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GLASGOW Activities and fun

I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 553 4145.

Children's Design Workshops Saturday workshops led by final-year architecture students. For 7—12 yrs. Youngsters will be shown round the exhibition of furniture and objects by Rietveld. the Dutch designer. There‘s also a short film to give further inspiration and the students will help with the practical side ofdesign. £3.50 for one session; £6 for two: £10 for four. 10am—noon or 1.30—3.30pm. Booking essential. Contact Laura Hamilton at the Gallery. 9am-5pm.

9 Mar Lampshades.

23 Mar Mobiles.

13 Apr Kites.

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

Science is fun with over 60 exhibits to have a go on. Fun for parents too. Open all year.Tue—Sun 10am—5.30pm. Kids£l; adults £2 (family ticket. 2 adults and up to 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. Children under 4ft 7in only and under 3-year-olds must be supervised. One and a half hour sessions. £3. Mon—Sat 10am—8pm.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street Paisley. 887 1010.

Family Craft Sessions for parents and under 55. 50p per child. Booking advised. 20 Mar Musical Shakers. 10—1 1.30am.

I SUMMIT CENTRE Minerva Way. Finnieston. 204 2215.

Winter weekend skating. Sat 9.30am—noon £2 (under 5s £1 )'. Sat and Sun 2—4pm £2 (under 5s£l ). 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—11am(5—8yrs);11.15am-1pm(9—l4 yrs). Workshops in singing. dancingand clowning led by Donna Bainbridge. For further info phone Donna. 3340436.


I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Bunhouse Road, 357 3929.

Largest collection of vehicles in the UK. from prams to trams. Wander down a pre-war Glasgow street complete with cinema and subway. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Admission free



Rikki Tikki Tavi Edinburgh Puppet (‘ompany tell Kipling‘slungle Book story of the brave little mongoose who fightsto save his human friend from two nasty cobras. Sat 16 Mar 2pm. Kids£l '.adults £2. (Passport to Leisure £1 .50). Tickets can be obtained from any district library or at Advance Booking ()ffice. (‘ivic Centre. 67515.

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Artistic? Yes. Do you live near a canal? Yes. Even better. The third Annual Charity Art Competition, organised by the Edinburgh Canal Centre, is open to anyone overthe age of five. Entries, on a canal theme, appropriately, can be in

any medium - paintings, collage, embroidery— and all works submitted

1 will go on display at the Canal Centre

lor one month, to the public and interested buyers.

The competition will be judged by art impresario Richard Demarco who will also conduct a critical tour 01 the works. Cash prizes are divided into age categories; 5—10 yrs E10; 11-17 yrs £25, and 18 yrs upwards 225.

Entry forms (£1 per child; £2 per adult) are available from the Canal Centre, phone Patsy Kenny on 031 333 1320/1251. The money raised will be donated to the Seagull Trust Charity who provide lree canal trips for the disabled in Scotland. Closing date for entries, Mon 25 March. (Rene Taylor)

I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 9503437. Trunk Crazy adventures of a man sensitive about the size of his nose. Presented by llullaballoo Children‘s Theatre. Suitable for 5—12 yrs. Sat 16 Mar 2—3.30pm. Create your own picture after the show. Kids/adults £2.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE ()236 732887. Advance booking for children‘s shows recommended to avoid disappointment. Kids‘ Stuff Saturday fun. magic and song for for4—11 yrs. 1.15pm. Kids£l.25; adults£1.75.

Sat 9 Pictish Puppets.

Sat 16 Jack O'Lantern.

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

Sat 9 Mr Boom. Lunar-tunes with the zany song and dance man. 1.30pm. Kids 50p: adults£l.

Sat 16 Lempen Puppets present The Coloured Land Magic and fantasy as hero Kasper tries to rescue the guardian ofthe Coloured Land from the wicked clutches of the brushmen. Suitable for over-Is. 1.30pm. Kids 50p; adults £1 .


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. Lasswade. 663 4932. Tropical world of butterflies. Visit the Insect World. home to tarantuiasand other creepy-crawlies. ()pen every day. 10am—5.30pm. Kids £1 .25; adults £2.25 (family ticket £6.50).


New members always welcome at these ongoing classes. No previous experience needed. Contact Dancer-in-Residence, Tamsin Grainger, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street. 220 4348 lorlurther inlormation.


Wednesdays Dance for 3 and 4 yrs. llam—noon.

Fridays 7—9 yrs. 4-5pm; 9 yrs upwards. 5—6pm.

CALTON CENTRE. Montgomery Street Thursdays Leith Dance Group. 4—5pm. LEITH COMMUNITY CENTRE Thursdays Leith Dance Group. 4—5.30pm. ROSEBERY HALL South Queensferry. Saturdays S.Q'Ferry Youth Dance Groups, 10-10.45am. 3—6 yrs; llam—noon. 7—13 yrs.

TOLLCROSS COMMUNITY CENTRE Fridays Tollcross Youth Dance Groups. 5—6. 16pm. 7—9 yrs; 6. 15-7.30pm. 10-14


Thursdays Pilton Senior Dance Group, 6.30—8pm.


East Lothian Youth Theatre Drama Workshops:

Junior Youth Theatre for 8— 1 3 yrs. Wednesdays. 6—7.30pm at Brunton Hall. Musselburgh.

Children‘s Theatre for 4—7 yrs. Wednesdays. 4. 15—5pm and Fridays. 4.30—5.30pm at St Andrew‘s Church Hall. North Berwick.

Workshops are payable by contribution. For further details contact ELCHAT. 665 37ll.ext244.

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202.

Cowpat-free farming a lager can‘s throw from Tynecastle. 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 (iracemount Drive. 658 1940.

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

I KENNEDY'S FUN CENTRE Windsor Place. Portobello. 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.£1.50. I KOKOS Franchise Village, Craig Park. Newcraighall Road, 6690082. Children‘s leisure centre. Ball pool. adventure maze. soft play areas. bouncy castles, climbing nets. mayhem. Fully supervised children over 3 yrs can be left. Height limit 55 inches. One and ahalf 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 Riversdalc 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 NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. ext 219. Saturday workshops for 7—14 yrs. Numbers limited. booking essential. Helpful parents free. Wear old clothes. Booking office. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Explore the magic 01 paint Bob Reekie from the Museum‘s Geology Department explains the history ofpaint and the mixing of colours. 9 Mar 10am—noon. £1.50. 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. I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith Row. 552 7171 . ext454. Living in a nainlorest Book now for family workshops. Sun 1D 11am—1pm. Shadows in the forest— puppet making with Dandelion Puppets. Workshops: Kids £2; adults £4 (family tickets£10). Sun 1D 3—3.30pm. Manilesto De La Selva— Shadow puppet performance. Kids 50p; adults £1. 2,3,4 Apr 10am—noon. Lite abovethe jungle tloor Two consecutive mornings spent at the Botanics and the Zoo. Kids £4.50; adults £9 (Family ticket £20). Atall events children must be accompanied by an adult and vice versa! Children must be 7 years and over to take part in workshops. For advance booking call at the Plant House Foyer or phone Marisa Main. 552 7171 . ext 454. Him I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Saturday afteroon children's matinecs; all seats £1 . bookable. Films start 2pm. Sat 9 Swallows and A mazons (U) Lakeland boating adventures ofsix children in the 1920s from the novel by Arthur Ransome. Sat 16 The Witches (PG) Screen version of Roald Dahl‘s gruesome adventure ofa young boy who eavesdrops on a witches‘ convention and gets turned into a mouse. (Not recommended for squeamish adults).