Kids aims. to provide inlormation about events lnand around Edinburgh and Glasgow for children and young . peopte. l‘lease send details not later than to days betore publrcatlon.


Activities and fun

I BIG NOISE ()ld Athenaeum Theatre. 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333.

The Space Events for under- 1 2s organised by Big Noise. responsible for kids‘ events during (ilasgow I990. Tickets cost 50p and can be booked in advance by telephone.or pay at the door.

25 Aug Drama Workshop for 8—12 year-olds. 10.30am-12.30pm.

25 Aug Storytelling with Isabella Jarrett for 5—8 year-olds. 1 l—l 1.45am

I DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda. Govan Road. 427 1792.

Over60scientific exhibits to pull. push. ride on. sit on. spin on. Demonstrationsat weekends. ()pen all year. Tue—Sun. 10am—5.30pm. Kids£l; Adults £2(family ticket. 2 adults and up to 3 kids.£5).

1%, iv . I GLASGOW ZOO (‘alderpark. Uddingston.77l 1185. Openeveryday. 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. (‘hildren 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 I854.

The Art Machine L'nti126 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. going on every day. Materials. including sand and water. Lego bricks and dressing-up gear. are provided. There is a 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; adttlts £1 . with the following aimed especially at kids.

Mysteries ol the Universe at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Turns the entire collection into an instructive computer game.

Faces ol History at The Burrell Collection The faces on various exhibits tell their own stories as Ilayley Mills takes you through 5000 years of history. For 7—12year-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.

Out and About

I BLACKSRAW FARM PARK West Kilbride. North Ayrshire. ()563 34257.

Working farm with daily demonstrations of farm activities. Tractor rides available and 3 and 4-wheeler motor bikes forolder children. Lots ofanimals. Outdoorplay area and under-cover play space when wet. Open every day. 10.30am—5pm. Kids £1.20; Adults£1 .80(or £5 percar).

I BLAIR DRUMMOND SAFARI AND LEISURE PARK near Stirling off the A84.0786 84156.

Viewing the Big Game from the safety of your car is only part of the fun here there are boat trips. astraglide. amusement arcade. sea lion show. face painting. pets farm. and a new children's adventure playground. Open daily from 10am (last admission 4.30pm). Kids £2.50; Adults



I HARBOUR ARTS CENTRE 114—116 Ilarbour Street. Irvine. 0294 74059. Children's Entertainment Every Saturday. until 25 Aug. Two shows of magic. Punch filludy. games and competitions. 2—4pm.

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; Adults £1.

25 Aug I’uppetstttft. 11.30am and 1.30pm.


Activities and fun I AQUA FUN TIME

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

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

I CENTRAL LIBRARY (ieorge IV' Bridge. 22.5 5584.

Creche Run by Edinburgh Creche (‘o-op for all users ofthe Central Library. For children of all ages. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 10am—noon. free.

I EDINBURGH ZOO (‘orstorphine Road. 334 9171.

Open every day ofthe 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 GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202.

Turn your back on the noise and fumesof the traffic. lean over the fence andadmire the farmyard animals. Children‘s play area. Open every day. 9am—4pm. admission free.

I KENNEDY'S FUN CENTRE 3 Windsor Place. Portobello. 669 1075.

Birthday party venue open on Saturday mornings with open sessions for kidsaged up to ten. accompanied by an adult. Trampolines. soft-play equipment. bottncy castle and tree house. 9.30—11.30am.£1.50.

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

(‘hildren's leisure centre: adventure maze. ball pool. soft play areas. bouncy castles. climbing nets. Fully supervised children over 3 yrs can be left. Ileight limit 55 inches. ()ne and a half hoursessions. Mon—Fri. 10am—2pm. £2; 2—6pm. £3. Sat.

Sun and Public Holidays. 10am—6pm.£3. I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riversdale Crescent. 337 6933.

Open week days from 2.30pm ; weekends from 10am. Beginner sessions. Mon and Fri. 5—7pm; Family sessions. Ttte and Thurs. 7—9pm; Sat 10am—noon. Phone venue for general skating and group tuition times. Admission £1 . 10. skate hire 50p (family sessions £1 .30. includes skate hire).

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND (‘hambers 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. 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 four kids).


I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 I Iigh Street. Doctor Who Exhibition Photographs. toys. models. games of the various Doctors and their enemies and a life-size Tardis. (‘urrently showing Mon—Sat. 10am—6pm. Admission free. (Also on show in the museum of course. are the regulars - five floors of toys. models. slot machines and wonderful dolls‘ houses).

Out and About

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

Walk among 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. £6.50).


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