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



I BELLSHILL CULTURAL CENTRE John Street. ()698 67515. Mr Boom Tue 7 Apr. 11am and 2pm. Kids £1 .50; adults £2.50. Singalong fun from one of Glasgow‘s favourites. I CLYDE THEATRE Boquhairn Road. Clydebank.951 1444. The Wild West Show Tue 7 Apr. 2.30pm. Wed 8.11am and 2.30pm. Thurs9. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Kids £3; adults £4. Stars ofTV and stage. The Singing Kettle. in a brand new show. Bandits Six Gun Spike and Dirty Dollar Bill are at large in a western-style adventure which features loads of songs. audience participation and the opportunity to wear your cowboy or Indian outfit. I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 9503437. Olltlahoma Mon 30. Tue 3 l . Thurs 2 and Fri 3. 7.30pm. Kids £2; adults £4. A St Aloysius College production of the classic Rogers and Hammerstein musical. An evening of wagons. cowboys and that girl who just can‘t say no. I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE 0236 732887. Alaltazam Sat 28 Mar. 1.15pm. Kids £1.25; adults£1.75. Weekly children's show in the studio theatre. hosted this time by a magical array of puppets. For children aged 3—1 1. Mr Magic Sat 4 Apr. Details as above. Entertainment ofthe baffling kind. I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 1010. Reynard the Fox Sat 4 Apr. 1pm and 3pm. Kids 75p; adults £1.25. Set in medieval times. what will happen in court when Reynard goes before the Lion King? A folktale. in rhyme. by Ian Purves Puppet Theatre. Cheelto the Clown Wed 8 Apr. 2pm. Kids 75p; adults £1.25. With his red nose in place. Cheeko presents an hour of nonsensical antics. I MERCAT THEATRE Drumchapel. 944 9022. Magic Doors Wed 1 Apr. 1.30pm. Kids-£1; adults £2 (£5 if from outside Drumchapel area). Commissioned originally for the 1990 International Children‘s Festival. this is a dance piece by Dundee Rep. Bobby. Basher and his friends take a trip through the magic door and find themselves in a colourful. magical adventure. I MOTHERWELL THEATRE Civic Centre. 0698 67515.

The Big Move Mon 6 Apr. 7pm. Kids£l .50;

adults £2.50.

Moving to the country has a traumatic effect on Shona and Tom. The air istoo fresh. it smells. and they haven‘t got any friends. This play. by Morag Fullarton. is staged by the acclaimed Skint Knees

Theatre Company and examines the effect

a move can have on children.

Activities and Fun I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive.

The Singing Kettle ride the range in their new Wild West Show at the ClydeTheatre

427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5p. Sun Noon—6pm. Free.

Inspired by the Hobbit Tolkien’s hero interpreted by Barlinnie‘s Special Unit. Also permanent activities and exhibits including period rooms. quiz sheets and treasure hunt cards.

Easter Activities

I Spring Flowers Sat 4 Apr 10. 15am and


2.15pm. Make apaper-flower picture and listen to a story. For the 4-—7s.

Victorian Pictures Sun 5 Apr. 2.15pm. Create a masterpiece with pressed flowers.

Spring Nature Trial Mon d Apr. 10.15am and 2.15pm. Bring wellies and cagoules if it's wet.

Knights Tue 7 Apr. 10. 15am and 2. 15pm. Learn about knights and design a heraldic shield. For the 7—l2s.

Easter workshop Wed 8 Apr. 10. 15am and 2. 15pm. Listen to a story and make an caster chick.

Victorian Pictures Thurs 10 Apr. 10.15am and 2.15pm. Pressed-flower picture workshop.

I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 9503437. Drama Workshops Tue (2+ Ills). Thurs (11—13s); 4—6.30pm. £1 per class. Low~key classes with the emphasis on fun.

I DOLPHIN ARTS CENTRE 7 James Street. Bridgeton. 554 7449.

Pottery Classes for Children Saturdays 10pm. Yearly membership £1.50. Classes 50p.

I LITTLE MARCOS Tempteton Street. 554 7184. Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. 90 mins. £3. Slides. a bouncy castle and a soft play area. the perfect place to abandon your offspring. Childen must be under 4ft 7m and under 3s must be supervised.

I MARYHILL SKATEBOARD PARK Garbraid Community Centre. Free.

I ZOOLOGY MUSEUM University of Glasgow. 3304221 . ext 5517.

Animal Builders Mon 6—Fri 10 Apr.

930-] 1 .30am and 1.30—3.30pm. Free. 1 low do badgers build their setts or spiders spin their webs‘.’ The world ofanimal architecture is fascinating and this is your chance to explore. observe. examine. and even build your own nest. Him I GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane .' IliIlhead. 3394298 7814, I Cally Kids Club Sat 2pm. 80p. Films. cartoonsand games. I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 ltllll. Bugs Bunny Mon 6 Apr. 2pm. Tickets 75p. A compilation of eight of the best from the j rabbitwithattitude. Daffy Duck Thurs 9 Apr. 2pm. Tickets 75p. Fight classics from the wacky mallard.



I BIGGAR LITTLE THEATRE Broughton Road. Biggar. 0899 20631.

Sinbad the Sailor and Pips and Panda Meet the Toothtairy Check venue for times and programme as it changes daily. Kids £3; adults £3.50. Purves Puppets in two spectacular productions staged at their headquarters. Guided tours also available.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425.

Alice Wed l—Sat 4 Apr. 7.30pm and Sat 2pm. Kids £3; adults £5. The Forth Children's Theatre Company in Lewis Carroll’s surreal adventure.

School tor Clowns Mon 6—Fri 10 Apr. 10.30am. Free. It‘s mayhem. madness and slapstick all the way when Professor Molereasons tries to teach four novice clowns a trick or two.

Activities and Fun

IKITECOMPETITION I Windy springis perfectkite-flying

weather. To coincide with the launch of

The Book of Kites by Paul and Helene

Morgan. Waterstones and Wind Things

are holding a design competition to find

the most imaginative and colourful kite.

First prize is a signed kite by Paul Morgan

and other runner-up prizes are books and

kites. There are three age groups: under nine; nine to twelves; and twelve to sixteen. Closing date is Mon 20 April.

Send your entries to Waterstone's Kite

Competition. Waterstone‘s. 83 George

Street. Edinburgh.


Drive. 551 2400. Wide range ofsporting

activities for children including

trampolining. beginners karate. aikido and dance classes.


Road. Bonnyrigg. 660 3354. Kids £5.50;

adults £7. Lessons and backs in

surrounding countryside.


WORLD Melville Nurseries. Lasswade. 663

4932. Daily 10am—5.30pm. Kids£l .60:

adults £2.85 (under 55 free). Just

re-opened for summer. a fascinating collection ofcreepy crawlies including tropical butterflies. tarantulas. scorpions and killer bees. Not recommended for arachnophobes.

I EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road.

3349171. Daily 9am—4.30pm. Kids £2:

adults £3.85. Tigers. lions and bears.

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337

4202. Daily 9am-4pm. Free. Spring has

sprung. so don‘t miss the chance to see

lambs. baby rabbits and a brand new calf.


6691075.Sat9.30—11.30am. Kids£1.50

(must be accompanied by an adult).

Everything an energetic child could wish

for including a tree but. a pirate ship.

trampolines and inflatable bouncers. For the under 10s.

I KOKOS Craigpark. New Craighall Road.

6690085. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. 90-min

sessions from £2—£3. Adventure maze.

bouncy castle. soft play area and climbing nets (3 upwards but under 4 ft 7in).

I LITTLE MARCOS Grove Street. 228 2141 .

Sec Glasgow entry for details.


Crescent. 337 6933. Family Sessions Sat

. and Sun 10am—Noon. £1.50(inc|uding

: skate hire). Sun 2—4pm group tuition.

I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row. 5527171. Daily 10am—4pm. Free.

1 Last chance to explore the Bornean

Longhouse Project. a giant jungle Wendy

House which looks at the conservation of

the rainforests.


i I THINS BOOKSHOP South Bridge. 556


Saturday Club 11am. Free. Quizzes.

E story-telling and colouring competitions for all ages.

Him I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Saturday matinees 2pm. £1 .70.

Charlotte's Web Sat 28 Mar. Animated version of EB. White'senchantingtalc about a pig who‘s heading for the slaughterhouse but is rescued by a spider.

The Adventures oi Robin Hood Sat 4 Apr.

; From 1937 starring Errol Flynn and Olivia

de Havilland. Forget Kevin. this isthe

definitive version.

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