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Activities and fun

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

Explore the world of science with over 60 visitor-friendly exhibits. ()pen all year. Tue—Sun. l0am—S.30pm. Kids£l;Adults £2 (family ticket. 2 adults and up to 3 kids. £5).

I EASTWOOD BUTTERFLY FARM Rouken Cxlen. 620 208-1.

Indoor tropics with hundreds ofbutterflies flitting about. Insect Kingdom housesthe creepy crawlies. ()pen every day. Iliam—5.3lipm. Kids£l ; Adults£l .50.

I GLASGOW ZOO Calderpark. Uddingston.77l 1185.

Open everyday. 10am-5pm. Kids£l .50: Adults £2.60 (family ticket£7).

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

Craft Sessions For 8—12-year-olds. Limited places. Slip.

10 NOV 2—4pm. Blindfold Clay Animal Modelling.

Family Craft Sessions For parents and the under 5s. Limited places. Slip per child. 14 NOV 10—1 1 . 15am. Wind Vanes.

I SUMMIT CENTRE Minerva Way. Finnieston. 204 2215.

Now open for winter weekend skating. Sat. 9.30am—noon. £2 (under 5s£1 ); Sat and Sun. 2 --lpm £2 (under 5s£l ). 7.45—lli.30pm (disco. with DJ)£2.80. Skate hire for all sessions Slip.

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. Children's Saturday Club Every Saturday. 10—1lam(5—8-year-olds);11.15am-—lpm (9--l~1-year—olds). Workshops in singing. dancing and clowning led by Donna Bainbridge. For further infophonc Donna. 334 0436.



See Museums. Hear Museums Walkman Tour (iuidcs are available for hire at several museums. Kids Slip; Adults £1. 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 their own stories as Hayley Mills takes you through 5000 years of history. For 7—12-year-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—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—lpm. Admission free.

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I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 8871010.

IO Nov All Dogs go to Heaven (U)Can Charlie the Alsatian behave himselfwhen he is given a second chance to earn a place in heaven (Cartoon). 1 1am. Kids Slip; Adults £1.


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

Advisablc to book for these shows. phone or call in at Box Office. Kids 50p; Adults £1.

17 Nov Uncle Jimmy‘s Punch & Judy and Magic Show. Lots of laughs for all ages from some very cheeky puppets. 11.30am and 1.30pm.

EDINBURGH Activities and fun


Splash/Fit 25-minute sessions of fun ‘n' games and exercises for under 16s. Wednesdays and Fridays. 6pm and 6.30pm. Contact centre for further info. I EDINBURGH BUTTERFLY FARM Melville

Nurseries. Lasswadc. 663 4932.

Butterflies in their natural habitat. 'l‘arantulas and friends on display in the Insect World. ()pcn every day.


: 13 December ~5 January 1 Tickets from £3 to £8



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lliam- 5.30pm. Kids £1.25: Adults £2.25 (fantilyticket.£6 50).

I EDINBURGH CENTRAL LIBRARY (ieorge IV Bridge. 225 5584.

Free creche for users of the Central Library. run by the Edinburgh Creche Co-op. For kids of all ages. large selection oftoys. Tuesdays and Thursdays. lliam—noon.

I EDINBURGH ZDD Corstorphine Road. 3349171.

0an every day of the year. Animal-handling session (must be booked) on the hour. Slip. Don't missthc Penguin parade at 2.30pm. 9am—6pm. Kids£l .80; Adults £3.20.

I GDRGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 «1202.

Working farm in the centre oftown. Children's play area. ()pen every day. 9am—4pm. admission free.

Young City Farmers Group Meet every

Saturday. 10am~lpm. For 7—13-year-olds.

Learn about farm life and how to look after the animals.

I JACK KANE CENTRE 208 Niddric Mains Road. 669 0404.

Winter coaching programme Contact the centre for further info on classes listed below.


4—5pm After school club (5—- l 2 yrs). 5—6.30pm Judo Coaching (5 yrs + ). 6—7pm Football Coaching ( 12 yrs + ).


5.30—8pm (iymnastics (iirls (5 yrs + ). Wed

6.30—7.30pm Mixed Football (5-12 yrs). Thurs

4—5pm After school club (5— l 2 yrs). 7-8pm Badminton Coaching (7—12 yrs). Fri

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 tert. accompanied by an adult. Trampolines. soft play equipment. tree house. bouncy castle. pirate ship. 9.30—1 1 .30am. £1 .50.

I KDKDS Franchise Village. Craig Park. Newcraighall Road. 6690082.

Children's leisure centre. Adventure maze. ball pool. soft play areas. bouncy castles. climbing nets. Fully supervised— childrcn over 3 years can be left. Ileight limit 55 inches. ()ne and a halfhour sessions. Mon—Fri. 10am—2pm. £2; 2-6pm. £3. Sat. Sun and public holidays. 10am—6pm. £3.

I MEGA BDWL Craig Park. Neweraighall Road. 657 3731.

Open Sun—Thurs lliam—midnight; Fri and Sat 9am—- 1 pm. Advance bookings(eveningsonly) £18.50 per lane (up to 6 persons) per hour. Non—booking prices are per game; before 5pm kids£l .3: adults £1.70. Alter5pm Mon—Thurs everyone £1.90: Fri. Sat and Sun everyone £2.20. Shoe hire: Kids 30p; Adults Slip.

I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riversdalc Crescent. 337 6933.

Various sessions from lliam at the weekend. 2pm weekdays. including Beginners Skating Mon and Thu 5—7pm. Admission £1.10. Skate hire 50p.

5 I QUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 668 2019.

Ouaver Club Lewis Morrison. the SCO‘s principal Clarinet and fellow orchestra players present some musical fun in a concert for the under 8s. followed by free juice and refreshments. 10 Nov. llam—noon. Kids £1 (75p ifyou still have your Piccolo Pack badge) :Adults £2.

I THINS BOOKSHOP 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743.

Saturday Club Every Saturday. 10.30—11.30am. Activities and competitions for 3—1 l-year-olds. plus storytelling for younger children. Free.


I FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383.

Childrens Art Show Running until 10 Nov. display of art work from series of children‘s art classes held during the 1990 Open Exhibition. Exhibits include paintings and clay models. lliam-5.30'pm. admission free.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424.

Always worth a return visit. Five floors of all kinds of toys. including marionettes. slot machines. nickelodeon. Large display of dolls and dolls' houses. Video presentations and activity area. Mon—Sat Iliam—Spm. admission free.


I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688.

Children's Saturday matinees; all scats£l. bookable. Films start 2pm.

10 Nov The Young Sherlock Holmes (PG) Steven Spielberg adventure tale ofthe

world famous detective involved in his

very first case.

17 Nov The Goonies (PG) Seven youngsters (no. not the Secret Seven) set ofon an adventure trail in search ofburied treasure. Can they get to it before the nasty villains'.’


I BRUNTON THEATRE Ladywell Way. Musselburgh. 665 2240.

Hiawatha Brunton Youth Theatre isa group of youngsters aged between 14 and 20. run in the form of workshops where they can gain experience in various aspects of the theatre alongside the professionals. After a very successful first year their second production is an adaptation by Michael Bogdanov. of Longfellow's epic poem ofa young Indian brave. 8—10Nov. 7.30pm. Kids £2.50; Adults £3.50.

I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTREBZ 43 High Street. 556 9579.

The Moonchild Book now! Ilullaballoo Children‘s Theatre present an adaptation from a Japanese folk tale. A child fallsto earth and her heart will become a new moon unless she falls in love with a brave warrior. The play. a mixture ofshadow puppetry. storytelling and music. incorporates sign language. making it accessible to children with hearing difficulties. Suitable for 5—1 l-year-olds. 5—24 Dec. Wed. Thurs and Fri 7pm;Sat 2.30pm and 7pm; Mon 24 Dec 2.30pm and 7pm. All seats£2.50.