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Activities And Fun

Nature Detectives Sat 8 Nov. lOam—noon. Linn Park, 637 1147. Follow the clues left by Linn Park's animals and birds. in this action-packed nature trail. Children's Nature Club Sat 15 Nov. 1—3pm. Comalees Bridge Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. 01475 521458. Practical conservation afternoon.

Muppet Treasure Island (U) on Sat 8 Nov. 10am and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PG) on Sat 15 Nov. 10am. Virgin Cinema. The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282.

Black Beauty (PG) on Sat 15 Nov. 1.30pm. Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128.


Oiildren's Classic Concerts Sat 8 Nov. noon. £7 (£3.50); family ticket £20. The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. Conductor Christopher Bell presents music from Russia - from Romantic to modern with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra performing works by Moussorgky. Prokofiev. Rimsky- Korsakov. Rachmaninov and Shostakovich. There’s also a chance to meet the musicians after the show and win a prize in the quiz.


A Tale OfThe Lost A Sat 8 Nov. 11am & 1pm. £4 (£1). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. Ages 3—6. Giant Productions' new show full of songs. stories and puzzles. follows the adventures of Amy as she goes in search of her lost letter A.

AA. Milne's Winnie The Pooh Sat 8 Nov. 2pm. £2.50 (£2); family ticket £8. Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 287 3900. Ages 5-9. In the true spirit ofA.A Milne's wonderful stories. Pooh Bear and friends are re-created using soft toy puppetry by Richard Medrington's Puppets. Three Goats Called Gruff Sat 8 Nov. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 3—8. The classic Swedish folk tale of the Billy

Goats Gruff is told using colourful puppets and a huge magic armchair by Paraphernalia Pu pets.

Magic Bob's Ca aret For Kids Sat 15 Nov. 11am & 1pm. £4 (£1). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. Ages 3-6. Childrens’ favourite magician is back with new tricks and routines to liven up your Saturday afternoon.

Scottish Fairy Tales See photo caption. Clowning Around Sat 15 Nov. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 3+. Crazy capers with Doodles the Clown and Tattie.


The Dinosaur Roadshow See photo caption.


The Even Better Crack Club Sat 8 Nov. iOam—noon. £ 1. Landsdowne Church Hall, 420 Great Western Road. Kelvinbridge. For further details contact 01506 847935. Traditional tales for all the family. with resident tellers Michael Kerins and Ewan McVicar.


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 and every Sunday at 3.15pm. The Sloth is on Sat 8 Nov and Baby Elephant on Sun 9 Nov. The following week. The Telephone Box on Sat 15 Nov and The Panda on Sun 16 Nov.

Creative Kids Club Fri 7 Nov. 2—4pm. Ages 8—l2. The City Art Centre. Market Street. Due to limited numbers for this workshop. contact Margaret Findlay on 529 3963 to book a place. Learn the different techniques of printmaking. in this fun afternoon workshop. Stain-glass painting will be the subject the following Friday (14 Nov).

Family Fun Day Sun 16 Nov. l—6pm. Free. The Indoor Concourse. Meadowbank Sports Stadium. 139 London Road. 661 5351. Edinburgh City Council's Leisure Access Scheme and Children lst have got together to organise a family fun day and sponsored team challenge. Among the many craft stalls. games and quizzes. there’ll be face painting. a children‘s assault course and at 3pm. Mr Boom. the one man band from the moon with his fun-filled singalong.

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SCOTTISH FAIRY TALES Sat 15 Nov, 2pm. £2.50 (£2); family ticket £8. Cottter Theatre, 93 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. A es 5-8. The world of traditional Scottish fairy tales is unearthed by Sy via Troon's Kenspeckle Puppets. There's a funny tale from the Borders, centring‘on a farming

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THE DINOSAUR ROADSHOW Until Sat 22 Nov. Paisley Museum 8: Art

Gallery. High Street. 889 3151. Mon-Sat 10am-Spm. It's dinosaur mania! Everything you ever wanted to know about these extinct reptiles will be revealed at this informative exhibition. Discover more about their eating habits, where they lived and whether they really fought with cavemen.

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Saturday afternoons (Sat 8, 15 8t 22 Nov, 1-4pm follow the huge dinosaur footprints and be a ’fun-o-saurus' with creative dinosaur activities on offer.


Once Upon A Castle Thu 20-Sat 22 Nov. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3.50). Brunton Theatre. Musselburgh. 665 2240. Ages 12+. Brunton Youth Theatre and pupils from East Lothian secondary schools combine their talents to present this lively adventure musical. The young adventurers travel back in time and come up against magic. witchery and treacherous situations. But can they change the course of history? Exhibition

Children Of The Commonwealth Until 3 Jan 1998. Museum of Childhood. 42 High Street. 529 4142. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm. A look at the lives of children in all Commonwealth countries. exploring topics which are common to children everywhere. such as education. family life. toys and games. festival and holidays.

Animal Magic Until lOJan I998. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm. Step inside the wonderful and fascinating world of the animal kingdom through the eyes of both artists and scientists. in a major new children's exhibition. Animal Magic spreads itself across three floors of the gallery. featuring original museum exhibits. commissioned artworks and plenty of hands-on activities.


Purposive Play Fri 7 Nov. 6.30—8.30pm. £3.50. Oncadia Creative Learning Centre. 3 Windsor Place. Portobello. 669 1075. Ages 6—10. Celtic storytelling in mask. mime and puppetry.


Activities And Fun

A Rum Dubh Sat 8 Nov. lOam—Spm. The Battleby Centre. Redgorton. near Perth. 01738 627921. It‘s 40 years since the island of Rhum became a National Nature Reserve. and to celebrate. Scottish Natural Heritage will be organising lots of fun activities for all the family. including face painting. stone rubbing. storytelling. model making. treasure hunts and much more.

Family Festive Fun Day Sat 15 Nov. l—4pm. £2.50; family ticket £8.50. Howden Park Centre. Livingston. 01506

433634. Dare we mention the word Christmas? The remaining shopping days clock is ticking away. but at the Howden Park Centre. they‘re making the Yuletide preparations easier. Handy hints on decorating and the chance to learn some new festive crafts.


Nightmare Before Christmas (U) on Sun 16 Nov. 2.30pm. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081.


Pippi Longstocking Fri 7 Nov. 7pm. £3 (£2); fatnin ticket £9. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Ages 5+. Pippi is every child's dream: she lives on her own. doesn‘t go to school and can do whatever she likes. Edinburgh Puppet Company's adaptation of Astrid Lingren‘s Swedish classic. is a fast-moving. fun show using storytelling. puppets and music. which makes this show enjoyable for everyone. youn and old.

Pippi Longstocking Sat 8 Nov. 2.30pm. £2.50; family ticket £8.50. Ages 5+. Howden Park Centre. Livingston. 01506 433634. See above.

Pippi Longstoclting Sun 9 Nov. 2.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Ages 5+. East Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. East Mains. East Kilbride. 01355 261000. See above.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Little Theatre. Broughton Road. 01899 220631. £4.40 adults; £3.30 children (reductions for parties over 10). Shows on offer over the coming fortnight are as follows.

Peter Pan Sat 8. 2pm; Tue ll. 10.30am & 2pm; Thu 13. 10.30am; Sat 15. 2pm; Mon 17 & Wed 19 Nov. 12.45pm. Adaptation ofl.M. Barrie‘s classic tale of the boy who didn't want to grow up. Pips And Panda And The Magic Egg Wed 12 Nov. 10.30am. Camping on the beach. Pips and Panda discover a magic egg which begins to cause them trouble. On discovering who its owners are. they now want to know what‘s inside. Backstage And Museum Tours Fri 7. Mon 10. Fri 14. Tue 18 & Thu 20 Nov. 10am—5pm. A chance to see behind the scenes of a puppet theatre as the professionals show you round.