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



Activities and fun

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

Open all year, Tue—Sun 10am—5.30pm. Kids £1 .20; adults £2 (family tieket.2 adults and 2 kids £5). Over 60 exhibits to pull, push, turn and try. Tent events at weekends run for approx 30 mins. 11.30am, 1pm. 2.30pm and 4pm. Suitable for all ages.

Atmosphere Show 31 Aug and 1 Sept. Chemistry Magic 7 and 8 Sept.

I EASTWOOD BUTTERFLY FARM Rouken Glen, 620 2084.

Open every day. 10am—5.30pm. Kids£l; 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; aduhs£3.

I LITTLE MARCO'S Templeton Street, 554 7184.

Mon—Sat 103m—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 35 must be supervised.

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

Family oralt Sessions 4 Sept. 1—2.30pm. 50p per child. Finger Rubbings. booking advisable.

I SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL MUSEUM OF EDUCATION 225 Scotland Street, 429 1201. Games a Rhymes oi the Past Until 1 Sept. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Admission free. Girds and cleets. whips and peeries, available for 50p hire outside in playground. Instructions given.


I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive, 427 2725.

Inspired by The llobblt Until 27 Oct. Trolls, goblins and dragons in an exhibition created by prisoners, officers and Friends of Barlinnie Prison. Ten scenes illustrating the adventures of Bilbo Baggins from J.R.R. Tolkein‘s novel, The Hobbit.

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 with cinema and subway. New attraction for ‘91 , try the Super-X simulator for a really thrilling ride. Kids 75p; adults £1.50.


I BLACKSHAVI FARM PARK West Kilbride. North Ayrshire . 0563 34257.

Open every day, 10.30am—5pm. Kids £1.50; adults £2, or £6 per car. Working farm with daily demonstrations of farm activities. Tractor rides available and

3 and 4-wheeler motor bikes for older children and adults. Lots ofanimals. Outdoor play area and under-cover play space when wet.


between Largs and Fairlie. 0475 568685. j Open daily 10am—6pm. Kids£1.50

(accompanied kids £1.25); adults £2.50. Attractions include Pets Corner. Commando course. Riding Centre (phone

for bookings). Nature Centre. Adventure g Course and Wooan Stockade. Viking Day

Sun 1 Sept. 1—4.30pm. Displaysin swordsmanship and hand combat by The Gall Gael Dark Age Society. Junior Viking Games for 11—14-year-olds. Live music. kids‘ entertainments. stalls.

_ Fair Play at ltelbum Sun 8 Sept.

1.30—4.30pm. Step back in time and join in the street games that your granny used to play. The Association of Fair Play for Children in Scotland re-create traditional Glasgow street games.

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. Lions. bison. elephants in safari setting. Other attractions include pets corner. splash cats. sea-lion show. adventure playground. pedal boats and astraglide.

I SUMMERLEE HERITAGE TRUST West Canal Street. Coatbridge. 0236 31261. Open daily 10am—5pm. Admission free. 23-acre museum illustrates 200 years of Scottish people and industry, includingthe first working tramway in Scotland.


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

Magic bob 7 Sept. 11.30am and 1.30pm. Kids 50p; adults£l. Sixty minutes of mesmerising magic.

EDINBRGH 1' Activities and tun


Tuesdays and Thursdays. 10am—noon. Free. Creche facilities available to Central Library users. Open to children of all ages. Large selection of toys. Run by the

_ Edinburgh Creche Co-op.

I EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road. 334 9171.

Open every day, 9am to 6pm (9.30am on Sundays). Kids £2; adults £3.75.

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road.337 4202.

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

Young City Farmers Group Meet every Saturday. 10am—1pm. For 7—13-year-olds. Learn about farm life and how to look after the animals.

I KENNEDY'S FUN CENTRE Windsor Place. Portobello. 669 1075.

Every Saturday 9.30-1 1.30am. £1.50. Open sessions for children up to age ten. accompanied by an adult. Trampolines. soft play equipment. tree house. bouncy castle. pirate ship.

I KOKOS Craig Park. Newcraighall Road. 6690082.

Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Ninety-minute session. Mon—Fri 10am—2pm £2; 2—6pm £3. Sat, Sun and public holidays. 10am—6pm. £3. Ball pool. adventure maze. soft play areas. bouncy castles.

climbing nets. mayhem. Fully supervised—

children over 3 years can be left. Height limit 4ft 7in.

I LITTLE MARCO'S Grove Street. 228 2141.

Mon—Sun 9.30am-8pm. Ninety-minute session £3. Slides. karting. ball pits. bouncy castle. Fully supervised children over 3 years can be left.

I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Invcrleith Row. 552 7171 . ext 454.

Living in a iiainlorest Borneo-style longhouse serving as a classroom for

educational groups and Family Workshops.

Children must be accompanied by at least one adult and vice versa! (Not suitable for under-7s.) Places must be booked as numbers are limited. Contact Marisa Main at the Garden. Kids £2: adults £4 (£10 family).

Shadow puppet workshop 7 Sept. 11am—1pm.


I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. Looking WilderStill Until leept. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (Sun 2—5pm during

Edinburgh Festival). Admission free. The

Story of the Scottish Ranger Guides 1916—1991. Photographs and memorabilia spanning the 75 years ofthe Guide Movement.

Outings l I EDINBURGH BUTTERFLY FARM Melville | Nurseries. Lasswade. 663 4932. I Open every day 10am—5.30pm. Kids

' £1.50;adults£2.65(under5sfree). | Tropicalparadiseoffiittingbutterflies. l I Tarantulas and other little hairy many-leggedthingscanbefoundinthe I ., l

, Insect W orld. l

: I PURVES PUPPETS Biggar Little Theatre. I Broughton Road, Biggar. Lanarkshire. 0899 20631. I Open daily Mon—Sun (not Wed). I Miniature Victorian puppet theatre run by I the Purves family. (45-minute drive from , Edinburgh; 1 hour from Glasgow) set in I attractive gardens which include games , and picnic area. Puppet shows. workshops l and guided tours. Often fully booked— ! best not to go on spec. Phone for times and I details.

I SCOTTISH DEER CENTRE Near Cupar. Fife, on the A91 . 033 781391. Ranger-led tours to see and feed the deer. Try on an antler! Children well catered for I with adventure playgrounds, maze. . toddler play areas. picnic spots. film I shows. exhibitions and for wet daysthere‘s } agiant indoor playground. Open daily, I 10am—6pm during July and August. Kids I £1 .75; adults £2.75 (family ticket, 2 kids.2 adults, £7.50). I SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUMS Lady Victoria Colliery Newtongrange. 10 l miles south of Edinburgh offthe A8. Open l daily llam—4pm. Kids 80p; adults£1.25. I On view is the largest steam engine in Scotland. Don a hard hat and visit the I pit-head. Visitor Centre. exhibitions,


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