Media Release: It’s story time for kids at The Avenue


ALREADY struggling to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays?

Well, you’ll be delighted to learn that The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns is lending a helping hand by running two Story Time days.

Organised in association with Waterstone’s, the first Story Time, featuring chart-topping children’s author Keith Charters, takes place on Tuesday 12th July and is suitable for children aged from seven years old upwards.

A second Story Time, featuring first-time children’s author Scott McIntyre, is scheduled for Tuesday 2nd August and is suitable for children from four to eight years old.

Michelle McCabe, centre manager at The Avenue, said: “Story Time offers harassed parents an ideal opportunity to entertain – and educate – their kids throughout the long summer days by listening to some riveting stories from two leading local children’s authors.”

Story Time at The Avenue on Tuesday 12th July and 2nd August starts at noon, with reading sessions continuing every 45 minutes throughout the afternoon until 3.45pm.

Story Time is just one part of the summer holiday programme of free kids’ entertainment on offer at The Avenue every Sunday to Thursday to suit all ages. Shoppers attending four activities can pick up a Loyalty Card and win a fab prize.

For details and times join The Avenue on Facebook, follow on twitter @Avenue_Shopping or check out the website at

The Avenue Shopping Centre offers shoppers an alternative to sprawling trolley-dash shopping culture with a comprehensive range of outlets offering a warm and welcoming shopping experience conveniently located on the outskirts of Glasgow city centre.


For further information please contact Susan Christie on tel 0141 561 4018

Issued on behalf of The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns by Liquorice Media

Date 7th July 2011

Notes to editors

  • The Avenue is open until 7pm every Thursday with 1,000 free car parking spaces (including underground) seven days a week.
  • The Avenue is home to 44 different retailers including: banks/post office; books; children; clothing/fashion; food and drink; health and pharmacy; jewellery and gifts; mobile phones; newsagent and cards; opticians; perfumery/beauty salon; restaurant and coffee; shoe and repairs; handbags/ luggage and travel.

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Contact: Susan Christie
Phone: 0141 561 4018