No sour faces as Cumbernauld Shopping Centre celebrates Glasgow 2014… with lemons

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 15:29 on 24 July 2014.
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OVER one-hundred children celebrated the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games through a packed programme of fun and frolic at Cumbernauld Shopping Centre earlier this week.

Bakehouse Factory Limited presented parents with an ideal opportunity for free childcare, as Lara Liftalot and co. encouraged local kids to celebrate the twentieth Commonwealth Games – which opened at Glasgow’s Celtic Park last night (24 July).

On offer to passing children, some of the rather madcap games included ‘lemon jousting’, relay races, sports Pictionary, musical statues, treasure hunts and more.

Held at the heart of Cumbernauld Shopping Centre, last Tuesday (22nd July), next to Thomas Cook, in Teviot Walk, the five-hour event was organised by management of the mall to encourage kids towards a healthier lifestyle – although it quickly turned into a family-friendly event which gave a traditional Scottish welcome of ‘awrite’ to the Commonwealth Games.

The day’s activities were held as the countdown to Glasgow 2014 passed 48 hours, and Celtic Park – some 14 miles from Cumbernauld Shopping Centre- prepared to host the Games’ opening ceremony.

Commenting, Robert Barr, Centre Manager at Cumbernauld Shopping Centre said there was a “great atmosphere” across the mall, and children took part in the variety of activities on offer between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Mr Barr said: “There was a great atmosphere in the centre all day with loads of children taking part and many returning to try to better their times.

“The whole centre is excited about the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow and this was our way of sharing that with our shoppers, who we hope all enjoyed the event.”

Cumbernauld Shopping Centre houses some 70 retailers, including a number of big names such as Boots, New Look, Argos, Superdrug and Poundland.
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