Outside the cities continued

Farm Animals and Dinosaurs Sat 6Ju1. 12.30-3.30pm. Free. Low Parks Museum. 129 Muir Street. Hamilton. 01698 328232. Activity for all the family. making dinosaurs and (‘lydesdale horses to take home.

The Big World of Mini Beasties Sun 7 Jul. l—4pm. Free. Rosliii (ilen ('ar Park. nr Roslin. 01875 821990. l'sing bug boxes. pooters. magnifiers and butterfly nets. try to catch a beastie to have a closer look.

Summerlee Gala Day Sun 7 Jul. 9am—430pm. Free. Sumtnerlee Heritage Park. Heritage Way. (‘oatbridge. ()1236 431261. Annual gala. with parades. pipes bands. steam and vintage vehicles and tnuch more.

International Co-Dp Day Sun 7 Jul. noon—5pm. Free. New 1.anark Visitor Centre. New 1.anark Mills. New 1.anark. ()1555 661345. A family fun day with music. stalls. dancing and free kids entertainment.

Artspace Mon 8—-Thu 1 1 Jul. 10am—noon & 2—4pm. One week £15 (£10). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Ages 6»10 & l l 13. Fun arts and crafts activities including t- shirt printing. mask making and glass painting.

Messy Painting for Creative Hands Mon 8 Jul. l0~—l l.30am. £3.50. Braeport Centre. Dunblane. ()1786 822037. Ages 6—9. Bring along old clothes for this messy painting workshop where you can paint a picture of Dunblane.

Minibeast Safari Tue 9 Jul.

10—1 1.45am & 12. 15~2pm. £2. RSPB Nature Reserve. 1.args Road. Lochwinnoch. 01505 842663. The Reserves teacher-naturalists lead an expedition to search for weird and wonderful ininibeasts.

Lace Making and Tatting Demonstration Tue 9 Jul. 12.30»--3.30pm. Free. Low Parks Museum. 129 Muir Street. Hamilton. 01698 328232. Learn about the traditional art of lace making and try it for yourself.

South American Folk Dancing Tue 9 Jul. 2—4pm. £4. Braeport (‘entre. [)unblane. 01786 822037. Ages 5 7. Capture the flamboyance of South America through dance. before putting on a performance for friends and family. Visual Art & Design the 9 Sat 13 Jul. 10am—12.30pm 6’; l—3.30pm. £35. 1-anark Memorial Hall. St 1.eonards Street. 1.anark. 01555 665383. Ages (+12. Let your imagination run riot at this five-day workshop led by Hazel Bowman.

Stamping and Printing Wed 11) Jul. l0--l 1.30am. £3.50. Braeport ('enti'e. Dunblane. (11786 822037. Ages 6 9. Experiment in printing with unusual items such as broccoli and mushrooms at this workshop led by Lorna (irey. Treasure Hunt Wed 1() Jul. 2.30-4pm. Dean Castle ('ountry Park. Dean Road. Kilmarnock. 01563 5227(12. Journey through the (‘ountry Park. solving wildlife clues along the way. until you find the treasure. ,

Funky Felts Thu 1 1 Jul. 1 3pm. Free. Low Parks Museum. 129 Muir Street. Hamilton. ()1698 328232. Help make the Low Parks Museum sun logo which will go on display in the museum.

Magic Bob’s Magic Workshop Thu 11 Jul. l.30—3.30pm. £7. Byre Theatre. Abbey Street. St Andrews. (11334 475000. Ages over 8. Learn the tricks of the magic trade with Magic Bob. Crazy Costumes Fri 12 Jul.

10am ~noon & 2-4plll. £4. Bi'aeport (.‘entre. Dunblane. (11786 822037. (1o wild and design your own funky costume. be it Fairies and Aliens (ages 5—-7) or Footballers and Popstars (ages over 8).

Pop Up Cards Sat 13 Jul. 12.30-3.30pm. Free. Low Parks Mtiseum. 129 Muir Street. Hamilton.

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(11698 328232. Drop iii activity for all the family learning to make pop up cards.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic Sun 14 Jul.

1 2pm. Paxton House. Paxton. llci'wick l'pon 'l‘weed. 01289 386291. Bring along your favourite teddy for an afternoon of fun and games. Children’s Week Mon 15 Fri 19Jul. £4.50 (£3.50); family ticket £12.50. (‘ul/eaii (‘astle and (’ounti'y Park. Maybole. 01655 8844(10. Annual week- lotig series of events for children aged

6 12. during which they can join the Young Naturalists (‘lub and ('astle ('lub. No adtilts allowed?

Clay Creations and Making Music Mon 15 Fri 19 Jtil. Harbour Arts ('entrc. 1 14 l 16 Harbour Street. lrvinc. 01294 274059. Ages 5 7. (lo a little potty and design your own clay masterpiece. or try your hand at making music.

Kaleidoscope Mon 15 Thu 18 Jul. 10am 3pm. £40 (£30). How den Park (‘entre. llowden. l.iv ingston. (11506 433634. Ages 8 12. Summer fun in arts atid crafts with the Arts Squad. Puppet Making Mon 15 Thu 18 Jul. 10am noon & 2 4pm. One week £15 (£10). Paisley Arts ('entre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Ages 3 5 d; 6 10. Jack ()‘l.anterii Puppets host a week- long series of workshops in puppet making and perfoi'iiiance. Countryside Capers Mon 15 Jul. 12.30 3.30pm. Free. (‘alderglen (‘ountry Park. Stratliaven Road. Fast Kilbi'ide. 01355 236644. (‘ome and join the ('ountry side Rangers for an action- packed afternoon.

Drama Summer School Tue

16 Sat 20Jul. 10am 12.30pm &

1 3.30pm. £35 (£20). 1.anark Memorial Hall. St Leonards Street. 1.anark. (11555 665.383. Actl\ 11y —pttcked course of masks. music. murals. 3-1) am. storytelling and sci‘iptwriting for 6 year-olds based on the theme of ‘Scary Monsters and ('ool (‘hicks'.

Granny’s Games Tue 16 & Thu 18 Jul. 12.30pm. l.30pm ck 2.30pm. £tbc. l.ow Parks Mtiseum. 129 Muir Street. Hamilton. 01698 328232. (‘ome and find otil what your granny did when she was your age. what games she played and what funny words she tised.


Children’s Book Fair Wed 17 & Thu 18 Jul. 10am 5pm. £4.50 (£3.50): family ticket £12.50. ('ul/ean ('astle and ('ountry Park. Maybole. (11655 884400. An exciting selection of books including historical and nature topics for children. Fun in the Park Wed 17 Jul. 1 4pm. Free. llowden Park. llowden. Livingston. (11506 433634. West l.otlliati Playschemcs Association host another fun-packed day of family activities including a mobile adventure course and a mini beast safari.

Make-up Workshop Thu 18 Jul. 10am noon & 1 3pm. £7. Byre 'l‘heatre. Abbey Street. St Andrews. 01334 475000. Ages over 8. Susan .\1c(‘lyiiiont from make-tip company Mctamorlacc helps you to ti'ansfortii your face.


Monsters in my Wardrobe Mon 8 Jul. 10.30am. £2. l.inlithgow Academy. Brachead Road. l.inlithgow. (11506 433634. Ages 5 12. A young boy is terrified of things that go bump in the night. and especially his looming wardrobe. 'l'o confront his fear. he enters the wardrobe and embarks on a magical

journey in this acclaimed production

from Blueboat Puppet (‘otiipanyz Monsters in my Wardrobe Mon 8 Jul. 2pm. £2. Regal ('oiiiiiiunity 'liheatre. South Bridge Street. Bathgate. (115(16 4.3.3634. Ang 5 12. See l.inlithgow.

Rapunzel Tue 9 Jill. 2.30 3.30pm. £5 (£4 ). Hyre 'l'heatre. Abbey Street. St Andrew s. 01334 475000. Ages 5 9. When a beautiful. young maiden is imprisoned in a high tower. a handsome prince embarks on a quest to save her. lidinburgh Puppet 1.ab bring this classic fairytale to life using exuberant storytelling. beautiful masks and colourful puppetry.

Magic Bob Thu 1 1 Jul. 1 1am noon. £5 (£4). Hyi'e 'l'heatre. Abbey Street. St .Atldl'c‘Ws. (1155—1 475001). Ages over .5. Prepare to be amazed as Magic Hob performs a host of tricks.

The Singing Kettle’s Jungle Party Fri 12 Sun 14 Jul. Fri 2pm:

Sat Sun noon & 3pm. £9 (£7); family ticket £25. Whitehall 'l‘heatre. Hellfield Street. Dundee. 01382 434940. See (ilasgow.

Aladdin Sat 13 Jul. 1 latii 6’; 1pm. £4 (£2.50). Paisley Arts (‘cntre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Ages 5 9. Jack ()‘l.anterii Puppets present their shadow puppet adaptation of the rags to riches tale.

Monsters in my Wardrobe Tue 16 Jul. 2.30 3.30pm. £5 (£4). Byre 'l’heatre. Abbey Street. St Andrews. 01334 475000. Ages 5 12. See l.inlithgow.

Ahoy There! It’s the Happy Gang Wed 17 Jul. 2.30pm. £6: four tickets for £22. Dundee Rep. 'l‘ay Square. Dundee. 01382 223530. Shiver me timbers. the Happy (lung are back with another musical spectacular. Those happy fellows have been recruited by ('aptain 'l'herak to sail the seven seas in search of treasure for children the world over. Not everything goes to plan as the seas turn stormy. but the gaiig are always ready to man the decks with their sea-shanties. slapstick and musical mayhem.

Spot’s Birthday Party Wed 17 Sat 20 Jul. 1 lam & 2pm. £9 (£7): family ticket £25. Adam Smith 'l’heatre. Hennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Ages 2 6. See photo caption. The International Purves Puppets Biggai' Puppet 'l‘heatre. Bt'ottgliton Road. (11899 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 next two weeks

The Magical Princess Sat 6. Mon 8 Wed 10 Jul. 2pm. A l'krainian folktale about Andreas. a brave adventurer w ho tries to save his beautiful princess from the wicked 'l‘sai‘. Pips and Panda in Circusland Fri 12 & Tue 16 Jul. 11am; Sat 13 Jul. 2pm. Ages up to 7. An unusual basket sets off a mysterious chain of events for famous duo as they encounter Jiffy and Jaffy the funny geese and Sugar the dancing horse w hen they spend a day at the circus.

Nessie Meets Morag Thu 18 Jul. 2pm. Ages over 7. Nessie the Loch Ness monster hears rumours of a strange intruder with a red beard and sets off on an adventure to uncover the truth.