FORGET Glastonbury and T in the Park . . . youngsters are getting their very own festival at Braehead this summer.
The shopping centre, in Renfrew, is playing host to a free Summer Festival which is packed with music, arts and crafts and other activities for kids aged between three and 10.
The festival, in the central atrium, runs every day from tomorrow until Friday, July 20, between noon and 4pm.
Nine-year-old Linwood girl Erin Hart and her seven-year-old sister Kayla visited Braehead to get tuned up for the big event.
Youngsters can check out the Let’s Make Music Tent, where they can learn to play various instruments and even make their own instruments from recycled junk to take home.
The Let’s Get Crafty Tent will have kids making all sorts of arts and crafts, including ‘wish flags,’ which will be later strung up in a display for everyone to admire. They can also design a windmill, enjoy sand crafts and make models from egg boxes, clothes pegs and plastic cups.
There’s also the Body Art Tent for kids who want to look great. It will feature face painting and temporary tattoos.
A Let’s Play Games and Movement area is also being created, where youngsters can take part in games such as petanque in a sand-filled box or play with hula hoops and ribbons on sticks.
Braehead’s marketing manager, Lydia Brown, said: “The grown-ups love their music festivals at this time of year but there’s no reason why youngsters can’t get in on the act and join in the fun.
“And there’s one major benefit of the Braehead Summer Festival – there’s no chance of pouring rain making the ground all muddy inside the mall!
“The weather outside might not have been very summer-like of late but the kids can have a great time by taking part in our free Summer Festival inside.”