt by [Edinburgh (.‘reche co-op for all users ofthe Central Library. For children of all ages. Tuesdays artd Thursdays. lliam——noon. free.


Holiday activities lor under12s. 10.30am-12.30pm. Tickets may be purchased atdoor.

14 Aug Auntie Rainbow & Iloney Bear (5—lllyrs). £1.

15 Aug Snooker. table tennis. cartoons. (8—1 lyrs). 5(ip.

16 Aug Parachute and other games(S—ll yrs artd 5—7 yrs). 511p.


‘On Water‘ lnllatable Sessions Summer Programme rttrts until 17 Aug.

Dairy Mon— Fri 2-4pm; Sat lllam—noon. Glenogle Mon» Fri lliant—noon artdZ—Jpnt; Sat2-3.~1(iprtt.

Portobello .VIOn—I'Tl lliam—noon artd 2---tpnt; Sat lliant—noon and 2—3.4(ipm. Royal Commonwealth Mon—Fri Illam—noon and 2—4pm.

I EDINBURGH ZOO ('orstorpltine Road. 3349171.

()pen every day of the year. Animal handling session (rttttst be booked) on the hour. 511p. Penguin parade 2.3(ipm. 9am—6pm. Kids £1 .50; Adults £3.

I KDKOS Franchise Village. (‘raig Park. Newcraighall Road. 6690082.

(‘hildrert‘s leisure centre. Adventure maze. ball pool. soft play areas. bouncy castles. climbing nets. (‘hildren over 3 yrs cart be left. Height lintit 55 inches. One and a ltalf hottr sessiorts. Mon—I‘ri.

Iliam —2pm. £2: 2—(tpm. £3. Sat. Sun artd public holidays. lliam—opm. £3.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND (‘harttbers Street. 225 753-1 ext 219.

The Discovery Room liver X-rayed art axehead or tested animal teeth'.’ [)0 you know where the fish went on holiday '.’ Pop lit and fittdout. .Mort Sat. 1(iam-—4pm; Stilt. 2--~1pm. Admission free. .Not suitable for urtdcr (t year-olds and under llismust be accorttpanied by art adult. (Family groups. one adult to 4 kids).


I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 Iliglt Street. Doctor Who Exhibition Currently showing. lliartt (tpm. Adrttissiort free. Props. costumes. competitions. ntodels and toys. and of course. a life-size Tardis.

I EDINBURGH FILM HOUSE Lotltian Road. 228 2688.

Children‘s Saturday matinees; all seatsfl. bookable. Films start 2pm.

Dr Who and the Daleks ( t ' ) l’re-Recortl Breakers Roy (‘astle as one ofthe Doctor's yourtg friends. Just the film tosee if you've been to see the exhibition (see above).

Out and About

I MARKLE LDCH East Linton. Iiast Lothian. (1620860155.

Children's Fun Fishery Special pond at Markle fisheries. with lots of trottt. Rod ltire £1 .50 (or bring your own). each catch costs you I; l .81) per lb. Bait supplied free. Open every day. 9am—8pm.

I SCOTTISH DEER CENTRE Near (‘upar. Fife on the A91. (133 781391.

Ranger-led tours to see artd feed the deer. Lots to do irt tlte adventure playgrounds. maze. toddler play areas. film shows. exhibitions artd indoor playground itits wet. ()pen daily. lliant—-7pm (last admission 5pm) Kids £1 .51). adults £2.51) (family ticket. 2 adults. 2 kids.£n.5li.


('oaching artd Playsessiorts rttnrting durirtg school holidays at the followirtg venues. ('all in or pltone for details.

Ainslie Park Leisure Centre 5512400. Craiglockhart Sports Centre 4430101. Meadowbank Sports Centre (vol 5351. Something different: (‘raiglockhart has boating sessions irt lrtdian canoes and pedallos every afternoon. ('anoeing Courses also available. contact ('entre.