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A Nursery Garden Of Rhymes And Stories Sat 15 Apr. 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask é: Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 3—7. Ian Turbitt’s Puppet Theatre makes a welcome return to the Puppet Centre with a selection of well- known stories and songs.


Space Storytime Sat 15 Apr. 11am. Free. Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. Ages 3—8. Storytelling on a cosmic theme.


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 Sat at 2.15pm and every Sun at 3.15pm.

Making Chinese Puppets Sat 15 Apr, 10.30am—l2.30pm & 2—4pm. 50p. Royal Museum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Ages 3—6. Frances Baker helps you to make a Chinese puppet at this fun workshop.

Easter Drawing And Painting Course Mon 17 6‘; Tue 18 Apr. 10.30am—4pm. £40 (for two day course). Old St Paul‘s Church, 63 Jeffrey Street. Advance booking essential on 554 1999. Ages 6—8. Using a variety of materials, this fun workshop focuses on drawing and painting including T-shirt painting and hand-painted mobiles.

Drawrng On The Right Side Of The Brain Wed 19 & Thu 20 Apr. 10.30am—4pm. £40 (for two day course). Old St Paul‘s Church. 63 Jeffrey Street. Advance booking essential on 554 1999. Ages 9-12. This fun two-day course looks at all the basic elements of drawing: line, tone. proportion and perspective.

Bible Story Workshops Thu 20 & Fri 21 Apr. 2.30—4pm. £2.50. Netherbow Arts Centre, 43--45 Iligh Street. 556 9579. Advance booking essential. Ages 7—1 1. Artist and storyteller Jennifer Stevenson leads these workshops. where children can listen to the stories and act out the scenes.

Easter Dinosaur Trail Fri 2l—Mon 24 Apr, 1—3.30pm. Ilolyrood Park. 556 1761. Hunt for dinosaur eggs in the Park and collect clues to solve the puzzle. Assemble at Holyrood Lodge, by Ilolyrood Palace.

Fountainpark Easter Weekend Fri 21—Mon 24 Apr, 1—5pm. Fountainpark Leisure Complex. Fountainpark. Fountainbridge. Dundee Street. 22. 9784. A weekend of family fun including face-painting. clowns. balloon modellers and a bouncy castle.

Easter Treasure Trail Sun 23 & Mon 24 Apr. 9am—6pm. £6.80 (£3.80—£4.80); family ticket £|9—£23.50. Edinburgh Zoo. Corstorphine Road. 334 9171. Follow the animal clues around the zoo and find a chocolate surprise at the end. Chinese Silk Painting Tue 25 Apr. 5.30—7.30pm. £1 (50p). Royal Museum, 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Ages 14+. Learn the techniques of painting on silk. taking inspiration front current exhibition of Chinese paintings.


The Hobbit L'iilil Sat 15 Apr. 7.30pm; Wed ck Sal 2.30pm & 7.30pm. LIV-£13 (cones available). Playhouse. 181-22 Greenside Place. 0870 6063424. See Theatre listings, page 66.


Artworks: Faces And Things Until Sat 27 May. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. Aimed primarily at young children. this

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hands-on exhibition explores themes of portraiture and still life.


Activities And Fun

Down To The Woods Today Thu 13 Apr, 10am-noon. £2.50. Culzean Country Park, Maybole, 01655 884400. Ages 6—12. Fun activities around the park.

Animal Antics Sat 15 Apr, 2—3pm. Free. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road. East Kilbride, (11355 236644. Come along and say hello to the cute (and not-so-eute) animal residents at the park.

Hands-On Flight Sat 15 & Sun 16 Apr, 10.30am—5pm. £5 per car. Museum Of Flight. East Fortune Airfield, lladdington, 01620 880308. All ages. Hands-on activities including hot air balloon. kite, rocket. glider, parachute or helicopter making, plus weather

I permitting an amazing aerobatic flying

display in the afternoon. Challenge Hike Wed 19 Apr, 10am—noon. Free. Calderglen Country

3 Park. Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, 1 01355 236644. Advance booking

essential. Ages 9—12. Test your

3 countryside skills and knowledge on the

I Calderglen nature trails, with prizes for

j the winners. 5 Recycled Art Wed 19 Apr. 2.30—4pm.


I Dean Castle Country Park, Dean Road,

Kilmarnock. 01563 522702. Advance

- booking essential. Prepare to get messy at

this workshop where you can turn old rubbish into something useful.

. Hunt The Easter Bunny Fri 2l—Sun 23

Apr. 11am—5pm. Falkland Palace, Falkland. Fife, 01337 857397. Don your best Easter bonnet and prepare for lots of fun in the palace gardens.

Easter At New Lanark Fri 21—Mon 24 Apr, 1 1am—5pm. £3.75 (£2.50). New Lanark Visitor Centre. New Lanark Mills, Lanark. 01555 661345. The World Heritage Village comes alive at Easter with children‘s entertainers and special activities over the whole weekend. Easter Eggcitement Fri 2l—Sun 30 Apr, 10am—5pm. £2.20 (£1.10). Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Millfield, Livingston, 01506 414957. Meet baby lambs, chicks and many other new arrivals on the farm. You can also follow the springtime trail on the hunt for Easter eggs and make an Easter bonnet.

Easter Family Fun Weekend Sat 22 & Suit 23 Apr. noon—5pm. Free. Hunter House Heritage Centre. Maxwellton Road. East Kilbride, 01355 261261. Activities galore with fun for all the familv.

Easter Family Fun Weekend Sat 22 & Sun 23 Apr, 12.30—4.30pm. Free. John Ilastie Museum, Threestanes Road.

Strathaven. 01357 521257. Activities for

all the family from Easter egg hunts to

mystery object competitions. The Big Egg Weekend Sun 23 & Mon 24 Apr. 10am—5pm. Free. Summerlce

Heritage Park. Ileritage Way, Coatbridge,

: 01236 431261. Lots of fun with games, ' quizzes and competitions for all the


' Eggcellent Easter at Jupiter! Sun 23

Apr. 2-4pm. £1. Jupiter Urban Wildlife

' Centre, Wood Street, (irangemouth, _ 01324 494974. A family event with fun

and games around Scotland's largest wildlife garden.

Animal Magic Easter Special Sun 23 Apr. 2—3pm. Free. Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbride, 01355 236644. There'll be baby bunnies, liaster chicks and lots more at this special event.

That's All Yolks Sun 23 Apr, noon—4pm. Free. (‘hatelherault Country Park.

(‘arlisle Road. Hamilton. 01698 426213.

Arts and crafts. egg painting, treasure

- hunt and Easter cake decorating are just

some of the activities on otter at this

family event.

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listings KIDS

Edinburgh International Science


Until Tue 78 Apr. Various Venues.

For further information call the Box Office Hotline on 0131 473 2070 or pick up a copy of the official festival rogramme. Highlights of this year's family

programme are listed below. y venue.

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Science@Assembly Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 0131 220 4349. Wed l2—Tue 18 Apr. Daily 9.30am—5pm. £2.50 entry ticket.

Slime Show Daily at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm. Free with entry ticket. All ages. Experiment with horrible, slimy slime.

The Big Bug Show Drop-in, daily 9.30am—5pm. Free with entry ticket. Ages 5+. Come face-to-face with creepy crawlies at this hands-on (literally) award-winning bug show.

Up Yer Hooter Every half hour from 10am to 4.30pm. £3 plus entry ticket. Ages 5+. Clamber inside a giant-sized nostril, brush past nasal hairs. go through the windpipe and then enter a lung. All before being sneezed out onto a giant handkerchief. Sounds disgusting . . . but kids love it!

Starship Eureka Daily at 10.45am, noon, 1pm. 2.15pm. 3.15pm & 4.15pm. £3 plus entry ticket. Ages 8+. A multimedia trip aboard the Starship Eureka with your hosts. conehead aliens Captain Zogon and Ensign Thuff. Planet Bong. here we come.

Playcentre Daily at 10am, 1 1am, noon, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm. £3 plus entry ticket. Ages 3—6. A great way to get messy while learning about science. Slip in slime. burst giant bubbles. discover different types of light in the dark room and find out what makes things stick. Bed Of Nails Drop-in. daily 9.30am—5pm. Free with entry ticket. All ages. Have you got the bottle to try otit the bed of nails?

Taking The Plunge Daily at 10.30am. £3 plus entry ticket. Ages 5+. Meet water fanatics, swimmers Bill and Charlie as they take you on a journey to find out where water comes from and where it goes. Madcap antics with Physico Theatre.

Millennium Time Capsule Daily collections at 11am. 2pm 8: 4pm. Free with entry ticket. Bring along a small item that symbolises the year 2000, and it could be chosen for the Science Festival Time Capsule which will be placed under the foundations of the new Edinburgh Scrence Centre.

Up Yer Hooter at Science@Assembly

Metropolis at the Royal Observatory Visitor Centre Blackford HiII, ()I31 668 8405.

Make A Hot Air Balloon Mon 17 & Tue 18 Apr. 10am—12.30pm & 2—4pm. £10. Royal Observatory Visitor Centre. Blackford Hill, 668 8405. Ages 5—12. Help build a hot air balloon using everyday materials while learning about the history of early aviation.

Metropolis at Gorgie City Farm 51 Gorgie Road. 0131 623 7031.

So You Want To Be A City Farmer? Until Tue 18 Apr. 10am—12.30pm. £4. Ages 8+. Have a go at some of the many tasks the modern city farmer needs to carry out including planting crops. building a scarecrow or clearing out a duck pond.

Events at Royal Botanic Garden Exhibition Hall. Inverleith Row. 0131 248 2979.

Dr Darwin's Curiosity Shop Until Fri 14 Apr. 10am—5pm. Free. All ages. Discover the amazing phenomenon of ‘living light’ on this voyage of discovery. Fun With Plants Until Mon 17 Apr. 10am—5pm. £1. All ages. A hands-on plant workshop where you can build ait edible model of a plant cell and predict your own plant horoscopes.

Cabbage Until Mon 17 Apr. I.30—-2.30pm. £3 (£2). All ages. Discover how plants grow in Physico Theatre’s hilarious science show for all the family.

Events at Dynamic Earth Holyrood Road. 0131 550 7800. Information and tickets from Box Office Hotline. 0131 473 2070.

Faking Fossils l'll 14 Apr. 3pm. Ages 6—12. £3. Cast your own fossils and learn about how fossils are formed.

Faces In The Rainforest Sat 15 Apr. noon, 2pm & 411111.x\gc.\hwl:. £3. ('reate a face mask of a rainfoi'esi creature at this fun workshop.

Explore The Forces That Shape Our Earth Sat 15 cc Sun 16 Apr. 10am—5pm. Free. lidinburgli Performance company te POOka present a series of short shows inspired by Dynamic Earth's exhibition which explores the many different processes that affect the planet.

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