' GLASGOW Activities and tun I DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda.

(iovan Road. 427 I792. ()pen all year. Tue-Sun 10am~5.3l)pni. Kids£1 .20: adtilts £2 (family tickets.£5.

£6.20). ()ver 60exhibits to pull. ptish. turn

and try . Tent events at yveekends run for approx 30mins. 11.30am. lpm.2..t0pm and 4pm. Suitable for all ages.

Plastic Intelligence Plastic memory and other experiments. 28 and 29 Sept. 5 arid 6 ()ct.

I EASTWOOD BUTTERFLY FARM Rouken (ilen. 6202084.

Open daily until 30ctober. Ilium—5.30pm. Kids £1 : adtilts £1.50 (family ticket. 2 adults and up to4kids £4). Indoor tropics for butterflies. Creepy crayy lies housed in the Insect Kingdom. I GLASGOW ZOO (aldcrpark. l'ddingston. 771 1185.

Open every day. l0am—5pm Kids£1.90: adults £3.

I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrevvs Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. OctoberActivities Very popular. must be hooked (iii person or by phone). One activity per child. Age range given in brackets. Admission free. Session times are 10. 15am and 2.15pm unlessstated otheryyise. Bookings takert from l0amon Sat 5 October.

Listen to a story and make a witch puppet (4—7) Sat 12 and Wed l6()ct.

Victorian pastimesU-lZ) Sun l3()ct. 1pm and 3pm.

Listen to a story and make a Hallowe'en

decoration (4—7) Mon 14 and Fri 18()ct.

lv Make a monster mask (6—9) Tue 15 and Sat 19 Oct.

Weave a sample or cloth on a hand loom (7—12)Thurs 17 Oct.

Costumes through the ages- dress up and see the changes (7—12) Sun 20 Oct. 1pm and 3pm.

I LITTLE MARCO'S Templeton Street . 554 7184.

Mon—Sat l0am—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-olds must be supervised.

I SUMMIT CENTRE Minerva Way. Finnieston. 204 2215.

Ice Skating Beginners sessions Sats and Suns. 12.15—l.45pm. £2.40. Skate hire 60p.

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

Family Craft Session 2 Oct. 1 pm. 50p. Craft sessions for parents and under-5s.


I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. 427 2725.

Inspired by The Hobbit Until 27 Oct. Trolls. goblins and dragons iii an exhibition created by prisoners. officers and friends of Barlinnie Prison. Ten scenes illustrating the adventures of Bilbo Baggins front J R R ToIkein’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 ofvehicles in the L'K.

; Following last year's successful run on ' 8861 Scotland, Mr Boom the Man lrom the Moon is beaming into young

earlhling’s homes throughout Britain

f with a new series of Over the Moon with Mr Boom aimed at pre-school and


Primaryl children. Highlighting an awareness of the environment with songs, stories and films, Mr Boom

(alias Andy Munro) will be joined by guest storytellers Gerda Stevenson, Tony Boper, Paul Young and Juliet Cadzow.

Over the Moon with Mr Boom Tuesdays 10—10.153m BBCl, repeated on Thursdays 10.15—10.303m, until 26 November.

Reconstructed (ilasgovv street complete with cinema arid subvvay. Nevv attraction for '91 . try the Super-X simulator for a really thrilling ride. Kids 75p; adults £1.51).


I KELBURN COUNTRY CENTRE On the A78 betyveen Largs and Fairlie. 0475 568685. Open daily 10am--6pm. Kids£1 .50 (Accompanied kids £1 .25); Adults £2.50. Attractions include Pets Corner. Commando course. Riding Centre (phon' for bookings). Nature Centre. Adventure Course and Wooden Stockade.

I SAFARI AND LEISURE PARK Blair Drummond. Near Stirling. 0768 841456. Open daily until 7 ()et. 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 shovv. adventure playground. pedal boats and astraglide. I SUMMERLEE HERITAGE TRUST West Canal Street. Coatbridge.023631261. Open daily l0am—5pm. Admission free. 23 acre museum illustrating 200 yearsof Scottish people and industry including the first vvorking tramvvay in Scotland.



Mr Boom Sat 5 Oct. 1 lam and 2pm. Kids £1 ; adults £2. Lunar-tunes and singalong fun. Advance booking. Mothervvell Civic Centre. 67515.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE 0236 732887. Kid‘s Stuff Saturday afternoon shows for 4—1 l-year-olds; puppets. magic. songs and fun. Approx 45—60minutes. Kids£1.25; adults£l.75.

Magic Bob 5 Oct.

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

Mr Boom Sat 28 Sept. 11.30am and 1.30pm. Kids 50p: adults £1 . Singalong action songs and music from the Man from the Moon.

The Haggis that lost its glen Sat 5 ()ct. 1.30pm. Kids 75p: adults £1.25. A Highland tale frotn Pictish Puppets.


ACthItleS and fun


Tuesdays and Thursdays. lilam—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. 3349171.

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

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202.

Go dovvn on the farm in the heart ofthe city. 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.


Family walks— Dog Walk Sun 29 Sept. 2pm (meet at Visitor Centre). Kids 50p; adults £1 . Chance for dog-owners to discover the wildlife ofthe Hermitage. Dog Wardens on hand vs ith canine advice. (Paths rough and unsuitable for pushchairs).

I JACK KANE CENTRE Niddrie Mains Road. 669114114.

Children's activities For boys and girls. No booking. just turn tip. 40p per child. Football training Mondays. tJ-izs- 5-6pm;L'- 16s 6—7pm.

Mini sports Wednesdays. L'- 1 2s 5—6pm; L-lbs (v-ipm.

I LITTLE MARCO'S Grove Street. 228 2141.

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

I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riverside Crescent. 337 6933.

Beginners Sessions Mon and Fri 5~7pm.

£1 .20. skate hire 50p. Beginners sessions including a 1(1— 15 minute lesson from skating professionals. Weds 5—7pm. Suns 1(1—1 1.30am. £1.50. skate hire 50p. Family sessions Sats lllam—noon. £1 .50 including skate hire.

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

Living in a Bainloresl Borneo-sly le longhouse serving as a classroom for educational groups and Family Workshops. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult and vice versaf (Not suitable for under-7s). Places must be booked as numbers are limited. Contact .‘vlarisa Main at the Garden. Kids £2; adults £4 (£10family).

Baintorest Impressions 5 Oct. l.3lF4.3()pm. Block print yourovv n rairtforest T-shirt.

Exhibitions l MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street.

Toys galore. from skipping ropes to Study dolls. peevers to puppets. Fiv e floorsof displays. Open Mon—Sat. 10am--5pm. Admission free. Walkman guides available for hire: kids 50p. adults£1.

The Land of the Fairy Crane: Childhood in Japan 28 Sept—7 Dec. Exhibition showing aspects ofJapanese childhood. covering education. toys. costumes.pastimes. Film

I EDINBURGH FILM HOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688.

Saturday matinees; all seats £1 . bookable. Films start 2pm.

Charlotte's Web ( U) 28 Sept. Animated version of EB. White's tear-jerking tale of a kindly spider's efforts to save a doomed little porker.

SecretGarden (LI) 5 Oct. F. 11. Burnett's classic children's tale of a young Victorian girl sent to live at an uncle‘s house where

she discovers art invalid cousin and an

abandoned garden. Outings I EDINBURGH BUTTERFLY FARM Melville

Nurseries. Lassvvade. 663 4932. Open every day 10am—5.30pm. Kids


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free).Tropical paradise of flitting butterflies. Taranttilas and otherlittle hairy many-legged things can be found in the lnsect World.

I SCOTTISH DEER CENTRE Near Cupar. Fife. on the A91 . 033 781 391.

Ranger-led tours to see arid feed the deer. Try on an antler! Children well-catered for with adventure playgrounds. maze. toddler play areas. picnic spots. film shovvs. exhibitions and for wet day's there's a giant indoor playground. Open daily. 10am-6pm during July and August. Kids £1 .75; Adults £2.75 (family ticket. 2kids. 2adults. £7.50).

ISCOTTISH MINING MUSEUMS Lady Victoria Colliery Neyvtongrange. 10 miles south of Edinburgh offthe A8. Open 3 daily 1 1am—4pm. until end Septtember. 10am—5pm Octoberonyv ards. Kids 80p; adults £1.25. On vievv istlie largeststeant engine in Scotland. Don a hard hat and

visit the pit-head. VisitorCentre. exhibitions. tearoom. Pit Pony Day 28 Sept. 25p per ride. (Ponies not alvyaysayailable.

l tele,‘ hone to confirm. 663 75 19). '