Published 11 June 2021
A fun packed programme of free activities is planned to keep children fit and have fun over the summer holidays.
The council recognizes the impact lockdown has had on families and is investing £276,000 in a Summer Extravaganza programme including a free lunch and a full line-up of events over July and August. Activities suitable for babies up to 18 year olds include multi-sports camps, yoga, arts and crafts clubs, quizzes, treasure hunts and cycling classes.
The events, which will be held in various locations across West Dunbartonshire including primary and secondary schools, are focused on learning, the environment and health and wellbeing.
Councillor Karen Conaghan, Convener of Educational Services said: “We know from feedback from parents that lockdown has been very difficult for many children and their families. This investment of £276,000 on Summer activities will ensure children and their families have fun activities they can do over the holidays. I am also pleased that lunch will be provided free of charge at most of the activities. I’m sure these will prove to be really popular with young people, parents and carers. The summer holidays can be a challenging time for parents, particularly when money is tight, and these sessions are an opportunity for young people to have fun, to learn and spend time with their friends.”
Councillor Ian Dickson, Vice Convener of Educational Services, added: “These activities will be a welcome addition to the summer calendar for parents and carers who can sometimes struggle to find things to keep children entertained. Along with using our educational facilities, we have many partners who are supporting us this year by offering a range of fun activities on our behalf. We are very grateful to them for their support and I’m sure families will have a great time over the summer with loads of activities to look forward to.”
A full list of summer extravaganza activities will be published on the Council’s website and social media pages. Spaces are limited so families are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.