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GLASGOW Activities and iun

I HAGGS CASTLE MUSEUM 100 St Andrews Drive . 427 2725.

Christmas Activities Booking essential. one activity per child, free. Age range given in brackets.

22 Dec 10. 15am. 2. 15pm. Listen to a story and make a Christmas card (4—7 yrs).

23 Dec 1pm. 3pm. Make aChristmas stained glass window with paper! (8—12 yrs).

24 Dec 10.15am. 2.15pm. Make yourown finger puppets for Christmas Eve fun (5—9 yrs).

25 Dec 2.15pm. Listen to a story and make your own special puppet (4—7 yrs).

27 Dec 10. 15am. 2. 15pm. Find out all about Queen Victoria‘s Christmas amusements. . . complete with magic lantern slides (6—10yrs).

28 Dec 10. 15am. 2. 15pm. Prepare forl991 make a mosaic picture calendar (6— 10 yrs).

29086 10.15am. 2.15pm. Why not dress-up and act the part of Mary Queen of Scots or Lord Darnley (6-12 yrs).

30 Dec 1pm. 3pm. Listen to a story and make your own little puppet (4—7 yrs).

31 Dec 10.15am. 2.15pm. Stitch an easy New Year Sampler (7—12 yrs).

2 Jan 2.15pm. Make a mosaic picture calendar (4—7 yrs).

3Jan 10.15am. 2.15pm. Listen to astory and make your own special puppet (4—7 yrs).

4Jan 10.15am. 2.15pm. More amusements from Victorian times (6—10 yrs).

5Jan 10.15am. 2. 15pm. Make aglovc puppet (5—9 yrs).

6 Jan 1pm. 3pm. Make a stained glass window with paper! (8—12 yrs).

I LITTLE MARCO'S Templeton Street. 554 7184.

Children's indoor play centre with climbing frames. slides. ball pits. soft play areas. Children under 4ft 7in only and under 3-year-olds must be supervised. One and a half hour sessions. £3. Mon—Sat. 1(lam—8pm.


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2-0 HIGH STREET. EDINBURGH. 031 556362.

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

Craft Sessions For 8— 1 2 yrs. Limited places. 50p.

Family Cratt Sessions tor parents and under 5:. 50p per child.

I SUMMIT CENTRE Minerva Way. Finnieston. 204 2215.

Winter weekend skating. Sat. 9.30am—noon. £2 (under Ssil); Sat and Sun. 2—4pm £2 (under Ss£1), 7.45—10.30pm (disco. with DJ) £2.80. Skate hire for all sessions 50p.

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 422 2023. Children’s Saturday Club Every Saturday, 10—1 lam (5—8 yrs); 11.15am—1pm(9—14 yrs). Workshops in singing, dancing and clowning led by Donna Bainbridge. For further info phone Donna, 334 0436.



See Museums, iiear Museums Walkman Tour Guides are available for hire at several museums. Kids 50p; Adultsil. These are aimed especially at kids: Mysteries ot the Universe at Kelvlngrove Art Gallery a Museum turns the entire collection into an instructive computer game.

Faces ot 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— 1 2 yrs. Drivers at The Museum otTransport Meet the people who worked on or built the vehicles through the ages. For 7—1 2 yrs.


I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887.


James and the Giant Peach Adaptation of the late Roald Dahl story of a boy‘s fruity flying adventure. Until 29 Dee. 7.30pm. Sat matinees from 24 Nov. 2pm. Kids £3.25; adults £4.40.

I GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 6633.

The Adventures ot Nellie the Elephant Nellie comes to Glasgow all the favourites from the TV series, Coffee the Clown. l-Ierucles the Strongman and Mr Whip—Em the Ringmaster! 12 Dec—5 Jan (except 24. 25. 26 Dec). 1 lam and 2.30pm daily. Kids£2; aduhs£4.

EDINBURGH Activities and fun


Splash/Fit 25-minute sessions of fun ‘n‘ games and exercises for under 165. Wednesdays and Fridays, 6pm and 6.30pm. Contact centre for furtherinfo.

I EDINBURGH CENTRAL LIBRARY George [V 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 of toys. Tuesdays and Thursdays, loam—noon.

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road, 337 4202.

Working farm in the centre of town. Children's play area. Open every day, 9am—4pm. admission free.

Young City Farmers Group Meet every Saturday. 10am—1pm. For 7—13 yrs. Learn about farm life and how to look afterthe animals.

I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE Gracemount Drive, 6581940.

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

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

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


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

5.30—8pm Gymnastics Girls (5 yrs + ). 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—14 yrs). 4.45—8.45pm Gymnastics Girls (5 yrs + ).


Something to sweeten up the kids on a Christmas shopping trip. Free old-fashioned sweeties for under 85 and a short ride back in time in a horse-drawn Victorian carriage. 8 Dec—Christmas Eve. 1 1am—3pm.


Activities for the Christmas holidays held in the Young Museum. For more info and booking contact the Information Desk. 225 7534, ext 219. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. 27-29 Dec Create a huge Celtic design with Warren Chambers. 10am—12.30pm and 1.30—4pm (bring your own lunch). 50p. (10—16 yrs).

28 Dec Storywriters Workshop for 10—13 yrs. 2—4pm. Booking essential. Free. 27-29 Dec Christmas Art Competition. Open to anyone under 16. Paint ordraw any exhibit in the museum. Up tothree entries per person. loam—5pm (continuous).

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

Saturday Club Every Saturday. 10.30—11.30am. Activities and competitions for 3—11 yrs, plus storytelling for younger children. Free.


228 2688. Children‘s matinees; all seats£1.

bookable. Films start 2pm.

21 Dec (2.30pm) and 22 Dec The Wizard of 02 (U) Original Judy Garland version. 29 Dec Robin and Marion (U) Sherwood Forest revisited.

5 Jan Big Foot and the Hendersons (PG) 7ft Yeti disrupts all-American family life.


I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street, 556 9579. The Moonchild Hullaballoo C hildren’s Theatre present an adaptation of a Japanese folk tale. A child falls to earth and her heart will become a new moon if she falls in love and marries a brave warrior. The play, a blend of shadow puppetry, storytelling and music. incorporates sign language. making it accessible to children with hearing difficulties. Suitable for 5—11 yrs. 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. Cilla and Gary. (Bring along a cracker. blue. red. green or yellow, to add to the festival fun!). For 4—10 yrs. 10 Dec—5 Jan. (1(1—14 and 17—20 Dec, school performances). 15 Dec 2.30pm and 7.30pm; 21 Dec 7.30pm; 22, 24 and 26 Dec 2.30pm and 7.30pm; 27 Dec 2.30pm; 28 Dec 11am and 2.30pm; 290cc 2.30pm and 7.30pm; 2Jan 2.30pm; 3Jan 11am and 2.30pm; 4 Jan 2.30pm and 7.30pm; 5Jan 11am. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Kids £2.50; adults £3.50(concessions). Tickets from Usher Hall Box Office. Lothian Road or The Singing Kettle Ticket Shop in Portobello (between the Bank and the Town Hall) noon—2pm Mon—Sat. I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425. Rasho, Champion oi the Romany Book now for Theatre Workshop‘s Christmas production directed by Adrian Harris. Young Belle spends Christmas with her granny in a Travellers‘ family encampment beside a scrapyard. Granny tells her the history of her people overa thousand years. With the help ofthe audience they enact the story, a spellbinding tale of Travellers, warriors. kings and emperors, told in a blend of Scots. English and Romany with songs and music. Suitable for all the family. 22 Dec 3pm; 26—29 Dec 11am and 3pm. Kids £2.50; adults £3.50.

SD The List 21 December 1990— 10 January 1991