THERE are several free activities available in West Dunbartonshire for children and families over the Easter Holidays.

The council's School Holidays Involve Nurture & Engage (SHINE) programme provides different ways for children to keep fit and entertained during the break.

Activities suitable for 5 to 16 year olds will be held in various locations and are focused on fun social experiences, learning and wellbeing activities, the environment and health. 

These include sports games, arts & crafts activities, dancing and electronic gaming events. 

To book a place on the SHINE programme and find out what activities are available then you can click here.

Councillor Clare Steel, convener of Educational Services, said: “We are pleased to once again offer a wide range of activities that are free with all offering a snack and lunch. 

"We know how difficult and expensive it can be to keep young people entertained over the school holidays, so I’m sure these events will be very popular with families.

"As a council we recognise that money is tight and these sessions are an opportunity for all young people regardless of their family’s financial position to have fun, to learn and spend time with their friends.”

Councillor John Millar, vice convener of Educational Services, added: “These activities will be a real benefit to parents and carers who are struggling to keep their children entertained during the holidays.

"I would like to thank our partners who are supporting us this year by providing such a varied programme of events.

"We are very grateful to them for their support and I’m sure young people and their families will have a great time.”