a Events tor children are listed by city. then by category. then alphabetically by venue. Events will be listed. provided that details reach our offices at least ten days betore publication. Kids Listings compiled by Rene Taylor.

. GLASGOW ' Activities and fun I DOME OF DISCOVERY Sotrth Rotunda.

(iovan Road. 437 17113. Open all year. 'l'uer Strn l0arn-5.30pm. Kids £1.30; adtrlts £3 (family ticket. 3 adults and 3 kids £5). ()y er 6(1exhibitsto ptrll. push. turn and try. I EASTWOOD BUTTERFLY FARM Rottken (ilen. 631131184.

1 ()pen every day. 10am 5.30pm. Kids£l;

adults £1.50ttamily ticket. 3 adtrltsandup I

: to4 kids £4). Indoor tropics for butterflies. (‘reepy -craw lies housed in the lrisect Kingdom.

I GLASGOW ZOOCalderpark. lkldingstorl. 771 1185.

()pert every day. l0artt‘5pnt. Kids£1.‘)0; adults £3.

I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 4373735.

Summer Activities Alw ays very popular. must be booked in ad\ ance ( in person or by phone ). 'l'yyo activities perchild. Admission free. Bookings taken from 16 Jun. (‘hoice of two sessions. 10. l5amor 3.15pm unless stated otherwise. Age range given itt brackets.

Archeryts 13)3‘Uun. 37.3lllul. 1.5.1). l3. 17 Aug. GardennaturetrailH 7)30]un(3.l5pm only ).6. 15.33.31 .Itll'.b. leug.

Fun and games with Victorian pastimes (7713) l.331ul.4.15Aug(4.\ug3.l5pm only).

Listen to a story and make your own puppet (4 71.3.‘1.18.36.lul.6.14Aug.

Make a mask and surprise yourtriends ( (v .u) 4.11. l7.35.lul.3. 13Aug.

Try a game at Croquet (8 1317.1u113.l5pm only).

Design your own coat at arms ( "~- 12) s. 21 .Illl (31 .ltrl 3. 15pmonly). 7Aug.

Make a nature collage picture (1» 7) 13. 30. 38.1111 (38.1ul 3. 15pm only 1. I0, 18 Aug( 18 Aug 3. 15pm only ).

Dress up and turn the tun (6 12) 14. 3‘)Jul (14Jul 3. 15pm only 1. l l Aug(3. 15pm only).

I SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL MUSEUM OF EDUCATION 335 Scotland Street . 43‘) 13111. Games and rhymes ot the past t 'ntil lSep. Mon-Sat 10am~5pruz Sun 3--5pm. Admission free. (iirds and elects. whips and peeries. available for 50p hire outside in playgrourtd. Instructions giy en.

Exhibitions I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Bunhouse

Road. 357 393‘).

Mon—Sat 10am— 5pm: Sun 3 -5pm. Admission to museum free. Largest collection of vehicles in the l 'K. Reconstructed (ilasgow street complete with cinema and subway. New attraction for 191)] . try the Super-X simulator for a really tltrilling ride. Kids 75p; adults £1.50.



North Ayrshire. 05o3 34357.

Open every day. 10.30am—5pm. Kids

£1 .50; adults £3. or £6 per car. Working farnt with daily demonstrations of farm activities. Tractor rides available and 3 and 4-wheeler motor hikes for older cltildren and adults. Lots ofanimals. ()utdoor play area arid under-cover play space when wet.

I KELBURN COUNTRY CENTRE On the A78 between Largs and Fairlie. 0-175 568685. Open daily 10am—6pm. Attractions include Pets ('orner. ('ommando ('ourse. Riding (’entre (phone for bookings). Nature ('entt‘e. Adventure (‘ourse arid Wooden Stockade.

I SUMMERLEE HERITAGE TRUST West (‘anal Street. (‘oatbridge. 033631361. ()pen daily 10am-5pm. Admission free. 'I‘wenty-three-acre museum illustrating 300 years of Scottish people and industry including the first working tramway in Scotland.

See also Edinburgh Outings section.

' Theatre

The Singing Kettle at Cumbernauld

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE (1336 733887. Just Kidding 'l'hird International Festiv al of Theatre for ('hildren.

The Singing Kettle l4 and 15 Jun. 3pm and 7pm. £3.50. Join in a street party with ('illa. Artie and (iary.

I MOTHERWELL THEATRE (’ivic ('entre. 069867515.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1‘)— 22 Jun. 7.30pm. Kids £3.50; adults £3 (Passport to Leisure £3.50). Join (‘harlie Bucket on his trip to Willie Wonka's factory. Presented by Motherwell District's('hildren's'l'heatre.

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

Magic Bob Sat 15 Jun 11.30arnand 1.30pm. Kids 50p: adults £1 .

Big Splash on the Blue Planet Sat 33Jun 3pm (performance lasts l hour). Kids 50p; adults£l ; 7pm (performance lasts 1 hour 30 rnintrtes). Kids £1 ; adults £3 (family ticket. 3 adults. 3 children £5). ('razysci-fi comedy as the (iorfians arrrive to explore the world of water.

I THEATRE ROYAL l lope Street. 333 ‘)l 100. The BFG 18 33 Jun 3pm and 7.30pm. 'l'ickets £3.50 £10,5(1.I’amilyticketsand discounts available. l'irst theatre adaptation of Roald l)ahl's tale of nice and nasty giants by L larron Productions.


Activities and tun I EDINBURGH CENTRAL LIBRARY ( ieorge

Roald Dahl's Big Friendly Giantdomlnates the stage at Glasgow's Theatre Royal

1V Bridge.

'l‘uesdays and Thursdays. 10am—noon. Free. Creche facilities available to Central Library users. Open to children ofall ages. Large selection oftoys. Run by the lidinburgh ('reche (‘o-op.

I EDINBURGH ZOO (‘orstorphine Road. 3349171.

()pen every day. 9am to 5pm (‘1.30am on Sundays). Kids £3; adults £3.75.

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51(iorgie Road. 337 4303.

Open every day. 9am—4pm. admission free.

Young City Farmers Group Meet ey ery Saturday. 10am--lpm. For 7—l3-year-olds. Learn about farm life and how to look after the animals.


Flower Power Sun 33 Jun 3—4pm. Kids 50p; adults £1 . Family walk with a theme discover the secrets ofthe flora. (Paths takett are often rough and unsuitable for pushchairs.)

I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riversdale ('rescent. 337 6933.

Various sessions from 10am at the

weekend. 3pm weekdays. including Beginners Skating Mon and Fri 5--7pm'. Thurs 7-‘)pm. Admission £1.30. Skate hire 50p.

I PORTOBELLO SWIMMING CENTRE Bellfield Street. 66‘) 0780.

Fun and Fitness tor all the lamily Saturdays 10am noon. includes under- 10s table tennis club. 50p per session.

I THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS lnverleith Row. 553 7171 ext45-1.

Living in a Rainlorest Borneo-sly le longltouse serving as a classroom for educational groups and Family Workshops which rttrt throughout the year. ('hildren must be accornparued by at least one adult and y ice versal (Not suitable tor under-7s). Places mtrst be booked as numbers are limited. (‘ontact Marisa Main at the ( iardert. Kids £3; adults £4 (£10 family).

Dancelorthe Rainlorest 16Jun l 1arn~ 1pm. ('atch the jungle rhythm with dancer 'l‘racy llayykes.


Iiyre Place. 557 8191).

Scotland Yard Creature Carnival Sat 33er llarn-‘4prn. Admission Free. Adventure playground used by children with special needs throughout the Lothian area opens its gates to all children and adults fora family day of fun. Stalls. bouncy castle. jugglers. entertainers. mini-fete. live music. dancing displays. exhibitions. facepainting. mask and costume making on a theme ofcreatures.

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

Saturday Club [Every Saturday.

1030—] 1.30am. Free. Activities and competitions for 3—1 l-year-olds. plus storytelling for younger children.


I EDINBURGH FILMHDUSE Lothian Road. 338 3688.

Saturday matinees for children; all seats £1 . bookable. Films start 3pm.

Asterix and Cleopatra (U) (‘artoon fun as the little (laul meets the lady with the asp.


I EDINBURGH BUTTERFLY FARM Melville Nurseries. Lasswade. 663 4933.

Open every day 10am—5.30pm. Kids

£1 .50; adults £3.65 (under 5s free). Tropical paradise of flitting butterflies. Tarantulas and other little hairy. many-legged things can be found in the Insect World.

I PURVES PUPPETS Biggar Little Theatre. Broughton Road. Biggar. Lanarkshire. (189930631.

Open daily Mon—Sun (not Wed). Miniature Victorian puppet theatre run by the Purves family. (lit-hour drive from Edinburgh; 1 hour from (ilasgow) set irt attractive gardens which include games and picnic area. Puppet shows. workshops and guided tours. Often fully booked best rtot to go on spec. Phone for timesand details.

I SAFARI AND LEISURE PARK Blair Drummond. Near Stirling. (1768 841-156. ()pen daily from 10am. last admission 4.30pm. Kids £3 (3—1-1-year-olds); adults £4.50. View elephants. lions and bison safari-style. ()ther attractions include sea-lion show. pets corner. splash cats. pedal boats. adventure playground and astraglide.


Lady Victoria Colliery Newtongrange. 10 miles south of Edinburgh offthe A8. Open daily 1 larnv4pm. Kids 80p; adults£l .35 (free on Sundays). lncltrdes the largest steam engine in Scotland. the (irant-Ritchie winding engine. Put on a hard-hat and view this mighty machine artd visit the pit-head. \"isitor(‘entre. I exhibitions and tearoom. Pit pony daySat i 15 Jun. ((‘onfirm date. ponies not always I available. ) Noon~3pm. 35p per ride. Prestongrange On B 1348 between Musselburgh and Prestonpans. Open daily I lam 4pm. Free but donations welcomed. Visitor centre housed in the former colliery canteen. exhibition area. Star attraction isa (‘ornish beam engine. unique in Scotland. trsed to Pump water from the mine. For more information about both collieries. contact Lady Victoria Colliery. 663 751‘).

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