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The Jet Bike Show Sat 5-Sun 6 Aug, approx 1pm — please call venue to check start time, £3.95 (£2.50—£2.95); one child free with a paying adult. The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. Prepare to be amazed as British and European Freestyle jet-ski champion, Mark Rimmer performs his spectacular stunts on the River Clyde. Strathclyde Police International Family Show Thu lO—Sat 12 Aug, 7.30pm. £12 (£8); family ticket £38. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 532 2973. Strathclyde Police celebrate their 25th anniversary with an unconventional law enforcement show, including performances by the Flying Grandpas (German police ofﬁcers performing gymnastics), the Natal Police Zulu Dance Troupe in traditional dress, and Britain’s youngest daredevils, the Honda Imps. All proceeds from the event go to charity.
Storytelling Sun 6 Aug, 2—3.30pm. Free. Mugdock Country Park, Craigallan Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. Learn about Mugdock’s eventful and haunting past through a series of tales from yesteryear.
2000 European Lacrosse Championships Thu 3—Sat 5 Aug. Times vary. Glasgow High Kelvinside Sports Ground, Anniesland. 339 6584/01592 780651. Catch Scotland, England, Wales, Sweden, Czech Republic and Germany as they thrash it out for the bronze, silver and gold lacrosse medals with the ﬁnals on Sat 5 Aug. If you want to have a go yourself, turn up on Thu 3 Aug from 7—8.30 m.
Supergays - Mixing It Up With Sport Sat 5 Aug, 10.30am—3.30pm. Free. Various venues, 287 5527. A whole host of sporting events taking place for all ages at seven locations across Glasgow. See photo caption.
Tall Ship At The Clyde & Quayfest Fri 4—Mon 7 Aug. Tours run Sat 10am—noon & 2—4pm; Sun lOam—noon. Custom House Quay, Greenock. Contact lnverclyde Council for further info on 01475 715600. A chance to step aboard one of Britain’s newly-built tall ships. The STA Stavros S Niarchos is the newest brig in Britain and is undertaking a Round Britain Maiden Voyage with Greenock as its ﬁrst port of call. To celebrate, there will be a Quayfest with live entertainment, displays, street theatre and face-painting.
Poetry In The Park Sat 5 Aug, 1pm. Free. Tollcross Park, 245b Wellshot Road, 357 6838. A chance for all aspiring poets to head up to the Courtyard and either give it your all or sit back and listen to the others reciting their favourite poems.
Pollok Family Day Sat 5 Aug, 10am—5pm. Free. Pollok Country Park, Pollokshaws Road, 632 9299. A roaring good time for all the family — ﬁnd the 2lst century tiger plus lots of other tiger-themed activities. Mugdock Superdog Sun 6 Aug, 2—3.30pm. £1. Mugdock Country Park, Craigallan Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. Could your dog be crowned a ‘superdog’ — ﬁnd out in this course for beginners.
Summer Strolls Wed 9 Aug, 2pm. Free. Tollcross Park, 245b Wellshot Road, 763 1863. Hear about the refurbished park history and nature on this guided tour.
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What kind of sports are happening? Everything from football and swimming to aerobics and line dancing.
Where's it all happening? It's taking place in several venues including Tollcross, Easterhouse, Gorbals,
Castlemilk, Springburn and Drumchapel
Is it just for kids? Anybody can join in whether you are 3 or 73.
I'll bet it is really expensive to do all these things? Wrong again because they are all absolutely free.
I Superdays — Mixing It Up With Sport. Sat 5 Aug, 70.30am-3.30pm. Free. Various Venues, 287 5527.
Activrties And Fun
Go Wild In The Summer Until Fri 18 Aug (not Sat & Sun). Times and prices vary. Various venues. For further information, contact your local council-run library, sports centre or museum. Ages 5-17. Glasgow City Council’s Cultural and Leisure Services present an extensive programme of activities for the school holidays on a ‘Go Wild’jungle theme. Beasties, Bugs And Butterﬂies Fri 4 Aug, 10—1 1am (ages 3—5); 11.30am—12.30pm (ages 6—8); 2—4pm (ages 9—12). £2 (£1). Elder Park Library, 228a Langlands Road, 445 1047. Advance booking necessary on 334 2000. Make a puppet of your favourite rainforest insect with Giant Productions on hand to hel .
Wet 'N' Wild Safari Sat 5 Aug, 10.30am. Free. Tollcross Park, 245b Wellshot Road, 763 1863. See photo caption. World Of The Tiger Sat 5 Aug, 2—4pm. Free. St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art, 2 Castle Street, 553 2557. Ages 5+. Create tiger masks, paintings, ﬁnger puppets and much more.
Science 8: Technology Workshops Mon 7-Fri 12 Aug, 1pm. £12. The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 341 0506. Advance booking necessary on 400 3507. Have a go at building bridges and lighthouses or mess about with some watery experiments.
The Glory Until Sat 5 Aug, 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50). Citizens’ Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. The Scottish Youth Theatre present an adaptation of work by one of Scotland’s most respected writers, Stuart Paterson. The Glory juxtaposes the life of ordinary 18th century Scots with their leader, Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Tall Tales Thu 3—Sat 5 Aug, £7.50 (£3.50). Citizens’ Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. Scottish Youth Theatre brings traveller’s campﬁre stories to life.
The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, 01899 220631. £5 (£4); family tickets £23 & £36. Book in advance as times are subject to change. Reductions for parties of ﬁve or more. Shows on offer over the week are:
Pips And Panda Meet The Three Bears Thu 3 Aug; Fri 4 Aug; Tue 8 Aug & Thu 10 Aug, 2pm. A meeting with the Three Bears can only mean mischief with Pips and Panda around.
The Magical Princess Sat 5 Aug, 2pm. Ukrainian folktale complete with the usual goodies and baddies.
Nessie The Loch Ness Monster Mon 7 Aug, 2pm. Fun and adventures with Nessie and friends.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES .. Activities And Fun
Astounding Discoveries Until Fri 18 Aug (not Sat & Sun), 10am—5pm. £2.20 (£1.10). Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston, 01506 414957. A chance for children to expand their horizons, with a different craft, experiment or activity every week.
Discovering Bugs And Wee Beasties Thu 3 Aug, 10am. Free. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, 01355 236644. Ages 8—12. Advance booking necessary. Search out some of the miniature creatures that live in the park.
Wild At Jupiter Thu 3 Aug, 1.30—3pm. £1 (adults free). Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Wood Street, Grangemouth, 01324 494974. Advance booking necessary. Holiday fun from the Wildlife Centre with kiddies art class, pond dipping, and mammal madness.
Puppet Making Thu 3 Aug, 1-3pm. Muirshiel Centre, Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, Lochwinnoch, 01505 842803. Design and make your own puppet using some of nature’s own materials.
Sandcastle Competitions Fri 4 Aug, 11am-1pm. 50p. West Sands car park, St Andrews, 01334 412219. Can you build the biggest or best sandcastlc? Come along and have a bash.
Dance Factory Mon 7—Fri 11 Aug, 10.30am—12.30pm. £2.50 per session; £10 for ﬁve sessions. MacRobert, University of Stirling. Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 5—1 1. lmpress your friends and learn the latest dance moves including hip hop and African dance at this fun workshop.
Fingerprints Mon 7—Fri 11 Aug, 12.30—3.30pm. £15 (£10). Howden Park Centre, Howden, Livingston, 01506 433634. Make a mess in the name of art!
Leave ﬁngerprints on a ceramic-based sculpture which will be permanently installed in the building.
Children's Challenges Wed 9 Aug, 2.30—4pm. 50p. Almondell and Calderwood Country Park, by Broxbum, Livingston, 01506 882254. Ages 8+. Wacky environmental games.
Crash, Bang. Wallop Thu 10 Aug, 10am. Free. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, 01355 236644. Advance booking necessary. Calling all eco-warriors - recycle your rubbish and use natural materials during a morning of shake, rattle and roll.
Go Wild With The Happy Gang Thu 3 Aug, 2.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Town Hall, Lower Auchingramont Road, Hamilton, 01698 452299. Ages up to 9. The Happy Gang have been invited by the forest animals to perform at Tea in the Trees Music Festival. But something is lurking in the woods. Find out what in the Gang’s wild musical show.
The Rainbow Forest Fri 4 Aug, 10am. £3.50 (£2.50). Bellshill Cultural Centre, John Street, Bellshill, 01698 267515. Ages 5—9. Lempen Puppet Theatre present a story full of fantasy, magic and adventure set in the amazing world of the rainforest.
The Rainbow Forest Fri 4 Aug, 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Stirling Street, Airdrie, 01698 267515. See above.
TumTumTinker Fri 4 Aug, 2—3pm. £5. Crawford Arts Centre, 93 North Street, St Andrews, 01334 474610. Ages 5—10. Stories come to life as Blueboat present storyteller TumTumTinker who mixes mime, puppets, a magic needle and a whole host of props.
Go Wild With The Happy Gang Fri 4 Aug, 2.30pm. £5.50; four tickets for £19. Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, 01786 473544. See Hamilton.
The Rainbow Forest Sat 5 Aug, llam & 1pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley, 887 1010. See above.
Plum Loco Thu 10 Aug, 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Bellshill Cultural Centre, John Street, Bellshill, 01698 267515. Jump on board this musical express for a journey to far off places including London, America, and even the moon!
Plum Loco Thu 10 Aug, 10.30am. £3.50 (£2.50). Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Stirling Street, Airdrie, 01698 267515. See above.
Children's Storytelling Wed 9 Aug, 2.30—4pm. Dean Castle Country Park, Dean Road, Kilmarnock, 01563 522702. Ages 8 and under. A treasure trove of tales about the natural world.
If you go down to the Wet 'n' Wild Safari, you’ll certainly be in for a big surprise. Jam packed with activities for kids of all ages, there's a fun-filled timetable of sports, crafts, activities and shows. For the more active, the Leisure Centre is the best place to be, with pool activities including swimming, inflatable fun and snorkelling as well as sports hall activities like football, basketball, golf, cheerleading and circus skills. The under 125 can still have plenty of fun outside in the park courtyard with Wild Adventures,
a day of face-painting and mask-making, a Tarzan picnic, jungle trail, puppet show, book bingo and the East Glasgow Concert Band. So head on down to the park and let the kids 60 Wild before it’s time to go back to school.
I Wet ’n’ Wild Safari. Sat 5 Aug, 70.30am. Free. Tollcross Park, 245b Wellshot Road, 763 1863.