Bouncing about at Exchange
Bungee trampolines prove a big hit for the kids
Parents seeking entertainment for youngsters in the summer holidays have leapt into Rutherglen Exchange for a host of fun activities and new shops.
The shopping centre has welcomed two new stores in recent weeks, as well as bungee trampolines. A Shelter Scotland furniture outlet and jewellers Warren James have drawn more shoppers to the centre in recent weeks.
And whilst parents have been shopping, children have been getting to grips with arts and crafts and the bungee trampolines, hosted in the centre for the first time this summer. On site on several occasions over the past few weeks, the trampolines gave children a bird’s eye view of the busy shopping centre.
The Crafting Cart has also returned to offer workshops for children every Friday afternoon.
It gives youngsters the chance to make an array of summertime goodies including sand art, jewellery badges, masks and keepsake boxes. The Rutherglen Exchange mascot, Rex, also popped into last Friday’s craft sessions when Owl Magic was also in attendance.
Children and adults had the opportunity to hold the majestic animals, which came in a number of different breeds.
Jane Cowan, centre manager, said: “Come rain or shine the summer activities at Rutherglen Exchange has kept our local and loyal customers entertained.
“It has been terrific, each day there has been something different on for the children and new shops opening have kept the parents entertained as well.”
She added: “Our customers are very loyal, so it’s lovely to bring in new events for them to really enjoy.”
Fun day Dillon Scott, five, Elliemae McKerrow, 2, and Charlie O’Rourke, 7 with the Rex Friends Kallan Reid, seven with Rio the chaco owl BungeeSix-year-old Ryan Cairns enjoys the trampoline 200717exchange_02 200717exchange_01 200717exchange_04
Tiny Harley Davidson, 8, and Eryn Bain, 12, were enthralled with these small creatures Jump Krista Smillie, 4, is all smiles on the trampoline Owl MagicHelen Lothian with Pip the barn owl 200717exchange_07 200717exchange_06 200717exchange_05