Aileen Paterson Sat 2 Dec. 2—3.~15pm. Free. Art Gallery at Museum. Kelvingrove. Argyle Street. 287 269‘). Ages over 3. The creator of Maisie. Aileen Paterson. reads and draws pictures from a selection of her immensely popular Maisie stories. Afterwards. there's a craft workshop to make Maisie finger puppets for Christmas. Children should be accompanied by mummy or daddy cats. JK Rowling Sat ‘) Dec. ()am. £5. City Hall. (.‘andleriggs, 287 55] 1. JK Rowling talks about her sensational Harry Potter series and signs copies of the hooks in a fundraising event for Maggie's Centre. a cancer care provider. 'l‘icket information from Borders Books on 0141 222 7700.

Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum Of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street,2-17 421‘). 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.

Pottery Decorating For Christmas Thu 30—Sat 2 Dec, Mon 4—Sat 9 Dec. Mon ll—Thu 14 Dec, 10am—6pm. £5 and from £5 for pottery items to decorate. Bridgewater Pottery Cafe 28a Dundas Street, 556 9781. Create a seasonal masterpiece using pottery pieces and Emma Bridgewater’s range of decorating spon tes.

Festive Workshops Sat 2 Dec & Sat 9 Dec, 10.30am—12.30pm (ages 6—9) & 2—4pm (ages 10—14). £45 for five workshops. Old St Paul's Church. ()3 Jeffrey Street, 554 1999. Advance booking required. Make your own Christmas cards from scratch using materials such as clay, papier mache and paint.

Santa's Ice Cave Grotto Sat 2 & Sun 3,

Saturday 2 December 2000 to

Sunday 14 January 200]

Sat 9 a Sun 10 Dec. Ham—4pm. £2.50. Dynamic Earth. llolyrood Road. 550 7800. A magical Christmas experience where children can visit Father Christmas in his icy grotto and take in the festive atmosphere before receiving their pressie. (Provided they've behaved like little angels for the last twelve months. of course.)

Santa's Forest Grotto Fri l—Sun 24 Dec. 10am—4pm. £6.80 (£3.80—£4.80); family

ticket £l‘)—£23.50. Edinburgh Zoo,

(‘orstorphine Road. 334 ()171. Meet Santa

at his new grotto in Edinburgh Zoo, with a

gift for every child.

An Alternative To Christmas Shopping - Family Afternoon Workshops Sat 2 Dec & Sat 9 Dec. 2—5.30pm. £4 (£3). i-‘ruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street. 225 2383. Advance booking required. Ages over 8. These artist-led workshops will allow you to experiment with different

materials and make gifts, cards and decorations. all away from the chaos and

hubbub of Princes Street. On Sat 2 Dec. make alternative sensory Christmas trees and on Sat 9 Nov. make your own cards. wrap or even decorations at the wax printing workshop.

Christmas Card Workshop Sat 2 Dec. noon—5pm. Free. Edinburgh Printmakers.

f 23 Union Street, 557 247‘). Design and 3 create original Christmas cards at the

Printmakers‘ open dav.

Winter Wonderland l-‘ri x—Thu 14 Dee. noon—8pm; Thu noon—10pm; Fri & Sat 10am—10pm; Sun 10am—8pm. £4—£5 (£3—£4); family ticket £15. Princes Street Gardens East. Princes Street. 473 3800. Get your skates on and get down to Britain's largest open air ice rink which also features a fun fair, professional displays and guaranteed fun for all the family.

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