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Activities and fun

Buchanan Street. 332 2333.

The Space Events for under-12s organised by Big Noise. responsible for kids‘ events during Glasgow 1990. Tickets cost 50p and can be booked in advance by telephone or pay at the door.

18 Aug Backstage Visit. Chance to see how a show is put together. 10.30—1 l . 15am and 11.30am—12. 15pm. For 10—12year-olds. I DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda. Govan Road. 427 1792.

Over 60 scientific exhibits to pull. push. ride on. sit on. spin on. Demonstrations at weekends. Open all year. Tue—Sun. 10am—5.30pm. Kids £1; Adults £2 (family ticket. 2 adults and up to 3 kids. £5).

I GLASGOW ZOO Calderpark. Uddingston.771 1185.

Open every day. 10am—6pm. Animal-handling sessions available for groups. Kids £1.50; Adults £2.60 (family ticket £7).

I LITTLE MARCO'S Templeton Street. 554 7184.

Children's indoor play centre with climbing frames. slides. ball pits. soft play areas. Children under 4ft 7in only and under 3 year-olds must be supervised. One and a half hour sessions. £3. Mon—Sat. 10am—8pm.

I MACLELLAN GALLERIES Sauchiehall Street.331 1854.

I BIG NOISE Old Athenaeum Theatre. 179 l

The Art Machine Until 26 Aug. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm; Sun. noon—6pm (late opening until 10pm on Thurs). 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. A 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.



See Museums. Hear Museums Most museums now have Walkman Tour Guides available for hire. kids 50p: adults £1 . with the following aimed especially at kids.

Mysteries ot the Universe at Keivingrove Art Gallery 8 Museum Turns the entire collection into an instructive computer game.

Faces ot History at The Durretl Collection The faces on various exhibits tell their own stories as Hayley Mills takes you through 5000 years of history. For 7-12 year olds. Drivers at The Museum at Transport Meet the people who worked on or built the vehicles through the ages. For 7— l 2 year olds.

I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Bunhouse Road. 357 3929.

Everything on wheels. ranging from prams to trams. Reconstructed street complete with cinema and subway. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Admission free.

Out and About

I KELBURN COUNTRY CENTRE On the A78 between Largs and Fairlie. 0475 568685. Viking Games Entertainment for all the family with a Viking theme. Armed combat displays. exhibitions. music. side-shows. and junior games (plus usual Kelburn attractions. adventure playground. pets corner. adventure trail). 19 Aug. 1—5pm. Normal admission prices.

Kids £1 (unaccompanied kids. £1 .40); Adults £2.


Harbour Street. Irvine. ()294 74059. Children’s Entertainment Every Saturday. until 25 August. Two shows ofmagic. Punch & Judy. games and competitions. 2—4pm. £1.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 8871010.

Best to book for these shows. phone or call in at the Box Office. Kids 50p; Adults£l. Ostrich. Ostrich, Ostrich. Ostrich Get your head out of the sand and join in the music and fun with the craziest bird. 18 Aug. 11.30am and 1.30pm.

EDINBURGH Activities and fun

I AOUA FUN TIME Water races. fun slides. acrobatics and featuring The JumpingJax. For all the family. Kids 75p; Adults£l .50. Tickets can be purchased at the door. North Benviclr Swimming Pool Every Wed until 22 Aug. 3pm.

Port Seton Swimming Pool Every Fri until 24 Aug. 3pm.

I CENTRAL LIBRARY George [V Bridge. 225 5584.

Creche Run by Edinburgh Creche co-op for all users ofthe Central Library. For children of all ages. Tuesdays and Thursdays. l0am—noon. free.

I EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road. 334 9171.

Open every day of the year. Animal

handling session (must be booked) on the hour. 50p. Don‘t miss the Penguin parade at 2.30pm. 9am—6pm. Kids £1 .50; Adults £3

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

Children‘s leisure centre. Adventure maze. ball pool. soft play areas. bouncy castles. climbing nets. Fully supervised children over 3 yrs can be left. Height limit 55 inches. One and a half hour sessions. Mon—Fri. 10am—2pm. £2; 2—6pm. £3. Sat. Sun and public holidays. 10am-6pm. £3. I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534 ext 219.

The Discovery Hoom 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. 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).

Exhibitions I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street.

Doctor Who Exhibition Hopefully the Dalek at the upstairs window of the museum has no plans to exterminate passers-by. Photographs. toys. models. games ofthe various Doctors and their enemies and a life-size Tardis. Currently showing Mon—Sat. 10am—6pm. Admission free.

Out and About

I EDINBURGH BUTTERFLY FARM Melville Nurseries. Lasswade. 663 4932.

Walk amongst hundreds of butterflies in their natural habitat. Outdoor children's adventure playground. Open every day. 10am—5 .30pm. Kids £1.25; Adults £2.25 (family ticket. two adults. two kids.





()ur penguins have munched their way through around 700 raw fish a day for 75 years. Amazingly, it’s still their favourite dish.

The penguins parade at 2.30pm every day in summer and to celebrate our 75th Anniversary we’re planning lots of other special events. Come along and see for yourself.

Like our penguins’heaks, we’re open every day of the year. - y.

Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine Road. For details phone (Bl-334 0171. ' “W


TOO The List 17 23 August 1990