KIDS LISTINGS continued
Rugrats Thu 4—Sat 6 Nov, 7.30pm; Sat 11am, 2pm & 5pm. £10—£16.50. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. Already TV and film stars, the terrifying toddlers are to become thesps as well, treading the boards in this live adventure, featuring an all-singing, all-dancing cast of household objects.
Activities And Fun
Quickies For Kids Royal Museum Of Scotland, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Free entry to museum for visitors aged 18 and under. Ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm and every Sunday at 3.15pm. Topics this week are The Giant Tortoise on Sat 23 Oct and Mr Male on Sun 24 Oct. The following week, learn about Owls on Sat 30 Oct and The Albatross on Sun 31 Oct. Conservation Week Until Sun 24 Oct, 9am-5pm. £6.80 (£3.80—£4.80); family ticket £19—£23.50. Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine Road, 334 9171. The annual conservation week at Edinburgh Zoo with a range of activities including face-painting, quiz trails, badge-making and hand prints. There will be special talks by the keepers at noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, looking at different endangered species.
Dusserra Hindu Festival Sun 24 Oct, 6pm. Calton Hill. Further information from Scottish Indian Arts Forum, 552 3876. The Scottish Indian Arts Forum host the celebrations for this Hindu festival, the highlight of which is the burning of a giant efﬁgy of legendary demon king Ravana. The efﬁgy was created by Hindu children in Edinburgh who worked with the members of the Sculpture Worksho .
Lantern Making Veorkshop Sat 30 Oct, 10.30am-3pm. £5 (£4). Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row, 552 7171. To book phone 0131 248 2979. Ages 8+. Using withies and tissue paper, create your own lantern to light your way through the garden at night. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.
Hallowe'en Trail Sat 30 & Sun 31 Oct, 9am—5pm. £6.80 (£3.80—£4.80); family ticket £19—£23.50. Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine Road, 334 9171. Follow the eerie trail around the zoo, meeting animals from myth and legend along the
wa . Edinburgh Fort Family Fun Weekend Sat 30 & Sun 31 Oct, Sat 10am—3pm; Sun 11am-3pm. Free. Edinburgh Fort, Newcraighall, 473 3291. A whole weekend of family-orientated fun with demonstrations by the Police and Fire Brigade, touring cars and motorbikes, face-painting, live music, competitions, appearances from Hearts Youth Team and the Edinburgh Reivers, plus collections for Save The Children.
Hallowe'en Fancy Dress Toffee Apple Trail Sun 31 Oct, 11am. Various venues,
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Edinburgh, 537 3135. To register and for an information pack call 0131 537 3135. Help raise funds for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre by walking up one of Edinburgh’s seven hills: Arthur’s Seat, Castle Rock, Corstorphine Hill, Blackford Hill, Braid Hills, Craiglockhart Hill or Calton Hill. Once you’ve reached the top, you’ll be rewarded with a toffee
Antz (PG) Thu 21 Oct, 2pm and The Adventures Of Pinocchio (PG) Fri 22 Oct, 1.30pm. £3.20 (£1.80). The Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, 228 2688. See Film Index.
Wallace And Gromit (U) Sat 23 Oct, 2pm; The Belstone Fox (U) Sat 23 Oct, 4.30pm & Sun 24 Oct, 3pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere, Royal Museum, Chambers Street, 247 4219. See Film Index.
The Little Circus Thu 21 Oct, 11am & 2pm. £4 (£3). Netherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. Ages 6+. Music, humour and songs combine in Edinburgh Puppet Company’s latest delight which tells the story of a clown who falls in love with a trapeze artist. But, unfortunately, this clown is afraid of heights.
Fairytale Fri 22 & Sat 23 Oct, 7.30pm. £5 (£3); family ticket £14. Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. Ages 7+. Brunton Youth Theatre present a magical story by Bill Taylor which tells the story of one girl’s adventure as she is sent from the family home into the big, bad world.
Sooty's Treasure Hunt Fri 22—Sun 24 Oct, Fri 4pm; Sat & Sun 11am & 2.30pm. £6.50 (£4.50—£5.50). King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. Ages 3+. See hoto ca tion.
The Loch Ness ffair Fri 22 Oct, 11am & 2pm. £4 (£3). Netherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. Ages 6—10. Wee Stories Theatre’s new show tells of Scotland’s most famous mystery in this adventure story set in the Highlands during World War II.
Into The West Wed 3 Nov, 7pm. £5 (£4); family ticket £16. Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. Ages 8+. Travelling Light Theatre Company adapt Jim Sheridan’s screenplay in which a mysterious horse emerges from the sea to take a traveller family away on a journey of danger and hope. See preview.
Moonlit Tales Under The Jacaranda Tree Sat 30 Oct, 8pm. £5 (£4). Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row, 552 7171. To book phone 0131248 2979. Ages 8+. Join storyteller Claire Mulholland on a torchlit evening walk through the gardens followed by spooky songs and stories in the Glasshouse. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.
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SOOTY'S TREASURE HUNT Fri 22—Sun 24 Oct, Fri 4pm; Sat 8. Sun 11am 8. 2.30pm. £6.50 (£4.50-£5.50). King's Theatre, 2 Leven Street. 529 6000. Ages 3+. Swashbuckling adventures with Sooty, Sweep, $00 and Little Cousin Scampi, as they go in search of buried treasure, unaware that Butch the lifeguard plans to beat them to it. Music, mayhem and mischief combine in this show for all the family with presenters Richard Cadell and
OUTSIDE THE CITIES Activrties And Fun Spooky Happenings Thu 21-Mon 25 Oct; Sat 30 & Sun 31 Oct, 10am—5pm. £2.20 (£1.10). Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Millﬁeld, Livingston, 01506 414957. Join the quest for the ghost of the white lady, with special Hallowe’en horrors along the way. Hallowe'en Hoot Thu 28 Oct, 6pm. £2.95 (£1.60—£1.75). Advance booking required. David Livingstone Centre, 165 Station Road, Blantyre, 01698 823140. Fun in fancy dress at this family evening with games and prizes for the best costumes. lHallowe’en Family Fright! Sat 30 Oct, 6—7pm. £2.50 per family. Advance booking required. Red Squirrel Sculpture, Glentress Forest, Peebles, 01721 720138. Age 6+. A Hallowe’en walk through the woods, with scary stories and ghostly occurrences. Hallowe'en Party Sat 30 Oct, 6—8.30pm. £5. Alloa Tower, Alloa Park, Alloa, 01259 211701. Imaginative costumes are essential for this evening of games, crafts and storytellin . Hallowe'en At New Lana Sun 31 Oct, 11am—5pm. £3.75 (£2.50); family ticket (£9.95—£12.50). New Lanark Visitor Centre, New Lanark Mills, Lanark, 01555 661345. A day out for all the family with themed Hallowe’en events including children’s entertainment, magic shows and games. Hallowe'en Workshop Sun 31 Oct, 1-3pm. 50p. Advance booking required. Motherwell Heritage Centre, 35 High Road, Motherwell, 01698 251000. All ages. Mask-making and face-painting for the s k season. Chil ren s Writers Workshop Mon 1 Nov, 5.30—7pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Town Hall, Marshill, Alloa, 01259 452487. Children’s author and illustrator Debi Gliori leads this writing workshop for
The Boy Who Turned Yellow (U) Sun 31 Oct, 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 0] 786 461081. See Film Index.
The Loch Hess Affair Thu 21 Oct, 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50); four tickets for £10. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Ages 6—10. Wee Stories Theatre’s new show tells of Scotland’s most famous mystery in this adventure story set in the Highlands during World War II.
The Happy Gang's Tartan Treasure Hunt Fri 22 Oct, 2pm. £4.50 (£4). Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, Glenrothes, 01592 611101. Ages 2—9. See Glasgow, Paisley Town Hall.
100 Songstruck Kids Sat 23 Oct, 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. After weeks of rehearsals, one hundred children come together for a special performance to celebrate the theatre’s centenary.
The Couch Sat 23 Oct, 3pm. £4 (£2). I East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach
Road, East Kilbride, 01355 261000. Ages 3—6. See photo caption. Sleeping Beauty Sat 23 Oct, 2.30pm & 5.30pm. £6 (£5); family ticket £20. Magnum Theatre, Harbourside, Irvine, 01294 278381. Pre-panto season fun with this classic story of Sleeping Beauty. The Loch Hess Affair Sat 23 Oct, 11am. £2.50. Carnegie Hall, East Port, Dunfennline, 01383 314127. Ages 6—10. See Edinburgh Theatre, Netherbow Arts Centre. The Couch Thu 28 Oct, 10.30am & 1.30pm. £4 (£2.50); family ticket £12 (£7.50). Howden Park Centre, Howden, Livingston, 01506 433634. Ages 3—6. See photo caption. The Couch Fri 29 Oct, 4-4.50pm. £3.50 (£2.50); family ticket £10. Bellshill Cultural Centre, John Street, Bellshill, 01698 267515. Ages 3—6. See photo caption. The Couch Sat 30 Oct, 11am & 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50); four tickets for £10. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Ages 3—6. See hoto ca tion.
e Litt e Circus Tue 2 Nov, 4pm. £3.50 (£2.50); family ticket £10. Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Stirling Street, Airdrie, 01698 267515. Ages 6+. See Edinburgh Theatre, Netherbow Arts Centre.
The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, 01899 220631. £4.90 adults; £3.90 children (reductions for parties of over ten). Shows on offer this week are:
The Nutcracker Thu 21 & Sat 23 Oct, 2pm. An innovative puppet production based on Hoffmann’s famous story of fantasy and magic.
Hallowe'en Puppet Making Workshop Sat 30 Oct, 11am—3.45pm. £9. Ages 7-11. Puppet-making with the professionals followed by a performance of The Tinderbox.
The Tinderbox Sat 30 Oct, 2pm. The puppeteers re-create one of Hans Christian Andersen’s well loved stories of the soldier boy who goes on a quest to ﬁnd the tinderbox for the wicked witch.
Spooky Tales For Hallowe'en Fri 29 Oct, 2.30pm. Free. Dunbar Library, Castellan, Bellhaven Road, Dunbar, 01368 863521. Ages 5—9. Isabelle Murdoch concocts a cauldron full of tall tales, frightening fables and spooky stores at this fun storytelling afternoon. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.
Spooks And Spells For Hallowe'en Sat 30 Oct, 11am. Free. Port Seton Centre, South Seton Park, Port Seton, 01875 815815. Ages 5+. Storytellers Bea Ferguson and Helen East provide the giggles and goose bumps with their chilling tales for Hallowe’en. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.
Tales Of Ghosts And Scary Things! Sat 30 Oct, 11am & 2pm. 50p. Abbot House, Maygate, Dunferrnline, 01383 733266. Most ghostly goings-on with yamspinners Janet MacInnes and Wendy Welch. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.