I Til! SIKIIIC KETTlE SEASIDE SPECIAL SHOW See Glasgow and Edinburgh listings tor venue, times and prices. Cilia, Artie, Cary and Jane have perlonned to two million people since they began twelve years ago, and no doubt lost a lair amount of kettles in that time. On this occasion they’ve been washed out to sea and need the help ol knotted-hanky-wearing youngsters to get them back. lots of singing and audience participation, just don’t ask them for a cup of tea.

Sunday July 28th

Stalls from 10.30am and events from 12.00pm - 5.00pm. A day for amateur and expert with sheep dog demonstrations, spinning, shearing, rare breed displays including llamas and alpacas. This year, learn how to use a sheep dog whistle!

Admission: Adults £3.80 Children £1.80 Family ticket £10.00 (includes entrance to the house)

T RaQualR Park

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 11am - 6pm

All entertainment free with your ticket.

Theatre, music, dance, children’s entertainment, crafts and complementary medicine. This year including: Heir of Insanity (aerial trapeze), Parachute Puppets, Savourn Stevenson & Ann Wood, Burach, Humff Family (Sat), Salsa Celtica (Sun), Shoestring Circus, Mr Boom, Major Mustard’s Travelling Show.

Tickets: Adults £9.00 (£7.50 in advance) Child/Con £5.00 (£4.50 in advance) Family £22.00 (£20.00 in advance)

NO DOGS PLEASE Tickets on sale at The Edinburgh Fringe Office Tel: 0131 225 5138 Traquair House Tel: 01896 830323/830785

Events are listed by city, then alphabetically by activity. Kids listings compiled by Kelly McMenamin


Activities And Fun

I Teddy Bears Picnic Maryhill Locks. Info: 332 9| l5 ext. I9. Mon I5 Jul. 2pm. Games. music and boat rides for all bears and their owners. Bring your own picnic. I Wild Week Visitor Centre. Pollok Country Park. 632 9299. A week-long programme of nature-based activities for 8—I2 year-olds.


Activities and Fun

I Kelburn Castle and Country Centre Fairlie. Ayrshire. ()I475 568685. Lots of fun to be had at Kelburn this summer. with llaturesense II daily at l l.30am/2pm until l2 Jtil. featuring fatnin games and activities using the four senses. Mother Earth on Sat l3 Jul. 2—4pm. where kids can join a playworker from Fair Play for fun and games with a giant 2m ball. Percy Piecrust’s Magic Show Sun 14 Jul. 2pm/3pm/4pm. magic. music and games from the man with one of the silliest names in children‘s entertainment. Waterworld Sat 20—26 Jul. I l.30am/2pm. explore life in the Kel Burn. with games and activities including pond dipping and a look at seaside creatures.



I Clasgow Fair Festival Glasgow Green. Info: 774 0259. Fri I2—2I Jul. Throughout the ten days. there will be free morning workshops. many of which children can take part in. plus the following two shows in the Tam O'Shanter tent:

Baldy Bane presents Tam O’Shanter’s Cairns Mon I5 Jul. Ipm. £2. Ages 5—l2. Garry Stewart's magical tale full of elves. fauns and I'aeries takes its starting point five years after Tam‘s run-in with the witches in Alloa Kirkyard.

The llappy Gang Coes Yankee Doodle lloo Wed l7 Jul. Ipm. £2. Up to l0 years. Bad girl Dolores Diabolo is hell-bent on robbing the little ole town of Yankee Doodle Doo of its diamonds. and uni/ring is going to stop her. . . that is until the Happy Gang posse. armed with the unlikely weapons of pillows. lipstick and bananas. turn up to save the day.

I The Singing Kettle Seaside Special Show Until l3 July. l0.30am Thurs: I.30pm Thurs—Sat: 6.30pm Fri/Sat. Theatre Royal Glasgow. Hope Street. 332 9000. £7 (£6). Family ticket £l8—£2 I. See photo caption.

I Theatre Skills Workshops Mon l5—l9 Jul: Mon 22—26 Jul. 9.30am—4.30pm. £28—£35. Mitchell Theatre. 287 55 I I. Ages 8— l4 years. For two weeks. the Mitchell Theatre is offering budding young theatre types the chance to gain hands-on experience in the backstage crafts of lighting. sound effects. design and set-building. so if you don‘t want to put your daughter/son on the stage. put them behind it. Advance booking needed.


I Maisie The Cat Until 25 Aug. Scotland Street Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 I202. Aileen Paterson's lovable Morningside cat ventures into Glasgow. filling the walls of the museum with illustrations from the popular books. Throughout the exhibition. there will be exotic costumes for kids to dress up in. plus story-telling sessions every Monday and Wednesday at I lam and 2pm. with Paterson herself reading. illustrating and singing on Thurs l8 Jul at 2pm. £2.


I The Singing Kettle Seaside Special Show Mon IS—Sat 20 Jul. l lam (Tue—Fri); 2pm (Mon—Sat); 6pm (Sat only). Edinburgh Festival Theatre. l3—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. See photo caption.


Activities Anti Fun

I Astounding Discoveries Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Millfield. Livingston Village. 0I506 4 l4957. £2.20 (£I.l0 plus £l for materials). Ages 5—l2. Join the Almond Valley Discovery Team fora fun- packed summer holiday. Each week a different craft or science is highlighted. with sessions taking place Mon—Fri at

l lam. 2pm and 4pm.

Buttery Business Mon l5-I9 Jul. Not quite water into wine. but milk into butter's not bad. in this fun look at old- fashioned dairy techniques.

Pigment Power Mon 22—26 Jul. A chance to explore the colours found in flowers and plants. and the natural dyes which can be created from them.


I Paisley Arts Centre New Street. 0l4i 887 mm. The Arts Centre kicks off its ‘Summer Fun For Kids' programme with a series of shows:

Magic Bob Sat l3 Jul. I lam. £2 (£l). Ages 4 upwards. Comedy and magic from one of Scotland‘s best loved children's entertainers. and if you're very good. he'll let you help him with his tricks.

Alice In Wonderland Tue l6 Jul. Ipm. £2 (£l ). Ages 4-l0. Hunter Puppets bring Lewis Carroll’s fantasy tale of white rabbits and mad tea parties to life with music and puppetry.

The ilappy Gang Goes Yankee Doodle lloo Tue 23 Jul. Ipm. £2 I ). See Glasgow Fair listing above.

The Princess and the Pea Thurs 25 Jul. Ipm. £2 l ). Ages 3-9. Clydebuilt Puppets' lively adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen‘s charming tale.

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