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Activities And Fun

Easter Bonnet Parade Sun 12 Apr. noon—4pm. Princes Square. 48 Buchanan Street. 946 2452. Easter fun shenanigans including Jemima Puddleduck's Easter Bonnet Parade. traditional glove-puppet theatre from Puppetstuff and Olga Tumblova - the Ancient Ballerina.


Brat Pack Movies 10am» 12.30pm. £1.50. Virgin Cinetna. The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282. Films for the forthcoming weeks include The Borrowers (U) on Sat 4 Apr and A Goofy Movie (U) on Sat 11 Apr. James And The Giant Peach (U) Sat 4 Apr. lpm and Mrs Doubtfire (PG) on Sat I 1 Apr. 1pm. Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8l28.


Jemima Puddleduck Sat 4 Apr. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8- 10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 33‘) 6185. Ages 3-8. Ian Turbitt Puppet Company's adaptation of Beatrix Potter's well-loved tale. AprilAction Stations Fri 11) ~Mon 13 Apr. £1.50 (75p). Pearce Institute. 840 Govan Road. Uovan. For further details contact Giant Productions on 445 6000. Easter weekend shows are as follows: Magic Bob's Cabaret For Kids See photo ca )tion.

The Stic y Kids Jump Out Of Bed Sat 11 Apr. 11am. Ages 3--5. A new fun- packed family show with The Sticky Kids.

Tiggers Don't Climb Trees Sun 12 Apr. noon. Ages 5+. Meet Winnie The Pooh

and friends in Richard Mediington's new show adapted from the original stories by AA. Milne.

The Selfish Giant Mon 13Ap1'. llanl. Ages 3 -8. Wee Stories Theatre present a tale of hope and love in an angry world. Exhibition

Kids Food Until Sat 17 May. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 42‘) 1202. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2. 5pm. Ages 5— l I. A fun. interactiv e exhibition aimed at younger children in an effort to improve their eating habits.


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. This week learn about the hon on Sat 4 Apr and The Tree Of Li e on Sun 5 Apr. The following week the to ics are Owls on Sat 1 1 Apr and Baby E ephant on Sun 12 Apr. Easter Activities Tue 7—Sat I 1 Apr. I0am+noon 8; 2 -4pm. £2. Brass Rubbing Centre. Trinity Apse. Chalmers Close. High Street. 556 4364. Ages 5—12. A series of activities for the Faster holidays including workshops in lantern making. puppets and T—shirt designing.


The Wizard Of 02 Until Sat 4 Apr. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £6 (£4.50). Church Ilill Theatre. Morningside Road. Ticket line: 220 434‘). Somewhere over the rainbow . . . we'll find Dorothy and Toto on an amazing adventure to weird and wonderful places. A new production from Forth Children‘s Theatre.

The Chuckle Brothers Sun 5 Apr. 2pm. £6 -»£7. Playhouse Theatre. Greenside

i Place. 557 2590. The stars ofchildren‘s

BBC TV series ('lirtt'A/t'i'isio/i and lo .lrlt’ 7}) You present a new sketch-based show. lull of their customary slapstick humour.



Edinbug international Scin


ce Festival

Now in its tenth year, the Edinburgh International Science Festival has had plenty of practice at making science fun for kids. This year’s line-up features the Friendly Forces Show. where you can spin on a giant ball-bearing or learn about gravity on a see-saw. Alternatively, you can get lost in space in the Starlab, or if you're feeling particularly brave, take a Journey Into The Stomach where all the secrets about food digestion are broken down - so

to speak.

With bizarrely titled shows and workshops such as Dr Bunhead’s Magical Chemistry Cookbook, Exploding Custard. the Back In Time Bus and Crazy Cardboard, the festival is the perfect way to introduce the little ones to the wonders of science. And with a £5 Family Passport you can sample many of the hands-on activities for half price. So try some alternative egg (head)-

related fun this Easter.

l Events take place from Sat 4—Sun 19 Apr at Assembly Rooms, Adam House, Royal Botanic Garden and various venues across the city call the box office hot/ine for details on 0137 473 2070 and see feature, page 8.


Harry Horse Sat 4 Apr. noon-«lpm. James Thin. 53-5‘) South Bridge. 556 6743. Children's author and illustrator. Harry Horse will be giving handy hints and drawing techniques.

Where's Wally Workshop Sat 4 Apr.

1 1am— I pm. James Thin. 5‘) George Street. 225 4495; 4pm. James Thin. 53-5‘) South Bridge. 556 6743 and also on Sun 5 Apr. 2pm. Jatnes Thin. The Gyle Shopping Centre. 53‘) 7757. A chance to come face- to-face with Wally for an afternoon of competitions. prizes and fun activities. Paddington Bear's 40th Birthday Sat 4 Apr. 10.30am. James Thin. The Ger Shopping Centre. 0131 53‘) 7757. Meet the famous hear from darkest Peru.


Children’s Art Workshops Mon 13-—Fri 17 Apr. 10am—noon (ages 5—8): 2—4pm (ages 9-12). £35 for the week; £7 per session. ()Id St Paul's Church Ilall. 63 Jeffrey Street. Call 554 I‘)‘)‘) to book a place. Practising artist Jenny Smith leads a fun art workshop with a difference. as children are lead through a variety of approaches including drawing and collage. casting in plaster and claywork.


Edinburgh International Science Festival Sat 4—Sun 1‘) Apr. See panel. Highlights of this year's festival are listed below.

xl Wu/‘lr/ St'lt'llt’t’ rll l/It' .-l.\.\t'n1/)/_\' Rooms, 54 George Street. 473 2070. Starlab Sat 4~Sat 11 Apr. 10.45am (Hot Sun). 11.45am. 1.15pm. 2.15pm. 3.15pm & 4.15pm. £2. 8+. Take a trip into deepest. darkest space in the portable planetarium and discover more about the constellations.

Sounds Sensational Sat 4111 11) Apr. 10.30am & noon (Sat. Mon. Wed & Fri 1; 2pm 8: 3.45pm (Sun. Tue at Thu). £2.50. 5+. A look at the maths behind music and the science of sound in this fun. action- packed show.

Forensics Lab Sat 4—Tue 7 Apr. 10.15am (not Stm). 11.45am. 1.30pm & 3.45pm.

£ I .50. ‘)+. Fancy yourself as a forensic scientist‘.’ Then let the lab show you how. with techniques on examing hair samples and fingerprints.

ER Surgery Workshop Wed 8--Sat 1 1 Apr. 10.15am. 11.45am. 1.30pm. 2.45pm & 4pm. £1.50. 8+. You've seen George Clooney doing it. now it‘s your chance to have a go. In this exciting workshop. you can handle forceps. Use an endoscope and pin sortie fractured bones together.

fit/(fill House. L’nit't'rsilv ol'lftliir/mi‘g/i. (illtllll/H’IIV Sli‘t’t’l, 473 2070.

Backyard Biology Sat 1 I~Sat 18 Apr. 10am--5pm. £2. 7+. Try your hand at indentifying common garden species using microscopes.

Colourful Chemistry Sat I l--Sat 18 Apr. 10am--5pm. £2.50. 8+. Create dazzling colours and patterns on eggs in a workshop which explores the chemistry behind dyes and dyeing.

lz't/iIi/uug/i Zoo. Corsror/i/imt' Road. 334 773()/‘)/ 7/.

Leaping Lemurs ’l'hu 3) Apr. 10am—~noon. Ages 7—12. £4. Meet the lively lemurs and discover more about their behaviour and why they are so endangered in the wild.

Eggs. Chicks And Penguins Thu 16 Apr. I.30-3.30pm. Ages 7~-I2. £4. A chance to see the new arrivals at the mo and understand more about their courtships. nest building and chick rearing.

Royal Botanic (ion/wt. Illl't'l‘ft’ll/l Run; 459 0446 c1145].

Timberrrrll Sun 5 Apr. I0am—5pm. Ages 4— I 3. Free. Iinjoy the art and science of forestry in this exciting. interactive Forest Ranger led-workshop. Also. create your own puppets and perform with the Woodland Wildlife Puppets.

Crucial Creepy Crawlies Mon ()-l"Tl 10 Apr. 10am—5pm. Free. Insects. far from being pests. play an important role in nature. From pollinating flowers to

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helping in food production. there's a lot more to our tiny friends than you think.


Children’s Events Sat 4. 11. 18 a 25

Apr. l—4pm. Castle Semple Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Lochwinnoch. 01505 842882. Learn the fun way to care for the countryside. Children’s Fun Day Mon 6 Apr. 2pm. 75p. I.underston Bay. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. lnverkip. 01475 52112‘). Family fun on an enviromnental theme. Easter Event Fri 10 Apr—Mon 13 Apr. 10am—6pm. Palacerigg Country Park. Cumbernauld. 01236 720047. An Iiaster event for all the fatnin with lambs. chicks. bunnies. pony and can rides. games and quizzes.

Children's Easter Fun Sat 1 1 Apr. 2pm. 75p. Cornalees Bridge Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. lnverkip. ()1475 521458. Easter activities including a treasure hunt.

The Big Egg Weekend Sat 1 1 Apr—Mon 13 Apr. Summerlee Heritage Park. Heritage Way. Coatbridge. ()1236 43 I 261. Ppuppet shows. face painting. mask making and the chance to win the ‘Big'.

Paint An Egg Day Mon 13 Apr. 1— 3pm. Southannan House. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Fairlie. 01475 56885‘). Traditional egg-painting.

- Theatre Rob Roy MacGregor Sat 4 Apr. 1 lam ts

2pm. £2.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. ()1786 461081. The masters of making history fun and interesting. Hopscotch Theatre Company.

present their new prtxluction of the life of Scotland‘s most elusive hero.

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THREE LITTLE PIGS - Mon 6 @ Ilam & lpm

TIGGERS DON’T CLIMB TREES - Sat ll @ Ilam& lpm

TOM THUMB - Tues l4 @ Ham 8: lpm

GEORGE’S MARVELLous MEDICINE - Wed l5 @ Ham 8: lpm


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