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EVENTS FOR 2018


To make a booking, please telephone us on 0141 956 6100
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*Please note that any cancellations, made by yourself or events of facility bookings, will receive a FULL refund providing it is 14 days or more prior to the date.  Any cancellation within 14 days will not receive any refund*

 

 

 

 

 

 

**MUGDOCK CASTLE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC**

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Mugdock Castle Tower will be open to the public from May 2018, 2-4pm and most weekends thereafter, through until the end of September. Please call 0141 956 6100 or check our website to confirm a specific date in advance. Adults £2, Children £1.50, under 5’s free.

 

 

September 2018

 

Cinema Club: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Monday 3rd September, 7.30pm at Mugdock Theatre

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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. Booking essential, 0141 956 6100. Cost £4 each.

Bats Abound, Milton of Campsie

Tuesday 4th September 8pm – 9.30pm

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Come along and be amazed by the wonderful bats that make their summer home in and around our local woodlands from perky Pipistrelles to dashing Daubentons. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £5 each.

 

Lets Dance - Weekly Workshops

Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th September at Mugdock

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Dance classes for children and adults. Visit our website at www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk or telephone Lorna Pickford on 01360 551689/07500213473.

Come and try Conservation Volunteering, Kirkintilloch

Saturday 8th September 10.30am – 12pm

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Wear your wellies and help take care of Merkland Local Nature Reserve. Minimum age 10yrs, 10-15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Free.

 

Have a go Longbow 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Sunday 9th September at 2pm in the Walled Garden at Mugdock

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Take a shot at medieval archery with the Green Hollow Bowmen in the Walled Garden. Watch the demonstration at 2pm or turn up and join in at any time. Cost £1 each.

Felt Brooches and More...Adult Workshop 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Sunday 9th September, 10.30am – 1.30pm at Mugdock

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Join Lucy to hand stitch at least two lovely felt items, choose from brooches, keyrings, bookmarks or a coaster. Suitable for beginner sewers.

All materials for about 4 items are included in the price as is a piece of cake and a hot or cold drink, making is thirsty work. £22.50 per person Get in touch with Lucy for more details. lucy@lucyjacksondesigns.com or 07432691914.

Doors Open Day

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September

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Come and see inside the Castle tower and climb the stairs to the top and look out at the fantastic views over Mugdock Country Park and beyond. FREE for doors open day.

 

Forest School, Mugdock – Surviving the Wilds!

Sunday 16th September 2pm – 4pm

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Shelters, fire, cooking, water gathering. All skills necessary for life in the wild. Come along and learn some of these skills with the Forest Schools Ranger. Outdoor activities for 13-16 year olds. Booking essential 0141 956 6100.Cost £7 each.

 

Cinema Club: Hacksaw Ridge 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Monday 17th September at 7.30pm at Mugdock Theatre

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The true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who won the Congressional Medal of Honour despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £4 each.

 

Walk – Lenzie Moss Wildlife and History

Wednesday 19th September 6.30pm – 8pm

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A Ranger led walk discovering the interesting cultural and natural history of one of East Dunbartonshire’s diverse Local Nature Reserves. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £5 each.

 

Lads ‘n’ Dads: Outdoor Survival

Friday 21st September 1pm – 3:30pm

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Learn bushcraft skills with the Ranger Service and make some memories on this woodland adventure afternoon. Have a go at skills such as animal tracking, shelter building. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £15 for one adult and one child.

 

Forest School, Mugdock – A Saw and a Branch

Sunday 23rd September 2pm – 4pm

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It’s amazing what can be made from a tree branch and a saw. Come along with the Forest School Ranger and make something to take away with you. Outdoor activities for 8-12 year olds. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £7each.

 

Fungus Amungus, Lenzie

Saturday 29th September 2pm – 3.30pm

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Find out about the mushrooms and fungi that pop up around us at this time of year. Marvel at their different colours and shapes as we rustle for Russulas, burrow for Boletus and wander for Waxcaps on this autumnal walk. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £5 each.

 

MoSSFest at Mugdock: Science Fun for Everyone 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Sunday 30th September at 11am – 4pm

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Meet the Scientists! Indoor and outdoor science experiments for all ages. For more details, visit @mossfest on twitter facebook.com/mossfestscotland/. This is a FREE event.

 

Ranger Led Fungi Walk at MoSSFest

Sunday 30th September at 2pm – 3pm

Ranger led Fungi walk around the Park. Fun for all the family. Booking essential, 0141 956 6100. Cost £3 each.

 

Doors Open Day

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September

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Come and see inside the Castle tower and climb the stairs to the top and look out at the fantastic views over Mugdock Country Park and beyond. FREE for doors open day.

 

Forest School, Mugdock – Surviving the Wilds!

Sunday 16th September 2pm – 4pm

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Shelters, fire, cooking, water gathering. All skills necessary for life in the wild. Come along and learn some of these skills with the Forest Schools Ranger. Outdoor activities for 13-16 year olds. Booking essential 0141 956 6100.Cost £7 each.

 

Cinema Club: Hacksaw Ridge 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Monday 17th September at 7.30pm at Mugdock Theatre

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The true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who won the Congressional Medal of Honour despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £4 each.

 

Walk – Lenzie Moss Wildlife and History

Wednesday 19th September 6.30pm – 8pm

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A Ranger led walk discovering the interesting cultural and natural history of one of East Dunbartonshire’s diverse Local Nature Reserves. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £5 each.

 

Lads ‘n’ Dads: Outdoor Survival

Friday 21st September 1pm – 3:30pm

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Learn bushcraft skills with the Ranger Service and make some memories on this woodland adventure afternoon. Have a go at skills such as animal tracking, shelter building. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £15 for one adult and one child.

 

Forest School, Mugdock – A Saw and a Branch

Sunday 23rd September 2pm – 4pm

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It’s amazing what can be made from a tree branch and a saw. Come along with the Forest School Ranger and make something to take away with you. Outdoor activities for 8-12 year olds. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £7each.

 

Fungus Amungus, Lenzie

Saturday 29th September 2pm – 3.30pm

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Find out about the mushrooms and fungi that pop up around us at this time of year. Marvel at their different colours and shapes as we rustle for Russulas, burrow for Boletus and wander for Waxcaps on this autumnal walk. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £5 each.

 

MoSSFest at Mugdock: Science Fun for Everyone 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Sunday 30th September at 11am – 4pm

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Meet the Scientists! Indoor and outdoor science experiments for all ages. For more details, visit @mossfest on twitter facebook.com/mossfestscotland/. This is a FREE event.

 

Ranger Led Fungi Walk at MoSSFest

Sunday 30th September at 2pm – 3pm

Ranger led Fungi walk around the Park. Fun for all the family. Booking essential, 0141 956 6100. Cost £3 each.

 

 

October 2018

 

Cinema Club: Mrs Miniver 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Monday 1st October, 7.30pm at Mugdock Theatre

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A moving drama about a middle-class English family learning to cope with war, told in a series of dramatic vignettes. The family, headed by the lovely and gracious matriarch, endures the departure of the father for the beaches at Dunkirk, the discovery of a wounded Nazi pilot, the death of the daughter-in-law in an air raid, and the entry of the son into the Royal Air Force. Booking essential, 0141 956 6100. Cost £4 each

 

Lets Dance - Weekly Workshops

Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 24th & 31st October at Mugdock

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Dance classes for children and adults. Visit our website at www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk or telephone Lorna Pickford on 01360 551689/07500213473.

Fungi on the Hill, Twechar

Sunday 7th October 2pm – 3:30pm

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Discover the multitude of woodland and grassland fungi species to be found on and around the historic site of Barhill in Twechar. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £5 each.

 

Come and try Conservation Volunteering, Kirkintilloch

Saturday 13th October 10.30am – 12pm

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Wear your wellies and help take care of Merkland Local Nature Reserve. Minimum age 10yrs, 10-15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Free.

 

Forest School, Mugdock – Mud, Leaves and Friendly Trees

Sunday 14th October 2pm – 4pm

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Enjoy getting mucky and using your imagination with some Forest School activities in the Country Park’s beautiful woodlands. Outdoor activities for 8-12 year olds. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £7 each.

 

Have a go Longbow 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Sunday 14th October at 2pm in the Walled Garden at Mugdock

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Take a shot at medieval archery with the Green Hollow Bowmen in the Walled Garden. Watch the demonstration at 2pm or turn up and join in at any time. Cost £1 each.

Mugdock Sensational Safari: Autumnal Antics!

Tuesday 16th October 1pm – 4pm

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Calling all active 8-12 year olds! Join the Ranger Service and look for the signs of autumn and how plants and animals prepare for winter on this 3 hour fun afternoon both indoors and out. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £10 each.

 

Mugdock Sensational Safari: Woodlands, Water & Wellies!

Thursday 18th October 1pm – 4pm

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Calling all active 8-12 year olds! Pull on your wellies and explore the woodlands and streams of the Country Park on this 3 hour adventure with the Ranger Service. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £10 each.

 

Build a Harry Potter Birch Broom at Lenzie Moss

Friday 19th October 1pm – 3pm

Birch trees are being removed from Lenzie Moss to help the bog areas become boggy again. So let’s put the birch to good use and make a broom to fly to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Join in anytime, the Ranger Service and Friends of Lenzie Moss will be there to assist you. Follow the signs from the moss end of Lenzie Railway Station car park. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost £1 each.

 

Forest School, Mugdock – Whittling for Wee Folk

Sunday 21st October 2pm – 4pm

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What will you make? A kazoo, a whistle or a chicken. Try your hand at the ancient art of whittling on this Forest School session. Outdoor activities for 8-12 year olds. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £7 each.

 

Cinema Club: Allied 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Monday 22nd October, 7.30pm at Mugdock Theatre

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Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) and Marianne Beauséjour (Marion Cotillard) are World War II operatives who never reveal their true identities. After falling in love during a risky mission, they hope to leave all that double-dealing behind them and start new lives. Instead, suspicion and danger envelop their marriage as both husband and wife become pitted against each other in an escalating, potentially lethal test that has global consequences. Booking essential, 0141 956 6100. Cost £4 each

 

Stargazing at Mugdock: Full Moon

Wednesday 24th October 7pm – 8:30pm

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Learn about all things lunar from caters to moon landings, then go outside to look at the full moon. Indoor presentation if weather is bad. Minimum age 7yrs. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £5 each.

 

FIZZGIG FRIGHT NIGHT at Mugdock

Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Wednesday 31st October at various times

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FEAR, a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger. Sometimes Evil. Sometimes Pain. Sometimes Real. Sometimes Imagined.

We will take you to a secret location...You will step out of the bus....And the games will begin....Feeling the FEAR yet? Mmmmmmm.! See you there ..... if you dare! Booking essential, 0141 956 6100. Cost £14 adults and £8 for children (must be 7 or over).

 

Junior Halloween Fun at Mugdock

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October, 10.30 -11.45am & 12.30 -1.45pm & 2.30 -3.45pm.

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Following on from the success of last year's event, Fizzgig are back with their mix of outdoor and indoor Halloween fun! Join us for a bit of storytelling, a spooky dook for apples, throw some shapes to scary monster music, and for the very brave, a hunt in the woods for old Fossilnose the Witch! Suitable for Ages 3-7 years. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. £5 for everyone (limited places).

 

Children’s Cinema: Hocus Pocus (PG) 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Sunday 28th October, 11am at Mugdock Theatre

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Three hundred years after they were sentenced to die in Salem, a trio of witches return to gain their revenge. Terrorising the town's trick-or-treaters on Halloween, riding on vacuum cleaners instead of broomsticks, the only thing that can stop them is a black cat - in fact a boy who was turned into feline form on the day of the witches' original execution. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £3 each.

 

Pedal Along With Nature

Sunday 28th October 1pm – 3pm

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Pedal through the district on this family friendly Ranger led bike ride, discovering our fantastic wildlife along the way. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £5.

 

November 2018

 

Stargazing at Mugdock

Friday 2nd November 7pm – 8:30pm

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Learn some fascinating facts about space then search the November skies for winter constellations and planets. Indoor presentation if weather is bad. Minimum age 7yrs. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £5 each.

 

Mugdock Makkers Christmas Shopping Day

Friday 2nd November 2018, 11am – 7.30pm

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You are invited to join the Makkers for our Christmas shopping day, we will have extended opening hours until 7.30pm and you can save 10% off all purchases as well as picking up some special gifts for customers too. (Discount excludes Gift Vouchers, and special gifts while stocks last)

 

Cinema Club: Bonnie and Clyde 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Monday 5th November, 7.30pm at Mugdock Theatre

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Small-time crook Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) tries to steal a car and winds up with its owner's daughter, dissatisfied small-town girl Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway). Their crimes quickly spiral from petty theft to bank robbery, but tensions between the couple and the other members of their gang--hapless driver C.W. (Michael J. Pollard), Clyde's suave older brother Buck (Gene Hackman) and Buck's flibbertigibbet wife, Blanche (Estelle Parsons) --could destroy them all. Booking essential, 0141 956 6100. Cost £4 each.

 

Lets Dance - Weekly Workshops

Wednesday 7th, 14th 21st & 28th November at Mugdock

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Dance classes for children and adults. Visit our website at www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk or telephone Lorna Pickford on 01360 551689/07500213473.

Come and Try Conservation Volunteering, Kirkintilloch

Saturday 10th November 10.30am – 12pm

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Wear your wellies and help take care of Merkland Local Nature Reserve. Minimum age 10yrs, 10-15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Free.

 

 

Mugdock through the Ages

Sunday 11th November 2pm – 3.30pm

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Discover Mugdock’s fascinating cultural and natural history on this slide show in the comfort of Mugdock’s wonderful wee cinema. Booking essential. 0141 956 6100. Cost £5 each.

 

Felt Brooches and More...Adult Workshop 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Sunday 11th November, 10.30am – 1.30pm at Mugdock

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Join Lucy to hand stitch at least two lovely felt items, choose from brooches, keyrings, bookmarks or a coaster. Suitable for beginner sewers.  All materials for about 4 items are included in the price as is a piece of cake and a hot or cold drink, making is thirsty work. £22.50 per person Get in touch with Lucy for more details. lucy@lucyjacksondesigns.com or 07432691914.

 

Forest School, Mugdock Crafty Goings On!

Sunday 18th November 2pm – 4pm

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Try your hand at getting crafty with what natural things you find in the woods. Outdoor activities for 8-12 year olds. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £7 each.

 

Cinema Club: Memphis Belle 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Monday 19th November, 7.30pm at Mugdock Theatre

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At a U.S. Army Air Force base in England, the crew members of B-17 bomber Memphis Belle prepare for their 25th and final sortie into enemy German territory. Bomber Capt. Dennis Dearborn (Matthew Modine) knows the mission is a dangerous one, but he's under pressure from Army public relations man Lt. Col. Bruce Derringer (John Lithgow) to earn a decisive victory for the Allies. Now, the Memphis Belle prepares to take flight as apprehension and dissention grow among Dearborn's crew. Booking essential, 0141 956 6100. Cost £4 each.

 

Christmas at Mugdock 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Saturday 24th November, Light Switch On at 5pm (start time tbc, check out our website and facebook page)

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Come and get into the Christmas spirit and pick up some presents, enjoy some refreshments, children’s activities and more.

 

Children’s Cinema: Arthur Christmas (U) 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Sunday 25th November, 11am at Mugdock Theatre

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Everyone knows that, each Christmas, Santa Claus delivers presents to every last child on Earth. What everyone doesn't know is that Santa accomplishes the feat with a very high-tech operation beneath the North Pole. But when the unthinkable happens, and Santa misses one child out of hundreds of millions, someone has to save the day. It's up to Arthur (James McAvoy), Santa's youngest son, to deliver a present to the forgotten tyke before Christmas morning dawns. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £3 each.

 

Walk – Lennoxtown, History all Around

Sunday 25th November 2pm – 4pm

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Lennoxtown, nestled in at the foot of the Campsie Fells, is steeped in history. Come along on this guided walk with the Ranger service and find out some fascinating facts about the old town. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £5 each.

 

December 2018

 

Panto: Fizzgig Theatre present ALLADIN 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Saturday 1st December to Friday 28th December, various times.

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Poor Dame Bunty Bubbles is going to lose her job. She is the owner of the “Burst your Bubble ” Laundrette and for some reason she keeps losing her customers socks. Can her loyal son, Aladdin, keep her afloat? How can an old lamp possibly help? Maybe three wishes will do the trick? And where are the lost socks? Join Fizzgig for another of their hysterical family Pantos. One hour of sheer fun and fizzgiggles!! Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £11 adults and £7 children.

 

Winter Tree ID, Mugdock

Sunday 2nd December 2pm – 4pm

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Come along with the Ranger and learn all about Mugdock’s trees in their winter guise on this walk through the diverse habitats and landscapes of the Country Park. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £5 each.

 

Cinema Club: Miracle on 34th Street 483px-Wheelchair_symbol.svg[1]

Monday 3rd December, 7.30pm at Mugdock Theatre

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Six-year-old Susan Walker (Mara Wilson) is skeptical of the Christmas myth surrounding Santa Claus, a trait she perhaps learned from her mother, Dorey (Elizabeth Perkins). When tasked with hiring the Santa who will pose with kids at Macy's, Dorey enlists a man with the curious name of Kris Kringle (Richard Attenborough) who claims to be Santa himself. His assertions are met with scoffs and threats of institutionalization, but a young lawyer, along with Susan and Dorey, comes to his defence. Booking essential, 0141 956 6100. Cost £4 each.

 

Lets Dance - Weekly Workshops

Wednesday 5th, 12 & 19th December at Mugdock

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Dance classes for children and adults. Visit our website at www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk or telephone Lorna Pickford on 01360 551689/07500213473.

 

Come and Try Conservation Volunteering, Kirkintilloch

Saturday 8th December 10.30am – 12pm

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Wear your wellies and help take care of Merkland Local Nature Reserve. Minimum age 10yrs, 10-15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Free.

 

Marvellous Meteors, Mugdock – No Children Required!

Thursday 13th December 7.30pm – 9.30pm

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Find out all about the Geminid Meteor Shower with the Ranger Service. A short talk followed by a chance to search the December skies for one of the greatest natural firework displays of the year. Slide talk if the weather is bad. Not suitable for children. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £5 each.

 

Forest School, Mugdock – Wild Woodland Orienteering

Sunday 16th December 2pm – 4pm

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Discover the exciting world of orienteering, on this woodland based course with the Forest School Ranger. Outdoor activities for 8-12 year olds. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £7 each.

 

 



 

 

 
WHAT’S ON AT MUGDOCK MAY TO AUGUST  2017
WHAT’S ON AT MUGDOCK MAY TO AUGUST  2017