Prepare for fun

EAST Renfrewshire council’s Early Years Festival is selling out fast.

The council have set aside a week dedicated to families – and it promises to be one that is full of events to tick away the hours and minutes of what could be a questionable summer.

It will cover East Ren’s pools, libraries and sports centres along with a fantastic line up of shows and workshops in Eastwood Park theatre.

Communities convener councillor Mary Montague said: “With buggy parks at all participating venues, the only thing that mums and dads need concern themselves with is whether there are still tickets for all the activities”.

Last year saw the first Early Years Festival and that proved to be a big success.

This year is geared up to be the same.

The big hits look set to be Hairy McLairy, The Magic Porridge Pot, Pop in and Play and Story Hour.

Barrhead will see the World’s Biggest Bookbug, Family Drama Workshops plus Goldilocks and the Giant Turnip, Ballet 4 Babies and The Cardboard Box Storytellers.

Another welcome sight for the youngsters will be picture book author Chae Strathie.

Chae will be entertaining three to five-year-olds and attending adults in Giffnock and Barrhead libraries with some of his well-known books such as Loon on the Moon.

Rounding off the week will be Bookbug in the Pool and a Teddy Bears Picnic.

The Early Years Festival runs from Sunday, July 1 until Saturday, July 8.