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Activities And Fun

Jock And Elizabeth's Adventures Permanent attraction. Daily 10am—6pm. £3.50 (£2.95). The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. All aboard the Clyde-built sailing ship Glenlee for a whole host of children’s activities.

Bobby Roberts' Super Circus Until Sun 23 Jan. 3pm & 7pm. (10—11 Jan, 13—14 Jan, 17—18 Jan, 20—21 Jan, 7pm). £9—£12 (£6—£8); family ticket £22. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. Thrills and spills under the big top at one of the few remaining traditional circuses. Christmas And New Year Carnival Until Sun 16 Jan. (10—14 Jan, 6—11pm; 7-9 Jan & 15—16 Jan, llam—llpm). £2.50—£14.50. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. Europe’s biggest indoor funfair returns to the SECC with a host of new rides.

New Year Holiday Activities Until Fri 7 Jan, 12.30—3.30pm. Free. The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, 221 6362. Ages 5+. Take part in a practical design workshop or enjoy an activity trail on The Shape 0] Colour: RED exhibition.


Tales Of Beatrix Potter (U) Sat 8 Jan, 1pm; The Secret Of Roan Inish (PG) Sat 15 Jan, 1pm. £3.50 (£2.25). Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. See Film Index.


The Magical Adventures Of Peter Pan Until Sat 22 Jan. Times vary contact box office for details. £7.50—£10.25 (£6.50—£7.50); family ticket £21-£35. Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 I846. The Pav’s panto continues into the New Year as The Krankies star in a rollicking adventure with terrifying Captain Hook and loveable Tinkerbell. Mother Goose Until Sat 22 Jan. Times vary contact box office for details. £3—£15.50. King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 287 5511.13rookside hard man Gerard Kelly and Barbara Rafferty star in the King’s annual panto.

Beauty And The Beast Until Sat 8 Jan. Times vary contact box office for details.£7.50—£10(£7.50—£9). Mitchell Theatre, 6 Granville Street, 287 5511.

The Stage School of Scotland present their spectacular panto musical, filled with songs aplenty, dance and laughter.


James Campbell Is Not Made Of Cheese Sat 15 Jan, 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. Stories, rhymes and songs from master yarnspinner James Campbell.

EDINBURGH Activities And Fun

Dino's Dynamos Every Saturday. Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, 550 7800. Every Saturday, 10am—noon (until Jun 2000). Ages 6—12. Meet Dino the Dinosaur, the mascot for this new and exciting club for children. Dino’s Dynamos offers free entry to the venue on Saturday mornings, fortnightly workshops in the Dynamic Earth Discovery Rooms, a free T-shirt when you join and Dino’s newsletter. Bring along a passport-sized photograph on the morning or call Dynamic Earth for further details.

Doodles Ceramic Workshop Doodles Ceramics Workshop, 29 Marchmont Crescent, 229 1399. Tue—Thu 11am—9pm; Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 10am—6pm; Sun noon—6pm. £5 (£4). This new workshop, created by Holly Peters, offers both adults and children the chance to ‘paint-your-own’ ceramics. Choosing from a selection of unglazed white pottery items, including mugs, plates, jugs, tea pots and egg cups, you can create your own personalised piece of pottery using paint, stamps, stencils or doodles. Perfect-timing for an extra special Christmas gift.

T e Jelly Club The Jelly Club, (the former Jolly Giant Superstore), Peffermill Road, 652 0212. Sun—Thu 10am—7pm; Fri & Sat 10am—8pm. £2.95 (off-peak two-hour play sessions, Mon—Fri 10am—3pm); all other times £3.95. Scotland’s largest children’s play and party centre opens its door offering 470 youngsters up to the age of twelve the chance to indulge in pure, jellytastic fun. Comprising five different zones targeted at different age groups, the centre has everything from ball pools and a jelly jungle to a child-scale village with walk-in shops and an inflatable assault course. And if that wasn’t enough to be getting on with, there are also four party rooms available for hire.

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum Of Scotland, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Free entry to museum for visitors aged



Saturday at 10.30am—12.30pm (ages 5—8); 2-4pm (ages 9—12). £45

for five weeks. Artist Jenny Smith leads this fun workshop in the art of watercolour painting and sculpture. Starting off with a drawin tri to the Royal Botanic Garden’s Hot Houses, participants will have t e c ance to develop their work into large-scale paintings and wire sculpture.

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INTERNATIONAL PURVES PUPPETS Times and dates vary see listin s. Biggar Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, 01899 220631. A total of our shows are on offer for the next two weeks at Biggar Puppet Theatre.

Using glow-in-the-dark puppets, you can follow t

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terrible twosome Pips and Panda, meet Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and witness the magicial tale of Cinderella.

eighteen and under. Ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm and every Sunday at 3.15pm. Children’s Art Workshop Saturday Classes Sat 8 Jan—Sat 5 Feb. Every Saturday at 10.30am—12.30pm (ages 5—8); 2—4pm (ages 9—12). £45 for five weeks. See photo caption.


Kes (PG) Sat 8 Jan, 2.30pm; Sun 9 Jan, 2pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere, Royal Museum, Chambers Street, 247 4219. See Film Index.


Beauty And The Beast Until Sat 8 Jan. Times vary contact box office for details. £10 (£6); family ticket £28. Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. All ages. Brunton Theatre Company capture the magic of the traditional panto with original songs and jokes aplenty.

Peter Pan Until Sat 8 Jan. Times vary - contact box office for details. £8—£15 (£4—£12). Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 248 4848. Stuart Paterson’s version of the J.M. Barrie classic tale about a boy who refuses to grow u .

Cinderella Until Sun 16 Jan. Times vary contact box office for details. £6—£15 (£6—£12). King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. Lots of seasonal panto fun with Dorothy Paul, Allan Stewart and Andy Gray.


Messages From The Future Until Sat 29 Jan. Focusing on ‘visions for the future’, primary school children in Edinburgh worked with artists Kenny Bean and Lindsay Perth in the gallery’s new digital lab and darkrooms, to create both digital and chemical photography.


Activities And Fun

Space Station Summerlee Until Sun 9 Jan, IOam—4pm. Free. Summerlee Heritage Park, Heritage Way, Coatbridge, 01236 431261. This outer space experience offers young children a

range of activities including games, quizzes, competitions, storytelling and much more.

Nightlife Sun 9 Jan, 2—3pm. Free. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, 01355 236644. The Countryside Ranger gives an illustrated talk to shed some light on the animals which appear after dark.

Animal Antics Sat 15 Jan, 2-3pm. Free. Calderglen Country Park,

Strathaven Road, East Kilbride,

01355 236644. Come along and say hello to the cute (and not-so-cute) animal residents at the park.


Scrooge (U) Sun 9 Jan, 2.30pm; Doug's 1st Movie (U) Sun 16 Jan, 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling. Stirling, 01786 461081. See Film Index.


Babes In The Wood Until Sat 8 Jan. Times vary contact box office for details. £7.75—£8.75 (£6.75—£7.50). Palace Theatre, 9 Green Street, Kilmarnock, 01563 523590. The Palace Theatre present their annual panto with High Road’s Catriona Evans as Maid Marion, BBC’s Mr Wymi, Iain Gouck as the nurse and Jim Byars as the evil Sheriff (boo, hiss).

Sleeping Beauty Until Sat 15 Jan. Times vary contact box office for details. £7-£10(£5—£7.50). Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, Ayr, 01292 611222. Dean Park and Tony Roper star in the Gaiety’s seasonal spectacular.

The Princess 8: The Goblin Until Sat 8 Jan. Times vary contact box office for details. £9.50 (£6.50). MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Join Princess Irene on a magical, musical adventure as she explores the forbidden world beyond the Palace gates. Beauty And The Beast Until Sat 15 Jan. Times vary contact box office for details. £8.50 (£6); family ticket £24. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. A pantomime for all the family, filled with fun, laughter, romance, fantasy and magic featuring stars from TV’s High Road. The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, 01899 220631. £5 (£4); reductions for parties of five or more. Shows on offer over the next two weeks are:

Snow White Sat 8 Jan, 2pm. Looking in her magic mirror, the evil stepmother is horrified to discover that the fairest of them all is Snow White, and banishes her to the woods to meet a fateful end. But help is at hand as the seven dwarfs come along to save the day.

Pips And Panda In Santa's Workshop Tue 11 Jan, 12.45pm. Join Pips and Panda in this new seasonal adventure. Pips And Panda In Magicland Fri 14 Jan & Mon 17 Jan, 10.40am; Wed 19 Jan, 12.45pm. Fun and adventure with Pips and Panda as they are whisked off to magic land where nothing is quite as it

Cinderella Sun 16 Jan, 2pm. Purves Puppets faithfully recreate the classic rags to riches tale.

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