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Kids aims to provide information about events in and around Edinburgh and Glasgow for children and young people. Please send details not later than 10 days before publication.


Activities and fun

I DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda. Govan Road. 427 I792

Over (itlscientific exhibits to pull. push. ride on. sit on. spin on l)einoiistr‘ationsat weekends. Open all year. l‘ue Sun. lOam-5.3(lprn Kids Ll . Adults £2 (family ticket. 2 adults and up to .3 kids. 15)


200th Birthday Party 'l'wo day cv ent of entertainments. Stalls. bands. pony rides. cute animals. horses. street theatre. canoe and boat rides. l5 and In September. Admission free. (‘reche 5llp.

I GLASGOW ZOO (‘aldcr park. ledingston. 77] 1185.

()pen every day. ltiam- ripni. Animal handling sessions available for groups Kids £1.50; Adults [2 (ill (family ticket


I LITTLE MARCO'S 'l eiriplcloii Street. 554 7184.

(‘hildren'sindooi play centre with climbing frames. slides. ball pits. solt play areas. (’hildreri tinder 4ft 7m only and under 3 year-olds must be supervised. One and a half hour sessions. 13 Mon Sat. lllam- 8pm.

I SUMMIT CENTRE Minerva Way . Finnieston. Ill-l 22 l 5

Now open for w inter weekend skating. Sat.9.3(lani noon Ll (under 5's Ll ); Sat and Sun. 2-4pm £2 (under 5's Ll ). 7.45—1l).3()pm (disco. with DJ ) £2.80, Skate hire for all sessions 50p ITRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. .32 7 551 1. Children's Saturday Club Every Saturday. 10-1 lam (5—8 year olds); 11.15am lprn (9—14 yearolds). Workshops insirrging. dancing and clowning led by Donna Bainbridge. For further info phone Donna. 33-10-136.



See Museums. Rear Museums Walkman Tour Guides are available for hire at several museums. kids 50p; adultsil. These are aimed especially at kids; Mysteries of the Universe at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Turns the entire collection into an instructive computer game.

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

I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM (ilasgow University. 33‘) 8855.

A Sense of Touch An exhibition with a

: difference everything can be touched!

Designed with the v isually impaired in mind. there are forty evhibitsincluding Buddhas. fossils and a volcanic bomb for you to get your hands on. Mon—Sat.

9.3(lani—5pm. Admission free.

I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Bunhouse Road. 357 392‘),

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Mark Curry

Do you roll out of bed then loll in front of the television on a Saturday morning? Yes? Well now there's an alternative come alive with Radio 5! On Your Marks, presented by Mark Curry, is a live three-hour show, from 9am until

noon, aimed at children up to fourteen.

It‘s a case of don‘t just listen, join in, with something to interest everyone, from music requests to quiz games

where young listeners will have a chance to win a prize in a variety of competitions including whodunits and ‘Creepy Castles’, a play-your-own-fate game. For whose who have something to say, Platform Five is the soap-box slot of the morning. If you fancy yourself as a young David Frost, On Your Marks gives you a chance to ask the questions and would-be Rustie Lees are catered for in Curry in the Kitchen. So next Saturday morning,

. throw off the duvet and dive for 5.

0n Thursdays, young Radio Scotland listeners have a chance to hear another magazine-style programme Check This! which goes out from 11 .40am until noon (from 19 September) for 9—1 2 year-olds. Grant Stott (brother of Blue Peter's John Leslie) and Aileen Scott present a lively mixture of news, reviews, competitions, current affairs, jokes and music. Environmental issues are highlighted —The Big Competition which runs throughout the series, asks listeners to design and make a collage on the theme of recycling, using recycled litter. You don't have to be sitting in the classroom to listen in, you could, for example, be confined to bed with a nasty dose of the flu and still enjoy it. Radio listening is so easy, you can do it with your eyes closed. (Rene Taylor)

; complete with cinema and subway

Mon- Sat. 10am -5prn. Sun 2 5pm. Admission free.


I CLYDE THEATRE ( 'Iydebank . ‘)5l Ill Ni Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Leary Sat 15 and Sat 22 Sept. 2pm. £2.5ll(£l.5tl). Ilullaballoo(‘hildren'sTheatre.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE ()236 732887. Kid’s Stuff Saturday afternoon shows for children: puppets. magic. songs and fun for ~lv-ll yearolds. 1.15pm. Kidsi‘l;


tSSept Mr Magic.

22 Sept Pictish Puppets.

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

Best to book for these shows. phone or call

in at the Box ()ffice. Kids 5llp; Adultsil.

15 Sept l landyworks Puppets present

1 Peterand the Wolf. 11.3(lam and l.3llprn. 22 Sept Alakazam Puppets. 11.3(lairi and ; l.3llpm.

EDINBURGH Activities and fun

I AlNLSlE PARK LEISURE CENTRE I’ilton Drive. 55] 2400.

Children‘s Trampoline Coaching livery Thursday. 5 (rpm. AlsuChildren's Basketball Coaching same times.

Parent and Toddler (under 55) Swimming livery Sunday. ltlam.

UOUBT 15$ SDIGSh/Fit \ArL‘LIITL‘StIiQS and I‘ridays. (ipltl and ti 30pm. For details contact ( ‘entre. I ASSEMBLY ROOMS (ieorge Street Day of Dance Workshop Informal workshop suitable for all ages and abilities. led by the Mumta Sharker Ballet 'l‘roupe from North India. 2‘) Sept. lllam noon. For booking details contact the Dancer-in-Residcncc. 220 4348. I EDINBURGH BUTTERFLY FARM Melville Nurseries. Lasswade. 663 4932. Hundreds of butterflies in their natural habitat. Praying mantis and tarantulason display in the Insect World - not for anyone who hates creepy crawlies! ()pen every day. lllam—53lipm Kids El .25: Adults £3.25 (family tickets. twoadults. two kids. £6.50). I EDINBURGH ZOO ( 'orstoi'phine Road. 33-3 9171. ()pen 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 .80; Adults 1.3.2“. I GORGIE CITY FARM 5i (iorgic Road. 337 4202. (‘oine down on the farm in the heart of city . ('hildren‘s play area. ()pen every day. 9am «lpm. admission free. Young City Farmers Group livery Saturday. Illam— 1 pm. For 7— 13 year olds. 75p membership. plUs 15p per session. Learn about farm life and how to look after


I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE (iracemount Drive. 658 l‘)~ll). Autumn classes for kids in a v ai'ietv of sports ranging front Baton Twirling and

Badminton to Fencing and Fitness Weights.

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I KENNEDY'S FUN CENTRE Vs iridsor l’lace. l’ortobcllo. mil) lll7’5.

Saturday morning open sessions for children up to age ten. accompanied by an adult, 'I'ranrpolines. soft play equipment. tree house. bouncy castle pirate ship 9.30 ll.3tlairi.f.l 5”

I KOKOS I'l'illlc‘lilsc‘ Village. ( "raig Park. Newcraighall Road. honours: (‘hildren'sleisurecentre Adventure maze. ball pool. soft play ai cas. bouncy castles.climbingnets l‘ully supervised childrenover3 y'rscaiibclelt llciglriliinit 55 inches. One and a half hour sessions.

, Mon liri lllain 3prn.£3;2 fiprn.£3.Sat.

Sun and public holidays. lllani (rpm. L3. I LAURISTON CASTLE ( ‘i ainoiid Road Sotilh. Davidson's \tains.

September Spectacular l-‘un day at I.attr‘i.ston with stalls and shovvs. including

Punch and Judy and The Wot ld ‘s Woi st

(‘ircus Have a ride on a ()tl.ttlltlllllcr.;tll all terrain vehicle suitable for children and adults In September. I lain 5pm .-\Ltllli\\lt)ll to grounds free. parking Ll ()tiadruiirter's. kids 35p: adults 5llp per lll minute session All pcrlorriiaiicestree

I LITTLE MARCO'S (iroyc Street. 338 Zl—ll

I’lay sessions for kids Bouncy castle. kai'ting. ballpits. slides One and a half hour session. L3 l-‘tilly supervised kids over 3 years can be lelt Mini Sun.

i 9.30am Spin,

I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riv cisdale (’i‘escent. 557 (N35

Various sessions from Want at the vveekcnd. 3pm weekdays. in. hiding Beginner'sskating Mon and ‘lhuis5 7pm Admission L l . lll. Skate liire 5llp

I THINS BOOKSHOP 53 5‘) South Bridge. 55() ()745

Saturday Club I:v ei v Saturday.

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I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 l liin Street. Doctor Who Exhibition Photographs. games, toys and models of the many characters from the television series. including a life-size Tardis. Until 21 Sept. Mon-Sat, 10am—6pm. Admission free. Film

I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 338 2688.

(‘hildreri's Saturday matinees; all seatsil. bookable. I-‘ilms start 3pm.

15 Sept Secret (iarden (1'). Screen version

of Frances l lodgson Burnett‘s classic story

of a young Victorian girl who is sent tolive at her uncle's house where she meets an invalid cousin and finds an abandoned garden.

22 Sept Wizard of()z ( l,’ ). Put on your red shoes and join [)orothy. 'I‘oto and co as they follow the Yellowbrick Road.