Events for children are listed by city, thenby category, then alphabetically by venue. Events villi be listed, provided that details reach our oltices at least ten days beiore publication. Kids Listings compiled by none Taylor.

GLASGOW Activities and fun

I DOAIE OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda, Govan Road, 427 1792. Open all year, Tue-Sun 10am—5.30pm. Kids£l .20; adults £2 (family ticket, 2 adults and 2 kids £5). Over 60 exhibits to pull, push, turn and try.

I EASTWOOD BUTTERFLY FARM Rouken Glen, 620 2084. Open every day, 10am—5.30pm. Kids£1;adults£1.50 (family ticket, 2 adults and up to 4 kids £4). Indoor tropics for butterflies. Creepy crawlies housed in the Insect Kingdom.

I GLASGOW ZOO Calderpark, Uddingston, 771 1185. Open every day, 10am—5pm Kids £1.90; adults £3.

I LITTLE MARCO'S Templeton Street, 554

7184. Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Ninety minute sessions £3. Children‘s indoor play centre with slides, ball pits, soft play areas, climbing frames. Children under 4ft 7in only, and under 3-year-oids must be supervised.

I SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL MUSEUM OF EDUCATION 225 Scotland Street, 429 1201. Games a Rhymes oi the Past Until ISep. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm;Sun 2-5pm. Admission free. Girds and cleets, whips and peeries, available for 50p hire outside in playground. Instructions given.

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

Follow that Bird Sat 8 Jun. 1.30pm. Kids

50p; adults £1. The Sesame Streetgang

spring into action when Big Bird takesto

the skies. Guest appearances by Muppets Kermit and Gonzo.


The Magic Doors at Cumbemauid

I CUISERNAULD THEATRE 0236 732887. Just Kidding Third International Festival of Theatre for Children. 2-15 Jun.

Dpenlng Event Sun 2 Jun. 1.15pm. Free. Entertainments in Cumbernauld House park including Handiwork Puppets, Magic Bob, facepainting, bouncy castle and swingboats.

The Magic Doors Tue 4 Jun. 2pm, 7pm. £2.25. Basher the bully meets his match when Bobby finds confidence behind the Magic doors. Presented by Dundee Rep Dance Co.

The Nutcracker Wed 5 June. 10am,1.15pm. £2.25. New show from Purves Puppets. Maisie Meets the Monster Thurs 6] un. 10am, 2pm. £2.25. Skint KneesTheatre Co with a new Maisie adventure by Aileen Paterson and Natasha Gerson.

Tellyitls Fri 7 Jun. 10am, 2pm. £2.25. Borderline Theatre.

Magic Bob visits Mr eoom Sat 8 Jun. 2pm, 7pm. £2.25. Magic, fun and singalong fun from the two MBs.

Hudden and Dudden and Donald D'Leary Tue “Jun. 10am, 1pm. £2.25. Hullabaloo Theatre Co. See Bellshill Cultural Centre above.

The Singing Kettle Fri 14 and Sat 15.Iun. 2pm, 7pm. £2.50. Join in a Street Party with Cilia, Artie and Gary.

Children’s Book Fair 3—13 Jun. Lots of fun for children aged 2 to 12 with events most days at the Cumbemauid Theatre.

I MOTHERWELL THEATRE Civic Centre , 0698 67515.

Pips and Panda meet Goldilocks and the Three Bears 10 and 11 Jun. 10.15am, 1.45pm. £3. Purves Puppets present a show for younger children.



Box Office. Inverieith Park, Arboretum Place. 9am-7pm. All tickets are £2 with special group concessions and a two-for-the-price-of-one bargain on 7pm performances (Wed—Fri). Many of the performances take place during school hours, listed below are events scheduled after school hours and at the weekend or suitable for pre-school-aged children. Age range given in brackets.

Friday 31

I Hudden And Dudden And Donald D'Leary (7—11). 1.45pm, 3.30pm. Scotland‘s Hullaballoo Theatre present an adaptation of an Irish folk tale about a farmer trying to save his small patch of land from greedy neighbours. With original music.

I Honeyspot (8 and up). 1.45pm. Performing Lines theatre company from Australia present a show about cultural reconciliation written by Aboriginal playwright Jack Davis.

I ConsiderThe Lilies (7-1 1). 1.45pm. Scotland's Black Box Puppet Theatre present an adaptation of lain Crichton Smith's novel about an old woman under threat during the Highland Clearances.

I The Comedy Di Faust (9 and up). 3.30pm. La Banda de la Risa, a clown troupe from Argentina, present the classical tale of a man selling his soul for knowledge and power.

I Roll Over (3—6). 3.30pm. The English company Pop-Up Theatre presenta colourful, lively show about the problems and importance of change. With puppets, clowning, dance and original music.

I Crying OilI Loud (7-11). 7pm. Ludus Dance Company from Lancaster present an energetic piece about hi-tech and the computer age.

I Stories From Our House (5—9). 7pm. Richard Tulloch, a member of Australia‘s Performing Lines company and a successful childern‘s author, tells stories, mimes and invites the audience to


Saturday 1

Crying Out Loud by Ludus Dance I Crying Out Loud (7—1 1). 10.30am. See above, Fri 31. I Whispers In The Dartt (8—12). 10.30am. Glasgow‘s TAG Theatre Company‘s latest show is set in a world where songs and stories are forbidden, and where Alf s discovery of a book is mystifying, since no-one knows what to do with it. IRDII Dver(3—6). 10.30am. 12.30pm. See above, Fri 31. I Fred Garbo (all ages). 12.30pm, 2.30pm. The Inflatable Man from the USA, who juggles inflatable cubes and wears a suit to put David Byrne to shame. Also known as Barkley the dog from Sesame Street. I The Comedy 0t Faust (9 and up). 12.30pm, 2.30pm. See above, Fri31. I Reynard The Fox (4—1 1). 2.30pm. 4.30pm. Presented by the Belgian puppet company Theatre Des 4 Mains, a new version of the famous myth about a fox who outsmarts the humans and all the other animals. I The Tin Soldier (5—9). 4.30pm, 6.30pm. Theater La Balance from Denmark present a colourful version oftheir compatriot Hans Christian Andersen‘s enchanting story. using puppets, toys. music and all other theatrical means. I lioneyspot (8 and up). 4.30pm, 6.30pm. | See above, Fri 31. I Consider The Lilies (7—1 1). 6.30pm. See above. Fri 31.


I The Tin Soldier (5—9). 10.30am. See above, Sat 1.

I Honeyspot (8 and up). 10.30am. 12.30pm. See above. Fri 31.

I Roll Over (3—6). 10.30am, 12.30pm. See above, Fri 31.

I Fred Garbo (all ages). 12.30pm, 2.30pm. See above, Sat 1.

I The Comedy Di Faust (9 and up). 2.30pm. 4.30pm. See above, Fri 31.

I Consider The Lilies (7—1 1). 2.30pm. See above. Fri 31.

I Hudden and Dudden and Donald D'Leary (7—11).4.30pm. See above, Fri 31.

I Stories From Our House (5—9). 4.30pm. See above, Fri 31.

Other Festival Events

(Admission Free) I Activity Programme Sat 1 and Sun 2. 10.30am—5 .30pm. Six new activities to try. No advance booking required, just sign up when you arrive at the festival. Sessions include musical instrument making from junk. make your own 30 card and creating a two-dimensional giant. I Around and about Lots of entertainments ongoing througout the festival, either open-air or under canvas, includingthe popular Clown Jewels, Iiandyworks Puppet Company, roving performers, bouncy castles and exhibitions from the police and fire services. I Dance Tent Fri 31. 10am—3pm. Sessions start at 45 min intervals. Demonstrators on hand to show you some new steps, orif you prefer. just do your own thing. I Edinburgh City Libraries The Libraries have two tents this year. In the Story Telling Tent you can hear tales from many lands(Fri3l.10am,11am,noon,1pm, 2pm). a selection of Scottish stories presented by Theatre Seanachaidh (Sat 1— noon, lpm, 2pm. 3pm; Sun 2— noon, 1pm, 2pm) and Duncan Williamson will tell some traditional travellers‘ tales (Sun 2. 3pm, 4pm). The Drop In Tent contains books and related activities. Children can browse. draw. paint or just view the displays. I Environmental Trail Inverieith Park is not usually the habitat ofthc tiger but there‘sone hiding somewhere. Spot the big cat and other endangered species and fill in a questionnaire and perhaps win an ‘environmentaiiy friendly' prize. I Face-painting Due to last year‘s heavy demand. there will be a larger teamof face-painters on site throughout the festival in the face-painting tent. I Festival Banner Competition Collect your entry form when you buy yourtickets. Banners will be displayed on site. I Festival Passport Ottice Pick up your passport with your tickets and collect the international stamps from passport stations around the site. Fri 31. 10am—3pm; Sat land Sun 2. 10.30am— 5.30pm. I Free Performance Tent MrDoom. Daily. 11am. 1pm. Singalong fun with the man from the moon. Discovering Latin America, Its Music and Culture Sat 1 and Sun 2. Noon. 2pm. Music and songs by musician and songwriter Carlos Arredondo. A Child's Garden of Verses Sat 1 and Sun 2. 3pm. Robert Louis Stevenson‘s verses set to music by David Christopher. I Large Scale Games. Participatory play sessions led byMeynell Games. Fri 31. 10am—3pm. Look out for their Giant Sausage and large piayball. I The Play Den Soft play facilities forages

5 and under. The Den will operate asa creche on Sat land Sun 2. Fri3l.

10am—3.30pm; Sat land Sun 2. l().30am—5.30pm.

I So You Want To Be a Journalist It's

simple! (‘ollect paper and pencil from the Evening News tent. write your Festival story and pop it in the box. Daily deadline

I is 3.30pm. The editor will choose several

stories and print them in the next day's copy ofthc Evening News. Open to lS-ycar-olds and under.

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