Rain 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.


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Activities and Fun

I Big Top in the Parks Dowanhill Park. Highburgh Road. Hillhead. Mon 18 -Thurs 21 Jul. Noon—4pm. Free. 7—12 years. Elder Park. Govan Road. Govan. Mon 25—29 Jul. 10am—noon and 1—4pm. Free. 7—12 years. Workshops and performances in juggling. diabolo. tumbling. plate-spinning and clowning. Telephone 227 5064 for details.

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Synthetic Pitches. Broomfield Road. Springburn. 227 5898. Mons 18 and 25 Jill. Weds 20 and 27 Jtil. 2—4pm. 60p. 8— 14 years.

I Nature Detective Trail Mugdock

Country Park. Craigend Visitors Centre. Craigallian Road. near Milngavie. 956 6100. Sun 24 Jul. 2—3.30pm. Follow the trail and solve the clues. Children please bring an adult. your wellies and waterproofs.


I The legend of Fairy Hill Big Fun Circus Tent. Glasgow Fair. Glasgow Green. Greendyke Street. 554 6253. Sats 16 and 23 Jul. 10.30am. £1. Hopscotch Theatre's enchanting tale of Aberfoyle minister Robert Kirk and his meetings

; with the fairy folk. f I Circus Workshops Big Fun Circus Tent. ; Glasgow Fair. Glasgow Green. Greendyke

Street. 554 6252/3 or 556 3340. Mon l8—Fri 22 Jul. 10.30am. Free. Advance bookings only. Circus skills workshops.

Activities and Fun

. I North Edinburgh Young Dmithologists Club Royal Botanic Garden. West Gate.

Sun 17 Jul. 10am—noon. Free. Discover


the world of trees which sustains our birdlife. Telephone 556 5856 for details. I Go Wild in the City Cammo (meet at Catnmo Lodge. Cammo Estate). 447 7145. Ttie 1‘) Jul. Craiglockhart (meet at Craiglockhart Sports Centre. Colinton Road). 443 ()101. Thurs 21 Jul. Water of l.eith (meet at the Heritage Centre. Slateford Road). 447 7145. Ttte 26 Jul. All 9.45am—noon. Free. 6-—10 years. linvironmental adventures from the Countryside Ranger Service. Advance booking required.


I Mimika Theatre’s Sideshow South Queensferry Youth and Community Centre. Kirkliston Road. Mon 18 Jul. 10am and 3pm: lnch Park. Tue 1‘) Jul. 10am and 3pm; Brighton Park. Portobello. 10.30am: Jack Kane Centre. Niddrie Road. Wed 20 Jul. 3pm; Princes Street Gardens. Thurs 21 Jul. 10.30am. Hermitage of Braid. Thurs 21 Jul. 3pm; Davidsoth Mains Park. Fri 22 Jul. 10.30am: Saughton Park. Fri 22 Jul. 3pm. All free. Family show with puppets. juggling and magic. performed from a travelling booth.


. I Couper Institute Playscheme so Clarkston Road. 227 552‘). Mon 25 Jul

and Thurs 28 Jul. 10am-~noon and 1—3pm. 60p. 5—12 years.

I Pre-Five Swimming Sessions

1 1)rumchapel Pool. 19‘) l)rumry Road liast. 1 227 552‘). Mons l8 and 25 Jul. l0-71 lam. 60p. 3 5 years.

I Japanese Play Activities Burnhill Sports Centre. Toryglen Road. Rutherglen. 643 0327. Wed 27 Jul. 2-4pm. 60p. 5 -8 years.

I Summertime Fun and Games llaggs Castle Museum. 100 St Andrew's Drive. l’olloksliieltls. 427 2725. All Moll) l‘t‘l sessions start at 10.15am and 2.15pm. Sat and Sun 2.15pm only. Free. Advance bookings necessarily limited to three activities per child. Thurs 14 Jul. learning traditional circle games and rhymes. 5-u8

years. Fri 15 Jul. bring your own cartoon strips to life by making a Victorian zoetrope picture. 8 ~12 years. Sat 16 Jul. discovering a garden nature trail. 4—-7 years. Sun 17 Jul. making a summer

Activities and Fun

I Jack Kane Centre Playscheme Niddrie Mains Road. 66‘) 0404. Daily summer sessions Mon—Fri 10am—noon and 2—4pm. 45p per session. 5—12 years. Activities include a bouncy castle. arts and crafts. kite-making. treasure hunts. badminton. basketball. tennis and five-a-side football. I Integrated Playscheme Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. 661 5351. Mon 18—Fri 22 Jul. 10am»noon. £1.50. Craiglockhart Sports Centre. 177 Colinton Road. 443 0101. Scheme to integrate disabled children into the play activities of sports centres.

I Meadowbank Play and Coaching Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. 661 5351. Mon lS—Fri 22 Jul. 10am—noon: playsession. 6 -12 years; soft play. under 5s; gym monkeys. 37-5 years. 1--2pm: gym monkeys. 3 —5 years. 2—4pm: badminton coaching. 8—15 years; football coaching. 8—15 years. Mon 25~2‘) Jul. 10am-~noon: playsession. 6— 12 years; soft play. under 5s; gym monkeys. 3 5 years.

1 ~2plli: gym monkeys. 3-5 years. 2-4pm: archery coaching. 8-15 years.

I Summer Splash Royal Commonwealth Pool. l)alkeith Road. 667 7211. Daily until 15 Aug. 10am—noon and 2——4pm. 65p. Have fun splashing about with on- water inllatables at the shallow end of the pool.

I Learn to Swim Crash Course l)alry Swim Centre. Caledonian Crescent. 313 3964. Weekdays. Mon 18—29 Jul. £11.20 for ten sessions. each 25 minutes long.

I Portobello Summer Playscheme Portobello Swim Centre. Belllield Street. 66‘) 4077. Weekdays. Mon 18—2‘) Jul. Noon—4pm. £14 for the two-week course. Fun in the pool and beach games. followed by juice antl crisps.


I Kidnapped South Queensferry Museum. South Queensferry High Street. 331 1590. Until 3 ()ct. Mons. Fris and Sats 10am—1pm and 2.15—5pm. Suns 2—5pm. Free. Part of the Robert Louis Stevenson centenary celebrations. this exhibition by pupils frotn Dalmeny. lichline and Queensferry primary schools brings to life the ad ventures of the young lowland hero David Balfour.


I Singing Kettle’s Time Machine King's Theatre. 2 l.even Street. 220 434‘). Tue 1‘)

. and Thurs 21 Jul. 2pm and 6pm; Wed 20. Fri 22. Sat 23 Jul. 1 lam and 2pm. £6—£7 5 (£1 offconcessions). Groups often or

more get one free.

; I Summer Season of Puppet Theatre The

l Netherbow. High Street. 5569579. Until 2‘) Jul. Mon—~Fri 2.30pm. The .‘lt/l‘t’llllll't'S or Peter Rub/tit, 6 years. plus on Tues

flower hat. 5‘ 8 years. Mon 18 Jul. playing 3

1 Activities and Fun I Sparkle Kelburn Castle and Country

with some old-lasltioned toys 11) the Victorian nursery. 6 -9 years. Tue 1‘) Jul. playing croquet on the castle lawn. 7 -12

years. Wed 20 Jul. making scented llower pictures. 4—7 years. Thurs 21 Jul. making

. a ladybird puppet. 8 years. Fri 22 Jul.

learning old-fashioned games. 6-‘) years.

Sat 23 Jul. making pressed flower

pictures. 8—12 years. Sun 24 Jul.

3 designing ‘World in a Tree' posters. 5~8

years. Mon 25. playing circle games. 4--7

years. Tue 26 Jul. designing a stained

glass butterfly from paper. 6—‘) years. Wed

27 Jul. travelling back in time by dressing

1 up as kitchen servants.


I Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 357 3929. Until 21 Aug. Mon-Sat 10am 5pm. Sun. 1 lam—5pm. Free. About 4000 creepy crawlies normally consigned to the reference collection are now on display.

and Thurs at l lam Peter and NW Wqu. £2.75 (£1.75).

Centre. (on the A78) Fairlie. near 1.atgs. Ayrshire. 0475 568685. lintrance £3.50

2 (£2). Sat 16 Jul. 1.30pm. 2.30pm and

' 3.30pm. Fire—eating. ladder-walking and

juggling by children's entertainer Sparkic. I Circus School Keir Hardie Sports Centre. Main Street. Holytown. Motherwell. 0698 833803. Tue 1‘) Jul. 10am-noon. Members 70p. non-members £1.25. Tumbling. juggling. face painting. mime and unicycling with Sparky the Clown and the Glasgow School of Circus Arts.

I Blackshavr Farm Park West Kilbride. North Ayrshire (signposted on the B781/780 between Dalry and West Kilbride). 0563 34257. livery day until 22 Aug. 10.30am—5pm. lintrance £3 (£2.40) or ii 10 per car. A working hill farm with animals. tractor rides. indoor play areas and countryside walks.

10 The List 15—28 July 1994