llain or shine, our at-a-glance guide will see you through. Events are listed under outdoors or indoors columns, and then divided by city. Kids listings compiled by Gabe Stewart.


tits? ~ Outdoors

Activities and Fun

I Glasgow Show Bellahouston Park. Sat 2 and Sun 3 Jul. 10.30am—5pm. Free. Glasgow‘s BIG day out includes: the Royal Military Police Display Team and the Gary Lee Stunt Team. children‘s entertainment village. dancing from all around the world in the national dance tent. displays in the horse arena. bungee jumping and go—karting. sports demos in the recreation tent. kids gardening competition in the environment tent. tea dance tent and hot air balloons.

I liugby Coaching Blairdardie Playing Fields. Drumchapel; and Overtoun Park. Rutherglen. Tue 5—Thurs 7 Jul. 2—4pm. 60p. 8—12 years. Nethercraigs Playing Fields; and Mount Vernon Playing Fields. Tue l2—Thurs 14 Jul. 2—4pm. 60p. 8—12 years. 227 5630 for details.

I Mini-netball Development Camps Easterhouse Sports Centre. 227 5971. Mon ll—Fri 15 Jul. 2—4pm. 60p. 9—11 years. Kelvin Hall. Argyle Street. Mon ll—Fri 15 Jul. lOam—noon. 60p. 9—11 years.

I Tennis Coaching Drumchapel Public Tennis Courts. 227 5971. Sats 2 and 9 Jul. l lam—1pm. 60p. 8—15 years. Blaze your own trail to Wimbledon.

I Hockey Coaching Helenvale Synthetic Pitch. Parkhead. 227 5808. Mon 4-Fri 8 Jul. 10am—noon. 60p. 10—14 years.

I Pond Dipping Mugdock Country Park. Visitors Centre. Craigallian Road. near Milngavie. 956 6100. Thurs 7 Jul. 6.30—8pm. Free. Get a closer look at beasties 20cm under the water.


I Singing Kettle‘s Time Machine King's Theatre. Bath Street. 227 5511. Tue 12—Sat 16 Jul. Tue 12 and Fri 15 Jul. 2.30pm and 6.30pm; Wed 13. Thurs 14 l and Sat 16 Jul. 11am and 2.30pm. £5—£7 (£1 offconcessions).

Activities and Fun

I Family Picnic Hermitage of Braid (meet Braid Road entrance). 447 7145. Sun 3 Jul. 11am—3pm. Free. Pack a picnic and join in games and activities highlighting life cycles in nature. Outdoor footwear and waterproofs recommended. I Environmental Adventures Hermitage of Braid (meet at Hermitage House). 447 7145. Tue 5 Jul. 9.45am—noon. Free. 6—10 years. Advance booking required.


I Go Wild in Kirkliston Pikes Pool (meet at Alison Park). 447 7145. Thurs 7 July. 9.45am—-noon. Free. 6—10 years. A morning of Countryside Ranger-led activities. Advance booking required.

I Environmental Adventures Portobello Baths. 447 7145. Tue 12 Jul. 9.45am—noon. Free. 6—10 years. Advance booking required.

I Tennis Coaching Saughton Sports Complex. Stevenson Drive. 229 7639. Sundays. Noon—1pm. £2.50 per lesson. to include racquet hire and use of balls. 10—16 years. Details of week-long tennis school sessions for 5~16 year olds are yet to be finalised.


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Activities and Fun

I Volleyball Coaching Kelvin Hall Sports Arena. Argyle Street. Kelvingrove. 227 5630. Tue l2—Thurs 14 Jul. 10am—2pm. 60p. Under 18s.

I Couper Institute Playscheme 8o Clarkston Road. 227 5529. Mon 4. 11 and Thurs 7 Jul. 10am—noon and 1—3pm. 60p. 5— 1 2 years.

I Pre-Five Swimming Sessions

pictures. 4—7 years. Wed 6 Jul. making ‘World in a Tree‘ nature posters. 6—9 years. Thurs 7 Jul. yesterday's street games. 8—12 years. Fri 8 Jul. making ‘stained glass' butterflies from tissue paper. 5—8 years. Sat 9 Jul. mini-beast

* hunt in the garden. 4-7 years. Sun 10 Jul.

make and dress a cut-out (loll in historical costume. 6—9 years. Mon 1 1 Jul. designing your own coat of arms. 7—12 years. Tue 12 July. making perfumed herbal bath sachets. 6—9 years. Wed 13 Jul. make your own farmyard puppets. 4—7 years.

Activities and Fun

I Moray House Playscheme Cramond

Campus. Cramond Road North; and St Leonard's PF Building. Holyrood Road. 312 6506. Weekly and daily courses running from Mon 4 Jul-Fri 19 Aug. 9.30am-noon and 1.30-4pm. £18.20 per

; week. 3--5 and ()--l 1 years. Lunchtime : care available for £ 14 per week. Advance

Drumchapel Pool. 199 Drumry Road East.

227 5529. Mon 5 and 11 Jul. 10—1 lam.

60p. 3—5 years.

i I James Murray Sports Centre

Playscheme Caledonia Road. Baillieston.

227 5529. Mon 4—Fri 8 Jul. 10am—noon. 60p. arts and crafts for 3—5 years. Mon 1 l Jul. 2—4pm. circus skills workshop. 8— 1 2 3 years. Tue 12 Jul. 2-«ipm. American arts. crafts and games. 5—8 years. Wed 13 Jul.

2»4pm. Japanese arts. crafts and games.

3 5—-8 years. Thurs 14 and Fri 15 Jul. 2—4pm. puppet making workshop. 8—12

years. All sessions 60p.

I Pollokshavrs Mini Sports Centre

Playscheme Ashtree Road. Pollokshaws. 227 5529. Mon 4 Jul. circus skills

workshop. 8—12 years. Tue 5 Jul. American arts. crafts and games. 5—8

1 years. Wed 6 Jul. Japanese arts. crafts and games. 5—8 years. Thurs 7 and Fri 8 Jul.

puppet making workshop. 8—12 years. All 2—4pm. Mon 11—-Fri 15 Jul. lOam—noon. arts and crafts for 3—5 years.

I Summertime Fun and Games Haggs Castle Museum. 100 St Andrew’s Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. All Mon—Fri sessions start at 10.15am and 2.15pm. Sat and Sun 2.15pm only. Free. Advance bookings necessarily limited to three activities per child. Fri 1 July. granny‘s games. 6—9 years. Sat 2 Jul. hat designing. 5—8 years. Sun 3 Jul. puppet-making. 4—7 years. Mon 4 Jul. make-believe and dressing-up in historical costumes. 7—12 years. Tue 5 Jul. making scented flower

booking required. Moray House also runs specialised courses ranging from orienteering to performing arts.

I Art Workshops City Art Centre. Market Street. 529 3541. Tue 12—Thurs 14 Jul. 2—4pm. £1.50. 8—14 years. Bring along odd pieces and bits to make your very own personal ‘world in a box‘.

I Craigloclthart Playscheme Sports Centre. Colinton Road. 443 0101. Mon—Fri. 4 Jul—19 Aug. 10am—noon; 2pm-4pm. £10 per week or £1 per

. session. 5-—12 years. No need to book. t Coaching courses in canoeing. fencing

and other sports. Five one-hour coaching

sessions cost £9. L I Gracemount Playscheme Leisure Centre. Gracemount Drive. 658 1940.

Mon—Fri. 4 Jul—12 Aug. 10am-noon;

1—3pm. £1 per session or £1.75 per day. ' 5—12 years. Lunch Club £1 per day. Plus

Cartoon Workshop. Fri 8 Jul. 3—4.30pm. £1.50. 5—12 years. Plus for 12—16 year olds: Youth Breaks. Mon—Fri throughout the holidays. 3—4pm. Mon. mixed aerobics; Tue. five-a-side football; Wed. trampoline; Thurs. basketball; Fri. teen step class. £1 per session.

I Jack Kane Playscheme Niddrie Mains Road. 669 0404. Mon—Fri. 4 Jul-12 Aug. 10am—noon; 2-4pm. 45p per session. 5—12 years. Activities include bouncy castle. kite-making. treasure hunts and come-and-try sports sessions.

I Meadowbanlt Play and Coaching London Road. 661 5351. Mon 4—Fri 8 Jul. 10am—noon: playsession. 6—12 years; soft play. under 5s; gym monkeys. 3—5 years. 1—2pm: gym monkeys. 3-5 years. 2-4pm: badminton. 8—15 years; football. 8—15 years; arts and crafts. 8—15 years. Mon ll—Fri 15 Jul. lOam-noon: arts and crafts. 6—12 years; soft play. under 55; gym monkeys. 3—5 years. 10am—4pm:

basketball camp. 1—2pm: gym monkeys.


legend oi Fairyhill

3—5 years. 2—4pm: badminton. 8—15 years; football. 8—15 years; arts and crafts. £1.50. 8—15 years.

I Portobello Playscheme Swim Centre. Bellfield Street. 669 4077. Mon 4—Fri 15 Jul. Noon—4pm. £14 per fortnight (includes juice and crisps each day). This new playscherne combines fun in the pool with a range of beach games.


I Snow White Odeon. 7 Clerk Street. 668 2101. From 1 July. See Film listings for times. Cinema 1 £3.75 (£3.50). See panel. I Don Bluth’s Thumbelina MGM. 120 Lothian Road. 228 1638. From 1 July. See Film listings for times. £3.70 (£2.20). See panel


I Summer Season of Puppet Theatre The Netherbow. High Street. Mon 4—Fri 29 Jul. Mon—Fri. 2.30pm. The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, 3—6 years; plus on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 Iain Peter and The Wolf. £2.75 (£1.75).


Activities and Fun

I Secret Forest Grand Opening Kelburn Castle and Country Centre. (on the A78) Fairlie. near Largs. Aryshire. 0475 568685. Entrance £3.50 (£2). Sat 2 Jul. 1pm. An aftemoon of magical entertainment heralds the opening of the long-awaited play-adventure attraction. the Secret Forest. Sun 3 Jul. 2pm and 3.15pm. Irvine and Dreghorn Brass Band performs while juggling jester Adrian Catch amuses youngsters.

I Rocket-making workshops Kelburn Castle and Country Centre (see above). Sat 9 and Sun 10 Jul. Workshops start at 1pm. with launches at 3.30pm. Entrance £3.50 (£2). model kits cost £3 and include all rocket parts and engine. Over 8s. Build and launch your own rocket. built to withstand flying again and again at home. Also kite-making. parachute games. and making paper planes.

I Circus Activity Week Sumrnerlee Heritage Trust. West Canal Street. Coatbridge. 0236 431261. Sat 2—Sun 10 Jul. 10am—5pm. Free. Circus skills workshops every day. plus card-making. face-painting and camival entertainment. I Arts Workshops Harbour Arts Centre. 114—1 16 Harbour Street. Irvine. 0294 274059. Sats 2 and 9 Jul. Telephone the centre for times. £2.50. £1.50. Under 12s.


I The legend of Fairy lllll Trossachs Theatre. Scottish Wool Centre. Aberfoyle. 0877 382850. Sat 2—Sat 9 Jul. 10am. 1pm and 4. 15pm. except Mon 4 (11.15am) and Tue 5 Jul (1.30pm). £2.50 (£1.50). Hopscotch Theatre's enchanting tale of Robert Kirk and the fairies tours to Aberfoyle. where the original story allegedly took place.

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