Bounc­ing about at Ex­change

Bungee tram­po­lines prove a big hit for the kids

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Edel Ke­nealy

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

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