Edinburgh and Glasgow lor children and young people. Please send details not later than 10 days belore publication.


Activities and fun

I DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda. (iovanRoad.4271792.

Explore the world of science with over60 visitor-friendly exhibits. Open all year.

TuenSun. “lam—5.30pm. Kids£1;Adults £2 (family ticket. 2 adults and tip to 3 kids. £5).

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. SS7 1010.

Craft Sessions l-‘or S912-year-olds. Limited places. 50p.

24 Nov Clay lanterns. 2-4pm.

I SUMMIT CENTRE Minerva Way. Finnieston. 20-1 2215.

Now open for winter weekend skating. Sat. 9.30am—noon. £2 (under 5s £1 ); Sat and Sun. 2—4pm £2 (under 5s £1). 7.45—1030pm (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—1latn(5—8-year-olds); 1 1 . 15am—1pm (9—14-ycar-olds). Workshops in singing. dancing and clowning led by Donna Bainbridge. For further info phone Donna on 334 0-136.


I GLASGOW MUSEUMS See Museums, Hear Museums Walkman Tour Guides are available for hire at several museums. kids 50p; adults £1 . The following are aimed especially at kids: Mysteries ol the Universe at Kelvingrove Art Gallery 8: 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 1 layley 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 l'niversily. 339 8855. Mon—Hi 9.30atn- 5pm. Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. Admission free.

A Sense ol Touch Exhibition with


Time again to book your Christmas entertainment, and most at us can choose from varicose-veined Principal Boys and tailor-made local shows. But it a child has hearing ditliculties there’s often no choice at all. So it’s heartening to know that this year, in Edinburgh at least, there’s a production incorporating sign language. Hullaballoo Theatre Company round up

Kids aims to provide inlonnation about events in and around


a frantic lirst year with The Moonchild which launched the troupe in October 1989. Since then they have been periorming in theatres, community centres and schools in Scotland, aiming to provide ‘real drama’ for young audiences, and giving many children an introduction to live theatre. The Moonchild by Chris Craig is based on a traditional Japanese lollt-tale about a young girl, Yugao, who has fallen from the moon. Unless she is wooed by a brave warrior who can only win her by performing impossible tasks, she will become the new moon. Aimed at children between live and eleven, it’s an enchanting play with a point, and quite distinct lrom the usual lestive lare.

The Moonchild, Hullaballoo Children's Theatre, The Netherbow Arts Centre Edinburgh.

difference everything can be touched! Designed with the visually impaired in mind.


I GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 6633.

Book now for The Adventures ol Nelliethe Elephant You've seen her on TV. now see her live on stage with Coffee the Clown. Hercules the Strongman and not forgetting Mr Whip-13m the Ringmaster! 12 Dec—.5 Jan (except 24. 25. 26 Dec).

1 lam and 2.30pm daily. Kids £2; Adults


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

It is advisable to book for these shows. phone or call in at Box ()ffice. kids 50p; adults£l.

Rumpelstiltskin Traditional fairy tale presented by the Edinburgh Puppet

: Cotnpany. Suitable for age 6 upwards. 1

Dec. 1.30pm. Kids 50p; adults£1.



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C ADVENTURES OF A RED INDIAN BRAVE I 13 December~51anuary Tickets from £3 to £8


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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 GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202.

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

Young City Farmers Group Meets every Saturday. 10am—1pm. For 7—13-year-olds. I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE GracemountDrive.65819-10.

Mini Mounties Every Saturday. 2—4pm. Bouncy castle and games sessions for 5—12-year-olds. 30p per hour.

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

Winter Coaching Programme Contact the centre for further into on classes listed below.


5—6.30pm Judo Coaching (over 5s). 6—7pm Football Coaching (over 12s). Tue

5.30—8pm Gymnastics Girls (over 5s). Wed

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

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

4—5pm Basketball Mixed (9—1-1 yrs). 4.45—8.45pm Gymnastics Girls (over 5s). I MEGA OOWL Craig Park. Newcraighall Road. 657 3731.

Open Sun—Thurs “lam-midnight; Fri and Sat 9am—lam. Advance bookings (evenings only) £18.50 per lane (up to6 persons) per hour. Non-booking prices are per game; before 5pm kids £1 .30; adults £1.70.Atter 5pm Mon-Thurs everyone £1.90; Fri, Sat and Sun; everyone £2.20.

Shoe hire. kids 30p; adults 50p. I MURRAYFIELO ICE RINK Riversdale i Crescent. 337 6933. Various sessions from 10am at the weekend. 2pm weekdays. including Beginners Skating Mon and Thurs 5—7pm. Admission £1.10. Skate hire 50p.

I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 668 2019. Piccolo Pack Enjoy a musical French adventure with ()olie McDoolie the Scottish Chamber Orchestra‘s guardian angel. Free juice and refreshments. For 8—12-year-olds. 1 Dec. Ham—noon. Kids £1 (75p if you still have your Piccolo Pack badge); Adults £2.

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

Saturday Club Every Saturday.

1030—] 1 .30am. Activities and competitions for 3—1 l-year-olds. plus storytelling for younger children. Free.


I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424.

Always worth a return visit. Five floors of all kinds oftoys. including marionettes. slot machines and nickelodeon. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. admission free.


I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 5569579.

The Moonchild Hullaballoo Children‘s Theatre. See panel. Suitable for 5—11-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.

I PORTOBELLO TOWN HALL High Street. Portobello.

Book now for The Singing Kettle's Christmas show. Crackers. Music. fun and action songs from Artie. Cilia and Gary. (Bringalong a cracker. blue. red. green or yellow. to add to the festive fun!). For 4—10-year-olds. 10Dec—5Jan.(l(L1-1and 17—20 Dec. school performances). 15 Dec 2.30pm and 7.30pm; 21 Dec 7.30pm; 22, 24 and 26 Dec 2.30pm and7.30pm: 27 Dec - 2.30pm; 28 Dec 1 1am and 2.30pm; 29 Dec 2.30pm and 7.30pm; 2 Jan 2.30pm; 3Jan I 11am and 2.30pm;4Jan 2.30pm and , 7.30pm; 5Jan l lam. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. 1 Kids £2.50; adults £3.50 (concessions). Tickets from Usher Hall Box ()t'tice. Lothian Road or The Singing Kettle Ticket Shop (between the Bank arid Portobello'l‘own Hall). noon—2pm Mon—Sat.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425.

Rasho, Champion of the Romany Book now for Theatre Workshop‘s Christmas production directed by Adrian Harris. Young Belle spends Christmas with her granny in a Travelling famin encampment beside a scrapyard. Granny tells her ofthe thousand-year history of her people. With the help of the audience they enact the story. a spellbinding tale oftravellers. warriors. kings and emperors. told in a blend of Scots. English and Romany with songs and music. Suitable for all the family. 27 Nov-20 Dec (not Sat or Sun). 10.30am and 1.30pm; 22 Dec 3pm: 25—29 Dec 11am and 3pm. Kids £2.50; adults £3.50.