GLASGOW 3 Activities and tun

I DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda. (iovan Road. 427 1792.

Science is fun with over 60 exhibits to have a go on. Fun for parents too. ()pen all year. Tue-Sun. 10am~5.30pm. Kids£11 Adults £2 ( family ticket. 2 adults and upto 3 kids £5 ).

I LITTLE MARCO'S Templeton Street. 554 7184.

Children's indoor play centre with climbing frames. slides. ball pits. soft play areas. (‘hildren under 4ft 7in only and under 3-year-olds tnust be supervised. ()ne and a half hour sessions. £3.

.‘vlon -Sat. 10am—8pm.

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

Family Craft Sessions For parents and the under 5s. Book in advance. Tickets. 50p per child.

16 Jan Folding people. 10—11.30am.

I SUMMIT CENTRE Minerva Way. iiittnies’ton. 204 2215.

Winter weekend skating. Sat.

9.30am noon. £2 (under 5s £1 ); Sat and Sun. 2— 4pm £2(under 5's£l ).

7.45- 10.30pmtdisco,with D1)£2.80. Skate hire for all sessions 50p.

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 422 2023. Children's Saturday Club Every Saturday. 10 llam(5—-8yrs);11.15am—lpm(9—14 yrs). Workshops in singing. dancing and clowning led by Donna Bainbridge. For further info phone Donna. 3340436.



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 8i Museum Turns the entire collection into an instructive computer game.

Faces ot 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- 12 yrs.


Drivers at The Museum ot Transport Meet the people who worked on or built the vehicles through the ages. For 7-1 2 yrs. I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Bunhouse Road. 357 3929.

If it ran on wheels. they‘ve got it. front prams to trams. Reconstructed pre-war Glasgow street complete with subway. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Admission free.


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

12 Jan Star Wars (U). in the first adventure in the Star Wars Trilogy a princess from a far—flung galaxy. a young farmer and two robots fight to overcome the force of evil. 1.30pm. Kids 50p; Adults £1.

19 Jan Return oftheJedi (U). Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker attempt a daring rescue on the planet Tatooine. 1.30pm. Kids 50p; Adults£ l.


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Work oft selection-box sloth with a bit of sporting activity. Why not try something new this year'.’ Baton Twirling at Castlemilk Sports Centre (634 8187) every Saturday. 2.30—4.30pm. Badminton at Beilahouston Sports Centre (427 5454) every Monday. 4.30—5.30pm or Boxing at All Saints Sports Centre (558 8627) on Tuesdays. 6—8pm. Pop into your local sports centre and find out what's in it for you.

EDINBURGH Activities and tun


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. Lasswade. 663 4932.

Walk in a tropical world ofbuttcrflies. Visit the Insect World. home to tarantulas and other creepy crawlies. Open every day. 10am—5.30pm. Kids£1.25; Adults £2.25 (family ticket. £6.50).


Free creche for users of the Central Library. run by the Edinburgh Creche Co-op. For kids ofall ages. large selection of toys. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 10am—noon.

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202.

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

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

I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE Gracemount Drive. 658 1940.

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 + ).


5.30-8pm Gymnastics Girls (5 yrs + ).


6.30—7.30pm Mixed Football (5— 1 2 yrs). Thurs

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

4—5pm Basketball Mixed (9L14 yrs). 4.45—8.45pm Gymnastics Girls (5 yrs + ). I KENNEDY'S FUN CENTRE Windsor Place. Portobcllo. 669 1075.

Saturday morning open sessions for children up to age ten. accompanied by an adult. Trampolines. soft play equipment. tree house. bouncy castle. pirate ship. 9.30-11.30am.£l.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 yrs can be left. Height limit 55 inches. ()ne and a half hour sessions. Mon—Fri. 10am—2pm. £2; 2—6pm. £3. Sat. Sun and public holidays. 10am-6pm. £3. I LITTLE MARCO'S Grove Street. 228 2141.

Play sessions for kids. Bouncy castle. karting. ball pits. slides. One and a half hour session. £3. Fully supervised - children over 3 years can be left. Mon—Sun. 9.30am—8pm.

I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riversdale 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 THINS BOOKSHOP 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743.

Saturday Club Every Saturday.

1030—] 1.30am. Activities and competitions for 3—11 yrs. plus storytelling for younger children. Free.


I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street, 225 2424.

Five floors of wonderful toys. gamesand working models to delight kids of all ages. Activity area and video presentations. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm. Admission free.

Film I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Children‘s matinees; all scats£1. bookable. Films start 2pm. 12 Jan Oliver (U) 1968 screen version of Charles Dickens‘ classic story ofchild labour in Victorian London. 19 Jan A High Wind in Jamaica ( U) Swashbuckling adventure for some Victorian children captured by pirates on the high seas.


54The List 11— 24January 1991