Kids listings

Kids listings continued

Edinburgh Activities And Fun Quickies For Kids Royal Museum Of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Free. Ten-minute talks for children held eyery Sat and Sttn at 2.30pm. Wild Water Exhibition t'ntil Mon 24 Jun. 10am 6pm. Free. Dynamic liarth. llolyt'ood Road. 550 7800. A fun interactive exhibition highlighting the vital role water plays in our lives. Saturday Art at the Dean Sat 8 & Sat 15 Jun. 10am noon &

1.30 3.30pm. £20 t£l(1). Dean (iallery. Belford Road. 624 6428. Ages 5 7 & 8 l 1. Learn to make handmade paper and Use it to create 21) and 31) artworks in a four-week course led by artist Christine lleughan.


Royal Scottish National Orchestra Kid’s Prom - Wild and Wicked Sat 8 Jun. 3pm. £8 (£4). l'sher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. See photo caption.


Ahoy There! It’s the Happy Gang Thu 20 Sat 22 Jun. 10.15am: Fri 10.15am & 2pm; Sat 1 lam & 2.30pm. £7: four tickets for £23. King's Theatre. 2 Lu en Street. 529 6000. Shiver me timbers. the Happy (iang are back with another musical spectacular. Those happy fellows have been recruited by Captain Thcrak to sail the seven seas in search of treasure for children the world over. Not everything goes to plan as the seas turn stormy. bttt the gang are always ready to man the decks with their sea-shantics. slapstick and musical mayhem.


This Book Belongs to Me t'ntil Thtt 31 ()ct. National Library Of Scotland. (ieorge IV Bridge. 226 4531. lixplore the exciting and colourful world of children's books from the original 17th century Tom Thttmb to the latest Harry Potter blockbuster.

Hero Worship Sat 15 Jun Sat 28 Sup. Free. Museum Of Childhood. 42 High Street. 529 4142. Children's heroes from past and present including Davie Crockett. Shirley Temple and Luke Sky-walker are celebrated 111 this exhibition. Come along to take a trip down memory latte. dress tip as your favourite idol or add to the Heroes Wall of Fame.


Storytelling Tent Fri 7. Sun 9. Fri 14 & Sttn 16 Jttn. 2.30—3.15pm 8;

3.30 -4.15pm. Free. National Library 01' Scotland. (ieorge 1\' Bridge. 226 4531. Ages 4—6 and 7—9. Scottish storytellers bring children's stories to life.

Outside The Cities

Activities And Fun

Dragon Boat Race Sat 8 Jun. 10am-—5.30pm. Free. Balloch Castle & Cotmtry Park. Balloch. 0141 958 1858. See photo caption.

Newtongrange Children’s Gala Day Sat 8 Jun. noon 5pm. Free. Newtongrange Public Park. Main Street. Newtongrange. Dalkeith. 654 0830. A traditional crowning ceremony with full court. lots of family entertainment. stalls. live music and dance.

Tracks and Trails Sat 8 Jun.

2.30 4pm. Dean Castle Cottntry Park. Dean Road. Kilmarnock. 01563 522702. Search for signs of wildlife with this nature activity.


O ' Scottish Power


Wild and Wicked

Saturday 8 June 3.00pm Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Tickets from £4.00

Join Paul Rissmann and the RSNO for a wild hour of totally amazing music, crazy dances and magical stories

in a concert full of cowboys, magicians,

puppets and dinosaurs - wicked!

Glaogow Royal Concert Hall 0141 555 8000 Uoher Hall. Edinburgh 0151 998 1155

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DRAGON BOAT RACE Sat 8 Jun. 10am—5.30pm. Free. Balloch Castle 8 Country Park. Balloch. 0141 958 1858. Around 30 crazy teams from all over Scotland take to the waters of Loch Lomond in Chinese-style dragon boats in this charity event in aid of Bobath Scotland. See teams of 16 power paddlers including Olympic gold medallist Rhona Martin battle it out to win prizes and raise money for this cerebral palsy charity. On shore entertainment includes family fun and games. a fun fair, barbecues and a beer tent.

Mad Hatters Tue 1 1 Jun. 4—5.30pm. £2. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshill. 01698 302999. Ages over 8. (iot a head'.’ Well it's time to get a hat. Design and make your own headgear with the help of the experts.

A Nature’s Tale Sun 16 Jun. 1 4pm. Free. \‘ogrie House. \"ogrie Country Park. (iorebridge. 01875 821990. lixperience the tastes. textures. smells. sounds and sights of nature in the park.

Watery Worlds Sun 16 Jun.

2.30 3.30pm. £1.5()t£l1.A1111ondclland Calderwood Cottntry Park. by Broxburn. 01506 882254. lixplore the watery depths of the wildlife pond through dipping. games and crafts.

Dress Up - ln Paper Tue 18 Jun.

4 5.30pm. £2. Bellsltill Cttltttral Centre. John Street. Bellshill. 01698 302999. Ages over 8. Bring along a friend and make fantastical costumes to wear for the afternoon.


Traditional Music Concert Thu 20 Jun. 7.30pm. liast Kilbride Arts Centre. ()Id Coach Road. liast Kilbride. 01355 261000. Young fiddlers. tin whistlcrs and singers play live as part of National Children’s Art I)ay.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Thu 6v1’ri 7 Jun. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Motherwell Concert Hall. Civic Centre. Windtnillhill Street. Motherwell. 01698 302999. North Lanarkshire Children’s Theatre give Roald Dahl’s classic an airing.

Ahoy There! It’s the Happy Gang Fri 7 Sat 8 Jun. Fri 10.30am: Sat 2.30pm. £6: fottr tickets for £22. Carnegie Hull. East Port. Dunfermline. 01383 314000. See Edinburgh.

Wee Witches Sat 8 Jun. 1 Iain & 2pm. £3: family ticket 9; 10. Palace Theatre. 9 (ireen Street. Kilmarnock. 01563 523590. Ages 3—7. Acclaimed children‘s theatre company Wee Stories presents this spooky tale about a group of outrageous ladies. Written by Virginia Radcliffe. who also penned .lIu/ly' ll'ltup/u't'. the production explores issues of mistaken identity.

The Lifeboat Sat 8 Jun. 3pm. £4 0221. 1511s! Kilbride .-\rls Centre. ()ld Coach Road. Iiast Kilbride. (11355 261000. Ages

over 10. ln 1940 a ship carrying evacuees escaping wartorn Britain was torpedoed. In total. there were only seven survivors. and two of those sttrvivors Bess Walder and Beth Cummings spent 19 terrifying hours in the water. Catherine Wheels Theatre Company present Nicola McCartney’s adaptation of the story of friendship which has lasted over 60 years.

Ahoy There! It’s the Happy Gang Tue 1 l < Thu 13 Jun. 10.30am. £6; four for £22. Magnum Theatre. llarbottrside. lrvine. 01294 278381. See lidinburgh. The Singing Kettle’s Jungle Party Thu 13 —Sun 16 Jun. Thu & Fri 10am & 1pm: Sat 8; Sttn noon 8; 2pm. £9 (£7): family ticket £25. Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. Cumbernauld. 01236 732887. Dress tip as your favourite wild animal and join the Kettlers with new member Kevin for a tropical adventure with giraffes. chimps and lions galore. Sing along with the gang to your favourite songs and a few new ones too. Ahoy There! It’s the Happy Gang Fri 14 Jun. 10.15am & 1.15pm. £6.50 (£5.50): four tickets £22. Falkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. Falkirk. 01324 506850. See lidinburgh.

The Amazing Mr Bones Puppet Show Sat 15 Jun. 10.30am. £2. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshill. 01698 302999. Ages 3 8. The legendary kids entertainer presents his lively mix of weird and wonderful puppets. songs. games. custard pies and yucky sweeties. The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre. Broughton Road. 01899 220631. £5 (£4): family tickets £23 8; £36. Book in advance as times are subject to change. Reductions for parties of five or more. Shows on offer over the next two weeks

Pips and Panda in Magicland Fri 7. Mon 17 & Wed 19 Jun. 12.45pm: Sat 8 Jttn. 2.30pm; Mon 10 Jun. 12.30pm. Ages up to 7. When Mr .\1agic takes Pips and Panda off to Magicland. they tnect lots of nursery rhyme characters who jump ottt of Mr .\1agic's mysterious book.

The Magical Princess Thu 13 Jun. 12.45pm & 6.45pm; Sat 15 Jttn. 11am; Tue 18 Jun. 12.45pm. A t'krainian folktale about .-\ndreas. a brave adventurer who tries to save his beautiful princess from the w ickcd Tsar.