Many schools are closed on Thursday because they are being used as polling places.

The counts won't start until late in the here are five OTHER things to do with your kids on Thursday (AFTER you have voted, of course...)


There's this mouse, right, and it's really, really hungry. So when it gets wind of three bakers making a specially ordered cake, it heads straight for them and the bakers' plans - and their cakes - go right out of the window...

Grinagog, the brilliant creators of The Pokey Hat (surely the world's first theatre show in an ice cream van?) and Little Ulla are back with The Edibles, a tempting tale of comedy mayhem set in a cake shop.

The Edibles has been specially created for 3-7 year olds and young people with additional support needs. With a mix of original songs, physical comedy and loveable puppets, audiences are in for a tasty treat.....

It's on at Platform (The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow, G34 9DU) on Thursday, at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £4.50 concessions, and it runs until Saturday at Platform and then tours to venues nationwide thereafter. Visit for more details.


There's a good one on at Scotland Street School Museum (225 Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 8QB) all about young people's views of poverty in Scotland. Called The Art of Getting By, it has been put together by young people from Glasgow and Aberdeen, and is supported by students from Glasgow School of Art.

More than 200,000 children live in poverty in Scotland; this thought-provoking exhibition is the result of young people using art as a medium to explore the issue and to call for action.

It's on all day, from 10am until 5pm and admission is free. The exhibition runs until May 17. Call 0141 444 8678 or visit www. for more details.


Inspired workshop which brings parents and toddlers together to dance. Grown-ups learn salsa, cha cha, bachata, merengue, ballet, swing, boogie and belly, while wee ones benefit from dancing along and socialising with new friends.

It's on at Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church (Observatory Road, Glasgow, G12 9AR) and costs £7, or £30 for a family signing up for a six week block. Siblings are welcome and free. Call 0141 334 2788 for more details.


Space science, in fact, at Glasgow Science Centre's Planetarium. Stargazers, which starts at 1pm, explores the night sky above Glasgow and from the countryside.

Learn how to find your way around the sky using the stars, spot seasonal constellations, discover why the moon appears to change shape- and identify other naked-eye objects you can find in the sky for yourself!

It's suitable for the under-sevens, but make sure you arrive early and explore the rest of the Science Centre's Science Mall as the planetarium ticket (£2.50) is an add-on to the main centre admission ticket which costs £10.50 for adults and £8.50 for children. Visit or call 0141 420 5000 for more information.


If the weather's good, have some free fun on Glasgow Green.

It has a pirate-ship playpark for younger kids and a ropes-and-towers park for older ones (and there's the People's Palace museum, which is free to enter, in case it rains.)

You can admire Nelson's column (the first monument in Britain to be erected in his honour) and the spectacular Doulton Fountain, which was moved to the Green in 1890 after the 1888 International Exhibition in Kelvingrove and has since undergone a £5m refurbishment. There are riverside walks, plenty of space to play and the chance to spot some of the city's heavy horses, who are stabled and exercised here daily.