Published 25 March 2024

Families across West Dunbartonshire are being given the chance to enjoy a series of free family fun days taking place this April as part of the Council’s Cost of Living initiative.

The events, which will offer face painting, lawn games and small fairground rides free of charge, will take place in Levengrove Park, Christie Park, Dalmuir Park and Moss O’Balloch during the Easter school holidays. There will also be pony petting available at some of the events.

It is a continuation of the programme which was launched in 2023 following a motion from Councillor Michelle McGinty, the Council’s Depute Leader and Chair of the Cost of Living Working Group. She is keen to ensure all families are able to spend quality time enjoying fun experiences over the school holidays.

Hundreds of families enjoyed last year’s events and the Council have invested in them to take place each year up to and including 2026.

The first in this new series of family fun days will take place at Levengrove Park on Saturday 6 April then Dalmuir Park on Sunday 7 April.

The following week, on Friday 12 April a family fun day will be held at Christie Park and on Sunday 14 April at Moss O’Balloch.

They will all take place between noon until 4pm with a further 10 events scheduled for the summer period.

Councillor McGinty said: “The Council strives to support residents who are struggling with household costs on a daily basis. For some, days out or holidays are not possible and we know how much of a boost being able to go along to a free family fun day can have.

“Last year’s events which I was delighted to go along to with my own family were full of fun with people of all ages having a great time within our beautiful parks. I am pleased that we can host them once again.”

Councillor Clare Steel, Vice Chair of the Cost of Living Working Group, added: “All children and families should get the chance to have fun together during the school holidays and it is a pleasure to be able to provide these events.

“I am delighted that the cost of living working group have been able to support struggling families and I look forward to seeing people from all over West Dunbartonshire making the most of the free activities.”