RETRO games and arcade machines will be available to play for free at a Stirling shopping centre's summer fairground.

The Thistles is set to open its Summer Arcade on Monday, July 10, filled with games for all the family to enjoy.

Open each day until August 6, it will feature a variety of activities, such as hook a duck, hoopla, tin can alley along with retro arcade machines.

It will be a chance to relive childhood memories or embark on the first attempt at a retro game with something promised for all ages.

Gary Turnbull, centre director, said: “We know how important it is for the local community to have fun activities for families of all ages to enjoy, and, for those looking for some summer holiday fun on a budget, we are delighted to be offering our visitors the chance to get involved with our free Summer Arcade.

“We have no doubt that younger visitors to Thistles will enjoy taking part in our games selection, but we are looking forward to inviting some of our older shoppers to relive some of those childhood memories and try their hand again at some of our retro games.

“Who will top the leaderboard?”

The arcade, situated outside Boots, will be open from 12noon to 4pm each day.

Meanwhile, the shopping centre is also running the  Thistles Wolf Pack kids’ club, offering crafty youngsters the chance to create their very own playdoh from scratch using organic planet-friendly materials.

Free to sign up to via the Thistles website, members of the Wolf Pack can take part in the craft event on Sunday 30 July, running from 12-4pm.