East Renfrewshire children can start the school holidays in style by enjoying an enchanting outdoor theatre experience.

The Listening Tree family eco-drama event will take place in the grounds of Eastwood Park, in Giffnock, on Saturday and Sunday, straight from its debut as part of the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.

Suitable for those aged five to 11 and their families, it leads small groups on an imaginative journey through natural surroundings, running at frequent intervals during both days.

The sessions form part of East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure’s summer programme and are supported by funding from Creative Scotland.

Moira McFadden, head of community and arts at East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, told the Barrhead News: “Over the last year, the team at Eastwood Park Theatre has worked hard to keep audiences entertained and enjoying professional theatre through our digital programme.

“We’re delighted to now bring the west coast debut of The Listening Tree to our audience in an outdoor setting, adhering to Covid guidance.

“Families will be entranced and intrigued by the mysterious tree spirit and their stories and learn how to listen to trees and find a new way to play in green spaces.

“It’s a fantastic way to explore our environment using the arts.”

Tickets are free and performances, which last for 20 minutes, start at 10.10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.05pm, 1.35pm, 2.10pm, 2.55pm and 3.30pm.

To guarantee seeing the performance at your chosen time, tickets should be booked in advance, although there may also be some availability on either day for those who choose to just pop along. 

For more details, visit Eastwood Park Theatre.