I UFA FABlllll BHILDBEN’S CIRCUS Tramway, 5 Albert Drive. Sun 7 May. 2.30pm. £7 (£5). Mon 8 May. 2.30pm. Free. Ticketline 0141 227 5511. All the way from Berlin to Glasgow, this well-travelled children’s circus drop in at Mayfest to join forces with 50 local children for a unique display of juggling, acrobatics, break-dancing and belly dancing. The free performance on Mon 8 May is part of the Voices from No Man’s Land 24 hours of performances marking the 50th Anniversary of the end of the World War II. See Mayfest listings at front of magazine for details of other

children’s events during Mayfest.

Rain or shine, our at-a-glance guide will see you through. Events are listed under outdoors or indoors columns, and then divided by city. Kids listings compiled by Ellie Carr.


Activities and Fun

I Birds Before Breakfast Mugdock Country Park. (off A81 Milngavie- Strathblane Road) 636 3043. Sun 7 May. 4.30—7am. £2. Rise with the lark and enjoy the dawn chorus followed by a hearty cooked breakfast.


Activities and Fun

I Braid Burn Clean-lip Hermitage of Braid, Braid Road. Sun 6 May. 11am—4pm. Call 529 4878 for details. Get out your wellies and help the EDC countryside rangers muck out the burn at the Hermitage. Part of Edinburgh Fling's Going Wild programme of events.

I Pumpathon Edinburgh Canal Centre.

Ratho (five mins from Edinburgh Airport). 333 1320. Strn 7 May. l-«4pm. Free. Twenty vintage lire engines perform spectacular water displays throughout the afternoon. Bouncy castle-type entertainments will also be at hand.

I The Sealed Knot: Tantallon 1650 Tantallon Castle. East Lothian. 668 8830/8686. Sat 6 May. 11am—4pm. Sun 7 May. noon—4pm. £3 (£1). Price includes entry to castle. Take a trip back in time with the Sealed Knot Society as they recreate a garrison display from 1650. when Crornwell's New Model Army invaded Scotland. and visit an exact replica of the camp where the Scots soldiers where stationed.

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Activities and Fun

I Scottish Mask and Puppet Theatre 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. 2pm. £2.50 (£1.50).

Sat 6 May Circus Spellacy. Ages 3—8. The man with the amazing name. Philip Spellacy. and his magical. musical rod and glove puppet circus.

Sat 13 May The Adventures of Peter Rabbit. Ages 3—7. The much loved tales of Beatrix Potter brought to life by [an Turbitt's accomplished band of puppeteers.


I Kidspace Kelvingr'ove Art Gallery. 221 9600. Mon—Sat. 10arn--5pm; Sun

I lam—5pm. 1‘ree. Ages 4—8. See photo caption.


I Stargate (PG) (‘annon Clar'kslon Road. Muirend. 637 2641. Sat 6 May. 10.30am. £1.60 (kids and adults). Doors open at 10am. See Film index.

I Junior (PG) Cannon Clarkston Road. Muirend. 637 2641. Sat 13 May. 10.30am. £1.60 (kids and adults). Doors open at 10am. See l-‘ilm index.


I llfa Fabric Children’s Circus Tramway. 5 Albert Drive. Sun 7 May. 2.30pm. £7 (£5). Mon 8 May. 2.30pm. Free. Ticketline 227 5511. See photo caption.

Activities and Fun

I Saturday Stories T he Nelherbow. 43 High Street. 556 9579. Sat 6 May. 2.30—4pm. £3. Ages 6—9. The rV'r'g/zrr'ugule is this week's pick from the story corner. with a chance to dabble in the paint palette rounding off the afternoon.


I Animal Magic Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. 225 7534 (ext 219). Until 11 Jun. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm; Sun noon-5pm. All ages. Free. See Art listings. Special storytelling sessions are available to nurseries and creches. Book in advance with the museum.

I Star Trek: The Exhibition City Art Centre. 2 Market St. 529 3993. 4 Feb—7 May. Mon. Tue and Sat 10am—5pm; Wed-Fri 10am—9pm and Sun noon—5pm. £3.50 (£2 kids/con); family ticket £9. See Art listings.


I Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book (Pm liilnrlrorrse. lothian Road. 226 2688. Sat 6 May. 2.30pm. .1; l .51) (thllilh £220). See l'rlrrr index.

I Homeward Bound r 1 » l‘llllllltilISL‘. l.othiarr101.111.2211 268.\.Sal l3;\1ay 2.30pm,£1.50zadrrlls12.21)).See1-ilm index.


I Peter Pan St Bride’s (‘enlre 10 ()r'well 'l'err‘ace. 346 1405. Sat 6 May. 2pm. £1. Ages 6+. 'l’he lidinburgh Puppet C‘o relay the tale of the boy who never grew up using a mix of live actors and puppets.


Actrvrtres and Fun

I Animal Tracks Cornalees Bridge Centre. (‘lyde h‘luir‘shiel Park. 01475 521458. Sat 6 May. 2pm. Become a wildlife sleuth hot on the trail of animal tracks.

I 0awn Chorus (.‘astle Sernple Centre. Clyde Muir‘shiel Regional Park. 01505 842882. Sun 14 May. Wakey. wakey. rise and shine! Get up with the lark and find out what your feathered friends have got to sing about at this unearthly hour.

I Friends of Thomas the Tank Engine Spring Weekend Bo'ness and Krnneil Railway. Union Street. Bo'ness. 01506 822298. Sat 13 and Sun 14 May. 11am-5pm (last steam train at 4pm approx). Jump on board with Thomas and his friends at this unique steam railway. Mini-fairground. face painting and children's entertainment.

I Rhododendron Bashing Castle Sernple Centre. ('lyde Muir‘shiel Regional Park. 01505 842882. Sun 14 May. meet 11am. Uproot some pesky. weedy r‘hodies with the countryside rangers.

I Treasure Hunt Cornbank School. l’enicuik. Sat 6 May. 10.30am. £2.50. Ages 3-8 lnfo from Susan Heggie on 0131 441 4491. Local children's entertainers The Happy Gang. with a musical adventure following the fortunes of Desperado Dan the pirate rrran.

I KIDSPACE Kelvingrove Art Gallery, 0141 221 9600. Mon—Sat, 103m—5pm; Sun 11am~5pm. Free. Ages 4-8. A new initiative from Glasgow Museums using bright primary colours, music, differently shaped spaces and real artworks as a way of introducing children to the idea of looking at pictures without having to traipse round the boring bits with the grown-ups.

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