Costa Del Clyde

Mon 16—Fri 20 Oct, The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 334 2000. Giant Productions present a acked programme of events or the October holidays including workshops, shows, bouncy castles and more, all set in a scenic holiday resort in the middle of Glasgow. See Costa Del Clyde listings for selected highlights.

Activities And Fun

What Goes In The Suitcase? Mon 16 Oct, 11.30am—12.30pm. £1. The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 334 2000. Ages 3—1 1. Larry the Lifeguard and his groovy Beachcombers help you prepare for a week of fun.

Beach Play Sessions Mon 16—Thu 19 Oct, 2—3pm. £1. The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 334 2000. Ages 3—8. A beach in the centre of Glasgow"? Join in the fun activities including beach games, sandcastle building and treasure hunts. Don’t forget your bucket and spade! Mystery Tour Wed 18 Oct, 1.30—3.30pm. £2. The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 334 2000. Ages 5—1 1. Lots of surprises in store at this afternoon workshop.

Captain Nasty's Bad Day Thu 19 Oct, 1.30—3.3()pm. £2. The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 334 2000. Ages 6—1 1. Join in the search for the loot of Costa Del Clyde’s most notorious pirate. Costa Del Clyde Beach Party Fri 20 Oct, 1.30—3.30pm. £2 (£1). The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 334 2000. A perfect end to the Costa Del Clyde fun with beach bingo, a desert island quiz, treasure trail and dancing to Samba Ya Bamba.

Magic Bob In 'Among The Sand Dunes' Mon 16 Oct, 10-11am. £3 (£2). The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 334 2000. Magic Bob opens the fun at the Costa Del Clyde with some magical entertainment. Gums Wed 18 Oct, 10—1 1am. £3 (£2). The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 334 2000. Crazy puppets and flying sweets from The Amazin Mr Bones Puppets.

Big Book Of Tales Thu 19 Oct, 10—11am. £3 (£2). The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 334 2000. For ages 4+. Colourful characters, rainbows and adventure are all in store when Booster the Beachcomber falls into a giant book. Peter The Pirate Boy Fri 20 Oct, 10—11am. £3 (£2). The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 334 2000. Peter has been kidnapped by the pirates and needs all the help he can to escape and set his friends free in this production from Kenspeckle



James Campbell, The Storyteller Tue 17 Oct, 10—11am. £3 (£2). The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 334 2000. For ages 4+. The master storyteller entertains with more quirky tales.

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Activities And Fun

The Twenty Pence Club Wed 1 1 Oct & Wed 18 Oct, 4.30—6pm. Barmulloch Community Centre, Wallacewell Quadrant, 287 5529. Varied after school activities including art attack, wacky races, jungle fun and dramarama. Pokemon League Sun 8 & Sun 22 Oct 1pm. Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. Go Pokemon crazy with an afternoon of activities.

Young Writers' Group Thu 12 Oct & Thu 19 Oct, 5.30pm. Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. Ages up to 15. Help and guidance on writing from this newly formed rroup.

Children's Activities Sun 15 Oct, 1pm. Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. Ages 3—1 2. Special activities for young bookworms.

The Spider’s Web Sun 15 ()ct, noon—4pm. £3.95 (£2.50—£2.95). The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour. 100 Stobcross Road. 339 0631. Get caught up in a larger-than-life-sized spider’s web! (‘hildren can put on a velcro suit and stick themselves to the wall. Who needs child-minding?

Children's Workshops Mon 16—Fri 20 ()ct, price the. Pollok Country Park, Pollokshaws Road, ()32 9299. Holiday workshops for children.

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Power And Movement Week Mon 16—Sun 22 Oct, 1pm. £3.95 (£2.50—£2.95). The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. Advance booking necessary. A week of fun activities at the Tall Ship which include the followin events:

The Stevenson Lighthouse Challenge Mon 16 Oct, 1—4.30pm. £12. Ages 10—16. Following in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson, design, build and take away a flashing lighthouse. Victorian Animation Toys Tue 17 Oct, l—4.30pm. £6. Ages 6—10. The golden age of toys relivcd create your own moving pictures, or make and take a Thaumatrope and a Zoetrope.

Solar Powered Boats Wed 18 Oct, 1-4.30pm. £12. Ages 10—16. Harness the sun’s energy and use it to power a newly designed power boat complete with solar panels, motors and propellers.

Sailing Boats Thu 19 Oct, 1—4.3()pm. £5. Ages 6—10. Competition to build the fastest sailing boat, plus there’s a chance to take home your own balloon powered boat.

Monsters. Myths, Murder And Mayhem Tue l7—Thu 19 Oct. noon—1.30pm (ages 7—10); 2.30—4pm (ages 11—14). £3; £7.50 for all three sessions. GilmorehillGlZ, 9 University Avenue, 330 5522. Advance booking required. Otherworld invite young people on a journey of discovery using Celtic folktales. Professional actors lead the workshops helping children develop drama skills, creativity and imagination. Hamish Hedgehog's Holiday Happening Wed 18 Oct, 1.30—3.3()pm. £1. Linn Park Country Park, Simshill

Road, 637 1147. Thu 19 Oct, 1.30—3.30pm. £1. Pollok Country Park, Pollokshaws Road, 632 9299. Advance booking required. Ages 5—7. Every autumn, Hamish Hedgehog throws a party before he goes into hibernation. Holiday Happenings At Tollcross Wed 18—Fri 20 Oct, 1.30—3.30pm. Free. Tollcross Park, 2548 Wellshot Road, 763 1863. October holiday entertainment featuring fun and games for all the family in the Courtyard.


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang(U) on Sat 7 Oct 1pm and Muppet Treasure lsland(U) on Sat 14 Oct 12.30pm. £2.25 (family ticket £9). Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. See Film Index.


a1 Thu 19 Oct, £15. Clyde Auditorium, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. Ben, Mark, Paul and Christian are still on a high after shooting straight to number one last month, and the fresh-faced foursome take to the stage in their first stadium tour.


Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Sat 7 Oct, 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. Young Axel deciphers an ancient parchment which leads to the adventure of a lifetime. Blue Boat Theatre adapt Jules Verne’s classic story, creating a breathtaking show with puppets appearing from nowhere, glowing dinosaurs and erupting volcanoes.

Red Sun 8 Oct, 2.30pm. Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. Ages 5—8. ‘In space no one can hear you bicker.’ Catherine Wheels presents a tale of sibling rivalry cured with the visit of Red, a bizarre creature with a shock of red hair can the Snicket twins survive their mission in space?

Eeyore Has A Birthday Sat 14 Oct, 2pm & 3.30pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. Richard Medrington’s Parable Puppets have an afternoon of fun with Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh and friends.

Doctor Dolittle Tue 17—Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £5—£24.50. King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 287 5511. Philip Schoftcld hands over the doctor’s reins to madhouse resident Russ Abbot as the hit musical continues its tour. But regardless of who’s at the helm, the real stars of the show are the 90-odd animatronic animals who squawk and talk their way through this fun show.


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.

Environmental Art And Activities Until Thu 5 Oct, 10am—noon. Free. Four Winds Inspiration Centre, The Pavilion, lnverleith Park, Arboretum Place, 332 2229. Advance booking required. Using natural materials, make your own piece of original art, followed by games and activities.

New Town Tent Mon 16 Oct, 2—4pm. £3. City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Advance booking required. Ages 8—12. Create a New Town Tent using fabric works and stories of the Old Town. Flying The Flag For Edinburgh Wed 18 Oct, 10—11.30am. £2. City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Advance booking required. Ages 5—7. flow would you describe Edinburgh to visitors? Using your creative skills, design a flag which does just that.

Puppet Workshop Thu 19 & Fri 20 Oct, 10am—1.30pm. £5. City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Advance booking required. Ages 8—12. Recreate the giant puppets used in Old Town, New Story at this two-day workshop.


Stars From The Old Moscow Circus Until Sat 7 Oct, 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £5—£12(£4—£10). King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. The circus comes to town and brings with it the multi-talented performers of this age old establishment. Watch in bewilderment as clowns, jugglers and acrobats run amok on the King’s Theatre stage.

Nessie The Loch Ness Monster Fri 6 Oct, 2.30pm. £5 (£4). Church Hill Theatre, 33a Morningside Road, 220 4349. Purves Puppets present a family show based on the famous Scottish myth in a special performance to raise money for the Waverley Care Trust and help support the children whose lives have been affected by HIV and AIDS.

The Pine And The Eagle Tue IO—Sat 14 Oct, 10am; Wed 10am & 7pm; Thu 1.30pm; Sat 1.30pm. £1. St Bride’s Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. Suitable for ages 8+. A celebration of Scotland’s natural history though music, song and drama. In this environmentally-themed play foa all the family, colourful characters take you back to Viking and Roman times. The Laird's New Kilt Fri 13 Oct, 7pm. £5. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 248 4848. Ages 5—9. Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes gets a distinctly Scottish makeover in Wee Stories Theatre for Children’s new musical comedy. It tells the story of the laird of Kjltie who is eagerly awaiting his new birthday kilt. But this is no ordinary kilt, as his weavers inform him. This one is made from a extra special fabric which is only visible to clever people.

Go Wild With The Happy Gang Mon 16—Tue 17 Oct, 11am & 2.30pm. £5.40 (£4.50); family ticket £18.50. Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 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.


Mary Contini Fri 13 Oct, 3pm. Free. James Thin, The Gyle Shopping Centre, 35 Gyle Avenue, South Gyle Broadway, 539 7757. Author of kid’s cookery book Easy Peasy Sweetie Pie runs a food and baking workshop.


Activities And Fun

Children's Workshops Until Tue 21 Nov, Cowane Centre, Cowane Street, Stirling, 01786 443113. For ages 6+. Drama, animation, painting and pottery are just some of the workshops on offer during the autumn term in Stirling.

Football Fitness Sat 7 Oct & Sat 14 Oct, 1—3pm. £16 for four weeks. Lochgelly High School Community Use, Station Road, Lochgelly, 01592 418050. Silky dribbling skills and on-target shooting are just some of the tricks of the trade taught by Graeme Robertson.

Watch Club Sat 7 Oct, Free. Chatelherault Country Park, Carlisle Road, Hamilton, 01698 426213. For ages 8—12. Monthly nature club with plenty to see and do.

Art In Nature Sun 8 Oct, 2—4pm. £1. David Livingstone Centre, 165 Station Road, Blantyre. 01698 823140. Craft activities for children using mother nature’s resources.

Tremendous Tatties Wed 1 1 Oct, 2—4pm. £3.50. llarestanes Countryside Visitors Centre, Ancrum, Jedburgh, 01835 830306. Ages 8—12. Wear old clothes for this potato printing class led by Moy Mackay.