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

GLASGOW Activities and tun


Teddy Bears’ Picnic Glasgow Green Sat 29 Jun 10am—4.30pm. One of several picnics being held throughout Scotland to highlight the Childline services. Bring your teddy along to enter the bears' contest. Attractions include bouncy castle. face painting. children‘s rides.

I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive 9503437. Summer Workshops for 7—12-year-olds. £2 per session. Places limited. must be booked. Wear old clothes.

AI‘I Workshops 2. 3. 4 Jul 1—4pm.

Drama, Movement. Music and Mime 9.10. 1 1 Jul l—4pm.

lnstantCircus (Free) 16Jul l0am—3pm. Puppet Workshop 23. 24. 25 Jul 1—4pm.

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

Open all year. Tue—Sun 10am—5.30pm. Kids £1.20; adults £2 (family ticket. 2 adults and 2 kids £5). Over 60 exhibitsto pull. push. turn and try.

I GLASGOW ZOO Calderpark. Uddingston. 771 1185.

Open every day. 10am—5pm Kids£1.9(l: aduhs£3.

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

Summer Activities Always very popular. must be booked in advance (in person or by phone). Two activities per child. Admission free. Bookings taken from 16 Jun. Choice of two sessions. 10. 1 5am or 2.15pm unless stated otherwise. Age

range given in brackets.


27.30Ju1; 1.5.9. 12. 17 Aug.

' Gardennaturetrail(4—7)3t)Jun(2.15pm

only):6. 15.23. 31 Julz8. 16Aug.

3 Fun and games at Victorian Pastimes i7- 12)

1.22Jul:4.15 Aug (4 Aug2.15pmonly). Listen to a story and make your own puppet

' (4-7)

Make a mask and surprise your triends(o—<))


Trya game otCroquet(8—12) 7Jul(2. 15pm onlv).

I Design your own coat of arms (7— 1 2) 8. 21 Jul(21Jul2.15pmonly);7Aug.

Make a nature collage picture (4—7) 12. 20. 28Ju|(28Jul2.15pmonly):10.18 Aug( 18 Aug2. 15pm only).

Dress up andiointhetun (6-12) 14. 29Jul (14Ju12.15pm only);11Aug(2.15pm only).

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


Summerfunforkids.ongoingthroughout . , v , , with Cinema and subway. .Newattraction

i July. All performances are free.

The Artsplay Big Fun marquee 2—6July. Strathclyde Park (near watersports

I centre). ; 10.30am Instant Circus. Two hour ‘. workshop ofcircus skills ending witha

performance. For 5—12-year-olds. 1pm Goffeee Clown Show. Slapstick fun for 3—12-year-olds.


2pm Abzurdicus ‘Time Tamers'. Journey through time with circus skills. For 3—12-year-olds.

4pm Goffeee Clown Show.

Streetbiz will be touring round community centres. playschemes. libraries. and recreation centres throughout July.

I CLOWN JEWELS RDADSHDW Circus skills morning workshop with an afternoon performance. For 5—12-year-olds.

1 Jul Red Road Recreation Centre. Balornock. 10am and 1.30pm.

2 Jul St Martin‘s Primary School. Castlemilk. 10am and 1.30pm.

3 Jul Bishopbriggs Sports Centre. 10am and 2pm.

4Jul Priesthill Recreation Centre. 10am and 1.30pm.‘

5Ju| The Glen Playscheme.Darn1ey. 10am and 1.30pm.


i Dance. mine. and song based on the

legends of the North American Indians. All day session (10am-3pm) ends with a

performance. For 7—12-year-olds.

1 Jul Ilalfway Recreation Centre. Cambuslang.

2Jul Carluke Recreation Centre.

3 Jul Overnewton Playscheme.

4Jul Kirkintilloch Town Hall.

5 Jul Torr Street Recreation Centre. Possilpark.

8Jul Bellshill Cultural Centre.

11 Jul The Mearns Centre.(ireenock.

I CLOWN JEWELS STDRYTELLING BUS Stories of magic. mystery and music. Age range given in brackets.

8Ju| Forth Library. 10.30am(7—12). 8Ju| Lesmahagow Playscheme. 2pm (5—7).

9Jul Greengairs Community Centre. 11am.

9 Jul Salsburgh Community Centre. 2pm and 3pm.

10Jul Possilpark Library. 11.30am. (3—7). IO Jul Pollok Leisure Pool Car Park. 2pm and 3pm (3—7).


I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Bunhouse Road. 357 3929.

Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Admission to museum free. Largest collection of vehicles in the UK. Reconstructed Glasgow street complete

1 for ‘91 . try the Super-X simulator fora

really thrilling ride. Kids 75p; adults £1.50.

' highlight Childline services.

I Circus School '91 8—13 Jul. Learn


Activities and tun


Teddy Bears Picnic Golden Acre. Saturday 29June 10am—1pm. One of several picnics taking place throughout Scotland to

Entertainments include magic show with Scott Lovat. face painting and bouncy castle. Bring your teddy along to enter the bears‘ contest.

I CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE 177 Colinton Road. 443 0101.

Summer Holiday Programme Mon 1 July onwards includes Playscheme for 5—12-year-olds. Mon—Fri 10am—noon and 2—4pm. £1 per session. Team games. bouncy castle. outings. craft work.


Animal Crackers July and August in all local libraries. Entry is by free ticket which must be collected in advance from your local library. Activities include story-telling sessions. badge-making. puppet shows. mask-making. teddy bears‘ picnic. Pop into your local branch for details. \

I EAST LDTHIAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Children’s Holiday Fun Mon 1 Jul—Fri 9 Aug. Admission Free. Fun. games. competitions with Uncle Drew and his friends. Suitable for children ofall ages. On sunny days the fun is on the wet weather. indoors.

Dunbar (Meet at Corn Exchange) Mon. Wed. Fri 11am—12.30pm;Tue andThu 3—4pm.

North Berwick (Meet at The Pavilion)Tue and Thu Ham—12.30pm; Mon. Wed and Fri 3—4pm.

I ELCHAT at Longniddry Community Centre.

unicycling.stiltwalking.juggling.mime. : All ages welcome. Phone 665 371 1 ext 244 for registration information.

I SWIMMING CENTRES 3 Play sessions with inflatables run from 1 July onwards.

Glenogle Mon—Fri 1 lam—noon and 2—4pm; Sat 10am—noon.

lnlirrnary Street Mon-Fri 10am—noon and

2—4pm; Sat 2—3.40pm.

Leith Mon-Fri Ill—noon and 2—4pm: Sat 2—3.40pm.

Portobello Mon—Fri 10am—noon and 2-4pm; Sat 10am—noon and 2—3.40pm. Royal Commonwealth Pool Mon—Sat Ilium-noon and 2—4pm.


Free shows. mainly outdoors. no booking. just turn up.Br09 Puppets present The Revolting Food suitable for 4—11-year-olds. Maiorhtustard's Robin Hood is suitable for 5—11-year-olds.No booking. just turn up.

South OueensterryC.C.

1 Jul 10.30am Brogl’uppets.

8Jul 10.30am Major Mustard.

Pilrig Park

1 Jul 3pm Brog Puppets.

8Jul 3pm Major Mustard.

Inch Park

2Jul 10.30am Brog Puppets.

9Jul 10.30am Major Mustard. Craiglockhart Sports Centre

2Ju13pm Brog Puppets. I

9 Jul 3pm Major Mustard. Brighton Park, Portobello

3 Jul 10.30am Brog Puppets. 10Ju110.30am Major Mustard. Jack Kane Centre

3 Jul 3pm Brog Puppets.

10Jul 3pm Major Mustard. Princes Street Gardens

4 Jul 10.30am Brog Puppets.

; 11 Jul 10.30am Major Mustard.

Braidbum Valley Park 4 Jul 3pm Brog Puppets. 11 Jul 3pm Major Mustard.


I EDINBURGH BUTTERFLY FARM Melville Nurseries. Lasswade. 663 4932.

Open every day 10am~5.30pm. Kids £1.50; adults £2.65 (under 5s free).Tropical paradise offlitting butterflies. Tarantulas and other little hairy many-legged things can be found in the lnseet World.

I PURVES PUPPETS Biggar Little Theatre. Broughton Road. Biggar. Lanarkshire. 0899 20631.

Open daily Mon—Sun (not Wed). Miniature Victorian puppet theatre run by the Purves family. (3/4-hour drive from Edinburgh; 1 hour from Glasgow) set in attractive gardens which include games and picnic area. Puppet shows. workshops and guided tours. Often fully booked best not to go on spec. Phone for times and details.

I SAFARI AND LEISURE PARK Blair Drummond. Near Stirling. 0768 841456. Open daily from 10am. last admission 4.30pm. Kids £3 (3—14-year-olds); adults £4.50. View elephants. lions and bison safari-style. Other attractions include sea-lion show. adventure playground. splash cats. astraglide and pedal boats.

I SCOTTISH DEER CENTRE Near Cupar. Fife. 0n the A91. 033 781391.

Ranger-led tours to see and feed the deer. Try on an antler! Children well-catered for

5 with adventure playgrounds. maze. toddler play areas. picnic spots. film

shows. exhibitions and for wet days there's

g a giant indoor playground. Open daily.

10am—6pm during July and AugUst. Kids £1.75; adults £2.75 (family ticket.2 kids.2



I THE NETHERBDW 43—45 High Street. 556 9579.

PuppetTheatre Season Mon—Fri l—26Jul. Performances last between 45 mins to one hour. £2.50 (£1 .50). The refurbished Netherbow‘s first season of puppet theatre is presented by Ian 'I'urbitt. puppeteer- in-residence. The productions are traditional. using glove and rod

techniques. amd will appeal to all ages. Moni 2.30pm Puss In Boots. , Tue22.30pm The King's Liars. Wed 3 l 1am Puss 1n Boots; 2.30pm Peter i and the Wolf.

Thurs 4 2.30pm The Iimperor's


Fri 5 l lam Peter and the Wolf; 2.30pm

Tam ()‘Shanter.

Mon 8 2.30pm Puss In Boots.

Tue 9 2.30pm The King's liars.

Wed ID I lam I’Liss In Boots. Wed102.30pm Peterand the Wolf. ' Thurs l l 2.30pm'1'he [Emperor's Nightingale.

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