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Activities And Fun

Printed Faces Thu 18 Jul. 1 [am 1pm & 2~»4pm. £3. Lillie Art (iallery. Station Road. Milngavie. 578 8847. Advance booking required. Ages 8—12. (‘reate a special print when you transform a drawing into a monoprint.

Pirate Magic Shows Thu 18 Jul. Thu 25 Jul. Thu 1 Aug. 2.30—3.30pm. £4.50 (£3.25). The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour. 100 Stobcross Road. 222 25 I 3. The (ilenlee's friendly pirate Jolly Roger entertains with magical mayhem.

Fun Books Fri 19 Jul. 11am--Ipm & 2-4pm. £3. Lillie Art Gallery. Station Road. Milngavie. 578 8847. Advance booking required. Ages 8 .12. Stories come to life when you record it in the artist hook. Endangered Species Face Painting Sat 20 & Sat 27 Jtil. 11am—3pm. £5.50~-£14 (£4 --£|0). (ilasgovv Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000. Find otit more about illegal trade in wildlife before having your face painted as a tiger. rhino. gorilla. or even sparkly dolphin.

Back to School for Summer! Sun 21 Jul. 2- 3pm. Free. Scotland Street School Museum. Museum ()f liducation. 225 Scotland Street. 287 0500. Join teacher Miss Baxter for a living history class set in Victorian times. Arrive 15 minutes early to dress tip in period costume before seeing props. a genuine gas mask and the dreaded belt.

Family Fun Afternoon Sun 21 Jul. Sun 28 Jul. 2--3.30pm. £1.80 (£1.20). Rutherglen Pool. 44 (ireenhill Road. Rutherglen. 647 4530. Ftiii for all ages on the new inflatable.

Children’s Summer Art Class Mon 22—-Fri 26 Jul 8; Mon 29' Thu 1 Aug. 10am- noon. £3.50 per day. (iIasgow Botanic (iardens. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Advance booking required. Ages 8-- I 2. Improve your creative techniques at this summer art class hosted by a professional art teacher.

Expressive Jewellery Tue 23 Jul. IIaiii—Ipiii 8; 2 4pm. £3. Lillie Art (iallery. Station Road. Miliigav ie. 578 8847. Advance booking required. Ages

8— 12. Let your imagination run riot as you create individual pieces of jewellery using wire and beads.

Frame Workshop Tue 2.3 Jul. 1 Iain. £3. Pollok House. l’oIIok ('otintry Park. 2060 I’ollokshaws Road. 616 6410. Ages 7—1 1. Bring along a photo to make a framed portrait of your pet or favourite animal.

Pirate Parties Tue 23 Jul & Tue 30 Jul. 2—3.30pm. £4.50 (£3.25). The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour. 100 Stobcross Road. 222 2513. Walk the plank and track down hidden treasure in this pirate-themed day. Wild in the City Wed 24 Jul. 10am—3.30pm. Kelvingrove Park. ()tago Street. 334 6363. Find otit more about the variety of wildlife in the park at this biodiversity -themed family day.

Funny Faces Thu 25 Jul. 1 1am 1pm & 2—4pm. £3. Lillie Art (iallery. Station Road. .‘inlngavie. 578 8847. Advance booking required. Ages 8--12. Make a mask which can change shape into a dinosaur. dragon. Iiin or a cloud.

High Flying Art Fri 26 Jul. 1 lam 1pm 8; 2-«4pni. £3. Lillie Art Gallery. Station Road. Milngavic. 578 8847. Advance booking required. Ages 8 12. Design and make your own kite and set it soaring on the next blustery day.

Jam Tarts Tue 30 Jul. 1 lam. £3. I’ollok IIouse. I’oIIok Country Park. 2060 I’ollokshaws Road. 616 6410. Ages 3 7. Make like the Knavc of Hearts and bake some traditional jam tarts.

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National Playday Wed 31 Jul

1 1am 4pm. (‘iIasgow (ii‘eeii. (ireendy ke Street. 287 5529. A day of family play and children's games aimed at ages 5 12.


Spider-Man (121Sat 27 Jul. 2.30pm. £2.25 (family ticket £9). (ilasgovv Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Film Index.

Human Body lI’(i i; Everest (1' i: Dolphins (t' i; Into The Deep (1'). times vary. check Film listings for showing times. £5 (£3.50). IMAX Theatre. (ilasgovv Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000.


The Quest of Derik Fri Isi—Stii 20 Jul. 7.15pm. £3. Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 332 9000. A family show devised and developed by the young people taking part in Scottish ()pera's summer school. The performance is based on the theme of (iermanic myth and includes a host of colourful characters such as King Ilarold Bluetooth. dragons and sea monsters and the Spirits of the Stream.


Children’s Storytime Sat 20 & Sat 27 Jul. 1 lam. Free. Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Storytime in the Kids' Department.

Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Mtiseum ()f Scotland. 2 ('hambers Street. 247 4219. Free. 'I‘en-minute talks for children held every Sat and Sun at 2.30pm.

The Dino Dig I'ntil Sun 21 Jul.

Mon Sat I lam. 1.15pm & 3pm: Sun 1.15pm & 3pm. £1. Royal Museum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Advance booking required. Ages over 8. Venture back in time to tincov er mysterious fossils and maybe dig up a dinosaur.

Futuristic Modroc Frames Thu 18’ Jul. 10am Ipiii. Free with eshibition ticket. City Art (‘entre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. Advance booking required. Ages 7 I2. I’sing lots of imagination and varied materials. create unusual and futuristic modroc frames.

Swimming Nature Summer Fast Track Course l'ntil Fri 23 Aug.

£45 £90. Aquatic ('cntre. I'niv'ersity of Edinburgh. St Leonard's Road. 0870 901) 8002. Swimming Nature launches a new branch in Iidiiiburgh with a series of fast track courses.

Tea Party Fri 19 ck Fri 26 Jul. 2pm. Borders Books. Full 26. Fort Kinnaird Retail Park. 657 4041. Themed lea parties from A Teddy Bears' I’icnic to Ilarry Potter.

Teddy Bears Picnic Sun 21 Jul. 1—3pni. Free. I‘Io1)'rood Park. 556 1761. Advance booking required. Iixplore the park from a Teddy ‘s point of view on this guided walk.

Biscuit Tin Photography Mon 22—Fri 26 Jul. I0am—I2.30pm. £3. Broughton Iliin School. 1 (‘arrington Road. 550 6818. Suitable for older primary school children. (‘reate your own photographs tisiiig a simple camera. Show Us Your Tongue, Mister Mon 22 Fri 26 Jul. 10am noon &

1.30pm 3.30pm. £2. Various Venues. 550 6818. Advance booking required. Ages

10 12. The community centres on this tour are Btirdiehouse/Southhouse (Mon 22 Jul). ('Iovenstone (Tue 23 Jul 1. ('alton (Wed 24 Jul). Bingliam (Thu 25 Jul 1. and ('i'aigroyston (Fri 26 Jul 1. See photo caption.

Cardboard Robots 'l‘liu 25 a Tue 30 Jul. 10am noon. Free with exhibition ticket. ('ity Art (‘entrc. 2 Market Street. 52‘) 3993. Advance booking required. Ages 7 10. Make realistic or wacky robots tisiiig cardboard and lots of imagination. Cavalcade Crazy Mon 29 Jul Fri 2 Aug. 1 3pm. £5. Broughton Iliin School. I (‘arringtoii Road. 5506818. Advance

Show Us Your Tongue, Mister Mon 22—Fri 26 Jul. thm—noon 8.


t.30pm—3.30pm. £2. Various venues (see listings). Edinburgh. 0131 5:30 6818. Ages 10—12. Advance booking FGQUII'ed. Ivlake like the All Blacks and learn the ‘Haka' with the help of lvlika. The Maori showman and his dancers Will share their skills in the Haka and Hula around local community centres in the week leading

up to their festival SI’lOW. Mika HAKA.

booking required. Be part of the Festival ('av'alcade by helping to btiild a p1ay4il lloat for the annual procession along Princes Street.

Back to the Stone Age Wed 31 Jul. 2 3.30pm. £1. New hailes. .‘vltisselburgh. 653 5595. Try your hand at lire-making and other stone age survival skills.


The Dream Concert Summertime Special Fri I9Jti1. 2pm. £5. St Brides ('entre. 10 (he ell Terrace. 346 I405. Boogie on down to the sounds of Kylie. Britney. S('1ub. Robbie. Will and Gareth at this summer tribute esti'avagan/a.


The Singing Kettle’s Jungle Party Thu 18 Sun 21 Jt11.'Iillt1 2pm: Fri ck Sat 11am tk 2pm: Stiii noon & 3pm. £9 (£7). Festival Theatre. 13 29 Nicolsoii Street. 529 6000. Dress tip as your favourite wild animal and join the KettIers with nevv member Kevin for a tropical adventure with giraffes. chimps and Iioiis galore.


Hero Worship t'ntil Sat 28 Sep. Fl'L‘L‘. Museum ()f('hi1dhood. 42 Iliin Street. 52‘) 4142. ('hiIdi‘en’s heroes from past and present including I)av ic (‘i'ocketL Shirley Temple and Luke Sky vvalkci' are celebrated in this exhibition.

This Book Belongs to Me t'niil Thu 31 ()ct. National Library ()1' Scotland. (ieorge IV Bridge. 226 453 I. Ii\p1tit'c the exciting and colourful world of children's books from the original 17th century Tom Thumb to the latest Harry Potter blockbuster. livery Fri and Stiii

(2.30 3.15pm 5.- 3.30 4.l5pm) Scottish storytellers bring children's stories to life. Walking with Dinosaurs t'ntil Sun 8 Sep. £8.95 (£5.50 £6.50); famin ticket £16.95 £29. Dynamic Iiarth. IIonrood Road. 550 7800. Iixpei'ience the magic of BB("s acclaimed series Hit/king wit/i I)ino.vuur.v. This c\hibitioii takes you behind the scenes of production and explores how dinosaurs lived. died and how the BB(‘ brought them to life.


Children’s Storytime Sat 30 & Sun 21 Jul. Sat 27 & Stiii 28 Jtil. noon & 2pm. Borders Books. [hit 26. Fort Kiniiaii'd Retail Park. 657 4041. Storytime in the Kids‘ Department.

Mairi Hedderwick Well 24 Jul. 1.30pm. Free. National Library Of Scotland. (ieorgc I\' Bridge. 2264531. Ages over 6. The creator of Katie Morag talks about how picture books are made. Who knows. 'l‘ii'esontc Ted may even put in an appearance.

Well-versed! A Poetry Book Bonanza Thu 25 Jul. 2 3.30pm. Free.

Scottish l’oetry Library. 5 (’richton’s ('Iosc. ('anoiigate. 557 2876. Advance booking required. Ages 8 10. Immerse yourself in a day of ftiii book-related

activ itics including a well-versed mm and perlormance poetry.

Outside the Cities

Activities And Fun

Children’s Week l‘niil Fri 19 Jul. £4.50 (£3.50); family ticket £12.50. (‘til/ean ('astle and (‘otintry I’ai‘k. May bole. 01655 884400. Annual week-long series of events for children aged 6 12. during which they can join the Young Naturalists ('Itib and ('astlc(’1ub. No adults allowed? Granny’s Games Thu 18 Jul. 12.30pm. 1.30pm & 2.30pm. £tbc. Low I’arks Museum. 129 Muir Street. Ilaiiiilton. 01698 328232. (‘ome and find otit what your granny did when she was your age. what games she play ed and vv hat funny words she Used.

Makeup Workshop Thu 18 Jul.

10am noon & 1 3pm. £7. Byrc Theatre. Abbey Street. St Andrew s. 01334 475000. Ages 8+. Stisan .\Ic(‘1yniont from make-up company Metainoi'face helps you to transform your face.

Levengrove Gala Day Sat 20 Jul. 10am 5pm. Free. Lev engrov e I’ark. Dumbarton. 01389 738762. Family day out with street parade. children‘s entertainment. stalls and displays.

Mask Making and Headdresses Sat 20 Jul. 12.30 3.30pm. Free. Low Parks Mtisettm. I29 Muir Street. Hamilton. 01698 328232. Make your own mask at this drop in workshop for all the family. lnsh Family Fun Days Sat 30 Jul.

2 5pm. £1 (free). RSI’B Iiiin Marshes Nattire Reserve. Ivy ('ottage. Insh. nr Kingtissie. 01540 661518. (‘ome along and enjoy a range of activities. including building a bird hos. feeding the owlets. designing badges and face painting. Mystery, Myths and Masks Sun 2| Jtil. 2 3.30pm. £1. Bowliill IIouse & ('otintry I’ai'k. Bowhill. Selkirk. 01750 22204. Find out more about the history of masks before making your own. Treasuretastic! Stiii 21 Jtil. 2 3.30pm. (‘anibtislang I’ark. Manselicld Avenue. (‘ambtislang 01355 236644. A treasure hunt with an envii'oniiicntal twist.

Art 8: Drama Mon 22 Fri 26 Jul. Ilarbour Arts (‘entrc. 1 14 l 16 Ilarbotii' Street. Irvine. 01294 274059. Ages 8 12. A week of imaginative art and drama sessions culminating in a presentation to friends and family.

Summer Winkie Workshops Mon 22 Wed 24 Jtil. 10am noon. £15. Adam Smith 'I‘heatre. Bennochy Road. Kit'kcaldy. 111592 412929. Ages 5 5. Advance booking necessary. An introduction to drama. with music. movement and mime.

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