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Activities and fun

I CRAWFURD THEATRE .Iordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3437. Mask and Lantern Workshops 16—19()ct. For age 7 years upwards. 1—4pm. £2 per session. Places lintited so book now.

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

Explore the world of science with over60 visitor-friendly exhibits. Demonstrations at weekends. Open all year. Tue—Sun. 10am—5.30pm. Kids £1 : Adults £2 (family ticket. two adults and up to three kids.£5). I GLASGOW ZOO (‘alderpark. Uddingston. 771 1185.

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

I SUMMIT CENTRE Minerva Way. Finnieston. 204 2215.

Now open for winter weekend skating. Sat. 9.30am—noon. £2 (under 5‘s£1 ): Sat and Sun. 2—4pm £2 (under 5's£l ). 7.45—10.30pm (disco. with DJ)£2.80. Skate hire for all sessions 50p.

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. Children's Saturday Club Every Saturday. 10—11am(5—8year-olds); 11.15am—1pm (9—14year-olds). Workshops in singing. dancing and clowning led by Donna Bainbridge. For further info phone Donna. 3340436.

I VOLUMES BOOKSHOP 63—65 Queen Street. 226 5762.

Christopher Awdry. author of the ‘Thomas the Tank Engine‘ stories launches Children's Book Week with a storytelling session for kids up to ten years old. 6()ct. l lam. Free.



See Museums, Hear Museums Walkman Tour Guides are available for hire at several museums. kids 50p; adults£l. These are aimed especially at kids: Mysteries of the Universe at Kelvingrove Art Gallery 8t 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 I layley Mills takes you through 5000 years of history. For 7—12year-olds. Drivers at The Museum of Transport Meet the people who worked on or built the vehicles through the ages. For 7—12 year olds.

I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM Glasgow University. 339 8855.

A Sense of Touch Exhibition with a difference - everything can be touched! Designed with the visually impaired in mind. there’s forty exhibits including Buddhas. fossils and a volcanic bomb. for you to get your hands on. Mon—Sat. 9.30am—5pm. Admission free.

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.

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‘Welcome to my forest’ says David Bellamy, but, as he explains, he really means ‘our forest‘ because wherever you live in Britain, the Forestry

Commission are ‘minding’ a forest for all of us. To help children find out more about plant, tree and animal life in a forest, and to appreciate just what it means to have healthy forests, the Forestry Commission have published a glossy twelve-page colour magazine for 5—10 year-olds, with David Bellamy suggesting things to do- how to make a wooden xylophone forexample—and packing in a lot of useful information, charts and diagrams accompanied by photographs and drawings. It‘s cheerful, and cheap— only 20p. Welcome To My Forest is published by the Forestry Commission, 231 Corstrophine Road, Edinburgh. Copies available at Forestry Commission District Offices, Visitor Centres and Forest Shops.

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I CRAWFORD THEATREJordanhill ('ollege. Southbrae Drive. 950 3437. Crawfurd Kids Saturday afternoon shows for children. 2—3.30pm. £2.

29 Sep 1 landiworks Puppets.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE 0236 732887. Kid's Stuff Saturday fun with puppets. magic. songs and fttrt for4—l 1 year-olds. l.l5pm. Kids£l ; Adults£1.50.

29 September Delusions. Mad magic show. I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010.

The Tail ofthe While Giant Northern Black Light Theatre invite you to conte on a magical journey to meet the Rainbow Bird and the Wicked Storyteller. For 8—12 year olds. 6 ()ct. 2pm and 7pm. Performance lasts 1 hour 40 minutes with a 15 ntinttte interval. Best to book. phone or call in at the Box Office. Kids £1 ; Adults £2 (fantilv tickets- two adults and two kids £5). '


Activities and fun


Children's Trampoline Coaching Every Thursday. 5—6pm. Also Children's Basketball Coaching sante times. Parentand Toddler(under 5s) Swimming Every Sunday. 10am.

Underle Splash/Fit Wednesdays and Fridays. 6pm and 6.30pm. '

For details contact Centre.

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. Arthur‘s Masquerade/Masked Raid Workshops in mask-making. drama. costumes and music led by the Arts Outreach Team. with a performance on the finalday. 15—19()ct. 10am—4.30pm.£5 for the week. Book early. application forms from Arts ()utreach Team. 12 Nicolson Street. 222 2424. ext 66236625. I EDINBURH CENTRAL LIBRARY George 1V Bridge. 225 5584.

Free creche for users of the (‘entral

Library. rtttt by the Iidinbttrglt ('rechc (‘o-op.1’or kids of all ages. large selection of toys. 'l‘uesdays artd 'l'itursdays. 10am-noon. I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 (iorgie Road. 337 4202. Come down on the farnt irt the heart of city. (‘hildren's play area. ()pen every day. 9am—4pm. admission free. Young City Farmers Group livery Saturday. 10am—1pm. I‘or 7—l3year-o1ds. 75p membership. plus 15p per session. Learn about farttt live artd ltow to look after animals. I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE Gracemourtt Drive. 658 1940. Autttrttrt classes for kids irt a variety of sports ranging front Baton Twirling and Badntintort to Fencing artd Fitness Weights. Contact Centre for details. I JACK KANE CENTRE 208 Niddrie Mains Road. 669 040-1. Winter coaching programme starts ()etober. phone centre for fttrtlterirtfo. Mondays 4—5pm After School ('lub (5—12 yrs). 5—6.30pm Judo (‘oacltittg (5 yrs + ). 6—7pm Football (‘oacltittg for 12 yrs + ). Tuesdays ' 5.30—8pm Gymnastics Girls (5 vrs). Wednesdays ' 6.30—7.30pm Mixed Football (5—12 vrs). Thursdays ' 4~5pm After Scltool Club (5— 12 yrs). 7—8pm Badminton (‘oaehirtg (7— l 2 yrs). Fndays 4—5pm Basketball Mixed (9—14 yrs). 4.45—8.45pm Gymnastics Girls (5 yrs + ). I KENNEDY'S FUN CENTRE Windsor Place. Portobello. 669 1075. Saturday morning open sessions for children up to age 10. accompanied by art adttlt. 'I‘rampolirtes. soft play equipment. tree house. bouncy castle. pirate ship. 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 vrs cart be left. Ileigltt lintit

55 inches. ()nc artd a half ltottr sessions. Mort-Pri. 10am ~2pm. £2; 2-~6pm. £3. Sat. Sun attd public holidays. 10am—6pm. £3. I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riversdale Crescent. 337 6933.

Various sessions frortt 10am at the weekcrtd. 2pm weekdays. including Beginners Skating Mon and Thurs 5--7pnt. Admission £1 . 10. Skate ltirc 50p.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 lliglt Street. 225 2424.

Puppet and Model Theatre Activity Week ()ctober 1 loliday Activities. Admission is free bttt places limited. tickets(avai1able front 10am. 8 ()et ) ntttst be collected irt advance front tltc Musettnt.

15 Oct Make spooky shadow puppets ( 5—8 years). 10am; 11.30am attd 2pm.

15 Oct Make spooky finger puppets(8—l2 years). 10am; 11.30am artd 2pm.

17 Oct Robert Poulter's Model Theatre. Performance artd activity (6- 12 years). 2—4.30pnt.

18 Oct Make spooky string pttppets(‘)— 12 years). 10.15am; 11.15am and2. 15pm.

19 Oct Sante as 17 ()ct.


I EDINBURGH FILM HOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688.

(‘hildren‘s Saturday ntatinees‘. all seats£l. bookable. Films start 2pm.

29 Sept The Twelve Tasks of Asterix ( 13) More adventures of the heroic little Gattl accompanied by his side-kick Getafix.

5 OctThe Wolves of \N'illougltbyf'hasc (PG) Two young Victorian girls run for their lives front a pack of ravenous wolves.



The Nutcracker lrtterrtational Pttrves Puppets are adept at adding tlteirowrt delightful additions to well-known tales; they present a ntore complete version of this ballet favourite. with art adaptation from Hoffman's original novel using ultra-violet lighting and a variety of puppets including sltadow arid rod and glove. Suitable for 5 years upwards. 15—20 ()ct. llartt and 2.30pm. Kids£l.50; Adttlts £2.50. Tickets available itt advance front Usher 1 Tall Box ()ftice. l.othiart Road. 228 1155. Mort—Sat. l0am— 5pm.

I KINGS THEATRE Levcn Street. 22‘) 1201 . Pinocchio Book now for the musical version of the well-loved children‘s tale of the puppet who comes to life artd nteets lots of interesting characters irtcludingof course. Jimirty (,‘ricket. (’hance to join irt all the favourite songs. Aimed at 4— l 2year olds. 15—20 ()ct. Mon at 2pm;'1‘ue——Sat. 10.30am and 2pm. Stalls Grand(‘ircle. kids £3.50: adults £4.50: 1‘rortt L'pper Circle. kids £3; adults £4: Rear prper Circle. kids £2.50; adults £3.50: Boxes (seat 4). kids£14; adults£16.

I WILKIE HOUSE (‘owgatc. 6620781 .

One Of Our Monsters ls Mything Sal (ioet.

I Noon. 2pm attd 4pm. £3.50 (£2 cltild ).

It‘reefall Theatre brings its Edinburgh Fringe sltow back for art intensiv e day of performances. lleroes. baddiesand Greek myths m a play that adults seem It‘ enjoy as ntttclt as children.

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