Events are listed by city, then alphabetically by activity. Ilids Listings compiled by Beatrice Colin.
Activities and Fun
I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. 427 2725. Easter Workshops Until Sun 18 Apr. Mon—Fri 10.15am and 2.15pm; Sat-Sun 2.15pm. Free. Book now for a variety of workshops and activities including nature walks and Easter Bonnet-making sessions. I MARYHILL BURGH HALL (iarbraid Avenue. Youth Performance Group Sundays. Noon~3pm. 50p. Games. warm-up exercises and the chance to make up and learn new dance pieces. No experience required (8«I4 years). I MUSEUM OF EDUCATION Scotland Street Museum. 429 I202. Mon—Sat 10am— 5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Story-telling Tue 13 Apr. 1.30—2.30pm. (4+). Back to School Sun 18 Apr. 2.30pm. Spend an afternoon with Mrs Robertson. a teacher from the past. Booking essential. Easter Bunnets Wed 14 and Thurs 15 Apr. 1.30—3pm. (4+). Theatre Games Workshop Fri 16 Apr. 2—4pm. A Culture City Kids event (8+). I THE OLD ATHENAEUM 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. Scottish Youth Theatre Easter Workshop Tue I3—-Sat 17 Apr. 10am-—5pm. £30. Book now for one of the most popular children's theatre events. Learn all the skills of the stage with some of Scotland’s experts ( 11—14). I PARKS AND RECREATION 227 508(1. Easter Funnies Mon 12-—Fri 16 Apr. Drop into your local pool or sports centre for a range of activities including Faster Arts. gymnastics. netball and water polo. I ST ENOCH CENTRE ICE RINK 55 St Enoch Square. 221 5835. Mon—Fri 12.30-4.30pm; Sat 10am---l2.3()pm. I—4.3()pm and 5~6.45pm; Sun 1—430pm. Admission £2.50 (including skate hire) except Sun; £2.
I ART GALLERY 8: MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat
10am --5pm; Sun 11am—5pm.
Innocence and Experience Until 25 Apr. 60 paintings. drawings. sculptures and prints which look at childhood. Frotn a 17th century toddler to Gilbert and George‘s Berry Boys. this show is a diverse and expansive collection of images of children.
I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM University of Glasgow, 330 4221. Mon—Sat 9.3(1am—5pm. Free.
Earth . . . Life Fossils. amoebas. dinosaurs
. A brand new show which explains the
history of the planet and its inhabitants. I ULLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavie. 943 3247. Mon—Fri l()am—5pm; Sat—Sun 2—5 m.
Children’s Art Class Exhibition Until 24 Apr.
I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum. ()236 732887. lllgh Noon at St Illnian’s Fri 9 and Sat 10
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Apr. 7.45pm. Kids £2; adults £4. The Cumbernauld Junior Youth Theatre in a rollicking tale set in 1946 and inspired by that other famous school for young ladies. I MOTHERWELL CONCERT HALL Civic Centre. 0698 267515.
World Tour Mon 12 Apr at 5.30pm and Tue 13—Wed 14 Apr 11am and 2.30pm. Kids £4; adults £5. The Singing Kettle jump aboard Kettle lntemational Airlines and take the audience on an exotic musical trip.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 1010.
Singalong with Mr Boom Thurs 15 Apr. 2pm and 4pm. Kids £1.50; adults £2. The man from the moon in a song and laughter-filled show.
The Snow Child Sat 17 Apr. 1pm. Kids £1.25: adults £1.75. The story of a little girl who is cast out of her village because of her white skin and is turned into a fox by the god of the wood. Visible Fictions Theatre Company perform this magical. mysterious show.
I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renﬁeld Street. 332 1846.
Rupert and the Green Dragon Wed I4—Sat 17 Apr. Kids £5.50; adults £6.50. The bear with the striking dress sense in a
’ dynamic production using live actors in
I THE SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185.
Don’t be Afraid oi the Animals Fri 9 Apr. 10.30pm. Kids £2.50; adults £3.50. Watch as household objects transform themselves into living beings. The Theaterra Object Theater from Bochum in Germany. perform a surreal. fantastic and music-tilled show.
[1' I 311:1 Ac . ties and Fun I DEEP SEA WORLD North Queensferry. Fife. 0383 411411. Daily 9am—6pm. Kids £3; adults £4.50 (under 4s free). Cafe. [D]. Opens Fri 9 Apr. Brand new aquarium with a moving walkway to take you along the world's largest underwater viewing tunnel. Here. you can observe sharks. conger eels. lobsters and octopuses close-u . I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE Gracemount Drive. 658 1940. Easter Activities Mon—Fri until Tue 20 Apr. 10am—1pm. 80p: 2—4pm. 50p; all day with lunch. £2. Activities include games. dance and arts and crafts (5—12). I LEITH WATERWORLD 377 Easter Road. 555 6000. Holiday Swim Time Tue—Fri noon—9.30pm Wed noon—7pm; Sat—Sun 9am—5pm. £4 for a week‘s unlimited admissions. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. I MURRAYEIELD ICE RINK Riversdale Cres. 337 6933. Mon—Fri 2.30—4.30pm; Mon. Wed, Fri 5—7pm; Sat l()am—noon. 2.30—430pm. 7.30-10.30pm; Sun 10—1 1.30am. 2.30—430pm. Admission (including skate hire) £1 .80—£3. I STEPPING STONES l 12 West Bow. 226 4413 ext 16. Drama Workshop Saturdays. Noon— 1 pm. £2 (concessions available). Theatre games which will lead up to a Christmas production. Every aspect of theatre including costume. make-up and lighting will be covered in the course of the year (8—12 years).
SCIENCE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Ever been puzzled by Pythagoras or baffled by Doyle’s Law? Don’t despair, the best way to learn about the principles of science is through first- hand experience.
At the Science Dome, part of the fifth annual Edinburgh International Science Festival, two dozen hands-on exhibits and workshops aimed at anyone over seven make science easy and fun. Here, you can construct a rocket which will shoot a few hundred feet, make a steam boat out of candle, copper tubing and wood, assemble a zoetrope, blow the largest, weirdest bubble ever, or complete a variety of exciting tasks which aim to illustrate a range of scientific phenomena. Structures, forces, pulleys and chaotic motion are illustrated in easy and practical ways, making the Dome one of the most popular venues of the festival.
Elsewhere, the range of events, lectures and exhibitions is immense. There’s a Royal Mile maths tour, a boomerang workshop, a series of talks at the Royal Museum of Scotland which includes lectures on toys and physics and virtual reality, and a Madlab for children over five, where they can build their own flashing, gyrating, noisy object.
For adults, petrified of lagging behind their keyboard-literate offspring, let your children guide you to the Computer Arcade where a dozen
Blowing bubbles at the Sclence Dome.
machines demonstrate the latest breakthroughs in technology. Here, prepare to be astounded by computers which speak, read handwriting or play music.
As Isaac Newton noticed, even an apple falling from trees illustrates a complex scientific principle. We just need to ask the questions.
The Fifth International Science Festival. Sat 10—24 Apr, 557 4296. The Science Dome, West Princes Street Gardens. £1.50 admission. Royal Museum of Scotland, 20 Chambers Street, 225 7534.
Madlab, King James Thistle Ilotel. Computer Arcade, Fringe Society Office, 180 High Street, 226 5138.
A Family Ticket which entitles a family of four to unlimited access to all events for one day is £5.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat l()am—Spm.
Land of the Dragon: Dinosaurs from China Until 26 Jun. Six huge fossilised skeletons including a 70ft-Iong Mamenchisaurus. Also a range of fossilised footprints. eggs and dinosaur stamps. and a computer game where you experience a prehistoric life and try not to end tip as a dead dinosaur. Kids £1; adults £2.
I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Dinosaurs - Selling the Legend Until .79 May. To complement the City Art Centre's show. a look at the impact of the dinosaur on popular culture from 1830 until today. The show includes loads of ditto-inspired objects including comics. books. models and toys.
I MUSEUM OF FLIGHT East Fortune. nr. Haddington. 062 088308. Dain 10.30am—4.30pm. Kids £1; adults £2. Situated on a former RAF airfield. this museum has a range of aircraft including a Spitfire and a Vulcan bomber. and a mock Air Trafﬁc Control tower.
I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 4840.
Fireman Sam — Ready for Action Fri 9 Apr 2pm and 5pm. Sat 10 Apr 1 1am. 2pm and 5pm. Kids £5.50/£6; adults £6.50/£7. Famin tickets available. The hero from Pondy Pondy Fire Station in a brand new adventure (2-6 years).
Hansel and Gretel Mon I2—Sun 18 Apr. Mon at 2pm; Tue-Fri at 10.30am and 2pm. Sat at 10.30pm and Sun at 2.30pm. Kids £3.5()/£4; adults £4.50/£5. A musical version of two children‘s sticky adventure with a wicked witch.
I EDINBURGH PUPPET AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL Until Sat 10 Apr. Tickets bookable in advance on 220 4349. otherwise from venue on day of
performance. if available. livents also at Filmhouse. I’ortobello Town Hall and Thomas Morton Hall. Leith. Call above number for details.
I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 2204349.
Zoom Theatre: Exhibit ‘A’ Until Sat 10 Apr. 2.30pm. Kids £2; adults £3. It's the year 2020 and things aren't running smoothly at the low-budget. high-hopes TV Studio. Using live actors. cartoons and interactive animation. the Clown Jewels' unusual space-age production is aimed at older children.
loom Theatre Workshop Thurs 8»—Sal 10 Apr. 10.30am—12.30pm. £1.50. The Clown Jewels in inspirational sessions where you can try mask. puppetry and ‘live animation'. using computer and video techniques (8-13).
I THE NETHERBOW 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Kids £1.50; adults £2.50. Pipsqueak in the Picture Fri 9—-Sat 10 Apr. 10am. Adventures with a toy mouse. his masterpiece and a thirsty villain in a magic toy cupboard.
P for Pipsqueak Fri 9--Sat 10 Apr.
1 1.30am. The toys in the magic cupboard enter a poetry competition.
Workshop Fri 9—-Sat 10 Apr. 2.30—4.3()pm. Create a simple shadow puppet with Pipsqueak Productions. Bring scissors and water-based felt tip pens and wear old clothes (5--l I ).
I ROSEBERY HALL High Street. Queensferry. Kids £1.50; adults £2.50. Magical Mustard Pot Fri 9 Apr. Where is Biscuit the Mouse‘.’ Join Major Mustard in a search which includes songs. stories and shadow puppetry.
Cinderella Fri 9 Apr. 2.30pm. Help Cinderella avoid going to the ball in a humorous. unusual version of this traditional tale.
I INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL Sat 10—24 Apr. Box Ofﬁce 557 4296. See main panel.