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

GLASGOW Activities and ion

I DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda, 100 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). Hands-on activities with every exhibit. Scientific fun for all the family.

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 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 years must be supervised.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley.8871010.

Family craft sessions 13 Nov. l-2.30pm. 50p per child. Clay Pots. Craft sessions for under 55 and parent/guardian. Numbers limited, book early.

I SUMMIT CENTRE Minerva Way, Finnieston, 204 2215.

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Blaine Mary Anne Mantell. She it was who, while strolling down a Sussex lane 170 years ago, lound a prehistoric molar and thus prompted the insatiable public lascinatlon tor dinosaurs. Who knows when kids lirst got wind at them, but you don't need to be John Noakes to know that a sure way to make ratings rise is to leature pachycephalosauros, triceratops, stegosaurus and their mates.

150 million years since they lirst topped the bill, dinosaurs are stars again. Dinosaurs Alive! is an exhibition of them at their most realistic. Made of rubber, and robotically animated, the beasts look and leel real. You may already have seen them a year ago when Edinburgh's City Arts Centre attracted crowds. Now they’re back at The Arches in Glasgow, there being no more titling environment for the

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triendly giants than the herbivorous Dear Green Place. (Colin Barrie) Dinosaurs Alive! The Arches, Glasgow, until 27 January 1992.

Suns. 12.15:].45pm. £2.40. Skate hire 60p. Exhibitions

I THE ARCHES Midland Street, 221 8101. Dinosaurs Alive Until 26 Jan. Daily 10am-5pm. Kids £1 .50: adults £2.90 (family ticket £9. kids under 5 free). Life-like moving models worked by an intricate system of cylinders, pistons and computers.

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I GROSVENOR Ashton Lane. Hillhead, 339 4298.

Saturday Children‘s Film Foundation matinees; £1 .50 (Parents 70p) Programmes start 2. 10pm, include feature, serial cartoon (Professor Popper‘s Problems) and games. CryVlolt (U) 9 Nov.

Kadoylng (U) 16 Nov.


I SUMMERLEE HERITAGE TRUST West Canal Street, Coatbridge, 0236 31261. Open daily 10am—5pm. Admission free. Twenty-three acres of museum illustrating 200 years of Scottish people and industry including the first working tramway in Scotland.


I CRAWFURO THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3437. Amazing Jabberwocky Sat Nov 16. 2pm. All seats £2. Exciting tales by Lewis Carroll presented by the Edinburgh Puppet Company.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE 0236 732887. Merlin the Magnificent and The Adventures of Arthur 21 Nov—28 Dec. Kids £2.25; adults £4.75. Book early for this year's

Christmas show. last year‘s sold out pretty quickly! Cumbcrnauld Theatre Company present a magnificent tale of magic, music and mystery.

Kid’s Stull Saturday afternoon shows at 1.15pm for 4—1 l-year-olds; puppets, magic. songs and fun. Approx 45—60 minutes. Kids £1 .25; adults£1 .75.

Mr Magic 9 Nov.

Delusions 16 Nov.

I GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123.

Christmas Crackers Book now for the Singing Kettle's Christmas show. Suitable for 4—10-ycar-olds. Sats 14 and 21 Dec. 10am and 2pm. Prices range from kids £2. adults £3 to kids £4, adults £5. Box office at 2 Sauchiehall Street open Mon—Sat 9am-9pm; Sun noon—9pm.

I OLD ATHENAEUM THEATRE 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333.

The Musical Milk Mystery 16 Nov. 10.30am and 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Tom and lane of The Runaway Train present a story with songs. directed by John Bett.

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

Booking advised for all shows. kids 75p; adults£1.25.

Uncle Jimmy‘s Punch & Judy and Magic Show Sat 9 Nov. 1.30pm.

The Nutcrackerlill Davie Puppet Company. Sat 16 Nov. 1.30pm.


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Alkido Every Wednesday. 5—6pm. £1 per session. For boys and girls 7—14 years.


Free creche Tue/Thurs 10am—noon. Run by the Edinburgh Creche Co-op. for Central Library users. the creche has a large selection of toys and is open to children of all ages.

I EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road. 334 9171.

Open every day. 9am to 6pm (9.30am on

Sundays). Kids £2; adults £3.75.

I HERMITAGE OE BRAID, 447 7145. Family WDIKS Sun I() Nov. 2pm. Robin Roustabout. (Paths are rough and unsuitable for pushchairs). Kids 50p; adults£l. Numbers limited, contact the ranger to book in advance.

I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riverside Crescent. 3376933.

Beginners Sessions Mon and Fri 5-7pni. £1.20, skate hire 50p. Beginners sessions including a 10—15-minute lesson from skating professionals. Wed 5—7pm. Sun 10--l 1.30am. £1 .50. skate hire 50p. Family sessions Sat 10am—noon. £1 .5()including skate hire.

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

Living in a Rainloresl Borneo-ster Ionghouse serving as a classroom for

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dolls, peevers to puppets. Five floors of displays. Open Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm. Admission free. Walkman guides available for hire: kids 50p; adults£l.


I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688.

Saturday afternoon matinees. Films start 2pm. All seats£1.7().

Dougal and the Blue Cat (U) 9 Nov. Trip down Memory Lane with the Magic Roundabout gang.

Home Alone (PG) 16 Nov. Young boy inadvertently left at home finds himself defending the house against some determined robbers.


I SCOTTISH DEER CENTRE Near Cupar, Fife. on the A91 . (133 781391.

Ranger-led tours to see and feed the deer. Try on an antler! Children well-catered for with adventure playgrounds. maze. toddler play areas. picnic spots. film shows. exhibitions and for wet daysthere's a giant indoor playground. Open daily. lllam~5pm. Kids£l .75; adults£2.75 (family ticket, 2 kids, 2 adults,£7.5()).



Walt Disney's World on Ice 24—29 Dec. Book now for ice-skatingcxtravaganza with all the Disney favourites. Credit booking 557 6969. By post from Disney On Ice. PO Box 180. Head Post Office Edinburgh. Individual booking. tickets available from Virgin Record shops in (ilasgovv and Edinburgh.

I NETHERBOW THEATRE 43—4511igh Street. 556 9579/2647.

Puss 'n Boots Sat 9. l6 and 23 Nov. 11am. Kids£l .51): adults £2.50.

Ian Turbitt's Puppet Theatre present the story of a very ambitious cat. Suitable for under- Ills.

I OUEEN'S HALL (‘lerk Street. 668 2019. A Christmas Carol Book novv for the Black Box Puppet Theatre‘s presentation of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story. i 33 and 24 Dec. 1 lam. Kids£l ; adults£2.

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