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Children's Nature Hunt Sat 13 Sep. 24pm. Cornalees Bridge Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. 01475 521 458. A hunt for the minibeasts living in the park.


Ring Of Bright Water (U) on Sat 13 Sep. 2pm and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (PG) on Sat 20 Sep. 1.30pm. Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128.


The Adventures Of Gingerbread Man Sat 13 Sep. 2pm 8; 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 3—8. The Amazing Mr Bones Travelling Puppet Theatre brings more mayhem to Glasgow with the adventures of a new superhero Gingerbread Man. The Red Balloon Fri 19—Sat 20 Sep. 7pm (2pm Sat matinee). £4 (£1). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. Ages 5—8. Feeling unloved and ignored by his parents. Pascal spots a shiny red balloon flying in the sky. He chases it across the city and. on catching it. the balloon becomes his best friend. Visible Fictions Theatre Company present this moving story which looks at the joys and frustrations of friendship.

The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark Sat 20 Sep. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8-10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 5--11. Plop the baby barn owl is afraid of the dark. which is not too clever for a night bird! Luckily Plop learns about the dark from the different characters that he meets in Pavla‘s

Puppets‘ charming adaptation of Jill Tomlinson‘s well-known book.

The Red Balloon Thu 25—821! 27 Sep. 11am & 2pm Thu; 2pm & 7pm Fri & Sat. £4.50 (£3). Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. See Paisley Arts Centre. Exhibitions

The Magical World Of Puppets The Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. 339 6185. Mon—Fri 2—5pm. A permanent exhibition of puppets and figures from around the world reflecting the diverse and multi- cultural heritage of an ancient and popular art form. The display includes Javanese and Balinese shadow puppets. Japanese and Sicilian rod puppets and figures from the John M. Blundall television series The Tliiuttlerhi'nls.

Lost World Until Sat 20 Sep. The Hunterian Museum. 1st Floor. Gilbert Scott Building. University of Glasgow. University Avenue. 330 4221. Mon-Sat 9.30am—5pm. The largest exhibition of its kind in Scotland. but World is a must for all dinosaur enthusiasts. featuring a 16ft skeletal model of a Stegosaur as well as the Velociraptor carnivore as seen in Jurassic Park.


Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Free ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm. Bicycles is the subject on Sat 13 Sep. with Moles And Their Hills on Sat 20 Sep. Special kids' tours of the Birds and Animals section take place every Sunday at 3pm.


The Red Balloon Thu ll—Sat 13 Sep. Thu & Fri 10.30am; Thu 1.30pm; Sat 3pm. £4.50 (£2.50). Theatre Workshop. 34 Hamilton Place. Edinburgh. 226 5425. See Glasgow.

Sneaking Behind The Clouds See photo capuon.


Activities And Fun

The Woodcraft Folk Children's Workshop Sat 13 & Sun 14 Sep.

1 lam—1pm & 24.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Kelburn Castle & Country Centre. Fairlie. Ayrshire. 01775 568685. A creative workshop in the art of making badges. friendship bands. pot poun'i. kites and much more.

Bat And Bird Box Making Sun 21 Sep. 2pm. Visitor Centre. Strathclyde Country Park. 01698 266 155. With materials and designs provided. build a box for our feathered friends or flying mammals.


The Railway Children (U) Sun 21 Sep. 2.30pm. MacRobert Arts Centre. University Of Stirling. 01786 461081.


The Red Balloon Mon 15 Sep. 11am 8; 2pm. £5 (£3). Brunton Theatre. Musselburgh. 665 2240. See Glasgow. Robert The Bruce Sat 20 Sep. 2.30pm. £2. East Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. East Kilbride. 01355 261000. Ages 5—12. History is livened up by the humorous style of Hopscotch Theatre Company as they bring yet another colourful character to life. Chronicling the story of Robert the Bruce. who was born of Scottish nobility. he continued his forefathers long-standing claim to the throne of Scotland.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Little Theatre. Broughton Road. 01899 220631. £4.40 adults; £3.30 children (reductions for parties over 10). Two fun shows on offer over the coming fortnight:

Nessie The Loch Ness Monster All ages. Sun 14 Sep. 2pm; Sat 20 Sep. 2pm. Join Hughies. Spike. the Haggis Pipers and ofcourse the lovable sea-monster Nessie. in their fun adventures at Loch Ness.

Pips And Panda Meet The Toothfairy Sat 13 Sep. 2pm; Sun 21 Sep. 2pm; Tue 23 Sep. 10.30am. Ages 7 and under. Follow the adventures ofthe terrible twosome as they search to find out who the toothfairy is.

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SNEAKING BEHIND THE CLOUDS Mon 15-Wed 17 Sep, 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Theatre Workshop, 34 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh, 226 5425. Meet Mr Smith, a furious cafe owner in the town of Flute. One of his customers has left without paying his bill and has forgotten his shadow. Instead of washing-up to pay the debt, the shadow has mayhem, turnin%the kitchen upside down. Who can help Mr Smith’s business before there’s

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