Published 27 March 2024

West Dunbartonshire Council has launched a fun packed programme of free and engaging activities for children and young people over the Easter holidays. 

The Council’s “School Holidays Involve Nurture & Engage” (SHINE) is a packed programme that will keep children fit, entertained and having fun over the holidays. 

In partnership with 24 local organisations, families can access a wide range of entertaining and engaging activities offering a free snack or meals helping families who may struggle to feed their children when the schools are closed.

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

Families are being encouraged to attend a wide range of activities including sports; games; arts & crafts activities; dancing and electronic gaming events.

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, said: “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.”

To book a place on the SHINE holiday programme, please visit SHINE 2024 - Easter Activities | West Dunbartonshire Council ( Spaces are limited so families are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.